2/20/13

BK Fashion Weekend at Industry City

Industry City and BK Style Foundation will host their fourth annual BK Fashion Week{end}, a unique four-day fashion event featuring emerging and established designers from around the world, from February 28 through March 3 at Bush Terminal on the Sunset Park waterfront.

This premier fashion event will be held at 241 37th Street in Sunset Park.  The runway show starts at 7:30 PM each evening. Red carpet guest photos at 6:30 PM, with nightly cocktail reception at 7 PM.

BKFW, kicking off its 15th season, will “Honor the Masters, Celebrate the New,” showcasing the 2013 Fall/Winter collections of new and established designers from around the world and celebrating style icons like Yves Saint Lauren, Chanel and Gianni Versace.

Luis Valenzuela, internationally acclaimed ethical avant garde fashion designer and visual artist, will host the opening night show, which features eco-friendly fashion.

Also featured will be pet couture designer Anthony Rubio, whose 12 dogs will walk the runway. Rubio,  featured by New York Fashion Week, was photographed at the Westminster Dog Show for a New Yorker Magazine spread.

Opening night will feature an auction by Build a Better Planet (BABP) to promote environmental awareness through fashion. Featured items will be co-destination trips to Miami and Nicaragua.  Proceeds go to support BKFW charities, including Soles4Souls, the Paul Robeson Theatre and SCIP.

After-party produced by Mad Fusion.

A nightly cocktail reception will feature a premium bar and an internationally recognized DJ, followed by nightly runway productions, including:

o February 28: eco-friendly designer Luis Valenzuela;

o March 1: Nigerian and Ghanian designers;

o March 2: Futuristic Polish designer Joanna Hawrot.

o March 3:  Brooklyn-based designers, including exotic handbag designer Torregrossa, and American and European couture and ready-to-wear designers.

Open casting call for models before the event.

Free B.A.G. Accessory Expo on February 16 and 17 will feature top trending beauty products and accessories. Open to the general public.

Industry City at Bush Terminal offers 11,000 square feet of communal exhibition and event space to artists and cultural organizations.

Built in the early 1900s, Industry City is a manufacturing, office and retail complex on the Brooklyn waterfront. Once the world's biggest manufacturing and distribution center, Industry City helped make Brooklyn a major 20th century seaport.

A center of innovation and culture in today's Brooklyn, Industry City’s 16 buildings now make, design and sell unique products for a 21st-century world.

For more information, please visit: www.bushterminal.com.

The 501c3 not-for-profit, Brooklyn Style Foundation (BSF), host of BK Fashion Week{end}, is an emerging world fashion event for aspiring designers.  Each season of BKFW has gone to support charity, including The Abner Louima Foundation, MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the Japan Society. BSF supports issues including human rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, community development and leadership training.

For more information about BK Fashion Weekend, visit: http://www.bkfashionweekend.com.

Media contacts: Emily Dell Beckerman 201-465-8008; edell@beckermanpr.com; or Media Director Colleen Gwen Armstrong: cgwen@bkfashionweekend.com; 347-328-2771.

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