Brooklyn Fashion Week(End)
Fashion BK Way & Urban Couture Curated
by Collision USA
Sunday April 12, 2009
Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Rod Nunez
Esther Nash Fashion
New York Cool photographer Rod
Nunez was at the last day of Brooklyn Fashion Week
where he covered the Esther Nash, Classique, Live
Mechanic and Krow Hill lines. The evening was billed
as "Fashion BK Way & Urban Couture."
There were tee shirts a plenty but these were tee
shirts with attitude. Mixed in with the tee shirts
were the more uptown stylings of Classique. And
one thing Brooklyn really got right, they showed
clothes for the other half of society - men.
Stylist Esther Nash
is always a crowd favorite. Taking her cues from
the psychedelic sixties which took many of their
clues from both India and Native Americans, the
line was fun and funky. Nash created sharp looks
from printed denim, embellished with fringe and
chains. The tee shirts and head bands were especially
For more New York
Cool coverage of Esther Nash:
a variety of styles. Some of her dresses were .....well
classy. Intermixed with the sophisticated dresses
were some whacked-out pieces of street wear - fitted
cropped print blouses worn with underwear visible
see-through green tights ...hmm.
The lack of cohesiveness
of the collection was compensated for by the designer's
imagination. Even the funkiest garments were fun
and they were definitely Brooklyn.
Live Mechanic showed
a well put together line of casual men's wear. The
line was filled with color coordinated pieces that
had just the right element of street toughness.
Live Mechanic's California roots were exhibited
by their creation of hoodies and sweaters in a psychedelic
blue. Verdict: Very LA and very cool.
Kevin and Winton Phillips showed a well put together
line of casual clothing. Their best designs were
their men's wear which was uniformly neat and
well tailored - lots of paid shirts and jeans.
There venture into women's wear were some jail-bird
tees and oversized hoodies which were slouchy
and fun. The name Krow Hill is a play on the Crow
Hill, the name that Crown Heights was known by
during the 1900's. krowhill.com