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Brooklyn Fashion Week(End)
Fashion BK Way & Urban Couture Curated by Collision USA
Sunday April 12, 2009

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Rod Nunez

Opposite Photo: 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.

Esther Nash

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 fun.

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Classique showed 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

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.


Krow Hill

Designers 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.







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