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“I am Brooklyn,” (BKFW) Brooklyn Fashion Weekend 2010- a delicious disaster.

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Photography by Keith LEW. Pantora at BKFW Spring 2010 collections.

Note to Rick Davy, organizer and principal behind one of the most delicious disasters a packed room had ever come across last night at Steinway Studios, Brooklyn on behalf of his presentation of (BKFW) Brooklyn Fashion Weekend’s fashion collection- ‘I am Brooklyn,’ – you were dreadful, but deliciously dreadful.

As fond as the world is of you Rick Davy, the over riding consensus amongst guests who were leaving by the droves, hissing paparazzi photographers (something I have never seen in my life), confused models and  the front row attendee is that going forward you need to give us mercy and spare us from future debacles. In short a lesson in elocution in the basic staples as to what counts for a compelling production, models who actually know how to walk the plank and designers who actually know how to make clothes (although to be fair there were some gems) and guest hosts, yes you Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen should learn to arrive on time. After all being a host requires you to turn up at the beginning at the show (6pm) not at the very end (10.45pm) and look at your shoes half embarrassed (with good reason mind you…). Who also didn’t show up was Abner Louima, whom the proceeds to tonight’s efforts were being partly donated to his Haitian reconstructive fund efforts. At least Derek Warburton,of Derek loves Shopping, shopping guru stylist turned up on time to make sure every photographer got as many chances as possible to take his picture.

With designs that resembled efforts from eight grade home economic classes, I will spare spelling out which these designers they were, but to say, tassels that drag on the ground, stitching that was coming undone, with models walking with unshaven legs, this is a definitive no no and as avante garde as you may all think it is- it is simply not! Then of course there were the delicious plus fat size models (I know I am being cruel and not very political…blah!) whose caboose swung from one end of the north pole to the south pole the way the back end of an elephant’s tail sweeps the Sahara desert. Ironically this was the highlight of the show, because we at least all got to laugh with the designer BGU (Big Girls Unite) and her models in her brilliant tongue and cheek. It was equally offensive and equally delightful, a major feat in fashion.

It’s just when the show attempted to become serious amid the four hundred thousand interrupting solo hip hop acts (please Rick this is not cabaret time but a fashion week and most guests don’t want to spend 5 hours sitting in a chair just to watch a handful of designers amidst fist pumping half naked cherubs) that it all became a disaster. But when I say disaster, I mean a brilliant delicious disaster. The select damages are as follows:

You can also go to Keith Lew’s, our photographer’s direct home page for more photos of this delicious disaster.

Djamee Spring 2010 at BKFW.
Djamee Spring 2010 at BKFW.

  • Hi Scallywag, we were in a little room next to the changing rooms since 7pm. Simon kept asking everyone including Ricky Davy when to go up and we were told to wait. I came out a few time to take pictures of the show and was surprised that the timeline for the entire event for skewed. I wished we were in Cherry Hill, it would have been more fun I suppose.

    Al

    p.s. did you get a chance to check out the pictures on my fb page. the entire set of images from the fashion show are at the link;

    http://www.studio25inc.com/2010-0411-01-PO-AC/index.htm

  • Anonymous

    I also loved the young model, Gina Cattanach, who walked for Terri Stevens and Alicia Trimble. She had the walk and attitude of a Super Model. It’s too bad the industry discounts people who are not tall enough! There are many designers missing out on a great young model!

  • The Super Model

    I walked for DAS KOMITTEE, TERRY STEVENS, ALISHA TRIMBLE and ANDREA PITTER and the audience clapped for me=)

  • I enjoyed Terri Stevens collection.. I thought the young model who walked was fantastic.
    Also, i don’t see any pictures from Alisha Trimble, why?

  • confused

    Sorry, I guess i misinterpreted this line.

    “By this stage, humanity was not on Das Komittee’s side and the hissing from the paparazzi continued and the audience couldn’t barely hold their attention.”

  • No in fact I have been rather accurate on all counts.

    To reiterate there was no hissing or booing during Das Komittee’s presentation. Not once do I claim during that designer’s showing was there disregard from members of the press. Although to be honest half of them were by then half asleep and resigned to the ill organizing of the show. The designer itself put up a brave front in fact.

    With respects to Terri Steven’s this is what I had to say:

    Terri Stevens who simply bored the hell out of us and should never have been invited in the first place. Boring, trite and save for the occasional gold sequined jacket, a complete waste of time and aggravated assault on the audiences sensibilities.

    I trust things are clearer now.

  • confused

    The writer obviously took some liberties with embellishments. I was there and I did not hear hissing and booing during Das Komitee’s presentation. In fact, her designs were the only ones that recieved applause. I also note that designer Terry Steven’s work was not mentioned when she was one of the stronger designers.

  • When you say you were with Alex and Simon, was that at some restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ? The mc- Dee Vasquez must have asked for Alex and Simon at least 89 times, and not once did we see the visage of their shiny selves, The first time humanity got a glimpse of the Tom and Jerry show wasn’t until 10.45, which by then no one cared.

    Why these silly misrepresentations of the truth?

  • I was one of the photographers who was at the fashion show. I was with Alex, Simon and Derek and we were all waiting to be called since 7pm. It was a fun event but things did get late because of music performers taking a little longer with their acts. I will be posting pictures from the even on my website as well as FB soon. Check them out.

    Al

  • SECRET

    I enjoyed the Plus Size models. Fat asses or not they were all beautiful.

    BIG GIRLS UNITED not UNITE ROCKED!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The photos are horrible! Who shot that? Why didn’t you get shots from a real runway photographer instead of some low life paps?

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