Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

This Built America- Episode 5: Brooklyn Industries

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This Built America and AOL highlights Brooklyn Industries as the featured New York company in their 50 state series on companies that are helping to build the manufacturing industry in the United States.

View the entire episode on Brooklyn Industries here.

Artist ‘From Roses’ Creates Skeletons From Her Namesake

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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With flowers blooming in full force, we’re excited to release a graphic tee based on some flower artwork we’ve been into lately by New York based illustrator, graphic designer, and artist Jenna DeRosa, aka ‘From Roses’. A frequent collaborator with BKI, Jenna has worked with a number of music and fashion labels, and most recently has created artwork for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

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“I work under the name ‘From Roses’ which is a loose translation of my last name. I started working on this flower art project in my free time recently – pressing, drying, then dying the flowers which help with color preservation over time. It’s actually pretty time consuming and requires a lot of patience, but for me, it’s a great reminder of nature, mortality, and the cycle of life.” For more of Jenna’s work visit her site or her shop.

Shop Pressed Flower Skull graphic tee.

Brooklyn Bloomin’

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Clockwise from top right: Tulip Printed Dress, Floral Daredevil Pant, Alma Sheer Utility Top

Winter, we’re seriously over you. And this time, it’s for real. Despite how hard you’re trying to hang on, we know spring is bloomin’.

One of our favorite parts of Spring’s arrival – the scent of flowers from trees and flower shops fill the streets. This year, fashion is getting in on the action, with floral prints being a mega presence on the runways during the SS14 collections, such as Christopher Kane, Nina Ricci, and Thakoon. We here at Brooklyn Industries found ourselves under the same spell – in particular by our borough in bloom with the yearly, epic-ness of the Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens, riding bikes and brunch outside in the warm sun- what?!? Spring’s reawakening also inspires us to look back to our younger years in the ’90s. Remember all those floral rayon dresses we used to wear? Maybe you don’t, but we do and we miss them so we had to bring them back!

So get ready for warm days ahead- and celebrate the first day of Spring (TODAY!) in Brooklyn style! -Janeane, Women’s Designer

My So Called Halloween

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Shop our favorite 90’s looks, and enter to win two tickets to the Halloween ‘Prom’ at The Bell House in Brooklyn (with 90s cover band, The Bayside Tigers).

Brooklyn Industries x Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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Jean Paul Gaultier – meet Brooklyn. We’ve been anticipating this exhibition around here for awhile now, and had a chance to get a sneak peek last Thurday at the museum for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Coming off the heels of The Met’s Alexander McQueen exhibit, Brooklyn now gets its chance to return volley with a retrospective on the ‘Enfent Terrible’ of French fashion.

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For the exhibition, Brooklyn Industries co-designed a special limited edition graphic tee andcross body tote to celebrate the show. The tote features the iconic blue stripes commonly associated with Gaultier, and comes with a unique cross body strap. The stripes are also present on the graphic tee, along with Brooklyn Industries ‘Live, Work, Create’ motto with a Gaultier stamp over it.

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Additionally, we’ll be unveiling the collaborative designs in person at Brooklyn Museum’sFirst Saturday Event on Saturday, November 2nd featuring talks, films, interactive spaces, and lots of live music, including Au Revoir Simone.

See The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum from October 25, 2013 – February 23, 2014.

Tee Tuesday – Mortal Instruments Edition

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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The Mortal Instrument is coming out tomorrow in theaters, and you’ll spot not one, but TWO of our tees on the movie’s main characters – Clary Fray and Simon Lewis. Today only, receive 20% off these two tees - Insta BK and Tape Snack in stores and online with code TEETUESDAY.

The Eventide Dress – Color Inspiration Meets ’50s Drive in Architecture

Monday, January 14th, 2013

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While the colors of the new Eventide Dress align with our color shift from winter to spring – more pastels and soft colors to ease into the new season, the shape of the dress was inspired by something completely different – Googie architecture. Named after the famous West Hollywood coffee shop, the late ’40s-’60s movement characterized by upswept roofs and geometric shapes became popular with drive thrus, gas stations, and motels. Their audacious designs were meant to capture the attention of speeding motorists, so be forewarned when wearing this dress down the street.

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We designed this dress because we just loved driving past the few remaining structures when we were kids in our parents cars. If you want to check out icons of this movement locally, take a peek at Eero Saarnen’s TWA terminal (now Jet Blue) the next time you’re at JFK Airport, or the observation towers from the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens.

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How They Styled It – Pi Day Edition

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

In celebration of 3.14, we treated ourselves to Four and Twenty Blackbirds in Gowanus, Brooklyn for some delicious salted caramel apple pie. For this sunny, spring day, I chose a statement plaid, which called for simple, slim cargos to balance the look. Add on a cardigan with a lightweight cotton jacket, and no one will notice if you go back for a second helping.

We’re also offering 14% off up to 3 items when you use the code PIDAY at checkout (the code works on sale items too) – for today only!

-Tommy, E-commerce

We Dressed Up, Ate Donuts, Danced, and Crashed

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

What a night! Our New York friends came out en masse for our Crash Into Spring Fashion Event during Fashion Week to check out the new line, installation and video art, feast on Dough donuts and Brooklyn Gin, and of course, boogie to some great music courtesy of DJ So Super Sam. We can’t wait for the next party for the summer line!

Know Your Wool – Dale Breaks Down Where Sweater Fabric Comes From

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Dale, our Senior Designer breaks down her fabric preference – wool, and the different animals they come from. From Arctic fishermen to urbane fashionistas, wool is consistently favored for its greater warmth, enduring quality, and stylish appearance.  Critter illustrations courtesy of Meagan, our Graphic Designer.