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For our wintertime night shoot, the team packed up the car with lights and coffee, and headed 45 minutes north to Sleepy Hollow, the town where Washington Irving set his short story about Ichabod Crane and his tormentor, The Headless Horseman. We stumbled upon a small park by the cemetery and as soon as the sun went down, we almost couldn’t believe how beautiful the night pictures were turning out – all awash in contrast, grain, and mystique.
Originally, the clothing line was inspired by our designers’ interest in the spooky forest in Lars Von Trier’s horror film, Antichrist. Aaron, our Women’s Designer, who recommended we shoot in Sleepy Hollow shares details from his previous trip there:
As soon as I stepped off the train, I was already sniffing out where to find the best local eats, and that place is the Sweet Grass Grill. Their seasonal menus are created using food from nearby farms, and the meals are affordable, casual, and totally fresh. After the hearty meal, I explored the neighboring Main Street shops, where you can find a number of vintage furniture stores and art galleries.
But the best place to visit is the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. I raised my inner teenage goth from out of the grave and wandered along tombstone-lined trails with a dark and melodic soundtrack of Siouxsie and the Banshees and Cocteau Twins playing in my head. The hilly grounds are covered in strangely gnarled trees, grand stone mausoleums and marble-carved effigies that would put Liberace’s grave to shame.
Watch behind the scenes footage of our photo shoot at Brooklyn’s own wallpaper design company, Flavor Paper. Along with being artistic and incredibly talented, we also found the employees at Flavor Paper to be quite enthusiastic and photogenic models. Music by MoTel Aviv from their upcoming album Post Modern Nation due out April 26th.
Recently, an Open Forum show called Small Business Rules approached Lexy and asked what rule Brooklyn Industries lives by. That rule was, “Be a Bull when everyone else is being a bear.” In the last year, we’ve opened three new locations – in Portland, Oregon, New York’s Grand Central Terminal and last but not least Philadelphia. We relaunched our website, and the blog you’re reading, all while designing new, interesting product for you.
We enjoyed sharing our vision with host Lindsay Campbell, and hope you like our rule. You can watch the video here!