Welcome to the BKLYN Fashion Academy!
Our 15 designers have been selected!
We are gearing up for the Mode En Couleur Runway Show on Friday May 11, 2018! The fashion show will take place in the Grand Lobby of the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza); tickets are limited so reserve your seat on Eventbrite now.
Our designers will showcase their unique styles and designs in our "Les Sapeurs" inspired show. We cannot wait for you to see all their hardwork come to life from Sketch to Runway. To view their "Les Sapeurs" inspired designs in sketch form, visit Central Library in April, where the designers' work will be displayed!
In the meantime we invite you to meet our designers and get to know them and their work a little better. View some of the designs by clicking on the pictures below. They are also featured on the Made In NY: Fashion Instagram page, where you can get a little background on each designer and see what they have to offer!
Meet our Designers and discover how NYC inspires them!
"There is a level of diversity, energy, sound, and culture in NYC that is a constant source inspiration for me, which I cannot compare to any other city that I have visited or lived. This dynamic city challenges me to step out of my limitations and experiment with new elements in my work including colors, textures, and silhouettes."
"NYC inspires me through the talented, dedicated and hardworking humans that make this city wonderful. These people push me to be creative and compassionate at the same time."
"New York City is the definition of melting pot where culture, texture, colors allow you to express yourself. Therefore every sight is a breath full of inspiration."
"Diversity that allows people to express themselves especially through fashion, whether tall or short size 0 or size 26 or beyond. Expressions of fashion reaches across the aisle."
"With so many opportunities in NYC, I am inspired to work on perfecting my craft. Being surrounded by these endless possibilities encourages me to work hard towards my goals."
"NYC inspires me to be one of those great writers that writes from their dreams and not their realities. To constantly BE, then Do and I will ALWAYS have."
"NYC inspires me by its vibes for the number of different races and nationalities, the majesty of its buildings, for all the museums, galleries and parks and especially for the possibility of believing and create in your dreams."
"NYC has alot of opportunities that I am grateful for and I want to make the most of all the experiences."
"New York City is filled with art, culture, diversity, and inspiration at every corner. There is always something to discover, whether a new neighborhood, art exhibit or restaurant, there is no lack of sensory experience."
"The freedom of New York inspires me. To dress, play, and grow within your deepest heart's desires."
"We are the power house the back bone the inspiration that anything is possible its not about only fitting in its about standing out going against the grain feeding your soul heart and wildest desire through persistence and grind we are the city that never sleep achieving our goals are its heart beat . We literally turn rags to riches with a dollar and a dream."
- The Fashion Industry
- Fashion Design
- Le Sapuer and African Fashion
Where stylists shop : the fashion insider's ultimate guide : the secret source list of designers, stylists, editors, bloggers, models, costume designers, street-style stars, and tastemakersMoore, Booth
200 skills every fashion designer must have : the indispensable guide to building skills and turning ideas into realityMcKeefry, Aisling.
Sewing hope : how one factory challenges the apparel industry's sweatshopsAdler-Milstein, Sarah, 1983- author.
Designing clothes with the flat pattern method : customize fitting shells to create garments in any styleAlm, Sara
Gertie's new book for better sewing : a modern guide to couture-style sewing using basic vintage techniquesHirsch, Gretchen, 1979-
Sourcing Ideas : Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and PatternSteed, Josephine/ Stevenson, Frances
Fitting & pattern alteration : a multi-method approach to the art of style selection, fitting, and alterationLiechty, Elizabeth G
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques : Women / Men: How to Make Shirts, Undergarments, Dresses and Suits, Waistcoats, Men's JacketsDonnanno, Antonio/ Drudi, Elisabetta Kuky (ILT)
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques : How to Make Jackets, Coats and Cloaks for Women and MenDonnanno, Antonio/ Drudi, Elisabetta Kuky (ILT)
Fashion design techniques : the basics and practical application of fashion illustrationTakamura, Zeshū, 1964- author.
The art of fashion illustration : learn the techniques and inspiration of today's leading fashion artistsTejwani, Somer Flaherty