Watch out New York City! There’s a new fashion week platform in the state.


Earlier this year, during the New York Fashion Week, high-profile fashion designer Alexander Wang chose to showcase his Fall 2014 collection in Brooklyn, forcing editors, buyers, bloggers and everyone else to take a short trip to Brooklyn. Apparently, Wang’s showcase gave residents and visitors a taste of fashion week in Brooklyn, because starting this year, Brooklyn Fashion Week will begin to compete with the fashion week platforms in NYC, Paris, Milan, and London.


“Fashion Week Brooklyn will once again be the talk of the fashion world. From avant-garde to ready-to-wear, the hippest styles will be hanging from the hips and shoulders atop our borough’s catwalks. I’m excited to welcome emerging and established designers alike to Industry City, as we promote Brooklyn as the latest and greatest epicenter of fashion.” Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams


During the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday, March 4, Brooklyn’s Borough President Eric Adams was quoted saying, “everyone knows that out of all the borough presidents, I’m the most fashionable, so it’s only fitting.” He noted that Brooklyn could give rise to a great designer or two.


Brooklyn Independent Fashion Week will kick off on Thursday, March 13 at Industry City in Sunset Park.  The four-day event will open with eco-friendly collections on the first night, African-inspired collections on the evening of March 14, European-inspired fashion on March 15, and Brooklyn-based designers on the final day, March 16.


The theme for fashion week Brooklyn is “Be Bold, Be Strong.”


What are your thoughts towards Brooklyn Fashion Week? Do you think Brooklyn has what it takes to become a popular fashion city like New York City? Sound off in the comment section below or tweet me @LindaAmaechi