This weekend I attended a fabulous fashion event in Brooklyn called Art Meets Fashion, which was an awesome evening held at Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn. AMF is an International exhibit which includes fashion influenced artwork, sculpture and video installations created by 40+ artists from NYC, Brazil, Italy, Africa, Hong Kong and Spain.
Curated by Italian Artist Marco Gallotta, Brazilian Curator and Artist Antonio Oliveira, and Ford Model and Founder of Art in Motion Monica Watkins, I thoroughly enjoyed it and discovered some nice artists and art-inspired companies, which I will definitely keep my eye on! One such one was “Tent Life: Haiti” which was a print exhibit as part of Umbrage Books.
Umbrage Editions, based in New York City, produces high-quality visual books, traveling exhibitions and multimedia projects, including, most recently, educational guides, CD-ROMs, an online chat series, award-winning websites, a theater play, and a PBS documentary film
I also enjoyed the displays of Javier Martin, Bill Donovan and Peter Ruprecht. And whose display was especially interesting was Ben Frank with his photographs of “Parkour Motion“. A fundraising event, 40% of all exhibit artwork that was sold and 100% of the silent auction and luxury raffle proceeds benefits BK Style Foundation and the Foundation for Art In Motion and their collaborative education initiative in Brooklyn. Brilliant cause in my opinion. Prior to the evening, I had wine & snacks at the World Famous 4 Star restaurant, Le Cirque, which is located at 58th Street and Lexington Ave on the Upper East Side, in the trendy Bloomberg building. It has a long list of celebrity clientele and it certainly set the tone for a wonderful evening! To support the Art Meets Fashion Cause, like them on Facebook, where you can see the official album of the event.
The goal of ART Meets FASHION is to strengthen and celebrate the arts and fashion culture in Brooklyn