Back by popular demand, Yep! We keep taking it . . . Since we did not produce the complete run of these shirts, we decided to bring it back and please you as you requested. We also introduced it in a heather grey, Dope is not the word! yep! The Brooklyn Circus, experience is everything . . .
The Brooklyn Circus Invites you to participate in art. This is how it works:
1. Deposit stuff (ticket stubs, old receipts, gum wrappers, whatever) into the designated area below.
2. Local artist mac premo will use what is collected to make a collage book.
3. The Brooklyn Circus will print this guestbook, which will in turn be given to you, the brooklyn circus customer.
When you come to the store and see the slot, make sure you deposit a piece of your history. What goes around will come around, in the form of a book. If you see something cool out there, pick it up and bring it in.Tell your friends and Let’s make a big ass book.
Message from Lauren:
By Thursday, I had decided to head to Pisa for the weekend. On the plus side, it was pretty close (only a four hour train ride), I could get away with some english, and it was probably one of those things I SHOULD do while here anyway.
The thing I heard about Pisa is that they nickel and dime you for everything…which is not surprising considering it’s….Pisa. I was pretty happy just walking around the city and taking pictures though…generally enjoying the day. Instead of going into the tower or the Duomo, I lay out on the grass like most of the other cheapos. Side Note: how does every innocent day in the park evolve into either a make out session or soccer extravaganza.
I had to leave before I became accidentally pregnant or signed by the MLS. Besides that, I was able to check out a huge Keith Haring mural in the middle of the city as well as have a look at a more “typical” Italian city with the narrow roads back streets, and historic architecture.
One of my new Italian friends, a guy from Brooklyn (we can’t go too far without seeing fam!) told me that “his Italy” starts a little further south in Florence. As I make my way from Milan, I’m beginning to see what he means. Next week, in fact, I’ll be taking the long weekend in Florence so I’m looking forward to seeing the differences there. In the meantime: back on that grind. We’re finally doing women’s shoes and getting closer to actually working with the leather so I gotta stay focused, man! But the work is fun, so it’s never really work anyway…
Defending our right to do whatever we want to do. Love this creativity ish!
yep!, The Brooklyn circus, experienced “designers” is everything . . .
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Yes we rate them . For all your Nike and street culture needs,check our folks at Goliath, they got it covered. Check out their new blog, hope to check it daily and see what they are up to. I can also just walk a few blocks and drop in, we are in Harlem often. Why not!
Yep! The Brooklyn Circus, experience is everything . . .
a few close up shots of what we have in store for you for Fall 2007. These are first samples and yes we do have some tricks up our sleeves,stay tuned for more. Yep! The Brooklyn Circus, experience is everything. . .
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+Lauren in Italy at Linea Pelle (the largest shoe component fair)
+Ian Reed on Inquiring Mind
+Defend The BKc new designs
+BKc summer Line up
+BKc Fall Sample feedback.
& More. . .
Check Out street Skater (one of the best out there) Ian Reed’ interview on Inquiring Minds. The mag as we reported before has a really clean edge and great angle on things,coupled with Ian’s edgy/dirty skating style makes for a real ill interview. It’s a must read. Stay tuned for The BKC x Ian Reed project, A response to his “Sex,Skate and Hood part 2″
A full day of touring the fair and I’m on the computer sending pics and giving commentary at 10pm at night – you see this commitment?! Actually, I’m still buzzing from the day so this is a nice way to wrap up and give you the low down while it was still fresh in my mind.
We arrived at Linea Pelle (the largest shoe component fair) at about 9am after a pleasant 2 hour train ride. I still haven’t really left Milano since getting here, so it was nice to see some actual countryside.
Inside the fair, the first thing to do is check out a video showing upcoming trends for the Spring / Summer 2008 season. This video basically breaks down the inspiration behind the trend tables which are located just outside the video room. These tables pull relevant samples from many of the vendors at the fair that fall in line with the themes…cool colors like light purples and blues, citrus shades and gray seemed to dominate – also spicy colors in the brown family (write that down fashionistas!). The sample is also marked with the vendor’s location in the fair. You simply write the locations of the vendors you want to check out and go.
Sounds easy, huh? Right. Linea Pelle exhibits thousands of vendors from companies who sell anything from ribbon to models of feet, to labels, machinery, buckles, buttons and heels. There are 30 Pavillions and each Pavillion is the size of about 3 basketball courts side by side. Anything you could ever need or want to make a shoe, belt or bag is there…somewhere. By the end of the day, the cute little chicks who had sashayed to the fair in high heels were hobbling over to the snack counters and holding on for dear life. It was rough, but there was SO much to see!
I would have taken more pictures but our teacher strongly advised against doing so. Apparently, the shoe gestapo will put you down very quietly but effectively if you do. This is usually more so with the higher end skin vendors who even have a strict no touchies policy on some of their merchandise. We were able to lay hands on some VERY nice exotics though – how does 900 Euro per croc skin sound? Python, Stingray, delicious furs and some of the softest nappa you will ever touch in your life. What got the most attention from buyers though, was the soft patents. The fair is actually only for placing sample orders but already, these were generating a lot of interest. I would be willing to bet that the laser cut and pearlized leathers are probably going to be big as well. Can I get a “Thank You Lauren” for putting you up on your game for 2008? You’re welcome…Just part of the Brooklyn Circus experience