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BBFL x BK STYLE
Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo (BBFL) is dedicated to serving artists and designers as a bridge between Brooklyn and Japan. BBFL is now partnering with the BK Style Foundation (BKSF), producer of Fashion Week Brooklyn and the artists of sustainability focused COPE NYC.
This is only the beginning of what BBFL envisions will be an ongoing relationship that will open doors for emergent Brooklyn fashion designers and other creatives to the Japanese market.
The series starts on August 20, 2020 with a sustainability themed expo featuring emerging and established sustainable designers and vintage collectors in the four categories that BBFL uses to define sustainability: "Much Love Local," "Less is More," "Inspired by Nature," "Make a Difference." The final expo in October wraps up Fashion Week Brooklyn Season 2020 with ready-to-wear and streetwear designers.
Artists / Designers can register for the virtual expo here:
DESIGNERS: BBFL x BKSF Art Meets Fashion Virtual Expo Registration Form
ARTISTS: BBFL x BKSF Art Meets Fashion Virtual Expo Registration Form
About Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo
Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo (BBFL) is building a creative, collaborative community around a sustainable lifestyle brand. We bring together Brooklyn based artists and designers with our international partners to develop unique, sustainable lifestyle products for the domestic and Japanese markets. Brooklyn isn't just a place for us, but a vibrant way of life with an emphasis on sustainability. BBFL is sincere about cultivating this lifestyle locally and sharing it with the world.
About BK Style Foundation
BK Style Foundation (BKSF) (501(c)3 non-profit) was founded in 2004 as a platform for Brooklyn’s explosive creative talent. BKSF’s mission is to assist emerging, underprivileged designers in honing their talent and growing their business, and to provide a professional forum to showcase their creations alongside other emerging designers from around the globe. In addition to its commitment to design, BKSF extends its mission to the community as a whole, presenting innovative educational programs to young people interested in developing careers on the creative and business aspects of fashion.
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About COPE NYC
COPE NYC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, brings people of all backgrounds together with community arts projects such as Artists in Residence, art exhibits, and fashion shows. COPE NYC's mission is to bridge local, national, and international communities through far reaching creative platforms that illuminate their commonalities and their differences.
BBFL x BKSF Art Meets Fashion Virtual Expo FAQ
Q. Who is Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo?
Brooklyn Beauty/Fashion Labo (BBFL), based in Park Slope, is building a creative, collaborative community around a sustainable lifestyle brand. We bring together Brooklyn based artists and designers with our international partners to develop unique, sustainable lifestyle products for the domestic and Japanese markets. Brooklyn isn't just a place for us, but a vibrant way of life with an emphasis on sustainability. And we’re sincere about cultivating this lifestyle locally and sharing it with the world.
Q. When will the expo run? What is the deadline for registering?
The expo will run from Thursday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 28. The deadline to register is no later than Monday, October 5.
Q. Which markets will the virtual expo reach?
As part of BBFL’s J+B project, we serve artists and designers as a bridge from Brooklyn to Japan - and beyond. Our virtual expos are bilingual and targeted at the United States and Japanese markets.
Q. What is the cost to register?
Registration costs $30 and includes one (1) year of basic BBFL Membership ($50 value). Registrants will be charged after the virtual expo registration deadline (Monday, October 5).
Q. What is the commission split?
Artists and designers receive 50% commission on sales of their artwork and product designs. Artists may optionally sell printed-on-demand reproductions of their work on tee-shirts ($50) and totebags ($30). Artists receive 25% commission on sales of reproductions.
Q. How will shipping be managed? What is the cost and who pays?
Shipping and handling is the responsibility of the designer and costs are typically passed on to the buyer. Designers may choose which shipping company to use and can get favorable rates by using BBFL's logistics partner for exports to Japan. Designers are not required to ship from BBFL’s location in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Q. How many items can be exhibited?
Only one item may exhibited in the virtual expo. However, with your complimentary BBFL Membership you may display up to six (6) items on your member portfolio page (English only).
Q. Do I have to live/work in Brooklyn to particpate?
No, but affiliation with BK Style Foundation is required.
Q. Where should the item be manufactured?
Products are required to be Made in USA and preferably Made in Brooklyn.
Q. Should the item I am exhibiting be in production for immediate sale?
Yes. Your item should be readily available for sale to multiple buyers during the expo.
Q. Can I sell wholesale?
The expo isn’t intended for wholesale distributors, however potential distributors may contact you directly through your complimentary BBFL Portfolio Page (English only).
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