I took a tour of the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, yesterday. A truly amazing space!! Like a normal atelier…on steroids. In space lol. We (Jenny and I) saw soooooo many cools things. In addition a truly enviable space, the tools, designers and common spaces are to die for. I’m feeling so inspired.
These beauties great you when you walk in the door. Pieces from some of the design venture fellows.
On the far right, you can see the entrance to their conference room. This space can be utilized to by venture fellows to present collections and rented by locals. As soon as you turn left of this pciture, you’re met with this outstanding sight. Knitting machines roughly the size of a car, lol.
These are Shima Seiki knitting machines. This one is a normal, flat knitting machine. While the one behind it knits an entire garment. That’s not a clear enough description. An entire, finished sweater comes OUT OF THE MACHINE!! Madness.
They also have the Cadillac of 3D printers. I wish I had taken photos of the other samples. Totally unreal. Linked, complex pieces with the fluidity of fabric. But still rigid to the touch. I can’t wait until they give tours for kids. I’m totally bringing my kiddos and as many neighborhood kids as I can grab.
When I look at that space and those tools I see future careers.
The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is just getting started. I can’t wait to see what they’re made of!
A pause to ponder natural beauty.
A childhood wonder held onto into adulthood.
Their changing colors.
Their bright, crinkled texture.
An ombre path from solid to multi-hued.
A mental snapshot around which to center oneself when too many ideas
and dreams threaten
One leaf. Two leaves. Three leaves….
I’m left feeling SO MUCH after watching this!! Too much to get down in any kind of coherent way. If you have a little time, maybe whilst sewing or knitting, watch and learn about the life, times and art of this radiant, this genius, child.