BROOKLYN ZOO LAUNCHES “CONEY ISLAND THE NICKEL EMPIRE”
New Zealand high end fashion label Brooklyn Zoo had its debut in winter this year. Due to its quick success with its edgy launch party and range receiving so much national and international media attention the new brand is launching a summer range with a twist also inspired by New York titled “Coney Island The Nickel Empire” on Tuesday 6th December 2011.
The exclusive launch party will show off the summer collection in style at new hot spot No. 1 High Street. Fashion buyers, media personalities, sponsors and guests will be greeted with a complimentary VnC Cocktail on arrival and live jazz from the Brooklyn Trio. This will be followed by a live performance from the talented NZ artist Jesse Sheehan and without further ado the summer collection runway show will be unveiled. The party will then start with beats from Mai FM DJ Sir-Vere.
“Brooklyn Zoo’s 2011/12 Summer Collection ‘Coney Island the Nickel Empire’ captures the nostalgic heyday of Coney Island’s empire during the 1920’s. The collection synthesizes both grunge and vintage styles to represent the luminous world of Coney Island today and during its prime throughout the 1920’s whilst drawing influence from early 90’s New York street culture.” Says young designer Joel Williams.
The young entrepreneur develops the androgynous narrative of the Brooklyn Zoo brand, using long silhouettes, asymmetric curves and deconstructivism mixed with luxurious fabrics including treated leather, organic cotton, merino wool and plush velvet sourced primarily from Europe and Japan.
Brooklyn Zoo works to create pieces that retain a sense of quality and sophistication which also possess a street edge, this conceptual collection merges both men and women styles into the unique Brooklyn Zoo aesthetic.
This summer check it out online at www.brooklynzoo.co.nz. The label is also available at the Brooklyn Hustle Facebook Store and soon to be stocked in three boutiques in Tauranga, Nelson and Auckland.
To win tickets to the event add Brooklyn Zoo on Facebook. Thanks to Culet Jewellery, No.1 High Street, Jesse Sheehan, Natalie Chloe PR and Events, Jaime Randell Hair and Make Up, Bianca Dyer Photography, VnC Cocktails and Mai FM.
Photo credit: Bianca Dyer Photography and Jaime Randell Hair and Make Up
Models: Michael Whittaker and Joanne McKay