Style guide delves into Brooklyn’s fashion scene

Brooklyn BookBeat

September 4, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo by Sioux Nesi
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Brooklyn’s eclectic, creative style has made the New York City borough a global fashion mecca recognized worldwide as the epitome of present-day “cool.”  “BROOKLYN STREET STYLE: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion” explores what has made the borough a fashion trendsetter and presents style advice from some of Brooklyn’s most well-known tastemakers.

Among these notable women — all of whom have become staples in the borough’s fashion, food, athletics and entertainment industries — are Jenn Rogien, costume designer for HBO’s “Girls”; Sara Bigelow, butcher at The Meat Hook, Williamsburg; Heather Hardy, featherweight champion boxer; Leslie Parks, chef and daughter of famed photographer Gordon Parks; Mary Alice Stephenson, style expert and creator of MARYALICESTYLE; among others.

“Brooklyn Street Style” launches with the “Brooklyn Taste Makers: Global Influencers” panel, a New York Fashion Week counterpart, at Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street, DUMBO) on Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.

With more than 200 striking street-style photographs, “Brooklyn Street Style” showcases the current fashion trends in Brooklyn, from the maker movement to eco-conscious fashion, placing particular emphasis on the diversity represented within the borough’s many neighborhoods. The book’s Brooklyn Guide offers a curated list of the best shops, markets, restaurants and bars that contribute to the borough’s vibrant culture — perfect for locals and visitors looking to experience all that Brooklyn has to offer.

Author Anya Sacharow is a cultural reporter who has written for Time, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and more. Shawn Dahl is a book designer, editor and former editor of Time Out’s Eating & Drinking and New York travel guides. Sioux Nesi is a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer whose work appears in magazines and advertising campaigns worldwide.

For more information, visit powerhousearena.com/events.

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