NEW YORK — The ongoing rejuvenation of the city’s apparel manufacturing and design communities will serve up a special event — “Fashion on the Factory Floor” — taking place for two weekends this month in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.
The event is being organized and curated by the Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative with support from Manufacture New York, Save the Garment Center and other leaders in New York’s fashion industry. “Fashion on the Factory Floor” will present an opportunity for up-and-coming designers who are committed to local manufacturing to sell their goods directly to a large consumer audience. Jamestown Properties, one of New York’s largest owner of industrial real estate, will host the event at Industry City, a six-million-square-foot industrial waterfront campus at 241 37th Street in Sunset Park. The event will run for two weekends, Nov. 23 and 24 and Nov. 30 (Small Business Saturday) and Dec. 1.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"