A stroll through any number of Brooklyn neighborhoods quickly confirms that the borough remains the most dynamic location in the country for independent shops, and a hotbed for the designers and makers whose wares make up their inventory.
My eyes scanned over page after page of items I would have expected to find in the kiosks of Daytona Beach, not on a website for handmade goods. I sat at my computer with my jaw on the keyboard, wondering what had just happened.
Kasia Pysiak's new line of children's apparel is everything kids clothes usually aren't: subtle, durable, and minimalist. It's a counterintuitive, no-frills approach to letting kids shine that we find so refreshing.
Fashion is art. Fashion is an outward expression of those fantastical ideas conjured up inside of each of us. Often we stifle the expression of our imagination because of societal norms. What's expected? What's accepted? What will resonate?
In this recession many people are turning to their crafting abilities to monetize their hobbies in order to make ends meet. This is good news. The bad news is that retailers like Urban Outfitters are straight up stealing the fruits of their labor.