NY Fashion Week

Another Fashion Week comes and goes and I ask myself, what did we accomplish?  What did we learn?  Have we solely made the world a more stylish version of its previous self?  Or are we forging the path to making an impact in the Fashion industry and our communities?

I walk away feeling hopeful that change is on the horizon.  Thanks to game changers like Brooklyn Fashion League and Manufacture New York, we now have an exciting future of community driven independent designers coming together to promote socially responsible manufacturing, quality over quantity and the movement away from fast fashion towards our not so distant past of hand-crafted, locally made clothing and accessories that are not only beautiful, but well-made!  Progress is not linear, but seems to go in fits and starts and eventually we circle back to something familiar, something organic and something a bit more pure.  Don’t get me wrong, we are all business women and of course we seek economic independence and prosperity, but we also want to rest our heads on our pillows at night and know that we have made an effort to make the world just a little bit better.  I for one will not falter on my belief that American manufacturing is not only positive, but it is a necessity.  And for us local Brooklyn and NYC designers, keeping our production here in NYC is the heartbeat of our mission.

So with that, what a great night it was to celebrate local, independent designers and represent the future of Manufacture NY and NYC fashion in general.  The Manufacture New York Fashion Week Event  was held on Monday, February 11th at the Textiles Arts Center in Manhattan, and we thank them for their support.  Enjoy…

 What great company to keep…check out these powerful women/designers! (In order of appearance)

Andrea Diodati

Silk & Cyanide

Charlotte Noruzi

Malca BK

Kaci Head of Brooklyn Fashion League

Bob Bland of Manufacture New York

Other participating designers:

Lola Falk

To help support independent designers please check out the Brooklyn Fashion League’s indiegogo campaign.  BFL is looking to raise funds to help continue their support of independent designers working in Brooklyn.

BFL indigogo from Lindsay Newcomb on Vimeo.

Gowanus Girls Indie Design + Food Mart


Happy to be a part of a new indie design + food mart, Gowanus Girls, featuring local, female-run businesses.  Two Saturdays of getting to know our local community in and around the Gowanus Grove.  So many talented designers combined with delicious local food.

Malca BK teamed up with Apartment 4B by Kaci Head to create a boutique-inspired booth that showcased both of our works.

Stay tuned for future Gowanus Girls events/marts.


Open House Arts BK

Malca BK was honored to be a part of Open House Arts BK which took place on Saturday at BFL.  Open House Arts BK uses intimate spaces to host one night art and music performances showcasing local talent.

We had the opportunity to showcase our hand-painted silk scarves as an art installation, keeping in line with our mission of constantly intersecting and redefining the line between art and fashion.

Please check out Open House Arts BK on facebook to follow any upcoming events.

Artist Danny Coeyman

Malca BK at Shecky’s Girls Night Out @ Museum of City of NY [7/25]

Ladies! Come shop, drink and play with us at Shecky’s summer edition of their fabulous Girls Night Out event in NYC, at the Museum of the City of New York on Wednesday, July 25th (6pm-9:30pm). Discounted tickets (just $25) include after-hours access to the Museum, complimentary cocktails, and shopping from select NYC fashion/jewelry designers including, of course, Malca BK! Guaranteed to be a fun and beautiful evening…

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