|Happy Day after the Lunar Solstice! I am just a few hours late to my original plan to send progress reports on every Full Moon. Our Strawberry Full Solstice Moon last Monday, Blue Moon Month with two full moons in one month and in the Sagittarius, my sign. We are all headed for a magic Summer indeed. My little fashion capsule Dusk Brooklyn is feeling the love and the creative and planning work is starting to pay. Excited.
I have been putting the final touches to the persona of of my brand. The dusk woman is naturally elegant, authentic, playful, striking, ageless, a bit intrepid, mindful and a kind woman. She believes in self love and love, in compassion and self compassion and thrives to express her life energy through her capsule wardrobe that never goes out of fashion with garments reflecting natural lines of free flowing sustainable and organic fabrics that move with her and express her aura. her main problem is the world and her mission is to make it better, more fair for all of us and the generation to comes. fashion revolution and climate change are on her mind. an independent soul with fierce energy to make a difference in a personal and professional life a life as she sees as ONE with a wardrobe that accompanies her in the journey.
I am now in pre-production phase as I will start working with a small local production pod instead of one individual seamstress. I will continue to create and sample my design with dusk original pattern maker and sample maker. Both women studied fashion making in the 70s and know so much about sustainable fashion making. I feel very privileged to have been working in the warm and kind Brooklyn Fashion Accelerator at Pratt here in Bed Stuy Brooklyn since last Fall.
Earlier this month, I joined Shannon Lohr's online accelerator Factory 45 and feel that both communities (one physical the other digital) will help me put the final touches to Dusk Brooklyn capsule. I have learned so much from sustainable and organic fabric sourcing with the great Le Souk platform and others, to researching the life cycle of a garment from fiber to weaving techniques, to the making of ourfashion revolution, to local manufacturing via Maker's Row community of US makers and resources. I have worked on my content generating, social media strategies and D2C platform (ecommerce platform to maintain communication with the person who will wear your piece).
I am close to launching the new Magic Word series 1960s inspired on organic chambray and bamboo fabric aprons and beach dresses. The BFDA knitwear high tech department is working on the prototypes of Dusk Brooklyn's small knitwear selection of unisex sleeveless jumpers (Cary Grant, Katharine Hephburn's favorites), knitted capes popular in the 1960s, a new original combined helmet/capelet and the beautiful blue bell sweater inspired from the 1940s tighter to the body sweaters lines and ingenuous stitches all made inf baby alpaca and merino wool, machine knitted in Brooklyn. Exciting. Long capes, culottes and dusters are already available here. Continue to follow our journey on Instagram. Thank you for being with us on our journey to making a simple line of garments that are easy to wear because they are about your natural elegance and the flow of your life energy (like a sail) and never go out of style.
Speak to you on July Buck Moon with more news. Enjoy your month of discoveries and epiphanies.
xxo Emmanuelle for dusk brooklyn
Photo credit: Sofia De Benedictis
Muse: Gaba Vallone
Location: Red Hook Roof, Brooklyn