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Williamsburg Fashion Weekend to Host "Most Ambitious Season" Yet

By Meredith Hoffman | September 13, 2012 7:49am

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is kicking off its 11th season Friday with its own magazine, a move organizers hope will help make the eco-conscious event the "most ambitious" ever.

"These designers are as different as apples and oranges, yet each one is unified in showing that aesthetics do not have to suffer in order to create conscientious fashion," the magazine declares about the 15 apparel artists who were chosen for the event following Manhattan's Fashion Week.

Arthur Arbit, founder and organizer of the Brooklyn festival, has welcomed back many players from last season, including Mark Tauriello, who Arbit said once simulated a murder of models on stage; Uta Brauser, who Arbit gave 40 minutes on stage in February; the "edgy angular" Nathalie Kraynina; and the "flowy, soft Southern" Stephanie Hinson.

"I can't say, like, 'Beiges are in this year' or 'Crinkled leather is in,'" Arbit told DNAinfo.com New York in a past interview. "It's all personal."

The 11th Williamsburg Fashion Weekend will be held at Windmill Studios on 287 Kent Avenue, Friday and Saturday Sep. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought on the event's website.