Sections

Fashion plate

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Models may have strutted down the runway wearing “H. Fredriksson” designs during last week’s celebrity-studded New York Fashion Week, but the label’s designer was more inspired by her own Brooklyn neighborhood than the glitz and glamour that informed other collections.

Helena Fredriksson’s Spring 2008 line — about 50 separate pieces — is a bit of a throwback, with distressed, sun-bleached fabrics and vintage crocheted lace she collected for over a year and designed in her live/work loft.

“It’s using something old to create something new and modern with it,” Fredriksson told GO Brooklyn.

The designer, who has lived in a converted doll factory on the Williamsburg waterfront for 11 years, recognized the common thread between her spring line and her neighborhood.

“This neighborhood has gone through tremendous change since I moved here,” she said. “It’s a constant reinvention of old things.”

“H. Fredriksson” clothing is available at Ylli (500 Driggs Ave., at North Ninth Street in Williamsburg). For information, call (718) 302-3555 or visit hfredriksson.com.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: