The BKc, Meet The Creators: Street Etiquette: The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms” Lao Tzu quotes (Chinese taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote “Tao Te Ching” (also “The Book of the Way”). 600 BC-531 BC)
When Josh called us and said he wanted us to attend a panel he and Travis were speaking on at the Apple store in Soho this past Friday February 25th 2011, we never thought it would be an entire panel for them and about them- pretty major. We left Bucks county Pennsylvania from our “Inspirational Picking” trip (see previous post) around 4:40pm, in time to make it to the Apple store by 6:40pm, with enough time to edit a “draft blog post” on their computers and walk into the conference hall in time. We were surprised when we entered the full house of interested bloggers, shoppers, marketers and knowledge seekers, eagerly awaiting their arrival. The room was full to capacity, standing room only, with a “Meet the creators” billboard at the entrance, wow we thought! this was going to be an entire night of “Streetetiquette.com”, the pressure is on boys. That is allot of talking, video footage and work to keep the crowd entertained. Well, we are happy to report that Josh and Travis delivered an amazing dose of charisma, comfort and clarity of their mission on that stage worthy of an award ,BKc hats off!!!. We sat in the back of the room to get a complete feel of how the crowd was reacting and we are pleased to say that the standing ovation after their presentation spoke volumes. On behalf of the entire BKc family (which Street Etiquette is a part of), we’d like to congratulate Josh & Travis for a job well done, see you at the office. The BKc Style + Character & The 100 Year Plan . . .
The BKc, Inspirational Pickings: Inspiration Vintage/Antique picking trip to Bucks County Pennsylvania, Friday February 25th 2011. . As we prepare to add the final touches to the new website, which is loaded with visuals, we decided to give you a visual preview of our editorial plans. This post is an example of how visually engaging all of our upcoming posts will be once we launch the new site. Colin The Circus Trainer has his handy camera, his walking shoes and his train ticket in hand to hit the road with The Bearded Man on a journey to discover what inspires The Brooklyn Circus and report it to you. Hope you guys enjoy the additional pictures on this post, let us know your thoughts as we are eager to bring you more. “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?” George Bernard Shaw, (Irish literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950). The BKc Style + Character & The 100 Year Plan . . .
The BKc, T-Shirt Gallery… Our recent post about the new collection of Mark McNairy footwear we recently received in spurred an unexpected discussion in the comments section. An innocent post about new product turned into an impassioned discussion concerning some of our most sacred and core values here at The Brooklyn Circus.
The BKc, Project Show recap cont’d: With so many cameras flashing from everyone trying to record an amazing moment, we are going to do our best to continue to bring you more footage from this season’s Vegas show. This year our very own Ouigi Theodore & The Brooklyn Circus was selected to curate Project 10 or the happening area as it quickly became. The energy was historic, we where given the opportunity to curate a show we were newbies at a short season ago and gained the professional nod from some of the industries most seasoned veterans for bringing together a picturesque community of designers for the 2nd edition of Project 10. Nods from extremely respected veteran Maurizio Donadi of Levis LVC previously of Diesel and Double RL. World famous designer/curator Dr Romanelli, designer Scott Langton, Project show President Andrew Pollard, Sam Ben-Avrahim founder of Project, Neiman Marcus buyer/style icon Nick Wooster & GQ Creative Director Jim Moore.
The pressure at hand is to return to the next NYc Project & Vegas show in August with more heat than Lebron, Bosh and Wade on the same team- the pressure begins. The goal: to present a fully cohesive, hand tailored, with a dash of color, our graphic past/present/future and the quality you’ve come to expect from BKc. Our beautiful shoe selection, fine tailoring and beautiful graphics can surely coexist. Gabe and Ouigi met at FIT as advertising/graphic design students, which means the love of graphic design will always be reflected in the brand as it is in their dna. Therefore, store your worries, they were busy assembling the perfect creative team to really deliver the magical balance. Might we mention that we’ve formed a mutual partnership with a Grammy award winning graphic designer and 2 of the most promising, young graphic designers in the industry. It has been a full time job trying to fill the void left by our long time graphic design partners One Twenty Six since they’ve been so busy managing their successful CXXVI brand. If this is any comfort, remember we have 95 more years to go, be patient. The BKc, Style + Character & The 100 Year Plan . . .
The BKc, Curating Character… If you follow our blog on a regular basis then you’ve seen the many posts documenting the journey that lead to this year’s PROJECT 10 tradeshow curated by, you guessed it, us here at The Brooklyn Circus. Our friends over at Hypebeast were also at the PROJECT Trade Show where they caught up with Gabe the Great to talk shop. The short video covers everything from the curating process to some select pieces from our upcoming collections this Fall/Winter. The BKc Style + Character and The Hundred Year Plan…
Video Director : David Gallardo
Photographs courtesy of : Hypebeast