New York Fashion Week and Brizo

September 8, 2010 — 5 Comments

I am heading out Thursday to attend the Brizo Fashion Week Event in New York. It’s going to be  2 exciting days of design, inspiration and camaraderie. There are a total of  17 other designers, architects and fellow bloggers who are all going to meet up in New York, none of which I have physically met before. I have communicated with a few of these folks before but it is a very 21st Century relationship – it’s all interaction through my website, Twitter and Facebook (yes, I am very e·connected these days). While I am in New York, there will be a product training seminar, a group dinner, and a design challenge. When all of that is done, we get to attend the Jason Wu Spring 2011 Fashion Show followed by a private cocktail party (honestlythe only kind to attend in my book, I’d better not forget my Grey Poupon).

New York City is a place where I have only been to once before – not counting flying through the airport. Thanks to a prior engagement back in Dallas, I will need to leave almost immediately after the event – as a result, I will barely be there for two days and probably will not get to see much of the city.




There will be a mix of disciplines and backgrounds attending this event – I’ll get into that in a later post. Needless to say, there are licensed architects and interior designers, skilled designers, and all around creative types from the blogosphere. Something that I will be paying close attention to is how these people process design information. If you read this site with any regularity, you’ll know that I have worked in interior design offices before and have a very healthy respect for the skill a talented interior designer can bring to the mix. I expect them to shine at this event because on the whole, architects don’t tend to be current on the popular trend of things (at least not the ones I know which is just about every single architect on the planet world). This may not be a popular opinion but I don’t think I am going out on a limb when I say that interior designers contribute to the transitory nature of spaces to a far greater degree than architects. When architects are putting spaces together, they generally are not thinking about the type of furniture that will populate the space. My interior design friends will tell you that architects don’t think about the furniture, any furniture, at all. We are all friends here so I don’t intend for this to be a shot at any one side. If you were to divide a room down the middle and put architects on one side and interior designers on the other – and then ask for a show of hands how many people know what the forecasted color palette will be for 2011, which side would come out with more raised hands?



In addition to learning about the product and the technological advancements of their line, Brizo will be talking to us about inspiration and design. Where do they find it when creating their products? Do they pay attention to trends or do they try and forecast them … maybe even set them. To see how this multi-disciplinary mix of designers reacts and exchanges information with one another is going to be very interesting – because they are all talented people. I can only assume I made it onto this list through clerical error or I’m the one that’s supposed to make everyone else look and feel good about themselves. That’s cool, I’ll be in New York.

More to come!


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  • Mks Smith

    Beautiful post…




  • Have fun – it is such a blast! (Are you bringing your cool dude shades? *g*)

  • You will have a blast – can’t wait to here about your adventures. First time in NYC, a fashion show, and a guest of Brizo to boot. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  • jb @BMoxieBMore

    sweet bob enjoy your new found connectivity. errrm you’re a pretty social guy as it is. Love the art in this post too — Like a Million Tiny Alarm Clocks.