Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Short North Fashion Find: BRIGADE

BRIGADE is one of the hottest fashion trendsetters in Columbus, and we're thrilled they'll be taking part in this year's HighBall.  Check out our conversation with Larry from Brigade to learn more...

Photo by Dewey Moore
What made you want to be involved in HighBall this year?

HighBall shines a spotlight on the Shorth North, its blossoming arts culture, and the boutiques, galleries and local artists that comprise that creative collective. 
Why do you think so many fashion artists call Columbus home? 

Columbus is a progressive city that is receptive to change and embraces artistic expression. There is still an emerging art and fashion scene that has yet to truly be defined and this leaves a great opportunity for artist  and designers to contribute to that foundation.

How would you describe the design aesthetic of the looks you’ll be sending down the

Transformative, in line with this years HighBall Halloween theme.

Who is your favorite designer? 

Ha! How could anyone have a favorite when there are so many creative juggernauts out there? All jokes aside, it may sound cliche but Alexander McQueen was the dude, Galliano for his showmanship, Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga, Paul Smith, Vivian Westwood, Betsy Johnson, Rick Owens, Gianfranco Ferre, Marcus and David for Rag and Bone .... 

What is your favorite Halloween candy, and why? 

Candy corn because it reminds me of my grandmother. I think she had it in her house all year round.

What kinds of items can people find at your shop that they might not get to see on the

Versatile pieces that they can build a wardrobe around and enjoy for years to come.  

How would you describe Columbus style?

In general pretty casual but at times surprisingly fun. I've seen everything you can imagine on High St.

To see Brigade's looks on the runway, be at HighBall on Friday October 28th!