Hip Rags

Where trends are set before they get to Vogue

Although you won’t find Anna Wintour in the front row at the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, you can bet top designers are taking a good look at the inventive styles of the Bedford Avenue set. Catch the trends of the future during this two-day event, in which eight designers from the epicenter of hip show their new collections. The first night features Trisha McBride, Nettie Tiso/Racecar! Apparel, Mandate of Heaven, and Papusza Couture, with after-party music provided by Begushkin, Services, That Handsome Devil, and Trilateral Commission. Day two is King Gurvy, SDN, and a combined show with Treehouse Brooklyn’s house designer Sirius* and Sodafine’s Erin Weckerle; Tall Firs and Celebration rock the after-party. As for what to wear, the organizers say, “Inspire us!” We’ll leave it up to you to interpret that.
Fri., Feb. 20, 9 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 21, 8:30 p.m., 2009