Though the city is gearing up for the whirlwind of style and celebrity that is New York Fashion Week
, we want to remind Manhattan that great fashion doesn't belong to that borough alone. Before we OD on Alexander and the ladies Mulleavy, Zac and Marc, Rag & Bone or RL, we've scoured Brooklyn
for the next great Proenza; those ingenues with that special vision that'll have us coveting a front-row seat in just a few seasons. Sure, hype-generating Manhattanites will always pump the city's heartbeat, but here are a handful of seamsters from across the East River on the verge of being the Next Big Thing. You saw them here first!
Just in time for NYFW, we're giving away the ultimate BK prize. One lucky winner could nab a Leila Shams one shouldered dress, a Mina Stone Maria Dress in sand (with the black paint splotch; size 4 only), and two tickets to Suzanne Rae's Lincoln Center show! To score the prize, like this post on our Facebook page
. When we get to 2,000 likes, we'll randomly pick a winner. Good luck!