Behind The Shades | RiseAD

Behind The Shades

If you want to know what a quirky, super talented illustrator, milliner and Asian streetwear designer balled up into a small petite package (85lbs and 5’1”), then look no further than Tracy Dizon.
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At age 13, Ali Shaikh, Fabric House owner, remembers his father bringing him to work and telling him to start learning the family business, where he would work on weekends and after school. “School doesn’t really get you ready for the real world. There’s nothing like hands-on experience and getting your hands dirty,” Ali explains.


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Guy and Sharene Wood’s family business is one of uptown Manhattan’s best-kept fashion secrets. The Woods, both born and raised in Harlem, are the founders of 5001 Flavors and Harlem Haberdashery.


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Are you finding it hard to choose the right style of sunglasses for your face. Well, look no further. We've included a breakdown of face shapes and styles that will best compliment the most common shapes.
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FWBK Founder and Director Rick Davy, originally from Trinidad, started out in the industry working for networks like BET, CBS, VH1 and MTV, which led to styling jobs and attending NYFW. While attending NYFW, Rick recalls, “I never saw emerging designers, but I did see a lot of emerging talent in Brooklyn where I lived”. He then explained that he looked at the juxtaposition of Brooklyn and NYFW, and thought, “Why shouldn’t there be a Fashion Week in Brooklyn.”


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  Rise Art&Design has partnered with The BK Style Foundation & its Founder Rick Davey and Beauty for Freedom & its Founder and successful Ford model, artist and philanthropist Monica Watkins for their Denim Day NYC Campaign, which raises awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. Denim Day NYC is a coalition of survivors, advocates, community organizations, city council members, and city agencies working together to raise awareness about sexual assault. Denim Day NYC hosts events throughout the year all around NYC to promote awareness about sexual assault and connect New Yorkers to resources.  The 2017 BK Style “Denim Walk” has...

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Emily Brady Koplar’s year has started out with a bang! The founder and designer of Wai Ming was named a 2017 finalist for the 20th Fashion Group International's “Rising Star Award,” which celebrates emerging talent in fashion, beauty and related industries for their creativity and vision.
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Sun during winter months can be very deceiving. Don't let the cold weather fool you.  Many people think they only need to wear sunglasses in the summer. 


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Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn was filled with top caliber artists by way of the wall space of a small gallery known by the Borough simply as The Bishop.


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  What's in a Band? Well, we don't know about other watch bands, but our new Rise Band is fully customizable, which explains the vibrant & cool original art from our visual artists collaborations. Each band is made-to-order, which means when you purchase yours, it will be unlike any other. Made from hypoallergenic silicone and designed with liquid ceramic, which is able to absorb high resolution sublimation ink. The ink then permanently adheres to the liquid ceramic base on the Rise Band, producing a scratch resistant ceramic finish. Our bands are all one size fits all and are compatible with both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watches....

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