New York, NY —
Fashion week is underway, once again placing the spotlight of the global fashion industry squarely on the Tents in Bryant Park. Meanwhile, in other parts of New York, more local designers are tailoring back their businesses for these leaner times. From the Indian Sari shops in Jackson Heights to the Caribbean couture culture in Crown Heights, local designers have been catering to ethnic communities and neighborhood tastes for decades. Alex Goldmark visited the African infused boutiques of Prospect Heights to see what fashion week means to neighborhood designers.