WELCOME TO THE PLANET
Planet Brooklyn Academy’s vision for it’s fashion is inspired by collegiate essence and influential streetwear culture. Loosely, a mash up of street smarts meets Ivory league education. It’s classic but fresh, tailored but irreverent. A walking dichotomy of equal parts tradition and the nontraditional, using our vision while taking cues from other creative sources to generate a new twist on streetwear inspired fashion designed around a city.
WHAT DO YOU THINK
I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.
I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house.
I have been down and out, living in Brooklyn, no money even for a subway, no food whatsoever. Like, I remember just sitting in my room all day - even my television wasn't working!
Mike Tyson is the most complex person I've ever met in my life. I've known Mike since 1986. We're both from Brooklyn. I didn't know him growing up, but once he became heavyweight champion, I knew him then.