Amidst the snowflakes you can feel the rising energy in New York City. Tomorrow, Fashion Week starts! I was at the opening of the new Hermes Men’s Store on Madison and the after party on Lexington last night.Though not associated with fashion week it felt like the perfect kick off for it!
The after party was held at the Armory last night and boasted 5 different rooms, each styled to the nines. One room was designed like a speak easy with live jazz bands playing, tables serving oysters, shrimp, and beef carpaccio and as many tom Collin’s as your heart desired. The second room was staged as a dock in a shipyard. Huge freight containers, twinkling lights and the sound of waves crashing, ships passing, and seagulls transported you to any port around the world. They had a variety of food stations including, tacos, crepes, dumplings, indian food, and tea. The third room, which was a huge hit with my husband was the gaming room. This sleek room had a massive bar and every game imaginable: air hockey, ping pong, pool, etc. They served mini hamburgers and french fries. The fourth room was designed as an old library and had an amazing wine and cheese bar as well as lobster tails, sliced ham, and creme brulee. The final room was a stark glossy white room with DJ Coleman ( former Bungalow 8 DJ) spining tunes that got everyone dancing on the dance floor.
A few notes from style.com:
Hot designer Alexander Wang has teamed up with “it girl” jewelry designer Gaia Repossi. Models in his show will accessorize with bracelets, earrings, and accessories made by the duo.
The Row ( Mary-Kate and Ashley) will have their first seated presentation.
Vogue.com has featured a few inspiration boards done by designers. I was lucky enough to get into Lela Rose for an interview ( that post will be up soon!) and snapped a shot of her inspiration board for Fall ’10:
I am looking forward to so many shows this season:
Rag and Bone
The list goes on forever! Get your daily runway updates at style.com