Fashion’s Night Out: From Bronxville to Manhattan

Welcome back to Sarah Lawrence! Or if you’re new here, it certainly took you long enough. I know registration may have screwed you over like, eight times, but now that we’ve gotten through the line and potentially gone to class at least once, it’s time to start thinking about more important things. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is racing towards us like Anna Wintour’s assistant armed with a double-shot red-eye. In an attempt to prepare you for the onslaught, I’ve prepared a list of tips and resources for handling fashion week like someone who knows their shit. First off, there’s Fashion’s Night Out kicking the whole shebang into gear, followed by the infinite number of fashion shows and presentations taking place not only at Lincoln Center but all over Manhattan from the 8th to the 15th of September. What you attend, stalk, or get lost trying to find is up to you. See you on the battlefield! Also, check back here for updates on Fashion Week; we’ll be doing profiles of the best dressed on campus, interviews with designers, and reviews of the best (and worst) shows. In other words, you’d better get excited because we’re going all out.

Fashion’s Night Out:

Whether you’re a die-hard addict, or just a mo’ fo’ looking for an adventure, FNO is definitely something to check out. The night offers the chance to mix n’ mingle with celebrities and designers, as well as a wealth of swanky events to bump to and from with your “posse”. The official hours are from 6 pm-11 pm, and there’s a nifty tool online to make a schedule for yourself, but honestly, stuff is happening all day so make sure you check with your favorite stores before you plan your night.

Check out the official night-planner here.

Fashion Week:

Unless you’ve already received invitations to the top designer shows of the week, you’re probably not going to them. That’s OK. There’s plenty of eye-candy to get your blood (and your camera) running. Some tips for the fashion stalkers:

-Dress up like a badass, hang out outside Lincoln Center, and generally look fly. You might even get snapped by a street style photographer *gasp*.

-Watch the live streams. Tons of designers are going online with their shows Kate-Middleton-style. Can you say prosecco party?

-Take some shots (not that kind). This option is best combined with #1 and happens to make great moodboards.

-Study up on the who’s-who of the fashion world and get to know who the editors of your favorite blog/publication are in order to perform a timely double-take when they pass you.

-Read the blogs, it’s the easiest way to catch up and inform yourself about stuff you miss. Take a look at Refinery29.com, Highsnobette.com, Style.com, and TheSartorialist.com to get started.

Happy Hunting!

XO,

J

James Neiley (Fashion Editor) is a senior and enjoys lounge kimonos, vintage fur, and large bathtubs. He studies fashion history and french, but particularly revels in excellent cinema costume design.

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