Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is Back
The tents are officially up! The industry’s most highly anticipated week for fashion mavens returns to New York City’s iconic Lincoln Center this Thursday, and while the coveted shows are invite-only, the entire city will be abuzz with public, ticketed and special events all week long. And as The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, Halstead Property’s agents are undoubtedly the most stylish in town; so we asked them which events and shows they’re looking forward to most during New York Fashion Week –Fall 2013. Here’s where you’ll see our well-heeled agents taking in the most of the biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:
NYFW Style Lounge at the Gansevoort Park Penthouse
Monday, February 11th 5-9pm
Midtown’s Gansevoort Park Hotel is a celeb and socialite hotspot year round and trendsetters will be out in full-effect this week. The multi-tier rooftop with sweeping city views lends itself perfectly for swanky fetes such as New York Fashion Week Style Lounge featuring interactive brand experience and exclusive gifts from participating Fashion Week designers like Rotten Banana, Leota, Adriana Marie and Sheetal. Network, watch models strut new fall threads down the runway and score awesome swag at the ultimate fashion week lounge. 5-6pm admittance is for trade and press only, but it’s open to the public from 6-9pm by official RSVP only. You can formally register and learn more details here.
Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
Fashion Week Party Empire Hotel Rooftop
February 9th, 9pm
Besides the tents, the unofficial central location for all things Fashion Week related is Lincoln Center’s Empire Hotel. Industry execs, models, designers, and anyone else influential can always be found here soaking up a moment of sanity during the hectic week of shows. After you’ve seen a preview of fall fashion, and hair and make-up trends, show off your style at an official after party hosted in conjunction with BlackBook Magazine at the Empire Hotel’s popular rooftop. There are a limited number of tickets available for purchase here.
Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street, New York NY 10023
Band of Outsiders Scavenger Hunt –RTW Menswear Fall 13’
Recent trend in fashion shows is an unconventional presentation of the designers’ upcoming line. Nowhere is this trend more evident than with Scott Sternberg’s vintage and post-modern inspired line Band of Outsiders idea. Instead of a runway show, his Fall 2013 Men’s Collection will be unveiled via a 12-hour city wide scavenger hunt where two models, Matt and Miles, will be traveling around the city to certain destinations by unlocking clues. They’ll be travelling via a transparent truck and with the discovery of each clue will reveal one of 20 total looks from the fall line. The public can participate and help unlock clues to the models whereabouts by following the official hashtag #MattvsMiles on Twitter (@bandofoutsiders) and Instagram. If you’re lucky enough to decode the clues and spot them on the street, be the first to snap an Instagram and you can meet them at an undisclosed party location after the scavenger hunt is complete.
Bloomingdale’s SoHo –B Seen
February 7th 6-8pm
From February 7th-10th Bloomingdale’s SoHo will be featuring winners of their B Seen campaign to showcase new and up and coming designers during Fashion Week. Any true trendsetter knows you have to spot talent before it reaches the top so head to Bloomie’s in SoHo to see aspiring labels including Aristotle Rosario, Daniella Kellmeyer, Sunghee Bang, Laura Wass, Anna Coroneo and Leonard Bridges and meet the designers on February 7th.
Bloomingdale’s, 504 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Garnier Fructis Blow Out Bar & Style Station
Friday, February 7th and Saturday February 9th from 12-7pm
Fashion Week is as much about the new trends in hair and make-up as it is the clothes. Garnier Fructis will be hosting a pop-up salon inside the Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center to get your locks ready for whichever event you’re headed to. From 12-7pm you can book an appointment with celebrity hairstylist and fashion week veteran Tommy Buckett and his team for a free blow-out or hairstyle of your choice. Sienna Miller and Rachel McAdams are a few of his dedicated fans. Free samples and giveaways will also be available.
Located on the 2nd Floor, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
For more info and up to the minute details on New York Fashion Week be sure to follow them on Twitter @MBFashionWeek and follow the official #NYFW and #MBFW hashtags.
(Image Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)