Taking a break from the trend of the week, this is an extra-special post. This week is different and deserves a shout-out: Happy Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!
For those of you unaware, today marks the first day of fall Fashion Week in the city, complete with a traffic nightmare and a morning monsoon to greet the day. Now that the rain has semi-cleared, it’s still gloomy out but not as gloomy in the tents (or Lincoln Center) as designers get ready to showcase their creations. Anyone lucky enough to go can also see the Project Runway finalists show off their highly anticipated collections. And those who are looking for a party can attend tonight’s Fashion’s Night Out festivities happening not only all over the city but in stores nationwide.
Hmm- think this is the girly chick’s excuse not to have to watch football tonight on opening day? We think so! Honey, we have to shop tonight!!
Fashion’s Night Out, according to www.fashionsnightout.com, is when VOGUE, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company and the CFDA will team up for a third time to bring you Fashion’s Night Out, the single biggest shopping event of the year. Shoppers can shop alongside celebrities and style icons and participate in various events, parties and sales both across the nation- and in other countries!
Fashion Week’s schedule for today is cut short so that everyone is free to take part in all Fashion’s Night Out festivities. Most shows also have a live stream, making it easy to see all of the fashions up close without the front-row status. Today’s schedule:
- 9AM :NICHOLAS K
- 9:30-10:30AM :PORTER GREY
- 10AM :BCBGMAXAZRIA
- 11AM :RICHARD CHAI
- 1PM :SUPIMA
- 2PM :TADASHI SHOJI
- 2:30-3:30PM :CANDELA
Our highly anticipated pick of the day: BCBGMAXAZRIA
As for Fashion’s Night Out local events tonight, there are a few stores in the area participating that are worth checking out. Remember, there are also online promos!
Aerosoles, The Grove in Shrewsbury, NJ 6:00pm to 9:00pm- Enter to win a free pair of shoes
Bakers Shoes, Freehold Mall, NJ 6:00pm to 10:00pm
BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bridgewater Commons, NJ 6:00pm to 11:00pm- Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with us, just hours after the fall 2011 BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway show. Enjoy champagne and get a .25 oz. bottle of BCGBMAXAZRIA’s new fragrance with a regular-priced purchase. Enter for a chance to win a $2,500 wardrobe and fragrance.
Guess, Freehold Mall and Bridgewater Commons, NJ – 6:00pm to 9:00pm -GUESS List members shop the latest looks and enjoy Double Points.* *Certain restrictions apply. See an associate for details.
Steve Madden, Freehold Mall- 6:00pm to 11:00pm -come celebrate fashion at Steve Madden with a DJ, fun promotion, and a free gift with any purchase over $100. *while supplies last
True Religion,Bridgewater Commons, NJ- 6:00pm to 9:00pm -Visit True Religion Brand Jeans during Fashion’s Night Out and receive an exclusive gift with any purchase.* Plus, the latest must-have of the season will be unveiled – The Casey Legging in a variety of new colors. 10% of ALL Fashion’s Night Out sales will be donated to The New York City Aids Fund of The New York Community Trust. *While supplies last.
SHOWS TO WATCH
And finally, below is a list of our picks for highly anticipated shows to watch for this week and next. Updates to come next week!
9:30 AM: Project Runway
2 PM: Rebecca Taylor
10:30 AM: Pink Tartan
2 PM: ADAM
6 PM: Charlotte Ronson
12 PM: Derek Lam
2:30 PM: L.A.M.B.
4 PM: Diane Von Furstenberg
7 Pm: Custo Barcelona
1 PM: Rebecca Minkoff
9 AM: Tory Burch
10 AM: Badgley Mischka
2 PM: Hervé Léger by Max Azria
7 PM: TIBI
11 AM: Nanette Lepore
1 PM: J. Mendel