BEST OF
Fashion Week 2014: What to Eat

LINCOLN CENTER

Traditionally the hub of Fashion Week activities, Lincoln Center offers ample opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.

Chef John DeLucie’s traditionalist, old-school lavish style comes full tilt at his grand ballroom of a restaurant, designed by decorator Meg Sharpe (formerly of Ralph Lauren). Indulge in almost theatrically fine dining with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Caviar Service, and decadent entrees like grilled Maine Lobster, Rack of Lamb plated over delicate chantrelles, and Steak served with enormous marrow bones. For simpler fare, try the delicious hand-made pastas, like the Rabbit Risotto, served with fall squash, pea greens, garlic butter, rabbit jus, or the Tagliatelle Carbonara with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, farm egg, cream, parmesan.

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Fashion Week Takes a Trek

Wang announced the move to Duggal Greenhouse for his February 8th show. Fashion followers are complaining about the move and the commute from the base in Lincoln Center across the East River.

Being the must-see show of Wang's debut collection - the turnoput is not expected to be poorer because of the trek.

Wang will be the first major designer to go outside the Manhattan box for Fashion Week. Wang is also considered one of the only designers with enough of a following and a pull to bring fashion watchers to the stunning Duggal Greenhouse location.

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2014 : Day Eight - Beyond The Tents

With what culminated in another remarkable season here in New York, the Spring 2014 collections conclude today with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs before all eyes turn across the pond for London Fashion Week.

St. John Center Studios, 560 Washington Street near West Houston Street

Bleecker Street Art Center, 305 Bleecker Street

Jefferson Market Garden, West 10th Street and Sixth Avenue

Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street

306 Bowery near East Houston Street

69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2014 : Day Six - Lincoln Center

NYFW has entered into the final stretch with only three more days remaining before the fashion-set heads overseas for the London, Milan and Paris outlets of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Day Six features of a full day of fashion exploits beginning with Tory Burch bright and early, culminating with a showcase of Hong Kong-based designers in the evening.

9pm : Fashion Shenzhen

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2014: Day Five - Lincoln Center

Pulling full steam ahead, Day Five brings the elegant designs of Carolina Herrera, KAUFMANFRANCO's sophisticated, street-ready looks, and the bold, audacious creations of Falguni and Shane Peacock.

Now in its fourth season, the eponymous label from the 22-year old Parsons-grad is inspired the many wordly travels the young designer experienced throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. Focusing on tailoring, textures and fabrications, and attention to detail, Mirano's designs feature sleek silhouettes balancing delicate, femininity against structured, hard line shapes.

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NYFW Spring 2014: Day One - Lincoln Center

Many a spotlight - and street-style photographer's lens - will be focused on the flurry of activity in and around Lincoln Center, the official venue for New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, with all eyes on the action both on and off the runways.

DAILY POP
Janelle Monae to Sing Live from the NY Fashion Week Runway


Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe will team up with designer Rebecca Minkoff for her NY Fashion Week showcase at Lincoln Center this Friday, September 6, performing live from the runway as part of American Express Unstaged.

Designed to foster collaborations between artists of different mediums, the program emphasizes the importance of digital media and will facilitate live online streaming of the event. Audiences can tune in at 3pm on September 6th but should also look out for ongoing behind-the scenes Instagram updates from Minkoff and Monáe throughout the week.

CULTURE CLUB
The School of American Ballet's Winter Ball

Earlier this week, The School of American Ballet held their 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. The annual dinner dance was attended by more than 400 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni, as well as leaders from New York corporate and social communities. Van Cleef & Arpels and Ron Wendt Design put on quite the display, evoking the colors and ornaments of the Baron Alexis de Rede's 1969 Le Bal Oriental held at the Hotel Lambert in Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels was the lead corporate sponsor of the gala for the sixth year in a row. The ball began with cocktails and dinner, followed by a performance and then The Encore dessert and dancing.

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BCBG Fall 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
ART
New York City Ballet's Fall Variety Show

Last Friday, we here at Joonbug were invited to the New York City Ballet’s fall premiere of “Year of the Rabbit.” As the second feature of a three-part variety show, the partner friendly piece was the second conducted by the NYC Ballet dancers fellow principal member, Justin Peck. And, it was a showstopper that concluded with countless encores and crowd wide bravos.

It was certain that the NYC Ballet dancers that weren’t dancing on Friday night, were likely in orchestra seating, cheering on their fellow company member turned choreographer. And, the rest in the crowd that weren’t former dancers, ballet lovers or regular show go’ers were in for a treat. Because, well, this was an experience to be enjoyed by all, a welcome riff from traditional ballet presentations to say the very least.