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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For its 42nd season, Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival is back in action! Until August 12th, attendees can enjoy outdoor music and dancing for FREE.
While enjoying over 100 performances and events throughout Lincoln Center’s plazas, refreshments are available to keep you energized at the Street Food BBQ Stand. Don’t worry, beer, wine, and cocktails will also be sold in the Damrosch Park area.
Broaden your horizons and relish the talents of diverse musical acts. From folk to Irish rock, there is bound to be a performance that appeals to everyone. To learn more about the festival and see the full lineup, click here!
New York City is known for its spectacular Broadway shows. But you can get equally stunning and entertaining shows without the hefty price tag and the hustle and bustle of the theatre district. Check out these must see off-Broadway shows!
The Flower Thief: Presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and The Fire This Time Festival, this play, written by Pia Wilson, is one to see. The story centers around Clark, who is grieving over the loss of his twin brother and is clinging to nature's promise of renewal. Clark turns to stealing flowers as everything else around him slowly wilts. This show, directed by Heidi Grumelot, will run August 2-19 at The Red Room at 8pm. Tickets are available here for $18.