For fashionistas, February and September are sacred months—the months when fashion week hits the “Big Four,” namely New York, Paris, London and Milan. From Feb. 12-19, the biggest names in fashion will grace New York City during New York Fashion Week (NYFW). With so much to do and see, it’s hard to get your schedule straight. Add these five destinations to get the most from this week of wonder.
1. Make yourself at home at Lincoln Center
The news that NYFW will shortly be leaving this popular spot rocked the fashion world. Since February will be the last time Lincoln Center hosts the fashion extravaganza, be sure to take advantage of this legendary location. Lincoln Center is home to three main runways: the Pavilion, Salon and Theatre. This year’s notable shows include BCBGMAXAZRIA and Carolyn Herrera both at the Theatre runway.
2. Plan a trip to 50 Varick Street
Though there’s plenty to see at Lincoln Center, a few notable designers have chosen to hold their shows at other venues. This particular spot, the recently constructed Spring Studios, is located in Tribeca and includes green rooms, a gourmet restaurant and a roof terrace. Spring Studios will host both Calvin Klein and Michael Kors during NYFW’s last two days, making it a must-see destination.
3. Go on a spree at Alexander Wang
This avant-garde designer was a fan-favorite at last September’s NYFW. Though Wang will not be hitting the runway this time around, those of you spending fashion week in New York can take a break from the runway scene to visit the designer’s store, located on 103 Grand Street in SoHo. Or, check out the online store and browse all the latest designs from the comfort of your bed.
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4. Dine in style with Fashion Plate Prix Fixe
If fine fashion isn’t enough, how about fine dining? For all of fashion week, some of Lincoln Square’s most notable dining destinations will offer prix fixe specials for brunch, lunch, drinks or dinner, allowing guests to enjoy these notable dining options for a reasonable price. Participants include Porter House New York, Lincoln Center Kitchen and more. You might want to make a reservation in advance to ensure your spot at the table.
5. Get cultured at the Brooklyn Museum
If the cat walks don’t offer enough high fashion, plan a break from the hustle and bustle of NYFW and check out Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe. This shoe-crazy exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum through March 1 and displays heels throughout history, right up to the modern-day stilettos favored on the runway.
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