Fashion's Night Out is quickly approaching and it's going to be huge. During the week of September 10 events will be taking place across the globe. As we already reported, Vogue will be staging the biggest fashion show ever on September 7. As follow up, there will also be a CBS special on the 14 and a FNO-themed Gossip Girl episode on the 20.
But what about the day of? Not everyone's plans are 100% locked down yet, although we've been getting scoops from a few retailers from NYC to Berlin and we just couldn't wait to share! It's never too early to start preparing for fashion's biggest party, right? NYC Not surprisingly, the most exciting events (at least that we know about) are taking place right here in NYC and yes, we got the scoop on last year's show-stopper: Barneys New York.
-The Olsens will be in attendance to help the Proenza boys and Simon Doonan judge an in-store karaoke contest (The prize is a Proenza Schouler bag and The Row leather leggings). If you're more of an athlete than a singer, you can alternatively go head-to-head against the designers of Rag & Bone, Rogan and Shipley & Halmos in a ping pong tournament. Elsewhere, Daphne Guinness will be signing perfume bottles and Andrew Yang will be exhibiting a collection of about 50 rag doll replicas of runway looks. Sounds pretty un-missable to us, but we expect just as much of a clusterfuck as last year.
-Bergdorf Goodman will be launching a line of exclusive New York-inspired products, including ten coats by ten different designers (including Phillip Lim and Rag & Bone among others); and a pair of TOMS shoes that feature a NYC skyline.
-Opening Ceremony, whose next country of origin set to launch in September is France, will appropriately be teaming up with Paris boutique Collette on a presumably awesome party. Berlin -Concept store The Corner Shop is feting the launch of the new Isabella Blow book by Thames & Hudson.
-Galeries Lafayette Berlin will present Michael Kors' new Ready To Wear collection. Plus, the department store is throwing an in-house casting and photo shoot for shoppers in order to find potential models for a Galeries Lafayette fashion show taking place September 30. London -The West End will be the destination for Londoners. UK's FNO promises designers and models to mingle with, "expert styling from the Vogue team," and "superstar" appearances.
Paris -Avenue Montaigne, where LVMH owns a substantial amount of real estate, will be the home of Paris' main FNO activities. Los Angeles -The large but not exactly fashion-forward Beverly Center will reportedly be the hub of FNO activity for L.A. The mall will host a runway show and provide a trolley to various shopping destinations throughout the city. There also might be a ferris wheel on Rodeo Drive.
We expect more details to surface in the coming weeks, but based on these tidbits and some amazing rumors we've been hearing, it sounds like we're going to need a miracle to fit all the events we want to go to into a single night.
UPDATE: We've got some more details on New York's FNO festivities. -Rachel Zoe will be on hand for the launch of Piperlime's first ever pop-up shop. Location TBD.
- In addition to organizing an in-store karaoke contest at Barney's with the Olsens and Proenza Schouler, Doonan has designed his own Havaiana flip flop, and each person who perchases a Havaiana/Doonan flip will be able to ask the store's creative director one question. So ask wisely.