Fashion month kicks off tomorrow in New York, but time spent in the city doesn’t have to be just about fashion. Here are our top picks for things to do outside of the shows:
- Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object (PsycoBarn)
The structure was inspired by the infamous mansion in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960’s film Psycho and paintings of the classic American red barn by artist Edward Hopper, adding a sinister edge to the iconic Manhattan skyline.
- Tommy Hilfiger Pier
Tommy Hilfiger is set to create one of the biggest spectacles at fashion week, with ‘Tommy Pier’ – a water-side carnival including a 40-foot ferris wheel, rides, hot dogs, cotton candy, donuts and French fries.
The pier will remain open to the public on Saturday September 10th from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a vintage Tommy Hilfiger shop, record shop, nail art, temporary tattoos and the chance to shop the new Tommy x Gigi collection.
- New York Textile Month
The month of September will also be the first New York Textile Month, with events taking place across the city. The Issey Miyake Tribeca Flagship store will feature special “3D Steam Stretch” installations, showcasing the innovative textile technology developed by Issey Miyake.
- Olmstead Restaurant
At Olmstead Restaurant in Brooklyn, the popular ‘farm-to-table’ dining concept has been taken to the next level by Chef Greg Baxtron and farmer Ian Rothman. The restaurant offers a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu, some of which has come straight from their own backyard allotment/farm/seating area.
- The Beekman Hotel
The highly anticipated and newly renovated 19th Century hotel opened its doors on 31st August. The Beekman Hotel has stunning interiors and a restaurant helmed by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. Built in 1880, 5 Beekman Street stood as an office building for much of its existence, now transformed into a beautiful place to stay in lower Manhattan.
USP: New York is a city of constant culture and inspiration, with exciting events taking place outside of the Fashion Week schedule.