Hitting the streets of New York or La tonight for Fashion’s Night Out tonight? It’s a notoriously crazy experience navigating foot traffic in and out of hyped-up events in crammed boutiques, tripping over celebrities, spinning prize wheels and who knows what else—but if you have the right map, it can be tons of fun. We’ve got you denim heads covered with 5 spots to shop for men’s and women’s jeans in LA and NY on FNO 2013.
What: Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Denim Habit with DL1961, Stylelite and Ninteen Sixtyone, with a chance to get styled by Stylelite’s editor-in-chief Verena von Pfetten. Snacks, music, and great sales!
What: An “I <3 NYC” themed evening of shopping, sipping, and sweets. Enjoy DJ beats, mini-makeovers, mini-manicures, and challenge your friends to foosball or ping pong! GUESS models will be showcasing the latest looks from the fall collection.
Where: Multiple locations! 575 5th Avenue and 537 Broadway in SoHo, plus the Marciano store, 514 Broadway.
What: OC puts a spin on things this year with a Korean Karaoke party, hosted by Solange Knowles, Miguel, Hyoni Kang, Ed Droste, and Carrie Imberman. Soundtrack by Kill the DJs, featuring MC by Karaoke Killed the Cat. Limited-edition prints with artwork from the book by Terry Richardson, Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Marc Hundley, and Andrew Kuo will be on display and available for purchase.
Where: OC at the The Ace Hotel, 1190-92 Broadway, New York
What: The Beverly Center is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out with a runway show, featuring styles by True Religion, Diesel, J. Lindeberg, and others. Celebrity appearances, on-site stylists, and shopping incentives are just some of the perks.
Where: 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
When: Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:00PM, followed by opening ceremony at 6:30PM. Fashion show begins at 7:00PM.
In New York? Stop by SoHo where our editor MC will be doing some DIY magic on limited edition FNO t-shirts from 6PM – 10PM! Visit her on the 4th floor. 504 Broadway, New York City.
Adorable celebs Emma Roberts and Kaylee Defer dropped by DenimHabit‘s latest location in NYC’s Meatpacking District to celebrate their Big Apple opening on October 18th. Brands on demand, 7 For All Mankind, DL 1961, Hudson Jeans, and Paige Premium Denim are just a few of the poisons you can pick at this retail hot spot to satisfy your… well, denim habit. You’ll find them at 346 West 14th Street, with hours that change almost daily (we love how you can shop later on the weekends, in case you leave the house at night and hate what you’re wearing—don’t laugh, we’ve all done it).
Strolling into a Jean Shop will have you seeing colors, and by that we mean dozens of custom-dyed denim hues you’ll feel like you can’t live without. We strolled into the 14th street Jean Shop location (which is close to Milk Studios, and awesome for street style snapping) and spied these palettes of delectable jeans just waiting to be taken home. Which is your favorite?
Hate stiff denim? Want to wash your jeans so they soften up a bit, without losing their rich hue or damaging the fibers extensively? The Laundress has a product for you to try: a special denim detergent with pre-treat instructions that allows you to wash your denim and soften it gradually with its formulated “fabric conditioner”, and color-saving “darks detergent”. They also offer a range of other products for stain removal, bleach alternative, etc. Check it out!
Marketed as “the denim party you won’t want to miss”, Madewell is throwing a blue jean soiree called “Denim After Dark”. It hits major cities nation-wide on Thursday, August 4th. The event boasts 20% off all jeans, free denim hemming, head-to-toe styling tips from their expert stylists, and a secret one-night sale that you’ll have to attend to take advantage of. If previous Madewell parties are anything to go by, you won’t want to miss this. Click through to RSVP and find your city.
It goes without saying that a meeting of creative, stylish minds such as PROJECT would result in excellent scouting grounds for killer ensembles. We were hunting for denim, but PROJECT-goers (exhibitors and guests alike) all packed some punch in the dressing department. From full length dresses to dapper suits and Hamptons-bound pastels, we captured some of our favorite looks for a post-show round up. Expect to see some covetable denim as well. Stay tuned for part 2!
Here atPROJECT NY we got the chance to speak to one of the brands that is on the forefront of men’s fashion, Onassis. The company is comprised of a small team that is committed to excellence, which is why they only release 12-33 units of each item and then start creating more greatness. Comfort is their top priority but don’t worry, they have boutique quality while maintaining reasonable prices. This fall they will be releasing denim in three fits: a relaxed straight-leg, a skinny, and a slim, and the options don’t stop there as they will feature at least three washes per fit. The team also let us in on a new “wave dye” they have for vests, chinos, and 5 pocket jeans and take note, it is a definite must-have.
The best part is that we didn’t just love their denim—everything they had to show us from bags to outerwear to knits blew us away! Onassis may be new to the fashion world, but after seeing not even half of their collection at the show today, we know they’ll be around for quite some time.
Can’t get enough? Stop by their store at 71 Greene St. or shop online.
Talent runs in the family for cousins Ben and Lee who co-own the fashion-forward clothing brand Copperwheat (Yes, that is the same Lee Copperwheat who was co-designer of the hot London fashion brand CopperwheatBlundell). The eye-catching printed denim instantly pulled us in to their booth at the PROJECT show here in NewYork, right where the brand is based. The brand is in the process of experimenting with a bunch of different areas, such as furniture, shoe wear, and accessories. Ben, who hand designs the prints himself, filled us in on how Copperwheat is not the brand for the conservative man—it is already a hit overseas in HongKong and we have no doubt in our minds that us here in the states will fall in love very soon as well. If neoncolors are too bold for you, they offer a more subtle black on black print that is just as appealing as the rest of the collection. While they are not currently available in stores, look out for their online store that will be up in the next month (we know we’ll be waiting in anticipation).
Day 1 was a trip (dance parties and skateboards not withheld), and we’ve made a lot of new BFF’s at the PROJECT show already. We’ll be back tomorrow with interviews and denim coverage from today as well as live blogging from day 2, so stay tuned. For now, snapshots of the amusing moments: frayed details, tattoos, and even colorful socks.
Big thanks to all the brands we spoke with—especially d.brand, who gifted us some sexy shower gel. We’ll see everyone tomorrow (and don’t forget to come get a free tote if you’re around the show)!
Denim Therapy’s Renee appeared on Talking Schmidt, a local online talk show to discuss her raw denim. She has her jeans test-sniffed by another guest, and explains the eco-repercussions of jeans that are processed with chemicals. When asked whether her raw denim cut or bruised her, she revealed that in the first week, her hips were bruised and the back of her knees were raw! That’s dedication! Informative and amusing, Renee shows up in the second half of the show, but watch the first half to catch some music and interviews.