As New York Fashion Week bids good-bye to its most recent home at Lincoln Center, the shows are now scattered across Manhattan.
Lincoln Center remains the primary hub but Milk Studios and the Chelsea Piers host an overwhelming number of runway shows too. Like their respective New York neighborhoods, each venue has its own character: the intellectually glamorous Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side; the coolly edgy Milk Studios in the ultra-hip Meatpacking District; and the stylishly sporty Piers of scenic Chelsea.
Inspired by these key show locations, here are three Fashion Week outfits that will stand out from the crowd, while expertly blending into the locale’s vibe.
The Lincoln Center courtyard is the street style photographer’s equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel. Editors and street style darlings are funneled through a single entrance so photographers can rapid-fire snap their subjects. When you’re crossing the iconic fountain, amidst so many equally fetching dressers, you need an extra dose of oomph to truly stand out. Channel the Upper West Side’s swanky and artsy atmosphere with a Mod-meets-femme outfit. An outfit of primary colors—canary yellow, poppy red, and royal blue—will pop against the stone and marble setting. A watercolor print scarf and white pointed-toe pumps have a “ladies who lunch” vibe and add a quirky twist to your outfit that will definitely set you out from the fashion pack.
This is the last season Lincoln Center will be the Fashion Week epicenter so designers are migrating downtown and hosting shows at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District. The Milk Studios street style is seemingly set by Marie Claire fashion director and the studio owner’s wife Zanna Roberts Rassi. The Manchester-born Roberts Rassi peppers her edgy, mens-inspired outfits with a little London High Street posh. Follow suit and pare down your color palette to the city favorite black. Slip on a woven necklace dotted with rhinestones for touch of uptown glitz. A line etched printed long jacket and Lucite sunglasses have a sporty and menswear-inspired vibe that matches the uber cool Milk Studio vibe. Also, take a page from Roberts Rassi’s book and don’t bother with your coat’s sleeves—just drape it over your shoulders.
The Chelsea Piers
At the far west side of Manhattan sit the Chelsea Piers. The Piers house both waterfront photo studios and a state-of-the-art sports facility and field house. Draw inspiration from this fashion and fitness intersection for your ensemble, borrowing pieces from these two different spheres. Dress down a sequined pencil skirt with a loose fitting cotton t-shirt. Introduce more sporty elements with mirrored aviator sunglasses, trendy slip-on sneakers, and a drawstring bucket bag. The luxe details and features, like the sneakers’ snake print and bucket bag’s rose-colored leather, keep the look trend-right.