If you want to get into a fashion mood in September, plan a trip in NYC — best during Fashion Week from September 7th to 15th. IRMA gives you something other to look at and experience besides the fashion shows but of course still fashionable.
ANTONIO LOPEZ, the Fashion Illustrator of the 80s
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO presents the first solo exhibition, “FUTURE, FUNK, FASHION” of Bronx-raised artist Antonio Lopez, whose fashion illustrations dominated editorials in the 1970s and ‘80s. The exhibition will feature Lopez’s drawings, prototypes, photographs and archival objects.
Explore New York City’s Garment District during this one-and-a-half-hour tour, led by Mike Kaback. You might visit a private showroom, a sample sale, Mood designer fabrics and more, all while learning about the neighborhood’s historic background and importance.
The tour — which starts at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 39th Street — is free, but reservations are required; you can make them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FASHION WINDOW WALKING TOURING
Explore the best of New York’s fashion industry and see the amazing window displays at such iconic stores as Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. This two-hour daily walking tour by WindowsWear begins at Macy’s in Herald Square and winds it way up Fifth Avenue.
THE HOUSE OF PERONI COMES TO NYC
The House of Peroni will open its doors in New York for the very first time during on 306 Bowery from September 8–10. Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s pop-up experience during Fashion Week showcases the best of contemporary Italian food, drink, design and style including film, music and fashion. The three-day affair has been curated and designed by famed Italian photographer-director Francesco Carrozzini. The House is open daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. to guests over 21 years old.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET FALL GALA
Get ready for a fashion and dance extravaganza: This year’s New York City Ballet’s annual fashion gala was masterminded by Sarah Jessica Parker, who paired choreographers with fashion designers. The event on September 23 opens NYCB’s four-week season. The company will present four new exciting ballets, highlighting the work of fashion designers and costumes by Narciso Rodriguez, Dries von Noten and others.