New York is a magnet for a lot of amazing things, and one of those things is Fashion Week, which happens here twice yearly. And New York City becomes the scene for the new Spring/ Fall collection shows. New York Fashion Week is a huge deal here and not just for the shows planned all over the city, but also for the fun and creative ways the city is used as a backdrop to the glamorous spectacles. The event I decided to go to get a taste of Fashion Week was the Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid carnival at the South Street Seaport for their collaboration called TommyXGigi. The fashion in-crowd were all there the day before and got to rub shoulders with Gigi and Tommy live.The next two days after were free and open to the public to experience a bit of the fabulosity. So I figured since I didn’t make it to Coney Island this year, I thought this would be the closest that I would get to it.
The collection itself was on jumbo screens all over the pier with pumping bass. It was a mix of nautical stripes, chunky knits, newsboy caps and sailor pants. The other half of the women’s clothing were leather pants and jackets, letterman jackets, cheerleader skirts and ankle boots. Basically American classics you wish your cool parents had saved from high school in a fresh way. I would definitely wear the items. And I wouldn’t pass up an invitation to see the show next year.(Hint, hint!!!!)
I don’t go to carnivals often, but I did realize that this one was really well done and geared to a different crowd. How many carnivals have you been to that have tattoo booths, gourmet donuts, nail salons, Instagram carousels and record stores? Ultra cool!
The event was well publicized, so word got out to the public and the Pier was filled to capacity that night. The lines for the free rides wrapped around the concessions. The carnival shut down early and long lines were the only negatives of the event. And I didn’t get to go on the Ferris Wheel, which was my main goal. Major fail!!! But it still was pretty decent because everyone was smiling; the kids were hopped up on sugar and rides; the music was great so we were dancing, and the weather was perfect. The atmosphere was worth the disappointment.
Have you seen the clothing from the TommyXGigi fashion show? Have you ever been to an event like this? Let me know all about it in the comments below and let’s continue the conversation! I’d love to read all about it!
Until our next rendezvous …