From Sundance to New York Fashion Week, surviving the Y&GL, and talking Love Letters with Patti Smith.
By Michael M. Clements
“You know you are at fashion week when the bathrooms have skinny mirrors.” This pearl of wisdom came straight from the stylish lips of WL Trend Reporter Yona Park as she and I took in the Sass & Bide Fall Collection during the Super Bowl of fashion: Mercedes-Benz’s Fall Fashion Week in New York, which, incidentally, happened to coincide this year with the real Super Bowl. It doesn’t get any more “metro” than catching a full day of runway shows at Bryant Park and then watching the Giants humble the Patriots from a dive bar in the Lower East Side.
Franco Nuschese was in New York trend spotting as well. The Café Milano and Manfacto men’s clothing line owner was seated behind fellow Italian Ermenegildo Zegna at Zegna’s Fall Collection preview. Men looking to modernize their tuxedo collection should get fitted for Zegna’s latest styles; but be pre-warned – people will notice.