The Destination Edit

Fashion Month Hot Spots

When they’re not at the shows, the fashion pack can be found gossiping over coffees or hitting the dance floor at the latest club (the one that’s impossible to get into). As New York, London, Milan and Paris prepare to host the influx of editors, buyers and influencers, we take a look at the newest hot spots each city has to offer. Here are the places to see—and be seen in—this season.

NEW YORK

THE MUST-SEE SHOWS: Brock Collection, Monse, Ralph Lauren (at his Bedford home)

See & Eat

BREAKFAST
If you wake early, head to newly opened FAIRFAX for a sit-down breakfast. It’s open from 8 am and offers fresh pastries baked the-morning-of as well as serious interiors inspiration. No time? Grab a vegan rainbow latte from THE GOOD SORT for your Instagram story.

 

BETWEEN SHOWS
Who knew New York’s best French fries (seriously, they’re incredible) were so close to the shows at Clarkson? Find them at neighborhood restaurant HOUSEMAN and don’t forget to order the homemade mayonnaise. If you’ve got time, check out the ETTORE SOTTSASS exhibition (Memphis is currently trending) at the Met Breuer.

 

DINNER
You’ll find all the cool, beautiful people at PUBLIC. Not-yet-open JUKU promises to be the next sushi hot spot. It’s still soft-launching, but if you hang around long enough the owners might just let you in. Brooklynites should visit the new CECCONI’S and SUGARCANE raw bar grill located in newly chic Dumbo.

At Night...

WHERE TO GO OUT
Kick back with the ‘Cut Here’ martini after Sandy Liang’s presentation at NARCBAR. Fifty blocks or so uptown in the Seagram building is THE POOL, a reborn NYC classic with fantastic cocktails. It’s a must (and Gabriela Hearst is showing there). Crash the after parties at THE MAILROOM, the brand new club from the owner of Surf Lodge. Still not ready for bed? Check out LOVERBOY and NUBLU over on Avenue C.

 

WHERE TO STAY
The new openings in New York:
50 Bowery, 50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
MADE Hotel, 44 W 29th St., New York, NY 10001
PUBLIC Hotel, 215 Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002

WHAT TO WEAR

LONDON

THE MUST-SEE SHOWS: JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane

See & Eat

COFFEE & CULTURE
The barely-opened JACOB THE ANGEL is the hottest ticket in town (the chef comes from the Ottolenghi and Morito). Get your latte to go and head to the BALENCIAGA exhibition over at the V&A.

 

LUNCH
Australian eateries are currently trending in London. Get your fill at FARM GIRL and THE DAY ROOMS CAFÉ, both have plenty of heathy options (we’re talking turmeric lattes and coconut bacon).

 

DINNER
Don’t dismiss the 'hotel restaurant' before trying these. Hong Kong favorite SERGE ET LE PHOQUE has just opened in the new Mandrake Hotel and JEAN-GEORGES has finally arrived in London, courtesy of the Connaught.

At Night...

The newest place to stay is the 5-star NED HOTEL—from the people that brought you Soho House. Pop downstairs to NED’S CLUB for a drink (it’s only open to guests and club members). If you fancy venturing a little further check out ALBERT’S in Kensington, the bathroom wallpaper alone is worth the trip.

WHAT TO WEAR

MILAN

THE MUST-SEE SHOWS: Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Jil Sander

See & Eat

ESPRESSO
Skip Bar Luce (and save yourself a long drive) by opting for the centrally-located and recently refurbished 200 year-old classic, PASTICCERIA COVA. Don’t miss the GUY BOURDIN exhibition at the nearby Galleria Carla Sozzani.

 

LUNCH & DINNER
Part-flower shop part-bar and café, POTAFIORI (owned by a super stylish red head) promises to be the prettiest meal in Milan. On the more formal side, the Michelin-starred LUME is the place to get modern Italian fare—but if it’s just pizza you’re after, you can’t beat DRY.

At Night...

WHERE TO GO OUT
Milan Fashion Week wouldn’t be Milan Fashion Week without an apertivo at the BULGARI HOTEL. If the weather’s good, head up to the rooftop at CERESIO 7 for poolside drinks and continue the fun at the mega-glam ARMANI PRIVÉ CLUB. Wear heels.

 

WHERE TO STAY
The new openings in Milan:
HOTEL VIU, Via Aristotile Fioravanti, 6, 20154 Milano MI
ROOM MATE GIULIA, Via Silvio Pellico, 4, 20121 Milano MI

WHAT TO WEAR

PARIS

THE MUST-SEE SHOWS: Balmain, Loewe, Jacquemus

Eat & See

BREAKFAST
Try PEONIES, an adorable pink and green café-cum-flower shop. Feeling indulgent? Head to KASHA, a buzzy creperie that’s just opened.

 

CULTURE
Unsurprisingly, there’s a wealth of interesting exhibitions happening in Paris. Here are the ones to make time for:
THE MUSÉE YVES SAINT LAURENT PARIS, opens October 3
CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU RÊVE, at Musée des Arts décoratifs through January 7, 2018
IRVING PENN, at Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais,
opens September 21 – January 29, 2018
LE GRAND MUSÉE DU PAFUM (permanent exhibition)

 

DINNER
ANAHI is worth a visit—the fashion hotspot returned to its former glory earlier this year (Carmina, the beloved hostess, is back!). You’ll find the in-crowd at Italian joint DAROCO (look out for DANICO, the bar at the back). For superb food and interiors head to newly redesigned and Michelin-starred DIVELLEC.

At Night...

WHERE TO STAY
The new openings in Paris:
MAISON ALBAR HOTEL PARIS CELINE,
3 Avenue Mac-Mahon, 75017 Paris
HOTEL DE CRILLON, 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris
HÔTEL NATIONAL DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS,
243 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris

WHAT TO WEAR
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