New York loves has had a brief hiatus over the summer period however with New York fashion week in full flow I thought it would be a good starting point to share some NY associated fashion favourites.Garment District
Stretching between 33rd & 42nd street and across 5th, 6th and fashion avenue 7th, the Garment District is a gorgeous. The Garment District houses every store possible to make and design gorgeous fashion, filled with button stores, zip stores, ribbon stores along with yards and yards of fabric outlets. It may not look glamorous but its NY and its just fabulous. Along with amazing fashion outlets the Garment District houses a Fashionistas Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame features 28 fashion designers, 14 posthumously, featuring Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscarr de la Renta, Marc Jacobs.
The Garment District also hosts a free walking tour which takes you on all the hidden treasures of the area and the history of its area.
Bryant Park - has been the home of Fashion Week for many years and usually as the white tents are erected the buzz starts across the city. Featured in many films and TV shows as the fashion home, S/S15 moved to Lincoln Centre this season.
DVF in the Meatpacking District. - Diane has been in the fashion world for many years, her biopic is a fascination read, the women who bought the wrap dress to us all. Her studio and store are iconic in the district, often seen in TV shows - The Hills, The City and coming this Autumn DVF has her own reality show, which will see her give 8 contestants an opportunity to compete for a job with her brand.... The Apprentice for Fashionistas.
Parsons - The New School for Design - famed in recent years for the home of Project Runway, this fashion school has 6 campus's in Manhattan.
As with all NY loves posts I have plotted a map of the key areas blogged, along with 2 of my favourite photographs from the Garment District. The big button and needle along with the bronze Garment Worker. Alas Teresa's bakery is no longer there and is now a Chase bank, but this is one of my favourite images of a snow capped worked in the city from many years ago.