Recap: Fashion’s Night Out 2012

September 08, 2012

As thousands of socialites, musicians, athletes, designers, and models gathered in some of the largest cities around the globe, so too did masses of dedicated fashionistas and fans. For the fourth time the affair played host to a variety of activities and events, both fashion-related and not. What began in 2008 as an attempt to alleviate the economic strains of the recession has emerged as New York Fashion Week’s kickoff event. In addition to New York and LA, Fashion’s Night Out now takes place in 18 other countries (Ranging from South America, to Europe and Asia).

This year, guests at New York’s party could sip on Tory Burch cocktails and purchase limited edition products, all while listening to Justin Bieber, watching basketball players model Calvin Klein, and getting A-list makeovers by Aerin Lauder. Anna Wintour (Vogue’s editor in chief), the mastermind behind the event, has essentially created a fantastical playground for fashion enthusiasts.

While the event was primarily started as a simple way to boost consumer morale in the U.S., it has also become a prime fundraising opportunity. For most of the events (such as karaoke, face painting, balloon animal creations, etc.) the proceeds benefit the designer’s chosen organization. Karlie Kloss, a renowned model, even carried around her own cookies, selling them to help those who do not have the means to feed themselves. Free gift bags were a commonality at Fashion’s Night Out as well for all the lucky shoppers who braved the evening’s crowds.

Fashion’s Night Out has managed to obtain a balance between showcasing fall’s trends and giving back to the community. Designers both legendary and unknown made an impact, be it through donation or by providing an intimate setting for their most dedicated followers. Now begins the event that is unapologetically fashion for fashion’s sake: New York Fashion Week.


Tagged: fashion, fashion's night out, new york fashion week 2012

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Archives

Where the Leaves Change

November 22, 2014

The cascades of colorful leaves and warm breezes of Colorado got me in the mood to bask in the glow of my favorite season. The fall season is a transitional time of year, the changes in weather are obvious, but some changes are more subtle. I want to get cozy and buckle down for the […]

Read More

INSTORE Magazine gets a little more Zen

October 27, 2014

“Most of us returned from our last vacation with a suitcase crammed with souvenirs of questionable quality; Nina Nguyen, on the other hand, brought back inspiration for her latest collection. Her travels to Bali were the seed of the Zen collection. It consists of colorful Druzy and turquoise stones cut into geometric shapes and set […]

Read More

Nina Nguyen Fall 2014 ‘Zen’ Jewelry Collection

August 28, 2014

    Nina’s Fall 2014 ‘Zen Collection’, inspired by her recent vacation in Bali, merges Zen with the Art of Geometric thinking. More than just jewelry, the “Zen Collection,” is a lifestyle statement, created to reflect the belief that keeping it simple is key to a happier life. The “Zen Collection” combines curves, angles and […]

Read More