Photography by Andrew Vowles
New York Fashion Week is just a few days away, which means that designers are putting the final touches on their Spring 2020 collections and we are finalizing our looks—and culinary pit-stops—for the show season ahead. Whether it’s a sporty-casual getup from Monse at the most charming aperitivo bar in town or an attention-grabbing head-to-toe moment from the most buzzed-about label of the summer Bottega Veneta at the equally buzzy Times Square Edition, we are excited to share five standout looks and eateries for NYFW and beyond.
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WHAT: The Instagram-friendly spot serves traditional French cuisine in a club-like setting that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to the hippest area of Paris. Expect the expected (escargots and filet mignon) as well as the unexpected (a late-night party with DJs and performance artists).
WEAR: Add a pop of color to your evening-ready ensemble with punchy accessories.
WHAT: From the owners of cult-favorite West Village restaurant Via Carota comes a charming all-day Italian bar that specializes in everything from negronis to prosciutto sandwiches and Nutella-filled donuts. Inspired by standing cafés in Rome, Bar Pisellino brings a welcome slice of la dolce vita to Seventh Avenue. 52 Grove Street.
WEAR: Street-chic separates that feel elevated enough for an afternoon snack or evening digestif.
WHAT: Nestled above the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan, chef John Fraser’s luxe restaurant inside The Times Square Edition offers a unique dinner theater experience that nods to neighboring Broadway (think: elaborate table-side preparations, mystery wine tastings and a very impressive cheese cart). The flavorful food is worth noting, as is the gorgeous deep blue interior with velvet banquettes. 701 Seventh Avenue.
WEAR: Embrace a stylish alternative to the monochrome look with a stretchy bodysuit and quilted wrap skirt in lacquered satin.
WHAT: Nostalgia continues to reign in the Meatpacking District with return of the beloved French brasserie and celebrity hotspot, this time in the hands of James Beard Award-winning restaurateurs Keith McNally and Stephen Starr. The bistro-inspired menu includes old favorites like the Steak Sandwich along with a handful of new dishes (Tuna Crudo, anyone?). 52 Gansevoort Street.
WEAR: A puff-sleeve shirt paired with distressed denim and leather pants is decidedly downtown-cool.
WHAT: The latest addition to chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s empire is a seafood-centric restaurant situated on the waterfront at the South Street Seaport, a stone’s throw away from where designers from Tory Burch to CUSHNIE have shown their collections. Come for the impossibly fresh fish, stay for the stellar, unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge. 89 South Street.
WEAR: When dinner is just the start of a night out, opt for a fitted moto jacket and flowy skirt.