Fashion Night Out will be kicking off September 10th in NYC. What is it you ask? It's "a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, U.S. and international editions of Vogue are coordinating evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.
In the United States, American Vogue has joined with NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City. Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, "To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs."
The first evening of New York Fashion Week, Fashion's Night Out will encompass festivities galore— from inventive window displays to model and celebrity appearances. Champagne may flow; hors d'oeuvres may be passed. Rumors of musical performances, downtown barbecues, shoe capsules, limited-edition rings, and sweepstakes abound. Apparently there will be makeovers, brow bars, and haircut stations at sundry spots, too." (the above info can be found here.)
I also found an article about a more frugal approach to Fashion Night Out in NYC. It's worth a read if you're headed to NY anytime soon.
Unfortunately for me (and maybe you), this won't be taking place in Seattle anytime soon (Idea!)... It's apart of the NY Fashion Week which runs from September 10-17th. Next year, next year I have to go!!
P.S. I am bummed... Going to miss NY's fashion week (September 10-17th) AND Japan fashion week (October 19-25th)...