While the rest of the Northern Hemisphere might enjoy the luxury of a smooth transition back to work come early September, not so for the the fashion industry. Summer vacation comes to a grinding halt as soon as New York Fashion Week begins (if not sooner). Droves of models, editors, photographers, designers, bloggers and stylists will flood the fashion capital for seven jam-packed days of shows and parties before hoofing it to the next city.
We asked a few of our favorites on the circuit—Anya Ziourova, Candice Lake, Susie Lau and Gala González—what we’d find in their Fashion Week suitcases. Read on for their picks, and be sure to check back later this month for packing lists for London, Milan and Paris.
1. Saint Laurent Paris thorn pump: A simple and elegant pump, perfect height of the heel to carry me through the day of the shows. 2. Stella McCartney floral embroidered cape: I love idea of the cape—it is so chic and elegant! It’s also very practical. 3. Phillip Lim Sonomama tee: Loving the combination of the street print with a glamourous Swarovski collar on this tee. Casual meets chic, in style! (Call 212.826.8900 to order.) 4. Altuzarra spring jacket: I am always a fan of a good biker jacket. Each season I try to get a new one. Here, I love the combination of fabric—it adds an interesting touch to the classic moto. 5. Givenchy magnetic tusk earring: This earring is gorgeous. It makes me feel a bit of a rebel.
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1. Balenciaga tulip dress: It’s the perfect little black dress to take me from the shows to a party. 2. Stella McCartney jumpsuit: I love a good jumpsuit and this one by Stella is both chic and fun—all things you want a jumpsuit to be! (Call 212.826.8900 to order.) 3. Isabel Marant Taylor boots: To wear with my leather pants. Party on my feet! 4. Eugenia Kim Emmanuelle fedora: Sun-smart and chic—how can you go wrong?!
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1. Rag & Bone skinny jean: The ultimate black pair of skinny jeans. Go from the airport to the shows in no time! 2. Junya Watanabe plaid dress: This dress will be perfect for a show and then for a party at night! Just add heels or flats, depending on your mood! 3. Balenciaga side buckle loafers: With a little heel that adds those extra inches while remaining super comfy, these loafers will be my best friend during the long hours of running from one show to another. 4. Eugenia Kim Emmanuelle fedora: Since I’m obssesed with hats, I can’t travel without my favourite ones. Add a bit of colour to your outfit with this one in blue! 5. Nina Ricci Marche tote: This bag will fit everything you need during the day and will work with all your outfits too.
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1. 3.1 Phillip Lim houndstooth plaid and stripe pullover: An alternative way of wearing a houndstooth check. (Call 212.826.8900 to order.) 2. Alexander Wang cropped trouser: I’m a sucker for anything degrade. 3. Proenza Schouler ladder bracelet: I’ll never tire of neon even when it’s out of step season-wise. 4. Eugenia Kim Joey hat: I’ve got a renewed love of animal print at the moment. 5. Wendy Nichol embroidered ‘Eye Of Horus’ bag: Love roomy bags that can be stuffed to the brim.