The Essential Guide to Fashion’s Night Out 2012

Unless you’ve been cloned, it’ll be impossible to go everywhere and do everything on Fashion’s Night Out (September 6). So here’s our essential guide, updated daily…


Comme des Garçons
The new collection from Comme’s Edited Black line will launch on September 7 and previewed the night before, Fashion’s Night Out. Treats on hand from Brooklyn Soda Works and Blue Marble Ice Cream. Customers who spend $250 or more will receive a free box of Comme des Garcons Series 3 incense sticks.
6-9 pm, Comme des Garçons Edited Black, 112 Tenth Ave, NYC

Alexander McQueen
Three McQueen stores will debut the house’s newest accessory, the wrap scarf bracelet, in three dégrade colors. Register here for priority entry and the chance to pick out an envelope from the McQueen wonderwall containing prizes, including the new Heroine handbag, a skull scarf and the new wrap scarf bracelet.
6:30-9:30 pm, Alexander McQueen in London (4-5 Old Bond St), New York (417 W. 14th St), and Los Angeles (8379 Melrose Ave)

Dior
As he did at the first FNO in 2009, photographer Arthur Elgort will play host at the Dior flagship, taking client portraits. While over at Dior Homme, model and DJ Bradley Soileau will spin as guests knock back champers.
6-9 pm, Dior (21 East 57th St, NYC) and Dior Homme (133 Greene St, NYC)

Opening Ceremony
Having today announced Korea as its country of focus for the next year, the store has partnered with Ace Hotel and 42 Below to convert the lobby into a noraebang, or karaoke room, where guests can sing along with hosts including Solange Knowles (8-11 pm). Also on hand will be a signing by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of their new 10-year retrospective book. The two will also take part in a Q&A hosted by Spike Jonze (4-5 pm). And finally, designers including Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Band of Outsiders will participate in the Closet2Closet initiative, offering one-of-a-kind items for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Broome Street Academy, a public charter school helping at-risk youth graduate high school.
Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel, 29th St & Broadway, NYC

Bottega Veneta
At participating stores, the Italian house will pre-launch its new line of eco-friendly jersey handbags, 100 of which will be available to buy, as well as unveil an exhibition of photographs by the 2012 New Exposure winner, An Le. A percentage of sales from the Fifth Avenue store will be donated to the International Center of Photography Programs for Youth
6-10 pm, 699 Fifth Ave, NYC

Rag & Bone
Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville will host a speakeasy-themed soiree, complete with cast members from Boardwalk Empire.
6:30-10:30 pm, 119 Mercer St, NYC

Tom Ford
The designer’s new fragrance, Noir, and video will debut for FNO, only at two stores.
6-8:30 pm, Tom Ford in New York (845 Madison Ave) and Las Vegas (3720 Las Vegas Blvd So, #102)

Vivienne Westwood
The eccentric one celebrates her new merino wool collection and, generally, her role as ambadassador for wool. Complimentary wool T-shirt with every purchase over £150. Special guest performances by Bebe Black and Little Nikki.
6 pm, 18 & 44 Conduit St, London

Alexis Bittar
The jewelry designer, along with the brilliantly un-PC comedienne Bridget Everett, will host a night of karaoke at his Soho store. Those who participate will receive a $50 gift certificate.
6-10 pm, Alexis Bittar, 465 Broome St, NYC

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