New York Fashion Week in September marks the unofficial end of summer, when style-setters return to the city to plan their looks for the year ahead.
But if you can’t nab a seat at a hot runway show between now and Sept. 13 — or even if you can — try hitting up the buzzy bars and restaurants where designers, models and artists will be toasting their fabulousness.
60 Furman St.; 347-696-2505
BACK STORY: Since opening in June, its 4,000-square-foot rooftop has lured stylish partygoers with gorgeously surreal views. “At sunset, downtown is almost backlit and framed by the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty,” says Matt Abramcyk, the nightlife vet overseeing hospitality at the eco-luxury hotel.
AMBIENCE: The open-air space is outfitted with a geometric-boomerang-shaped pool and a veritable magic garden of greenery. “We wanted it to feel like the perfect outdoor party environment,” says Abramcyk, also the co-owner of Warren 77 (formerly the Beatrice Inn), and Smith & Mills.
THE CROWD: Fashionistas lounge by the pool as hip locals snap selfies against the Manhattan skyline.
THE VIPs: Issa Rae, Snoop Dogg, Henrik Lundqvist.
BEST NIGHTS TO SEE CELEBS: Friday and Saturday.
HOW TO GET IN: Be nice to the doorman — entry is at his discretion. If you’re from the neighborhood, say so, as locals get preferred admittance.
THE MENU: Think elevated warm-weather staples. Favorites include the lobster roll ($25), fries with tarragon aioli ($7), and guacamole with pickled jalapeño and queso fresco ($14).
FASHION WEEK 411: Bella Hadid partied here on Wednesday night to celebrate her fragrance partnership with Bulgari. The Editorialist magazine is throwing its Fashion Week bash Thursday night for 125 guests, with Hood by Air following suit on Monday. Says Editorialist co-founder Stefania Allen, “The pool is so fantastic. I just hope nobody falls in.”
— Kirsten Fleming
215 Chrystie St.; 212-735-6000
BACK STORY: Also open since June, hotelier Ian Schrager’s newest venue has nabbed headlines for sex-crazed hotel guests who shamelessly steam up the windows. But the indoor-outdoor rooftop bar also has become a magnet for fashion folks who (usually) keep their clothes on.
AMBIENCE: Neon-lined elevators make for irresistible Instagrams as guests zip skyward. The doors open onto a chic, minimalist…