by: Chris Smalls
During fashion week in New York, the after hours are just as busy as their show schedule. NYC newcomers and mainstays debut their contemporary-chic looks and celebrate the new lines at these 7 NY hotspots. Check out this season’s locations that get packed with celebs, supermodels, and NYFW fans.
Squares is a night club that carries a vintage vibe, yet with a modern spin. Plus, they serve plenty of quality cocktails, delicious food and live DJ performances. Established by the Quality Eats team, this sexy club is known to throw the best parties. The glamour is shown by the sleek décor, and their food is actually served in a square-shape!
2. The Blond at 11 Howard
This casual yet luxurious spot is located within 11 Howard Hotel is designed and destined to become a NY classic. This innovative hotel claims to bring “Danish minimalism to New York realism” and really brings a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. This SoHo spot truly acts as a perfect after-hours spot for many NYFW designers and modeling agencies.
3. La Sirena
La Sirena at The Maritime Hotel is a new and trendy spot that’s been serving as a hotspot for New York fashionistas. This is mainly due to its close proximity to Milk Studios and other fashion show venues. Therefore, it is always packed with well-known individuals from the industry, especially during Fashion Week.
4. The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel
Rose Bar is an elegant, and exclusive, hotel bar with an accompanying fireplace and solid walnut bar that brings it s true luxurious feel. The Andy Warhol art on the wall also tends to create a classy setting for NYFW gathering. Unlike any other NYC hotel bar, there surely is a lucky crowd that gets to attend these parties after the runways shows, and enjoy the tasteful cocktails and live music.
5. Kola House
Located in The Meatpacking District, Kola House is a stylish restaurant that has been created by PepsiCo. They serve inventive American cuisine and unique craft cocktails. Although it’s a restaurant, it obtains a fun club-like setting. This spot is a new NYFW hotspot, where they serve the infamous kola nut ingredient in all their food and beverage offerings.
6. Samsung 837
Samsung 837 has been a fairly popular hotspot for art, food, and fashion events. People come to this Meatpacking District bar for the best nightlife events that always attract buzz. This three floor venue has hosted quite a few NYFW parties including the launch Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s ready-to-wear collection.
7. Flash Factory
This exciting nightspot is filled with many architectural features that make it a church-themed venue like their stained glass windows and religious artifacts. Plus, it hosts many live indie band performances and DJs. It is planning to host events with V Magazine and Jeremy Scott.