It’s that time of year again. Start resting up for Fashion’s Night Out 2012! On September 6 from 6 to 11pm, join celebrities, stars, models, fashionistas and designers from New York to Los Angeles to Japan to India to celebrate the industry’s most iconic extravaganza filled with runway shows, special appearances, carnival rides and more.
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In 2012, the fourth annual event designed to give global fashion sales a boost during a rough economy will continue to delight attendees with unique and exciting shopping experiences. The 2011 soiree featured affairs in 18 countries with over 4,500 events in the United States, but FNO 2012 promises an even bigger and better celebration with even more participating countries and cities, fashion-filled activities and an official collection. Take part in the worldwide fun at an event near you and, most importantly, shop like there’s no tomorrow!
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It would be just like C. Wonder to inject a bit of whimsy into the FNO festivities. If you’re out in Soho, keep your eyes peeled for a representative who will be passing out balloons in a variety of colors. Bring one back to the Soho store to discover what prize you win based on your color. The imaginative brand will also be teaming up with Daily Candy and editors will be making appearances at the store. The FNO party will have a DJ setting the mood and complimentary sweets and lemonade. Read more details.
Fashion’s Night Out 2012 is extra special for Piperlime as it coincides with the launch of the brand’s first store. Visit the brick-and-mortar location at 121 Wooster Street to meet Piperlime’s fashion authority Rachel Zoe and guest editor Olivia Palermo. The celebration features cocktails, music by Rev Run + DJ Ruckus and a gift with purchase. Read more details.
This year, TopShop will offer a fashion raffle, nail art, special gifts for attendees and, best of all, personal style edits by the Vogue team. Enjoy the festivities as rising band Haim performs live. Read more details.
The iconic retailer gets started early with a “Get Ready For FNO!” makeup party starting at 3:00pm. Get beautified with experts and makeup artists such as Aerin Lauder and Francis Kurkdjian, and then head over to the launch party for Sara James Mnookin’s new book, “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman,” where you can rub elbows with Rachel Zoe, Thakoon Panichgul, Naeem Khan and many more. Also on the Bergdorf agenda, don’t miss the “Photos on Five” party hosted by BG and Tumblr. Tumblr photographers will be streaming all the FNO action and designers will be on hand to help guests get camera-ready. Read more details.
Lord & Taylor
All Kardashian fans will want to beeline to Lord and Taylor for a chance to purchase Kim’s True Reflection fragrance gift set ($123) and meet the reality queen herself. Kristi Yamaguchi, Max Azria and current and past Project Runway designers will also be in attendance. Read more details.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Head to Saks for a Girls’ Night Out bash hosted by none other than Rebecca Minkoff. Minkoff will hold court over a ponytail bar, smokey eye station, make your own arm party station, and nail art inspired by her fall handbag collection. Also be in the building, Darren Criss of “Glee” will be offering signed copies of the September issue of Vogue. Read more details.
Once you’re fully inspired by all the stellar FNO fashion, stop by QVC’s media kiosks where you can start shopping on the spot. Fashionistas can also try on some highly covetable looks by QVC’s top designers and then show them off with pics from the photo booth dressing stations. Read more details.
The Maybelline Color Studio Lounge invades MPD with makeovers by top artists, a custom photo studio and even a catwalk for guests to display their new looks. The Mobile Color Studio will also be bringing the season’s must-have products to New Yorkers in Times Square and Union Square. Read more details.
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A full night of fashion begins with red carpet arrivals at 5:00pm, followed by an opening ceremony featuring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lisa Love, Kendall Jenner and more. Attendees will then relish runway shows by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, True Religion, Traffic, Diesel, Max&Co., J.Lindeberg, Lacosta and XXI Forever Exclusive. Read more details.
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Brooks Brothers’ General Manager and Rodeo Drive Committee President Jim Jahant calls this years Rodeo Drive celebration “the most famous high-end fashion carnival ever created.” And he means it. A ferris wheel (free with proof of purchase), flame-throwers, stilt-walkers, and the Cirque Du Soleil Flipbook Experience will electrify this unique FNO celebration that also features over 100 in-store events, cocktail parties, gourmet food trucks and celebrity appearances. Read more details.
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The action begins at the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, where Jillian Barberie Reynolds, co-host of Good Day LA on FOX Channel 11, will present on Fall’s top trends. Joining her, David Meister, a revered LA-based designer, will host a runway show of his sophisticated Fall collection. Be sure to make a stop at BCBCMAXAZRIA and start instagramming. Get styled with the BCBG pros and then post your photos to #BCBGFNO for a chance to win a new wardrobe worth $1,000. Read more details.
The luxury department retailer is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out with a myriad of stylish festivities. The Fall Fashion Parade begins at 7pm followed by "The Art of Draping and Illustration" with FIDM designers crafting red carpet gowns as renowned fashion illustrator, Nancy Riegelman, sketches them. “The Art of Creative Collaboration: Chair Styles” features fashion and interior designers creating matching fashions and chairs while the Art Center College of Design showcases paintings, sculptures and installations. Bites of food will be presented by top Newport Beach restaurants in “The Art of Gastronomy.” Read more details.
South Coast Plaza
Start resting up now for cocktails, live music and giveaways planned at over 100 FNO parties at South Coast Plaza boutiques. Don’t miss the Fall fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue, complimentary lash extensions by Lashfully of Newport Beach at MAXMARA, and a special after-party starting at 9pm at AnQi. Read more details.
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Chanel – Covent Garden
Heading across the pond, the Chanel location at Covent Garden will debut the exclusive “Les Twin-Sets de Chanel” by Peter Phillips, creative director of Chanel Makeup. The products were created exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out and will be available at special vending machines. Read more details.
In addition to champagne and Pop cakes, the most special treat at Charlotte Olympia will be the launch of the limited edition embroidered book clutch created in collaboration with Olympia Le-Tan. Plus, prepare to get nostalgic with the “Miracle Dolly” shoe inspired by E.B. White’s classic children’s book, “Charlotte’s Web.” Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit FNO’s official charity, Refuge, a non-profit devoted to assisting women and children suffering from domestic violence. Read more details.
Get “Pretty in Punk” at Kurt Geiger with a 25% storewide discount, special FNO apparel and a free manicure with purchase. Attendees will also sip champagne, enjoy a live DJ and enter to win an “Everything but the Dress” wardrobe worth over £2,500. Read more details.
This FNO, Opening Ceremony takes the party to King Street in Covent Garden for a Korean-themed celebration. Nibble on Korean street food, experiment with a “K-pop” makeover and snag some specially curated products. Read more details.
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FNO comes to Hong Kong for the very first time this year with Lane Crawford at the helm. Though the event will only be held at Lane Crawford stores, there will be no shortage of activities. In addition to the customary cocktails, celebrity appearances and designer runway shows, the retailer will offer hand massage stations, denim origami, a tapestry workshop and more. And with any luck, a successful FNO 2012 will lead to an expanded version next year. Read more details.