Beloved indie fashion store and boutique Project No. 8, is hosting an installation and performance by beloved indie jewelry designer Arielle de Pinto. There will also be wrestling (!) courtesy Beat the Streets Youth Wrestlers. And, as a special fashion cognescenti bonus: reclusive But what I’m most excited about reclusive and visionary designer Kostas Murkudis will be stopping by Project No. 8b, the men’s store, around the corner.
Project No. 8, 138 Division St Project
No. 8b, 38 Orchard St
If you can figure out a way to finagle yourself into to the John Varvatos store on Spring Street don’t leave without getting Mick Rock to take your picture. You know that photo of Iggy Pop on the cover of the Raw Power? Mick Rock shot that. So in this way you can be a little bit more like Iggy, always a good thing.
John Varvatos, 122 Spring Street
Momofuku’s David Chang (the steak Virgil to our Dining Dante) and Vogue‘s Jeffrey Steingarten will be serving pork buns and artisanal whiskey at the Andaz Hotel. I can’t think of any more compelling a description than that. Free pork buns. Free whiskey. Of course, the list here is tight but beg, borrow and steal a friend’s +1. Friends don’t let friends go pork bunless.
Andaz Hotel, 485 Fifth Ave
There will be strong gin and tonics, free ice cream from the Van Leeuwen truck and burgers at the Mercer Street party. It’s hosted by two of our favorite labels, Phillip Lim 3.1 and Rag & Bone.
Phillip Lim, 114 Mercer
Rag & Bone, 119 Mercer
A few blocks away, at Odin New York, there’s more ice cream. Who knew ice cream and men’s fashion had such a fruitful partnership. Shipley & Halmos have collaborated with Brooklyn Brewery and Guerilla Ice Cream to make—and this is a great idea—beer flavored ice cream. It’s called Amalgamated. It balances Brooklyn Brewery’s malty Brown Ale with local honey ands sweet cream.
Odin, 199 Lafayette Street
Nearly every business with any sort of fashion or foodie cachet bonds together for a massive Black Carnival on the corner of Bond and Bowery. Rogan, OAK, Billy Reid, The Smile, Surface to Air represent the sartorial world. Luke’s Lobster, Bond St., Christine Eats, represent deliciousness. Oh, and it also supposedly celebrates the darker side of fashion and food. But I think it’s just out of convenience. When you’re this cool, you wear black anyway.
Corner of Bond Street and Bowery