On Septmeber 10th, 13 countries will celebrate Fashion's Night Out, a global initiative to promote retail and celebrate fashion. This year, they created a great PSA which talks about all the benefits the fashion industry brings to New York City. "Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages."
They have also decided that all proceeds from the sale of the official Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt will be donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
They've planned some great events and some really exciting collaborations.
What I'm looking forward to:
Rag and Bone will turn their store into a full Irish pub complete with sawdust floors and an Irish band
BAND OF OUTSIDERS is partnering up with Opening Ceremony. The THAI TIE TRUCK will sell Band of Outsiders ties made exclusively for the evening, as well as a special thai-inspired dessert prepared by Christina Tosi of Momofuku that you can only get with your purchase of one of the ties
Kiki de Montparnasse will have champagne and an erotic photo booth.
Kirna Zabête will have Narciso Rodriguez, Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu, and Peter Som on hand to debut their exclusive items for Kirna Zabête: Narciso Rodriguez photo collages, Proenza Schouler print tote bags, Thakoon one-of-a-kind dresses, Jason Wu fall 2009 fashion sketches and Peter Som's limited-edition aprons.