There are few reasons to travel to the heart of Times Square during rush hour traffic, but an evening with our favorite designers from across the pond (hosted by Karen Elson and the British Fashion Council) on the newly opened terrace at Ian Schrager’s Edition is one. Last night, the verdant space proved a haven to guests who enjoyed an on-theme menu of Pimms Cups and personal portions of fish and chips.
There to fête the visiting designers (Christopher Kane, Nicholas Kirkwood, Natalie Ratabesi) were Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Chioma Nnadi, the British Fashion Council’s Stephanie Phair, Dylan Jones, and Caroline Rush and Steven Kolb, Tyler Mitchell, and Olivia Palermo—all rose a glass to toast the talent in the room.
“Right now, it’s market week and we’ve also got the men’s shows coming up this weekend,” BFC chief executive Rush explained, “So, we thought this evening would be a great opportunity to shine a light on the British designers that are here.”
After a few kind words from Stephanie Phair, things wound up with a DJ set by Chelsea Leyland and eventually, the evening came to a close. Soon, many in the room will find themselves back in London for Friday evening’s first men’s show, Kiko Kostadinov—faster than a New York minute, one might say.