Here, a sampling of NYC’s hottest spots for post-show noshing.
Though it’s located on a snazzy stretch of Spring Street with a clientele to match, Fiamma (which means "flame" in Italian), throws off the warmth of a much-beloved little neighborhood spot. Diners are encouraged to linger over their meals, carry on enthusiastic conversations with neighboring tables and stay as long as they’d like — within reason of course.
The New York Observer’s Moira Hodgson wrote that Fiamma "is like one of those Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy that tourists drive miles to get to for that one blow-out meal of the trip." No surprise, since the menu’s rife with olive oils, cheeses and seafood not usually found outside of Italy. "Less is more" said executive chef Michael White, about his philosophy toward Italian cuisine. "It’s important to let the ingredients stand on their own rather than turn them into something they are not." Along this vein, the fish entrées, which are often just brushed with olive oil, herbs and lemon and then grilled, are standouts. Especially recommended: the grilled orata, a sort of Meditteranean sea bass, served in a rosemary-scented Manila clam broth ($25). Signature antipasti include capesante,sautéed sea scallops served with baby artichokes and wild mushrooms in a truffle vinaigrette ($14) and polipo, grilled octopus served with chickpeas ($12). For carb fiends, there’s ricotta cheese tortelli with asparagus tips ($18) and garganelli, hand-made pasta quills with San Daniele prosciutto, peas and truffle butter ($23). Finish with a seasonal selection of the freshest sorbetti ($10), with the current flavors being white peach, pineapple, lemon and strawberry. Fiamma, 206 Spring St., (212) 653-0100.
At first glance, Lower East Side newcomer Azul Bistro might not seem like a typical fashionista stomping ground, with its understated decor and hearty Argentinian fare. Think again.
Maybe it’s yummy dishes like grilled chorizo sautéed with green apples and shallots, crispy sweetbreads and melt-in-your-mouth steak frites with chimichurri sauce that have drawn notables like Michael Musto and Victoria’s Secret model Inez Rivero.Situated on the corner of Stanton and Suffolk, the only restaurant on this swiftly gentrifying block delivers plate after plate of authentic Argentinian cuisine. Appetizers include an earthy red and yellow beet and avocado salad tossed with hardboiled eggs and an herbal cream dressing ($8); scallops ceviche served with Peruvian potatoes, peppers and jalapenos ($11) and charred whole baby Patagonian shrimp served in a sizzling hot skillet ($8). Non-red-meat eaters can find respite from the carnivore-friendly menu with a super-fresh trout baked in a bed of sea salt ($18). For dessert, there’s fresh peaches poached in Argentinian Chardonnay with vanilla ice cream ($7).
Owner Stefano Villa said the artsy, bohemian-leaning Lower East Side is what SoHo was years ago, and this allows him to be more adventurous with the cuisine. Executive Chef Maximo Lopez May heads the kitchen. "This is an area where you can cook some really special meals," said Villa, adding that the chef, who is Argentinian, really puts his grilling techniques to work each day. "And it’s a lot of fun to be a part of a redevelopment of a neighborhood."
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)