August 23 2014

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Kirkwood’s U.S. Open, “The Patron Saint of Hipsters” Heads To Brooklyn, Cake Walking On The Runways in New Zealand, And More…


Nicholas Kirkwood is setting up shop in the States. The British footwear designer will open his first U.S. store in New York on Washington Street early next year. [WWD]

Taavo Somer (left), the man behind Freemans restaurant, Freemans Sporting Club, and the Rusty Knot, opens his highly anticipated Brooklyn restaurant, Isa, next week. What should we expect from “one of downtown’s most imitated tastemakers of the last decade?” For one thing, no deer heads, that’s for sure. [NYT]

We have a few days until New York fashion week begins, but New Zealanders got a head start with their very own fashion week. Here’s something you don’t normally see at a runway show: Auckland-based label Huffer closed with a patriotically dressed model popping out of a cake. Sweet! [
Huffington Post]

Designer Catherine Malandrino has cancelled her New York fashion week presentation. Hurricane Irene is not to blame for this one-the designer’s rep says “the company is in a time of transition” and “we’ll be back in February.” [Page Six]