Every New York fashion week is filled with its fair share of memorable performances, both at shows and at the host of after-parties. This week should be no exception. On Thursday night, the Citizens Band, spearheaded by Karen Elson and Sarah Sophie Flicker, is set to turn Milk Studios into a sexy boudoir for their burlesque-style performance in Erickson Beamon’s “Deca-Dance” presentation. (They will, of course, be wearing Erickson Beamon pieces.) Following the cabaret show, Lissy Trullie, Cleo Le-Tan (sister of designer Olympia Le-Tan), Venus XX, and rap group Wu-Tang Clan are each doing a set at Milk for the MADE and Lexus Launch Event. If that’s not enough to make your night, the Kills’ Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince (a.k.a. Mr. Moss) will be rocking out at the Standard’s Boom Boom Room—we’re told it’s their last performance for a long time before they go back to the studio to work on their next album. On Friday night, the Ting Tings and Santigold (who fronted Alexander Wang’s T ad campaign for Fall ’11) will be on hand to put on a show (Ting Tings) and DJ (Santigold) at The Box for a Glamour party. The following day, Style.com has learned that actress and singer Alia Shawkat, familiar to many from her starring role in the much-missed sitcom Arrested Development, will be singing during Rachel Antonoff’s presentation at Drive In Studios.
Former Cardigans singer Nina Persson was in New York last night to celebrate her new, collaborative collection with the Swedish label Hope, and luckily, her new, collaborative collection was, too. (An earlier date for the party had to be postponed after Eyjafjallajökull stranded the clothes on the far side of the pond.) The capsule collection of fur-trimmed coats, mesh layering skirts, floral dresses, and, yes, a cardigan was Persson’s first stab at designing, but the soft-spoken Persson (pictured, left, with husband Nathan Larson) was just as concerned with another first: her first child, currently in attendance as well—in utero. The pregnancy may have kept her away from the free-flowing Champagne, but it didn’t keep her offstage. After sharing a few timely maternal anxieties—”I don’t want to be one of those blog moms,” she confided about the overly anxious, neurotic Internet set—Persson performed a few songs with her new band, A Camp. There to cheer her on were James Iha and her friend, sometime housemate, and fellow expectant mother Sarah Sophie Flicker, who also performs with Persson in the collective the Citizens Band. Flicker’s second baby, a boy, is due in the fall. Has the baby boom inspired a bout of creativity in the moms-to-be? Flicker and Persson were mum on the Citizens’ future, but fellow member Karen Elson—mom of two, and with her own album coming out later this month—let it slide today that the Band is in the very beginning stages of discussing an upcoming New York residency.