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The best things to do during NYFW 16
The best things to do during NYFW 16

For the fashion loves,  we have put together a list, not a secret sales list – we wish- but a list of fashion events that you dare not to miss.

New York Design Week kicks off tomorrow with hundreds of exhibitions, installations, talks, openings and parties lighting up the five boroughs. To help navigate the options, our editors scoured the listings to present a concise guide to this year’s festivities.

Here’s our top 5 picks for New York Design Week 2015:

Architecture and Design Film Festival for BKLYN Designs at the Brooklyn Expo Center

ADFF will be screening eight short films throughout BKLYN Designs, focusing on Brooklyn and/or made by Brooklyn filmmakers. The range of topics includes dumpsters turned swimming pools in Gowanus, a look at the progressive technologies used in the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, a portrait of Stefan Sagmeister, a visit to Piet Oudolf’s gardens, and the making of SITU Studio’s Design Lab at the New York Hall of Science. A special panel discussion about design and film—moderated by ADFF Director Kyle Bergman—will be held on Sunday May 10th. Opens May 8.


Feed Me at Los Perros Locos

What does the future of food look like? This concept is taken up by designers across the country in 20 provocative proposals ranging from market-ready products to visionary concepts. Visitors can expect to find a host of imaginative and pleasantly wacky ideas, including scratch and sniff vitamins, nasal flavor enhancement accessories, and wearable pizza. Sure to be an unconventional respite from NYDW fairs! Opens May 8.

Liz Collins for American Design Club at Collective Design

Textile designer Liz Collins is installing a woven tapestry, “that places architecture and design in conversation.” A performance-based installation, the project will invite attendees to witness and participate in the installation and will evolve throughout the fair. As fans of Liz’s home collection, we hope to see some of the themes she explores in her throw pillows, blankets and carpets in her architectural installation. Opens May 13.

Colony for Tribeca Design District

This jewel box of design in Chinatown represents the spirit of collaboration and community in American design. The space itself is the showroom for a design co-op consisting of 15 independent North American designers. Founded by the design editor Jean Lin, during New York Design Week the showroom will also host the fourth Reclaim NYC exhibition. Originally a response to the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, the Reclaim exhibitions have become a way for designers to create a one-off installation—the proceeds from the sale goes on to support a philanthropic organization of the designers’ choice. Opens May 14 for Tribeca Design District.


The Principals at Sight Unseen

Brooklyn-based designers The Principals work across architecture, design and technology to create interactive installations and design objects that, “expand our understanding of the world, connecting utility with a universal sense of wonder.” At this year’s Sight Unseen OFFSITE, escape the chaos of the fairs with a trip to the Dynamic Sanctuary, an immersive installation that uses light to reflect the biorhythms of participants. Opens May 15.

Get on you stilletos and strut your stuff not down the runaway but to the best fashion eve new York fashion week has to offer.

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