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NY Fashion Week Fun
« on: February 17, 2017, 09:57:51 AM »
The free Bryant Park ice rink in Midtown Manhattan closes used to close down every year at this time so that NY Fashion Week can could use the space for fashion shows. Apparently, designer Thom Browne wanted to extend the season.  He must *love* "Nightmare Before Christmas."  His fashion is outrageous.

ETA: This show took place  in Chelsea, not at Bryant Park.  My mistake, sorry.

This year, he's outdone himself - the models wore shoes that looked like high-heeled ice skates.



See more on Google/Yahoo Images or here:

http://footwearnews.com/2017/runway/fall-2017/fall-2017-ready-to-wear-thom-browne-new-york-fashion-week-312993/
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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 10:31:49 AM »
Wait... does this mean they're not open this weekend?  The web site doesn't seem to say anything about it.  We have a family brunch on Sunday that's pretty much equidistant from Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center, and I was thinking of trying to skate at one or the other that afternoon.

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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 10:47:58 AM »
Wait... does this mean they're not open this weekend?  The web site doesn't seem to say anything about it.  We have a family brunch on Sunday that's pretty much equidistant from Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center, and I was thinking of trying to skate at one or the other that afternoon.

I could be wrong - you know what Felix Unger says about assuming...

They used to take the ice down for the season just before Fashion Week started.  Maybe they don't melt it any more, or they use another space for Fashion Week?

I would check, if I were you.  The web site says the rink is open through early March.
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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 10:49:41 AM »
Thanks; if it looks like I'm really going to be able to do it I'll give them a call.  (Trying to talk the family into coming along... not getting much traction so far.)

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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 10:52:38 AM »
Ah - this article says the show was held in Chelsea.  I had read a different article that called it a "Winter Village," which is the name of the Bryant Park setup. 

My mistake, sorry for the confusion.
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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 11:07:25 AM »
No prob!  And good lord... those shoes!

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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 12:03:30 PM »
The tweed lip makeup is really weird!  On the other hand, the little penguin purse with the chain is very cute!  I would totally use it!

Watch the models mince around in those shoes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnMnF41iQjE&feature=youtu.be
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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 02:35:10 PM »
Then there are actual high-heeled (okay well almost, on pointe) skates.  She still skates at our rink.

https://youtu.be/7WB0_SGL6bA
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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 02:38:51 PM »
@skategeek have you skated at Byant Park before?  Just an FYI before you go.  Crowded, the ice gets bad quick b/c there are so many people, small and they will often not even let you go backward.  The middle coned off section is teeny tiny and if there's a lesson you can't use it anyway.
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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 02:46:00 PM »
@skategeek have you skated at Byant Park before?  Just an FYI before you go.  Crowded, the ice gets bad quick b/c there are so many people, small and they will often not even let you go backward.  The middle coned off section is teeny tiny and if there's a lesson you can't use it anyway.

And probably full of puddles today. So warm!

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Re: NY Fashion Week Fun
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 03:10:16 PM »
Yeah, I'm not expecting to be able to properly skate there (or at Rockefeller Center).  But my daughter refuses to skate at our rink ("it's boring") but loved skating at an outdoor rink in DC over winter break.  So I'm hoping we can at least have a little fun.  I suspect we won't actually end up skating at all but I'm making plans just in case.

Then there are actual high-heeled (okay well almost, on pointe) skates.  She still skates at our rink.

https://youtu.be/7WB0_SGL6bA

That's amazing.