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Sidewalk Catwalk

New York City is a center of fashion both in the creation and the adoption. Top fashion designers live in and have showrooms or flagship stores in NYC, which have been cropping up in the Meatpacking District and adding to the upscale flavor of that area. Up and comers study the subject at the Parsons the New School for Design or Fashion Institute of Technology. The West Village and Soho are havens for designers trying to make a name for themselves — all the small shops are a shopper’s paradise for those looking for something special and not off the rack. Every September, the city dresses up with Fashion Week where many designers show off their collections.

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