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New York Fashion Week may cordone off a corner of Lincoln Center and require invitations and press credentials for more events, but sometimes the magic spills out into the streets for all to enjoy. This happened yesterday evening when the avant garde, New York-based label threeASFOUR conducted a runway show in the middle of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, on the border between Chinatown and the Lower East Side.
Invited guests entered a sunken plaza, where the designers had constructed a swirl of a set piece, onto which played geometric projections. The public?anyone from those walking by to residents who wanted to see what the buzz was about?had a better view (of both the fashion people and the collection), from the benches and railings looking down onto the show.
You never know how open to the public an outdoor show will be, but this seemed to be correct balance. Of course there were a few cat calls, but overall everyone played nicely and threeASFOUR's reflective bodysuits and architectural dresses received applause from all corners.
· All Fashion Week show coverage [Racked National]
· threeASFOUR Summons the Elements for a Laser Runway (Fall 2010) [Racked NY]
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