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DIESEL’s New York Fashion Week Party Was a Holy Mess of Music by Travis Scott, Mia Moretti, Joe Jonas and More

Carlotta Kohl and Atlanta De Cadenet-Taylor at the Diesel NYFW party

Carlotta Kohl and Atlanta De Cadenet-Taylor

If there was any doubt that DIESEL’s Fashion Week fete was the party of the night, it was dispelled immediately upon arrival at the Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side on Saturday. Hundreds of people thronged the entrance, some waiting an hour to get in, but once inside, were treated to one of the best Fashion Week parties in a minute.

Heron Preston DJed with Virgil Abloh

Heron Preston DJ’ed with Virgil Abloh

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DJ Mia Moretti Curates Your Holiday Playlist

Mia Moretti With holiday parties, you set the table and then you set the mood—that calls for a different kind of platter. For some, it’s the 1960 jazz classic Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas; for others, it’s Mariah’s chart-shattering and enduring Merry Christmas. For DJ Mia Moretti, it’s a little vintage here (Betty Wright, Elvis), a bit of bleeding edge there (Florence + the Machine, Elle King), a few crate-digger rarities (Margo Guryan, The Twistin’ Kings) and even some surf rock (The Invaders) that gets the atmosphere primed for a party.

Moretti grew up a precocious Los Angeles youngster encouraged to follow her interests, which have taken her around the globe in artistic pursuit. Now she’s an on-demand DJ, opening for artists like Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry, playing festivals and industry parties and curating runway soundtracks for emerging NY designers such as Jonathan Simkhai and Timo Weiland. Each season she performs alongside violinist Margot as The Dolls for Alice + Olivia. As the New York City-based artist took a breather from Paris Fashion Week, we snagged a specially curated holiday playlist and her thoughts on music, creativity and style. Oh, and Mimi made the cut, too.

For starters, how was Fashion Week and what can we expect to see you wearing Spring 2016?

Milan and Paris fashion week were both incredible. It’s always very inspiring to see the clothes come to life on the runway the way the designer envisions them. The Philosophy show by Lorenzo Serafini was one of the collections I could see myself stepping into every piece of. It’s feminine and playful, with just the right touches of sexy. 

Can you tell me about how you chose and sequenced this playlist for The Thread?
Speaking of playful, I wanted to have a little fun with this holiday playlist. I started the set with one of my favorite Betty Wright tracks of all time, “Tonight Is The Night”. You have to listen to it for yourself, but I’ll tell you, it’s not the night before Christmas she’s singing about. This track sets the tone for the rest of the set, which is a mix of my favorite Christmas renditions by the likes of Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey and the Jackson 5, and new releases such as Florence + The Machine’s “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”—not a traditional Christmas song, but a beautiful track with massive emotional range—just like the holidays.

This way for more Q&A + holiday tunes

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How to Do Fashion Week from Home (or the Office or the Backyard, or …)

Whether or not your bags are packed and your aisle seat is confirmed, you probably can’t wait for Fashion Week to begin. This is, after all, our Olympics. And thanks to everyone’s BFF (The Internet), you’re good to go even if you’re staying at home. While we’ll be on the ground and reporting on the runway, the street and more in New York, London, Milan and Paris, we put together this guide on doing Fashion Week right no matter where you are.

We’ll start where it all starts every season: New York Fashion Week.

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All images by Jessa Carter for The Thread from Fall Fashion Week 2015

Here’s how and where to log on, tune in and keep up with all the action.

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Three Images & Three Sentences from Carolina Herrera, Paul Andrew, Alice + Olivia, Maria Cornejo, Veronica Beard … and! Our Favorite FW DJs

Fashion Week Journal for Monday, February 16

Monday looks a little different at New York Fashion Week—especially so in freezing temperatures and amid the combo Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day long/short weekend.

As we filed into the grandest tent in all of Lincoln Center to see one of the most beloved American eveningwear designers, we sensed everyone had a bit of an adrenaline hangover. Bill, Anna, Grace, Edward, Stefano, et al—and us, too, so we decided to put some framework around today’s post. After all, three is the magic number. Here we go: a trio of sentences and images from all five shows we saw yesterday.

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Images by Jessica Carter

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