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What Olivia Kim Did at New York Fashion Week, Plus Her Favorite NYC Places

In the frenzy that is Fashion Week, it’s always a sweet relief to bump into a friendly face—if you’re lucky, even a friend. So, when we ran into Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects and curator of our Pop-In shop and SPACE, Olivia Kim, we couldn’t wait to catch up on what she’d been seeing and doing with her time in the Big Apple. She obliged. We chatted about our favorite shows. And, bonus: she gave us some tips on where to eat, hang out and shop around the city.

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Fashion Bytes: Marc Jacobs Wraps It Up at New York Fashion Week

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Marc Jacobs

The history: When Marc Jacobs launched in the mid-’80s, the label was famous for giant sweaters that cool downtown girls wore like dresses, with tights and boots. By the ’90s, Kate Moss and Gisele were walking in Marc Jacobs fashion shows, and the brand’s oversized fuzzy coats and slinky color-block separates helped define the decade’s aesthetic. Today, Marc Jacobs is known for its witty, gritty, independent approach to luxury, as well as its popular scents like Daisy and Decadence. In 2014, it became the first luxury brand to cast its advertising campaign via hashtag (#castmemarc).

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Fashion Bytes: Michael Kors Hits the Beach at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Michael Kors

The history: This famous American sportswear company started in 1981, and boasts a huge range of fans from Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton to Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj (who mentions the label in the lyrics to “Dance”). With sleek, cozy knitwear and updated classics like shrunken motorcycle jackets, Michael Kors makes versatile luxury staples for confident women.

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Fashion Bytes: Alice + Olivia’s Open House Party at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Alice + Olivia

The history: When the first Alice + Olivia collection debuted in 2002, the event took place at the storied Russian Tea Room and featured celebrity models (such as Paris Hilton) wearing hand-painted designer pants … and not much else. The perfectly cut trousers sold out fast and paved the way for a full women’s collection including clothes, shoes and accessories. Fast-forward 15 years, and the Alice + Olivia brand has kept its butt-boosting pants, its life-of-the-party vibe and its gallery cred, enlisting collaborators like the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat for limited-edition pieces.

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Fashion Bytes: Coach’s Glitter-Bombed Runway at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: COACH

The history: When the family-run workshop that would be Coach began in 1941, it employed six skilled artisans to make wallets and luggage by hand from fine leather. The products were a modest success, but the company really took off in the 1950s, when founder Miles Cahn realized the soft, strong, dark leather used for baseball gloves was ideal for making accessories. His wife, Lillian, suggested they try women’s handbags and—boom!—an empire of classic American style was born.

The designer: Brit Stuart Vevers worked at Louis Vuitton and Givenchy before creating Mulberry‘s ultra-cool aura with muses like Alexa Chung and Lana Del Rey. He joined Coach in 2013, and swiftly snagged Selena Gomez as his newest collaborator.

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Fashion Bytes: Oscar de la Renta Plays Paintball at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Oscar de la Renta

The history: With a legacy of great American couture, Oscar de la Renta is the luxury hallmark of First Ladies, movie stars and socialites. Founded in 1965, the brand counted Jacqueline Kennedy as an early supporter. Worn on the Academy Awards red carpet and memorably in a McDonald’s on Sex and the City, Oscar de la Renta continues to be an American fashion standard for elegance and impeccable taste. (It’s also one of the only fashion brands that’s ever lured Taylor Swift to its front row.)

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Helmut Lang’s Shayne Oliver-Designed Collection at New York Fashion Week

In a one-season-only engagement, Shayne Oliver designed the spring/summer 2018 collection for Helmut Lang, the pioneering designer brand. The collection premiered at New York Fashion Week in a runway show billed as Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver.

The clothes combined Helmut Lang’s strapped-in aesthetic with Oliver’s downtown NYC style, made famous by his recently defunct brand Hood By Air. The show occurred in an emporium filled with heavy-duty scaffolding, lights, speakers and other purely functional décor—and a who’s who of popular music in attendance.

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SHOP: Helmut Lang

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Fashion Bytes: Jason Wu’s #GreyOut at New York Fashion Week

Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: A witty take on city style, GREY Jason Wu is a go-to label for cool girls with jam-packed days. From painted bunny prints to wispy maxi dresses, it’s an elevated way to dress from day to night.

The designer: Wu shot to fame after dressing Michelle Obama for her first inaugural ball, and he quickly became a red carpet favorite for stars like Diane Kruger and Kerry Washington. In 2014, he was honored by the Parsons School of Design—despite having famously dropped out before his own graduation several years earlier.

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Fashion Bytes: Victoria Beckham Makes Chic Look Easy at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Victoria Beckham

The history: After launching best-selling denim collections throughout the early 2000s, Victoria Beckham created a full line of clothes in 2008, followed by bags, shoes and eyewear. By 2011, the line was a winner at the British Fashion Awards, and continues to create cool, confident workwear for women around the globe.

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Fashion Bytes: Alexander Wang Stops Traffic at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Alexander Wang

The history: After interning at Marc Jacobs and Teen Vogue, Alexander Wang launched his namesake line with three cashmere sweaters; by 2007, a mere two years later, it had become a full collection of super-skinny denim, oversized leather bombers, tuxedo-front minidresses and some of the best-selling handbags of the past decade.

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