Talking Up New York Fashion Week: Ari Goldberg

| 02 Mar 2015 | 04:44

    CEO and founding partner, StyleCaster Media Group

    By Sharon Feiereisen

    Man about town and CEO/founding partner of StyleCaster Media Group Ari Goldberg has long been immersed in the Downtown fashion and social scene. Now, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and the 92nd Street Y, he is spearheading the inaugural State of Style Summit. We chatted with Goldberg about the much-buzzed-about event and his Downtown Fashion Week standouts.

    Can you tell us about some up-and-coming designers we should keep an eye out for this Fashion Week? Fashion design is one of the most competitive industries, so it's great to see high-quality talent emerge Downtown. Among the standouts showing their collections Downtown this season are Christian Cota, Yigal Azrouel, Band of Outsiders and Dannijo.

    What are the hot editors' lunch spots around Milk Studios? I'd expect to see a bunch of the editors hanging out at Soho House, Pastis and Chelsea Market.

    Do you have suggestions if you have an hour to kill between shows? If I'm near Milk Studios and have some time to kill, I'll just head over to Soho House and knock out a few emails or wander aimlessly through the Meatpacking District and soak up the influence that New York Fashion Week has on the streets and how it's affecting the style of real people.

    One-stop-shop for a fashion emergency? Uniqlo.

    What's your two-minute spiel on the State of Style Summit? Who should go and why? The days of the fashion dictatorship should come to an end. It's great to have teamed up with 92Y to present the counterpoint narrative to Fashion Week. This one-day summit will democratize fashion; anyone who is passionate about style and cares about its future should be there.