Who better to take us inside NYFW (the first one in real-life since March 2020) than the Executive Fashion Director of Vogue.com, Rickie De Sole? We are thrilled to share exclusive images of her wearing Merlette to the shows as well as her delightful insights on surviving the week, Fashion Week wardrobes and where to wind down. And if you love Rickie’s insights as much as we do, subscribe to The Get, Vogue’s insider newsletter on what to shop and how to wear it.
Q: What's your favorite part of NYFW? What makes it different from other cities' fashion weeks?
A: Home turf! I love the energy of New York during Fashion Week. It’s great to watch the community come together and celebrate each other's work.
Q: What are your go-to spots for lunch or coffee during the shows?
A: I am often running back to the office between shows. The new Sant Ambroeus at Brookfield is across the street from the Conde Nast offices and has become the go-to spot for a quick bite and caffeine boost.
More often than not, I find myself killing time between shows and desperately needing to catch up on emails. Uptown, my go to is Via Quadronno right off Madison Avenue. Downtown near Spring Studios, it’s Interlude on Hudson Street.
Rickie wearing the BOYCE blouse
Q: How do you unwind after the shows? (Any favorite drink or dinner spots?)
A: If I don't have an event, I usually grab a bite with my fellow editors before or after the last show of the day.
Indochine is a New York staple and is always a fun spot after a long day of shows. The food hits the spot and the energy is always on. I love a good cocktail at Babs in Greenwich Village too.
Q: How do you approach putting together your NYFW wardrobe?
A: I am not someone who plans her outfits out days in advance, even during Fashion month. The benefit of being in New York is that I can wake up and choose an outfit from my closet that suits the weather—and my mood—that day.