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While this year marks the end of Bryant Park tents, and the backstage lounges that go along with them, alternative runway spaces around the city are getting more and more creative each year. Whether at the Metropolitan Pavilion or Milk Studios, the hottest designers of the season have already opted out of the traditional 7th on Sixth lineup to prepare for the upcoming seasons. With the move of Bryant Park backstage lounges, new innovative places for media, designers, and other fashion insiders to decompress are already popping up alongside the new runways.
Our favorite space this year by far was the Montauk Surf Lodge on the 8th Floor of Milk Studios. The lounge, designed by Rob McKinley, featured a view across the river, picnic tables, and a cool, relaxed vibe, exactly mirroring its Hamptons mothership. Sam Talbot, Executive Chef of the original Surf Lounge in Montauk, cooked up delicious fish tacos and Hawaiian macaroni salad all week for tired visitors. A welcoming bar served up Belvedere cocktails and Cafe Bustelo lattes for guests. Lounge staff wore original uniforms provided by Loomstate made from organic cotton and natural dyes, as well as Vans Shoes and Jill Platner jewelry. Gazing from the wealth of enamored guests filling up the gorgeous space, the Montauk Surf Lodge is a welcome reminder of what's to come for upcoming fashion weeks as the traditional players begin to spread their wings all over our broad city. Check out the gallery for more photos of the Surf Lodge.
Gallery: New York Fashion Week Surf Lodge