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Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs

Text: Elizabeth Lee

Photo: Vanessa Caitlin


Image: Canon EOS M6 Mark II

There's just something about New York, isn't there? The people, the hustle and bustle — it's the city that never sleeps. And for the style obsessed, New York Fashion Week is one of those times where the best of the Big Apple come together in an explosion of energy, creativity and style.

This season, the Buro. Singapore team met up with Nicole Wong (@ncwong), the co-founder of creative firm @nplusc.co before the highly anticipated closing show of the season: the Marc Jacobs fall/winter 2020 show.

Here's how she got ready for the big night.

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 1)

12pm: When we met up with Nicole at her boutique hotel, she was deciding between two Marc Jacobs outfits she had picked up from a shoot the day before. Her choice for day? A floor-grazing metallic jersey dress with beautiful crochet detailing on the yoke, back and sleeves from the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2020 collection. And with a slick of her iconic winged eyeliner, we were off.

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 2)

2pm: For lunch, we popped into Trapizzino for their delicious pocket pizzas. The triangular-shaped Roman street food was invented by a pizza maker named Stefano Callegari a decade ago. Nicole enjoyed the Chicken Cacciatore.

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 3)Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 4)

4pm: A quick change back at Nicole's hotel where she put on a baby blue t-shirt, a super cool varity-style red leather patchwork jacket, and a matching pair of pants.

P.S. Any fashion editor or influencer who has chalked up enough fashion week seasons would know that taking the subway (or metro) is the best way to get around the city if you want to avoid the crazy traffic jams.

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 5)Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 6)

5pm: Quick stop at a food truck... because who can resist a good hotdog? Of New York City, Nicole said, "I absolutely love the the craziness and grittiness of the city. It's alive, it's real."

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 7)

6.30pm: Rule number #1, don't be late for a Marc Jacobs show. It's one of the rare brands that actually start the runway on time. The last time Nicole attended the Marc Jacobs show was for fall/winter 2019, and she was thrilled to be back. "The show is always held at the iconic Park Avenue Armory every season, but I'm looking forward to see how the place will be transformed — it's always an exciting experience."

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 8)

7pm: Instead of the usual row of seats, Marc Jacobs eschewed tradition and broke out cafe tables and chairs for his fall/winter 2020 collection.

7.10pm: And in a blink of the eye, the show was over. "This was an experience to remember, always. There were multiple emotions running through me while I was watching the chaos and form come to life. Everything, from the choreography by Karole Armitage, to the madness of the performance, and simplicity of the fabrics that focussed on the fit, cut and form, was powerful and embodied the characters of the strong women whom inspired Marc Jacobs," she said.

Nicole Wong takes on New York City with Marc Jacobs (фото 9)

7.15pm: When asked to choose her absolutely favourite look from the season, she quipped, "There were so many good looks! It's so difficult to even narrow it down to my top ten. But if I really had to pick one, it would be look 10, because it's so simple, yet well-cut and strong, and embodies a certain power and energy to it.

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