The beginning of Summer is a time of reinvention for nearly everyone and everything: for the parks and trees, the streets of the city, and, most certainly, for fashion-savvy New Yorkers. Living in the Midtown West luxury apartments at ARO puts you right at the heart of the best fashion in the best city for fashion. The possibilities for changing your look, and for the perfect warm-weather splurge, are endless.
What better way to celebrate the feeling of renewal than to pay a visit to Christian Dior, where Maria Grazia Chiuri has created a Spring Ready-to-Wear collection inspired by movement and dance. “I wanted to speak about dance with a different point of view,” she told Vogue of the collection. “I think that dance and fashion are very close, for they both speak about the body.” The Draped Jersey Gown in white is the perfect combination of balletic elegance and the grace of a Roman statue. Wear it to Lincoln Center and be as glorious and ethereal as the performance you go to see. Dior’s Printed Cotton Tulle Skirt brings that otherworldly feeling to daytime wear. Pair it with the Silk Ottoman Jacket, and you’re ready to make an entrance to a gallery opening or a rooftop soirée.
Miuccia Prada is a designer for whom every dress and every shoe is a chance to reinvent the idea of what is possible. Leave it to her to recast a pink tie-dye print into a structured dress with a black articulated waist — perfect for welcoming spring with a simultaneous nod to the peony and to punk rock.
Of course, no Midtown West wardrobe can be made complete without paying a visit to New York fashion meccas Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Walking through their doors is a seasonal rite of passage that will give you an immediate sense of what’s on trend this season, including styles from Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier. Bergdorf Goodman is featuring exciting new offerings, such as Hedi Slimane’s first collection for Celine, and Tom Ford’s impeccable suits.
For the finishing touch, head to Stuart Weitzman, where you’ll find an irresistible collection of heels and sandals in perfect pastels. The Sutton Sandal combines an architectural block heel with a strappy front. One variation of the shoe features a base color of luminous silver-blue with blue and orange woven straps to provide a little urban edge. It’s the perfect look for living — and shopping — when you live in ARO’s Midtown West luxury no-fee apartments.