What to do when people and an economy are feeling down? Retail therapy of course!
This is exactly the fix that Fashion Night Out (FNO) brings. Launched in New York City in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis, Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour created FNO to inject some fun (and cash) into the economy by getting people talking about fashion and spending again.
According to Susan Portnoy, New York FNO spokeswoman,
“The idea is that you want to celebrate and support an industry…One of the things Anna [Wintour] really wanted was an interaction between the designer and shopper. So people really understand the creativity behind it all and the idea that they’re supporting everyone from thedesigner to the delivery truck drivers.’’(Boston Globe)
Sounds like Ms. Wintour’s vision for FNO is exactly in line with Nineteenth Amendment’s mission of increasing and supporting consumer and designer interaction.Show your fashion support – enjoy a pedestrainized Newbury Street, specialty cocktails, instore DJs, flash runway shows and giveaways – today Thursday, September 6th, 2012 7-10pm.