Wrapping up our Fashion’s Night Out 2012 interviews with industry experts, we posed a few FNO-related questions to Senior Stylist Aya Kanai, the newest addition to the Shopbop styling team. Here’s what she had to say:
SHOPBOP: What are you most looking forward to for this year’s FNO?
AYA KANAI: I’m a fan of illustration and graphic novels, so I’m looking forward to checking out the 3.1 Phillip Lim event. The brand is launching “Kill The Night,” an original comic book co-written by the designer and John Ostrander and drawn by Jan Duursema of Star Wars comic book fame. It’s such a cool idea!
SB: Where will we be able to find you throughout the course of the event?
AK: I’ve learned to pick a neighborhood and stick to it—I usually hang out in Soho. Trying to get to different neighborhoods will leave you trapped in transit for the evening rather than having fun!
SB: Perhaps the most important question: what are you planning to wear?
AK: FNO is a great evening to wear my favorite new pieces for fall. I just got a cool Theyskens’ Theory backpack and J Brand leather pants.
SB: And finally, what would we find in your Fashion’s Night Out survival kit?
AK: My Metrocard! I don’t bother trying to get a cab. There are NONE!