Fashion Week: Designer dish on their summer vacation

Cards Against Humanity, Nordic feasts and beach time in the south of France — 14 designers reveal their best moments from the season of SPF 50 and margaritas on the rocks.

Rachel Zoe

“Some of my favorite summer memories are from the Hamptons with my family. There we go to the local farm stands for organic produce; my son, Skyler picks me bouquets of sunflowers; my husband and I dine at Il Tutto Giorno in Sag Harbor and The Palm in East Hampton; and we have evening bonfires with friends on the most beautiful beaches.

It’s my calm before the madness of New York Fashion Week.”

Rebecca Taylor

“I had the perfect day in Paris. Breakfast at Laduree on Rue Bonaparte, next the Musee d’Orsay — yummy lunch there. Then finished the day with wine and goat cheese at Deux Margots in Saint Germain. Bliss!”

Tanya Taylor

“A memory of this summer that I loved most was an afternoon in May after my honeymoon when we had friends over for a barbecue. Daft Punk’s album had just come out and was the perfect soundtrack to an afternoon of dancing, eating delicious ricotta apple crostinis, drinking fruit-filled sangria and playing Cards Against Humanity.”

Amy Smilovic

“I loved my trip to Sweden. In Stockholm, I hosted an event with Elin Kling and Nathalie Schuterman at the Grand Hotel. I was inspired by all of the amazing shops and found my new favorite food — which is salmon roe served on toast. I loved discovering my roots, as my grandfather’s family came over from Sweden via Ellis Island in the early 1900s.”

Bibhu Mohapatra

“A perfect day would unfold similarly to how my days did in Santorini this summer. Breakfast and a good book, a long walk, a swim, afternoon drinks and an early night sleep, all overlooking the Aegean Sea. Bliss.”

Jenni Kayne

“I spent the summer at our house in Tahoe with my family. I loved watching (my children) Ripley and Tanner play on the beach at the lake and then having everyone together for family-style dinners in the evenings.”

Karen Walker

“This summer I taught my little girl how to snorkel.”

Mara Hoffman

“One of my favorite days of the summer was the day after my swim show in Miami. My husband, son and I spent the entire day hanging out at the beach outside the Shore Club. We ate tacos and swam in the ocean all day.”

Anna Laub

“I had a day on the beach with two of my best friends from school in the south of France. It’s the same beach where we spent many a teenage holiday together causing lots of trouble — it was a really special day.”

Tracy Reese

“My best summer day was spent upstate near my house in Columbia County. My younger sister, Erin drove in from Michigan with her family and my brother drove up from Brooklyn with his. I had all my nephews and my niece together for some quality time! We paddled canoes on Lake Taghkanic and had a picnic in the park. Simple and perfect!”

Wes Gordon

“For Fourth of July weekend, I was fortunate enough to be the guest of very good friends with a very gorgeous boat sailing around the Chesapeake Bay. From watching the parade in historic Annapolis to the most amazing crab cakes at The Inn at Perry Cabin, it was a thoroughly patriotic (and relaxing!) way to spend the holiday. I spent the rest of the weekend out on the deck, reading and sketching my upcoming spring collection.”




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