CFDA Fashion Fund Finalist Ryan Roche’s Can’t-Live-Without NYFW Guide

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“You know I live upstate, right?” asks designer Ryan Roche when prompted to share her absolute favorite spots to frequent in NYC.

I do. And it sounds so lovely to be able to leave this crowded, bustling, dirty city behind for greener pastures — perhaps that’s why the colors Roche uses in her collections are so clean, dreamy, soft… (Her fall/winter 2015 collection, by the way, was no exception. Monochromatic layering, and sensual, graceful knits reigned. It was lovely.)

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Though she spends the majority of her time upstate and away from all the New York City noise, Roche has to make the occasional trip into the big city — after all, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist has meetings with Anna Wintour, retailers, and a NYFW presentation to tend to. When she’s in town, these are her go to spots:

To eat: “I love Il Buco.” (47 Bond Street, NYC)

To indulge: “I love going to the Great Jones Spa — that’s amazing.” (29 Great Jones Street, NYC)

For fresh air: Central Park, where she can take her pet poodle. “It’s very gorgeous.”

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