Nordic at Fashion Week New York?
..not so much in 2012 but Fashion's Night Out, this year turning 4 years, offers a smorgasbord of Nordic opportunities.

Like last year Eton Shirts on Madison Avenue bet 58 and 59 Streets promises the 'Swede-est' party of Fashion's Night Out. Who can argue, with partners such as Happy Socks, Mackmyra Whisky, Karlssons Gold and, of course, Sweden's local candy supplier 'Sockerbit' their event, between 6 and 10 p.m. on Sept 6 will be hard to beat.
Also on our map are Efva Attling Stockholm at 36 Little West 12th Street; Acne at 33 Greene Street. A good thing with H&M? Their stores are everywhere these days and getting your fill of Nordic/Scandinavian design is doable pretty much wherever you are in the Big Apple. Stores are open between 6 and 11 p.m. Find out more at Fashion's Night Out

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The Nordic among designers at Fashion Week NY is Nina Skarra, a Norwegian designer worth taking a closer look at. Skarra’s designs are unique and Nordic in their simplicity, with an added French femininity and elegance. Unlike a lot of haute couture, Skarra’s is of the wearable kind that actually looks better on a body than a hanger. The photo, right is from her 2010 collection inspired by the ballet Swan Lake...

Also, Paola Suhonen and Ivana Helsinki's runway show is at PIER 57 West Side Highway at 15th Street (25 11th Avenue) at 7 p.m. Sept 6 while crazy fun Norwegian brand Moods of Norway opens its first New York store with a "Really, really blonde" party on 75 Greene Street.

Also in In New York City this coming week: Hionas Gallery exhibits a redux of Siri Berg's 1986 solo show, Black & White 1976-1981. The exhibition runs from September 6 – 29. Hionas Gallery, 89 Franklin St. www.hionasgallery.com 212.274.9003