New York Fashion Week's kickoff event, Fashion's Night Out took place on September 10 and played host to musicians all over New York City, celebrating the event. Billboard sat down with VV Brown before her performance at the Teen Vogue/ASOS.com block party to talk about her role in Fashion Week, writing a new record, and her return to London for some much needed time at home. Brown, who has just come off the road with Maroon 5, is getting ready to start recording the follow up to her critically acclaimed "Traveling Like The Light". Of the next record, Brown told Billboard it would have "a darker feel" and be "a lot more mature". When talking about her writing process she said that she needs to strip away her celebrity and "go back to riding the bus and eating mac and cheese". The new record should come out sometime early next year. PHOTOS: RACHEL BEEN AND ELIZABETH HURST
Pictured here is Brown (left) with Billboard Editorial Assistant Elizabeth Hurst (right)
Pictured here is Brown (left) with Tour Manager, Jamie Hill (right)
Before she took the stage, Brown posed with Teen Vogue and EMI executives including (from left) Austin Smedstad, PR Director of fashion and accessories, Starworks Group; Eleanor Banco, Public Relations director of Teen Vogue; Mary Kate Steinmiller, Fashion Market Editor, Teen Vogue; Andrew Bevan, Style Features Editor, Teen Vogue; Brown’s guitar player, Janek Gwizdala; Brown; Brown’s percussionist, Iajhi Hampden; Brown’s guitar player, Jesse Berent ; Matt Shelton, Tour Marketing EMI Music; Taryn Berkett, Product Manager EMI Music; Kristen Kanopka, Publicity EMI Music.
In true Fashion Week style, Brown donned a plum colored velvet ASOS dress and caramel color peep toe shoes, which she promptly removed before taking the stage and performing hits including "Everybody" and "Shark in the Water" to the crowd of excited fans. Brown is pictured here onstage (left) with guitar player, Jesse Berent (right).