Top designer Zac Posen has brought fashion into the kitchen at The Standard Plaza Hotel. Chef Nina Clemente has been recently appointed at the helm of the downtown restaurant and turned to her long-time friend to give her chef jacket a much-needed overhaul.

“My childhood friend Zac Posen designed my chef jacket,” said Clemente. “I wanted something fun, with a pop of colour, and he knew exactly what to do. The indigo and coral remind me of my summers on the Amalfi Coast, from which I also drew inspiration for my menu.”

The new menu features simple Italian and Californian dishes. Posen attended the restaurant’s official opening and said he was very proud of his long time friend on Instagram.