No other week has an impact on the fashion industry quite like New York Fashion Week. This celebration of fashion, style and innovation spans a week in September, and will include runway shows, designers, celebrities, the latest styles and more at venues throughout the city. Follow this Fashion Week guide from top Manhattan New York fashion travel agency, BlueOrange, to make you feel like an industry insider as you experience Fashion Week. While you might not get to sit next to Anna Wintour, read on to learn the event’s secrets and how you can still feel like one of the event’s elite.
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Each year, New York Fashion week runs for a week near the start of September. It is important to note, though, that the dates are flexible because “surprise” shows often pop up both before the first official show and after the final party. Fashion Week in the fall showcases the designs for the following year’s designers’ 2019 Spring and Summer lines.
New York Fashion Week doesn’t call a single, central location home. Rather shows take place throughout Manhattan and often allow the setting to support the show’s themes. Past events have taken place at carnivals, converted post offices, railway terminals and more.
At each Fashion Week in New York there are two types of shows: industry and open-to-the-public. The industry shows are for buyers and professionals who work with fashion, so the average person won’t easily snag tickets to those shows. But tickets are available for many of the events, and you can purchase those here closer to the event each year. If you do have your heart set on one of the industry shows, reach out to the brand’s publicist at least a month in advance, but contacting brands as soon as possible is even better, so you can establish a relationship.
Shows are notorious for starting 20 minutes late and lasting around 10 minutes.
In addition to the scheduled shows, look for pop-up shops, fundraisers, lectures and more all throughout the city. Each event provides an opportunity to learn about fashion and to meet the people closely connected in the industry.
What to Wear
Many people claim that the real show is on the street, so be prepared to show off your unique style and personal favorites during Fashion Week. This event offers the perfect time to people watch, and trust us, people will be watching. Make bold choices, be perfectly you, and you are sure to be on trend. The only recommended must-wear are comfortable shoes. Be prepared to walk between shows. Luckily, flats, sneakers and boots have all been seen on recent runways.
Where to Stay
Consider staying in one of the city’s boutique hotels that will fit the unique style and echo the world-class design you will see at Fashion Week. These hotels are favorites of fashion editors who are in the city for New York Fashion Week.
PUBLIC Hotel boasts that it’s “refined, sophisticated, smart and simple, yet flamboyant and provocative, all at the same time,” and it is. The Lower East Side hotel is located near top bars, restaurants and entertainment spots, plus the rooftop bar offers amazing views of the city skyline.
11 Howard offers classic, casual luxury and follows the ideal of “Conscious Hospitality,” 11 Howard takes a socially conscious approach to every aspect of their hotel, from design to hospitality. The hotel has made it their goal to end eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. Ideally located in the heart of Soho, making it perfect for shopping or picking up accents before the shows.
Located in the historic Flatiron District, Freehand is a new hotel that is generating buzz throughout the fashion community. With rooming options for individuals and groups (think bunk beds), the details make this hotel one-of-a-kind, plus the hotel’s bar, The Broken Shaker, is a popular social destination for locals and visitors.
As one of the nation’s leading luxury travel agencies, New York-based BlueOrange, is ready to help you make your New York Fashion Week travel plans. The entertainment and fashion industries rely on BlueOrange to define their worldwide travel. Contact BlueOrange to plan your next luxury travel experience.