We all know Fashion Week is changing: Tom Ford is skipping the runway for small presentations. Starting in September, Burberry is going to show just two men’s and women’s collections together a year as well as have them available for purchase at the same time. Rebecca Minkoff is starting her #SeeBuyWear show under a similar concept this week and The CFDA is even reconsidering how it does the entire event.
It looks like Fashion Week may turn into a consumer-based holiday. Until then, there are still public events to make you feel apart of the designer haven.
TRESemmé Runway Studio Salon – February 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Get ready to try out hairstyles straight from the runways. Along with giving you a refreshing new ‘do, the TRESemmé Runway Studio Salon will have space for you to charge your phone and catch a glimpse NYFW with behind-the-scenes footage. Just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and then head on over to Spring Studio at 50 Varick Street on Thursday.
Nineteenth Amendment at Macy’s Herald Square – February 13, 6 p.m. to closing
Get ready to shop! The mega-Macy’s in Herald Square is about to get even more designers for a day. Nineteenth Amendment, an online e-tailer focused on independent designer products at “pre-sale prices,” will be on-site with the designers and teams behind Helen Castillo Designs, Jovan O’Connor, Kréyol and Anjé. You can actually chat with the people who put your favorite pieces together and then buy what you like right on the spot!
Small Boutique Fashion Week – February 13, 12 p.m. or 4 p.m. or 8 p.m.
Three showcases with independent designers, celebrity stylists, boutique owners and much more are in store for this event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. You can stay for the full day or opt for just one showcase and definitely leave with a fashion-filled experience. Tickets range from about $32 to $109. (VIP status comes with special goodie bags from their multiple sponsors and early entry.) Still not sure if you want to go? Get a sneak peak of the event here.
FTL MODA 2016 – February 15, 6:30 p.m. start
Ready to hit an actual runway? FTL MODA, an organization focused on bringing diversity to New York Fashion Week, will host multiple international designer presentations at Angel Orsensaz Foundation in lower Manhattan. Their models alone are far from ordinary and nothing short of inspiring. Premium tickets range from $20 (general public) to $300 (front row). Designers include the glamorous womenswear designer Adolfo Sanchez as well as FuMo Bespoke & 7 Folds, an Italian brand with custom men’s, women’s and children’s wear.
Triumph Hotels and PRIV Beauty Pop-Ups – February 10 to 18, times vary
Staying fresh and beautiful all-day long just got easier. The Triumph Hotels in New York City and glam company PRIV, which delivers beauty experts to your doorstep, will offer free makeup touch-ups and mini manicures throughout fashion week. They even have their own location-specific colors including “Chandler Cabernet” and “Electric Edison.” Each hotel will take over a separate day. Times vary so make sure to check out the schedule here before you go. Just one service will be allowed per person so pick wisely and arrive on-time ; It’s a first come, first serve schedule.