As Fashion Week 2017 makes its way to New York City, fashionistas from across the globe rendezvous in ‘the city that never sleeps’ to scope out the industry’s newest collections and latest trends. Reigning as one of the largest fashion capitals in the world, New York City serves as a muse for both runway couture and chic street style. While New York Fashion Week may seem like an exclusive affair open only to fashion’s most iconic, there are ways the public can experience all of the glitz and glam without a front row seat invitation! That’s right, you don’t need to be a fashion mogul to partake in all of the action. We’ve curated a list of open-to-the-public NYFW 2017 events
1. YEROC by Corey Woods
Celebrity designer, Corey Woods debuts his long-awaited Spring Collection on Sunday, September 10th at a secret location woven somewhere in the heart of the ‘Big Apple.’ Fashion forward non-elites can purchase either “The Spy Package” for $100 or “The Assassin Package” for $200 to attend the event. Along with access to the show, these packages include perks such as an invitation to the after party at the YEROC loft on 23rd street, access to an exclusive shopping event and the opportunity to interact with live YEROC models. Beginning at 4pm, expect the show to be heralded with fashion insiders, bloggers, editors, stylists, celebrities and more. Click here to RVSP.
The visionaries behind Art Hearts Fashion recognize fashion as a manifestation of human art and communication that ought to be shared, (like us!) This is good news for those of us outside the fashion bubble– Art Heart Fashion kicks off its open-to-the-public NYFW festivities at 172 Norfolk St in Manhattan on September 6th through September 11th. You can score front-row tickets for $250, which come with a VIP gift bag as well as other perks. Any other tickets will be sold as general admission ranging from $33 to $65—these passes grant you access to the lavish affair as well as to the off-site before and after parties. Click here to RSVP.
If the traditional NYFW is too bougie for your liking, Street Fashion Week hits NYC on September 16th, coupling luxury fashion with distinct New York swagger to set the trends for Spring 2018. Hosted at the Broadway Market in Soho, the event features designers including Ex-Mermaid to Satin Roses, Siobhan Hunter Brand and more. As a salute to vibrant New York City nightlife, guests enjoy free cocktails and musical performances with purchase of a ticket. Feel free to strut your own posh rendition of New York street style and put the models to shame. Click here to RSVP.
4. JAHNKOY x Puma NYFW After-party
Graphic artist and designer, JAHNKOY debuts her ethnically-inspired, politically weighted Puma menswear collaboration in September at NYFW. Her collection, entitled “The Displaced” intends to campaign the message: “To change everything, we need everyone.” Unfortunately, the show is off-limits to the non-elite, but the designer is extending after party invites to the public in an effort reinforce her call for unity. Head over to Brooklyn’s own neighborhood venue, Friends and Lovers for live performances by various DJ’s and hip-hop artists. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. MAARKAH Fashion Week
MAARKAH is leading an epochal shift—and you’re invited to be a part of the movement. The African American and Middle Eastern brand, boasting a free-form kind of ethos, is set to launch their collection at NYFW in just a few weeks. Their mission is to draw attention to under-represented designers from Africa and the Middle East right here to New York City– the fashion epicenter of the world. The brand aims to showcase cultural aesthetic as well as unearth creative and talented international designers. Tickets for the event are $25. Join MAARKAH at 450 West 31 Street on September 11th to celebrate the beauty of diversity in the fashion industry. Click here to RSVP.
Be sure to make your reservations at The Time New York Hotel in Times Square. Or if you prefer staying just outside the chaos in a suburban retreat make your reservations at The Time Nyack, only a 45 minutes outside NYC, which will also be providing shuttle services during NYFW to and from NYC when reserved in advance.