New York Fashion Week officially kicks off Thursday, which means swarms of models, stylists, influencers, creatives, editors and other general multi-hyphenates are getting ready to touch down in the Big Apple, armed with logo-adorned scarves and statement outerwear. But just because you don't have a front-row seat to all the shows doesn't mean you can't partake in all the NYFW fun.
So, to make sure you feel especially included in this season's festivities, we've rounded up some fashion- and beauty-focused events that are open to the public. From sitting in on interactive designer discussion panels to learning makeup tips from the pros, read on for all the details.
Club Monaco's New Light for NYFW: Now You See Me
Monday, Feb. 5-Wednesday, Feb. 14
Club Monaco 5th Avenue, 160 5th Avenue
Instead of having a traditional runway show, Club Monaco will present its spring collection by creating a large-scale interactive installation at its 5th Avenue Flagship with additional activation points throughout New York and Brooklyn. Titled "Now You See Me," the installation will use elements of reflection, shadow and light to create a space for you to see yourself and its new offerings for spring.
Rebecca Taylor x Tilt Brush by Google Fall 2018 Presentation
Thursday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-6p.m.
Rebecca Taylor Meatpacking store, 34 Gansevoort Street
Rebecca Taylor is partnering with Tilt Brush by Google — a virtual reality app that lets you paint in 3D spaces — to present its Fall 2018 collection in a way that fuses fashion, art and technology. The designer also collaborated with Wesley Allsbrook, an Emmy-nominated artist from Google's Artist in Residence program, to create a beautiful 3D environment and worked with Pendnt to produce augmented reality elements. The installation will thus bring the collection to life and provide consumers with a unique, immersive shopping experience.
WWD x Samsung 837 Present Style Dimension
Thursday, Feb. 8-Friday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 12, 4-4:45 p.m.
837 Washington Street
WWD editors will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the minds of the most innovative fashion houses and beauty brands through a series of discussions with designers, influencers and retailers. Esteemed fashion guests will include: Eva Chen, Narciso Rodriguez, Lisa Gersh of Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Norma Kamali and more. During these interactive panels, guests will learn about the emergence of inspiration, customization, connection and consumption in the fashion industry. RSVP here.
Diesel Canal Street Pop-up
Friday, Feb. 9, 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Diesel, 419 Broadway at Canal Street
Diesel is opening a real knock-off store on Canal Street during NYFW, where it will sell one-of-a-kind Diesel-logoed hats, tees and sweatshirts. There will also be a limited-edition denim collection for sale, plus a selection of the brand's lifestyle offerings.
Sam Edelman Shopping and Philanthropy Event
Friday, Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m.
Sam Edelman Soho Store, 109 Spring Street
Come shop at Sam Edelman on Friday night, and the store will donate 10 percent of sales to the United Nations Women for Peace Association, an organization dedicated to stopping violence against women. The event will also have music by DJ Kharisma, champagne, complimentary beauty services courtesy of GlamSquad and custom denim embroidery by Denim Therapy.
NYFW With Midori Linea
Friday, Feb. 9, 7-10 p.m.
W New York — Downtown, 8 Albany Street, 5th Fl.
Celebrate the start of NYFW at the W Hotel with jewelry brand Midori Linea and get personally styled by its founder and creative director, Sakura. Ricky Survive and Jason Jani will provide the tunes, Artbysebastian will paint live for your visual pleasure and there will be a complimentary Magic Galaxy beauty beauty bar.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.
837 Washington Street
Starting at 10 a.m., Maybelline New York makeup artists will be at Samsung 837 armed and ready with a slew of complimentary products to help touch-up your beauty look. Head in early, because they'll only be fixing faces while supplies last. RSVP here.
Maybelline Master Class
Saturday, Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m.
837 Washington Street
Instagram beauty stars Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot are hosting the first-ever live Maybelline New York Master Class at Samsung 837. The class will feature the best in makeup practices, on-site makeup retouches and a question-and-answer portion moderated by E! News' Alicia Quarles. RSVP here.
Simply NYC Fashion & Beauty Conference
Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Root NYC, 443 W. 18th Street
Attend the SIMPLY NYC conference and experience a day full of inspirational and educational panels presented by influencers the in fashion, beauty, blogging and tech spaces. Speakers will include "Pitch Perfect" actress and activist Brittany Snow, YouTube star Bethany Mota, Wendy Nguyen of Wendy's Lookbook, Claudia Oshry of Girl With No Job, Beca Alexander of influencer marketing and casting agency Socialyte and more. Plus, there will be cocktails, food and goodie bags to take home. Purchase your tickets here.
Celebrate NYFW with Koio
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Koio Nolita, 199 Lafayette Street
Koio is teaming up with The Frenchy Toast's Samuel Anthony to celebrate NYFW with a shopping event on Saturday afternoon. The leather sneaker brand invites customers to stop by its Nolita location to browse its latest styles, sip free cocktails and enjoy the tunes of a live DJ. In addition, the store is offering free monogramming with any sneaker purchase.
Tuesday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Red Hook Labs, 133 Imlay Street, Brooklyn
In collaboration with Brooklyn's Red Hook Labs, 1 Granary is launching a new initiative to support emerging designers worldwide, titled Void. The project will celebrate young talent through an exhibition featuring the work of 50 graduates from Parsons in New York, Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. There will also be a film screening and a weekend-long program of educational talks and workshops.