Well, folks, it's that time of year again: A mass of models, stylists, influencers, creatives, editors and other general multi-hyphenates are getting ready to touch down in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week. And while they're busy collecting Fendi logos and meticulously planning their front-row outfits, we thought we'd treat you to a list of 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, these events are destined to fulfill any spring collection cravings. Read on for all the details.
Dover Street Market New York NYFW Open House
Thursday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
160 Lexington Ave.
Dover Street Market's New York City flagship is celebrating the start of New York Fashion Week with a variety of installations , book signings and special launches, including The Row in collaboration with Noguchi Museum, Telfar, Garage Magazine, Marine Serre and, of course, Comme des Garçons, to name a few. To kick off the event, the retailer is hosting an open house on Thursday night with complimentary drinks from its in-house kitchen/café Rose Bakery.
Wednesday, Sept. 5-Sunday Sept. 30; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4-9 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
48 Mercer St.
A. Human is an immersive, theatrical art experience produced by Society of Spectacle, a live entertainment storytelling brand founded by Simon Huck. On Sept. 5, it will showcase its premiere collection in the heart of SoHo. This collection is unique in that it's comprised of body modifications instead of clothes and uses set design, technology, prosthetics, live actors and more to blur the line between reality and fantasy. At the A. Human store, you'll be able to browse everything from bespoke hearts for you and your lover to biological heels that stem from your legs, and you'll even get to try on some larger-than-life body modifications. Purchase your tickets here.
Wear Your Values Workshop, Panels and Pop-Up
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 7, 12:30-7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, 630 Flushing Ave.
Athleta, 126 5th Ave.
Several workshops, panel events and pop-up shop hosted by non-profit Remake during NYFW will serve as an introduction to sustainable fashion. In Brooklyn, Remake Ambassador Ruby Veridiano will host a workshop for participants to learn how the industry is affecting both people (especially women) and the planet, as well as understand the connection between the women's empowerment movement and sustainable fashion. At Athleta in Manhattan, Remake and the Human Rights Foundation will host a series of panels to discuss the intersection between fashion, human rights and technology, along with a pop-up shop featuring select sustainable designers.
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 8-9 p.m.
Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
This season, VFiles is opening its fashion show to the public by staging the runway on the main level of Barclays Center. The show will feature designs by Windowsen, a unisex brand from Belgium designed by Sensen Lii; Elena Velez, a recent Parsons graduate; Marrknull, a Beijing-based womenwear brand founded by Wei Wang and Tim Shi; and Shuting Qiu, an eponymous womenwear brand founded in Belgium. The show will open with a five-minute film by Hidji Films, and feature live performances from members of the VFiles community. The event will also mark the debut of VFiles Yellow Label, a ready-to-wear collection designed by Paul Cupo, the former creative director of Hood By Air. Purchase your tickets here.
Thursday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 9; Thursday, Sept. 13-Sunday, Sept. 16
588 Baltic St.
Experience Refinery29's annual interactive funhouse in Brooklyn. This year's theme invites guests to ditch the "I can'ts" and enter into a realm of abundant thinking. Tickets start at $39.99 for general admission and go up to $129.99. You can purchase them here.
Thusday, Sept. 6-Saturday, Sept. 8
Center 415, 415 5th Ave.
Attend a two-day conference aimed at celebrating and serving the 67 percent of women who are above a size 14. This year's conference will feature panels and workshops led by women who are taking plus size fashion to the next level, and a keynote address by actress Gabourey Sidibe. There will also be a fitness session presented by Target, a Loft runway show and pop-up shops. Purchase your tickets here.
Fashion Week Pop-Ups Presented by ON CANAL
Thursday, Sept. 6-Monday, Oct. 1, 12-7 p.m. with late nights on Thursday until 9 p.m.
Canal St., between West Broadway and Broadway
ON CANAL, the recently launched destination for experiential arts, is taking over 20 previously vacant retail spaces on Canal Street and giving them to designers as pop-up showrooms for the month of September. The lineup of fashion designers includes Telfar, Luar, Kim Shui, Vaquera, Miaou, Landlord, Gauntlett Cheng, KidSuper, Sektor and Joe Garvey. The spaces will be open to the public, where visitors can discover, shop and connect with the emerging designers. The program will also feature fashion VR, tech and community driven projects: Visitors can get 3D-scanned by Beheld and experience Jonathan Rosen's tech enabled mirror. NEW INC members will have a curated space featuring a VR installation from DiMoDA, garments from Wearable Media and biotech pieces by LAByrinth. You can find more information here.
Janis Studios Soho Pop-Up
Thursday, Sept. 6- Thursday, Sept. 13
244 Mulberry St.
Janis Studios, a handbag and hand embroidery studio based in New York, is celebrating the launch of its new bag, the Darka Leopard, by hosting its first-ever pop-up in Soho. The space, called "Le Salon," will have a retro design reflective of a French girl's living room in the '60s. It will also feature ongoing activations including breakfasts, live artist sketching, free manicuring by appointment and a special NYFW Darka Leopard launch event on Sept. 6, 7-10 p.m.
MAC Cosmetics Masterclass
Thursday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
837 Washington St.
MAC Cosmetics is hosting a live beauty master class at Samsung 837. The class is first come, first serve until maximum capacity is reached. You can RSVP here, although doing so will not guarantee entry.
WWD x Samsung 837 Present Style Dimension
Thursday, Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
837 Washington St.
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: Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka, Torsten Hochstatter, the creative director of Puma, Aliza Licht, VP of brand marketing and communications of Alicia + Olivia and author of "Leave Your Mark" and Caroline Maguire, fashion director of Shopbop. During these interactive panels, guests will learn how to make it in fashion and about personal branding. Attendees will also be able to see fresh-off-the-runway looks from Kate Spade New York's Spring 2019 collection. RSVP here.
LadyDrinks Fashion Week Edition: "Fashion in Art" at The Met
Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
The Met, 1000 5th Ave.
Networking organization LadyDrinks has arranged for Margaret Samu, a faculty member from the Parson School of Design, to lead a private tour in The Met that will examine developments in fashion from around the world. Learn what clothes reveal about their wearers as the tour will look at apparel in stone, wood, paint and other media found throughout The Met's collections. Purchase your tickets here.
Friday, Sept. 7, 5-7 p.m.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, 5th fl.
Stop into Bergdorf Goodman to meet Sara Battaglia and peruse her collection of handbags. You will also be able to shop the exclusive REDValentino capsule and visit Notify, the store's customization workshop, to add a personal touch to denim pieces. Music and specialty cocktails will be included in all of the evening festivities.
Queens Fashion Week
Saturday, Sept. 8, 4-11 p.m.
38-02 61st St.
Queens wants a spot on the fashion map, so it's partnered with Women With Voices to showcase designers in Queens during New York Fashion Week. The evening will include musical performances, complimentary drinks, a red carpet, swag bags and more. One of the segments will be dedicated to cancer survivors. Purchase your tickets here.
Bougeotte Launch Party
Sunday, Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, 2nd fl.
Join Caroline Issa and Fayina Fridman to celebrate the launch of Bougeotte's new shoe collection in the shoe salon at Bergdorf Goodman.
Meet Kaia Gerber at the Karl Lagerfeld store
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.
420 West Broadway
Revolve is hosting an exclusive event at the Karl Lagerfeld SoHo store to celebrate Kaia Gerber's first-ever capsule collection with the label. Starting Sept. 10, the first shoppers to purchase from the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection will have the chance to be first in line to meet Gerber on the 12th. In addition to meeting Gerber and viewing the limited-edition collection, attendees will be treated to special prizes and ice cream.
Marzook Launch Party
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, main fl.
Meet designers Shouq and Fahad Marzook and discover their new collection of evening bags, including several exclusive styles to Bergdorf Goodman.
Kilian x Linda Fargo Launch Event
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, 2nd fl.
Spend an evening with the French perfume house Kilian and Linda Fargo to celebrate the launch of their new fragrance called "Do It For Love."
The Future of Fashion: BNY Style Fashion Show
Saturday, Sept. 29, 3-5 p.m.
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn designers will show off their styles on the runway at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for free. The presentation will spotlight companies that make their collections at the Yard, such as Hip Hop Closet, Crye Precision and Lafayette 148. The designers and artists will hang around after the show to talk about their inspiration, designs and styles, as well as to sell their clothing.
Moxy Times Square's Fashion Fun House
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 8-10 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 6, 12-11 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 7, 12-11 p.m.
Bar Moxy, 485 7th Ave.
Enjoy free drinks and win prizes including complimentary stays at Moxy Times Square while wandering through an interactive, Instagrammable installation reminiscent of a carnival fun house with a fashion-y twist.