Before the frenzy starts on Friday (February 8), we have a quick refresher course to get
you caught up on all things New York Fashion Week!
Deep breaths, fashionistas – New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is almost here. From Friday, February 8 through Saturday, February 16, the City That Never Sleeps will once again be a seemingly never-ending cavalcade of runaway shows, insider events, and of course photographs documenting the latest and greatest trends in the fashion world! Yet before the lights rise on the first fierce fashion moment, we've put together a quick FAQ to break down all of the basics!
So…what is NYFW?
Originally known as “Press Week”, America joined the fashion ranks during World War II as they could no longer access the shows that were commonplace throughout Europe. Ever since, NYFW has spotlighted the industry’s top designers and their upcoming collections.
And it takes place in February?
It is a bi-annual “week” with a “Spring” edition taking place in September. For the upcoming “Fall” February version, the designers will be showing their collection for the season ahead (so that would be for Fall 2019).
But it’s only in New York?
All of the major style capitals across the globe have their own Fashion Weeks. NYFW kicks off “Fashion Month” with the festivals in London, Milan, and Paris following subsequently.
Which designers will be showing their fashion this year?
There is no official governing body that decides, but the highlighted designers each year are routinely those with clout and seniority in the fashion world. The full list of participating designers is available here with clickable biographies, highlighting both their history along with what one can expect from them and their collection this year.
Does NYFW only consist of runway shows?
Not in the slightest. While many of the top runaway shows are closed to the public, there are other ways for you to experience NYFW for yourself:
- NYFW Experiences – intimate fashion week experiences ranging in price and access, allowing you to get the most out of your personal fashion getaway!
- Beyond the Shows – panels, seminars, film screenings all focused on fashion and its effect on culture (full schedule is available now).
Where should I stay when coming to the city for NYFW?
The perfect complement to any New York City Fashion Week experience is booking a suite with us in NYC at The Manhattan Club.