Fashion Insider: Public NYFW Events You Can't Miss This Season
Fashion enthusiasts, rejoice! New York Fashion Week is fast approaching, bringing with it a wave of creativity and style that’s set to sweep the city. While the runway shows and exclusive soirées often steal the spotlight, what many don’t know is that there’s a vibrant world of NYFW events open to the public. It’s the perfect chance for anyone with a love for fashion to get up close and personal with the industry, rubbing shoulders with designers, influencers, and fellow fashion aficionados.
This NYFW promises to be particularly special, with the return of iconic designer Ralph Lauren after a hiatus since 2019. The lineup is equally thrilling, featuring renowned brands like Jonathan Cohen and 3.1 Phillip Lim, among others, who are poised to bring their unique styles to the forefront. As the fashion world gears up for this extraordinary event, we’ve compiled a curated list of public NYFW events that you won’t want to miss. So, whether you’re a fashion veteran or just looking to dip your toes into the world of style, get ready to dive into a whirlwind of fashion-forward fun this week.
Chanel is opening a pop-up Lucky Chance Diner in Brooklyn from September 8-10 to celebrate the launch of its new Chance Eau Fraîche fragrance. As part of the journey, attendees can explore the captivating blend of citron, jasmine, and teak wood notes. The retro-themed diner will also offer guests a free, personalized fragrance experience including photo moments with a life-size bottle and games.
Walk-in are welcome, but reservations are highly recommended. The retro-themed diner will be open daily 11am-7pm, during its run. The fragrance pop-up is located near Chanel’s new beauty boutique at 225 Wythe Avenue.
Chanel Lucky Chance Diner
225 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
September 8-10, 11am-7pm
Following its debut in Tokyo, the SEIT 1898 exhibition is set to grace the vibrant streets of New York City, making it the second stop on its global tour. From September 8th to September 17th, 2023, just in time for New York Fashion Week, this immersive experience will be open to the public at Chelsea Factory, 547 W 26th Street.
Rediscover the Essence of Travel with RIMOWA’s SEIT 1898 exhibition in New York City, a journey through history and craftsmanship that captures the spirit of adventure and exploration.
547 W 26th Street, NYC
September 8th – 17th, 2023
Adaptive apparel and universally designed fashion will take center stage at Hudson Yards this September 14-16. The Shops & Restaurants will house the powerful “It’s Time to Adapt” exhibit, presented by nonprofit Runway of Dreams Foundation. This free public showcase celebrates major brands expanding their offerings to increase inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry.
On display will be the past and future of adaptive fashion curated by Runway of Dreams. Top participating brands include Tommy Hilfiger, Zappos, Kohl’s, Target, JCPenney, Stride Rite, Steve Madden, French Toast Adaptive, adidas and Victoria’s Secret PINK. Victoria’s Secret’s first-ever adaptive intimates collection will make its public debut.
Hudson Yards NYC
September 14th – 16th, 2023
The W New York-Times Square Hotel is set to collaborate with Art Meso, an international art and fashion exhibition, to present the breathtaking Carnaval Couture fashion and art show.
To mark the launch of their collaboration with Art Meso, the organizers have planned a premiere NYFW event, the Carnaval Couture Launch Party, on September 8th, 2023, from 8:00pm to 12:00am, on the 7th floor of the W New York-Times Square.
The event will feature a captivating fashion presentation by Art Meso, promising a visual feast that harmoniously blends art and fashion. In the spirit of giving back, a silent auction benefiting the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation will be held, allowing attendees to contribute to a noble cause while basking in the festive atmosphere. This NYFW celebration is set to be an extraordinary fusion of art, fashion and philanthropy, creating an unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Art Meso Popup + Fashion Show
W Hotel – Times Square
September 8th – 17th, 2023
Get ready to party at the groundbreaking Dreamland Fashion Week show on September 9th in Central Park! This public event aims to break the record for the largest fashion show audience ever. Dreamland expects over 5,000 fashion lovers to gather at Rumsey Playfield from 3pm-10pm.
Attendees can expect an electrifying show from designer Marco Marco showcasing his iconic, diverse collection. The experience goes beyond fashion with live music from DJ Diplo, art installations, pop-up shops and collaborations with multi-media artists. The runway will feature LGBTQ+ talent, celebrating diversity and self-expression. Dreamland brings the excitement of Fashion Week to the public through an accessible event where fashion meets music, art and culture.
Central Park – Rumsey Playfield
Saturday, September 9th