New York Fashion Week is here once again. If you’ve always wanted to experience all the excitement, look no further than these fashion and beauty-led events that are open to the public. From discussion panels with industry experts to experiences in the metaverse, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season. Keep reading to learn how you can take part.
AFTERPAY X NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Monday, Sept. 12 to Wednesday, Sept. 14
Afterpay, the official presenting partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, is opening up key shows to the broader public in a few different ways this season. The company worked with Kim Shui to hire models, stylists, photographers, hairdressers and makeup artists from social media; the brand also created a print using pixel submissions that will appear on the runway and will be minted into an NFT that’ll be distributed to anyone who sent a pixel for the project. (The show will also take place at “an iconic New York City landmark,” where passersby will be able to see the looks as they come out.) Then, Area, in partnership with Afterpay, will project videos of its Spring 2023 collection across New York City from Sept. 12 through 14.
THE BERGDORF SPIRIT
Throughout Fashion Week
Bergdorf Goodman Restaurant and Bar, 754 5th Ave
Enjoy themed cocktails at BG Restaurant and Goodman’s Bar, inspired by your favorite designers’ go-to beverages and created with downtown Temple Bar. You can sip on a Kors Krush (Ketel One peach and orange blossom vodka, lemon juice, basil), Herrera Marigold (tequila blanco, suze gentian, honey, lime), the CJR (mezcal, dry vermouth, lemongrass, lime) and more during New York Fashion Week.
BERGDORF GOODMAN X JACQUEMUS
Throughout Fashion Week
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave
Bergdorf Goodman is bringing Jacquemus‘ convenience store-style pop-up to the U.S. at the department store’s installation space on the fifth floor. An exclusive eight-piece, all-black collection will be available to shop in-store, along with an array of thirty handbags available in four exclusive colorways. The installation will remain open for three weeks.
NFT KEYS TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Afterpay is also working with Altu by Joseph Altuzarra, AnOnlyChild, Jonathan Simkhai, Kim Shui and The Blonds to release limited-edition NFTs, each sold for $100. Depending on which designer key you purchase, you can redeem it for special edition merchandise and experience. The proceeds from the keys will be donated to Free Arts NYC, a program that brings art and mentoring programs to children in underserved communities in NYC. You can buy them at Keys.NYFW.com.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE TALKS
Monday, Sept. 12