Like many New Yorkers, I have attended and worked Fashion Week for years and experienced the best in runway shows and events first-hand. I am always seeking news way to change up this experience and so here are my top tips to remix your Fashion Week and view fashion in a whole new way.
- Walk a Different Catwalk – There are amazing fashion shows that take place away from the hub at Lincoln Center. If you go off the beaten path and attend the off–site shows, you can discover amazing up and coming designers. These types of shows are usually more exclusive and intimate, making an invite that much more special.
- Up Close and Personal – Fashion Week designers have created different experiences that give attendees the chance to really experience a collection. Certain shows now showcase stationary models enabling attendees to walk right up and get a close look at the fashion. Lounges have also become popular, especially the pop-up lounge at the Empire Hotel (YOUAREONTHELIST.com will be there!), where attendees can learn about new products and enjoy exclusive takeaways. An added bonus to both of these experiences, since there is no seating, it's a great opportunity to mingle shoulder-to-shoulder with celebrities!
- Mix & Mingle – Besides the runway shows, the Fashion Week parties are a highlight. Whether it is a party for a designer, a store opening or a great sale, this is a time to take advantage of getting into places that are otherwise impossible.
- Dress to Impress – Fashion Week is when the city’s best style is on display and Robin recommends joining in. Whether it is over-the-knee leopard boots, a neon skirt or smoky purple shadow, Fashion Week is the best time to try out a new trend or put on an item of clothing that you’ve been hesitant to wear.