Checking in on the NYFW Schedule

NYFW schedule

NYFW schedule

by Chip Tornedon

Looking for things to do this upcoming New York Fashion Week? If so, you’re in luck: the NYFW schedule from Fashion Week Online has pretty much everything you need, whether you’re “industry” or just someone who loves fashion.

This September, New York City will fill up with models on catwalks strutting the latest styles in almost every part of the city. And make no mistake: the schedule of NYFW shows has gotten big! Currently it has more than 200 shows! Some are via IMG’s NYFW: The Shows, and others are from producers such as Style Fashion Week, Art Hearts Fashion, FTL Moda, and many more.

There are, essentially, two kinds of shows: industry shows, and open-to-the-public shows. Which you choose basically depends on your connection to the industry. (If you have none, you may just want to buy tickets to NYFW.)

Apart from the sometimes confusing nature of a slew of events this large, NYFW is always in flux. Lately we’ve seen “plus size” models on the runway, which began with Cabiria and Addition Elle a few seasons back, and this season will continue with Torrid.

NYFW isn’t the only fashion week trying to create fashionable fun for all shapes and sizes: Sports Illustrated did the same thing last Miami Swim Week.

Yet another change we’ve seen is the inclusion of menswear in the February and September runways, creating “pangender” shows with more opportunity for blurring the line between traditionally very-binary gender codes.

Some things we expected to see dominate at NYFW, however, seem to be on the back burner: possibly because the technology hasn’t caught up yet, or (just as likely) consumer interest isn’t quite there yet. One example is the “See Now, Buy Now” model, that Tom Ford seems to be abandoning this season. (Sorry, Rebecca Minkoff.)

As some designers explore showing in Paris (including Proenza Schouler), we’ve also seen a big influx of new talent and international names in the NYFW schedule. One Indonesian showcase alone is bringing in designers such as Vivi Zubedi, Melia Wijaya, Dian Pelangi, Catherine Njoo, Barli Asmara, and Doris Dorthea.

Likewise, an Australian designer showcase will bring in a number of talents from Down Under.

The schedule also brings some big names, such as Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Victoria Beckham, Oscar de la Renta (now helmed by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia), The Row, Coach, and more.

For the trendy and cool, look no further than Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver, Prabal Gurung, Public School, VFiles, and many others.

Two of our favorites PH5 and Maison the Faux, will also show.

Fashion week can be grueling, so be sure to stay hydrated and healthy (think Popeye the Sailor: eat your spinach). Drink lots of water, get some carbs (which may be difficult if you’ve been avoiding them so you can fit in a tight jacket for the week, like we have), and be sure to get plenty of rest.

Another approach would be to stay in a hotel room, working on your laptop.

That’s what a real fashion editor does, anyway. But sometimes it’s nice to just be able to write about the fun.

Have a great season!


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NYFW Schedule

12:00 pm Julie Vino Bridal
Julie Vino Bridal
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm Julie Vino Bridal Blush Collection
Julie Vino Bridal Blush Collection
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
RSVP: Julie Vino Bridal will be presenting their Romanzo & Couture lines during New York Bridal Market. AMCONYC is producing, coordinating and handling all PR for this show.

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