Bring out the fabrics, cameras, celebrities and the influencers: New York Fashion Week is back!
The first of the two major fashion seasons in 2023 where American designers put their latest collections on display is scheduled to kick off Feb. 10, with a few shows taking place before the official start date.
The February week of fashion brings returning designers including Sergio Hudson, Christian Siriano, Proenza Schouler and Brandon Maxwell as well as New York Fashion Week first-timers Kate Barton, Heron Preston and Zimo, all showcasing their Fall/Winter 2023 collections.
Here’s everything to know about NYFW 2023.
When is New York Fashion Week?
NYFW officially runs from Feb. 10 until Feb. 15 on the Council of Fashion Designers of America calendar. There are some pre-calendar events, including shows from Christian Siriano and Victor de Souza. Siriano also kicked off September’s fashion week in 2022 with an off-calendar Spring/Summer 2023 show ahead of the festivities.
Rodarte is the first of 74 labels on the CFDA calendar to present a runway show of its new collections for the February week of fashion. CFDA’s 2022 accessory designer of the year, Luar, will close the week with a show on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.
You can view the Council of Fashion Designer’s Fashion Calendar here and New York Fashion Week’s complete schedule here. NYFW is one of the four major fashion weeks globally, followed by Milan, London and Paris.
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What is the purpose of fashion week?
Historically, New York Fashion Week has served as a way to showcase designers’ creations with presentations and runway shows for fashion journalists and store buyers. From 1993 to 2009, the shows happened under white tents at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, relocating farther uptown in 2010 to Lincoln Center before finding its current home downtown at Spring Studios in 2015.
The events each season allow editors, buyers, celebrities and consumers to preview designers’ collections.
NYFW schedule highlights
Thursday, Feb. 9
- Christian Siriano.
- Victor de Souza.
Friday, Feb. 10
- Collina Strada.
- Prabal Gurung.
- Dion Lee.
Saturday, Feb. 11
- Proenza Schouler.
- Sergio Hudson.
Sunday, Feb. 12
- Ulla Johnson.
- Jason Wu.
- Private Policy.
- Kim Shui.
Monday, Feb. 13
- Dennis Basso.
- Tory Burch.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Brandon Maxwell.
- Naeem Khan.
- Christian Cowan.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
- Michael Kors.
- Badgley Mischka.
- Willy Chavarria.
- The Blonds.
What celebrities will attend New York Fashion Week?
While the guest list of fashion week is usually kept under lock and key, celebrity watchers can expect stars with the most buzz to attend shows. But certainly, one can expect Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour to attend some of the shows in the front row.
In the past, shows have included drum cameos from Travis Barker, Janet Jackson pop-ups and look-sees from the Kardashians.
How to attend NYFW?
Many NYFW shows are invite-only, but there are options if you want a first look at latest collections.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America will be streaming runway shows on Runway360. Many of the shows on the schedule will be digital-only shows, including presentations from Theo, Black Boy Knits and Lapointe.
There are several options and packages for on location experiences, according to New York Fashion Week’s website, some of which include backstage access and personal styling.
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