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How to Host a Fashion Week Viewing Party

Featured, Sales & Events  /   /  By Sarah Wetmore

You don’t have to be in New York to celebrate New York Fashion Week. Why not make wherever-you-are your personal front row and dress the part! In honor of New York Fashion Week, we fully intend to step up our style games and prep a few WOW-tfits for the coming weeks. September is the fashion industry’s Olympics, after all (and we’re looking forward to drooling over more than a few $1200 crystal-covered competition leotards)! Attention must be paid. Just because NYFW occurs more often doesn’t mean it’s lacking in massive fanfare. All you need to do to instantly feel its impact is try to get an Uber in Manhattan in mid September.

If your golden ticket inside the tents has gotten shamefully lost in the mail, here’s how to host a Fashion Week viewing party, including what to serve and what to wear. First thing’s first: here are all the events scheduled between September 7th and 15th. Strategically select the best evening to catch your favorite shows, and get those Evites out ASAP. Next, the menu!

Serve NYC’s Most ‘Grammable Snacks & Sweets

To create the illusion you’re closer to the Big Apple than Kim K. is to her pre-baby goal weight, whip up some of the most photographed and double-tapped food items from our country’s most stylish city.

  1. Bake a rainbow bagel that would make The Bagel Store in Brooklyn proud.
  2. Try avocado toast eight ways; one for each day of Fashion Week.
  3. Search for the nearest “New York style” pizza, and revel in the easiest party menu ever. (Any excuse to eat pizza, areweright!)
  4. DIY Shake Shack ‘shroom burgers and marvel in the oooozing cheese.
  5. Attempt a Ramen Burger a la Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg.
  6. Satisfy the entire party’s sweet teeth with a Black Tap-inspired candy-covered milkshake.
  7. No party would be complete without a Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar-inspired Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktail.

Shop Our Editors’ Picks for New York Fashion Week

Now that you’ve got sips and bites covered, it’s time to focus on the main event: the clothes! We’d never leave our loyal readers hanging, so our Style Stories team curated four separate shopping events in preparation for Fashion Week. Our editors have handpicked the best clothes from New York-based designers and street style accessories that would land you on the front of WWD. These Editors’ Picks will be featured in four separate events in Pre-owned Picks, beginning Monday, August 29. Here’s a preview of our New York Fashion Week cheat sheet lineup.

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1. Statement Earrings

One of the best ways to catch street style photographers’ eyes is by flaunting a standout accessory that demands a double-take. We’ve loved the mismatched, Dior tribal earrings, and House of Harlow 1960 Kiva earrings featured on street style stars here on Style Stories.

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2. NYC Designers

There’s no better way to show East Coast pride than repping the home team. Shop looks from Zac Posen, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Anna Sui, Prabal Gurung, Marc Jacobs, and more!

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3. Trending Sunglasses

For that famous Wintour effect, you’ll need a pair of do-not-disturb shades. We’ve had our eyes on Desi x Quay “High Key” aviators (which, by the way, are sold out everywhere except right here on eBay).

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4. Envelope Clutches

Achieve that effortlessly cool effect we’re all after by tucking an envelope clutch under your arm. There’s no better bag to take you from day to night, from front row to exclusive after hours party, from conference room to happy hour, and from meeting to meetup.  

Check out our Fashion Week-centric sales curated by Style Stories editors!

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