New York Fashion Week Officially Starts This Week!

image courtesy of nitrolicious.com, mbfashionweek.com

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) officially started on Friday, September 5th and will last till September 12th, 2008. It’s one of the busy month in the fashion industry, as several designers will be showing their latest collections of Spring 2009 at the famous Tent in Bryant Park and several locations around New York. Now that I no longer do styling anymore, I definitely would miss working in the backstage or even replacing my ex-editor boss to see some shows =( But no worries, purplerebel and I are planning to hit the streets around Bryant Park and New York City to capture some street styles around and during the fashion week, in which should be as exciting as the runway shows at NYFW =p. After all, most of the shows would always be available at STYLE.COM and accessible to everyone everywhere! To see its complete schedule, click here. *Btw, do you like this year’s logo? obviously trying to coincide with the US election this year I assume =p

NYFW entrance to the tent, image courtesy of nitrolicious.com

This time, tickets to see the shows at New York Fashion Week are sold to the public. The fashion week has always been invitation-only for the press, buyers, guest of sponsors and those who are currently involved in this event. The tickets are now available to holders of American Express Gold, Platinum, and Centurion cards on AmericanExpress.com. It would allow you to watch the shows from a Skybox-like hospitality suite, complete with food and drink. One show would cost $100, while a two-show package would go for $200. American Express is offering just 450 packages, I’ve checked the ticket to see the Zac Posen runway show, it would be sold at $ 150 through the Amex Gold card members. Talking about American economic recession, they’re trying to turn everything into business ;p.

This fashion month will be filled with several fashion events around the city. Gen Art would be showing some of this year’s emerging talents in Fashion. TARGET will be opening four pop-up stores around the streets of Manhattan at the end of New York Fashion Week, stocking Fall/Winter 2008-2009 pieces by its 22 designers. Up to now, Target store is only available in other boroughs, like Queens and Brooklyn, and not a single one in Manhattan. Although Target is said to open its first store in the city by the end of this year. If any FDers happen to visit New York City around this month, you’ll be able to get your hands on the designs of Sigerson Morrison, Anya Hindmarch and Jonathan Saunders, a whole month before they are available anywhere else in the country. 

Sigerson Morrison for Target, image courtesy of nitrolicious.com

Sources and images courtesy of mbfashionweek.com, nitrolicious.com, fabsugar.com, vogue.co.uk, style.com, nymag.com, genart.com, amex.com, target.com