How to Attend or Buy Tickets to NY Fashion Week
Want to buy tickets to fashion week so you can attend the upcoming “Big 4”? Or volunteer, work or show your designs? One way is to become a VIP member of Fashion Week Online. We offer links to open-to-the-public events — usually with a discount for members — as well as information on free events, parties, and opportunities for people in the industry.
If you’re interested in the other markets — or want to volunteer, or attend as industry / press — we have some good news and bad news. Attendance rules (and opportunities) vary by location, and are generally based on your connections to the industry. But in some cases there are alternatives for those who want to do a little legwork.
See below for information on how to attend, participate, volunteer or work during fashion week.
ATTEND NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Industry Shows / New York
There are two types of NYFW shows: industry shows, and open-to-the-public shows.
Industry New York Fashion Week shows are reserved for buyers and press.
To attend an industry show, you have a couple of options: register with the NYFW producers directly, or contact the design houses directly. One of the bigger producers, for example, is IMG, who runs NYFW: The Shows at NYFW.com. IMG registration generally opens up a few weeks before the events. Several thousand people apply, and only a small percentage are accepted. There’s also sometimes an application fee. And even if your application is approved, that still doesn’t guarantee admission. It simply allows you to submit to the various designers for their consideration to actually attend shows.
Open-to-the-Public Shows / New York
More and more opportunities are being offered to the public via prize giveaways and opportunities to buy tickets from smaller producers, emerging designers, and sometimes even bigger names. Even NYFW.com now offers a paid experience.
More and more producers are offering tickets to the public.
Volunteer Opportunities / New York
For volunteer opportunities, try some of the producers of New York Fashion Week.
Watch Live Online / New York
Live streams appear either on designers’ websites or on our digital schedule.
ATTEND LONDON FASHION WEEK
Industry Shows / London
Already a member? Read the full article here.
Want to know how to attend London, Milan, Paris, and Miami? Become a VIP Member.
(You'll also get advance dates and discount tickets to select open-to-the-public shows.)
We wish you lots of luck in your fashion adventures!
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