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New York Fashion Week events you can actually attend

Forget trying to sneak into a runway show when you can attend these kick-ass New York Fashion Week events instead

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Fashion Week 2022 in NYC may seem like an exclusive affair, but there are some pretty cool New York Fashion Week events you can actually attend. Yes, we’re serious. You don't have to be a part of the elite fashion world to enjoy one of the top universal interests: style! Many of the city's best shops are offering free events or parties in NYC celebrating all things fashion and beauty. From complimentary makeovers and hairstyles from great hair salons and treats to full-blown ragers, these are the must-attend events.

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New York Fashion Week events

Art Hearts Fashion is hosting its own NYFW event at the Ziegfeld Ballroom with 30-minute shows all week long—Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (showcases at 7 and 9pm) and a Sunday matinee at 1 and 3pm—with afterparties every day from 11pm to 4am. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, January 12. Find out more about the Art Hearts Fashion NYFW event here.

Break Free NYFW is an immersive runway experience of art, design, fashion, and social issues being held on Monday, February 14th at 7pm at The Vondue (225 West 34th Street). The show aims to lead the discussion on mental health and substance use disorder within the fashion industry. Mental health and addiction activists will walk in this show as models but also be featured designers. Leading up to the event, there will be a series of virtual panels for the designers and models to take part in discussing topics ranging from substance use disorder within the fashion industry to how to enjoy dressing for yourself again after a low mental health point. There's also an afterparty starting at 8:30pm.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will go towards 10,000 Beds, who provides scholarships to assist those seeking treatment for a substance use disorder to enter into a rehabilitation center.



The EPN Fashion Week Runway Extravaganza takes attendees on a journey of dazzling elegance, style and luxury. Gorgeous models will grace the runway, featuring International collections from 5 award-winning designers. Victoria Henley, former contestant from America’s Next Top Model and host of iHeartRadio will be providing pre- and post-show media coverage and walk the runway. Mrs. New York America will also walk! Platinum VIP attendees will be seated in the exclusive VIP Lounge with Open Bar; Hors D'heuvres; Exclusive VIP gift bags. A portion of the Proceeds will support EPN free backpack and school supplies for needy students. Tickets start at $55.

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