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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

Samsung Fashion Week
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Fashion Week 2020 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


2020 ReFashion Week

Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sunset Park

Celebrate second-hand and sustainable fashion with donateNYC and the Foundation for New York's Strongest with a kick-off to ReFashion week. Shop a pop-up market of sustainable fashion brands, see demos from innovators like Circular ID and Futureworks, drop off your own unwanted clothing to help create an art installation and listen in on panel discussions with Eileen Fisher, Heron Preston, Depop, Zero Waste Daniel and Parley for the Oceans.

Photograph: Courtesy of Bruna Lacerda

SmartGlamour Spring 2020 Runway Presentation

DenBK Studio, Williamsburg

Shop ethical, sustainable and inclusive from SmartGlamour's runway show and pop-up shop , where models of every size, shape, height, weight, ethnicity and identity are represented. The show will be especially brands helmed by women and non binary folks. Free wine and drinks will be served!  

Photograph: Courtesy of New York Adventure Club
Things to do

200 Years of New York City Fashion

110 West 26th St., Chelsea

Now is the perfect time to get a crash course on the history of fashion in NYC. Like, did you know that in the 1960s, more than 95 percent of clothing purchased in the U.S. was produced in our very own Garment District? Join the New York Adventure Club in learning about this and other pieces of fashion history with historians Sara Idacavage and Tessa Maffucci in this salon-style presentation inside a private apartment that used to be a part of a garment factory. The location will be announced to participants. 

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