New York Fashion Week Party Tracker
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:40 AM | Julianne Zigos
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It can be easy to think that NYFW is all about exclusivity—we’re pretty sure we had to submit our press credentials to get access to the bathroom last year—but while most of the shows remain industry-only in order to maintain some semblance of order, more and more events outside of the Lincoln Center are being opened up to the public. Whether you’re looking to supplement your stack of invites with a few final events or just a casual fashionista looking to jump into the sartorial fray, you’ll be welcomed with open arms at the events below (some ticket purchase or RSVP required)!


Wednesday, February 8th


The 3rd Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards Ceremony
Kick off Fashion Week at The Fashion 2.0 Awards, launched in 2010 by Style Coalition, to recognize and honor the most innovative fashion brands in the online community. Mix and mingle with fashion greats like celebrity stylist Robert Verdi, designer Norma Kamali, and Gilt Groupe Founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson as they honor fashion industry innovators. Ticket purchase required for the VIP Cocktail Reception ($40) and Awards Ceremony ($20). 7—9:30 PM
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)


[ edite ] and A.Turen Fashion Week Kick Off
An event to trigger your appetite for the week of great fashion ahead—take advantage of a big winter sale (read: add to your Fashion Week wardrobe) and preview the new spring collection while enjoying music and drinks. Free. 6—8 PM
A.Turen, 85 Stanton Street (at Allen Street)


Planete Chic New York Fashion Week
Planete Chic is focused on bringing both emerging and established domestic and International fashion houses to the world’s leading Fashion Weeks in order to help promote designers in competitive markets. View collections from global fashion talents including Espen Salberg and Shauntele, styled by EngieStyle. RSVP to Free. 6—8 PM
Open House Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street (between Kenmare & Spring Streets)


Thursday, February 9th


Nicholas Kirkwood at Saks Fifth Avenue
Meet designer Nicholas Kirkwood and preview his Spring 2012 collection at Saks. Receive a complimentary signature sketch or have your shoes signed by the designer. With your Nicholas Kirkwood shoe purchase, be one of the four customers to receive a limited edition framed sketch. RSVP to Free. 6—7:30 PM
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Avenue (at 49th Street)


POP-UP ART EVENT Celebrating Beauty Art Fashion
An homage to an emerging artist-ruled downtown NYC, celebrity makeup artists D’angelo Thompson and Juliet Silva Yee introduce POP-UP ART EVENT, a unique blend of beauty, art and fashion brought together. Celebrate emerging and established fashion photographers and illustrators with an evening of interactive arts, entertainment and spirits. Free. 7—10 PM
Lazzoni, 154 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Official After-Party: Oficina Latina, 24 Prince Street (between Elizabeth & Mott Streets)


Pamela Quinzi Fashion Show and Launch Party
Join Hampton Daze Magazine for the Fall 2012 Pamela Quinzi Fashion Show and Cinderella of New York for Huntress launch party. Get all dolled up for an evening of fashion, fabulous shoes, and a special live performance by Holly T. RSVP mandatory to Free. 8 PM
Room Service, 35 East 21st Street (between Park Avenue and Broadway)


Friday, February 10th


PLITZS New York City Fashion Week
PLITZS New York will be hosting the first night of their Designer Showcase Presentation, featuring 36 collections from emerging designers. Presentations are scheduled at 5 PM, 7:30 PM, and 10 PM. Ticket purchase required; $20 for standard tickets, $40 for VIP passes.
The Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street (at 6th Avenue)


LuLu*s Style Studio
Join LuLu*s for a night of fashion and fun! Some of their favorite celebrity fashion bloggers will be on hand to offer personalized styling advice. Follow their Style Map to find your look, and then take home a special item from Enjoy prizes, gift bags, food and more. Ticket purchase required. Free. 6—10 PM
Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street


CRASH into Spring @ Brooklyn Industries
Brooklyn Industries will be celebrating the CRASH INTO SPRING fashion presentation and unveiling of the special edition CRASH handbag at their Union Square Store. DJ SoSuperSam, BKI Design Team, Cocktails, and sweet treats will all be on-hand to ensure a good time. RSVP to Free. 7—9:30 PM
Brooklyn Industries, UNSQ, 801 Broadway


Saturday, February 11th


The Fashion Week Party
Royale Marketing hosts the only fashion week party open to the public that’s actually at Lincoln Center. Swing by the Empire Hotel Rooftop Saturday night and enjoy music by Mel DeBarge as you gaze out over the city. Ticket purchase required; $20 for normal passes, $30 for VIP admission. 10 PM
Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street


PLITZS New York City Fashion Week
PLITZS New York continues their Designer Showcase Presentation, featuring 36 collections from emerging designers. Presentations are scheduled at 5 PM, 7:30 PM, and 10 PM. Ticket purchase required; $20 for standard tickets, $40 for VIP passes.
The Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street (at 6th Avenue)


Sunday, February 12th


Marie Janae After Party
Hot fashion, hot people, an amazing venue, and loads of fun will be the hallmarks of the Marie Janae Fashion Week After Party. Free. 10:30—11:55 PM
Stash, 248 West 14th Street (at 8th Avenue)


Shop Indie 4 A Cause
Join People’s Resource and Development Association and indie designers for a purple-carpeted evening of fun, fashion, and charity. All event proceeds benefit the Anti-Generation Genocide Teen Anti-gun violence and entrepreneur program. Ticket purchase required; Free general admission, $10 for admission to the fashion show and media/designer mixer (plus obligatory swag bag). 2—10 PM
The Dwyer Culture Center, 258 Saint Nicholas Avenue (at 123rd Street)


Monday, February 13th


Same Sky + Nomi Network’s “An Evening of Cocktails and Shopping”
Same Sky + Nomi Network’s Francine LeFrak and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella will be celebrating “Shopping with a Heart” this valentine’s season. The event will feature Same Sky’s beautiful hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces, prosperity bracelets, and their signature fabric wrap bracelets. Nomi Network will be showcasing their iPad Covors, color blocked wallets, and cosmetic bags. RSVP to 6:30—8:30 PM
Park Lounge at the Gansevoort Hotel, 420 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street)


Soham Dave Fashion Week Party
Soham Dave is a fashion-forward line inspired by traditional crafts. Every piece is hand made by artisans in remote villages in India in an effort to fuse ancient organic and modern urban themes. RSVP here. Free. 6—10 PM
Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street


Wednesday, February 15th


Fame Rocks Fashion Week 2012
The New York Fame presents its second annual fashion week event, featuring emerging fashion designers and performing artists. Ticket purchase required; general admission starts at $50. 7 PM
The Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)



F.A.B. Fashion Week Party
The F.A.B Fashion Week Party combines fashion, art, beauty, and philanthropy to benefit the Toshi Now Foundation. Ticket purchase required; $40. 7—10 PM
Toshi's Playhouse in the Flatiron Hotel, 9 West 26th Street (near Broadway)


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Code Purple Event NYC
Code Purple Event is throwing a huge fundraising fashion show the finale evening of Fashion Week on the deck of the USS Intrepid. The proceeds from the event will benefit production and distribution of mosquito-repelling garments with the goal of fighting malaria, the #2 killer in all of Africa. Ticket purchase required; $85. 7—11 PM
USS Intrepid, 700 West 46th Street


New York Fashion Week Twilight Finale
Send Fashion Week off with a bang with Pinstripe Magazine and the Orphaned Starfish Foundation. Scheduled entertainment includes KDrew and the Broadway Dolls, DJ Fernando S, and DJ Vicki Wang. Ticket purchase required; $25. 8 PM
Nickel Spa, 77 8th Avenue (at 14th Street)


Real Fashion, Real Women
Celebrity Stylist Derek Warburton & Bottomless Closet team up to present the "Real Fashion, Real Women" Runway show for New York Fashion Week. These women, whose sizes range from 4-12, will prove that not only do fashion designers design with glamour in mind, but to show that our industry cares about its real consumer, the women who wear the clothes. Ticket purchase required; $50. 8 PM
The Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street


Fashion Philanthropy
Global Fashion New York Inc. and Fashionjunkii will be hosting a charity soiree to benefit the Murungu Primary School Project in Tanzania. The event will feature fashion presentations, a designer auction, cocktail reception, music and networking. Ticket purchase required; $30. 6 PM—1 AM
Studio XX1, 59 West 21st Street (near 6th Avenue)

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