At last, New York Fashion week is kicking off today. This season, there are tons of exciting runway presentations coming to the five boroughs. New York City–based designers like Heron Preston and Sandy Liang will show their collections in the city this Saturday. And brands like Who Decides War and Luar will close out this exciting week of shows on Wednesday. While New York City isn’t like Paris, New York–bred fashion legends like Thom Browne remind the world that our city still has a lot to say when it comes to style.
However, you don’t have to be a member of the fashion press or a department store buyer to enjoy everything that New York Fashion Week has to offer. Since there’s so much going on in New York City that week, there’s also tons of free events and shows that you can check out without having to go through much red tape. Concerts, museum exhibitions, pop-ups, and even runway shows.
Here are the best New York Fashion Week events to check out.