What Are Some Events During Fashion Week in New York City?

The 2017 New York Fashion Week is from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14. Fashion Week in New York City will feature runway shows from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein.Very few high profile runway shows are free or available to the public.

Some inexpensive events are the DapperQ Runway Show, a queer fashion show with the theme "R/Evolution" and Sam Edelman's NYFW party at the designer's store in SoHo. Other events will be available for streaming on the New York Fashion Week official website at newyorkfashionweeklive.com.

New York Fashion Week is a biannual event held in February and September. It was first introduced in 1943, and was designed to attract attention away from the French fashion during World War II. Originally, it was called "Press Week." It was organized by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a way to showcase American designers who had previously been neglected. Due to its success, fashion magazines such as Vogue, normally filled with French fashion, starting featuring American designs.