New York Fashion Week is right around the corner! Are you ready? I’ve gathered five pro hacks and NYFW tips to help you prepare for New York Fashion Week.
NYFW Tip #1 – Sign-up for GPS Radar
The key to receiving invites to NYFW shows is to register for and contact PR companies through GPS Radar. Sign-up with a domain email address and request invites for posted shows. Next you’ll usually receive an email from the PR company representing the show with a request for information about yourself. Don’t hear back right away? No worries, most invites go out the week of.
NYFW Tip #2 – Arrive to Shows Early
The best way to prepare for New York Fashion Week is by being early. Even if you have an invite, shows can hit capacity and they won’t let you in. If the show has started, they also won’t let you in, even if you have a seat assignment. I recommend arriving to shows 20-30 minutes early (if not earlier!) to guarantee you get in, avoid crazy lines, and snag good spot to watch the show. Account for traffic in your travel plans, and remember it’s better to take a walk around the block than miss the show entirely.
NYFW Tip #3 – Get Spotted by Photographers
NYFW Tip #4 – Schedule Food & Bathroom Breaks
It’s easy to get caught up in the go-go-go of NYFW events and forget to take care of yourself. Luckily, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants around the two main studios shows and events are held where you can grab a bite to eat, caffeine, wifi, and a bathroom to change in. Make plans to recharge between shows at one of my favorites:
Around Spring Studios
NYFW Tip #5 – Pack the Essentials
The craziest things can happen at NYFW, and you want to be equipped with a survival kit of essentials to handle anything with grace. I recommend packing these in your bag:
- Portable battery – your phone can and WILL die, don’t miss out on photo ops! And don’t forget the cord.
- Band-aids – trendy shoes don’t always mean comfort
- Business cards – you never know who you’ll meet!
Bonus tip: If you’re attending shows at Spring Studios, don’t bother to bring a water bottle as they have plenty to give away.
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