New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023: Dates, Highlights, and More

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023: Dates, Highlights, and More

Fashion enthusiasts, get ready because New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is just around the corner, set to welcome the biggest designers, models, celebrities, and performers to the Big Apple.

Notable designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Rebecca Minkoff, Christian Siriano, Telfar, The Blonds, and many more are gearing up to showcase their Spring/Summer 2023 collections, setting the tone for fashion trends in the coming year.

The biannual event, which takes place every February and September, attracts top models and celebrities like Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as iconic figures like Beverly Johnson, who made a triumphant return to the runway during the Fall/Winter shows in February.

Beyond the runway, the front row of NYFW is also worth paying attention to, with guests ranging from Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, to Lil’ Kim, Child Cudi, Lil Nas X, Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Thee Stallion, Dan Levy, and more.

While NYFW always brings surprises, there are some things you can plan for. Here’s everything you need to know about Spring/Summer 2023:

When is New York Fashion Week 2022? New York Fashion Week kicks off on Friday, Sept. 9, and officially concludes on Wednesday, Sept. 14. However, some designers like Siriano, Bobblehaus, Victor de Souza, and more will showcase ahead of the start date. Fendi and Proenza Schouler are among the runway shows setting the tone on the first day, while Ford, The Blonds, and Michael Kors will present their collections toward the end of NYFW.

NYFW is one of the four major fashion weeks globally, followed by Milan, London, and Paris.

Can Anyone Attend NYFW? Many NYFW shows are invite-only, but there are options if you want to witness models strutting in person. You can purchase curated designer packages on the NYFW website that include VIP experiences, front-row seats, and meet-and-greet events. Tickets for these packages range from $500 to $50,000, with all-access packages coming soon. You can sign up to be notified when these packages become available.

Free and low-cost options to attend are available by searching for NYFW shows on Eventbrite. Additionally, NYFW will livestream a handful of shows for free and allow on-demand purchases for other shows on

What Does ‘SS’ in Fashion Mean? In fashion, “SS” represents a Spring/Summer collection. This season’s shows will carry the Spring/Summer 2023 designation as designers look ahead to the coming season. Designers use these collections to set the tone for the trends that will enter our closets after we shed our winter jackets.

What’s the Purpose of Fashion Week? Historically, NYFW served as a platform for designers to showcase their creations through displays and runway shows for fashion journalists and retail buyers. From 1993 to 2009, the shows took place under white tents at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, later moving uptown to Lincoln Center in 2010 before finding their current home downtown at Spring Studios in 2015.

Each season, editors, buyers, celebrities, and consumers get a sneak peek at designers’ collections.

Despite the shift to online events during the pandemic, NYFW remained successful. While the traditional approach of runway shows and exhibitions provides an intimate experience, the pandemic and the rise of influencers have led NYFW to embrace digital and physical (physical + digital) events, as well as involve more fashion influencers who may have previously been overlooked.

Fashion’s exclusivity is outdated, and the industry is increasingly embracing inclusivity.

So, fashion enthusiasts, get ready for an exciting NYFW with Spring/Summer 2023 collections, celebrity sightings, and surprises that this iconic event has in store.

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