New York Fashion Week Schedule: A Cheat Sheet to the Biggest Shows

Meghan Blalock
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Ah, it’s finally here. New York Fashion Week! That glittering, enticing, and (yes) sometimes stressful week that marks the best time of the year for anyone remotely involved in the fashion industry.

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As the week revs into high gear, schedules and plans are still being firmed up, and some shows still haven’t even been announced. Part of the allure of Fashion Week as a whole is not really knowing when and where the biggest shows are happening until the very last minute.

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But we happen to know the most up-to-the-minute schedule, and even if you aren’t planning on attending the shows, it’s fun just to be in the know, right? Check out our cheat sheet below!

Thursday, September 5
BCBGMAXAZRIA, 10 a.m. at Lincoln Center; designer duo Max and Lubov Azria present their well-loved party-dress centric line
Tadashi Shoji, 2 p.m. at Lincoln Center; the celebrity-loved designer is known for her curve-friendly creations.
Marissa Webb, 5 p.m. at Lincoln Center; J.Crew’s ex-head designer brings her own downtown twist to classical casual designs

Friday, September 6
Zimmerman, 9 a.m. at Lincoln Center; the super-chic swimwear label makes its NYFW debut with its first-ever line of streetwear
Peter Som, 10 a.m. at Milk Studios; Som is less talked about but the buzz is increasing: he was just named the fourth designer to collaborate with Kohl’s on their DesigNation line
Jason Wu, 1 p.m., at 82 Mercer Street; the fashion world’s most recent breakthrough darling, Wu is adored amongst celebs and editors alike
Rebecca Minkoff, 3 p.m. at Lincoln Center; the reigning queen of accessories presents a full collection, clothes and all
Cushnie et Ochs, 3 p.m. at Milk Studios; Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are a relatively recent success story, with hordes of celebrity fans of their architectural, minimalistic designs
Rag & Bone, 5 p.m.; the cool downtown brand continues its reign over the the stylish hipsters of the world
Nicole Miller, 6 p.m. at Lincoln Center; the Texas-born, New York-based designer gave us a sneak peek at her forthcoming collection
Helmut Lang, 7 p.m. at 545 West 22nd Street; this super-cool, downtown designer is loved by many a star, including Beyoncé
Suno, 8 p.m.; the reigning king of the quirky print will no doubt present a line true to form

Saturday, September 7
Prabal Gurung, 12 p.m. at 360 West 33rd Street; following his rapid rise to fashion fame, Gurung scores hit after hit and is a red carpet staple
Alexander Wang, 5 p.m. at Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue; arguably the hardest seat to get in town during NYFW, perhaps second only to Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta
Tibi, 6:30 p.m. at Pier 59; the It-brand helmed by Amy Smilovic is ultra-chic and relies mainly on quality fabrics and simple design

Sunday, September 8
Victoria Beckham, 10 a.m. at Café Rouge, 145 West 32nd Street; of course Vicky B would hold her runway show in a café
Derek Lam, 12 p.m. at Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 10th Ave; Lam is known for his super fun and bright prints, which we hope to see on the runway again
DKNY, 1p.m.; the line is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, so the collection is sure to be major
Tracy Reese, 2 p.m. at Lincoln Center; Michelle Obama’s go-to designer usually sticks to her NYC-inspired, urban girl designs
Zac Posen, 7 p.m.; one of the youngest designers to present at NYFW, Posen’s ultra-feminine, classic silhouettes are a hit amongst the fashion and celebrity crowd alike

Monday, September 9
Mathieu Mirano, 9 a.m. at Lincoln Center; the rising designer sticks to futuristic, avant-garde creations, winning the affection of Lady Gaga for one
The Row, 9 a.m.; Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen fans descend upon the runway
3.1 Phillip Lim, 3 p.m. at Post Office, 360 West 33rd Street; the ultra-pricey, ultra-hup designer presents his namesake line before his lower-priced designs for Target hit stores September 15
Rosie Assoulin, 4 p.m.; the rising designer is much-loved by the Man Repeller, for one, and has been lauded by publications like the New York Times
Dannijo, 5p.m. at Industria, 40 Bethune Street; sisters Danielle and Jodie return with their super-popular jewelry designs

Tuesday, September 10
J.Crew, 9:30 a.m. at Lincoln Center; Jenna Lyons’ lauded line of contemporary casual wear is sure to be a little bit more conservative than past recent seasons
Jenny Packham, 1p.m. at Lincoln Center; Kate Middleton’s go-to designer is known for her ultra-feminine A-line designs
Marc by Marc Jacobs, 4 p.m. at Pier 47, Hudson River at 15th Street; Marc Jacob’s lower-priced line is a repeat hit and always sells at rapid-fire speed
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, 6 p.m.; the fashion world’s most mysterious designer always sticks to his penchant for the avant-garde
ICB by Prabal Gurung, 7 p.m. at Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street; Gurung’s slightly lower-priced line is just as in-demand as his eponymous designs
Oscar de la Renta, TBA; undoubtedly the hardest show to get into

Wednesday, September 11
Michael Kors, 10 a.m. at Lincoln Center; always attended by a super-strong roster of celebrities, an old-school runway show that’s usually full of surprises; this year, there will be a live stream here!
Proenza Schouler, 12 p.m.; the designer duo’s extremely pricey designs are coveted and worn the world over
Reed Krakoff; fresh off his leave from Coach, the designer’s solo upgrade is much-anticipated
The Blonds, 9 p.m., 450 West 15th Street; a good old-fashioned drag show, The Blonds show is always attended by the likes of Paris Hilton; this year’s is inspired by Tweety Bird

Thursday, September 12
Ralph Lauren, 10 a.m.; America’s most iconic designer of the moment, Lauren’s classic designs carry a lot of weight
Calvin Klein, 2 p.m. at 50 Varick St; another classic American design heavy-hitter
Marc Jacobs, 8 p.m. at the Lexington Avenue Armory; another hard seat to nab, Jacobs’ shows are always an elaborate, theatrical production