The 5 Best Public Events For New York Fashion Week 2013

February 7, 2013 6:00 AM

Fall fashion collections hit New York’s runways during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, kicking off February 7. Not an industry exec, but want to take part in the festivities? Whether you’re a fashion blogger or just a runway fan, you can add these open-to-the-public events to your schedule for NYFW to join in on the week’s glamour, style and fun. By Sarah Shaker.

Photos: New York Fashion Week

Guests attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.(credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG)

Guests attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.(credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG)

Step into New York Fashion Week in your chicest stilettos when visiting Four Seasons Hotel New York from February 7 – 14. Rock your hottest footwear at the #FSShoeCam! This first-ever shoe photo booth will snap photos of the most fabulous shoes seen at fashion week worn by bloggers, fashion enthusiasts, Four Seasons guests and you! Photos will be Instagrammed and Tweeted from @FSNewYork and @FourSeasons. Follow #FSShoeCam on Twitter and Instagram to see some of the hottest shoe styles in Manhattan.

(credit: The Reality of Fashion)

(credit: The Reality of Fashion)

Get your tickets for The First Annual “The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS” reality star runway show for a good cause on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30pm. Reality Stars and celebrities that have appeared on Reality TV will join forces to walk the runway for this special philanthropic event. Their hope is to raise funds, increase AIDS awareness and work to end this devastating epidemic. Participating star lineup includes Deena Nicole Cortese of The Jersey Shore, Lil Kim of Dancing with the Stars, Malaysia Pargo of Basketball Wives L.A. and more!

Lulus Style Studio

Fashion and style bloggers love shopping online at for trendy items for a great price. Join LuLu*s for a night of fashion and fun during NYFW. On Saturday, February 9 from 6-10pm follow their Style Map to find your look, then take home a special LuLu*s item, on them! Enjoy free drinks, snacks and tons of beauty and fashion giveaways while we kick off Fashion Week in style. RSVP on their Eventbrite link to save your spot!


RGP’s Emerging Designers runway event has been a labor of love for the past seven years. This show attracts more than one thousand guests to the live show. The program this season will be proceeded by a reception and gallery display by presenting designers, as well as an exhibition sale by accessory designers and corporate sponsors in the adjacent hall. Buy tickets for this event to support local and independent businesses who create and sell limited edition lines to stores and are wishing to expand their lines into more retail outlets.

SBFW 2013

This event is the premier fashion week showcase for handmade goods, custom made clothing, independent designers, celebrity stylists, boutique owners and members of the small scale buying community. Watch 20+ designers from around the country display their collections directly to buyers, boutique owners, stylists and the general fashion-loving public. This year there will be three separate showcases on Sunday, February 10th with each showcase displaying 5-10 designers displaying their 2013 collections.

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Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.

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