New York Fashion Week Parties: Lil Yachty, Pusha T, Cam’ron & more
The semi-annual New York Fashion Week returns once again for its Fall/Winter 2018 season. Runway shows for Men's lines began on Monday (2/5), while Women's shows begin Thursday (2/8) and run until Valentines Day, Wednesday 2/14. Along with the fashion shows themselves and an influx of models and celebrities to attend them, NYFW also brings with it a bunch of parties and special events, some with cool musical guests. Good luck getting in, though, as many are invite only or at secret locations.
Pusha T performs at an afterparty on Tuesday (2/6) night at Up&Down in Manhattan.
Lil Yachty has previously been named a creative director by Nautica, and presented a collaboration with the brand at NYFW SS18. This season, he teams up with Reebok Classic to host an "immersive style experience," including a live performance. The invite-only event happens on Wednesday (2/7) in a classic-car showroom.
UPDATE: If you can't make it into Lil Yachty's Reebok event, it's also streaming live.
On Friday (2/9), The Glow Up reports:
Telfar Global, a CFDA Award-winning label grabbing attention not only for its designs but also for its gender-bending approach to fashion, promises a lively presentation starring Dev Hynes, Ian Isiah, Selah Marley, Kelela, Kelsey Lu, Angel, the LeFrak Vocal Choir and surprise guests (9 p.m.).
W Magazine described Telfar's September 2017 event, held on Hotel Americano's rooftop terrace, as "New York Fashion Week's Last Supper," and Kelela, Venus X, Joey Bada$$, Haley Wollens, Ian Isaiah, Total Freedom, Ana Kras, Dev Hynes, and Trecartin were all on hand for it.
Also on Friday (2/9), Garage Magazine relaunches, and the party includes DJ sets from Venus X and Virgil Abloh. (via Guest of a Guest)
Barragan teams up with Opening Ceremony on Monday (2/12) for a late night afterparty with music from Tygapaw, Mazurbate and DJ Bebe. (via Guest of a Guest)
Cam'ron is scheduled to perform at new Chelsea nightclub space Jasper's Regret during Fashion Week, NY Daily News reports, but details about the exact date are scarce.
Instead of a runway show, Rag & Bone recently produced a short film with music by Thom Yorke which they screened last week at Lower East Side movie house, Metrograph. Rihanna's Fenty x Puma, which had a big presence at SS18, is also skipping a show this season, as is Marchesa. After filing for divorce from Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman (along with Keren Craig) announced through a spokesperson that Marchesa would be "presenting [its] fall 18 collection in an updated format this season," which Vogue reports will be digital. Andrew Wang, who is notorious for throwing huge, elaborate presentations, is holding a show on Saturday (2/10) evening, but it's his last one to coincide with the NYFW calendar - going forward, he'll show collections in June and December.
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