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Our NYFW Party Guide

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It's back to school season for the fashion industry, with New York Fashion Week officially coming back into session tomorrow morning. But here at PAPERMAG, we're most interested in the extracurriculars -- that is, what's happening at night. Throughout the week we'll be reporting from the frontlines of fashion parties, giving you the scoop about what's going down after dark. First up, take a look at our NYFW party guide, which we'll continue updating on the reg as more and more invites start coming in, and follow our hashtag -- #NYFWParties -- on Instagram and Twitter so you're never far from the scene.

Wednesday
, September 3

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 2.55.37 PM.pngWHAT: VFILES x Def Jam DJ Champs and NYFW Afterparty
EXPECT: Bros in bucket hats and girls in Birkenstocks will rub shoulders with editors, art punks and fashion gadflies at VFILES' MADE Fashion afterparty, which doubles as the championship round of their DJ contest held with Def Jam. Three finalists will battle live for the chance to win prizes that include studio time in NYC and a guest DJ spot at the record label's 30th anniversary bash.
WHERE: Webster Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3, 8pm-midnight
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

NEW YORK NEW YORK_ UP & DOWN.jpegWHAT: New York, New York Party at Up&Down
EXPECT: A football team roster's worth of fashion folks including The Misshapes, Derek Blasberg, Ladyfag, Tommy Saleh, Deerdana, Bryanboy, Harley Viera Newton, Sophia Lamar and more host this annual NYFW kick-off bash. There'll be an open bar from 10-midnight, DJ sets by Vashtie, Illuminati Ams, Alexandra Richards, Mike Nouveau + more and a special live performance by Kiesza.
WHERE: Up&Down, 244 W. 14th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3, 10pm-4am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 35/65

FollySeptember3rd.jpgWHAT: Rachel Feinstein's Last Days of Folly After-Party
EXPECT: A low-key evening of art and performances following the closing of Rachel Feinstein's "The Last Days of Folly," a sculpture exhibition in Madison Square Park. During the day there will be a public performance festival in the park but the night will end at NeueHouse with performances by Jarvis Cocker, Sofia Coppola, Kalup Linzy and more. Zac Posen, Cynthia Rowley, Proenza Scouler, and Narcisco Rodriguez will also present Folly-inspired looks. 
WHERE: NeueHouse, 110 E 25th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 8:30-10:30pm
RSVP: Invite only.
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.52.28 PM.pngWHAT: Banks at Top of the Standard
EXPECT: A well-heeled mix of editors, designers, socials and party hoppers will converge for the seasonal re-opening of the Boom Boom Room (a.k.a. Top of the Standard) and a live performance by 2014 breakout singer, BANKS.  
WHERE: Top of the Standard, 442 W. 13th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3, 10pm-late
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.05.36 PM.pngWHAT: Grandpa Style Launch Party
EXPECT: Sartorial tailoring, menswear as womenswear, on point blazer game, and a street style blog's who's who. DJ Thoth of Fool's Gold Records' Worlds Fair will be spinning on the rooftop and the band Halfbluud will also be playing a set. 
WHERE: Sonny's Soda Shoppe at Mondrian Soho, 9 Crosby St., Manhattan
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 8pm
RSVP: Invite only.
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

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WHAT: Régime des Fleurs Party
EXPECT:
Uptown socials and downtown editors will munch on macarons and quaff champagne at this party hosted by luxury perfume brand, Régime des Fleurs. NYC-based artist Sahra Motalebi will also be treating guests to a performance in collaboration with the fragrance house. 
WHERE:
Ladurée, 398 West Broadway, Manhattan
WHEN:
Wednesday, September 3, 7-9pm
RSVP:
Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
60/40

ardencyinnnyfw.jpgWHAT: Ardency Inn One-Year Anniversary
EXPECT: Ardency Inn's signature grungy glam makeup looks on the rooftop of McCarren Hotel & Pool and DJ sets by Audrey Napoleon, Sean Glass and Total Fitness. Nightlife star Nur Khan, Audrey Napoleon and VICE's EDM hub, Thump, host the party. Most importantly, there will be an open champagne bar. 
WHERE: Sheltering Sky at the McCarren Hotel & Pool, 160 N 12th St., Brooklyn
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 9pm-midnight
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 45/55

Thursday, September 4


Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 12.55.41 PM.pngWHAT: ADULT & Curriculum Vitae Get Undressed to Kill
EXPECT: Our favorite high-brow purveyors of smut and literature (and, er, smutty literature), ADULT Magazine, will be celebrating their second issue with a rager at Up&Down featuring tunes by DJ Kitty Cash. (And psst -- we here there will be a Belvedere-sponsored open bar.)  
WHERE: Up&Down, 244 W. 14th St., Manhattan 
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 10pm-midnight
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.11.07 PM.pngWHAT: Gareth Pugh featured at Lexus Design Disrupted
EXPECT:
Avant British fashion star Gareth Pugh will present his Spring/Summer '15 collection in New York City for the first time in conjunction with a series of massive film installations and live performance pieces created with the help of Lexus and multimedia studio LEGS. 
WHERE:
Pier 36, 299 South St., Manhattan
WHEN:
Thursday, September 4, 8pm-midnight
RSVP:
Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
25/75

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.11.37 PM.pngWHAT: Essential Homme Issue Release
EXPECT: Expertly groomed fashion bros and male model eye candy. In addition to tanned men, the night will also include a "special surprise performance" and art projections from artist Matt Starr.
WHERE: Gilded Lily, 408 West 15th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 9:30pm-12:30am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.12.28 PM.pngWHAT: Altuzarra for Target Launch
EXPECT: It Girl DJs, fashion editors and a potpourri of celebs will sip cocktails and shop the designer's new collection for Target, which includes python print blouses, wrap dresses and ladylike pencil skirts.    
WHERE: Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 7-9pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.13.12 PM.pngWHAT: Chromat Afterparty
EXPECT: A synchronized swim performance by Aqualillies in the new BOND by Chromat swim, a live performance by the trippy synth singer Maluca and DJ sets by Speakerfoxxx and _____HD. 
WHERE: Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 Ninth Ave., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 10pm-2am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

parke&ronenparty14.jpgWHAT: Parke & Ronen After-Party
EXPECT:
Chiseled models who look like they're fresh off a summer spent on the Amalfi Coast, menswear editors and party kids will help the swimwear/menswear line celebrate their Spring/Summer '15 collection. 
WHERE:
VIP Room, 409 W. 13th St., Manhattan
WHEN:
Thursday, September 4, 10pm-midnight
RSVP:
Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
50/50

cover-tokyo.gifWHAT: Defiant NFYW Website Launch Party
EXPECT: The self-described "world's first fashion tech magazine" is launching a NYFW website with a Tokyo-themed bash featuring a 'live 3D printing nail bar,' a pop-up shop featuring indie brands like House of Cards, Coveted Society and Only Child London, booze, and music. 
WHERE: Goldbar, 389 Broome St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 6-10pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 65/35

r29countryclub.jpgWHAT: Refinery29 Country Club VIP Launch Event
EXPECT: Fashionable socials playing a boozy round of golf on a designer-inspired miniature golf course, DJ sets, and a special performance by BANKS. 
WHERE: 82 Mercer St., Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, September 4, 7:30pm-10:30pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 40/60

Friday, September 5

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.22.35 PM.pngWHAT: Pharrell's "Ocean Night" Party
EXPECT: Pharrell and G-Star Raw will show their Spring/Summer '15 Raw for the Oceans collection, a new collaboration between the brand and the artist's Bionic Yarn company, which recycles ocean plastic and turns it into yarn.  
WHERE: 23 Wall St., Manhattan
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 5:30pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.23.23 PM.pngWHAT: Boris Bidjan Saberi Flagship Store Opening
EXPECT: Menswear bloggers, models, and dudes whose shoes cost more than your paycheck will stop by to toast the Barcelona-based menswear designer and the opening of his New York City flagship. 
WHERE: Boris Bidjan Saberi store, 494 Greenwich St., Manhattan
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 8:30pm-11pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 65/35

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.25.29 PM.pngWHAT: Project Gravitas and JAG Models Party
EXPECT: Models, fashion bloggers and assorted cool chicks will head to No. 8 for a party with a good cause -- the bash is in support of NEDA, the National Eating Disorder Association. Chelsea Leyland will be behind the decks. 
WHERE: No. 8, 357 W. 16th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 7pm-10pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

barbiecfdainvite.jpgWHAT: Barbie CFDA Party
EXPECT: Barbie-sized fashion and designer heavyweights will hang at this bash hosted by CFDA and featuring creations by Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, WHIT, and Tess Giberson.
WHERE: 14th Street & 9th Avenue, North Plaza
WHEN: Friday, September 5th, 7-9pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 50/50

Saturday, September 6


Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.29.14 PM.png(Photo by Rebecca Smeyne)

WHAT: Bushwig
EXPECT:
Take a break from the regular fashion pack and head over to Bushwick's annual drag fest. Now in its third year, the two-day celebration will feature 160(!) performances, live music and DJ sets by the likes of JD Samson and Penny Arcade, BBQ, crafts, a BCALLA pop-up store and, apparently, a wedding!?!  
WHERE:
Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose, Brooklyn
WHEN:
Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7, 1pm-late
RSVP:
Tickets are $20 (two-day passes are $30) and can be purchased HERE.
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
You don't have to! Just buy a ticket HERE.

Sunday, September 7

53fb9f02c8e6c1408999170.pngWHAT: DKNY x FRANK
EXPECT: Models (notably, Soo Joo Park), rappers, at least one member of the A$AP mob, artist Harif Guzman and, of course, Donna Karan will head to the newly re-opened (and newly re-located) Max Fish for a party featuring music by Jasmine Solana, @LILINTERNET, and "special guests" in honor of the new FRANK151 x DKNY issue. 
WHERE: Max Fish, 120 Orchard St., Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, September 7, 10pm-2am
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 30/70

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 3.31.41 PM.pngWHAT: SLEEP / WALK at Ace Hotel
EXPECT: In addition to a dance party, fashion looks, wearables, and performance videos from subversive art and design collectives Chez Deep, Mike and Claire, House of Ladosha, and FCKNLZ will be on display. 
WHERE: Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St., Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, September 7th, 2014, 9pm
RSVP: RSVP info below
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: You don't have to! Just RSVP HERE.

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 4.29.17 PM.pngWHAT: BABËL Dimanche NYFW Edition
EXPECT: Art-centric party collective BABËL is teaming up with Whitewall Magazine and fashion blog WeWoreWhat for a party co-hosted with Sophie Pape, Kithe Brewster and designers Timo Weiland.  
WHERE: Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, September 7th, 2014, 5pm-midnight
RSVP: Tickets available HERE
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: You don't have to! Just buy a ticket HERE 

Tuesday, September 9

BFA_4542_517914.jpg(photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com)

WHAT: Style360 hosts HSN & Serena Williams Signature Statement for an NYFW After-Party
EXPECT: The tennis champ will celebrate her HSN collection with a bash atop The Empire hotel. 
WHERE: Level R, 44 W. 63rd St., Manhattan
WHEN: Tuesday, September 9, 9pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 60/40

Homepage photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com



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