Models, stylists, designers, photographers and buyers are about to take the city by style storm come Sept. 7.
As the new spring/summer collections hit runways, fashionistas without a front row seat can still take part in the NYFW festivities at parties, events and more.
Here's where to get in on the action, with or without an invitation.
Get a runway-ready hairstyle
Get the ultimate Fashion Week treatment from Tresemmé's Runway Studio. The NYFW-approved hair brand will be giving out runway-ready advice and styles to fashionistas who stop by. Spring Studios, 6 St. Johns Lane in Manhattan, Sept. 8 to Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., tresnyfw.com(Credit: Getty Images / Donald Bowers )
Head to Tommy Hilfiger's carnival
Tommy Hilfiger is bringing a free fashion carnival to NYFW to show off his fall collection to the public. "Tommy Pier" will take over South Street Seaport's Pier 16 on Sept. 9 and 10, combining stylish shopping opportunities with classic street fair events, including a 40-foot Ferris wheel, a tattoo pop-up shop and a variety of DJ sets throughout the day. Be sure to check out the latest TommyxGigi designs -- a collection featuring collaborations with model Gigi Hadid -- before you enjoy the fair rides. South Street Seaport, 89 South St. in Manhattan, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., tommy.com(Credit: Tommy Hilfiger)
Chat with fellow fashionistas
Style blogger Treyonna De'Sha, who's behind the local site Portreys, is hosting a NYFW viewing party Sept. 11. Watch a live-stream of spring/summer shows, and chat with editors, bloggers and fashion lovers alike about the latest trends. Bring your unwanted clothing to donate to Win, a nonprofit that helps homeless women and children, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win prizes. Flavorpill, 594 Broadway, Suite 1212, noon to 7 p.m., RSVP on eventbrite.com(Credit: Portreys)
Watch the runway from your couch
There's no need to leave your apartment to get your NYFW fix. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, NYFW Live will be streaming the top designer shows, so anyone with a computer can be one of the first to spot the latest trends. Just head to the website when your favorite brand's collection is premiering, and enjoy the show.(Credit: Getty Images composite)
Refinery 29's open-to-the-public Fashion Week space, 29Rooms, is coming back for its second year. The self-described "Art & Fashion Funhouse" will bring individual rooms to life by focusing on a facet of art, film, fashion or technology. 29Rooms, 8 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, Sept. 9-11, noon to 8 p.m., refinery29.com(Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Eisman / Stringer)
Get street stylish
Street style photographers from New York and beyond will be on the prowl for great shots of NYFW attendees. Head outside any Fashion Week venue for your chance to not only spot your style icons but also be spotted. "When shooting street style, I usually start out by photographing whatever stands out and catches my eye," Rima Brindamour, who has shot street style for amNewYork, said. "Once I get a feel for the trends, I tend to then seek out looks that are similar." Even if you're not sitting in at the shows, grab your most stand-out look to get noticed by a photographer. (Credit: Getty Images composite)
PRIV's free mini-manicures and fashion illustrations
Get free PRIV mini-manicure services at Hotel Belleclaire on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hotel Edison on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Washington Jefferson on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Laura Kay Sketches (by appointment only), will be free at Cosmopolitan-Tribeca on Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Iroquois New York on Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Hotel Chandler on Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.(Credit: PRIV)
Hey, it's New York! Get a poster board and a megaphone and join the frequent NYFW protests over fur, use of horse carriages and many other causes. Be part of the NYFW extravaganza, where you're pretty much guaranteed to get your picture taken. (Credit: Getty Images / Alberto Urso)