If you have always wanted to attend a NYFW/MBFW show but could never score a golden invite to the tents - you are NOT alone. NYFW shows are strictly invite only and those invites are generally reserved for members of the industry including stylists, buyers, editors, reporters and celebrities. In a conversation with staff at the Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation, we were shocked to hear that people were literally cutting holes in tents to sneak into last season's shows!
But WAIT, not so fast; put your scissors down, American Express can help you get some of the hottest invitations around! Once inside the coveted Lincoln Center don't forget to visit all the booths, grab a free beverage, check out the parked Mercedes, and of course - people watch.
You will be led to the Amex Skybox where you can sip on bubbly while you enjoy an unobstructed birds-eye view of the runway. Each show ends with a special guest speaker exclusive to the Skybox (previous guests have included designers like Donna Karan and Max Azria) who participate in an intimate Q&A. Don't forget to have your photo taken inside the Skybox which will be both printed for you to take home as well as uploaded to their "Invitation Only" site.
In addition to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Amex started doing exclusive shows for Cardmembers (In 2013, American Express announced an exclusive show featuring the CH Carolina Herrera collection in collaboration with the editors of Harper’s BAZAAR ), andalso supporting emerging designers through its partnership with MADE. Cardmembers can get an intimate look into the artistic process through designer meet-and-greets and beauty styling sessions, as well as MADE’s lineup of young designers including Peter Som, Jeremy Scott, SUNO and more.
Tickets for packages at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and MADE are available about a month before fashion week atYou should also look for Amex "Invitation Only" tickets and events.
Keep in mind that these tickets are limited and American Express has now been participating in NYFW for over a decade. In just a few years, we have seen ticket prices double and they will likely be even pricier this year. We highly recommend signing up for American Express emails that will give you the heads up before tickets are released. Tickets per show are limited and they go fast so be prepared!