Ah! NYFW season is finally here and the Mens shows for Fall/Winter 2017 have officially begun. After spending some time at home and studying abroad it feels great to be back in New York and just in time for my third season of NYFW. Although I am definitely not an expert, there are a few things I know you have to keep in mind when packing for NYFW and attending the shows.
One thing is certain and we can all agree that clothes are an obvious requirement, but during this freezing time of year you need a nice warm coat. It's kind of a struggle, I know... because everyone wants to dress to impress but then they have to bundle up for the weather and as a result, nobody really sees what's underneath. Find yourself a coat you can make a statement in or have fun with some scarves. Let's be real, everyone wants to get photographed entering and leaving the shows.
Depending on personal preference, you might want to bring a camera along with you. Sure some people might have their personal photographers with them and others make do with their iPhone, but if you want your own HQ photos just bring a camera. Besides, we all know battery life can be an issue.
Also, there is no way you are going to NYFW without posting something on social media are you kidding!? If you're like me and you're constantly on the phone and an oversharer you definitely understand the struggle. You NEED an external battery pack for jammed packed days of running around the city catching the next show or after party. Good thing you can find them for the low on Ebay or Amazon. You're Welcome.
With busy days and enticing after parties, the chances of you getting a good nights sleep during NYFW is slim to none. That's why you need some shades. Have an extra early show and regret staying out too late the night before? You need some shades! Find a great pair so you can step out of the Uber and confidently step into Skylight Clarkson Square like last night didn't happen.
Now with so many exciting things happening all at once and all the cool people you are bound to meet everywhere, you cannot forget business cards. Everyone is on the go with places to be and sometimes giving someone a cool card is easier than exchanging information over loud music and clatter. Chances are they probably have some too. Woohoo, Networking!
Last but not least, you need a place to carry everything right? Yes, women might have purses and large bags but men can never go wrong with a nice leather backpack. Depending on your outfit you can even bring a small weekender bag or a briefcase. Whatever your carrying methods might be, you won't regret having a place to put all of your essentials.
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