RUNWAY 7 OFFICIAL NYFW SCHEDULE
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New York, Aug -2021– The official calendar for New York Fashion Week events produced by Runway 7 is now available. All the must-see shows, performances, and installations on the Runway 7 events calendar will be held at Sony Hall at 235 W 46th Street, near the Paramount Hotel on Thursday, September 9th, and Friday, September 10th.
An expansive style marketplace and the only hybrid platform of its kind, Runway 7 will open Thursday, September 9, with the latest collection by Indian American Fashion Designer Naeem Khan; a CFDA member whose couture dresses have been worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Noor of Jordan. Following Naeem Khan on Thursday will be sportswear brand Balance Athletics and streetwear brands Hardcore Fashion, Legends are Made and P.U.R.E. and DJ Citizen Jane, debuting her signature collection, as well as luxury designer brands Lulu et Gigi Couture and Ydamys Simo. Popular teen influencer fashion brand CHICK will also be showing Thursday along with Hawaiian brand Dezigns by Kamohoalii.
Acclaimed journalist and Forbes contributor Joseph DeAcetis will debut the latest collection by his menswear brand Potro as the opening show on Friday, September 10. Of his decision to show as part of Runway 7 NYFW at Sony Hall DeAcetis, one of the most recognizable faces in menswear, says, “There’s nowhere else I’d rather be showing Potro. What a great place to be during New York Fashion Week!” In addition to producing their runway show, Runway 7 is the sole manufacturer of the Peruvian Pima Cotton Polo Collection for which Potro is best known, a testament to the integral part Runway 7 plays for many of its brand partners.
Also showing on Friday, September 10 are LaSette Lingerie, athleisure brand LAGIRLA, D!NG, couturier Anthony Rubio, Puerto Rican kids couture designer Wanda Beauchamp, lifestyle brands Just Be. and ZAO, and luxury designer Giannina Azar.CHICK will be hosting their second event of the week on Friday and the womenswear brand Eni Buioron FEMME, a diffusion line of Lulu et Gigi Couture will be showing as well. Susanne Bartsch will fete the closing of Runway 7 festivities on Friday night with a special event; an exclusive party to debut her new collaboration with UGG.
Music will be provided by New York’s 101.5 FM DJ Scenario and a cash bar will be available to guests throughout the event. Sponsors for New York Fashion Week by Runway 7 include AMA, Rogue House Salon, Book of Lashes, PRESS Seltzer, Dream Factory Balloons, Don Balilo Perez Cigars, Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Mar Mara Hotel, 101.5 FM, Look Design Studios and Accellevents. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for each show or for the full event, allowing guests to enjoy the entire Runway 7 and better mix and mingle between shows and events.
Runway 7 is a vertical platform that is paving the way for the next generation of fashion designers by offering a world-class platform and fashion incubator for independent designers and renowned brands alike to showcase their collections each season. They not only give a platform for designers to show but also offer production and manufacturing services to their designers. From development to the runway to retail stores – they also offer brands buyer introductions – Runway 7 takes a 360-degree approach in working with their brand partners.
For September 2021 NYFW, the events produced by Runway 7 is in partnership with Mount Sinai’s Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, to whom half of all virtual and live door proceeds have been pledged. Says Runway 7 Director of Operations, Diane Vara, “We want to do our part in supporting MS Research and use our platform to bring awareness to this widespread and, at times, debilitating neurological condition.”
About Runway 7
Recognized as the first and only hybrid of its kind, Runway 7 Fashion is a vertical one-stop fashion platform representing the best in cultural diversity by integrating international designers, media celebrities, and commerce every season. Runway 7 not only has the capability of offering its designers production to develop their collection samples but strives for excellence in presenting the season’s must-see shows, performances and installations as well. Their expansive style marketplace offers guests a true experiential even both in-person and online to directly engage with brands and designers.
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