5 Trending Event Venues in New York City for Fashion Week

We know that New York is the city that never sleeps, and during New York Fashion Week, the city goes into overdrive. From the shows to the parties to the simple stylish presentations, NYFW is packed with some of the best, most innovative events at the chicest venues.

Take a cue from the fashion-forward and check out the hottest venues from this winter’s events. Once you’ve nailed down a top venue, you can focus on all the other details like solidifying your guest list, making sure you have a seamless check in experience, and ensuring that everyone leaves happy, and with a gift bag!
Here are the top five spaces we think are the must-explore options for events this year.

The New Kid on the Block: Neue House

Yes, Neue House is a coworking space. But don’t let that deter you from throwing an event there. We at zkipster saw many events at the Neue House pop up during fashion week, which of course, made us take note. They opened their doors in 2013, and have continued to innovate ever since. The combination of open spaces with closed offices makes for an infinitely configurable space. Plus, it was designed by David Rockwell, so you know that the space will be beautiful and able to transform seamlessly.

Photo: Neue House
Photo: Neue House

 

The Evergreen: Bowery Hotel

You just can’t go wrong with The Bowery Hotel. Year after year, the events held here do not disappoint. With the ability to host up to 600 guests in their second floor event space—a rarity in downtown Manhattan where space is a hot commodity, you’re guaranteed to have have enough space for everyone on your list, while still feeling like it’s an exclusive ticket. The combination of indoor and outdoor space means there are nearly endless possibilities for designing your event.

Photo: The Bowery Hotel
Photo: The Bowery Hotel

The Showroom: Spring Studios

If you’re not keen on the uptown aesthetic of Lincoln Center, head downtown to Spring Studios in lower Manhattan. The space is the ultimate blank slate for creating your dream event. The sleek white box design—it’s the new version of Milk Studios—makes it adaptable for everything from runway shows to presentations and conferences to after parties. There’s virtually nothing Spring Studios can’t host, which makes it a perfect NYFW venue.

Photo: Spring Studios
Photo: Spring Studios

The After Party: Happy Ending

Happy Ending is a newcomer on the fashion week scene (it gave Neue House a run for it’s money in that category, too), as it reopened in late 2014. The combination restaurant and dance club has the right mix of high and low to keep guests interested—especially after the hours of haute couture. And if you’re not on the guest list, you’d better get to know doorman. The bar is intimate, while the basement club has just the right amount of grit you’d expect from a place named Happy Ending.

Photo: Happy Ending
Photo: Happy Ending

The Brooklynite: Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn is starting to take it’s stake its claim on the fashion scene. Just on the other side of the water, the Brooklyn Navy Yard has many things going for it. Filled with studio spaces, warehouses, and offices you’re sure to find a space to fit the need of your event. At zkipster we see increased activity in Brooklyn during NYFW, and the Navy Yard is definitely one of the trending spaces on the other side of the bridge.

Photo: The Brooklyn Navy Yard
Photo: The Brooklyn Navy Yard

With insights from the zkipster guest list app and thoughts from leading event planners, every other month we’re rounding up the trending event spaces in major cities around the world.