There are certain things to be aware of during New York Fashion Week — the crazy schedule, Alexander Wang’s parties, Marc Jacobs’ punctuality, Michael Kors’ glamorus front row, are a given. The anticipation is high for Riccardo Tisci’s invasion from Paris with a large-scale Givenchy show. Then the debut of the Public School designers for DKNY, a movie premiere from Jeremy Scott, and the debut collection from Lady Gaga’s former stylist, Brandon Maxwell. Below are a few noteworthy quirky happenings to bookmark.
*Note to all party crashers: the listed events below are private and invitation-only, unless otherwise noted.
Latin STYLE: Curated by Peruvian designer Sergio Davila, the weeklong Latin Show pop-up shop, open to the public, will highlight apparel, accessories and home goods from Latin American designers at Chelsea Market.
The Jessica Simpson Decade: The singer, actress, reality TV star and fashion designer will host a cocktail event to mark 10 years of her billion-dollar clothing and accessories lines; location undisclosed.
Gen Art’s 20th: Under new management, the organization will revitalize its “Fresh Faces in Fashion” competition at Chelsea Piers.
Lauren Conrad Debuts: The designer and former MTV reality TV personality will present her Kohl’s line at New York Fashion Week with a runway show at Skylight Modern.
Rue La La and Cotton: Molly Sims will host a preview of the 12-piece cotton collection designed by Nanette Lepore, Hudson Jeans, Michael Stars and others at Il Principe at Hotel Hugo.
Beverly Johnson’s Book Launch: André Leon Talley will host “The Face of Change” gala at the Museum of the City of New York, an event marking the launch of model Beverly Johnson’s memoir, “The Face That Changed It All.”
Paul Frank’s “Circus Jumble”: The monkey-faced brand will present its children’s spring collection at Hudson Mercantile in a circus-themed show with aerialists, face painting, candy and games.
Farfetch “Unfollowers”: Farfetch will host a cocktail party for the latest “Unfollowers” film, which stars Nicole Richie, who plans to attend and is slated to premiere on Farfetch.com. Location undisclosed.
INC at 30: Heidi Klum and Gabriel Aubry will host a party noting 30 years of Macy’s private label brand at the IAC Building.
Alison Lou Jewelry: Alison Lou Chemla, known for her whimsical emoticon jewelry, will hold her first formal fashion week presentation at FleursBella to show her flower-inspired collection.
Gant Does Runway: Gant will tout the global launch of The House of Gant at Spring Studios.
“Gloss” at Bookmarc: Mauricio and Roger Padilha, the brothers behind Mao Public Relations, will launch their third book titled “Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim” at Bookmarc NY on Bleecker Street.
Chloe Gosselin at the Movies: The footwear designer will host a cocktail reception at a private residence on the Upper East Side to toast the NYFW debut of The Chloe Gosselin Collection Short Film, starring model Elise Crombez, with music by The Misshapes.
Givenchy’s New York: The storied Parisian brand designed by Riccardo Tisci will stage its spring runway spectacle in New York this season. Art-directed by Marina Abramovic; 820 tickets will be available to the public.
Moncler “Art for Love”: Moncler will host an exhibition and silent auction at the New York Public Library featuring 32 photos of its Maya jacket, with proceeds supporting amfAR.
Self-Portrait: The most buzzed about London-based contemporary collection designed by Han Chong, will make its NYFW debut with a show at 541 West 22 Street.
Monse: The collection by Oscar de la Renta alums Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim — already spotted on Sarah Jessica Parker and Amal Clooney — will hold its first runway show at the Norwood Club.
Michael Kors, Solid Gold: The designer will be on hand at The Top of the Standard; as will a surprise musical guest to celebrate the launch of his Gold fragrance.
The Brandon Behind Gaga: Brandon Maxwell, former stylist for Lady Gaga, will unveil his collection at Mr. Chow’s uptown location.
Croatian Fashion Invasion: The Downtown Showroom will host a meet-and-greet showcasing three designers from Croatia: Igor Dobranic; Ogi Antunac and Zoran Mrvos of Link, and Andrijani Subotic Pjajcik of Etna Maar.
Jeremy Scott, The Movie: The celebrity-beloved designer will be on hand at the premiere of “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer,” a film chronicling his career directed by Vlad Yudin, at The Paris Theatre.
A New DKNY: The first DKNY collection by designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School will make its runway debut. Location undisclosed.
The Adam Levine Show: The Maroon 5 singer will showcase his collection for Kmart in a runway show at Kia Style360.
Harper’s Bazaar Icons: HB editors host this party for the second year; which will fete the September issue’s Icons photo shoot by Carine Roitfeld and Jean-Paul Goude. [ 9 ] The party will also feature an acoustic set by Katy Perry.
Macy’s on the Runway: The department store’s “biggest fashion show ever: Fashion’s Front Row,” will feature more than 60 models and 150 looks mixing music and dance at Madison Square Garden.
Verge: Queer New York: Produced by style web site DapperQ, the fashion show will take place at the Brooklyn Museum. Show will be open to the public and will highlight looks from eight designers whose focus is gender nonconformity.
BY ABU “THE GOD” RIVERA