It is that time of year again when fashionistas, models and designers take up residence in the Big Apple for the biannual New York Fashion Week. The showcase will preview the trends set to dominate the catwalks, magazines and mannequins for the upcoming 2016 season.
With the world's biggest designers debuting their new collections, almost 100 shows scheduled and, of course, a fleet of celebrities taking up seats in the front row (FROW), NYFW and its whirlwind of chaos can often be a daunting prospect, so IBTimes UK has collated all the important information to make it easier to digest...
New York City never sleeps at the best of times, so it will really come to life when thousands of fashion-obsessives flock to the three main venues hosting this season's events. The locations are: Skylight at Moynihan Station, MADE at Milk Studios and Skylight at Clarkson Square.
NYFW SS16 will officially kick off on 10 September before closing on 17 September. However, The Hills star-turned-fashion-designer Lauren Conrad will unofficially launch the festivities on 9 September when she will unveil her new collection, which will be on sale at Kohl's.
Shows at The Arc and The Dock are held at Moynihan Station; shows at The Space and The Gallery are held at Clarkson Square.
Highlights from each day are as follows:
WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
Lauren Conrad (Details TBA)
THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
3pm: Desigual – The Arc
FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
9:45am: Project Runway – The Arc
6pm: Nicole Miller – The Gallery
SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
1pm: Herve Leger – The Arc
3pm: Mara Hoffman – The Gallery
7pm: Monique Lhuillier – The Arc
SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
11am: Public School – The Arc
12:30pm: Rachel Zoe – The Space
4pm: Fashion Shenzhen Presentation – 1605 Broadway
5pm: Jenny Packham – The Gallery
5:30pm: Ground Zero – The Space
MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
Tommy Hilfiger (Details TBA)
12pm: Lela Rose – The Gallery
2pm: Jeremy Scott – The Arc
6pm: Reem Acra – The Dock
6:30pm: Libertine – The Gallery
TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
10am: Badgley Mischka – The Arc
2pm: Alice + Olivia – The Gallery
WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
10am: Michael Kors – 50 Varick Street
11am: Thomas Wylde – The Dock
3pm: DKNY – (Location TBA)
4pm: J Crew – The Gallery
6pm: Anna Sui – The Arc
THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
10am: Ralph Lauren – 550 Washington Street
2pm: Calvin Klein – 50 Varick Street
Reports are rife that rapper-turned-fashion-designer Kanye West will be unveiling his new collection with Adidas. In February, the 38-year-old unveiled his first range with the sports brand at NYFW AW15. However, the collection was heavily panned even with promotion from wife Kim Kardashian and sister-in-law Kylie Jenner.
Although he is yet to confirm the showcase, a male model named Gibran B appears to have confirmed the speculation after tweeting on 6 September: "Working NYC fashion week for Kanye west this year." Perhaps Yeezus will deliver this time round!
Also rumoured to pop at one of the many shows is Caitlyn Jenner who is said to be hot property for top designers. It is more than likely the Olympic champion will watch her model daughter Kendall Jenner walk the runway at some point during NYFW, so the money is on Balmain, with the Kardashian family known to be the label's biggest supporters.
As for the celebrities expected to sit in the FROW, NYFW AW15 saw everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna, P Diddy and, of course, Anna Wintour.
WHERE TO WATCH
For those who have not been lucky enough to receive an invite or grab the few coveted tickets available to the public, you can watch from the comfort of your own home each day of NYFW thanks to a live stream hosted by IMG.