The Top 7 NYFW Venues (Insider’s Guide)
7 Must-Visit NYFW Venues for Runway Shows to Influencer Events
For fashion lovers, there is no bigger event in the calendar year than New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Occurring semi-annually in February and September every year, the most elite designers from around the world descend on the Big Apple to showcase their newest collections. The week is a whirlwind of runway shows, brand activations, and exclusive events that are attended by fashion’s most-influential individuals, from Anna Wintour, Julie Gilhart, and Linda Fargo to the Kardashians, Kate Moss, Naomi Watts, and so many more.
But what truly brings NYFW to life are the venues that hold these exciting and dynamic events. Each location, from Chelsea Industrial to UN Plaza, plays an important role in making these weeks the most coveted events in the fashion industry—and BLACE is your go-to place to find the perfect venue to host your NYFW event. Our unique spring-summer and fall-winter fashion venues can be seamlessly transformed into your brand vision, whether it’s a runway show, influencer/brand activation, after-party, or exclusive brunch event.
Let’s explore some of our most popular venues for fashion week in NYC.
1. 548 West
Neighborhood: West Chelsea
Starting Price: $20,000/day
For anyone hosting an NYFW runway show or after-party, 548 West is a must-book. This multi-floor venue, located in the heart of West Chelsea’s gallery district, offers 50,000 sq. ft. of whitebox space that can easily be transformed to accommodate your event. Some of the biggest names in the fashion industry have hosted their runway shows here, including Jonathan Simkhai.
Neighborhood: Hudson Yards
Starting Price: $5,000/day
One of the most sought-after fashion week venues in NYC is Chelsea Industrial. With its spacious, transformative interior and industrial aesthetic, it’s the perfect backdrop to showcase your latest collections on the runway or host a large, exclusive dinner party.
Neighborhood: West Village
Starting Price: $5,700/day
With stunning views of NYC and the Hudson River, Ramscale Studio is the perfect venue for influencer activations, fashion week experimental activations, and intimate parties like Dior Beauty’s newest fragrance launch. This exclusive NYFW venue features wide-open indoor space and a beautiful outdoor terrace that’s perfect for insta-worthy photos.
Starting Price: $47,000
Rooftop spaces serve as an incredible backdrop to any NYFW event, and Tribeca Rooftop is perhaps the best of them all. This stunning location features floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views of Manhattan, and top-of-the-line amenities that can be tailored to your brand’s vision. So, whether you’re hosting a fall-winter or spring-summer fashion event, this venue is sure to make a lasting impression.
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Starting Price: Contact for details
Runway shows are the heart and soul of NYFW, and UN Plaza is the perfect whitebox venue to host one. Prabal Gurung and more have hosted shows at the venue, and it’s no wonder why: it’s the perfect blank canvas for your creative vision. With its striking architecture and floor-to-ceiling windows, designers can seamlessly transform the space to display their latest collections to an audience of fashion influencers, industry insiders, and media powerhouses. To inquire about the venue, contact BLACE directly.
Starting Price: $1,500/day
When the runway shows end, it’s time to celebrate—and Ploume is the perfect choice for the after-party. This unique and intimate space features state-of-the-art amenities, from stunning bars to dynamic lighting, and can easily be transformed to match your brand’s style.
Neighborhood: Financial District
Starting Price: $8,000
Another amazing space to host an epic NYFW after-party is The Mailroom. This stunning lounge venue features a unique bar aesthetic that is sure to create the perfect backdrop for your event. With its state-of-the-art sound system, lighting, and top-shelf drinks, your guests are sure to have an unforgettable experience sipping cocktails and dancing the night away.
Book Your NYFW Venue with BLACE
Ready to book your NYFW venue? BLACE is the best place to find your NYFW venue for runway shows, influencer/brand activations, after-parties, and more!
Our platform allows you to book your entire event in one place with end-to-end event management. We partner with NYC’s most-trusted vendors, from entertainment, A/V & lighting, and floral & décor to photographers, videographers, and staffing. Book your venues and vendors online today!