By Corrie Feld
It’s the time of year fashion fans around the world wait for, New York Fashion Week!
As part of the NYFW events every September there’s Fashion’s Night Out. FNO is basically a huge shopping event that happens in cities around the world the week of fashion week. Mashable has a great explanation on the history of the event, as well as how social media played a roll leading into last year’s event.
Even if you don’t want to buy anything, it’s still a great party to attend. Most brands have free refreshments and big name entertainment on hand to entice fashionistas into their stores. It’s also a great place to network and meet people who love the same styles, brands and fashions you love.
I took a quick look at the event schedule for this year’s FNO, which will be on September 6th, for some vegan friendly stops. All of these picks are within walking distance or a very short cab ride of each other, so it’s easy to make your own vegan friendly FNO event tour.
78 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002
If there is only one FNO event you can attend this year, be sure it’s the MooShoes event. I attended this one last year and can personally attest to how awesome it is. All of your favorite vegan fashion brands including Cri de Coeur, Vaute Couture, Brave Gentleman, and more along with vegan treats from Blossom and Vegan Vine make this an event not to miss!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
174 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Obsessive Compulsive is an entirely vegan makeup brand with a huge following. I first sampled their products at last years MooShoes event, and their lip tars are pretty amazing. Highly pigmented, bright, and fun! They’ll be doing a preview of their Fall 2012 collection, and have vegan cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on hand while you get glammed up.
99 Spring Street New York , NY 10012
6:00pm to 11:00pm
Free People has been making some waves in the vegan fashion community for their awesome vegan leather collection. If faux leather is your thing, Free People has some amazing options for you. They also very recently started carrying vegan Doc Martens and Cri de Coeur.
The first 50 fans to get photographed in their ‘Catch a Dream’ photo booth will receive a Free People iPhone case! Special Free People tote bags + goodies from Mox Botanicals will be given out with every purchase, while supplies last. I’m not sure if Mox Botanicals products are vegan/cruelty-free so be sure to ask a representative while there.
112 Green Street New York, NY 10012
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Stella has been a lifelong vegetarian and does not design using any fur or leather. She’s also a supporter of PETA and has recently done a great campaign on the long-term environmental impacts of leather production.
Stella’s shoes and handbags are to die for, and you can check them out in person at their FNO event this year. You’ll get to sip on “Eco Mojitos” and enjoy DJ sets from Spencer Product. Guests also get to take their best glamour shots in their custom photo booth, and can also design their very own Stella McCartney hand bag, for one night only!
With so many great vegan-friendly options this FNO, which one will you be going to?