1) Givenchy's First Ever New York Show (In The Open Air!)
Kendall Jenner walking for Givenchy last season
French fashion house Givenchy traditionally unveil their collection at the tail end of fashion month in their home city of Paris (by which point every fashion editor is longing for a night in her own bed). Not this season. Earlier this year Riccardo Tisci announced that the sexy Parisian brand would be coming to the streets of Manhattan to tie in with the opening of a Givenchy flagship store. In August an online lottery even opened allowing 820 punters the chance to win a ticket to the show. It's going to be pretty spectacular - expect brand Kardashian to be out in force (and if the rumours are true, Caitlyn Jenner on the runway.)
2) The Marc Jacobs Party To End All Parties (Inspiration: Jerry Hall)
The ultimate party look? Vintage Jerry Hall
Has a dresscode for a party ever been quite so specific? This is Marc's ultra-detailed and ultra-ultra-ultra fabulous Studio 54 fashion decree in full. “STRICT DRESS-TO-KILL CODE WILL BE ENFORCED: FUR COATS OVER LINGERIE, LIP GLOSS, JERRY HALL SIDE-SWEPT HAIR, SEQUINS, GOLD LAMÉ TURBANS, PATTY HEARST SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY GEAR, ROGUE, ROLLERINA CHIC, SHEER HAREM PANTS, MINI SKIRTS AND MUSCULAR LEGS, PLATINUM RECORDS AS HEAD GEAR, SEQUINS, GRACE JONES BUTCH REALNESS, GLOSS-Y SKIN, BLEACHED EYEBROWS, SLITS, RIDING IN ON A WHITE HORSE, SEQUINS, SKY-HIGH STILETTOS, MIRRORED AVIATORS, METAL MESH, COWL-NECKLINE HALTERS, OR EYES OF LAURA MARS CHIC. NO FLAT SHOES. NO MATTE SURFACES. NO NATURAL LOOKS.” Who's going to turn up on a white horse then? We hope it's La Moss.
3) Unless The Party To End All Parties Is Actually Alexander Wang's 10th Anniversary Party
Alexander Wang with Abbey Lee Kershaw
He might have stepped down from his role at Balenciaga recently, but the man who made sports luxe cool is back on home turf this season to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his namesake label. We imagine the dress code will be a little more laid back than Marc's. Happy birthday!
4) Dad Fashion
Josh Ostrovsky (far left) with some of his celebrity pals
Injecting a shot of much-needed humour into the proceedings is Josh Ostrovsky, founder of comedy Instagram account @TheFatJewish who will host his very own 'Dad Fashion' catwalk show at The Standard Hotel next week. Josh's inspiration? “The moods and personalities of dads of all ages" featuring everything from "sandals with socks" to "a free shirt that [a Dad] got from Chase bank after signing up for a new account." It's going to be brilliant.
5) A Fresh New Look For DKNY
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
When Donna Karan stepped down from the brand in April this year there was a lot of buzz surrounding the appointment of its two new creative directors, design duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, founders of ultra-hip New York brand Public School. If their previous work is anything to go by, don't expect a huge departure from DKNY's trademark look (cool, young, urban) but do expect a fresh, sleek new feel. The DKNY show is scheduled to take place just three days after the duo's Public School show, so we imagine these two aren't getting much sleep right now.*
6) Tech Takeovers
The Ralph Lauren AW15 show
Twitter and Instagram are kicking off New York Fashion Week by hosting their very own parties, designer Misha Nonoo has swapped the traditional catwalk show format for an Insta-show (hosted entirely on Instagram) and if you're not hopping across the Atlantic in person then Ralph Lauren is live streaming his show to a big screen in Piccadilly circus via Periscope.
Jamie Brewer greeting fans
Last season American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer became the first model with Down's Syndrome to walk in a New York show when she took to the runway for Carrie Hammer. Proving it wasn't a one-season gimmick, this season will see Madeleine Stuart make her catwalk debut.
8) (*But It's A No-Show From The Row
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Design duo the Olsens, meanwhile, are taking their normally New York-based show The Row over to Paris this year. Their reason for doing this isn't entirely clear - though perhaps Mary-Kate has fallen in love with the city after spending so much time there with her French fiance Oliver Sarkozy.