What Are They Wearing at New York Fashion Week (Part 1)

February 6, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2014

NEW YORK—Twice a year, the Lincoln Center becomes a hub around which designers, buyers, photographers and fashionistas revolve and soak in the newest trends. More than 90 designers will present their fall/winter 2014 collections in New York city,  joined by over 3 million fashion consumers globally until Feb.13. 

The fact that  New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is literally spread throughout the whole city favours the designers‘ creative visions, but buyers and spectators will have to take it all in stride as they zig-zag from show to show. 

If you are planning to attend the shows, brace yourself-it’s cold. 

The challenge will be to keep warm, be ready to travel across town and back, and, of course, be fashionable.

We were curious to discover the secrets of looking fashionable from top to toe, while keeping warm. Because, let’s be honest, in this weather, neither Armani nor Chanel is enough to keep warm. 

“Dressing up, layering and fur. A fur is always a good touch,”  said Rasheem Wilkins in Armani suit on his way to the BCBGMAXAZRIA show at Theater.

Charlotte Mao from Hong Kong reveals her secret: “Lots of hi-tech. Everything I’m wearing underneath is hi-tech. It is my love and life-saver,” said Mao wearing a black kilt.

“I took my dad´s 20 years old gloves,” said professional photographer Skylar Williams showing his hands. For people like him fashion week doesn’t finish at the Big Apple. It lasts a whole month and involves traveling across the ocean to shoot the European shows in Paris, Milan and London. “I shoot all the shows, so I´ll stay pretty busy. I´ll be in all the cities for the next month, “ said Williams before the Nicholas K. show.

The good news about all the traveling is that NYFW will introduce completely new spaces to sustain the growing needs of fashion shows. 

See the slideshow for street-style from the frist day of New York Fashion Week.