It's the most wonderful time of the year: no silly, not Christmas. It's New York Fashion Week, where the elite come together to ooh and ahh over next season's clothes and designers, catch celebrity sightings, and be seen on the town. And while we also want to know where to eat during this season's fashion week, what better way to paint the town red than with a drink?
Some of New York City's hot spots, like the Royalton, the Empire Hotel, Stone Rose Lounge (the official lounge of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week), and Lilium, have put together the ultimate cocktail menu that celebrates the best of NYFW. Some are inspired by legendary fashion designers and houses (hello, Chanel), and some celebrate the fashion staples of women everywhere: the stiletto and the skinny jean.
After leaving the runway, hit up the bar for one of these cocktails — or make one yourself while catching up on your September issues. Click ahead for the best of NYFW-inspired cocktail recipes.