Fashion week is almost as much about the after-parties as the shows themselves. With the first models having head down the runway on Thursday afternoon, the nights started to light up with their own celebrations.

As a vernissage to the festivities, Absolut partnered with Milk Made and NYCult to kick off fashion week with a bang at the brand new meatpacking club Up and Down. The beautiful two-floor club should have considered adding another level, considering there were almost as many people trying to get into the club as there were in it. For those lucky enough to make it past the velvet rope, the reward was the best music, the most fashionable crowd and three amazing signature Absolut cocktails.