NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Christina Kelly, a public relations director, has an extensive background in fashion. Working with top designers, Kelly’s styles have been featured in GQ, Elle and other leading publications.

According to Kelly, “Fashion week has become something that all types of people can be involved in. It is no longer as exclusive as it used to be”. Therefore, Kelly offers tips on fashion week etiquette for those who are new to the scene.

1. Be respectful of assigned seats

It is almost a fashion week tradition for viewers to sit wherever they please, even though there are assigned seats. As a newcomer, try to be respectful and don’t steal someone else’s spot.

2. Don’t stay in one spot outside

If you are venturing outside of the venue (whether to take photos or to get photos taken of you) explore! There is plenty to see inside and outside at fashion week. Make the most of your time there.

3. Only use your phone to a certain extent

Your iPhone is wonderful for taking photos at fashion week, however try not to have your eyes glued to the screen the whole time. Focus on the visuals of the whole event through your own eyes rather than through a lens.

4. Be confident and out-going

Fashion week is a great event for meeting people and networking. Say hello to anyone and make friends. You never know what could happen. Remember that fashion week is an experience, so make it worth your while!

Christina DiMauro Kelly often gives her insights and thoughts regarding the fashion industry. She currently is a public relations and fashion consultant, working with a wide variety of high-end clients. Combining an innate business sense with fashion and style helps make Christina Kelly a true asset to her clients and business partners.