Hi StyleCeleb fans, New York Fashion week is fast approaching and change is blowing in the wind. Big name designers are leaving Lincoln Center. The latest defectors are Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Vera Wang.
As noted in Haute Living
Don’t expect to see DianevonFurstenberg and MichaelKors at Lincoln Center come Fashion Week. According to new reports, the luxury designers plan to show their new collections at Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street in TriBeCa.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, DVF will be showing at Spring Studios on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m., while Kors will present there on Feb. 12 at 10 a.m.
Though there’s no official word as to why the designers decided to change their runway venue, it seems that other high-end designers are following suit. Vera Wang has also confirmed that she will be leaving Lincoln Center and showing at the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.
Finally, IMG has realized that NY Fashion Week is an exclusive event, not one to be open to anyone who registers. For years, NYFW was held at Bryant Park, it was an exclusive invite only event. You had to be a known entity in the fashion industry to be invited and granted access. Since the move to Lincoln Center, the vibe changed and more “”non” fashion types or what we like to call “posers” were able to get access. To the point were people with iPhones were getting spots on the photo riser to cover a show. Yeah!! IMG, you listened, we are SOOOO happy!!!
more from the IMG press release:
…”to provide more creative and versatile environments with contemporary aesthetics. The redesigned venue offerings will enable designers to better control and reduce audience capacities, making invitations once again an exclusive pass for true fashion insiders.
As well, as a result of the industry’s sophisticated and engaging use of digital media, designers now have the ability to provide real time viewing to a worldwide audience during the Event when all eyes are on New York. The MBFW Digital District is a new digital platform that will provide designers innovative options to better engage consumers. The MBFW broadcast reaches millions of viewers in over 173 countries each season.”
NYFW Fall Collections will be held February 6-13, 2014. StyleCeleb will be there Front Row as usual.