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East Side, West Side, all around the town—where New York’s fashion week will end up is still a mystery.
Showgoers bid adieu to Lincoln Center in February, as the West Side space wrapped up five years as the home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But even before show organizer WME/IMG’s contract with the venue wasn’t renewed, many designers had become disenchanted with the tents’ commercially overheated atmosphere and had already decamped to other locations. Spring Studios, Park Avenue Armory, ArtBeam, Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Skylight Modern and even the Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard were among this season’s venues.
Before Lincoln Center, the shows were centralized in Bryant Park for 17 years.
This season, showgoers found themselves traipsing all over town and between boroughs, often spending more time stuck in traffic than at actual shows.
So where to next? Though as yet undecided, top choices appear to be Skylight at Moynihan Station in the post office at 360 West 33rd Street; Skylight Clarkson Sq, a 70, 000-square-foot ground-level space at 550 Washington Street in west SoHo, or a third option of erecting a tent on a pier in TriBeCa, sources said.
WME/IMG, which recently acquired its chief rival, Made Fashion Week, was still mum at press time. The group noted Mercedes-Benz has pulled out as the title sponsor of NYFW.
Ultimately, the New York shows are expected to move to the Culture Shed, which is part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. While the completion date was initially projected around 2017, informed sources indicated that’s way off and it will take much longer—possibly till 2019 or later—to finish the project.
Still, the city remains committed to the industry. On the eve of NYFW, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the government would triple its current investment to $15 million from $5 million. He outlined new and enhanced programs that are expected to directly support and spotlight manufacturers, emerging designers and students in the city.london around the world london around places visit london around hiking around london around london poem around london in 40 steps london as diet london as a first name london as a girl name london as a name london as diet recipes london as a boy name london as atlantic port city the light at the bottom of the world london shah london pool top of building best rooftop swimming pool london london at christmas london at night london at christmas time london at midnight london at night wallpaper london at night joke london at home covid test london at new years london before and after ww2 london before the great fire london before the romans london before sewers london before industrial revolution london before it was london london before ww1 london before ww2 london behind the scenes tours london behind vaccine london behind time london behind scenes behind london fields behind london tooting london grammar behind her eyes london is behind me london beneath the pavement beneath london beneath london book beneath london tour beneath london documentary london lies beneath fallen london beneath the neath london lies beneath review oli london beside jimin radley london beside the sea cities beside london hotel beside london eye country beside london places beside london hotels beside london city airport bridge beside london eye london between christmas and new years london between font london between the bridges london between the wars london between london during the blitz