New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 Preview
1. Where’s Fashion Week again?
Lincoln Center, we barely knew ye. WME-IMG, the substance that stages the “official” New York Fashion Week shows, has stuffed up its tents and re-staked them in two new areas: Skylight at Moynihan Station, in the old post office, and Skylight Clarkson Sq, on the western edge of Soho. To the extent getting around town goes, the new venues are an extraordinary change on Lincoln Center, came to through a protracted, traffic-gnarled trek from NYFW’s (informal) headquarters in the Meatpacking District and West Chelsea. In any case, once showgoers have arrived at these new spaces, would they be able to expect an updated user experience too? WME-IMG appears to be resolved to making the registration process for shows more consistent, and the venues themselves more genial (and less support abused). Whether it succeeds stays to be seen, in spite of the fact that participants at the recent men’s Fashion Week shows at the Clarkson Sq venue can bear witness to that the atmosphere was far friendlier than the standard up on 66th.
At any rate, if the shows arranged by WME-IMG are great ones, individuals will go €”paying little mind to accommodation or whether they warm to the new venues or not. Thus the key move made by WME-IMG this season is non-geographical: The association has lured designers, for example, Public School, Derek Lam, and Jeremy Scott once more into the “official” NYFW fold.
2. Givenchy in NYC: What’s up with that?
New Yorkers are in for a treat this season: To stamp the launch of the more than 4,000-square-foot Givenchy flagship store on Madison Avenue, Riccardo Tisci is bringing the house’s Spring 2016 show to the City That Doesn’t Sleep. And all of New York City is welcomed. Toward the beginning of today, 820 tickets will be made available to people in general everywhere €”and will probably be gobbled up in the amount of time needed to peruse this sentence. Altogether, 1,200 individuals will watch the show from a raised viewing platform, separate from the business sorts bearing the standard engraved welcomes; the occasion, which Tisci considered as “a celebration of family and love” with his companion, the performance artist Marina Abramovic, isn’t an aggregate free-for-all. By and by, it is a really progressive move, and one all that much with regards to the egalitarian spirit Tisci has long expressed. Furthermore, the comprehensiveness reaches out to the runway: Tisci will be conveying menswear and couture looks, alongside the new Givenchy women’s collection. An after-gathering will follow €”and that, we assume, will be fraternized by different fab Tisci buddies and be strictly invite-only. Doubtlessly, we’re sweating one of those welcomes hard.