It's Official: NYFW is Moving Downtown!
After a semi successful five year run at the Lincoln Center, it seems that New York Fashion Week is moving. WWD reported that “WME/IMG’s contract with the venue wasn’t renewed” after the show this year in February. Since then we’ve all been wondering: where will the new NYFW take place?
IMG just announced that NYFW will make an appearance at both Skylight at Moynihan Station, at the post office in midtown, and Skylight Clarkson Sq, located in Soho, both of which are owned by Skylight Group. No one knows how the shows will be organized during the week, but IMG did mention that “NYFW will also include a more carefully curated designer schedule that will be complemented by strategic partner alliances.” The dual locations won’t last forever though, as the ultimate goal is to move to Hudson Yard’s Culture Shed. However, it has been reported that the project is being pushed back to 2019.
Even so, New York Fashion Week will be fine. Mayor De Blasio said it himself at Milk Studios during this years’ fashion week, “Fashion week has become something extraordinary for the energy, the artistry, the glitz and glamour. This industry is more vital than ever and employs 180,000 people… It pays $11 billion in wages and generates $2 billion in tax revenue annually. We say thank you.” So while the event is going through some tumultuous changes, we’re still excited to see the future of this New York institution, and fashion industry as a whole every February and September.
Alexander Wang F/W 15 shot by Sonny Vandevelde