It’s a secret no more. After vacating Lincoln Center for good in February, IMG has announced that the next iteration of New York Fashion Week will have not just one, but two new homes: Skylight at Moynihan Station, the old post office on Eighth Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets that’s been mentioned in whispers the past few months; and Skylight Clarkson Square at 550 Washington Street, which is also the home of the first New York Fashion Week: Men’s in July.
“As IMG prepares to evolve New York Fashion Week, we are focused on creating the best possible experiences that extend beyond a physical location and moment in time,” IMG chief content officer Mark Shapiro toldWWD, who first reported the news. “We’ve found a great new home for that in Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square.”
Neither of these venues, both operated by the Skylight Group, are strangers to Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren has regularly presented his women’s collection at the Soho venue, and Rag & Bone and 3.1 Phillip Lim have shown in the midtown post office. Each space has two presentation areas described as “raw” by the paper, and their transformative nature could potentially bring perennial tent defectors like Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan back into the main fold. Smaller names that previously presented at Made Fashion Week, which IMG recently acquired, can show here as well.
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We’re still waiting for the arrival of the competing Fashion Week in New York, called the Made Fashion Week, as previously reported here. Most of the flagship sponsors like the Mercedes-Benz has thrown their flags on the competing Fashion Week.
The New York Fashion Week has been plagued by constant change of venues and the notorious price tags charged to designers who want to showcase their wares on the runway. By now, the New York Fashion Week ought to be a well-oiled machine. It is interesting to know where the designers will pledge their allegiances to, but we think whoever wins Anna Wintour’s Seal of Approval (as in exclusively grace by her presence), that will be the winning Fashion Week.
You can check the schedule for each designer here