It’s official, New York Fashion Week is heading Downtown! On Monday, January 5, WWD reported that WME-IMG are moving all runway shows to an unknown “downtown” location starting in September.
Designers will take their final bows at Lincoln Center during the Fall/Winter 2015 season next month.
Now, as some of you might know, this is not the first time that locations have been changed. Bryant Park was once home to Fashion Week until being replaced by the Lincoln Center back in 2010.
However, WWD also reported that Mercedes-Benz will no longer be the event’s sponsor. After next month, the multi-day event will simply be called New York Fashion Week, dropping “Mercedes-Benz” from the title.
It is also rumored that WME-IMG are trying to acquire MADE Fashion Week for the September shows. MADE shows are typically held in the Meatpacking District at venues like Milk Studios, the Standard Hotel and the Highline Stages.
The venues are offered for free to young designers who cannot afford a spot at the tents. As of now, no deals have been made and the terms of this potential partnership are “still being ironed out.”
For now, we will enjoy our last days at Lincoln Center as we wait for more details for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.
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