Big changes ahead for New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016, which runs between 12 and 19 February, will be the last of its kind. Its Spring/Summer incarnation will be a very different affair. Baroque Access has all the details including the program for the upcoming Fashion Week

 This month’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016 will be the last of its kind. The popular event, which has become a twice-annual highlight on America’s fashion calendar, will be held at Lincoln Center for the very last time. After four years (the event was previously held at Bryant Park), Fashion Week is moving once again.

 Apparently, this was a decision made by NYC’s parks and recreation department, not by WME-IMG, the company that produces the famous New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The Lincoln Center lease ends at the end of February and to date, it’s unknown where the new event will be held. We’re waiting with baited breath to find out. Rumored locations include Brooklyn or Hudson Yards, but as development of that area is still underway, we’ll have to wait and see.

 Another surprise announcement is that the company Mercedes-Benz, who has been the title sponsor of the New York’s prestigious event since 2007, is stepping down. From now on, the event will be known as New York Fashion Week. We predict that much more will change but as yet, no details have been revealed.

 Of course, there are many rumors attached to Mercedes-Benz pulling out; WWD recently mentioned that Mercedes is considering acquiring the rival organization, MADE Fashion Week. MADE, which has its HQ at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District, is considered younger and more edgy, and has always used smaller, more personalized locations for its events.

 So what can we expect in the future?

According to a recent article in the New York Times, many designers and prominent designer labels prefer to show independently rather than at either Fashion Week, and their shows are held all over SoHo, Midtown, Chelsea, the Financial District, the Upper East Side and even in Brooklyn.

 PROGRAM FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY:

11am Richard Chai – Salon

1pm Costello Tagliapietra – Pavilion

2pm Tadashi Shoji – Salon

3pm Desigual – Theater

4pm Tome – Pavilion

6pm Nike Levi’s Kids Rock – Salon

7pm Tod Snynder – Pavilion

8pm Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection – Theater

9pm Style Fashion Week Benefitting Charity Water – Salon

 

FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY:

9am Concept Korea – Pavilion

10am Mongol – Theater

11am Mark and Estel – Salon

2pm Orley – Salon

3pm Rebecca Minkhof – Pavilion

6pm Nicole Miller – Salon

6.30pm Charlotte Ronson – Pavilion

7pm Monique Lhuillier – Theater

9pm August Getty – Salon

 

SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY:

9am Jay Godfrey – Pavilion

10am Lacoste – Theater

11am Noon by Noor – Salon

1pm Son Jung Wan – Pavilion

2.30pm Mara Hoffman – Salon

3pm Herve Leger by Max Azria – Theater

4pm Idan Cohen – Pavilion

6pm Asia Fashion Collection – Salon

7pm Academy of Art University – Theater

9pm Venexiana – Pavilion

 

SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY:

10am Vivienne Hu – Pavilion

12pm Ranfan – Salon

1pm David Tlale – Pavilion

1pm DKNY – 547 West 26th Street

2pm Carmen Marc Valvo – Theater

3pm Custo Barcelona – Salon

6pm Etxeberria – Pavilion

7pm FTL Moda – Salon

7pm Prabal Gurung – 555 West 18th Street

8pm Meskita – Theater

9pm Parkchoonmoo – Pavilion

 

MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY:

9am La Petite Robe – Pavilion

10am Carolina Herrera – Theater

11am Taoray Wang – Salon

11am Tommy Hilfiger TBA

12pm Angel Sanchez – Pavilion

1pm Dennis Basso – Theater

2pm Ready to Fish – Salon

3pm Pamela Roland – Pavilion

4pm Donna Karan – 547 West 26th Street

6pm Reem Acra – Salon

7pm Vivienne Tam – Theater

7.30pm Libertine – Pavilion

9pm Oudifu – Salon

 

TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY:

9.30am J Crew – Pavilion

10am Badgley Mischka – Theater

11am Georgine – Salon

1pm Diesel Black Gold – 23 Wall Street

1pm Jenny Packham – 775 Washington Street

1pm Lela Rose – Pavilion

1.30pm Pedro Del Hierro Madrid – 540 West 21st Street

2pm Naeem Khan – Theater

3pm Michael Costello – Salon

6pm Skingraft – Pavilion

7pm Ricardo Seco – 235 Bowery

7pm Zang Toi – Salon

8pm The Art Institutes – Theater

9pm Lupe Gajardo – Pavilion

 

WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY:

9am Malan Breton – Pavilion

10am Michael Kors – 50 Varick Street

11am Thomas Wylde – Theater

12pm Bibhu Mohapatra – Pavilion

1pm Lie Sangbong – Salon

2pm Boss – 225 Liberty Street

4pm Francesa Liberatore – Salon

5pm Leanne Marshall – Pavilion

6pm Anna Sui – Theater

7pm Erin Fetherston – Salon

8pm Iljin – Pavilion

9pm B Michael America – New York Public Library

 

THURDAY 19 FEBRUARY:

10am Ralph Lauren – 550 Washington Street, Gate 26E

11am Tokyo Runway meets New York – Salon

12pm Dorin Negrau – Pavilion

2pm Calvin Klein Collection – 50 Varick Street

3pm Sergrio Davila – Pavilion

4pm Amfar – Salon

5pm Art Hearts Foundation presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Theater

5.30pm Sherri Hill – 768 Fifth Avenue

For more information, visit http://mbfashionweek.com/new-york/schedule