New York Fashion Week Scheduling App Launches
by Pablo Avion
The CFDA’s new app for navigating New York Fashion Week is colorful, functional, and most importantly, comprehensive.
If you’ve ever been to New York Fashion Week, you know the daunting prospect of trying to see as many shows as possible, while avoiding inevitable schedule conflicts (“if I get to the Meatpacking District in time for X designer, how will I make it back to Lincoln Center in time for Y”?).
Often it simply comes down to making difficult decisions. Or worse, sticking to a single location out of convenience, because being the ability to see the entire schedule at a glance simply hasn’t been a readily-available option. While it’s true that a few media outlets like New York Magazine publish an excellent list each season, ideally a list would be mobile-friendly (since, after all, you are huffing around town), and give you the ability to add items to your mobile calendar.
And of course, an ideal schedule would come out early enough for you to request invites from the shows you’re most interested in attending.
Often it simply comes down to making difficult decisions. Or worse, sticking to a single location out of convenience.
That’s where the CFDA’s new Web-based app comes in.
It’s slick, comprehensive, easy-to-use, and yes Virginia, you can add events to iCal. (At least, it worked effortlessly on our 3-year-old iPhone 4s.)
The only drawback? You have to request access from the CFDA, which you can do here.
It’s yet another interesting development in the evolution of New York Fashion Week, enabling a top-level view of fashion events happening around town.