New York Fashion Week Begins February 6
by Pablo Avion
(Actually, we were going to say “NY Fashion Week begins tomorrow,” but if you’re reading this on Thursday, February 6, it begins today. And if you’re reading this in the future, it began at some time, possibly even in the distant past.)
It’s better to live in the present, though, isn’t it? Just like in that book, The Power of Now, except — let’s face it — the “now” can be pretty boring. So probably we were missing the point of the book, even though it filled us with all kinds of deeply spiritual ideas, maybe.
The State of New York Fashion Week, Fall 2014
First of all, the good news is that New York Fashion Week has become more popular that ever.
Whereas once-upon-a-time, these events were held for industry-people alone (buyers and the press), nowadays people are tuning in from their offices and mobile devices to catch the shows live, online.
The upcoming season has represented several shifts in the industry, both technological and logistical.
- Alexander Wang is taking his show to Brooklyn. (You can catch his show at 8:30 PM EST on Saturday, assuming it live streams. You can check the NYFW schedule to check for any updates.)
- Rachel Zoe, designer and reality show star, has cancelled her New York Fashion Week show and opted instead to showcase during Los Angeles Fashion Week.
- Apparently MADE Fashion Week, the smaller, edgier New York Fashion Week series, won’t be live-streaming this season. Or if they will, we haven’t heard about it yet.
- Diane von Furstenberg will be at Spring Studios rather than Lincoln Center, and is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress.
- The CFDA has a new app to help attendees keep track of the shows, all over town.
The good news is, you don’t have to trek all over town to see the newest looks. Just tune-in right here, and enjoy our new features, such as live video chat.
And if you’re feeling lonely while watching, don’t: more than 600,000 people tuned in last season alone. Enjoy!