Vera Wang Defecting from New York Fashion Week 2014

MB Fashion Week New York: And Then There Were Some

by Pablo Avion

Vera Wang is the latest designer to announce a partial or complete separation from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York at Lincoln Center.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, her show will be at an undisclosed location.

Although she’s the first to announce an actual separation, in terms of sentiment she joins designers such as Caroline Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, who would like to see a return to a simpler, more intimate era of fashion presentations before a select group of media people and buyers.

It’s actually not the first time Vera Wang has opted out of showing during IMG’s New York Fashion Week shows.

It’s actually not the first time Vera Wang has opted out.

In 2008, she demurred (then for economic reasons) along with designers Betsey Johnson and Carmen Marc Valvo. So yes, in the words of the venerable Steely Dan, “got a feelin’ I’ve been here before.” (Or maybe it’s “go back, Jack, do it again.”)

While Caroline Herrera and Oscar de la Renta haven’t officially given notice, it’s certainly an interesting development. And it also begs the question: Will these designers’ absence from the live streams signal a sea change to more private, secret events, or open the door to a new generation of fashion leaders, webcast directly to people’s homes?

Will established designers’ absence from the live streams open the door to a new generation of fashion leaders?

Either way, you’ll be able to watch the live streams from both MB Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week New York right here.

Unless it’s just a blank screen. In which case, you can use it as a mirror to check you hair.

That’s what we do, and it sort of works!


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Vera Wang Defecting from MB Fashion Week New York
The end of an era? Vera Wang won't be showing at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

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