New York fashion week kicks off this Thursday
today Feb 4, 2014
More than 200 brand and designers are poised to hit the runway in New York from Thursday, armed with their autumn-winter 2014-2015 collections. From Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang, the schedule is punctuated with not-to-be missed events.
The question of logistics is on everyone’s minds this season, thanks to the unusual location of certain important runway shows. No longer conveniently staged in the tents of Bryant Park, designers are holding shows all across the city, notably Alexander Wang, who typically shows in Manhattan, who will this season be sending press and buyers across the bridge in sleek black Ubers. That same day, New York up-comer Joseph Altuzarra will presents his first collection since the arrival of Kering as one of the investors in his brand.
Fast Retailing brand Theory will hold its show in Spring Studios, a new event space 30 minutes away the Lincoln Center, New York fashion week’s typical hub. Also showing in the space are designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors.
Rumours are circulating about LVMH-owned Berluti, which is likely to inaugurate its first New York store during fashion week. During the course of the week, Donna Karan – another LVMH brand - will also partake in the festivities, hosting her 30th anniversary show for DKNY.
And as for the young blood, Made Fashion Week – along with its sponsors and nose for emerging talent – will showcase no less than 26 collections, amongst those Calla, Jeremy Scott and menswear label Public School, winner of the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and its prize fund of $300,000.
To round things off is Jason Wu, favourite of U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama, with his first collection for Hugo Boss' womenswear’s line, Boss. Closing the festivities is Marc Jacobs, showing for the first time since the designer left his position as creative director of Louis Vuitton.
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