Although I have not yet had the pleasure of attending New York Fashion Week (I dream it happens one day), I have spent a summer in the city. Enough time spent, in fact, to know how inconvenient it must be to attend show after show, in and around Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center – the current venue for NYFW, is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in an overall inconvenient location.
Interestingly enough, according to a very recent article on The Business of Fashion, the overall ambiance of the venue is almost as depressing as the location (logistically speaking). The article describes the dismal changes in ambiance that IMG attempted to make at Lincoln Center for this years Fall 2014 RTW fashion week to please designers and attendees. But did they meet the mark? Not sure. It seems that they weren’t able to please everyone, but they say that pleasing everyone is impossible, right?
Wrong. The Council of Fashion Designers of America and DVF are sounding off on their plans to revamp NYFW. In another article that can be found on The Business of Fashion, it seems that the Hudson Yard/Highline area will be the next big hub for fashion once “The Culture Shed” (SO cool) opens in 2017. This excites me. I find it hard to imagine that any NYFW guests would turn their nose up at this new, prime location. With the Garment District to the north, Chelsea to the east, and Meatpacking to the south, the Hudson Yard/Highline area seems chic, young, and new. And that’s what we call revamping, people!
And if any downfall exists in moving NYFW from Lincoln Center to The Culture Shed, it is that guests are no longer a hop, skip, and a jump away from Cafe Lalo (hello, You’ve Got Mail & the best cheesecake of my life – below).