The 4th of July is over; and as great as the holiday weekend was, its passing officially marks the beginning of the countdown to New York's Fashion Week! Now on the heels of this week's Paris couture, the September shows are shimmering faintly on the horizon and everyone is starting to prepare. Given the current financial climate, many media sources have speculated on the participation of certain designers. But to our surprise (and glee!), the fall lineup for both inside and out of the Bryant Park tents is shaping up to be even stronger than the February shows.
Although official dates, times, and locations of the shows won't be released until mid-August, the houses of Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, and Donna Karan have already
confirmed their collections will be shown outside of the traditional Bryant Park venue. It seems so far that the roster of shows and presentations will be even
longer than last seasons schedule of 86 presentations and 159 shows
across the city, said Ruth Finley, founder and publisher of the Fashion
Calendar. More designers, especially younger ones, plan to host multimedia
presentations. Finley has encouraged those planning presentations to
block out 90-minute time slots so that attendees who also have runway
shows in that time frame will be able to get to both events. Although Finley expects a significant surge in these presentations over the traditional model of runway shows, rest assured there should still be about 150 to 160 shows, which would lift this fall’s total turnout well above last season’s. So without further ado, let the fashion week anticipation begin!
Of course Second City Style will be there to cover as many as we can once again!
Article and Photo Source: WWD