The rumors are true! Yesterday we discovered Michael Kors and Diane Von Furstenberg will not be showing their fall collections this February at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week. Don’t fret, sources say both designers will be showing at the new Spring Studios in Tribeca. Furstenberg will show on February 9, and Kors on February 12.
Another designer leaving Lincoln Center for a new location is Vera Wang. Wang has confirmed she will be showing her collection at the new downtown location Dia Center for the Arts on February 11.
These designers are just a few to join the anti-Lincoln Center (or IMG) movement. Other designers that will not be showing at Lincoln Center include Tracy Reese, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oscar de la Renta (although who can remember the last time ODLR showed there anyway?). Where these designers will be showing is still unknown, yet but we can not help but pick out a few locations that have been used in the past. Proenza Schouler has been on Gold St. in the Financial District. Marc Jacobs has used an armory for years and Calvin Klein has even shown one of his collections in an old office building next to the Holland Tunnel. And of course there is the more civilized (as in no outhouse style toilets) and artsy Milk Studios where many designers now show.
However, if you are still up for going to Lincoln Center you will see shows from Candela, Zimmermann, Nicholas K. and the Art Institute of New York. They may not be the major designers one would have expected, but now the focus can be all on them. For retailers and editors however, this is not an ideal change. They now have to pick and choose what shows to see and will not make it to all of them because of the different locations all over the city.
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