Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Whats the Scoop? New York Fashion Spring/Summer 2016

 New York Fashion Week starts Thursday and I have to say that I am incredibly sad that I am not going to be there as there is a lot of changes coming this season. IMG, the company that produces NYFW, after getting kicked out of Lincoln Center has moved its operations to two different locations. One is Skylight at Moynihan Station and the other is Skylight Clarkson Square. IMG also acquired the rights to MADE Fashion Week that is held a Milk Studios. The big names that shows at the tents at Lincoln Center like Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, and Badgley Mischka will show at Skylight at Moynihan Station while smaller presentations will take place at Milk Studios and Skylight Clarkson Square. So fashion week is moving south in Manhattan, which let me tell you will make getting from show to show a lot easier. Another big change is the exit of Mercedes-Benz as the title sponsor of New York Fashion Week. This year Lexus will be the exclusive car sponsor of the Spring/Summer 2016 collections.
 In runway news Givenchy is forgoing showing their Spring/Summer 2016 at their usual venues in Paris for New York City. The brand is doing so to coincide with the reopening of the Givenchy US flagship boutique which has been closed since 2006. With many famous friends who hold residence in New York City the Givenchy show on  Friday is sure to be a star filled spectacle, maybe a Beyonce or Kanye sighting will happen.
 This Spring/Summer 2016 collection will mark the first time that the Donna Karan line will be shown without it's namesake at its helm. Last month Donna Karan announced that she would be stepping down as creative director of the brand to focus her time on her spirituality. Mrs Karan will not be replaced by a new chief creative director instead the collection will be produced by the existing design team.
Donna Karan is also stepping down from DKNY but the boys from hip androgynous brand Public School will be taking over. They designed a stellar Resort collection and I am excited to see what these boys will do with DKNY for their first runway show for the brand.

Other News:

Coach will present its first ever full runway show. The luxury goods brand has favored presentation style events to showcase their collections in the past so it will interesting to see how they go about their first runway show.

Acclaimed menswear designer Michael Bastian is breaking into the womenswear field. During his Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear presentation during New York Fashion Week: Men's last month Michael showed a few women's looks alongside the menswear. I have not been able to confirm yet but it is a possibility that Michael Bastian can show his first full womenswear collection this week.

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