For the first time in seventeen years, the New York Fashion Week is being held at a place other than Bryant Park. The location chosen for this year’s gala event is Lincoln Centre. New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg kicked off the event yesterday, and said that fashion was very close to art, and hence the Lincoln Centre would be an appropriate place to hold that event. He even rechristened the nearby subway stop to “The Fashion Line.”
A total of 325 designers will be taking part in the Fashion Week, with around 97 designers showcasing their creations at the Lincoln Centre. This year, the shows have gone even more high tech. Apparently there are these self-service kiosks that can detect bar-codes on the invitations. So that will definitely save your time, prevent catfights and also keep away the gate crashers. Plus this new location boasts of more space as well.
The Spring 2011 collection is expected to have maxi skirts, the colour orange, Yves Saint Laurent-esque pantsuits, hot pants and dressy shorts being the highlights. Overall, the season is expected to be quite colourful. So keep the nudes, beiges and greys for winter. I am sure there would be some great designs at the Fashion Week as always.