The Fall 2009 Collection for the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week begins in a month, February 13th to 19th. I am always excited about Fashion Week. However, this year the runway shows have dwindled down due to the economic crisis. Some designers have decided to pull out of showing this season. Notorious after-parties have also been cancelled. Its the sign of the times. Some designers have opted for presentations in different locations. Here’s a run-down of some of the changes:
-No after-party for Alexander Wang. Last year he had Foxy Brown perform at the Highline Ballroom.
–Vera Wang has pulled out of Fashion Week as well, opting for a runway show in her new store in Soho. Here is a link to a Wall Street Journal Article I read back in December about the designer.
–Betsey Johnson has bowed out.
–Full Frontal Fashion has also been cancelled. This channel normally provides you with the update on the daily runway shows. Sad situation!
-No Men’s Runway Show for Valentino.
–Sass & Bide , the creation of two Australian designers, pulled out as well.
–Peter Som bites the dust.
The productions of these runway shows can be very, very costly. However, there will still be some Designers throughout the week, don’t fret. Here is the link to the schedule. So, keep waiting for your invite or start flipping through your contact list because in New York its all about who you know. We’ll recap the shows in February!