New York Fashion Week is swaggering stylishly through to Feb 13 but some cracks are apparent this time around.
It has lured celebs, media, elite bloggers, Youtube fashion stars and department store buyers to 320 showings by designers. For a week long event this means people having to rush between venues as canny designers spread out across NYC to gain more media attention on THEIR particular show rather than being part of the crowd at Lincoln Center.
Meanwhile outside Lincoln Center where the bulk of showings are still being held there’s a whole other fashion show going on.
Out in the cold among the snow is a dazzling mix of street style fashionistas posing happily as they are snapped by the street style photographers.
An ever expanding geographical spread, fueled by an increasing number of designers putting on showings has created dilemnas for all the sponsors who have to try and show their face and their products at all venues. Tough work.
So now there’s a quandry for the organizers. Do they keep on allowing top designers to disperse to various Piers and Swanky galleries to show off their designs all on their lonesome or do they tackle the problem full on and create some kind of hierarchy in showings so there is less temptation to leave Lincoln Center behind?