Though she said a few weeks ago at her 92Y Talk that she would not partake in NYFW, Betsey Johnson will in fact show a collection on February 11 at Lincoln Center.
Peter Som, Katie Holmes, Norisol Ferrari and Chris Benz are among the designers who have opted not to show this season.
Chris Benz Image: D. Salters/WENN.com
Online Shows for All
Last year KCD launched Digital Fashion Shows as an online alternative to live runway shows. It was just as exclusive as traditional shows in that it was invite-only for buyers and press, but starting this season, the platform will be open to the public. Alexander Plokhov, Peter Som and Pierre Balmain are among those scheduled to show online.
H&M Opts for Paris
H&M may be opting to stage their runway show during Paris Fashion Week, but J. Crew will be back at Lincoln Center for another possibly Jenna Lyons-inspired collection.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America is giving models a 50% discount on Organic Avenue juices and raw-vegan food during New York Fashion Week, so expect to see even more green juice bottles than normal this season.
Expect even more social media activity this season with the launch of Twitter's video app, Vine.
Image: John Galliano, Anna Wintour, Oscar De La Renta in 1990 via Getty Images
He hasn't presented a collection since 2006, but this season, Cole will show his men's and women's lines in partnership with BryanBoy and Tina Craig of Bag Snob.
Image: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com
Livestream for All
For the first time, there will be a live stream of every runway show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, as well as video on-demand content available for all shows and presentations. All content will be available on newyork.mbfashionweek.com and facebook.com/mbfashionweek.
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