Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Vera Wang are among those moving downtown and Alexander Wang will be showing in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs will be giving away free goods at a New York Fashion Week pop-up shop and Tommy Hilfiger is hosting Instagrammers. All that and more in our look at what we have to look forward to this upcoming NYFW.
Alexander Wang Moves to Brooklyn
Wang will be showing in Brooklyn on Saturday, Feb. 8. He told WWD that he and his team found an "incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season's creative concept." The aforementioned space is the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Coach to Show
Coach will hold a series of intimate showings, each guided by new creative director Stuart Vevers, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10.
Manolo Blahnik to Show
The shoe designer will hold a presentation Feb. 9 at a gallery in Chelsea.
The CFDA revealed a number of changes to BoF, including that they will be getting actively involved in scheduling and organizing Fashion Week events.
Venue and Format Changes
IMG Fashion is spearheading changes to revamp Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, including changes to their venues and show formats.
Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Michael Kors and Vera Wang have all opted to leave Lincoln Center and will be showing downtown for the first time. Meanwhile, Rachel Zoe has decided to skip a show altogether.
Style.com Deputy Editor Matthew Schneier will make his Styles section debut in The New York Times. This will also be the first season since Cathy Horyn and Eric Wilson’s Styles section departures (Schneier will take over runway critiquing).
Marc Jacobs Pop-Up Shop
Marc Jacobs fragrance will be operating a pop-up shop called the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 and instead of dollars, shoppers will pay via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by tagging posts with #MJDaisyChain.
Tommy Hilfiger Instagram Party
Fashion Times reports that Hilfiger will host 20 New York City-based Instagrammers for an Instagram party for his Fashion Week show.
Made Fashion Week
Made Fashion Week has announced their line-up and it's pretty impressive.
image: IMAXtree (Jeremy Scott, SS2014)
Retail at NYFW
Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator, will integrate retail, showroom and runway in one Chelsea space. Shows will take place from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12 and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase items.
LXR & Co. SoHo Store Opening
LXR & Co. is opening its first permanent space in SoHo and are celebrating by kicking off Fashion Week with an event co-hosted by Hannah Bronfman. The brand’s latest collaborations with artist Mike Frederiqo, known for his illustration and designs, and filmmaker Jenna Elizabeth, known for her artistic fashion films, will also make their debut.