In 2010 Men’s New York Fashion Week moved from Bryant Park to Tribeca’s Skylight Clarkson Square. This year CFDA decided to bring a change to that. In 2018 the locations for the men’s shows will no longer be in Tribeca only. However, they will be decentralizing the venues in order to cut back on expenses. Brands like Off-White and Tim Coppens have already implemented the action.
So what now?
For years the multi-room venues were the first choice for many designers to show their collections. The focus will no longer be on locations settled in one particular area. From now on the official playground for Men’s New York Fashion Week is now being expanded to the entire New York City district.
Until last season designers were able to host shows at Skylight Clarkson Sq. for about under $10,000 because of the CFDA. Now with the new arrangement, CFDA is looking for alternative ways to help brands present their shows in a more cost-effective manner. Even if it means hosting in hotels, galleries, screening rooms, penthouses, etc.
To conclude, at Enfnts Terribles we think this grandiose adjustment will give media more to look out for. Perhaps it’ll also give more room to upcoming labels to stand out, despite the high-priced Tribeca venues.
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