Its nearly that time again. New York Fashion Week starts next Wednesday, and changes to the schedule are still emerging as US designers absorb the effects of a hurricane, economic straits and priority shifts.
The latest news from the longest fashion week is that Helmut Lang will produce its first fashion show since 2005. Its a major move for designers Nicole and Michael Colovos, who assumed creative control of the label after Theory acquired it from Prada in 2006. The show will live-stream on helmutlang.com on Saturday, September 10, and the label will open its first UK store in Notting Hill this month.
Catherine Malandrino, who says her brand is in a 'refocusing' stage after failed acquisition talks, has cancelled her show for the season.
Marc Jacobs postponed his show from the middle of NYFW to the very end, citing production delays due to Hurricane Irene. Instead of showing on Monday, Sept. 12, the designer will hold his show late in the evening on Thursday the 15th. (Theyskens Theory also delayed its show by one day.)
We lost the weekend with the hurricane, Jacobs' business partner Robert Duffy told WWD. We also lost time with the earthquake, when the building was evacuated and no one came back to work. That lost time is impossible to make up without pushing the show back. Our entire sample roommost of the people live outside the city and they couldn't get in here this weekend, nor would we have wanted them to. If there's a risk, people want to be with their families.
The date change throws international fashion editors travel plans and filing deadlines