New York Fashion Week’s Brooklyn Debut

Alexander Wang.
Alexander Wang.

There was a time when some cab drivers didn’t even want to venture from Manhattan to Brooklyn.  We saw iconic scenes of Sex in The City when Miranda moved to Brooklyn and couldn’t get a cab.  Now the fashion elite, who are used to attending shows in Manhattan will have to make their way to Brooklyn during the upcoming New York Fashion Week for the the fall 2014 collections.

Alexander Wang has announced that he will have his runway show, scheduled for February 8, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Billed as one of the top designers during NYFW he has officially given cred to Brooklyn by choosing to stage his show there.  His show will be the final to close out fashion week, which was probably done on purpose (after he switched time slots with Altuzarra).  That way Editors, Press and the like won’t have any reasonable complaints about having to cross the East River to get to the show and back.  Wang told Woman’s Wear Daily, “We found this incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season’s creative concept.”

This is certainly an event that will set the standard for the future.  Brooklyn is officially on the map when it comes to the high stakes during Fashion Week.  If successful, this will probably be a sign of things to come in the future.

Alexander Wang's spring 2014 runway show during New York Fashion Week in September 2013.
Alexander Wang’s spring 2014 runway show during New York Fashion Week in September 2013.

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