19 August 2010

big changes for ny fashion week

19 August 2010
new york fashion week is only weeks away and for the first time, it will not take place at bryant park. the shows are moving to the lincoln center, current home of the metropolitan opera, the nyc ballet, and the ny philharmonic orchestra. the decision to change venues is rife with criticism, with many in the industry viewing bryant park as the home of american fashion.

along with a new home, ny fashion week will be getting a technology upgrade. pre-show check-in is traditionally hectic, with assistants tending to the masses with clipboards, checking people in and providing seat assignments one-by-one. this fall, the system will be computerized, and many fashion houses will be utilizing e-mail invitations and confirmations with bar codes that can be scanned at the show. the hope is that the technology will speed up the process and provide order to the usual mayhem. by automating the check-in, designers will be able to easily make seating changes and ascertain which seats are empty. guests will also avoid long lines and will be able to scan their bar-coded inviations at kiosks.

bryant park via women's wear daily

the crowds at bryant park via the wall street journal

1 comment:

Jenna said...

I'm kind of excited about the move to Lincoln Center, although Bryant Park is so iconic :)


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