History of New York Fashion Week

Hello Everyone!!!

It is the last day of September, meaning that it is almost the end of what is deemed “Fashion Month” of Spring/Summer 2015. During this week, I shall be recapping the multiple shows that I attended during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a fashion blogger for my personal site Adolescent Chic. In order to prepare for a week of post, I will be giving a little history lesson on the timeline of NYFW. Here we go:

Press Week 1943

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Due to the onset of World War II, American fashion journalists were unable to travel to Paris for the onset of Fashion Week. In reaction to this dilemma, critically acclaimed journalist Eleanor Lambert came up with the NYC centered “Press Week”. This event presented American designers and a wide array of fashion editors, journalists and other professionals from across the globe.

Bryant Park Fashion Week 1

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By 1994, the popularity of the new “New York Fashion Week” had grown too large for the scattered locations throughout Manhattan. Following a succession of meetings by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Bryant Park was chosen as the new location for the Tents. At the same time, auto company Mercedes Benz became the lead sponsor for the events.

Lincoln Center Pic

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After over 16 years at Bryant Park, the fashion world once again experienced a change in the move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center. To this day, shows such as Herve Ledger, Betsey Johnson and Carolina Herrera continue to show in the popular location.

Get excited for this weeks review!

Written by Naa at Adolescent Chic


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