Fashion Week Won't Stop For Snow, But Some Shows Rescheduled
By Nicole Breskin
MIDTOWN EAST — It will take more than a blizzard to stop Fashion Week.
IMG Fashion, which produces the show, confirmed the show will go on as scheduled on Thursday in The Tents at Bryant Park. But some local New York-based designers showing at off-site locations decided to reschedule shows, due to the weather.
The Adrienne Landau’s show scheduled for Wednesday night in Hell’s Kitchen was postponed until the end of Fashion Week on Feb. 18.
Nary Manivong also postponed his Wednesday afternoon show in midtown. The publicist, Courtney Daniels, of Seventh House PR tweeted she would send out new details later on Wednesday.
“Just had to postpone my first show,” Daniels wrote via Twitter. “Will send new details / invites later today.”
For the majority of designers, though, it will take a lot more than snowmageddon to stop the show.
Celebrity hairstylist Sean James, who is looking after the Mik Cire show by Eric Kim, had a close call after his flight to New York from Los Angeles was canceled.
Luckily he rerouted his flight to Boston and took a train into the city, finally making it here on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of tomorrow’s show at the Promenade in Bryant Park.
“If he had to rent a balloon, he’d be here,” said the show’s publicist, Tracie May-Wagner. “Everyone now made it. We’ll be in top form.”
Local designer Duckie Brown’s show will go ahead as planned Thursday at Salon in The Tents at 1 p.m.
“We put the garments in plastic, then into garment bags and then onto racks and we take them outside into an awaiting truck. It’s business as usual,” said Steven Cox, one of the founders of the line. “The sad thing is that the whole collection is based on Great Britain and none of my family can make it.”
Cox’s family lives in London and their flights were cancelled to New York today. But he was happy to have the show go on nonetheless.
Daniel Silver, Cox’s co-founder, added: “My mom always said that I wouldn’t melt in the rain, and neither will the clothes.”