New York Fashion Week is upon us. That means you'll find models, celebrities, fashion bloggers and retail buyers swarming the city — but this year they won't be collecting en masse around Lincoln Center.
Fashionistas bid Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, home base for the event and its iconic tents since 2010, farewell in February following the settlement of a lawsuit filed by local park and environmental activists to restore it to community use.
The relocation of Fashion Week won't necessarily be a sea change — more and more designers were already decamping to locations downtown and in Brooklyn.
This month, WME-IMG, the company that owns and produces the event, has set up base camp at two locations: Skylight at Moynihan Station, at 360 West 33rd Street, and Skylight Clarkson Square, at 550 Washington Street.
But runway shows remain scattered around lower Manhattan, as pictured in our map below. As far as we can tell, Tory Burch is the only design house that can't quit Lincoln Center, presenting its spring/summer collection next Tuesday at the David H. Koch Theater.
Among the coolest locations they've chosen are the rooftop garden restaurant at the McKittrick Hotel and the rooftop garden at Carnegie Hall. For a complete list of show times, check out The Cut's Fashion Week Calendar.
Chelsea and the West Village will host the greatest concentration of runway shows. If you desperately hope that Bill Cunningham might one day snap a picture of your chicest outfit, we advise you to haunt these neighborhoods. If you condemn fashion as the province of the shallow, avoid them.