The New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 or Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place between February 6 and 13, but the Lincoln Center isn’t the only venue this year, as Fashion Week is expanding. Besides showcasing the upcoming trends, the fashion event also brings a slew of brand new rules and changes, most of them controversial.
Discover the most important reasons to get excited for NY Fashion Week Fall 2014 and get ready for the biggest names in the industry to showcase their fresh collections.
Fashion Week Fall 2014 Trends
As always, the industry event will present the newest trends, that are sure to make an impact this year and beyond. Fashion Week is the best guide to clothes, accessories, hair and makeup for the second half of 2014 and beyond.
There’s a growing concern that showing off clothes that only celebrities will get to wear for the next 6 months before they go on sale in an outdated model for the fashion industry. The biggest names in fashion don’t seem to be preoccupied with this and continue to promote their collections way ahead of the time they hit stores.
On the bright side, having a finger on the pulse of the Fall/Winter fashion allows fashionistas everywhere to raid their closets for pieces that are on trend before the new collections actually arrive. Visit BecomeGorgeous.com to get the scoop on all the Fashion Week 2014 trends and you’ll be ready to express your creativity in matching and creating new outfits based on the fresh trends much sooner than fall 2014.
After many years in which the Lincoln Center was the home of the NY Fashion Week, this years designers are ready to take off and show their work all over the city. Over 60 runways shows will take place at the Lincoln Center, but a lot will be revealed elsewhere. Some of the most popular spaces for the Fashion Week Fall 2014 include new spaces in Brooklyn.
Spring Studios (50 Varick Street) is the new space where top designers like Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg and Calvin Klein will be showing off their new collections.
13-17 Laight Street – Zac Posen
Dia Center (535 West 22nd Street) – Vera Wang
Industria Superstudio (775 Washington Street) – Altuzzara
23 Wall Street – Donna Karan
Duggal Greenhouse (63 Ship Ways Avenue) – Alexander Wang
The downside for the press is that there will be a lot more running around the city to make all the must-see shows, but… there’s always an app for that.
A New App to Stay on Top of Everything
The Council of Fashion Designers has prepared a special app that will help Fashion Week Fall 2014 participants get around the city and miss as few shows as possible. The web-based NYFWList app is only available by request to the CFDA, but it’s the best source of information for fashion insiders who are trying to navigate the new schedule of Fashion Week.
Better Instagram Coverage than Ever
If you’re not going to make it to the NY Fashion Week Fall 2014, Instagram will be one of the best ways to stay on top of everything, both during the runway shows and backstage. Whether you decide to follow the official Instagram page of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (@mbfashionweek) or check the pages of designers and editors, you won’t be missing out on the big reveals this year. Must-follow Instagram account include Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia), creative director of Marie Claire and Project Runway judge, and Laura Brown (@laurabrown99), executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Don’t forget about @gettyfashion, the official photographers of the New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.
New Legislation for Underage Models
One of the more controversial changes at the NYFW 2014 has been the newly passed law that enforces new rules for models under the age of 18, similar to regulations for child performers. All underage models will need work permits and 15% of each fee will go into a trust fund they’ll be able to access when they turn 18. Their schedules will also be better regulated, allowing for longer breaks.
This might change the practice of many designers to pay their models “in trade”. It’s uncertain how paying models in clothes is compatible with the 15% rule, but all the changes make for a new and exciting New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.