After years of designers showing in independently-chosen spaces around New York City, the official New York Fashion Week was born in 1993. The city's Bryan Park precinct in midtown played host to the shows for 16 years and after it outgrew its original post, NYFW moved to Lincoln Centre. In 2015, the shows moved to Skylight at Moynihan Station and after three seasons will be moving again to Skylight in West SoHo with the additional show space of Industria at nearby Washington Street.
Although WWD reports that 60-70 shows are set to take place on these two sites, designers are slowly starting to opt out, instead preferring the old-school option to show independently.
Opening Ceremony have ditched their time slot on the schedule to instead show a presentation with the New York City Ballet on January 28th, about one week before the official runway preceedings kick off. Tommy Hilfiger has announced his show will be hosted in Los Angeles' Venice Beach a day before NYFW and Rebecca Minkoff will be showing at The Grove shopping centre, also in LA. Tom Ford is rumoured to follow suit and we can only imagine he'll be the first of many to do so.