New York’s upcoming Spring ’11 shows will be held in a new location this year: Lincoln Center. And while the tents are certainly iconic, the new plans for the shows sound pretty amazing.
The CFDA, IMG Fashion, Mercedes-Benz, and the City of New York revealed their plans for the new venue Thursday morning.
Some details, via WWD:
-The lobby of the tents will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the lobby will feature a facade that is 60 feet wide and 70 feet high.
-In a partnership with Fashion GPS, fashion week will offer designers the ability to manage their invitations and RSVPs, and a tech-savvy lobby will allow guests the ability to check themselves in using bar code scanners and kiosks.
-The Lincoln Center shows will have four venues to choose from: The Theatre, The Stage, The Studio and The Box Presentation Space — ranging in size and capacity from 969 people to 125. There will also be an outdoor and glass-encased space called “The Courtyard” which will probably make for some very pretty presentations.
As Refinery29 points out, the lobby will also have seats which — when you’ve been tromping around all day in 4 inch heels — will come in very, very handy.
But the best part, in our opinion is the free wi-fi. We agree with Fashionista’s sentiments: “For iPhone users, that means no more dealing with AT&T’s terrible service when trying to check your email.”
The shows will run from September 9th through September 16th.
A rendering of the new location:
The tents at Bryant Park: