Amidst all the changes going on a New York Fashion Week (now officially minus the "Mercedes-Benz prefix), more than a few uncertainties remain: Though IMG has reportedly secured an as-yet-unnamed downtown location for next September, now, the High Line Hotel is following Lincoln Center's lead by booting designer showcases from the premises.
The Post reports that the designers who were scheduled to show at the High Line Hotel this February were notified Monday that they would no longer be able to do so. Producer Joel Fitzpatrick, who had reportedly booked a dozen designers for the upcoming Fashion Week, told the paper that the hotel pulled his contract (though the general manager said they never had one). "It breaks my heart they decided not to honor the contract. We're looking for other spaces," Fitzpatrick said.
· Designers Scrambling to Find New Fashion Week Spaces [NY Post]
· Fashion Week Is Heading Downtown and Changing Its Name [Racked NY]