Not long ago, Fashion Week took place at Bryant Park. While there were always other shows in other locations, since the official home of fashion week moved to Lincoln Center, there has been a growing number of alternate locations. Milk Studios been gaining traction over the years, and the newly opened Spring Studios has already pinched some of the biggest names, including Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg, however, this season Alexander Wang did something no other major designer has done before.
He moved the show to Brooklyn.
It’s no secret that Brooklyn has been considered a style-mecca for some time, but Wang isn’t known for the quirky vintage-inspired fashion born out of Williamsburg — his sleek lines are made for Manhattan.
Nonetheless, on Saturday evening, the editors took a trip to the other borough. Anticipating a groan from the fashion elite, Wang eased the trek by arranging for both busses and boats to bring guests directly to the show, which is hosted at the Duggal Greenhouse on the waterfront. For those shudder at the thought of public transportation, the invite included a map to make sure taxi drivers would have no problems. Once everyone arrived though, the group could bask in the beauty of the Manhattan skyline that one must leave to enjoy.
We’ll leave comment on the show to the experts at Style.com, but we caught a glimpse of the crowd who’s excitement for the show had only grown during their journey by bridge or river. After the show, the crowd returned to the city’s grid, and got ready for one of Wang’s legendary after-parties, this time hosted at the sparkling-new club, the Gilded Lily.
Text: Andrew Rozas
Photos: Sesse Lind & Style.com