Global Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. The council of fashion designers America (CFDA) created the modern notion of a centralized “New York Fashion Week” in 1993, although cities like London were already using their city’s name in conjunction with the words “fashion week” in the 1980s. NYFW is based on a much older series of events called “Press Week,” founded in 1942.

It has consisted of numerous branded events, such as Olympus Fashion Week New York, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, and many independent fashion productions around town. Producers of New York Fashion Week include IMG and FTL Moda, in conjunction with Fashion Week Online. A centralized calendar of citywide events (including those affiliated with WME/IMG) is kept by the CFDA,and was acquired from calendar founder Ruth Finley.The economic impact of New York Fashion Week is estimated at $887 million.

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 Figure 1: Yeezy s/s collection 2017

The first New York Fashion Week was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, press director of the American fashion industry’s first promotional organization, the New York Dress Institute. The event, the world’s first organized fashion week, was called “Press Week”, It was also meant to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had neglected U.S. fashion innovations. Press Week was a success, and fashion magazines like  vogue, which were normally filled with French designs, increasingly featured American fashion.

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Figure 2: Timeline of fashion weeks

Formafantasma Uses Terracotta And PVC To Create “deconstructed Architecture” For Sportmax Catwalk,Formafantasma founders Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi, who are much better identified for their experiments with components like lava and animal skins, had been asked by the brand to style the set just months ahead of the display. They join the likes of AMO, Studio Job and Pernilla Ohrstedt, who have all previously developed catwalks for vogue displays.

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Figure 3: Formafantasma s/s sportmax catwalk 2016

References 

journalist:Bradford, Julie (2014). fashion journalism. Routledge. p. 129.

History: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Fashion_Week

Accessed: 06/02/17

Book:New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the models, the fashions of the Bryant park era – Author Eila Mell

Catwalk:http://decor10blog.com/design-decorate/decorating-ideas/formafantasma-uses-terracotta-and-pvc-to-create-deconstructed-architecture-for-sportmax-catwalk.html

Accessed: 06/02/17

History:http://newyorkfashionweeklive.com/history-of-new-york-fashion-week

Accessed: 06/02/17

Image References 

Figure 1: yeezy s/s collection 2017

Available:http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2017-ready-to-wear/kanye-west-adidas-originals

Accessed: 06/02/17

Figure 2: Fashion Week TimeLine

Available:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Fashion_Week

Accessed: 06/02/17

Figure 3: Formafantasma s/s sportmax catwalk 2016

Available:http://decor10blog.com/design-decorate/decorating-ideas/formafantasma-uses-terracotta-and-pvc-to-create-deconstructed-architecture-for-sportmax-catwalk.html

Accessed: 06/02/17

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