Yes, designers are leaving Lincoln Center in droves to show their fall collections in cooler, less freebie/blogger-filled venues, but Alexander Wang is, of course, one-upping them. The designer is leaving Manhattan altogether this season, moving his show to Brooklyn, reports Women’s Wear Daily.
Wang, who for the last few years has shown his much-anticipated collections at Pier 94, will present his fall outing at 63 Ship Ways Ave. at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Feb. 8 at 8:30 p.m.
“We found this incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season’s creative concept,” the designer said regarding the move to WWD via email.
For fashion editors and attendees, who already complain about Fashion Week's push to the hard-to-travel reaches of Manhattan’s West Side, this will mean an even longer hike.
But what we’re interested in seeing (besides who will show up in 5-inch heels to the navy yard) is whether this will be the start of Brooklyn's rise as the new Fashion Week destination.