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Big Changes and a Smaller Fashion Week

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Change is a comin’ for Fall ’14. Today IMG announced its plans to revamp the frenetic circus that is New York fashion week via redesigned Lincoln Center venues with smaller audience capacities and bigger backstage spaces. The hope? That the update will reduce the presence of crowds, celebrity stalkers, miscellaneous non-fashion-related showgoers, aspiring street-style stars hoping to get papped, and general riffraff that often turns the delight that is NYFW into a bit of a hassle (to put it lightly) for buyers, journalists, stylists, and other industry professionals. Yesterday The Wall Street Journal reported that it’s going to be decidedly harder to get tickets this season. An IMG representative told the paper that media guests will be cut by 20 percent in an effort to focus on attendees who are “of value to the designer.” (Oscar de la Renta deserves a shout-out here—the designer lead the way by significantly reducing the number of guests at his Spring ’14 outing.) Less “valuable” fashion fans will be able to watch shows online, as IMG plans to live-stream as many runways as possible.

Also part of the revamp is the Hudson Hub—a space geared toward emerging designers. In comparison to the bigger Lincoln Center venues, which will cost about $45,000 a pop, the Hub will be priced at $15,000 per show. That’s a $3K price decrease from The Box, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s previous new-talent-focused venue, for which the fee was $18,000. The price dip is hardly competition for Made at Milk Studios, where the show space for lucky rising stars is free, but we guess it’s a start.

Photo: BFAnyc.com

Oscar de la Renta Refuses To Invite 20 Million People To His Fashion Show

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OscarOscar de la Renta is fed up. This season, the designer is slashing the number of invites that will be sent out for his Spring ’14 show—a move that follows his choice to host two back-to-back shows last season in order to accommodate more guests. “It’s important for [certain industry professionals] to look at the clothes and see them. They shouldn’t have to go through 30,000 people, and 10,000 who are trying to take pictures of all of those people who are totally unrelated to the clothes,” the designer told WWD. “When you do megashows, it loses the reason of why we’re showing…Why have 20 million people with zero connection to the clothes?” he added. A fashion show that focuses solely on the new collection? What an incredibly novel (and dare we say welcomed) concept.

Photos: Filippo Fior/ InDigital/ GoRunway

Get the Look: Tilda Lindstam

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New York fashion week is just as much about the street style as it is about the runway. Case in point? Tilda Lindstam’s easy fall getup earns five stars in our office. She effortlessly paired a python-print blouse with faded black denim and added a pop of color with a 3.1 Phillip Lim satchel. Toss in a black hat for good measure, and you’re good to go. We rounded up the essentials below.


From left to right: Equipment blouse, $230, available at www.farfetch.com; Victoria Beckham jeans, $265, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Reiss hat, $105, available at www.reiss.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim satchel, $650, available at www.saksfifthavenue.com.

Photos: Tommy Ton; Courtesy Photos

Battle Of The Fashion Weeks Continues

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“We can’t move the dates earlier in September as they would interfere with Labor Day,” Steven Kolb said yesterday. “If Milan goes before New York, how would that work?”

That’s the question fashion insiders are asking right now as they sort out the international fashion week calendar for 2012. Since New York decided to start the runway shows after Labor Day next year, the week of September 13, Italians are threatening to move the Milan shows earlier “to satisfy production needs,” WWD reports.

Right now, Italian designers are contemplating three different options: show in July, show before New York fashion week in September, or let Milan and London overlap. They have yet to reach a decision.

Photo: Carly Otness / BFAnyc.com

Marc Jacobs, On The Move

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In fashion, there are a few certainties: Black will be timeless, girls will eventually borrow from boys (and vice versa), and Marc Jacobs will show his namesake collection on Monday night of New York fashion week. Except, that is, this season. WWD reports that Jacobs will be batting cleanup at the end of the week, showing at 8:30 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, September 15, instead of his previously scheduled Monday evening slot. (Marc by Marc Jacobs, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, will take the Monday opening.) The change comes after Hurricane Irene, which swept through the city this weekend, prevented the label’s designers from working through the weekend as planned. Whether the resulting collection will be hurricane-inspired remains to be seen.

Photo: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com