The end of New York Fashion Week on Thursday also marked the end of the tents at Bryant Park, which had been the centre of fashion week since 1993. Tommy Hilfiger was the last to show his collection at the tents before they came down, marking the end of an era. Beginning in September, NYFW will take place at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, after outgrowing the iconic tents. It’s unfortunate that some of us never got to experience fashion week at Bryant Park, but the show must and will go on.. this time in a larger (and potentially better?) location.
Showing at Bryant Park has been a major part of the fashion world for us. The tents have been an amazing venue, but things in fashion and the city change – we hope that Lincoln Centre will be as wonderful an experience. — Mark Badgley & James Mischka