Fifth Avenue to host New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is getting a new home this September. The Fifth Avenue Association is set to host NYFW runway shows and events at a new three-story venue.
Located at 608 Fifth Avenue, the venue will be transformed into a runway and presentation space, for brands and designers to take the stage September 8-12.
The venue will accommodate every fashion week detailing including state-of-the-art lighting, staging, and sound. The first floor will be the dedicated runway space, the lower level will be for hair and makeup, and finally, the second level will be a presentation space.
"We are thrilled to welcome New York Fashion Week to Fifth Avenue as we celebrate and support one of the largest revenue-generating events for the fashion industry - and what better place than on Fifth Avenue, the heart of global fashion and luxury shopping," said Jerome Barth, Fifth Avenue Association's president. "We look forward to being home to emerging designers and top talent this year and beyond.”
The Fifth Avenue Association works to ensure Fifth Avenue is the most iconic street in the world. Since 1907, it has been instrumental in making Fifth Avenue a dynamic space of beauty and luxury.
Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, also welcomed the new initiative.
“This September’s New York Fashion Week promises to amplify the immense creativity of the American fashion industry,” he said. “New York City is not only an evergreen inspiration to our talented designers but also the ideal setting for the week. CFDA welcomes Fifth Avenue, with its storied history of providing a home to so many iconic fashion brands, to NYFW.”
The official New York Fashion Week calendar is still yet to be released.
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