June 8, 2017 by Chris Kilkus
Changes Afoot for New York Fashion Weeks in 2018
The fashion calendar in New York City continues to evolve and 2018 will be a year of significant change for the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
In releasing the preliminary lineup for the fifth edition of its men’s wear shows scheduled for July 10-13, the CFDA said that after this year, it will be losing its primary venue, Skylight Clarkson Sq in TriBeCa, a move that will force it to “re-examine” its approach to fashion shows.
“The official venue of New York Fashion Week is New York City,” said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA. The Skylight properties will no longer be an event space, so for season six of NYFW: Men’s in January and New York Fashion Week in February, there will no longer be a home base and the shows will be “decentralized,” he said.
In the past, the shows have called Bryant Park and Lincoln Center home and Skylight has been the primary space since 2015.
Mark Beckham, vice president of marketing, said the CFDA is searching out a variety of venues around the city — penthouses, hotels, galleries, screening rooms, exhibition spaces — and will work to match the designer with the appropriate space. It is also