New York Fashion Week was a little bit different this year. The event was hosted for the first time ever at Moynihan Station which is quite a departure from previous venues at the Lincoln Center and Bryant Park.
The event moved from Bryant Park because of the popularity and sheer volume of people wanting to attend shows. If you are a local New Yorker, you may recall when the event was hosted at Bryant Park, there would be a host of temporary tents that looked anything but fashionable.
Supposedly, the event moved from the Lincoln Center venue because of a dispute/lawsuit with residents over the private nature of the event on public park land.
This year at the new venue located right across the street from Penn Station and you had to wait outside the building before the hostesses sit you down at your seats. Unlike previous years at Lincoln Center, you can not roam around the event site and visit the different fashion booths until after the show concludes.
Additionally, there weren’t that many booths setup this year. I wasn’t sure if this was just an oversight or a lack of sponsors. It seemed pretty empty compared to previous years.
The Runway Show
Regarding the actual show, it was great. Carmen Marc Valvo’s Spring 2016 Collection consisted of a 3 color palette- white, black and red. He had a range of clothes from everyday wear to one pieces and to gowns.
I liked most of his clothing and would wear some of them myself if I ever get the chance to. His design collection has a clean look to it even though he incorporates patterns and sequins into this design.
On celebrity sightings; I did catch a look at Alec Baldwin and family. But the big up close and personal was Whoopi Goldberg who was speaking with the fashion icon Iris Apfel.