The semi-annual New York Fashion Week is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world (along with those in Paris, London, and Milan).
At the Fall 2009 Fashion Week the public got a taste of technology as it is shaping the future of fashion. It is not only making it cheaper and easier for designers to create their collections, it is also saving them travel time as many broadcast their lines over the Internet. Many designers opted to not only market online but also sell exclusively online. In the Vivienne Tam show, models walked the runway carrying Hewlett Packard mini notebook computers instead of the expected handbag. Mercedes-Benz officially became the sponsor of the event, and New York Fashion Week was called “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week” from then.
I actually have some invites from several brands that I blog for (Michaels Kors is TODAY :() but since I’m not flying out, I don’t get to indulge in the twice yearly
champagne fashion affair…
We still can enjoy the show online though. And I’ve put together some of the best VPL pictures thus far for your viewing pleasure. [Note: the “P” doesn’t stand for panty, it stands – ahem, pun intended – for “penis”.]
Menswear fashion shows are always good fun. Because quite simply, you get to see stuff like this:
But before we get to the goodies, some of the covered up shows first…