Zac Posen, pictured, is an American fashion designer. (Facebook/Zac Posen)
New York Fashion Week is here.
If you’re anything like me you will probably be watching live feed from the runway. As Lincoln Center prepares for the massive amounts of fashion lovers to come through and wait for the biggest designers in the world to show their collections, designers like Zac Posen have taken a different route this year.
Posen has decided to leave Lincoln Center and go to a much smaller venue for a more intimate showing.
The change of venue will be cutting the attendee list in half. The Pavilion at Lincoln Center accommodates 400, while only 200 guests will be invited to his Laight Street studio for the showing of his Fall 2014 collection.
The reasoning behind the switch, according to Posen’s camp, is that this particular collection — inspired by America’s first couturier, Charles James — lends itself to a smaller, more intimate space.
“Zac has always wanted to show his clothes in a smaller setting. He feels his studio better serves the collection. This decision was made because of the clothes,” Jillian Sinel told fashionista.com. “Zac wants to show the collection in the space where it was conceived, the place where the clothes were made.”
The show, which did not have a publicly announced venue until earlier this week, will still take place as scheduled February 10 at 7 p.m.
Not only is the venue change a surprise to the fashion world but what’s more surprising is that Posen isn’t the only designer doing this. Heavy hitters like Diane Von Furstenberg and Michael Kors are also leaving Lincoln Center and showing at Spring Studio.