Late last year, New York Fashion Week was officially ousted from its home at Lincoln Center. There has been speculation as to where the event would move to, having spent four years at the landmark and at Bryant Park for several years prior. Today, IMG confirmed that NYFW will be heading downtown to two main locations in 2015 for the Spring/Summer 2016 Collections: Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square, where Kanye West debuted his adidas collection.
The move to the Skylight venues is being called a part of NYFW's "evolution" into a showcase that "focuses on content, caters to the needs of the industry, and creates a full cultural experience for guests." According to WWD, the goal is to eventually relocate to the Culture Shed, a 200,000-square-foot space on the Manhattan's West Side, but construction is scheduled to last at least until 2019.
"We are focused on creating the best possible experiences that extend beyond a physical location and moment in time," said IMG's Chief Content Officer, Mark Shapiro, in a press release. "We’re looking forward to reintroducing the industry to a showcase of creative talent, style and innovation that made the New York runways famous."