The plans for fashion week at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park are taking shape. The spring 2011 collections with be shown from Sept. 9 to 16 in the new space, which will feature four main venues: The Theatre, The Stage, The Studio and The Box Presentation Space. Via WWD:
The Theatre venue, with an all-black interior, will have seating for 969 people and the option for a straight or U-shaped runway. The Stage venue, in white with gray carpeting, can seat 740, with stadiumlike bench seats. The Studio will be the smallest runway venue, for 369 people in its gray environment, and The Box space is designated for presentations and events, with an ability to accommodate 125 people.
There is also an additional venue called The Courtyard, a glass-encased outdoor space that could be used for informal presentations.
The new fashion week will also rely more on technology, partnering with Fashion GPS to let guests check themselves in using scanners and designers to better manage invitations and RSVPs.
Some other key points from Fashionista:
- There will be a roomy lobby for press and buyers to putz around in.
- They've dedicated space for video installations and other "alternative" presentations, as well as an outdoor space.
- Along with three runways, there will also be a room for live presentations and press conferences.
- Free Wifi for everyone! For iPhone users, that means no more dealing with AT&T's terrible service when trying to check your email.