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Alexander Wang to Show at Brooklyn's Duggal Greenhouse During New York Fashion Week in February

Jan 16, 2014 09:41 AM EST
Alexander Wang
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New York Fashion Week is experiencing a lot of changes this season.

Not only has IMG Fashion promised to make the event more exclusive, ensuring that the individuals who are invited to shows are "of value to the designers," but several big names have recently announced that they won't be showing at the tents at Lincoln Center next month.

Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors plan to show at Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood, and Vera Wang has confirmed that she will show at the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea.

But these aren't the only designers who are showing in a new space. Alexander Wang recently announced the location of his fall 2014 show. The designer has decided to move fashion week out of Manhattan and into Brooklyn by hosting his show at Duggal Greenhouse at 63 Ship Ways Avenue, which is located next to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

"We found this incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season's creative concept" Wang told WWD in an e-mail.

Wang usually shows at Pier 94 on the West Side Highway during the 5 p.m. time slot on the Saturday of fashion week, and he has also presented past collections at the Roseland Ballroom and the Cunard Building on Wall Street. This time around though, Wang swapped slots with Joseph Altuzarra so he can show at 8:30 p.m. on February 8. Wang hopes that an end-of-day slot will minimize travel and scheduling conflicts.

"We moved our show to the end of the day, to ease the flow of the schedule," a Wang spokeswoman said.

This reportedly is going to be a one-season switch, and although Wang is expected to return to his regular time slot in September, the location won't be decided on for some time.

What do you think of Wang's decision to show in Brooklyn? Do you think other designers will follow suit? 

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