Standing in the "lobby" of the Bryant Park tents during Fashion Week means being pelted with copies of WWD and Fashion Week Daily while buying 'wichcraft sandwiches, coffee from an awkward sponsor and dodging street style bloggers. But if you're looking for more intelligent pursuits in the ten minutes between Herve and DVF you can swing by the CFDA's health booth. Among all the crazy ideas we've heard about monitoring the industry's skinniness - this might be the most rational. At Diane's behest, the CFDA's teaming up with the Renfrew Cetner, an eating disorder treatment facility, "to answer specific questions, provide referrals and basically perform overall outreach to any person who might be interested in treatment or may be worried about someone they are working with," said Steven Kolb. It could work - even we need a reminder to eat during Fashion Week. And we never forget to eat.
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Report: New York Fashion Week is Moving to Hudson Yards (Eventually)
New York Fashion Week's next home, following a less than well-received tenancy at Lincoln Center, might be a place called the Culture Shed. The Culture Shed, despite sounding like a bad nightclub, will be a "sprawling, modern center" within $15 billion westside development project the Hudson Yards, and it was the subject of a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg this morning. Coach confirmed their plans to open a global headquarters there, WWD is reporting. According to the trade, the complex will also house "office buildings, residential and retail space, a 150-room hotel, 14 acres of public space and a sprawling, modern center called the Culture Shed, which, according to Bloomberg, 'will eventually' host Fashion Week."
How Stan Herman, Father of Fashion Week, Changed the U.S. Fashion Industry
If anyone should write a memoir, it's this man.