Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week isn’t simply moving from one park (Bryant) to
another (Damrosch). It’s also set to expand throughout the entire
Lincoln Center complex when it begins its stay there on Sept. 9.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, officials from the
performing-arts center described the range of programming, from runway
shows scheduled for the complex’s illustrious theaters to a
fashion-oriented exhibition at the on-campus branch of the public
“I want to see fashion on par with all of the other cultural
activities here—the ballet, the opera,” said the director of fashion at
Lincoln Center, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who is responsible for
coordinating Fashion Week and the various parties—including Lincoln
Center, its constituent organizations, Fashion Week producer IMG
Fashion, designers, sponsors and community members—involved in the
To that end, several designers have signed on to present in
Lincoln Center venues beyond the Damrosch Park tents. Designers like
Chris Benz, Christian Cota and Catherine Malandrino (none of whom
previously showed at Bryant Park) will display their wares at locations
normally occupied by New York City Ballet, New York City Opera or the
New York Philharmonic.
Read the full Wall Street Journal article, here.
Along with this expansion comes the partnership of Couture and IMG.
Featured in this first Couture fine jewelry presentation are: