The rumors are true: after this February’s showsNew York Fashion Week will be forced out of Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 2010.

The NYC Parks Advocates just reached a settlement with the city after arguing that NYFW’s tents and equipment illegally took over the public space, using the park for commercial purposes. Due to their claim, Fashion Week will be prevented from renewing its contract with Lincoln Center, which was supposed to house the event until 2020.

Although a new location hasn’t been named yet, I have no doubt the street-style stars will flock (#selfies and all).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 19, 2014

First it was Oscar de la Renta. Now it’s Vera Wang – and possibly Carolina Herrera. Yes, one by one it seems designers are opting out of Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Why? As Herrera told the New York Times, it’s all “gotten too commercial.”

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And Herrera isn’t alone: several designers have spoken out recently against Lincoln Center’s out-of-date tents, overwhelming presence of street-style celebs, and increasingly high costs. IMG Fashion (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week), however, is working to rectify the situation – promising designers revamped sound and lighting and more exclusive guests lists. But will it work, or will this be the end of Lincoln Center as we know it? Ms. Wang, it’s your move.

Read more about the changes to expect at Fashion Week this spring on Racked.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 17, 2013

New York Fashion Week is nothing short of complete and utter mayhem. Hundreds of designers show collections. Models, editors, bloggers, and more flood the streets, sprinting from one presentation to another. A planned move to Hudson Yards has been confirmed, but that likely won’t happen until 2017. So, in the meantime, starting with the Fall 2014 shows, IMG’s event production team (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) is hoping to make the whole massive production go more smoothly at Lincoln Center.

A few of the improvements in store? New venues are being added to the tents. Shuttles will be available to transport editors and buyers to shows at different locations. A Digital District will be set up for designers who want to stream their shows virtually. And the main lobby and tent will be redesigned – with stricter security.

Looks like sneaking into a show or two is no longer in the cards.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 6, 2013

Labor Day, what? This week outside the tents at Lincoln Center, winter-white blazers were popping up everywhere. Bloggers, editors, socialites – all wearing some version of the crisp cream jacket, a look many a magazine predicted we’d see this fall.

Winter White

And the trend’s must-have accessory? Why, a Tide to Go pen, of course.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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September 11, 2013

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It’s official: New York Fashion Week has arrived. And while next fall’s trends are making their debut on the catwalk, it’s the outfits outside the tents getting all the wear-now attention. So whether or not you’re headed to Lincoln Center, dress with the best of the street-style swans thanks to these four must-have Fashion Week pieces.

Oversized Shades
With 54 shows to go to and dozens of post-runway parties, a fashionista can’t always get the recommended seven hours of sleep – and that’s where these bag-hiding shades come in. Can you say lifesaver?

Bright Bracelets
There’s a blizzard on the way – be sure to bundle up. To add a pop of personality to your puffer, let a few bright bracelets peek out from those jacket cuffs.

A Structured Satchel
From storing your iPad and makeup to carrying between-show snacks, a big bag is a necessity. And if that bag happens to be Hermès, well, you’ve just won the entire street-style game.

An LBD
From the front row to after-show parties, the LBD is a Fashion Week must. Bonus points if you rock one (like the above) with this season’s on-trend leather insets.

Our How to Dress for NYFW: Key Looks Boutique opens Thursday, February 7, at 3PM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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February 7, 2013

OUR VERY OWN D. GRAHAM KOSTIC REPORTS LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

We’re taking you into the tents and behind the scenes at Lincoln Center for an exclusive look at New York Fashion Week. Get an inside peek at some of our favorite runway shows, celebrity interviews (including the Fashion Informer, Lauren David Peden), and so much more.

Enjoy.

February 18, 2011