It will soon be time to start saying good-bye to Lincoln Center and its street-style peacock-covered steps. The New York Post reports that February’s will be the last New York Fashion Week to be held at the space. The group NYC Parks Advocates had claimed that the event took over a local park to set up tents and equipment, and has now reached a settlement with the city. The New York Supreme Court ruling is best summed up as: “Get out of here, fashion people!”
“IMG Fashion Week shall vacate the premises and remove all tents and other Fashion Week equipment from the park,” says the ruling, going on to say, “The City and LCPA [Lincoln Center Performing Arts] intend to further expand public access to the Park by not entering into agreements for commercial events [similar to] Fashion Week.” As for the new location, it has yet to be announced.
Update: We reached out to IMG for a comment and they responded, “Lincoln Center has been a great home for the past 5 years and we look forward to another world-class season this February. However, as the fashion industry continues to evolve, IMG has been actively looking for a new home for NYFW that gives our designers and partners the best possible environment to share their creative visions. We look forward to sharing more details on our new home soon.”