Lincoln Center Unveils New Changes For New York Fashion Week

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The upcoming spring '11 shows in September will be held for the first time at Lincoln Center in New York. Yesterday morning, the CFDA, Mercedez-Benz, and the City of New York unveiled their new plans for the venue—most of which make us very happy:

  • The new lobby will feature a new digital signage system where invitation check-ins will be expedited with bar code scanners and kiosks. Hopefully, this means the end of scary-stressed PR girls wielding clipboard shields and pens.
  • The four venues will include two large runway rooms, one smaller runway room, and one space for presentations. There will also be a glass-encased outdoor area for informal presentations (and exhibitionists!).
  • The lobby will have seating. You scoff!—but the seat-less Bryant Park really bummed us out, and we can't wait for the opportunity to take a breather between shows.

So farewell to 42nd street. 62nd? Here we come! (WWD)