New York Fashion Week and Designers Brace for Winter Storm Nemo
With New York Fashion Week in full swing, designers have one more snafu to worry about this weekend: an impending blizzard.
As of 9AM Friday morning, Winter Storm Nemo hasn't made any significant impact to travel, but in preparation for the storm (which is scheduled to hit Friday evening), some airlines have preemptively canceled flights into JFK, La Guardia, and Newark making it increasingly difficult for attendees to arrive into the city. What does this all mean for the nearly 28 shows scheduled this weekend?
According to WWD.com who spoke with a spokesperson from IMG (owners of Mercedes Benz Fashion week), "IMG Fashion is in constant contact with city officials, including the Mayor's office, the NYPD, Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Department of Sanitation. We have a proactive plan in place to deal with the impending weather."
However some designers aren't taking any chances. Designer Marc Jacobs has announced his Collection show will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 14th instead of Monday, February 11th. Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy told WWD that customs and delivery delays forced the change, and not the impending blizzard. "We're missing bags, shoes and two fabrics."
This isn't the first time Fashion Week has seen severe weather. In September 2012, Day 3 of Fashion Week saw heavy rains and a tornado warning. The year before, the event started just days after Hurricane Irene hit the area, bringing with it the threat of widespread flooding to lower Manhattan that did not prove to be as bad as anticipated.
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