Fashion Week will become even more exclusive, may start banning bloggers
A restructuring of the Lincoln Center event spaces will also aid this change. IMG is adding a few more venues, lowering the prices of existing ones, and installing bigger areas backstage and in the tents to do interviews, conduct business, and treat VIP guests. As always, NYFW provides channels for online media distribution for most of the shows, to ensure that those absent can still get speedy access to images.
It should be mentioned that the celebrification of Fashion Week isn't the sole fault of fashion bloggers, and their attendance at one of the more hallowed events in the industry has disrupted the status quo in many wonderful ways. But, the simultaneous commodification of street style, ease of capturing the scene via social media, and the rise of editors-as-celebrities has created a culture where Fashion Week is, for many, a chance to be seen and self-promote - rather than a place to do business. And, we're pretty sure that bloggers who actually are able to turn their attendance into real promotion and sales for the designers they're supporting will still be going to Fashion Week, sitting front row, and getting Tommy Ton-ed on the plaza. These individuals, though, might have to experience things from their computers come February.
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