New York Fashion Week is all about showcasing the latest and greatest designs from the fashion’s most renowned names but this year, it seems that they are pushing the needle even further with their interesting selection of venues. It seems as if designers have grown bored with the standard runway shows and have decided to to embrace the city’s landscapes to show off their threads. From Governors Island to the Department of Sanitation’s salt shed, see the unexpected location where NYFW fashion shows are being hosted.
Kanye West decided to unveil his Yeezy Season 4 collection outdoors at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. "A" for effort but the sweltering heat made it unbearable for his models to withstand. As for the park itself, it’s fairly new and was finally opened to the public in 2012 after decades of delay.
Rachel Comey staged her event on the sidewalk in front of the Crosby Street Hotel.
In case you thought we were joking about the Department of Sanitation salt shed being used, we weren’t. That really happened and you can read more about the Dattner Architects-designed salt shed and it’s new role as fashion show venue here.
Club Monaco headed to Grand Central Station to show off their Fall 2016 collection. "We chose Grand Central Terminal as it remains one of the most iconic locations in the city and provides the perfect backdrop for our New York Fashion Week Fall collection," the brand stated in its press release (h/t Huffington Post).
South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 became "Tommy Pier." Models used the wooden-planked pier as a catwalk to showcase the designer’s latest work. On Saturday, "Tommy Pier" will turn into a carnival complete with rides food and more that will be open to the public.
For a clever play on numbers, Refinery29 used an 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Bushwick in Brooklyn to create "29 Rooms" a super cool adult funhouse.