Photo courtesy of The Fifth Avenue Association
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The Fifth Avenue Association announced that for the first time ever, Fifth Avenue will be a host to the iconic New York Fashion Week (NYFW), serving as a vibrant location for fashion week events and offering brands and designers a chance to present their collections.
“We are thrilled to welcome New York Fashion Week to Fifth Avenue as we celebrate and support one of the largest revenue-generating events for the fashion industry – and what better place than on Fifth Avenue, the heart of global fashion and luxury shopping,” said Jerome Barth, President, Fifth Avenue Association. “We look forward to being home to emerging designers and top talent this year and beyond.”
The three-story venue, located at 608 Fifth Avenue, sits between East 48th and 49th Street and is across from Saks Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. The venue will be transformed into a space with a runway as well as presentation and activations spaces for brands and designers. The space will also be outfitted with state-of-the-art lighting, staging and sound to help bring the designers’ visions to life.
“This September’s New York Fashion Week promises to amplify the immense creativity of the American fashion industry,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. “New York City is not only an evergreen inspiration to our talented designers but also the ideal setting for the week. CFDA welcomes Fifth Avenue, with its storied history of providing a home to so many iconic fashion brands, to NYFW.”
New York Fashion Week on Fifth (#NYFWonFifth) will be available for events on Sept. 8-12 2021. Further details will be announced at a later date.