More designers ditch NY fashion shows, but Timberlake will take to the tents
New York Fashion Week has lost two more designers from its catwalk schedule, but has gained Justin Timberlake.
Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan are the latest design houses to announce that they will not be staging runway shows during the city’s week of style, with both ditching the tents in favour of smaller, more intimate, showroom presentations.
They join a growing list of names to drop out of Bryant Park, NY Fashion Week’s official venue, including Betsey Johnson and Vera Wang, while in London Alice Temperley has also announced that she will not present a catwalk show for autumn/winter ’09.
However, Bryant Park has gained a new attendee, in the shape of Justin Timberlake’s fashion label, William Rast.
The label will make it’s debut at the New York tents in February, although attendees shouldn’t hold out hope for an impromptu performance from its superstar founder.
A spokesman for the fashion house confirmed that Timberlake would be presenting at the show, but would categorically not be singing.