The organisers of New York Fashion Week are taking a tougher stance on ticketing for the upcoming round of autumn/winter 2014 shows in a bid to remove the "zoo" like atmosphere created by attendees whose fashion connections are "tenuous at best", the Wall Street Journal reports.
"It was becoming a zoo," said Catherine Bennett, senior vice president and managing director at IMG Fashion Events and Properties, who oversee the bi-annual event. "What used to be a platform for established designers to debut their collections to select media and buyers has developed into a cluttered, often cost-prohibitive and exhausting period for our industry to effectively do business."
Press accreditation guidelines will be tightened and guest lists reduced by 20 per cent to ensure that all of those attending are "of value to the designers." This means it's likely that the multitude of bloggers who have littered shows for the last few years will be significantly reduced.( Read more...Collapse )SOURCEgood riddance tbqh