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Alexander Wang just made one of those moves that causes a record to screech to a halt while everyone looks at him with their "are you serious?" faces: He confirmed that he'll show in Brooklyn this New York Fashion Week on Saturday, February 8, a.k.a. the busiest day of fashion week.
All Wang told WWD in an email that "we found this incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season's creative concept." That space is this giant shining beacon of eco-friendly light, the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 20 minute walk from the F train as the Google Maps flies. Sometimes Beyoncé secretly rehearses there.
Wang certainly isn't the first in the fashion industry to cross the East River (or ask others to cross over to them). Rachel Comey showed in Brooklyn with an intimate dinner last season, for example. But Comey isn't fashun fashion, but a fringe cult-favorite with a huge following. She could even be considered Brooklyn's champion designer from the get-go. Wang, on the other hand, is more of an industry bellwether.
His move away from Pier 94 on Manhattan's west side, coupled with DVF, Michael Kors, and Vera Wang's move away from Lincoln Center hopefully means February is gearing up to host a very interesting fashion week.
· Alexander Wang Moving Show to Brooklyn [WWD]
· DVF, Michael Kors Might Be Ditching Lincoln Center [Racked]