The closing party for the Tents at Bryant Park was sad, surprisingly so... I am not a huge fan of the location change to Lincoln Center. First of all, selling tickets to fashion shows? Ew. I understand the need to add a consumer element to the shows but I feel like it's unnecessary to turn front row at Rodarte to something you can buy on Ticketmaster. Only about a third of the shows were held at the tents this past season as they are all choosing to use other (more kickass) venues that allow more of a build-in and more freedom in production. I just don't see Threeasfour running out of Milk Studios for Damrosch Park (?) at Lincoln Center.
But aside from all of that, the Tents have been a part of MY NY since I've lived here. I moved here from Colorado with the vague idea that I wanted to "work in fashion" even though I really had no idea what that meant. When I was an intern at People's Revolution, the first show that I worked on was Costello Tagliapietra in the Promenade. I remember standing there feeling as though I had achieved something - I'm not sure what - but that by participating in the whole insanity that IS fashion week and by standing in the Tents, I was finally "working in fashion" and it made it all worth it.
So on that note, au revoir Bryant Park. It's been amazing.