Tuesday, February 6, 2007

New York Fashion Week & The Crowd

According the the Mayor's Office, the biannual New York Fashion Week generates 150,000 jobs for more than 15,400 businesses in the city, especially those involved in the hospitality, garment, transportation, entertainment, and service industries. The economic impact of the fashion shows alone is estimated to be around $177 million annually. That does not include the additional millions of dollars generated from wholesale apparel merchandising that takes place after the shows are over.













These photos examplify the fashionable crowd that congregate outside of the Bryant Park tents before and after the fashion shows. Only invited guests and fashion industry people are allowed inside the tents. The rest of us, mere mortals, have to wait outside to see what everyone is wearing.


9 comments:

Olivier said...

surprenant cet impact $177 million c'est enorme. Je ne pensais pas que c'etait aussi important pour la ville de NYC


surprising this impact $177 million it is enormous. I did not think that it was also important for the town of NYC

Dsole said...

New yorkers always are very proud of its fashion.. and for you it's a main thing (well, we can't just say that for everyone in NY)... I learned it thanks to Carrie Bradshaw! :) I loved those 4 women!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

olivier - the $177 million was from last year's shows.

dsole - not all New Yorkers are fashionable, including me. But I do love fashion, along with architecture and industrial/furniture design.

I love Carrie Bradshaw too!! And even though it is a tv-show, I know a lot of girls who are like her, ie. her situation with BIG, her shoe addiction, her career, etc.

luggi said...

Very interesting series!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Thanks, luiggi. LA has its own fashion week too, I think.

Annie said...

They sure do look different, dress different, from Arkansawyers.

Keropok Man said...

pple in singapore certainly do not dress like that! LOL

angela said...

Are skateboards de rigueur for the fashion conscious New Yorker? :-)
Angela

Ming_the_Merciless said...

angela - only among the 16 to 21-year olds. :-)