Thursday, February 8, 2007

New York Fashion Week & The Tents

The New York Fashion Week has been held at the Bryant Park since 1993 where huge makeshift tents are erected to house three showrooms, cafes and bars, bathrooms, a business center and an exhibition space.

Each showroom has a catwalk/runway with special seatings for guests and a section for the press. The showrooms, called The Tent, The Salon and The Promenade, range in size from about 5,000 sq feet (455 sq meters) to 15,000 sq feet (1,394 sq meters).












The first photo (above) was taken late in the evening. You can see the tents have taken over most of the park. The second photo was taken earlier during the day. The generators (over a dozen of them) pipe heat into the tents because the temperature outside is below freezing.







9 comments:

Olivier said...

l'envers du decor est souvent moins 'fashion'. tres bonne idee.


the back of the decoration is often less “fashion”. very good idea.

angela said...

Love the way you've captured the energy and dynamism of the event. I've forgotten what big cities are like.
Angela

Carlos said...

Excellent reports Ming.

Dsole said...

Wow, Ming, you're doing great as a journalist! :)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

olivier, angela, carlos, dsole - thank you very much.

Tomorrow is the last day so I plan to go this afternoon and tomorrow to shoot some more pictures.

Dsole said...

hey Ming, that's a really hard question you asked me in Madrid DP!! Carlos (from Barcelona) and I wrote our comments there... ;)

Delta Movies said...

I like. The 'inside-scoop' from our hidden reporter on the ground!
sshhhh...

Wish I were there.

B.

Irredento Urbanita said...

when I see that huge white anaconda, I think sometimes we have to copy from Nature.

Keropok Man said...

singapore's just the opposite! they pump in cold cold air inside the tents.

they had some fashion show in tents like those in your picture in front of Takashimaya too.