It's been a fun four years, but nothing lasts forever: New York Fashion Week will be leaving its Lincoln Center home after the February 2015 edition, according to city website Gothamist. The show moved in to the Upper West Side space after outgrowing its previous home base in midtown's Bryant Park in 2010.
The move is reportedly due to the event's spillover into nearby (public) Damrosch Park. Trees were cut down and flower beds razed to make space for the fashion show, and NYC Park Advocates (and others) argued that the city was letting Lincoln Center use the space illegally. Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chan ruled agreed, ordering Fashion Week to vacate the premises and remove all tents and equipment from the park.
The story notes that a permanent Fashion Week home is currently being constructed in Hudson Yards, but it will not be ready until 2018.
"As the fashion industry continues to evolve, IMG has been actively looking for a new home for NYFW that gives our designers and partners the best possible environment to share their creative visions," a spokesperson from the International Management Group, which runs Fashion Week, said in a statement. "We look forward to sharing more details on our new home soon."