Fashionista’s are flocking to the West Side of New York City this week for Mercedes-Benz 2011 New York Fashion Week being held at Lincoln Center. Since New York Fashion Week moved to Lincoln Center, the event has become more accessible to fans now that designers are giving the public front-row seats. It’s expected that Fashion Week will draw some 230,000 people to wander among the fashionable tents at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park this week and next. Fashion Week kicks off its second season at the new venue with a bang when thousands of fashion industry professionals will gather to see over 85 of the world’s most established as well as up-and-coming designers present their Collections for the Fall 2011 season.
New York Fashion generates $773 million in economic activity in support of the City’s fashion industry. “The fashion industry is a vital part of our City’s economy, providing more than 175,000 jobs and generating billions of dollars in wages for New Yorkers annually,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We were determined to work with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IMG Fashion to identify a location for Fashion Week that would allow it to grow and thrive in New York City, and we could not have arrived at more ideal location than Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.” The move to Lincoln Center was a good one for the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week as the new space is bigger and will accommodate larger crowds.
West Side’s Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts is at the heart of one of most anticipated runway shows anywhere with more than 80 designers presenting their Fall 2011 collections including Hervé Léger, Narcisco Rodriguez, Herve Leger, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson, Tory Burch, and Betsey Johnson.
Lincoln Center has long been a center for creativity. It grew out of unprecedented support that began in 1955 after the Lincoln Square area was designated for urban renewal. The Center opened in May of 1959 and was hailed as “great cultural adventure” by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The plan of Lincoln Center was “envisioned as the largest and most ambitious of any performing arts complex in the world” and having both educational and performing arts institutions in one location was considered a very radical idea at the time.
Since it’s opening in 1957 Lincoln Center has housed leading institutions of American culture such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Philharmonic, The Juilliard School, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Theater, School of American Ballet (home of the New York City Ballet) and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Because of programs such as Live From Lincoln Center, millions of people are able to experience the magic of Lincoln Center.
What does art smell like? Is it the rustling of ballet tutus and ladies’ evening gowns at the Ballet or the Opera? Does it smell like notes from the Chamber Orchestra or the Philharmonic or hot Jazz from Lincoln Center? Does it smell like New York Fashion Week? The answer is yes to all.
Perfumer Michael Almairac has created a scent that is a full-bodied fragrance with rhythms of its own. Bond No. 9 tells us that this scent is a “melodious full-bodied coloratura perfume, with dark-light, high-low, and sweet-sharp floral and woody notes”. West Side is composed of rose, ylang ylang, peony, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, musk. This popular fragrance is a woody oriental scent that can be worn by both men and women.
The naming of this Bond No. 9 fragrance could not have been more apropos, since “West Side” represents the locale of the famous music and arts complex and now the center of the New York fashion world. It should gain even more popularity now as more fashionistas come to learn about this Bond No. 9 unisex scent. This is the scent of New York’s West Side. – Raphaella
We reviewed West Side by Bond No. last week and we visited the neighborhood of West Side. Please see our full article and review below.
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