New York Fashion Week: what to watch out for

The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week kicks off this Thursday, February 6, 2014, and here are some highlights and shows that will be missing from the lineup

The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week kicks off later this week so here's what you should be looking out for.

Running from February 6 to 13, 2014, the upcoming Autumn Winter shows are already generating plenty of buzz.

Alexander Wang

[left: A look from Alexander Wang's Spring 2014 collection ©AFP PHOTO/Joshua Lott]

Alexander Wang has announced he will be moving his show to Brooklyn. He's one of the first designers to take an on-schedule presentation out of Manhattan and over the East River, where the show is set to take place on Saturday evening, February 8, 2014, in the stunning glass Duggal Greenhouse space located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

In more runway moving news, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and Michael Kors are three of the names leading a mini-exodus of designers away from the central tents at Lincoln Center, the traditional home of the shows. Zac Posen has also joined the trend, announcing he'll be hosting his show in his Laight Street studio in Tribeca.

Rachel Zoe
The fashionista famed for styling some of the world's biggest celebrities and for her own namesake clothing line has canceled her show at New York Fashion Week. After three years of runway presentations, it's the first time she's taken the decision to move her show to Los Angeles, where she lives with her family, telling WWD,

"While I look forward to New York Fashion Week each season, I've made the difficult decision to move our Autumn Winter 2014 runway show from February 13, 2014, in New York to a later date in Los Angeles. As a new mother, my newborn son is too young to travel with me, and I'm unable to leave him for the amount of time required to appropriately prepare for the show in New York."

Jewelry brand Dannijo is set to create plenty of buzz on Thursday evening, February 6, 2014, with a spectacle that mixes boxing and ballet for its “Boxerina” Autumn Winter 2014 presentation. Working with the American Ballet Theatre's Nicola Curry, the brand commissioned a specially chorographed piece that will see seven ballerinas performing draped in Dannijo pieces.

Using crowdsourcing service Olapic, photos tagged with #boxerina will appear automatically on, and a documentary video with a voiceover by famed boxing photographer Neil Leifer will also appear to help commemorate the event. - AFP RELAXNEWS