What do Christian Dior and Brooklyn have in common? The exclusive design label has decided to show their 2015 Pre-Spring Cruise Collection at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It isn't quite the couture setting we would have imagined that Dior would have chosen, especially coming from seasons upon seasons in Paris. Keeping an open mind, designers do seem to be switching it up a bit these days.
However, Christian Dior goes one step further by encouraging invited guests to attend with a ferry to whisk them to and from Manhattan and then a car service which will be made available as part of the package. The fashion presentation will take place on May 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Another designer who has decided to drift away from the same seasonal setting is Alexander Wang. He debuted his Fall 2014 Collection in Brooklyn during Fashion Week in February. It is a tough one to get used to but it certainly does not take away from the pieces.
This is a far cry from the streets of Paris but more realistic as Christian Dior tries to portray the influence of New York City in his newly created resort pieces. After all, isn't it all about the clothing and not the setting?