The show must go on! The snowstorm Nemo that dumped at least 3 feet of snow in some parts of the northeast is no match for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The shows continue at the NYFW venue at Lincoln Center on Saturday February 9 at their scheduled time. The organizers were worried about that the tent structure will not be able to withstand the heavy snow accumulation, but in Manhattan the snow reached just under a foot, with heavier accumulations in Long Island, where 27 inches fell in Stony Brook.
On Friday, IMG Fashion, the organizer of the show told reporters that they plan to bring in additional crew to help with snow, ice and salt maintenance, increase interior heating and add a precautionary extra layer of tenting for the protection of the venue. The IMG spokesperson also said that they are prepared and there was never a plan to reschedule the shows.
The majority of Fashion Week shows take place in huge, temporary tents at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side, with some fashion designers utilizing satellite venues around the city.
On Saturday, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Jill Stuart, Monique Lhuillier, Ruffian, Lacoste and Rafael Cennamo are some of the designers scheduled to present their Fall 2013 collections.
The blizzard is still posing trouble for the commuters as some of the air, rail and bus services around the Tri -state area still remain affected. Three of New York's busiest airports resumed limited service Saturday morning. Logan International Airport in Boston and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, remained closed.