The changes to the New York Fashion Week landscape just keep on coming!
The latest: WME | IMG has acquired MADE Fashion Week, which started in 2009 to support emerging designers. Each season, MADE Fashion Week holds about 30 runway shows and presentations at Milk Studios in downtown Manhattan during the bi-annual Fashion Week in New York City.
Under the acquisition, MADE Fashion Week will continue to operate as its own entity, with its leadership team overseeing day-to-day operations. It will align with WME | IMG and its resources in hopes of providing more opportunities for its designers and partners.
"MADE has been a platform that supports creative vanguards in fashion, music, technology and culture and makes their work possible," MADE Fashion Week founder Keith Baptista said in a press release. "As part of the WME | IMG family, MADE will expand its reach and remain on the front line of fostering new talent and encouraging bold new voices."
The New York Fashion Week and MADE Fashion Week events spotlighting trends for spring 2016 will be Sept. 10-17.
Photo: A men's presentation at MADE Fashion Week in New York City. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette