Marc Jacobs forced to postpone New York Fashion Week show
Customs and deliveries delays have forced Marc Jacobs to postpone his autumn/winter 2013 show as 'Blizzard Nemo' threatens to wreak further havoc with the New York Fashion Week schedule.
New York Fashion Week designer Marc Jacobs has been forced to move his upcoming autumn/winter 2013 mainline show due to customs and deliveries delays.
"We're missing bags, shoes and two fabrics," Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy told WWD .
The delays mean Jacobs has had to move the show from its usual Monday night slot to the 8pm slot on Thursday February 14, the final day of New York Fashion Week.
The date change will mean many fashion editors, stylists and buyers will have to make the decision to either stay in the city for the highly-anticipated show or head to London for the start of London Fashion Week, which begins on Friday.
"Marc and I are extremely sorry for this inconvenience. We just want to have the best show possible and show all the product that our design team has been working on so hard for the last six months. We completely understand if people have to get on a plane to go to London. We're not expecting people to change those plans or other plans just for us. We are live streaming the show. Still, we recognise the significant inconvenience and are very sorry about the situation," said Duffy.
As a result of the delays, Jacobs has moved his Marc by Marc Jacobs show into the mainline's former slot, abandoning the scheduled Tuesday 4pm slot that was planned for the sister line.
New York is also bracing itself for 'Blizzard Nemo' which is set to blast the city with heavy snow, rain and high winds over the weekend and has already seen many flights to and from the Big Apple grounded. If the conditions worsen there is the possibility of shows being cancelled, although IMG, the owner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the Mayors' office, the NYPD, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Department of Sanitation are said to be in "constant contact" with one another to arrange contingency plans and ensure safety of attendees and models is foremost throughout the week.