Fashion’s Night Out No More
If that one night in September when fashion lovers across the tri-state area swarmed the streets of New York for Fashion’s Night Out festivities was among your go-to events, we’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news… Fashion’s Night Out will not be on the agenda this year in the U.S.
Since its first year in 2009, FNO had expanded to 500 U.S. cities and was championed by Anna Wintour, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the CFDA in hopes of breathing new life into retail during the recession. The decision has been made not to bring the event back in 2013, although it will continue in select international cities.
According to The Associated Press, “there was grumbling from some stores and designers that it cost money they weren’t sure they saw back in sales.”
Keep your eyes peeled for other events featuring free sweets and bubbly, and opportunities to rub elbows with celebs in Soho… but for now, it’s RIP FNO.