AM New York looks ahead to NY Fashion Week and its economic impact on the city:
Last year, the twice-annual Fashion Week generated $865 million for the city, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and brought in more than 200,000 visitors. Samantha Lin, editor-in-chief of the blog Fashion Indie, said the event — which runs from Thursday through September 13 — involves a broad swath of city industries, not just clothing makers.
“Not only does it involve fashion industry professionals, it involves creative artists, charities, stimulates the food and beverage industry, hospitality industry, brand sponsorship industries, and tourism,” she said.
New York City is the center of fashion. Learn about NYCEDC’s initiatives to maintain and enhance the City’s position as the global leader in fashion, including Project Pop-Up NYC, a competition that promotes emerging and innovative NYC-based fashion retailers and fashion-related technology companies.
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