MADE Gives New York Fashion Week A Much Needed Facelift
Jeremy Scott and Miley Cyrus at MADE Fashion Week
MADE Fashion Week’s co-founder and co-owner Keith Baptista says that fashion editors and fans are calling for an updated and more authentic fashion experience, which they could no longer get in New York. This is where MADE comes in. Famous for putting a premium on creativity and talent over commercial gain, it is bound to add a gritty new side to NYFW. The question now, however, is whether MADE Fashion Week will become as commercialized and profit-driven––and therefore, stale––as NYFW? Without MADE, where will young designers go for free makeup and show space?
MADE’s owners Baptista, Jenné Lombardo and Mazdack Rassi insist that the team will still promote the “creative hub” at MADE and will use its newfound resources from WME-IMG to finance more shows globally. It seems that with NYFW’s move, more opportunities will be provided for newbie designers to make their debut into the industry. For NYFW, on the other hand, MADE is sure to completely reinvent it and give it a face that we’ve never seen at Lincoln Center.