New York FW14 live streaming overview

As the fashion pack disguise the bags under their eyes by applying smokey eyeshaddow, here's our overview of the live streaming from New York this Fall/Winter 2014 season.


Above: Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week highlights

87 shows live streamed this season, of which 62 were from the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week stream, while the rest were from other sources such as the designer's own website. Last season 93 shows live streamed, while previous to this it was 86.


The biggest scalp in terms of live streams this season was the lack of live stream from Milk Studios. This was a huge surprise when we found this out as they've always embraced live streaming and have live streamed every season that CatwalkLive has existed.

Despite this, it's been a decent season for live streams. There was the potential for a lot of upset live streaming-wise due to the exodus of designers from the Lincoln Center, but fortunately most live streamed for their new venues.

This season saw two anniversaries; 40 years of DVF, who duly celebrated with pre-show interviews and video packages, and 25 years of Donna Karan who, for some reason, decided not to live stream.

Making up for Milk's lack of streams, there were a few additions, including Douglas Hannant, Hugo Boss, and Moncler.

In terms of problems, Jenny Packham announced that they were live streaming on New York Fashion Week Live, then on the morning of the stream announced it was going to be on their website, and then, as The Fashion Spot members noted, they removed this announcement. Lots of people missed out on the live stream as a result. Lots of people had problems with Marc by Marc Jacobs freezing and refreshing, too.

Overall it was a good showing from New York. London is looking to be a strong season with live streams coming from lots of extra venues - at last. I'd like to think this is thanks to my constant moaning via Twitter and email.

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