With the collections hitting Bryant Park for the last time (please, Mayor Bloomberg, don't make us hoof it to the Javits Center), we're armed and ready for the season's big changes.
London calling: One of Fashion Week's hottest invites will be missing this season. Marc by Marc Jacobs is now showing across the pond, coinciding with the opening of the designer's new flagship store.
Model down! Runway favorite Gemma Ward is skipping the season to shoot The Black Balloon with Toni Collette. We're not saying Ward was typecast or anything, but she is playing a pretty young thing. Couldn't she work in a coal mine?
Target hawker Isaac Mizrahi makes his grand comeback with a new collection and show on Monday, February 5, at 475 Tenth Avenue, near 36th Street.
Jeremy Scott is moving his often ridiculous, always outrageous show back to Paris, where he debuted in '97. We'll miss the strip-club after-party.
After first canceling his show (his "goods" didn't arrive on time), Stephen Burrows is now hosting a fall press preview. Tara Subkoff and Trovata shows, however, aren't rising from the dead. Trovata split earlier this year citing "creative differences."
Looking forward to Alexandre Plokhov's military-inspired clothes at Cloak? Well, you're out of luck. The designer shuttered the label in '06, but rumors of a women's line persist.
Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti will help fill some of the gaps in the schedule. The designer reportedly swapped cities, leaving Milan at the advice of Anna Wintour.
The new girl of the week, Agyness Dean, will be the not-so-surprise guest D.J. at this Saturday's MisShapes party. Dean's band, Tyger Picks, just scored a record deal.
The skinniest girl of them all, Snejana Onopka, is sitting out the New York shows. Onopka, often touted as an example of too thin models, is rumored to be difficult to work with. Officially, she's staying at home and out of the headlines until the European shows begin.
Harvey Weinstein favorite Marchesa his girlfriend, Georgina Chapman, is one of the designers will be showing a smaller presentation this week. Perhaps last season's show, which featured unfinished hems and loose threads, was too stressful for Chapman and co-designer Keren Craig?