TIMBERLAKE AT THE TENTS: William Rast, the brand backed by Justin Timberlake, will make its Bryant Park debut next month when it holds its spring show at the tents during New York Fashion Week. The show is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. And for those who might anticipate a concert, there won’t be one. A spokeswoman for William Rast said that while Timberlake is scheduled to be present at the show, there will be no performance. This will be the brand’s second show during fashion week in New York. The last show, in September, was held at the Roseland Ballroom when a Timberlake performance was rumored but never materialized, much to the anger of attendees.
Meanwhile, while some notable women’s designers are shying away from runway shows next month, early drafts of the fashion week calendar show a handful of men’s wear designers taking the leap from presentation to runway, or dedicating runways solely to their men’s collections for the first time. Richard Chai, Gilded Age, Antonio Azzuolo and Jurgen Oeltjenbruns are all scheduled to have men’s shows in February. Victor Glemaud is pairing up with Staerk for a single show. As reported, Calvin Klein will also hold its men’s show in New York, taking a break from the past several years in Milan.