Since the last fashion week, last February, when the coronavirus had just started and the epicenter was Milan, fashion was affected and many of the scheduled shows had to be canceled.
It is so what in the four cities where fashionismo is the protagonist -New York, London, Milan and Paris- the modifications they will make due to COVID-19 were notorious. And the Big Apple, which opens the calendar, will be the one that will set the course
As reported by the Council of Fashion Designers of the United States (CFDA), one of the first changes that was made was to shorten the calendar, and all the parades can be seen in a span of three days, instead of seven or eight as is tradition. These are programmed to take place from September 13 to 16.
“We can include the same number of shows in three days because you don’t need time to travel between shows,” CFDA vice president of marketing and events Mark Beckham told WWD.
On safety and hygiene measures to host the parades, State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the event must strictly comply with all sanitary regulations of the area, including temperature control and tests for admission, limited staff and face always covered with masks. Further, if the parade is abroad They will be limited to 50 spectators and indoors with a capacity of 50% and without an audience.
“The pandemic is far from over, but we are proud to support the event organizer in moving forward with NYFW, meeting strict state public health guidelines. Safety, as always, is our top priority and we congratulate the hosts and all participating designers for their innovative solutions to bring this event to life”Said the governor of New York.
Beckham also clarified that due to the economic crisis that the textile sector is going through worldwide, some firms will have to skip this season, although the participants will be able to include their shows in the official calendar for free.
The designers who present their collection during these three fashion days They will do it using Runway360, a platform created by the CFDA, that allows brands control the time and format of your shows.
As for the calendar, the week will start on September 13 with Jason Wu and a virtual fashion experience from Harlem’s Fashion Row, and will end on September 16 with Tom Ford, president of the CFDA. Other participants include Alabama Chanin, Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carolina Herrera, Chromat, Claudia Li, Dennis Basso, Eckhaus Latta, Jonathan Simkhai, LaQuan Smith, Marchesa and Marchesa Notte, Naeem Khan, Nicole Miller, Verónica Beard and Zero + Maria Cornejo.
Those who will be for the first time this fashion week will be: Aknvas, Anne Klein, Colleen Allen, Dur Doux, Duncan, Frederick Anderson, Frère, Imitation of Christ, Oak & Acorn, Theophilio, Venicew, Wiederhoeft and Wolk Morais.
However, this year has great absentees on the catwalk, as Marc jacobs which will not present its collection like Michael Kors, who announced that he will do a digital event in the month of October and thus expand its brand. As well as Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler, Brandon Maxwell and Prabal Gurung will be off the calendar.