Among the growing list of designers choosing to let go of the normative fashion show culture, Michael Kors is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.
Announcing his decision to not be a part of the New York Fashion Week this fall, Michael Kors also added the fact that he will forgo making the pre-fall and resort collections henceforth, bringing the number down to two seasons: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.
The brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was set to be showcased at this edition of New York Fashion Week, scheduled to take place in the week of 14 September.
However, Michael might not completely cancel his presentations of collections as he plans to hold one sometime between mid-October and mid-November but the format is still being considered.
Michael Kors, the American designer of his eponymous label, explained in a statement, “It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community about the calendar, from Giorgio Armani to Dries Van Noten to Gucci to YSL to major retailers around the globe, about ways in which we can slow down the process and improve the way we work.”
The American luxury, pret-e-porter and fashion accessories label has over 550 stores worldwide and is owned by Capri Holdings (formerly known as Michael Kors Holdings).
Michael Kors founded Capri Holdings which now has a large portfolio of luxury brands like Versace, Jimmy Choo and Alberto Gozzi.