New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has finally announced its schedule for September.
Set to take place from 13 to 16 September, the event will strictly adhere to the health and safety guidelines of the New York State, as confirmed by State Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The event will be a mixture of live and virtual fashion shows and presentations as the number of people for outdoor events has been capped at 50 and the indoor events will operate at only 50 per cent capacity sans audience members.
With most fashion and trade shows announcing cancellations, IMG Fashion Events Group, the organiser of NYFW, is all geared up to take all necessary precautions for the show to be a success.
Many designers and brands will be showcasing their collections digitally or physically without attendees as the who’s who of the fashion world are unlikely to risk attending the event at this time.
Cuomo commented, “The pandemic is far from over, but we’re proud to support event organiser IMG in moving forward with NYFW, in adherence with strict state public health guidance. Safety, as always, is our top priority and we commend the hosts, and all participating designers, for their innovative, New York Smart solutions to bring this event to life.”
The lineup consists of Tom Ford, Collina Strada, Chromat and Eckhaus Latta but many notable designers have withdrawn from this season’s presentations including Marc Jacobs, Christopher John Rogers, Telfar and Pyer Moss.