As the official chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Tom Ford has introduced the “American Collections Calendar,” which is able to permit for a extra versatile present schedule, so designers can reveal their new strains at any time — particularly, on the CFDA’s digital platform Runway360. The “American Collections Calendar” will probably be launched twice a 12 months, and you will see manufacturers on the listing underneath launch dates that don’t fall inside February’s pre-determined New York Fashion Week (February 14 to 17). Many style forces reminiscent of Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Ralph Lauren have already chosen to indicate later within the season, and will probably be included on the CFDA’s official launch of Fashion Week dates. But that is to not say NYFW: The Shows, which is run by leisure model IMG individually, isn’t necessary.
“The heart of the ‘American Collections Calendar’ will always be New York Fashion Week. This is not about dismissing or abandoning NYFW.”
“The ‘American Collections Calendar’ is really going to bring all the American shows and presentations together in that calendar. The heart of the ‘American Collections Calendar’ will always be New York Fashion Week. This is not about dismissing or abandoning NYFW. NYFW is the heart, it’s the soul, it’s the foundation of this new modern way of thinking which is really reflective of how the business is operating today,” Steven Kolb, chief government officer of the CFDA, instructed WWD. He confirmed the CFDA carried out a research a number of years in the past on the way forward for Fashion Week, during which it was decided that style designers ought to debut collections every time is finest for the model, from a enterprise perspective. While the designers exhibiting Feb. 14-17 haven’t but been revealed, watch this house for the official launch of the “American Collections Calendar” subsequent week, which Ford and Kolb promise will nonetheless embrace spots for rising expertise. So sure, to not fear — New York Fashion Week is certainly nonetheless a factor.