The September edition of the New York Fashion Week has been shortened to three days. The shows are facing numerous problems of organising digital shows in place of physical events due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) announced that the upcoming New York Fashion Week will be now from September 14 to 16. The Spring 2021 schedule is compressed as to fit all the shows in three days.
“We can fit the same amount of shows into three days because of no need for travel time in between the shows,” vice president of marketing and events for the CFDA Mark Beckham told WWD. He went on to clarify that the three-day schedule is just being proposed for this season, and no decision has yet been made about how to handle future New York Fashion Weeks.
Both Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors have announced that would not be participating this season. Kors joined luxury labels such as Gucci and Saint Laurent by announcing plans to move away from the traditional fashion calendar.