NYFW will go ahead in September with strict precautions, confirmed by governor Andrew Cuomo.
The event will take place from September 13 to September 17 and will follow measures given by New York State health and safety guidelines. The number of people at outdoor events will be 50 and indoor events at 50 percent capacity with no spectators.
“New York City is the fashion capital of the world and New York Fashion Week celebrates the ingenuity of this city, and our unmatched creative talent,” Cuomo said in a statement. “When Covid-19 hit New York, so many of our cherished events were forced to cancel or be postponed.” He continued: “The pandemic is far from over, but we’re proud to support event organizer 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.”
In April, New York was the epicenter of the US’ Covid-19 pandemic with around one-third of all cases reported in the country.