It was finally announced that the annual New York Fashion Week (NYFW), which generates $900 million each year for New York City, will now be allowed to host the fashion shows from September 13th through the 17th but with new restrictions due to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York Fashion Week can return however the runways will be subject to numerous safety measures to protect against the coronavirus, including holding shows outside or without an audience. Per Cuomo, these new safety precautions include holding shows outdoors with audiences being capped at 50 people. Also, no spectators will be allowed for indoor runway shows, which will also be limited to 50% capacity.
There are a lot of pieces to the planning puzzle of NYFW’s new show formats and the safety precautions that need to be put in place since Cuomo’s announcement. Per the press release, this year’s NYFW will feature more virtual events, including “live-streamed runway shows, exclusive designer-related content and cultural programming as well.
Currently, Fashion Week Online (FWO) has their schedule for NYFW which include FDLA Digital | Virtual Catwalk and Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) supported shows here: https://fashionweekonline.com/new-york/schedule.
As previously reported, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced their shows would be cut to 3 days due to the pandemic. For CFDA’s NYFW Setepmber 14th – 16th event info and their COVID-19 updates for the shows please visit: https://cfda.com/fashion-calendar/important-dates/upcoming.
The NYFW event powered by The SOCIETY, which provides a unique fashion experience (outside of the normal Spring Studios shows) with Fashion Designers, entertainment, and shows all under one roof will also be returning from September 10th through the 13th. For more information please visit: https://thesocietyfashionweek.com/fashion-week-dates/new-york-september/.
There are still several shows and events that are TBD after this announcement. We will keep you all informed as NYFW gets closer.
Source: NYFW, CFDA, FWO, CNBC, The SOCIETY
Photo Source: Margaret Garrison NYFW September 2019