NYFW Returns & Requires Proof of Vaccination for In-Person Attendees

Rebecca Minkoff: NYFW Fall 2020
Rebecca Minkoff: NYFW Fall 2020

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) will still be taking place in person from September 8th through the 12th however there are new guidelines due to the Covid-19 Delta variant. Per the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)’s announcement and in accordance with the City of New York’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate previously announced, it is their directive that all New York Fashion Week events require proof of vaccination for any guests, staff members or individuals on-site.

“Following IMG’s announcement of a vaccination requirement at NYFW: The Shows, we encourage the broader industry to follow suit as it is imperative to place the safety of guests and those working events in the highest priority. We will be closely following updates and recommendations from the CDC, New York State and City, and will be releasing further detailed guidelines in mid-August.”

Issued by CFDA

The CFDA has worked closely with IMG, producer of the official centralized NYFW event (NYFW: The Shows) to create a unified Official New York Fashion Week Schedule. As of now the September schedule features 91 the best of American and international fashion talent. The week will kick off with Ulla Johnson and close with Tom Ford. Other highlights include the return to New York City of Thom Browne and Altuzarra, as well as anniversary collections from Carolina Herrera and Rachel Comey.

The schedule also features Michael Kors, Gabriela Hearst, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Sergio Hudson, Coach, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Brandon Maxwell, Zero Maria Cornejo, Markarian, Telfar, Khaite, Staud, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kevan Hall, Victor Glemaud, and Rebecca Minkoff.

Additionally, International designers and brands including Moschino by Jeremy Scott, Peter Dundas of Dundas, and Peter Do are joining the New York Fashion Week roster this season. Further NYFW highlights include 2021 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists Hanifa, Willy Chavarria, LaQuan Smith, Eckhaus Latta, KHIRY, Batsheva, Theophilio, Studio 189, House of Aama, and Kenneth Nicholson; New York Men’s Day; and the launch of the IMG Fashion Alliance supporting 11 American designers showing during New York Fashion Week for the next three seasons.

The American Collections Calendar, CFDA’s response and support to designers debuting collections outside traditional market week dates, includes the Christian Siriano and Harlem’s Fashion Row runway shows on Tuesday, September 7th.

View the Official NYFW Schedule here.

The shows and presentations will continue to be presented via RUNWAY360, CFDA’s centralized digital hub and business tool. The RUNWAY360 platform supports American fashion brands year-round, especially during New York Fashion’s women’s, men’s, pre-collections and bridal markets with their domestic and international businesses and global exposure. To learn more please visit: https://runway360.cfda.com/.

For more information from CFDA on NYFW please visit: https://cfda.com/nyfw.

About CFDA:

The CFDA owns and organizes the Fashion Calendar and official New York Fashion Week schedule. Since the CFDA acquired the Fashion Calendar in 2014, it has put in place a formal application process for designer inclusion on the Official Schedule.


Source: CFDA, IMG, The Shows