The Big Apple returns to the forefront of fashion by unveiling the women’s collections P/E 2020. The first New York fashion week of the Tom Ford era delivers on the promises made by the Texan designer new president of the Cfda-Council of fashion designers of America.
The calendar of the event has been reduced and concentrated in 5 days (compared to at least 7 days of past editions), receiving positive feedback from the press and users of social networks. The event officially begins today with three late afternoon shows: Telfar, Tomo Koizumi (last year’s phenomenon) and Jeremy Scott, but coming alive starting tomorrow.
An average of 13 fashion shows a day that balances established, emerging and debutante brands. Absent names are few (Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Rodarte), those present represent the DNA of the star-and-stripe establishment: Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and, of course, Tom Ford. Back in the Big Apple also Tommy Hilfiger who will unveil his collection ‘see now-buy now’ #TommyXZendaya, made in collaboration with the actress Zendaya, at the Apollo Theater. An appointment has not changed: to close the week will be, as usual, Marc Jacobs Wednesday at 6 pm.
The Row, Proenza Schouler, Coach 1941, Anna Sui, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Gabriela Hearst, Brandon Maxwell, Longchamp and Christian Siriano are also on the call. During the days of Nyfw will also parade the proposals of the Italian label Chiara Boni La Petite Robe and the line of Rihanna Savage x Fenty, the show of the underwear collection will then be broadcast on September 20 on Amazon Prime Video.
A few days ago, the Cfda also welcomed 4 new members to the board in the name of diversity that is taking hold in the international fashion system. Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White and first colour creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear, Jamaican-born British designer Carly Cushnie, The Haitian-American winner of cfda, will join the US association. Fashion Fund Kerby Jean-Raymond and Chilean designer Maria Cornejo, already active in the field of sustainability.