Fashion Week Shifts to CFDA “American Collections Calendar”


As the official chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Tom Ford has announced the “American Collections Calendar,” which will allow for a more flexible show schedule, so designers can reveal their new lines at any time — specifically, on the CFDA’s virtual platform Runway360. The “American Collections Calendar” will be released twice a year, and you’ll see brands on the list under release dates that do not fall within February’s pre-determined New York Fashion Week (February 14 to 17). Many fashion forces such as Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Ralph Lauren have already chosen to show later in the season. But that’s not to say Fashion Week, which is run by entertainment brand IMG separately, is not important.

“The heart of the ‘American Collections Calendar’ will always be New York Fashion Week. This is not about dismissing or abandoning NYFW.”


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