CFDA Releases First Summer Fashion Week Calendar

The CFDA has released the calendar for the first New York Fashion Week in Summer with only a few large brands showing during the week.

According to an article on WWD, the CFDA has released the calendar for the first New York Fashion Week in Summer. The calendar only has a few large brands, though. Other brands are said to be showing during the week but those are their usual resort shows anyway.

Earlier this year in January, the CFDA announced it may have a New York Fashion Week during the summer and winter to bring brands back to New York. Many large brands have left New York to show their collections in Paris and Los Angeles.

The first New York Fashion Week calendar has been released. The event will be held from Sunday, June 3rd to Thursday June 7th but only a few brands will show collections during the week Alexander Wang being one of the only large brands to show. CEO Steven Kolb did, however, say that Saint Laurent would be showing a collection in New York on June 6th but not for the fashion week calendar.

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Kolb released a statement saying,

we respond to what the industry wants, right? We don’t sit here at CFDA and decide what’s right or wrong. We service the designers, we service the industry. So when there is a swell of interest in an idea, we pursue that idea. We react, and of course, we strategize and are proactive. We did this, because we met here in January. I met with brands — big brands — and only one of them is there.

Other brands said they’d show resort collections including Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, and more. Although, resort collections are usually shown from May to July anyway.

Earlier this year in January Kolb said there were other brand shirts interested in showing during the first New York Fashion Week in Summer. There are now, however, not many brands showing during the week to which Kolb said, “the commitment for the shift is limited. I’m not sure why that is.”

Brands may not be showing during the week because it’s new. Editors from international magazines may not travel to review the shows with such a small amount of large brands. Then, there are other events being held in New York that weekend. Ateliers will have to work that weekend, which they usually do during New York Fashion Week in February and September, but might not want to during the summer.

As for if brands will show during the first New York Fashion Week in Summer, we’ll just have to wait and see.

So, what do you think? Will more brands show during the first New York Fashion Week in Summer? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.


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