One of the biggest weeks in high fashion is less than a month away and with all of the new changes ahead, there’s much more to forecast than fashion trends.
New York Fashion Week Fall ’17 will be kicking off with a new energy as Calvin Klein men’s and women’s show moves to opening night. Tom Ford is also set to debut on night one with a star-studded show, so the NYFW festivities are sure to start off on a high note.
New York Fashion Week will be one day shorter this year, which means that Marc Jacobs will show on Wednesday, September 13 — and who can be mad about getting to see this season’s designs a day early? For the second year in a row, Tommy Hilfiger is skipping NYFW to host a Tommy x Gigi presentation during London Fashion Week on September 19. People attending both fashion weeks will have an extra day to rest up and travel in preparation — one of the benefits of a shorter NYFW this season.
Possibly the most surprising news is that Narcisco Rodriguez — a NYFW regular — will not be hosting a runway show during his usual Tuesday slot this year. Instead, the designer is shooting a lookbook and hosting private appointments with editors and buyers in his studio. This has been a popular trend among innovative fashion brands over the past years, but this is still an unexpected move for the minimalist fashion house. Ralph Lauren will be taking over Narcisco Rodriguez’s usual Tuesday slot with a see-now-buy-now men’s and women’s show plus dinner. The presentation will take place in the designer’s automotive garage in Bedford, New York.