Following in the footsteps of London and Paris, the New York City is getting its own dedicated men's fashion week. There have been talks about this happening for some time, as early as last summer, and then again in the fall when reports surfaced that CFDA was seeking sponsors to make the week a reality. Now, finally, the CFDA has officially announced that the first New York Fashion Week: Men's will happen this coming July.
"American menswear has never been stronger or more creative," says Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. "There are many reasons the CFDA is launching New York Fashion Week: Men’s. It gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry."
London was one of the first cities to dedicate an entire weekend to menswear fashion, and launched London Collections: Men in January 2012. Other world cities such as Singapore, Vancouver, and Los Angeles followed suit, and Paris promotes its men's runway shows as a part of its regular Fashion Week schedule. New York as a city has always been very supportive of the menswear segment of the industry, so the establishment of New York Fashion Week: Men's is only natural.
Brands who will show at the four-day affair include classic American labels Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors, and Rag & Bone, to name a few. There are also a few NYC-based labels who currently show their men's collections as part of the womenswear schedule, such as Public School and Duckie Brown, who are said to be obviously "psyched."
New York Fashion Week: Men’s will take place at at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in West SoHo from July 13 to 16, 2015. Visit the CFDA website for a full rundown of brands that will show and more information on the event.
[via Dazed Digital]