Yesterday, The CFDA hosted a super secretive, invitation-only breakfast to hash out some plans and address the remaining goals before the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's kicks off this summer, according to WWD.
The major note that came out of the meeting, according to sources close to the situation and filtered through WWD (lmao I'm Chris Broussard now), is that the CFDA is still looking to bring on one more major sponsor alongside the Amazon Fashion conglomerate and Shinola (a Four Pins favorite) that will lead the charge. The CFDA also apparently previewed the logos for the event, which are orange and blue and wants to bring in some "ambassadors," which is just fancy talk for celebrities.
We learned last month that the venue would be Skylight Clarkson Square and the dates would be July 13th through 16th, but now we finally know how the CFDA plans on using the space: "[We expect] to have about 20 shows in two venue rooms that can be configured in different ways to accommodate up to 450 people." Yes, even more news: New York Men's Day, the maybe catalyst to all this even happening in the first place, will be held on Monday July 13th, with the traditional runways shows running the 14th through 16th and the trade shows (Capsule, Liberty, Project and MRket) taking place a week after everything wraps.
It sounds like a lot of planning is still happening as we speak, so there will obviously be a lot more news to come. But with the lineup of brands on board thus far featuirng Orley, Ovadia & Sons, Public School, Calvin Klein and others, the event has already gained a ton of momentum.