CFDA Announces Launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a dedicated men’s fashion week in New York.
It’s been talked about but now it’s official. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a standalone showcase for American men’s fashion. Skylight Clarkson Sq will serve as the official home of New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Kicking off with the Spring 2016 collections, the event is scheduled to run July 13-16, 2015. CFDA, which owns the Fashion Calendar, will organize the biannual initiative aligned with New York Men’s Market Week.
CFDA Board Member Tommy Hilfiger was an early champion of New York Fashion Week: Men’s and will take part in the inaugural event. Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, Public School, Billy Reid, Todd Snyder, Michael Bastian, Ovadia & Sons, Robert Geller, Duckie Brown, Patrik Ervell, Timo Weiland and Kent and Curwen are also among those participating in New York Fashion Week: Men’s, with more names to be confirmed.
“American menswear has never been stronger or more creative. There are many reasons the CFDA is launching New York Fashion Week: Men’s,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA.
“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. The effort to create standalone men’s shows is not just backed by CFDA and participating designers, but also by the American editors and retailers who have contributed as we have built this, and they will continue to be involved in our planning.”
New York Fashion Week: Men’s will be presented by Amazon’s fashion sites – including Amazon Fashion, East Dane, and MyHabit – with additional support Shinola.