The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has released the preliminary schedule for the September 2019 shows of New York Fashion Week. Spring-Summer 2020 New York Collections will be shown from September 6 to September 11—five days and five nights.
The new NYFW schedule is abbreviated from those of seasons’ past. CFDA Board Chairman Tom Ford and the CFDA decided to make the change, taking into account seasons’ worth of feedback that called for a more concise and compact schedule.
We listened to feedback from both the domestic and the global fashion industry to tighten and strengthen the Official New York Fashion Week schedule. I am excited for the strong September lineup which will continue to showcase and celebrate the creativity and diversity of American fashion.
– Steven Kolb, President & CEO of the CFDA
New York Fashion Week will open Friday, September 6 at 6 PM with Telfar, and close on Wednesday, September 11 with Marc Jacobs. Along with Telfar and Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Kate Spade, Pyer Moss, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, and Michael Kors are in the fold.
The calendar is well balanced with established strong shows and the excitement of newer collections like that of Tomo Koizumi, Khaite, R13, Pyer Moss, and Brock Collection. This season sees the return of Tommy Hilfiger to the week too after several years of traveling international shows.
We at The Impression believe in the CFDA’s decision to abbreviate the September 2019 shows of New York Fashion Week. Last season’s fashion week ran seven days, in comparison to this season’s five which is much better suited for the caliber of talent showing. Our hope is the focus of the week will begin to attract a higher caliber of designer collections to the fold and a more international audience. New York City is after all the commercial and art capital of the world, and fashion has the potential to be the cities third pillar.