It's safe to say this season fashion month will be very different, with designers having to adapt to a new season post pandemic. Big names such as Saint Laurent and Gucci have stepped down from the schedule this season, to take stock and create slower collections to meet the needs of their customers. Meanwile, Burberry has announced a different format for its show, which will likely be a mix of a physical and digital experience.
That said, fashion week will be going ahead in all the major cities, with designers getting extra creative with both actual catwalk shows and virtual presentations. Here's everything we know about New York Fashion Week so far...
New York Fashion Week 2020 Dates
The Spring/Summer 2021 New York Fashion Week 2020 will take place between Sunday 13th to Wednesday 16th September 2020, and will be followed by London Fashion Week. IMG, which owns and produces NYFW, has announced that it will 'curate and host culturally-enriching conversations beyond the shows at Fashion Week, transitioning this season’s events to the digital realm.'
New York Fashion Week 2020 Tickets
As many shows will be online this season, the good news is that pretty much everyone will be able to access them online, both on the official fashion week site and on NYFW's social media pages. You might still need to sign up to get tickets though so keep checking.
With the few physical shows likely to have very limited seating due to social distancing rules, you won't be able to attend unless you're a buyer or editor. In usual circumstances, if you're a fashion blogger, videographer or photographer, you can also apply for press accreditation here, though this season this process has been cancelled, with requests going to the designers' PR teams directly.
New York Fashion Week 2020 Calendar
The line-up is a little different this season due to many designers not showing, and the schedule is still tbc, but we do know that the Shows will support designers in both physical and digital capacities, and those designers include Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Rebecca Minkoff and Vivienne Hu among others.
There will also be virtual talks and Q&A’s covering compelling topics and campaigns driving fashion forward. Click here for the full schedule.
New York Fashion Week 2020 Best moments
Last New York Fashion Week wasn't short of extra moments, and we're sure the pandemic will make this season no less amazing. Keep checking our best looks from the runway for all the latest gossip and trends.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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