With just a few weeks to go for the official Fall/Winter ’18 fashion season, we’ve already witnessed a few unexpected shake-ups in the industry — think Salvatore Ferragamo’s co-ed announcement, Balenciaga’s menswear expansion, Vetements’ schedule changes and CFDA’s new format — and now, there’s a new name joining the list.
In a surprising move, Alexander Wang has announced that he’s opting out of the New York Fashion Week schedule. Instead, the American fashion designer will showcase new collections in June and December to coincide with the pre-collection schedule.
The announcement follows last month’s news from Public School, which cancelled their New York Fashion Week to introduce a new direct-to-consumer platform in the spring.
The bi-annual #WangFest is considered to be one of the most anticipated shows on the schedule and next February will make the designer’s last show before following the pre-collection schedule.
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