Michael Kors has said “goodbye for now” to New York Fashion Week and has opted out of the September event. Instead, the designer is re-evaluating his namesake label’s calendar and will showcase a Spring ’21 presentation in October or November this year.
Like Michael Kors, several designers across the globe have taken a step back (prompted by the coronavirus lockdowns), and assessed their participation in international fashion weeks, and the overall calendar as a whole.
“I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change,” the designer said in a statement released yesterday. “It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community about the calendar — from Giorgio Armani to Dries Van Noten to Gucci to YSL to major retailers around the globe — about ways in which we can slow down the process and improve the way we work. We’ve all had time to reflect and analyse things, and I think many agree that it’s time for a new approach to a new era.”
Kors will continue to produce two collections per year for the Michael Kors Collection (one for the Spring/Summer season and one for Fall/Winter) however, the format for this Fall’s Kors presentation is still being determined.
Watch this space!
Until then, discover Chanel’s latest Cruise ’21 collection.