New York Fashion Week kicks off February 5th! Here’s what you need to know.
1. Bottega Veneta is showing in New York
Following in the footsteps of European brands Akris and Givenchy, Bottega Veneta is skipping Milan to come to our shores next month. The brand will be showing on Friday, February 9th at 8pm.
2. New York Men’s Week and Women’s Week combine
New York Men’s Week will now be incorporated into Women’s week again with the annual New York Men’s Day kicking things off at CreativeDrive at Dune Studios on Monday, February 5th, and Raf Simons closing the week on Wednesday, February 7th. Boss, Joseph Abboud, Perry Ellis, and Todd Snyder are the most well-known names showing this season.
3. Diane von Furstenberg is skipping a presentation
With Jonathan Saunders recently out at DVF, the brand will be showing by appointment only on Sunday and Saturday mornings.
4. DVF’s not the only one out
As previously reported, Creatures of the Wind and Public School will be show free this season. We also don’t see slots for Baja East, Rebecca Minkoff, and Fenty Puma by Rihanna.
5. Stuart Weitzman joins the party
A welcome addition…Stuart Weitzman will be having their very first presentation on Thursday, February 8th at 1pm at The Pool.
6. Calvin Klein is changing their time slot
Here we go again…Last season the brand showed on the Thursday, and now they’re showing on Tuesday, February 8th at 8pm. We assume this is to give chief creative officer Raf Simons a little room to breath after showing his namesake men’s collection.
7. Phillip Plein will be back
Despite being absent from the official NYFW calendar, sources tell us Phillip Plein will be back. The designer has brought some razzle dazzle back to Fashion Week with extravagant sets, major models, and superstar performances.
8. Reebok is getting in on the action
Pyer Moss X Reebok will be showing their collaboration for the first time on Saturday, February 10th. The Kerby Jean-Raymond helmed partnership will feature a high-end capsule collection.
9. BOSS returns to the schedule
BOSS will be showing at Men’s on Wednesday, February 7th and Women’s on Tuesday, February 13th.
10. This might be Victoria Beckham’s last season in New York
Beckham announced today she’ll be taking her collection to London Fashion Week to celebrate her brand’s 10th (!!!!) anniversary in September, 2018. She’s still scheduled to show in February on her usual Sunday morning slot.