Marc Jacobs Moves NYFW Spring 2018 Show to Tighten CFDA Calendar

by Paige Reddinger

The New York Fashion Week schedule is becoming more efficient: Marc Jacobs, who has traditionally closed New York Fashion Week with a Thursday show, will move his Spring 2018 runway extravaganza to Wednesday this September to accommodate international guests. Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and J. Mendel have traditionally shown on the last Thursday of fashion week as well, but the February ’17 shows saw several prominent changes. Raf Simons opted to move Calvin Klein to an earlier slot in the schedule, Ralph Lauren moved his show to Wednesday evening, and J. Mendel opted for showroom appointments.

Changes in the fashion calendar have been evolving as some brands have moved their shows to Los Angeles (Tommy Hilfiger, Rebecca Minkoff, and Rachel Zoe), Paris (Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Lacoste, Monique Lhuillier), or off-calendar (Opening Ceremony) to suit their marketing and retail needs. Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Monique Lhuillier will show their Spring 2018 collections during the Paris Haute Couture shows in July, while Lacoste will show during Paris’ ready-to-wear collections in the fall. And Hood by Air, a highlight of the New York calendar, recently announced the decision to halt operations indefinitely.

But come September, the NYFW calendar will enjoy one major addition: Tom Ford has announced his return after abandoning the see now, buy now model, which he previously executed in Los Angeles. Ford will show at 7 p.m. on the opening day of NYFW, following Calvin Klein at 10 a.m. And, as per tradition, Marc Jacobs will continue to close the NYFW calendar with a show on Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m.



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