New York Fashion Week is set to arrive with major changes

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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A photo from New York Fashion Week held in the previous year

New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2021 season is coming alive soon, but with huge changes.

New York Fashion Week is one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks in the world, along with London, Milan and Paris.

The spring 2021 season will look very different thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which essentially eliminated the large-scale, in-person shows that was the norm in the fashion industry.

Instead, most designers and brands are appearing before the fashion community in various formats, including live streams, videos, books and other virtual activations.

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Another big change is that New York Fashion Week is shrinking its duration, now running for only four days compared to six in the previous seasons. This year’s schedule will run from September 13 to 16.

The Week will also see the inclusion of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Awards, which had been delayed since June and the launch of the New York Men’s Day. The best and brightest among the American designs are recognized by the fashion community during the CFDA Fashion Awards.

Even with the shortened schedule most of the major designers and brands of the world are coming to showcase their collections.

New York Fashion Week will feature a few live outdoor fashion shows, but viewers are limited to 50 people in accordance with the Health and Safety Guidelines.

“Everything is clearly very spaced out,” said a representative, adding that in the past 100 people used to be in one room doing hair and make-up, but this year it would be fewer than a dozen.

The designers who have confirmed that they are hosting live shows are Jason Wu and Rebecca Minkoff. These hows will also be streamed live.

Although Spring Studios remains the focal point for fashion week, will act as a digital platform for live streams and exclusive content. You can catch the show virtually through Runway360 (which is CFDA’s new digital platform) or on

The London Fashion Show is also set to happen from 17th to 22nd of this month.