When New York Fashion Week rolled round last September, it confronted large questions on how it will perform throughout a worldwide pandemic. The style trade was coping with a number of unexpected challenges: halted manufacturing, closed shops, widespread job loss, shoppers who had been distracted by the information and hesitant or unable to spend cash. Nonetheless, most manufacturers discovered a option to current their collections with out in-person exhibits, and the outcome was, in a method, probably the most democratic Vogue Week ever: Anybody might tune in from house.
This season, not a lot has modified. For the autumn 2021 New York exhibits, which formally kick off Sunday, February 14, manufacturers will stream digital displays starting from conventional catwalks to mini-documentaries and kooky escapist shorts meant to be shared on social media. There’s additionally some depth within the combine, with discussions about racial fairness, inclusion, and politics in vogue. Under, a listing 15 issues we’re excited for throughout one other whirlwind pandemic vogue week.
This season, IMG launches “The Drops,” presenting day by day limited-edition product drops all through the week alongside digital content material on NYFW.com. Manufacturers collaborating embody AARMY on Sunday, Jason Wu on Monday, Radarte x Virgil Regular on Tuesday, Prabal Gurung on Wednesday, and LaQuan Smith on Thursday.
All through the week, the Black in Vogue Council will host bicoastal discovery showrooms, offering rising Black designers area to showcase their collections. It’ll be by appointment solely, however there’s one other option to tune into BIFC’s programming for Vogue Week. As a continuation of its partnership with IMG, Lindsay Peoples Wagner (the Minimize’s incoming editor-in-chief) and Sandrine Charles will lead a sequence of three city halls introducing this season’s collaborating designers from their discovery showrooms.
The primary city corridor, with Tiffany Reid, VP of vogue at Bustle Digital Group, is on Wednesday, February 17, at 2:30 p.m. ET. The second, with Nikki Ogunnaike, digital director at Harper’s Bazaar, is on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 p.m. ET. The third, with Lindsay Peoples Wagner herself, is on Thursday, February 18, at 3 p.m. ET. Watch all of them here.
At 1:30 p.m. ET, cool French-Japanese model Maison Kitsuné will digitally current a set for the primary time ever at NYFW here, adopted by a day set by mannequin and DJ Mona Matsuoka. Tune in when you desperately miss vogue events.
At 6 p.m. ET, indie model Imitation of Christ, which has returned with an innovative new structure, will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment here. The RealReal will promote your complete assortment solely on their website.
At 8:30 p.m. ET, stylish vogue woman model Monse will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment here.
At 9:30 a.m. ET, Non-public Coverage will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment impressed by Nineteenth-century Chinese language transcontinental railroad staff, whereas elevating consciousness concerning the ongoing racism and prejudice in opposition to Asian immigrants, particularly throughout COVID-19. Watch here.
At 10 a.m. ET, Markarian designer Alexandra O’Neill – who created Jill Biden’s inauguration outfit – and designer Sergio Hudson – who dressed Michelle Obama – could have a dialog with journalist Tamron Corridor concerning the largest type moments from Inauguration Day 2021. Watch here.
At 3 p.m. ET, the primary recipient of Kanye West’s vogue incubator grant for rising designers, Maisie Wilen, will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment here.
At 1:30 p.m. ET, Sandy Liang will digitally current her fall 2021 assortment here. “I believe it’s a few marriage between what I actually put on, and what I want I might put on,” she stated in a press release. “I take into consideration what my mother wore after I was rising up, and the way I couldn’t perceive why she at all times went again to her staples: shearling-lined mules, unflattering corduroy pants, and her puffer vests. After I have a look at my closet right this moment, I’ve to confess I typically return to the identical issues.”
Picture: Courtesy of Sandy Liang
At 3 p.m. ET, Los Angeles–primarily based model No Sesso, Italian for “no intercourse/no gender,” will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment here. The model has earned a following for utilizing vogue to uplift marginalized folks.
At 11:30 a.m. ET, Collina Strada will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment here and on Instagram. Judging by the Animorphs-inspired invitation, it’ll most likely be splendidly trippy like last season.
Picture: Courtesy of Collina Strada
At 7 p.m. ET, American vogue powerhouse and CFDA president Tom Ford will digitally current his fall 2021 assortment.
At 11 a.m. ET, on-and-off NYFW fixture Proenza Schouler will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment here.
At 12 p.m. ET, Gabriela Hearst will wrap issues up. Hearst is coming off a giant 12 months: In 2020, she won Womenswear Designer of the Yr on the CFDA awards and was named creative director of Chloe, and he or she designed Jill Biden’s inauguration night white coat.