Everything you need to know about New York Fashion Week 2021

Schedule, designers, dates and where to watch the shows at NYFW 2021.
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After a long wait, New York Fashion Week is here.

NYFW kicks off the start of the four best known Fashion Weeks, followed by London, Paris and Milan.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the event, including when it is, which designers will have presentations at the event and where to watch.

Bookmark this page to remain up-to-date with NYFW, as we’ll be updating his article as soon as we know more.

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Is New York Fashion Week 2021 cancelled?

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, NYFW 2021 will still go ahead.

However instead of physical shows, many designers will livestream their presentations online.

While the event is usually exclusive, the pandemic has meant that Fashion Week is now accessible to anyone as they can tune into the shows online.

However the official chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Tom Ford recently announced the ‘American Collections Calendar,’ which will showcase all the brands presenting their collections outside of the set dates of NYFW in one place. Read more about it here.

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When is New York Fashion Week 2021?

New York Fashion week will take place on February 14 – February 17 this year, with designers showcasing the Fall Winter 2021 collections to the public.

As always, NYFW will then take place again in September for Spring Summer. The dates are yet to be confirmed.

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Which designers will showcase their Autumn Winter collections at New York Fashion Week 2021?

The designers set to livestream their shows include Alice + Olivia, Rebecca Minkoff, Jason Wu, Tadashi Shoji, Ulla Johnson, Jonathan Simkhai, Collina Strada, Libertine, Veronica Beard, Dennis Basso, Adeam, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Marina Moscone, Chromat, Cinq à Sept, Nicole Miller, Cynthia Rowley, Sandy Liang, Tanya Taylor, Christian Cowan and Christian Siriano.

Read the full schedule, including which shows are being livestreamed here.

How do I watch New York Fashion Week 2021 online?

You can tune into New York Fashion Week later this month from the comfort of your own home.

Many designers will present their 2021 collections by streaming their shows on social media channels. However an easier way to watch NYFW is to tune into NYFW.com or Runway360, the new digital platform from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Here you’ll find all the shows during NYFW.

Read more about how to watch NYFW 2021 here.

What is the American Collections Calendar?

The official chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Tom Ford announced the American Collections Calendar last month.

Like NYFW, The American Collections Calendar will happen twice a year. You’ll see brands showcasing their collections outside of the set dates of NYFW, but they’ll all be in one place.

This does not mean that the fashion industry has abandoned NYFW however. Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA, told WWD, ‘The heart of the ‘American Collections Calendar’ will always be New York Fashion Week. This is not about dismissing or abandoning NYFW. NYFW is the heart, it’s the soul, it’s the foundation of this new modern way of thinking which is really reflective of how the business is operating today.’

Read more about the American Collections Calendar here.

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