When New York Fashion Week rolled round last September, it confronted large questions on how it will operate 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 strategy to current their collections with out in-person reveals, and the end result was, in a manner, probably the most democratic Vogue Week ever: Anybody might tune in from residence.
This season, not a lot has modified. For the autumn 2021 New York reveals, 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 trend. Beneath, an inventory 15 issues we’re excited for throughout one other whirlwind pandemic trend week.
This season, IMG launches “The Drops,” presenting each day limited-edition product drops all through the week alongside digital content material on NYFW.com. Manufacturers taking part embrace 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 house to showcase their collections. It’ll be by appointment solely, however there’s one other strategy to tune into BIFC’s programming for Vogue Week. As a continuation of its partnership with IMG, Lindsay Peoples Wagner (the Reduce’s incoming editor-in-chief) and Sandrine Charles will lead a collection of three city halls introducing this season’s taking part designers from their discovery showrooms.
The primary city corridor, with Tiffany Reid, VP of trend 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 for those who desperately miss trend 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 the whole assortment solely on their website.
At 8:30 p.m. ET, stylish trend woman model Monse will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment here.
At 9:30 a.m. ET, Personal Coverage will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment impressed by Nineteenth-century Chinese language transcontinental railroad staff, whereas elevating consciousness in regards to 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 in regards to the greatest fashion moments from Inauguration Day 2021. Watch here.
At 3 p.m. ET, the primary recipient of Kanye West’s trend 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 mentioned 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 all the time went again to her staples: shearling-lined mules, unflattering corduroy pants, and her puffer vests. Once I take a look at my closet as we speak, I’ve to confess I usually return to the identical issues.”
Picture: Courtesy of Sandy Liang
At 3 p.m. ET, Los Angeles–based mostly 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 trend to uplift marginalized individuals.
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 trend 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 an enormous yr: In 2020, she won Womenswear Designer of the 12 months on the CFDA awards and was named creative director of Chloe, and she or he designed Jill Biden’s inauguration night white coat.