New York, NY—New York Fashion Week is normally a weeklong bacchanal of fashion shows and events, often overlapping (and often across town), as well as a parade of fashion editors, buyers, bloggers, and influencers racing between them while stopping for the obligatory street-style Instagram posts. Image: Designer Jason Wu was one of the few to hold in-person events. His "runway" was outdoors with a few spectators placed well more than the CDC-recommended six feet apart.
Not surprisingly, this year’s Fashion Week is a whole different experience. Fashionista.com reports it’s going to be shorter—four or five days, instead of six, depending on which fashion organization you belong to, IMG or CFDA—and the majority of it, not surprisingly, will be virtual. Brands are using everything from online lookbooks to videos to animation. In the jewelry category, Le Vian’s annual Red Carpet Revue and Trend Forecast—postponed to Fashion Week from its usual Las Vegas venue—is online.
There are a few in-person events scheduled, which will be adhering to the CDC’s social-distancing guidelines and the capacity limits established by the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. Those limits are 50% capacity indoors and 50 attendees at outdoor events.
One would assume the already hard-to-get invitations are just about gold by now.
Here’s a list of all the fashion brands and what they’re doing.