PSA: The official (albeit preliminary) schedule and details for New York Fashion Week Spring 2023 are out. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has partnered with IMG to release its runway show lineup for September. The event starts on Friday September 9th and runs until Wednesday September 14th. For those of you planning to attend the event, virtually or IRL, now is the time to start preparing yourself (and your wardrobe) for the six. – Day-long affair now.
A number of established international labels are joining the NYFW schedule this time around. For one, Swedish brand COS will make its NYFW debut on September 13 (rejoice, little fashion lovers!). In major events, Fendi (yes, you read that right) will hold a special show on the evening of September 9 to celebrate 25 years of the baguette bag. He will eventually join Milan-based label Marni. So is the level of NYFW attendees: According to Marni creative director Francesco Risso, the Milanese label is “going on tour.”
So far, more than 100 designers have been confirmed to participate in the main fashion event. As always, new collections from the likes of Tory Burch, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra and Michael Kors are slated to hit the runway next month. Additionally, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, AREA and PUMA will also return to NYFW after taking a break from seasonal runway shows. New fashion designers such as ASHLYN, One/Of by Patricia Votto and Tia Adela are also joining the program for the first time, as well as the 2022 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists Fe Noel, Sukena, No Seso, Elena Velez, Judy Turner, Wiederhoff and Black Boy Knits.
The sartorial affair begins with Lázaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough’s 20th anniversary collection for Proenza Schouler on Friday, September 9. NYFW’s closing act will be Tom Ford’s runway travaganza on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 pm EST.
As the CFDA itself celebrates its 60th anniversary, this year’s shows take on a special significance. “As the official NYFW scheduler, we are incredibly proud to present a line that reflects our founding principles to promote American fashion globally,” said Steven Kolb, the council’s CEO, in a statement. “We celebrate the collective excellence, diversity and resilience of our industry and look forward to a strong American collective with distinguished international guests.”
All in-person events at NYFW will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines and best practices as outlined by the New York State Department of Health. Similar to last year, both runway shows and presentations will continue to be presented on RUNWAY360, CFDA’s centralized digital fashion hub. Check out the full NYFW schedule at cfda.com. Then, stay tuned for more fashion week updates from TZR.