New York Fashion Week will go on Sept.13-17 with limitations on participants and spectators, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.
Outdoor events will capped at 50 people and indoor events at 50 percent capacity and no spectators.
The event will feature a mix of live and virtual fashion shows, presentations, and programming, including live-streamed runway shows, exclusive designer-related content and cultural programming.
“New York City is the fashion capital of the world and New York Fashion Week celebrates the ingenuity of this city, and our unmatched creative talent,” Cuomo said. “When COVID-19 hit New York, so many of our cherished events were forced to cancel or be postponed. The pandemic is far from over, but we’re proud to support event organizer IMG in moving forward with NYFW, in adherence with strict state public health guidance. Safety, as always, is our top priority and we commend the hosts, and all participating designers, for their innovative, New York Smart solutions to bring this event to life.”
New York Fashion Week will operate in compliance with State Department of Health’s standards for public health and safety during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
IMG, the owner and producer of NYFW: The Shows, is working with New York State officials and key event stakeholders to ensure full compliance with all applicable health and safety requirements.
NYFW will support designers including Adeam, Aknvas, Alice + Olivia, Amen, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Bronx and Banco, C+ plus Series, Chloe Gosselin, Chocheng, Christian Cowan, Christian Siriano, Cinq a Sept, Claudia Li, Concept Korea, Faith Connexion, Frere, Jason Wu, Jonathan Simkhai, Kim Shui, Lavie by CK, Libertine, Marina Moscone, Maxhosa Africa, Monse, Nicole Miller, Oqliq, PH5, Private Policy, Proenza Schouler, Raisavanessa, Rebecca Minkoff, Rvng Couture, Studio One Eighty Nine, Tadashi Shoji, Tanya Taylor, Tiffany Brown Designs, Veronica Beard, Victor Glemaud and Vivienne Hu, among others, in various capacities including shows, presentations, virtual content and programming.