Nothing lasts forever, including the week-long NYFW schedule. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has agreed to make next season’s schedule just one day shy of a week long. Instead of ending on a Thursday, it will now end on a Wednesday.
Even though Fashion Week won’t happen for another four-and-a-half months, we already know some of the new schedule changes. Marc Jacobs, who usually shows on the second and final Thursday of fashion week, will present his collection on Wednesday, September 13th.
WWD reported that the CFDA’s vice president of marketing, Mark Beckham, said that Marc Jacobs agreed to the change “after a couple of seasons of discussions.” Beckham added, “For the past two seasons, Marc [Jacobs] has been on the last day pretty much alone, which obviously wasn’t as advantageous to him either.”
Tom Ford will have his show on the first day of New York Fashion Week. Ford presented his last collection in Los Angeles in February and in New York last September. It seems like he has no plans to return to London Fashion Week, which he was part of for quite some time.
No word yet on how Kanye West will fit into the new schedule, but we’re willing to bet his show will be at an inconvenient time because he has a history of not consulting with the CFDA when scheduling his show.
The best part about this new schedule? London Fashion Week goers have an entire day in between the end of NYFW and the start of LFW, instead of having to jump on a plane right away. [WWD]