This time of the year is one that we’re always looking forward to, but this year’s fashion week will be different. It doesn’t have a choice. Gone are the runway shows that we used to know with hundreds of guests. Photographs of off-duty models and guests being snapped paparazzi on the way to shows? Don’t count on it. The event will still happen September 13-17th, but with more rules and regulations than ever before. Shows and presentations will have strict guides that they need to follow. Any outdoor presentations can be held, but only at a max capacity of 50 people total. Indoor events will have 50% max capacity and no spectators.
How each designer will determine how this is done is a huge mystery to me, but one that I’m curious about. Will the typical celebrities still attend? Are they the most important in attendance? New York has recovered immensely than the state is was in at the very start of this pandemic, but I’m glad to see that they haven’t jumped all in with re-opening and are taking their time with it.
As we’ve seen this summer, many of the resort shows were pulled from in-person runways and instead shared their collections online. We can anticipate that going virtual will be a popular choice for this year’s Fashion Week, but also the safest.