DUBAI: Due to restrictions brought on by COVID-19, New York Fashion Week is set to look a little different this season. Reuters reported that the typical seven-day parade of events has been stripped down to five days, and will be a “phygital” mix of digital and real-life events with online runway shows and smaller, socially-distanced audiences.
Running from Sept. 13-17, there will be heavy restrictions in place, from distancing to masks to in some cases, required coronavirus tests. Host IMG said it had worked closely with the governor’s office to understand the protocols needed in order to have the shows running.
Highlights this season include Anna Sui, Jason Wu and Christian Siriano, who will show from his Connecticut home.
Meanwhile, a number of top designers have opted out entirely, including Marc Jacobs who traditionally closes out New York Fashion Week.