While a number of physical events are slated to take place as normal (whatever that means), New York Fashion Week SS21 will be mostly digital, with events accessible on its new dedicated platform.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has unveiled the official calendar for the forthcoming New York Fashion Week, which is set to run over three days, from 13 to 16 September. In contrast to the recent week in Milan offering a balanced mix of both virtual and physical shows, most of the presentations for New York will be online-only, and accessible via the CFDA’s Runway360 platform.

From 13 to 16 September, the abridged schedule of presentations for the Spring/Summer 2021 collections will only include some 60 shows, and most of these will be exclusively online.

The good news for fashion addicts and the public in general is that there will be plenty of content — including a number of full-fledged shows — to see online. Another plus for the digital schedule is that it can accommodate for a larger number of newcomers (Aknvas, Anne Klein, Colleen Allen, Dur Doux, Oak & Acorn, VeniceW, and Wolk Morais among others) — brands that might not have had the exposure under other circumstances.

CFDA to launch dedicated digital platform for New York Fashion Week SS21
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New York Fashion Week will kick off at 5pm local time on 13 September with Jason Wu, and round off at 7pm on 16 September with Tom Ford. Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, LaQuan Smith and Eckhaus Latta will be among the number of big names taking part. However, many more will be conspicuously absent, most notably Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler, Brandon Maxwell and Prabal Gurung.

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