In a move that comes as no big surprise, considering the ongoing global pandemic and its Omicron variant, New York Fashion Week Fall 2022 is still going to happen. Yesterday January 13, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IMG released the official New York Fashion Week Fall 2022 schedule, which will be taking place from Friday, February 11 through Wednesday, February 16.
Speaking on the current situation of the pandemic, Steven Kolb, the chief executive of the CFDA hinted that designers will however keep safety in mind while presenting their collections.
“The American fashion industry has shown great resilience during this difficult time,” Kolb told Vogue. “As the Omicron variant continues to present challenges at every level, I am looking forward to seeing the ways in which designers continue to present their collections in creative, innovative ways with an eye to the safety of all fashion week stakeholders.”
Well, as it stands, it is not clear whether the show will take place in-person or digitally but the Covid-19 Health and Safety Memo issued by CFDA and IMG earlier this month says that the group is “closely monitoring the current surge and working with local and state officials to ensure the health and safety of all individuals participating in New York Fashion Week.”
However, on the calendar includes Anna Sui, Christian Siriano, Dion Lee, Gabriela Hearst, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, LaQuan Smith, Michael Kors, Khaite, Naeem Khan, Peter Do, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Coach, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, Victor Glemaud, Elena Velez, Sergio Hudson, Puppets & Puppets and Maisie Wilen, as well as an anniversary collection from Eckhaus Latta.