New York Fashion Week is happening
New York Fashion Week is a go next month, but it will look different.
The event showcasing spring 2021 fashions, scheduled Sept. 13-17, will be in strict compliance with New York State health and safety guidelines, including outdoor events capped at 50 persons and indoor events at 50 percent capacity and no spectators. A press release said New York Fashion Week will feature a mix of live and virtual fashion shows, presentations, and programming including live-streamed runway shows, exclusive designer-related content and cultural programming.
“New York City is the fashion capital of the world and New York Fashion Week celebrates the ingenuity of this city, and our unmatched creative talent,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “When COVID-19 hit New York, so many of our cherished events were forced to cancel or be postponed. The pandemic is far from over, but we're proud to support event organizer IMG in moving forward with NYFW, in adherence with strict state public health guidance. Safety, as always, is our top priority and we commend the hosts, and all participating designers, for their innovative, New York Smart solutions to bring this event to life.”
Along with attendance restrictions, other measures include social distancing at all times; all personnel, vendors, designers, models and guests must comply with the provisions of the state’s travel advisory; diagnostic testing and health screening procedures, including temperature checks before admittance; face coverings at all times; and limits of in-person workforce to only essential personnel on site.
IMG, the owner and producer of NYFW: The Shows, is working closely with New York State officials and key event stakeholders. NYFW will follow specific guidance regarding low-risk indoor arts and entertainment, media production and outdoor food service. Further, there will be no spectators for any NYFW-affiliated indoor events; and a limited number of private events held outdoors on the Spring Place rooftop will adhere to reduced capacity guidelines of no more than 50 people.