When New York Style Week rolled round final September, it confronted enormous questions on how it will perform throughout a worldwide pandemic. The style business was coping with a number of unexpected challenges: halted manufacturing, closed shops, widespread job loss, shoppers who had been distracted by the information and hesitant or unable to spend cash. Nonetheless, most manufacturers discovered a method to current their collections with out in-person reveals, and the end result was, in a manner, essentially the most democratic Style Week ever: Anybody might tune in from residence.
This season, not a lot has modified. For the autumn 2021 New York reveals, which formally kick off Sunday, February 14, manufacturers will stream digital displays starting from conventional catwalks to mini-documentaries and kooky escapist shorts meant to be shared on social media. There’s additionally some depth within the combine, with discussions about racial fairness, inclusion, and politics in style. Under, an inventory 15 issues we’re excited for throughout one other whirlwind pandemic style week.
This season, IMG launches “The Drops,” presenting each day limited-edition product drops all through the week alongside digital content material on NYFW.com. Manufacturers collaborating embody AARMY on Sunday, Jason Wu on Monday, Radarte x Virgil Regular on Tuesday, Prabal Gurung on Wednesday, and LaQuan Smith on Thursday.
All through the week, the Black in Style Council will host bicoastal discovery showrooms, offering rising Black designers area to showcase their collections. It’ll be by appointment solely, however there’s one other method to tune into BIFC’s programming for Style Week. As a continuation of its partnership with IMG, Lindsay Peoples Wagner (the Reduce’s incoming editor-in-chief) and Sandrine Charles will lead a sequence of three city halls introducing this season’s collaborating designers from their discovery showrooms.
The primary city corridor, with Tiffany Reid, VP of style at Bustle Digital Group, is on Wednesday, February 17, at 2:30 p.m. ET. The second, with Nikki Ogunnaike, digital director at Harper’s Bazaar, is on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 p.m. ET. The third, with Lindsay Peoples Wagner herself, is on Thursday, February 18, at 3 p.m. ET. Watch all of them right here.
At 1:30 p.m. ET, cool French-Japanese model Maison Kitsuné will digitally current a group for the primary time ever at NYFW right here, adopted by a day set by mannequin and DJ Mona Matsuoka. Tune in in case you desperately miss style events.
At 6 p.m. ET, indie model Imitation of Christ, which has returned with an revolutionary new construction, will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment right here. The RealReal will promote your complete assortment completely on their web site.
At 8:30 p.m. ET, stylish style woman model Monse will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment right here.
At 9:30 a.m. ET, Non-public Coverage will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment impressed by Nineteenth-century Chinese language transcontinental railroad staff, whereas elevating consciousness concerning the ongoing racism and prejudice in opposition to Asian immigrants, particularly throughout COVID-19. Watch right here.
At 10 a.m. ET, Markarian designer Alexandra O’Neill – who created Jill Biden’s inauguration outfit – and designer Sergio Hudson – who dressed Michelle Obama – can have a dialog with journalist Tamron Corridor concerning the greatest type moments from Inauguration Day 2021. Watch right here.
At 3 p.m. ET, the primary recipient of Kanye West’s style incubator grant for rising designers, Maisie Wilen, will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment right here.
At 1:30 p.m. ET, Sandy Liang will digitally current her fall 2021 assortment right here. “I believe it’s a couple of marriage between what I actually put on, and what I want I might put on,” she mentioned in an announcement. “I take into consideration what my mother wore once I was rising up, and the way I couldn’t perceive why she at all times went again to her staples: shearling-lined mules, unflattering corduroy pants, and her puffer vests. After I take a look at my closet immediately, I’ve to confess I typically return to the identical issues.”
Picture: Courtesy of Sandy Liang
At 3 p.m. ET, Los Angeles–based mostly model No Sesso, Italian for “no intercourse/no gender,” will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment right here. The model has earned a following for utilizing style to uplift marginalized folks.
At 11:30 a.m. ET, Collina Strada will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment right here and on Instagram. Judging by the Animorphs-inspired invitation, it’ll most likely be splendidly trippy like final season.
Picture: Courtesy of Collina Strada
At 4 p.m. ET, Theophilio, whose Jamaica-inspired designers the Reduce lately featured in our “On the Rise” column, will digitally current its fall 2021 assortment right here.
At 7 p.m. ET, American style powerhouse and CFDA president Tom Ford will digitally current his fall 2021 assortment.
At 11 a.m. ET, on-and-off NYFW fixture Proenza Schouler will digitally current a fall 2021 assortment right here.
At 12 p.m. ET, Gabriela Hearst will wrap issues up. Hearst is coming off a giant 12 months: In 2020, she received Womenswear Designer of the Yr on the CFDA awards and was named artistic director of Chloe, and he or she designed Jill Biden’s inauguration evening white coat.