CFDA extends New York Fashion Week to include men's shows

CFDA extends New York Fashion Week to include men's shows

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Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

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New York Fashion Week is set for a schedule shake-up as the CFDA announces an extension to the calendar. Here's what you need to know...

With just a few months to go until the Fall/Winter '18 fashion season, there has already been a few unexpected shake-ups in the industry to keep us all on our toes. From Salvatore Ferragamo's co-ed announcement to Balenciaga's menswear expansion and Vetements' schedule changes, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDAhas now announced a change in the running format of New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

This February, NYFW is set to combine both men's and women's shows in a bid to give menswear designers more recognition. The change could also be to help prevent brands from shifting to other city locations following Delpozo's move to London and Rodarte and Proenza Schouler's joining the Paris Couture schedule

The 10-day event will separately showcase a series of men's collections for the first two days of the schedule, before shifting the focus to women's or co-ed shows. As a result of the reshuffle, some of the bigger designers and brands will have a presence in both segments of the week. For example, Raf Simons is set to deliver a menswear collection for his eponymous label during the menswear portion of the week, however, the designer's creations for Calvin Klein will be unfolded during the women's shows.

New York Fashion Week is set to run from February 5-14, 2018. Now, in other fashion news, find out where Gucci will stage its Cruise '19 show

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