Women’s Fashion Month is once again here, with the American Collections Calendar having already started on Sunday in New York. With all the shows going on across the United States and Europe, we thought we’d round up some highlights you should keep on your radar, as well as all the exciting news surrounding fashion month.
NYFW sadly ends today but the week will be closed out by none other than legendary American designer and chairman of the board of the CFDA; Tom Ford. His show is set to take place later today at 7 pm EST.
Overall, NYFW has been a rousing success. As the majority of the events going virtual, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) has done more to make the events feel inclusive, relevant and engaging. Most importantly their aim is to support Black designers. One of the ways they are doing this is through supporting smaller Black-owned fashion houses with their three-season partnership with the Black in Fashion Council, with NYFW backing 20 Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty Businesses in total.
London Fashion Week kicks off on February 19 and will run until February 23. Shows that should definitely be on your radar include Nicholas Daley (4 pm GMT, February 19), 16Arlington (3.30 pm GMT, February 20) and Burberry, which will be showing its AW21 Menswear collection on Monday at 1 pm. Fashion East has helped nurture some of London’s most successful talent including the likes of Kim Jones and Grace Wales Bonner. For LFW AW21, Fashion East has three designers returning to show: Nensi Dojaka, Goom Heo and Maximilian as well as two new designers; HRH and Jawara Alleyne. Catch the designers at the Fashion East show at 5.45 pm on February 22.
Milan Fashion Week will kick off on February 23, straight after London, and will run until the first day of March. Kim Jones is set to present his first Ready-to-Wear collection for Fendi (2 pm CET February 24) while Raf Simons will present his second womenswear collection for Prada (2 pm CET February 25). Versace will not be showing on the MFW calendar. Instead, the Italian house will present its collection digitally during Paris Fashion Week, although it will have no direct affiliation with the city or the week.
Paris Fashion Week will run from March 1 to March 9 and there are a tonne of shows you can’t miss. Ones to watch include Marine Serre (10.30 am CET March 2), Mugler (11.30 am CET March 3), Rick Owens (5.30 pm CET March 4), Givenchy (8 pm March 7) and Louis Vuitton (2.30 pm CET March 9). Parisian brand Ami has decided to forego PFW and will instead be showcasing a film at 8.30 pm CET on March 11. The move is temporary and due to technical and creative reasons.
We’ll be covering all the biggest shows over the next few weeks so stay tuned!
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