NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Fashionistas might be turning to
their screens to see the most recent designer tendencies this trend
week as the normal autumn/winter catwalk calendar kicks off
nearly in New York on Sunday.
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, the same old
celebrity-packed entrance rows, snapping road photographers and
unique events are gone, changed with digital or, in a really
few instances, socially distanced exhibits.
Designers will present greater than 100 “items of content material” from
their autumn/winter 2021-2022 collections in a movie, stay occasion
or lookbook, mentioned IMG, which runs New York Style Week: The
“There’s lots of hope popping out of this 12 months and the previous
month with the momentum of (the U.S. presidential) inauguration
and the vaccine,” mentioned April Guidone, world senior vice
president for advertising and model technique at IMG, in an
“I believe everybody has a hopeful outlook for the remainder of the
12 months but in addition excited to have the ability to present in any kind that they
can in artistic methods.”
Manufacturers corresponding to The Blonds and Badgley Mischka will share
video streams whereas huge names Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren
are absent from the present schedule. The few stay occasions embrace
exhibits by designers Jason Wu and Rebecca Minkoff, Guidone mentioned.
“We have been working very carefully with the governor and
well being officers to make it possible for our protocols are in place,”
she mentioned, including a brand new trend week podcast would additionally debut.
Earlier this month the Council of Style Designers of
America unveiled its American Collections Calendar, a renamed
and expanded New York Style Week, with added displays
from U.S. designers displaying at later dates.
The style and luxurious items business has been hit exhausting by
the worldwide pandemic with retailer closures and journey restrictions
Worldwide private luxurious items gross sales fell 23% to 217
billion euros ($262.42 billion) in 2020, the primary drop since
2009, in accordance with consultancy Bain.
“It has been a troublesome time for everybody within the enterprise.
Style is all about trying good, and if nobody is de facto
you there’s not a lot level. … Spiritually it is a
very tough second,” mentioned Godfrey Deeny, world
editor-in-chief of FashionNetwork.com.
“A lot of youthful designers sadly will undergo the
wall, however in a curious method the actual fact the season went digital
helped just a few of them as a result of it is cheaper in some way to shoot video
in a studio or out on the street reasonably than stage a runway
New York Style Week runs till Feb. 18. London will
observe, additionally in a digital model.
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(Reporting by Alicia Powell in New York; Extra reporting
by Marie-Louise Gumuchian in London and Michaela Cabrera in
Paris; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Enhancing by Richard