What are the fashion week programs in 2021? After the spectacular film productions, the incredible sets and the stellar cast seen during the couture week (the Fendi spring moments with Demi Moore and the pairing Lila and Kate Moss spring to mind), we are confident that the upcoming fashion shows will continue to entertain and inspire. And with the world still in full pandemic, these too will have to be enjoyed virtually from the comfort of home.
Milan and Paris already showed menswear in January, so February will be dedicated to women’s fashion. London, as already at the spring-summer 2021 fashion shows, has chosen the co-ed presentations. In a letter to his associates, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) chairman Tom Ford announced that New York Fashion Week would be renamed ‘The American Collections Calendar‘. “Regardless of where and how American designers choose to show their collections, it is our job as CFDA to honor our original purpose to help promote and support American fashion,” Ford said.
So relax and join the virtual front rows from your sofa. Here is the guide of Vogue about everything you need to know about the fall-winter 2021 fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
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New York Fashion Week: February 2 – April 15
In addition to the rebranding in The American Collections Calendar, brands exhibiting in New York will have more flexibility to showcase their collections. The fashion shows actually started on February 2nd (with Sally Lapointe) and will end on April 15th (with Jonathan Cohen).
Most of the brands will present their collections between February 14th and 17th. Jason Wu, through a parade with social distancing, will kick off the week, which will end, as usual, with Tom Ford in a format yet to be confirmed. Not to be missed Rodarte, Hill Road, LaQuan Smith is No Gender. The New York Men Day will take place on February 15th, with
London Fashion Week: 19 – 23 February
Despite having only a tentative calendar at the moment, the British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced that it will host 95 designers: 34 women’s fashion, 22 men’s fashion, 29 mixed gender and 10 accessory brands. Through their virtual platform Official LFW Digital Hub, the collections will be presented mainly in digital format.
So far, only a handful of brands have confirmed – among the best known names we find Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Richard Quinn and Supriya Lele. In between presentations, you will be able to view additional content, including the Fashion Forum podcast of the BFC, the designer diaries and the Spotify playlist What Does Fashion Sound Like?.
Milan Fashion Week: 23 February to 1 March
The Milanese calendar this season it’s really rich: 61 fashion shows, 57 presentations and presentations per appointment (15 in physical format and 42 in digital), and another six events – for a total of 124 events.
From the most prominent fashion houses, such as Prada, Fendi, Moschino and Valentino, who have opted again for the Italian capital, to independent brands such as Shuting Qiu, Act N ° 1 is Münn, there is something for all tastes. Once again, digital platforms will offer further areas to explore, such as rooms to put Italian students at the center of attention, as well as virtual showrooms for buyers.
Paris Fashion Week: 1 to 9 March
The Paris fashion week calendar has not yet been revealed, but we expect to see luxury giants like Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton with breathtaking shows. Taking into account the restrictions from Covid-19, currently in force in France, and the effects of the pandemic on small businesses, will independent designers be able to do the same? For now, everything is still to be confirmed.