- Kristopher Fraser
After sending shockwaves through the fashion industry saying he wouldn’t be
showing at New York Fashion Week this upcoming season, Michael Kors has
opted to go to the digital route for his spring 2021 collection. Kors will
personally be presenting the collection to members of the press on October
14, and then on October 15 at 9 a.m. he will be unveiling a multilayered
digital experience for the general public.
“It is key for us to be able to bring our collection to life and translate
that in-person runway show experience as best as possible to the digital
world,” Kors said in a statement. “To ensure the press and consumers alike
are able to view the clothes and accessories in detail, virtually, is my
Although he has traditionally been one of the biggest headlining acts of
New York Fashion Week, Kors has long been an advocate for revamping the
fashion calendar. He now plans on streamlining his collections to include a
spring line and a fall line that will be released twice a year.
None of New York’s usual headline designers plan on showing this September.
Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, and Tommy Hilfiger have all said
they will not be doing a live show this September. Even CFDA chairman Tom
Ford has opted out of staging a live show. Gabriela Hearst, who was one of
New York Fashion Week’s rising stars, is opting to show in Paris this
New York Fashion Week has officially been shortened to three days from
September 14 to 16. The majority of designers are expected to stage virtual
shows and presentations.
photo: courtesy of Michael Kors