As COVID-19 forces fashion calendars around the world to shift, trade show organizer Informa Markets announced Wednesday new dates for several of its New York City-based events.
The July men’s show Project New York, scheduled for July 19-21, will move to Sept. 22-24 alongside Coterie, Moda, Fame and Children’s Club, which are also shifting dates from Aug 2-4.
This allows attendees to visit one place for Spring/Summer 2021 men’s, women’s, children’s and accessories. NY Women, scheduled for Aug. 2-4, is cancelled to accommodate this new all-in-one concept, Informa stated.
The September shows will take place at the Jacob Javits Center, which is currently serving as a temporary field hospital for coronavirus patients.
Liberty Fairs and Man NYC are also joining Informa in this endeavor by postponing their July events to September, however, they have not named exact dates or locations at this time.
This decision is especially significant for the men’s market, said Nan Walsh, president, fashion at Informa Markets, as the sector has made the “united decision to move all shows to September in New York, thus allowing the industry to come together in a unified way.”
“We are hopeful that these expanded marketplaces and collaborations with our partners are allowing us to better serve you,” Walsh said. “With the Javits Center being transformed into a one-stop-shop for brands and retailers during our event, and the industry-wide decision to have September in New York be the central hub for the fashion community this year, we are adapting as a community to meet the needs of our customers and partners.”
Last month The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) decided to postpone its June 13-15 men’s event in New York. New York Fashion Week Women’s remains scheduled for Sept. 11-16.
At this time, in anticipation that business will be conducted without disruption, Informa is moving forward with its Aug. 16-19 Magic events in Las Vegas.