One year ago, Tom Ford became Chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as the industry heralded a new dawn for NYC fashion. However, 12 months later, the season is strikingly denuded of many major names.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has unveiled its provisional women’s ready-to-wear runway schedule for next February, and three of the country’s five most famous fashion houses are missing.
This has been Bottega Veneta’s year, while Alexander McQueen’s sneakers have enjoyed surging popularity, the former Meghan Markle has been the top influencer and sustainability has been the hottest topic.
New York Fashion Week officially kicks off this Friday with a reduced season and a new crop of young hopefuls; though the most watched debutant will be Tom Ford, in his inaugural season as the president of the CFDA.