New York Fashion Week Kicks Off Fall/Winter 2024 In February

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) released the schedule of events for this year’s New York Fashion Week, kicking off in February for designers’ Fall/Winter 2024 collections.

The Council of Fashion Designers from America (CFDA) finally unveiled the New York Fashion Week 2024’s calendar. The most anticipated set of events will unfold across different quarters this year with popular and celebrated brands and designers.

The CFDA “owns and organizes the Fashion calendar and official New York Fashion Week schedule” as per their website. The organization put forth the schedules on January 10.

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More than 70 brands

The council released the preliminary New York Fashion Week schedule for the Fall/Winter 2024 runway season. The event will commence on February 9 where the American Collection will feature pieces from Austrian fashion designer Helmut Lang. American fashion designer Thom Brown will culminate the week on Valentine’s day.  

CFDA’s website mentioned that the preliminary schedule features more than 70 confirmed designers. 

Returning brands include the following: Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Anna Sui, AnOnlyChild, Area, Bach Mai, Bibhu Mohapatra, Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Coach, Collina Strada, Dennis Basso, Eckhaus Latta, Elena Velez, Fforme, Frederick Anderson, Gabriela Hearst, Jason Wu, Jonathan Cohen, Kevan Hall, Khaite, LaPointe, LaQuan Smith, Luar, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Puppets & Puppets, Sandy Liang, Sergio Hudson, Theophilio, Tibi, Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, and Willy Chavarria.

Jason Wu creations from 2023. The fashion designer will be returning for the New York Fashion Week’s kick off in February.
Jason Wu creations from 2023. The fashion designer will be returning for the New York Fashion Week’s kick off in February./Photo via Instagram @nyfw
Masterpieces from Carolina Herrera last year. The brand will be returning on February, too.
Masterpieces from Carolina Herrera last year. The brand will be returning on February, too./Photo from Zoë Joubert and Carolina Herrera via Instagram

First-time fashion show additions

A couple of designers and brands will debut in February alongside the returning labels. The CFDA welcomed Ludovic de Saint Sernin in New York, who will hold his first ever runway outside Paris.

The 2023 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Melitta Baumeister will debut digitally as per the organization’s website. Competition runners up Diotima and Zankov and finalists Kim Shui and Tanner Fletcher will take part in collection showcases, too.

Other first time additions according to CFDA are Bishme Cromartie, Callas, Colleen Allen, Jane Wade, and Meruert Tolegen.

The CFDA’s mission

CFDA’s chief executive Steven Kolb said they will continue to build on New York Fashion Week’s strengths for the upcoming season. They’re looking into creating a platform for all creators, including new and emerging designers to established brands. The CFDA’s intentions encompass diverse voices “who are defining global fashion creativity” as well.

Kolb added that they are proud to continue and further expand the CFDA’s travel fund for the fashion week. This will help bring international voices to New York and extend the reach of American designers to a worldwide audience.

CFDA’s chief executive officer, Steven Kolb
CFDA’s chief executive officer, Steven Kolb/Photo via Instagram @cfda

CFDA established its New York Fashion Week travel fund in 2022 to magnify the significance of the event. The fund raises the awareness of the fashion week’s cultural, artistic, and economic impact. 

Kolb expressed gratitude for the strides that CFDA made in 2023 through partnerships, initiatives, and events. 

The New York Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated events in the industry and commences next month. Here is the complete list of events for February.

“In 2024, we look forward to nurturing a more purposeful community, addressing essential membership needs, and furthering our commitment to the growth and evolving needs of the industry,” Kolb expressed.

Banner photo from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)’s website.

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