Michael Kors, one of New York Fashion Week’s key player, has announced that he won’t be participating in the fashion event.
This year’s spring 2021 shows are slated for the week of Sept.14 but Kors is opting out. Instead, the brand could show its Spring 2021 Collection somewhere between mid-October and mid-November.
‘I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change’, Kors told Vogue in a statement. ‘It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community about the calendar – from Giorgio Armani to Dries Van Noted to Gucci to YSL to major retailers around the globe – about ways in which we can slow down the process and improve the way we work’.
He continued, ‘We’ve all had time to reflect and analyze things, and I think many agree that it’s time for a new approach for a new era’.
Michael Kors is nor looking to present just two collections a year. Top designers usually participate in up to six shows including everything from haute couture to ready – to – wear collections.