NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Fashionistas, rejoice: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New York Fashion Week will still go ahead next month, but in strict compliance with New York state health and safety guidelines.
NYFW is slated for Sept. 13-17 and will feature live and virtual shows.
Among the guidelines:
- Outdoor events will be capped at 50 people
- Indoor events will be capped at 50 percent capacity and no spectators
- Adhere to social distancing at all times
- Ensure all personnel, vendors, designers, models and guests comply with the provisions of the State's travel advisory
- Diagnostic testing and health screening procedures, including temperature checks prior to admittance
- Limit in-person workforce to only essential personnel on site
- Require face coverings at all times.
"New York City is the fashion capital of the world and New York Fashion Week celebrates the ingenuity of this city, and our unmatched creative talent," Cuomo said. "When COVID-19 hit New York, so many of our cherished events were forced to cancel or be postponed. The pandemic is far from over, but we're proud to support event organizer IMG in moving forward with NYFW, in adherence with strict state public health guidance. Safety, as always, is our top priority and we commend the hosts, and all participating designers, for their innovative, New York Smart solutions to bring this event to life."
Executive Vice President of IMG's Fashion Events Group Leslie Russo said, "The past six months have been exceedingly difficult for the fashion industry, and we are proud to offer an avenue for designers, models, stylists, hair and makeup artists, photographers, production teams - and the innumerable other professionals who work in, or adjacent to, the fashion industry during New York Fashion Week - to safely get back to work this September."
NYFW will support designers including Adeam, Anna's, Alice + Olivia, Amen, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Bronx and Banco, C+ Series, Chloe Gosselin, Chocheng, Christian Cowan, Christian Siriano, Cinq a Sept, Claudia Li, Concept Korea, Faith Connexion, Frere, Jason Wu, Jonathan Simkhai, Kim Shui, Laviebyck, Libertine, Marina Moscone, Maxhosa Africa, Monse, Oqliq, PH5, Private Policy, Proenza Schouler, Raisavanessa, Rebecca Minkoff, Rvng Couture, Studio One Eighty Nine, Tadashi Shoji, Tanya Taylor, Tiffany Brown Designs, Veronica Beard and Victor Glemaud, among others.