In recent years NYFW has expanded to an eight-day official schedule. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced that they’re cutting the official schedule back a day to just seven starting with the Spring 2017 shows scheduled for next September.
Marc Jacobs will keep his traditional closing event status, but his show will be moved from Thursday to Wednesday, September 13th at 6 p.m. Calvin Klein will officially kick off the fashion week on the first Thursday, September 7th.
It’s the latest sign that the CFDA is cracking down on scheduling excess. Last season, the organization got into had problems with Kanye West after he arbitrarily added his latest Yeezy showing last minute in the middle of Fashion Week with no respect for the rest of the shows. West had done this in the past, but the CFDA finally spoke up and they have reached an agreement moving forward.
The can’t miss show of the week will probably be Tom Ford. He’ll close out the opening Thursday.