As we reported previously, CFDA had a hard time persuading top-billing menswear designers to showcase their collections for the New York Fashion Week: Men, but the dark clouds have been dispelled.
American menswear designer, John Varvatos has pledged to join the growing roster of menswear designers who will be supporting the men’s fashion week in New York. Mr. Varvatos, having previously been holding his runways in Milan for the past 13 seasons, will be moving his Spring 2016 to align with this week. This will mark the first time in seven years that the designer will hold a fashion show in America.
Mr. Valvatos will be joining a sleuth of top menswear designers like Tommy Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Rag & Bone.
“The power of the American menswear business is built on decades of creativity and a new flux of ideas. From the beginning of planning New York Fashion Week: Men’s, it was our intention that the designers showing be a mix of established and new generation brands to fully represent that power,” said Mr. Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, to the Observer.
New York Fashion Week: Men will start this July at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in west Soho.
For the complete roster of the menswear designers, read more here.