New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for the organization of Fashion Week between September 13 and 17 this year. With the new coronavirus pandemic, the event held in one of the fashion capitals of the world will no longer be the same.
“When COVID-19 arrived in New York, many of our dear events were forced to cancel or be postponed,” explained Cuomo. “The pandemic is far from over, but we are proud to support the IMG event organizer in advancing the NYFW, in line with strict state public health guidelines. Safety, as always, is our priority and we commend the hosts, and everyone participating designers, for their innovative New York Smart solutions to bring this event to life. ”
According to the IMG announcement, the NYFW: The Shows event will take place on the scheduled dates with a mix of live and online events. The program should be all outdoors and will no longer feature the trendy closed parades, with the first row.
Among the precautions to be taken, it will be mandatory to check the temperature of all employees and models, who must wear masks. In Paris, Fashion Week is also scheduled to take place between September 28th and October 6th, with safety guidelines determined by public authorities. In March of this year, for the first time in history, the capital experienced a totally virtual event.