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Changes are Coming to NYFW 2020. But Will There Be Real Change?

Earlier this week, New York Fashion Week announced that the annual show will go on Sept. 13-16 at Spring Studios.

NYFW will have both live and virtual fashion shows, presentations, and programming including live-streamed runway shows, exclusive content and cultural programming.

The live shows will follow New York State’s health and safety guidelines for COVID-19, including outdoor events with no more than 50 people and indoor events at half its usual capacity and no spectators.

NYFW also announced some of the designers showing in September, including Chrisitan Siriano (one of the few designers who use plus size models on the runway.) A standout of the show is Lowe's, who will showcase some set décor "edits" curated by designers Jason Wu, Rebecca Minkoff and Siriano. The items featured on the designers’ sets shoppable from and streamable on Lowe's Twitter.

While COVID-19 is introducing changes to the show, will we see more permanent changes to the catwalk at NYFW this September? Last year, representation of models of color and size dropped across the board according to The Fashion Spot. Very few designers worked with models over a size 10, with the exceptions of Siriano and Chromat (also returning this season).


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