The new CFDA chairman is already switching things up.

Tom Ford will officially take on his new role from June as head of The Council of Fashion Designers of America but that’s not stopping him from suggesting a major new change to New York Fashion Week.


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It’s been reported that the designer has put forward a plan to shorten the September schedule of shows from seven to five days. Summer 2020 runways could now be held from September 6-11 across various venues in the city. Tom Ford is usually the first brand to open NYFW.

He told WWD “All of New York Fashion Week moving toward irrelevance or changing the schedule, trying to reinvigorate it and trying to be as accommodating as possible.”


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This could be a smart move to encourage international press and buyers to travel for the shows as it reduced their cost of staying, but it does mean that some of the designers have to be cut from the schedule.

We are yet to hear the final confirmation.

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