On Tuesday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America released a preliminary New York Fashion Week schedule with one major difference: the men's and women's calendars will overlap. Tom Ford will bridge the gap, showing on the last day for the men's shows with a women's focused show, featuring maybe a few men's looks on February 6 at 8 p.m., WWD is reporting. Ford's move to show men's and women's collections together speaks to a growing trend in the industry: More and more runways are going co-ed, including Gucci, Burberry, and Celine.
Menswear designers Joseph Abboud, Dyne, N. Hoolywood, Landlord, and Linder will show on February 4, followed by Todd Snyder and Robert Geller on February 5. The following day, February 7, Ralph Lauren will open for the women's shows at 10 a.m. French accessories brand Longchamp will return to the calendar after its first NYFW show last September.
In September, Jean-Raymond presented a seemingly radical vision for his spring 2019 show: “a world devoid of angst of racism and imagined what Black American life would be like if it were had been left untouched, unmolested, and unbothered,” according to a press release at the time.
We'll be sure to update this post as we learn more.