Michael Kors To Present Spring 2021 Collection Via A Multilayered Digital Experience This Fall

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Michael Kors Collection Spring 2020.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — Last month, D.M. Fashion Book reported that American fashion designer Michael Kors announced that he has opted out of New York Fashion Week (see it here), scheduled this year for the week of September 14, in favor of a spring 2021 presentation in the mid-October to mid-November time frame. “I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change,” Kors said in a statement, when we first reported this story. “It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community about the calendar—from Giorgio Armani to Dries Van Noten to Gucci to YSL to major retailers around the globe—about ways in which we can slow down the process and improve the way we work. We’ve all had time to reflect and analyze things, and I think many agree that it’s time for a new approach for a new era.”

Michael Kors said today he will present his spring 2021 collection via a multilayered digital experience on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.

The spring 2021 collection will be broadcast across the brand’s social and digital platforms globally. Kors will personally present the collection to members of the press in presentations on Oct. 14 live and via video appointments.

“It is key for us to be able to bring our collection to life and translate that in-person runway show experience as best as possible to the digital world,” said Kors. “To ensure the press and consumers alike are able to view the clothes and accessories in detail, virtually, is my top priority.”

As reported, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has shortened its New York Fashion Week this season only from Sept. 14 to 16 and anticipates that participating designers will show virtually.

In addition to Kors, Marc Jacobs (see it here), Ralph Lauren (see it here), Tommy Hilfiger and Tory Burch have said they wouldn’t be having a live show in  September. Tom Ford, chairman of the CFDA, said he wasn’t planning to have a formal fashion show, but was planning something digital. Gabriela Hearst plans to show during Paris Fashion Week (see it here), which is moving ahead with a mix of physical and digital shows.

IMG, which plans NYFW: The Shows from Sept. 10 through 17, has been gauging interest from designers for hosting immersive runway shows and presentations to pop-up shops, outdoor experiences, livestreamed productions, design installations, original films and 360-degree photography on and off its footprint at Spring Studios.

Michael Kors Collection Spring 2020.

Photos Credit: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

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