It’s been rumored, but now it’s official: men are getting their very own New York Fashion Week. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today the launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a standalone showcase for American men’s fashion in the Big Apple. The biannual event is set to kick off July 13-16, 2015 with the debut of the Spring 2016 collections. Said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb of the endeavor:
There are many reasons the CFDA is launching New York Fashion Week: Men’s. It gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry.
Presented by Amazon and its fashion sites Amazon Fashion, East Dane, and MyHabit with additional support from Shinola, the first edition of NYFW: Men’s will coincide with New York Men’s Market Week and will feature a mix of runway shows, presentations, and other special events and is currently set to include the likes of Calvin Klein Collection, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, rag & bone, Public School, Billy Reid, Todd Snyder, Michael Bastian, Ovadia & Sons, Robert Geller, Duckie Brown, Patrik Ervell, Orley, and Kent and Curwen with more names to be confirmed in the near future.