Heron Preston Will Make His New York Fashion Week Debut This February
After showing in Paris since 2017, the designer will unveil his FW23 collection in the American fashion capital.
Heron Preston will make his New York Fashion Week debut with a Fall/Winter 2023 runway presentation this February, according to WWD.
The designer, who graduated from NYC’s Parsons School of Design in 2007 and has lived in the city for almost 20 years, has never staged a fashion show on the American fashion capital’s official calendar. He did host a presentation for his collaborative collection with the NYC Department of Sanitation in 2016, but similar to other American designers, he ultimately decided to show in Paris beginning in 2017.
“The CFDA is delighted to welcome Heron Preston to the official NYFW schedule, an addition which reflects the growing importance of New York as a global center for creativity and commerce,” said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of CFDA. “Heron’s homegrown talent has been showcased at international stages, and we are excited to have him here and form part of the collective strength of the American collections next month.”
Preston disclosed that the forthcoming collection will include pieces that “feel very New York,” as well as signature iconography that is “reflective of the city,” per the outlet. Additionally, the designer confirmed that he will unveil a new iteration of his 3D-printed sneaker collaboration with Zellerfeld, along with designs “inspired by found objects” that hold references to Americana, including varsity jackets and denim. “I really want to push the idea of a uniform and the new youth expression,” he said.
Preston has not yet confirmed whether he will stage his future shows in New York, nor has the official schedule been released for this upcoming season.
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