There is no question New York Fashion Week has changed tremendously. Indeed it is no longer business as usual with the unveiling by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) of a truncated fashion week that moved from seven to five days, and an attempt to be more diverse and inclusive. Also, for the first time in the history, the shows are now accessible to the general public. When you add the foregoing with the current realities of the US-China trade wars, and a retail apocalypse, among other things, it becomes clear the fashion industry has to begin having meaningful conversations about its future. In the past four years alone, there have been over 68 major retail companies that have filed for bankruptcy.
In the just concluded New York Fashion Week, show producers invited some of your favorite industry professionals to discuss the business of fashion, in a series titled, ‘The Talks at NYFW.’ This is the second year of producers of NYFW implementing the series.
Watch and listen to the conversations below.