Instead, this year’s fashion shows, presentations and other live and virtual programming will be streamed online.
“New York is the fashion capital of the world and New York Fashion Week celebrates this city’s ingenuity and our unparalleled creative talent,” Governor Cuomo said. “Safety, as always, is our top priority and we congratulate the hosts and all participating designers for their innovative New York Smart solutions that brought this event to life.
The statement said the event will take place in accordance with New York Department of Health requirements, designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
Participants will be required to maintain social distancing, comply with travel advisories, and undergo screening tests and procedures like temperature checks. Private events, the release said, cannot be attended by more than 50 people and will take place outside on the roof of Spring Place.
In addition, participation will be limited to essential personnel only and masks will be required.
“When COVID-19 hit New York City, so many of our cherished events were forced to cancel or be postponed,” Cuomo said. “The pandemic is far from over, but we are proud to help the organizer of the IMG event move forward with NYFW, in accordance with strict state public health guidelines. “
IMG’s Fashion Events Group vice president Leslie Russo said she hopes the event will put the fashion industry back on track for success.
“The past six months have been extremely difficult for the fashion industry, and we are proud to provide an avenue for designers, models, stylists, hairstylists and makeup artists, photographers, production teams – and the countless other professionals who work in or near to, the fashion industry during New York Fashion Week – to return to work safely in September, ”Russo said in a statement.
Among the designers who will be attending this year’s Fashion Week are: