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CFDA shortens New York Fashion Week

The CFDA has announced that it will be shortening the New York Fashion Week calendar by one day. Marc Jacobs will close the SS 2018 shows on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

This change will take out the second Thursday in the schedule. The CFDA has confirmed that Calvin Klein and Tom Ford will both show on the first day – Thursday, Sept. 7 – at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

“The CFDA, through the Fashion Calendar, has been working with the industry to improve the overall New York Fashion Week experience and better serve attendees,” the CFDA said in a statement.

The NYFW lineup has gone through several changes in the past season, including the loss of Proenza Schouler and Rodarte, who will be showing outside of the NYFW schedule in Paris. There was also Hood by Air, who will not be in operation for the time being.

The schedule was made more succinct in hopes of strengthening the week overall.

“It’s important to have strong opening and closing shows,” Mark Beckham, the CFDA’s vice president of marketing, said in  WWD report. “But it’s just as important to have strong designers showing every day.”

With a few months until fashion week, the CFDA is working with designers to piece together the official schedule.

“The CFDA is still working on finalizing other shifts throughout the week, doing its best to work with brands to ensure that the calendar is meeting designer needs and maximizing their presence during the week,” the organization said.

By Erin Murphy

Is this the start of sweeping change for Fashion Week or is it just a band-aid on the bigger issue of the broken fashion system? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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