Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America released the official schedule for its Fall2023 shows at New York Fashion Week in February. Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy will kick off the season on Friday, February 11, returning to New York to show in person after staying in Los Angeles last year. (They showed their spring 75 collection at the Westbeth Artists’ Residence in the West Village.)
Thom Browne is also returning to New York City, on Valentine’s Day Hold a show. For nearly a decade, the newly appointed CFDA chairman has been a mainstay of Parisian couture collections. Heron Preston, another American designer with a firm foothold in the City of Lights, returns to New York in February 11 — This is his first “formal fashion show” in the city. Spanish stalwart Palomo Spain is headed to New York in February for a runway show 11, following last season’s European invasion of Marni and Fendi.
Elsewhere on the schedule, Collina Strada’s Hillary Taymour will retain her opening day 6pm slot, while Luar will take the 8pm slot previously held by Tom Ford End this week. After Estée Lauder agreed to acquire the Tom Ford brand late last year, the designer will no longer appear on the runway, and the fall collection will be released online instead. Tommy Hilfiger and Peter Do have also been absent from the official calendar so far after staging a major fashion show last season.
The five-day week will feature showcases and demos from over 75 designers, including Anna Sui (returning after over a year) – half away), Eckhaus Latta, Puppets and Puppets, Tory Burch, Khaite, Frederick Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Willy Chavarria, and Elena Velez, among others.