Following earlier announcements of Saint Laurent and Gucci, Michael Kors has announced the brand would not be participating in the upcoming season of New York Fashion Week.
Instead, the Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection will be presented sometime between mid-October and mid-November this year. Interestingly, the format of the presentation is still under exploration.
“We are designing and will produce a Spring/Summer collection, which we will unveil at a later date,” said Michael Kors.
In addition, to create a more streamlined approach, Michael Kors Collection will now present and produce two collections per year. One for Spring/Summer and the other – Autumn/Winter.
“I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change,” added Kors.
“Prior to the late 1990s, the New York Spring collections were shown from late October to the beginning of November, after the Paris collections,” continued Kors, “…with the speed of social media, showing the collection closer to when it will be delivered makes logical sense to me.”
Finally, the company will sell the collection to retailers prior to when they reveal it publicly and to the press, allowing for the supply chains and factories to have the appropriate time to produce and ship new clothing and accessories.