The slew of changes hitting New York Fashion Week aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Following venue shifts and some brands leaving the New York calendar altogether, Narciso Rodriguez is the latest designer bowing out of a traditional NYFW runway show this season.
According to WWD, the brand is skipping a formal show this September and instead hosting private showroom appointments on the first official day of the NYFW calendar (September 6). Rodriguez‘s usual time slot on the calendar conflicts with Ralph Lauren’s plan to stage his show in Bedford, New York this season—though that reportedly has nothing to do with the designer‘s cancellation.
There’s still over a month until the Spring 2018 shows unfold in New York, but the Fashion Week calendar is already in the midst of a massive shake-up. Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Monique Lhuiller have already shown their collections during Paris Couture Week, while Altuzarra has moved his show to the Paris RTW calendar.
Tommy Hilfiger, meanwhile, is opting out of New York for the second season in a row as he plans to debut his next collection with Gigi Hadid in London. Which begs the question: how many designers will be left standing in New York this season?