Mandatory masks, tests as NY Fashion Week embraces ‘new normal’

Mandatory masks, tests as NY Fashion Week embraces ‘new normal’


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Fashionistas will be accessorising their outfits with mandatory masks to attend New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring-Summer2022 – Womenswear – New York – © PixelFormula

With a return to physical shows in September following virtual fashion weeks earlier in the pandemic, organisers are embracing a “new normal” mix of in-person and digital presentations.

Designers like Michael KorsCarolina HerreraChristian SirianoIMG Fashion

Others like Badgley MischkaTadashi Shoji

“It’s the new normal. This season there will be indoor mask wearing that’ll be a requirement across all shows, proof of vaccination, that will be a must,” Noah

“Those who are eligible to be boosted will be required to show proof of doing so. If not, they’ll have to provide a PCR test within 48 hours or an Antigen test within six hours.”

Carolina Herrera – Spring-Summer2022 – Womenswear – New York – © PixelFormula

Like last season, guest lists are smaller with about 200 spectators expected on average.

“The biggest challenge will be for the decision makers of who gets to attend the shows since across the board there will be decreased capacities similar to what we saw last season,” Kozlowski said.

Some designers are absent from the schedule. Tom Ford

New York, which kicks off the seasonal catwalk calendar, is known for established brands and newer streetwear labels.

“American fashion has never been as powerful as it (is) right now,” Women’s Wear Daily style director Alex Badia said.
After New York, fellow fashion capitals London, Milan and Paris also plan busy in-person show schedules.

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