NEW YORK — Can New York support a dedicated men’s fashion week?
Two of the apparel industry’s most influential organizations, trade show producer ENK International and fashion show organizer IMG, have partnered in an effort to create a unified and vibrant men’s fashion and market week. Their plan calls for encouraging men’s designers to stage runway shows during the traditional men’s market weeks in mid-January and July—when ENK’s Collective and Blue shows, as well as Advanstar Communications’ Project, are held—rather than during the currently sanctioned fashion weeks in February and September, which are dominated by women’s shows.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"