The CFDA on Friday published a preliminary schedule for New York Fashion Week’s spring 2017 season taking place Sept. 7 to 15. The calendar is still subject to change but for the time being, some notable changes and additions: Tom Ford is returning to New York, effectively opening the season with a presentation on Sept. 7. After a hiatus, Thakoon Panichgul is back on the schedule with a show Sept. 8. Incoming from Paris is Akris, the Switzerland-based label, which is doing a one-season only switch-up by showing in New York instead of Paris on Sept. 9.
Lest anyone forget, Public School retimed its show entirely, opting out of Fashion Week and showing in June. But apparently Public School’s designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow were fond of their traditional Sunday, 11 a.m. time slot because they’ve claimed it for their DKNY show. In lieu of a show, Diane von Furstenberg will be holding appointments all day on Sept. 11. Oscar de la Renta has moved to Monday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. instead of its traditional Tuesday evening slot. Joseph Altuzarra has moved from his traditional Saturday night show to Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m.
Speaking of Sept. 11, this year marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The CFDA is working with its members and the city of New York to acknowledge the anniversary of the terrorist attack, which occurred during New York Fashion Week.
The full preliminary schedule can be viewed at CFDA.com. The CFDA pointed out on its web site that the official schedule is tidier than its ever been since the organization acquired it in 2014 and put in place a formal application process. The web site notes that in September 2014, 394 shows and presentations were listed. Last year 192 designers were approved, and this year’s tally is at 119 shows and presentations — so far.