The industry underwent major restructuring. Designers left, fashion week locations and formats changed and movements continued.
New York Fashion Week Men’s premiered the second week of July. For the first time in NYFW history, men’s fashion had a week of their own, which shows just how serious men’s Ready-To-Wear is being taken in the industry. Skylight Clarkson hosted NYFW Men’s which became the new home for NYFW both men and women’s; the former runway locations at Lincoln Center were officially retired.
JULY 29, 2015
Alexander Wang left Balenciaga.
OCTOBER 22, 2015
Raf Simons left Dior.
OCTOBER 27, 2015
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Albar Elbaz left Lanvin.
Gucci launched its Cruise 2016 campaign which is banned in the U.K. for featuring models who appear to be unhealthily thin in efforts to improve body positivity images in the industry.
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The CFDA announced they are planning to reformat NYFW.
JANUARY 20, 2016
Grace Coddington stepped down as Creative Director of Vogue.
FEBRUARY F/W 2016 FASHION WEEK
Designers such as Burberry, Tom Ford and Rebecca Minkoff announced that this season they would be presenting See Now Buy Now collections. This allowed consumers to immediately purchase the clothes and accessories they see on the runways.
MARCH 3, 2016
The CFDA and Boston Consulting Group released their studies regarding the current but outdated fashion industry model for fashion week. Collections are presented six months ahead of the time they are dropped in stores for consumers to purchase which no longer accommodates the modern
consumer. The results were obvious and no definitive solution was determined but multiple solutions were proposed.
APRIL 1, 2016
Hedi Slimane left Saint Laurent.
Christian Louboutin announced expansion of his nude shoe collection to support and encourage diversity.
A version of this entire appeared in the May 2 print edition. Email Gabriella Bower at [email protected]