NYFW Fixture DKNY Cancels Fall 2017 Show

By Concetta Ciarlo

With less than thirty days in the countdown to New York Fashion Week, DKNY has canceled their Fall 2017 show slated for February 15 at 2 pm. Instead, the brand has opted to hold private showroom appointments, according to WWD .

Just one month ago shocking news came that creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne would be resigning from the brand, as well as CEO of Donna Karan International, Caroline Brown. Shortly after,  G-III Apparel Group acquired Donna Karan New York for $650 million.

In fact, DKNY isn’t the only brand sitting out New York Fashion Week; it seems as though there is a designer exodus taking place. Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Rachel Comey, Rachel Zoe, and Rebecca Minkoff have announced plans to leave the east coast and show in L.A. instead.

Gone are the days of the much anticipated New York Fashion Week at one set place, and showgoers have bid adieu to “the tents” entirely. Now, showgoers find themselves splitting their time between Clarkson, Moynihan, The Docs, and other off-site locations. What would Carrie Bradshaw say?

As more designers opt out of fashion week shows entirely, move to the west coast, and show collections off site, only time will tell if fashion will be powered by the people or become more inaccessible than ever before.

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