New York Fashion Week may still be a month away, but there’s another major shakeup in the schedule.
Following last week’s announcement that Proenza Schouler would be showing at an earlier time slot (to accommodate their party) comes the news from WWD that Tommy Hilfiger will also be switching his show date.
In the past Hilfiger has presented his women’s collection Sunday evening; now his show will follow Carolina Herrera with a Monday morning time slot. This year’s show will be staged at Pier 94 on Monday September 9 at 11 a.m.
WWD notes that Hilfiger is taking the slot which has been occupied by Belstaff for two seasons; Belstaff, in which Hilfiger is an investor, will host a presentation that Sunday instead.
Hilfiger is also canceling his menswear show–an interesting move, considering that his menswear currently accounts for 60 percent of his business. The company plans to focus on reaching out directly to the customer through digital and in-store channels instead.
Finally, the brand’s menswear consultant Simon Spurr has left the company–reportedly under amicable conditions. Maybe he’s working on his own line again?