Not even a pandemic could stop New York Fashion Week, though it did look different. This past week the shows went on without the typical fanfare, and with far fewer fans.
Perhaps the biggest change came from some of the biggest designers forgoing Fashion Week all together.
“We wanted to be respectful with what’s happening with everything around us,” said Tory Burch. It isn’t that the designer and her team aren’t working, but in March the chief creative officer of her namesake brand shut down her office and 300 stores worldwide.
“Quite honestly, we were fighting for every bit of business that we could get,” said Burch.
As the U.S. went on lockdown, clothing store sales plunged a record