1. Fashion Week Starts In New York
U.S. designers kick off a monthlong fashion marathon of fall 2016 presentations and runways shows on Thursday, Feb. 11, in New York. While some designers continue to move away from the current model (most notably Burberry and Tom Ford announcing big changes last week), there are shows with quite the buzz, including Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 and Rihanna’s first Puma presentation.
2. Skechers Earnings Out Wednesday
The Manhattan Beach, Calif., shoe brand announces earnings on Wednesday, Feb. 10, after market close. Analysts are looking to see if the company beats EPS and revenue in this quarter after last quarter’s miss.
3. Jordan Brand’s 30th Signature Shoe Debuts
Jordan Brand releases the hotly anticipated Jordan XXX on Friday, Feb. 12. The sneaker is the brand’s 30th signature shoe, and NBA Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Russell Westbrook will be the first to debut the sneaker on court.
4. New Hampshire Heads to the Polls
Presidential politics heats up this week with the nation’s first primary election in New Hampshire Tuesday, Feb. 9. As pundits continue their speculation, key issues affecting footwear are starting to become part of the overall election conversation, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
5. All Eyes On The Grammys
Coming off the Super Bowl last night, CBS hosts the Grammys next week, and fashion brands are certain to be vying for key placement on stars like Drake, Adele and Taylor Swift.