The invitations are being printed, and the fashion crowds are most definitely shoe-planning. In the lead-up to New York Fashion Week, which begins Sept. 7, Footwear News is rounding up what you need to know now.
Tom Ford Returns
After taking a break from New York and previewing his collection in various videos, Tom Ford returns to the Big Apple for a closed presentation on Sept. 7.
Rihanna Hosts Two Store Appearances
Rihanna will be attending pre-fashion week events at Foot Locker’s Six:02 and Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate her Fenty x Puma collection on Sept. 6.
Kith Gets in on NYFW
Ronnie Fieg is bringing Kith’s sneaker-meets-fashion spirit to a runway show on Sept. 13.
Yeezy Season 4 On Day 1
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Historically, New York Fashion Week saves the biggest and best shows for last, but this time around, it is definitely feeling different. Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy Season 4 collection to the first day of fashion week on Sept. 7.
Under Armour Announces Special Collection
The Baltimore-athletic giant is joining the fashion week spotlight with a special show at the end of the week. The new show will highlight its athleisure, fashion-driven line called Under Armour Sportswear, designed by Tim Coppens.
Jimmy Choo Turns 20
Iconic brand Jimmy Choo is hosting a major birthday bash on Sept. 8 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Among the big names attending: Mary J. Blige, Virgil Abloh, Amber Valletta, Sasha Pivovarova, Milla Jovovich, Lexi Boling, Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes and Xiao Wen Ju.
Tommy Hilfiger Throws A Carnival
Once again, American-designer Tommy Hilfiger is going big for fashion week. The designer will present a see-now, buy-now collection and collaboration with fashion-it girl Gigi Hadid at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 9. Look for carnival rides and state-fair-worthy food at the South Street Seaport Pier 19 and half an audience of ready-and-willing consumers. The pier will be open to the public on Sept. 10 from noon to 9 p.m.