For the first time since February 2020, a fashion week will again take place in New York, after the previous editions could not take place physically due to the corona virus. However, according to The New York Post, the event will be approached differently than before and everyone present must be able to show a vaccination certificate and wearing a mouth cap is strongly recommended.
The rule does not only apply to the models and designers, but also to make-up artists, technical crew, journalists, visitors and other attendees.
Fashion week kicks off on September 8 and takes place in various locations around the city, including Battery Park, The Rainbow Room, SoHo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Where previously about 230,000 people came to the event, the organization has now halved this number to continue to implement the corona rules.
For example, between 150 and 200 people will now be present at a show, where there were previously more than 500. The number of friends and family present will also be reduced, so that professionals from the industry in particular can find a place. International press, buyers and models are also unable to attend fashion week due to the entry ban.
‘Vaccination proof no more than normal’
“New York Fashion Week isn’t coming back as we hoped, but this is better than doing everything digital. We’re going to make the most of it,” said Fashion Law Institute director Susan Scafidi. Some shows will take place digitally, as there is not room for all 119 shows on the schedule.
Fashion week founder Fern Mallis calls showing a vaccination certificate “no more than normal and very important”. “Designers themselves have indicated that they do not want large groups of audiences, because the delta variant is still strongly present in the United States. They understand that they have to do it differently than before and above all want everyone who is present to be protected by the vaccine and consider others.”