Altuzarra is the latest to join the growing list of designers exiting the New York Fashion Week calendar. In a statement released this morning, the brand announced it will be moving its collections to Paris.
Starting with its Spring 2018 collection in September, the fashion house’s runway shows will align with the Paris Fashion Week calendar. With the overseas move, the brand hopes to build upon its international presence.
“I was born and raised in Paris and the city holds a very deep personal significance for me. This has been a dream of mine since the very beginning and now the time feels right. I am honored to be invited by La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode to show in my hometown of Paris,” the designer said in a statement released by the brand.
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Over the past seasons, more and more designers have opted to move their New York based shows to other cities. The Fall 2017 collections saw designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Rebecca Minkoff, and Rachel Zoe staging shows in Los Angeles as opposed to New York. Most recently, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte also made the plunge from New York to Paris to show during the Couture Week schedule. Then there’s designers like Opening Ceremony and Vetements who are veering away from traditional runway show formats altogether.
Just in case there weren’t enough changes to the New York Fashion Week format, it was also announced last month that Skylight Clarkson Square would no longer be the primary show location starting in 2018.
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US