The Business of Fashion

The Future of New York Fashion Week

Listen in app
This week on The BoF Podcast, designer Jason Wu and BoF’s senior correspondent Chantal Fernandez examine the evolving purpose of runway shows and what New York Fashion Week might look like after the pandemic.
Fashion Week looks very different this season, with most designers choosing to present their collections through digital lookbooks and short films instead of traditional runway shows. But even after the pandemic subsides, New York Fashion Week isn’t likely to revert to its prior form. As BoF senior correspondent Chantal Fernandez reported in a BoF Professional article last week, the “unbundling” of New York Fashion Week has been happening for years.
”What worked 10, 15 years ago, doesn’t work today,” designer Jason Wu told BoF’s Imran Amed on this week’s podcast. “The backbone of American fashion has always been about diversifying and being less traditional in its approach in what luxury and what fashion looks like.”
”Fashion week has become something of a different creature, but that happened long before the pandemic,” he added. “I feel like it’s my job to keep part of it alive, even though it’s forever changing.”

External clip courtesy of Fashion By Look - Eleanor Lambert: Defining Decades of Fashion
To subscribe to The BoF Podcast, please follow this link.

Related Articles:
The Unbundling of New York Fashion Week
What Is New York Fashion Week Without Its Billion-Dollar Brands?
How Independent Fashion Brands Are Navigating the Crisis

Join BoF Professional for the analysis and advice you need. Get 30 days for just $1 or explore group subscriptions for your business.


    How did you like the book?

    Sign in or Register
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)