New York Fashion Week will kick off the Spring 2019 season on Thursday, September 6 (not counting a few early shows from the likes of Alexander Wang and Narciso Rodriguez that happened last month). In addition to the NYFW mainstays—Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Oscar de la Renta—there are new brands and runway returns that will make the week exciting.
After a single show in Paris, Rodarte is returning on Sunday, September 10, at 6pm They will be joined by their fellow former Americans in Paris Proenza Schouler, who will show on Monday, September 10, at 4pm. Out-of-towners are turning up too, with Vivienne Westwood topping the list. The politically minded designer will do a presentation on September 6—the bad news: It’s only for buyers.
Something to consider as you map out your NYFW schedule: After-dark fashion shows are not going away. Every night has an 8pm or 9pm show, kicking off with Tom Ford on September 5 at 8pm, and running through the week with Jeremy Scott, Kith, The Blonds, Pyer Moss, Area, Opening Ceremony, Calvin Klein, and one extremely big name, to be announced. Don’t think this excuses you from busy mornings, though; The Row is still showing at 9am on September 10.
As for what’s new, LVMH Special Prize winner Kozaburo Akasaka will present his menswear at NYFW, as will Rosario Dawson’s sustainable brand Studio 189. It doesn’t get more establishment than Ralph Lauren. The American design legend is hosting a 50th-anniversary fête in Central Park on the 7th. As always, Marc Jacobs will be the last big blast of NYFW with a 6pm—promptly 6pm, we remind you—show on Wednesday, September 12.
This article was first published on Vogue.com