Vera Wang Will Not Show At New York Fashion Week Next Season

BY Maddison Glendinning / Nov 21 2016 / 19:13 PM

The second designer to announce their departure from the event

Vera Wang Will Not Show At New York Fashion Week Next Season
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Over the weekend, Hugo Boss announced it would not show at New York Fashion Week to focus on restructuring at the company and now Vera Wang has followed suit. 

Instead of showing a collection during NYFW, WWD reports that Wang is planning to show her A/W17 collection through a short film, which is set to be released on February 28. 

The move isn't enitrely unprompted, as Vera will receive the honour of being named a Chevalier of France's National Order of the Legion of Honor in Paris during Fashion Week, and the film's launch date coicincides with the first day of PFW.

Wang told WWD that she may not return to fashion week. "Probably we will, but maybe in a different format," she said, adding that the mele of models, hair and make-up artists and general scheduling is offputting. "It's a battle royale for everybody... everybody is just crammed in. [Also] there aren't many locations available. That's a limitation when you're trying to express a point of view... Not all of us can take the Armory in order to create a world."