The CFDA, which owns the Fashion Calendar, will organize the shows aligned with New York Men’s Market Week.
“American menswear has never been stronger or more creative,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. “There are many reasons the CFDA is launching New York Fashion Week: Men’s. It gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry.”
Dockers will be the official sponsor of the Emerging Designers category. The confirmed designers showing are: Lucio Castro, Timo Weiland, Ricardo Seco, Engineered For Motion, Anzevino Getty, deTROIT, Gypsy Sport, and THORSUN.
“The Dockers brand is excited to be a part of menswear history by becoming a founding partner of New York Fashion Week: Men’s and providing emerging designers the platform to amplify their passion,” said Lisa Collier, president of the Dockers brand. “At the Dockers brand, we invented a category that lives between jeans and suits, and we understand the importance of supporting innovation. We believe success is a reflection of intent and are proud to stand by these individuals as they begin their journey.”
The first standalone showcase for American men’s fashion will be held Skylight Clarkson Square, and will showcase Spring 2016 collections. New York Fashion Week: Men’s will feature a mix of runway shows, presentations and special events.