The latest development in the ongoing shake-up of global fashion weeks comes from Calvin Klein, having just announced that it will merge its men's and women's shows. The American house, now under the leadership of Raf Simons, will unveil collections for both sexes at a single show during New York Fashion Week on February 10.
Raf's debut is sure to be one of, it not the, most anticipated shows on the fashion calendar, and CK is the latest in a very long line of brands re-thinking the way they show their collections. So far, Gucci, Burberry, Paul Smith, Dsquared2, Antonio Marras, Public School, Vivienne Westwood, Damir Doma, and Vetements have all decided to merge their shows into one, while many labels — notably Burberry — are toying with 'see now, buy now' formats where collections are made available immediately after the show.
With more and more shows getting merged together, it leaves the future of the dedicated menswear weeks uncertain, as shows inevitably get shifted onto the womenswear schedule.
Stay tuned for Raf's debut Calvin Klein collection when it's unveiled at New York Fashion Week on February 10.
For further reading, see what a selection of industry experts thinks when we asked Is Mixing Men’s and Women’s Fashion Shows a Good Idea?