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Next summer, thousands of dudes may descend upon our city for the first-ever, CFDA-sanctioned New York Men's Fashion Week—should it find a title sponsor, anyway. "We have a little bit of money committed, but we need a little bit more," CEO Steven Kolb told WWD.
Shows are expected to take place between July 20th and 22nd, following complaints of menswear being overshadowed by the women's shows in February and September, though there's no word of where. But imagine the delicious men's street style that will inevitably come.
While WWD predicts that labels who already show collections over the summer are unlikely to participate (Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors), many menswear designers who present in New York in September are already excited: "Yes, I've heard, and, yes, I will be participating," Todd Snyder told the paper. "I think it's great for men's wear, but we need the big guys to support it, as well ... Calvin, Varvatos, Ralph."
Duckie Brown designer Daniel Silver agrees, but shares a different concern: "We deserve a men's week or a men's moment every season here in New York City. The question is, can I get the same amount of press coverage as I do showing the first days of the women's calendar?"