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Tom Ford Cancels New York Fashion Week Show

The designer will instead release images digitally at a later date.
Tom Ford walks the runway at his September 2021 show.
Tom Ford walks the runway at his September 2021 show. (Dimitrios Kambouris )

Designer Tom Ford has made the decision to cancel his Autumn/Winter 2022 show — which had been scheduled for 8 pm on Feb. 16, the last day of New York Fashion Week — citing recent Covid-19 outbreaks in his Los Angeles design studio and atelier, as well as factory shutdowns in Italy. Images from the collection will now be released at a later date, announced in the coming weeks.

“I am incredibly disappointed not to be able to present a show during New York fashion week as I feel strongly that a live presentation is the best way to convey a clear message for the season,” Ford, who is also the chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), said in a statement. “We have struggled internally over the past month with many of our staff out with Covid in our design studio and atelier in Los Angeles as well as in our factories in Italy. We have tried everything possible to avoid canceling our New York show but ultimately are faced with the sad fact that we will simply not have a completed collection in time....”

In mid-January, the CFDA released its preliminary “American Collections” calendar with a relatively full slate and the caveat that things were likely to change as Omicron variant continued to spread. While Omicron has already peaked in New York City, staffing concerns remain.

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New York Fashion Week Will Go On

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) released its preliminary “American Collections” calendar for the Autumn/Winter 2022 shows, which will take place Feb. 11 to Feb. 16.

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