John Varvatos is pleased to announce he will show his Spring 2016 collection at the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the new standalone showcase for American men’s fashion created by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Mr. Varvatos will close the historic men’s event with a runway fashion show on Thursday, July 16.
“From the time I started my brand in 2000, the timing between NYFW and the menswear calendar was never truly aligned,” said John Varvatos. “After eight years of showing in NY, I moved my show to Milan and gained a global audience. We’ve shown there for the past seven years and it’s been a wonderful experience and a real boost for our international growth. Last month, we opened a store in my hometown of Detroit and we received such an overwhelmingly positive response that it made me want to bring the fashion show back to New York. I am very excited about coming home to help launch the first ever NYC menswear week!”
Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, said, “John Varvatos is quintessentially American, a leading menswear brand, a global success, and the CFDA is proud to welcome John back home. Having him show during New York Fashion Week: Men’s solidifies our efforts and emphasizes the importance of New York City as an international influence on the business of menswear.”
The move is a return for Mr. Varvatos whose last New York fashion show was in Spring 2008. For the following thirteen seasons, Mr. Varvatos presented his runway show in Milan, Italy.