New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is the idea of fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert. The event was started in 1943. After American designers had previously been ignored in favor of Paris, the context of World War II provided the opportunity to take a closer look at local talent. Held in February and September, New York Fashion Week until recently showcased both mens and women’s collections together. Following London’s example, New York adopted its first men’s fashion week with New York Fashion Week Men’s in July 2015. Brands that are synonymous with New York include Calvin Klein, Billy Reid, John Elliott, and Robert Geller.