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Cuomo clears New York Trend Week this fall, however the runways might be exterior or with out an viewers

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View of NYFW: The Exhibits and BMW signage exterior Spring Studios throughout New York Trend Week: The Exhibits – Day three at Spring Studios on February 08, 2020 in New York Metropolis.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated Tuesday New York Trend Week can return in September, however the runways might be topic to quite a few security measures to guard in opposition to the coronavirus, together with holding exhibits exterior or with out an viewers.

The annual style present might be allowed to host the world’s prime designers as scheduled for Sept. 13 to 17, however even out of doors audiences might be capped at 50 folks, Cuomo stated. No spectators might be allowed for indoor runway exhibits, which may also be restricted to 50% capability, he stated. 

This yr’s NYFW may also function extra digital occasions, together with “live-streamed runway exhibits, unique designer-related content material and cultural programming,” in response to a press launch. 

“The previous six months have been exceedingly troublesome for the style business, and we’re proud to supply an avenue for designers, fashions, stylists, hair and make-up artists, photographers, manufacturing groups — and the innumerable different professionals who work in, or adjoining to, the style business throughout New York Trend Week — to securely get again to work this September,” Leslie Russo, govt vice chairman of IMG’s Trend Occasions Group, stated in an announcement. 

NYFW has grow to be a serious income supply for New York Metropolis previously, producing almost $900 million every year and greater than $500 million in vacationer spending, in response to previous estimates. Whereas this yr’s occasion will see much less folks, it is one other instance of New York regularly reopening after taming the coronavirus’ unfold for weeks.

New York Metropolis, as soon as thought-about the nation’s Covid-19 epicenter, has just lately allowed gyms and museums to reopen with restricted capability and sporting occasions, together with the U.S. Open tennis event scheduled to start subsequent week, to return with no spectators. 

“When Covid-19 hit New York, so a lot of our cherished occasions had been compelled to cancel or be postponed. The pandemic is much from over, however we’re proud to help occasion organizer IMG in transferring ahead with NYFW, in adherence with strict state public well being steerage,” Cuomo stated in a press launch. 

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