Giant cruise shows. The planned exercises of one-upsmanship formerly known as cruise, which were adding a third show season to the traditional two — you know, the ones where Louis Vuitton goes to Rio or Dior to Marrakesh and they bring all the bells and whistles and models and V.I.C.s (very important clients) for a three-day shindig and show — were canceled this year, and there are no signs that any company plans to restart them. Gucci publicly committed to only two shows a year, and the C.F.D.A. and B.F.C. came out in favor of the change.
Elizabeth Suzann, a Nashville label known for its devotion to slow fashion and linen sack dresses, closed in April after seven years.
Jeffrey, a wildly influential high-end store in Atlanta, Manhattan and Palo Alto, Calif., opened in New York City in the meatpacking district in 1999 and closed for good in May, by order of Nordstrom, its owners.
The Modist, a luxury fashion e-commerce platform catering to modest dressers, closed in April.
Peter Pilotto, the women’s wear label founded in London by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, won acclaim for its elegant shapes, digital prints and a cultish celebrity following. They designed Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress last year. But an Instagram post this spring confirmed that they had decided to press “pause” on the brand, for now.
Sies Marjan was one of the most hyped new labels on the New York fashion scene. It was founded in 2016 by the Dutch designer Sander Lak, who was an alumnus of Dries Van Noten and a fierce advocate for a rainbow palette in a city renowned for its penchant for black. The closure of stores because of the coronavirus, coupled with the downfall of Barneys New York, where Sies Marjan had an exclusive deal, hit the business hard. On June 16, Mr. Lak announced that it was shutting its doors. Hours later, the official Sies Marjan Instagram account was deleted. He didn’t say what he would do next.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/article/fashion-week-trends-2020.html