Her dress was the highlight of the year’s prom season, and news that, the then, 18-year-old student had designed it herself made the dress all the more astonishing.

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Kyemah McEntyre, African American Fashion, Black Fashion, African American News, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Credit: Kyemah McEntyre

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New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the “Big 4”, along with those in Paris, London and Milan. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) created the modern notion of a centralized “New York Fashion Week” in 1993, although cities like London were already using their city’s name in conjunction with the words “fashion week” in the 1980s. NYFW is based on a much older series of events called “Press Week”, founded in 1942.

It has consisted of numerous branded events, such as Olympus Fashion Week New York, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, and many independent fashion productions around town.

Producers of New York Fashion Week include IMG and FTL Moda, in conjunction with Fashion Week Online.

A centralized calendar of citywide events (including those affiliated with WME/IMG) is kept by the CFDA, and was acquired from calendar founder Ruth Finley.

The economic impact of New York Fashion Week is estimated at $887 million. (Wikipedia).


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