The New York Fashion Week spring 2021 season is unlike any others due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With most shows and events going virtual, the general public now has more ways to participate than ever before.
Most designers are taking on hybrid formats for their fashion shows, including livestreams, look books, videos or other digital activations. Jason Wu and Rebecca Minkoff, for example, are hosting physical shows and events with a limited audience that will be simultaneously livestreamed.
In addition to fashion shows, the season will also include free events and programming that people can access digitally. For example, IMG is returning with its series of panels and events, this time with the Black in Fashion Council, The Wall Group and Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, among others.
Here, WWD rounds up the free virtual events taking place during New York Fashion Week spring 2021.