Not just an outward sign of patriotism - think to all the American designers sick and tired to cross the ocean to showcase their collections during the more established european dates - but also a way to underline the menswear's growing importance in the American Fashion industry, aside from the women's calendar.
Supported by Amazon's fashion sites and Detroit-based leather goods company Shinola, the CFDA will present a mix of runway shows (double shot for CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION, already present in the Milan calendar), presentations and special events.
However, changes in the sector bring old accusations back to life: the possibility to copy what designers had seen overseas and -perhaps more plausible - the financial and personal burden for international journalists and buyers to reschedule an extra trip to USA in July.
Risky choice or good idea?
Let's wait and see...