After menswear shows in London, Paris and Milan have been successful over the years, now New York also gets its own menswear fashion week. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) just announced the launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a standalone showcase for American men’s fashion. The event will take place in Skylight Clarkson Sq kicking off with the spring 2016 collections, scheduled to run July 13-16, 2015. The New York Fashion Week: Men’s will be organized by the CFDA as a biannual initiative aligned with New York Men’s Market Week.

New York Fashion Week: Men’s will be sponsored by Amazon Fashion Group and their portfolio of fashion sites - Amazon Fashion, East Dane and MyHabit – as well as American watch and leather goods brand Shinola as additional support.

Participants range from New York Fashion Week: Men’s pioneer and CFDA member Tommy Hilfiger to Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, Public School and Todd Snyder, amongst others.

"American menswear has never been stronger or more creative. There are many reasons the CFDA is launching New York Fashion Week: Men's," said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. "It gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry. The effort to create standalone men's shows is not just backed by CFDA and participating designers, but also by the American editors and retailers who have contributed as we have built this (…).”