It looks like Milan is going to get its way in September 2012 and will be able to show its designers’ spring 2013 collections from September 19-25. Diane von Furstenberg had indicated last month that the CFDA would “bite the bullet” and switch dates, and now that appears to be the official plan, WWD is reporting.
New York and London will both agree to move its show dates back a week–New York will run from September 6-13 and London from September 14-18–with a few caveats. Since New York will have to deal with showing during Labor Day week (something they had wanted to avoid) and London had potential venue difficulties because of the Olympics, these cities want to make sure a conflict like this doesn’t happen again.
In order to officially implement this schedule change for the spring 2013 shows, the CFDA sent Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana president Mario Boselli a proposal that he and his Paris counterparts agree to the second-Thursday rule for the long term. (Remember, Boselli had claimed that starting fashion month the second Thursday of September had never been a long-term agreement. The CFDA thought otherwise, and that’s the source of the disagreement.) Boselli reportedly has a meeting scheduled November 30 to consider the proposal. Paris has wisely kept its mouth shut during this entire fiasco, and appears to be sticking to that plan of action through these current negotiations.
Here’s hoping an agreement is reached soon. In the meantime, we wouldn’t suggest making any travel plans for the spring 2013 shows just yet.