We don't even have our full show schedules for Spring 09 Fashion Week (less than three months away!) and we're already reading about Fall 09, which apparently is already causing some scheduling troubles. The CFDA just announced that New York's designers won't show during the expected dates, February 6th to 13th, but instead from the 13th to the 20th. This is an annoying announcement to the British Fashion Council, because that means that New York's shows will run straight over London's. And since nobody else is pushing their dates forward but New York, that means that London only has four full days to show, from February 21st to 24th, before Milan kicks off on the 25th. Clearly, they're miffed. The CFDA said they've moved the February dates because this somehow affects the scheduling for Spring 2010 next September, which they're trying to set up as a little further away from Labor Day. One editor recently said to us, "But London doesn't really need more than four days to show", but we think this could mean more Style.com checking for a lot of editors, and maybe four free days in Rome and Florence...
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Fashion Week Scheduling Conflict Finally Over (For Now): New York and London Confirm September Dates
The fashion week scheduling nightmare appears to finally be over, at least for now. September 2012 dates for New York and London have just been confirmed, officially, and both cities have agreed to move their dates earlier. New York Fashion Week will take place September 6-13 and London will follow from 14-18, according to a press release the CFDA and the BFC sent out this morning. WWD reports that Milan's Fashion Shows will take place September 18 through 25 and Paris September 25 through October 2. The news comes following more than three months of back and forth between the four fashion capitals after Milan set their September show dates to conflict directly with New York and London and then couldn't be reasoned with, digging its heels further into the ground as the months wore on. The agreement they seem to have reached is the same one New York and London proposed back in November (which DVF referred to as "biting the bullet"). So then why has it taken this long to confirm?
London Fashion Week Will Begin Selling Tickets to Runway Shows [UPDATED]
Starting in September, the event will officially cater to the public in addition to press and buyers.