Fashion Week Scheduling Controversy Has Been Resolved — For Now

Back in January, we thought the fashion week scheduling controversy had been put to rest. Three months later, the CFDA and the British Fashion Council have confirmed that they are indeed moving their dates to accomodate Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and France’s Chambre Syndicale.

According to WWD:

New York Fashion Week’s dates will run as follows: Sept. 6 through Sept. 13; Feb. 7 through Feb. 14 and Sept. 5 through Sept. 12 in 2013, and Feb. 6 through Feb. 13 and Sept. 4 through Sept. 11 in 2014.

London Fashion Week’s dates will be: Sept. 14 through Sept. 18; Feb. 15 through Feb. 19 and Sept. 13 through Sept. 17 in 2013, and Feb. 14 through Feb. 18 and Sept. 12 through Sept. 16 in 2014.

Milan’s fashion shows will take place Sept. 19 through Sept. 25, then Feb. 20 through Feb. 26 and Sept. 18 through Sept. 24 in 2013. The Camera has not yet confirmed its show dates for 2014.

The slotted Paris dates are as follows: Sept. 25 through Oct. 3; Feb. 26 to March 6 and Sept. 24 to Oct. 2 in 2013, and Feb. 25 to March 5 and Sept. 23 to Oct. 1 in 2014.

For years, the New York shows started on the second Thursdays of September and February, but this will no longer be the case — at least until the arrangement is revisited for the 2015 dates. CFDA CEO Steven Kolb explained: “We worked hard to get Paris and Milan to agree with the second Thursday start and, unfortunately, we were unable to convince them otherwise, and so our first Thursday start is based on Paris and Milan’s decision to not move their dates.”

New York Fashion Week could be seeing even more changes in the near future. WWD reports there is tension between IMG (who run NYFW) and Lincoln Center (where NYFW is currently held). When the five-year contract between the two is up in 2015, NYFW might switch venues; Hudson Yards has been named a frontrunner.


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