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New York and London Knuckle Under in Dates Squabble

Godfrey Deeny
April 20th, 2012 @ 00:45 AM - Paris

The governing bodies of the fashion runway seasons of both New York and London have announced earlier dates for both their next seasons, effectively conceding defeat to Paris and Milan in a long-running dispute about the global catwalk schedule.

Both the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the British Fashion Council (BFC), the governing bodies of the New York and London seasons, officially announced Thursday evening, April 19, that they had advanced the dates of their respective seasons by one week, starting with the next runway shows in September.

The news marks a significant victory for both the Camera della Moda and the Chambre Syndicale, the governing fashion authorities in Milan and Paris respectively. Moreover, it ultimately underlines the aesthetic superiority of their seasons and the greater power of the assembled luxury brands that show their runway collections in Italy and France.

Both the CFDA and BFC had fought furiously for most of last year to maintain their existing dates. For the past several years, the New York season officially began on the second Thursday of either February or September, for the fall and spring collections respectively. However, in the end, London and New York bowed to the inevitable truth that, if forced to choose, international buyers, editors and stylists would always attend Paris and Milan before their Anglo-Saxon competitors.

“The CFDA and BFC today confirm dates for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW) over the next two years,” the two organizations said in a joint release.

As a result, the opening day of the eight-day New York season featuring spring 2013 collections will be moved up one week to Thursday, September 6, 2012, while in the five-day London season will kick off on Friday, September 14, 2012. Milan shows will run from September 19 to 25, while the Paris season is scheduled for September 26 through October 3.

“Both the BFC and CFDA are confident that this confirmation will ensure the smooth running of both fashion weeks and allow for designer brands and businesses in all four fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris) to successfully plan for the long term,” the pair of organizations said in a clipped statement.

The advance in dates in both the America and Britain runway seasons will continue in the next five seasons. So, for example, the fall 2013 collections will be begin to be presented on Thursday, February 7, 2013 in New York and on Friday, February 15, 2013.

It will also mean less August vacation time for designers in Britain and the United States.

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