It appears that the global fashion capitals have resolved their months-long scheduling dispute. Since late last year, Milan, New York, London, and Paris have been squabbling over the September 2012 runway calendar. Milan's been the main instigator, threatening to schedule shows that would overlap with New York and London and urging New York to shave entire days off its fashion week, to accomodate Italian production cycles.
Well, the fashion cities have finally arrived at a compromise, but one which will severely disrupt the American fashion industry's Labor Day plans. New York has long advocated for a fashion week schedule that would commence on the second Thursday of September, to accomodate an extended holiday weekend. The updated September 2012 schedule will give New York designers just two days between Labor Day and the first day of fashion week to wrap up show and presentation preparations. NYFW will run from September 6 to September 13 and London will show immediately after, from September 14 to 18.
International shows will run through October 3, and on October 4, we're all scheduled to take a very long, very chic nap.
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