21 October 2011

Diane Von Furstenberg weighs in on the Great Fashion Week Schedule Debate!

The fashion week schedule for next September is one of the hottest subjects in the fash-industry at the moment. As the schedule stands, the last two days of New York and the whole of London Fashion Week will clash with Milan, which has led Mario Boselli, the president of the Camera Nazionale della Moda (the national chamber for Italian fashion, roughly translated), to declare ‘let the best one win’. Eep.

Now, CFDA (the Council of Fashion Designers of America) president and bastion of all that is chic, Diane Von Furstenberg, has added her thoughts to the argument by pointing out that the number one priority for all individual cities is to protect the industry as a whole. ‘We have to protect the industry’, DVF said this week. ‘To give jobs is the No. 1 responsibility for anyone today, and that’s what we have to realize’.

The latest news is that New York may be persuaded to shift its dates forward after DVF has proposed to Mario Boselli that NY could move earlier in the year in return for a firm agreement about 2013 and beyond. Boselli, pictured above, is currently taking this proposal to the Camera Nazionale della Moda members. 

Of course the other option, as pointed out by brilliant NY Times blog The Cut, is that we all ‘just all stay home and get fat and watch live streams next year.’ Which is certainly an idea worth considering.

- Alex Butt

[NYTimes]


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