Milan vs. NYC & London: The Battle of the Fashion Weeks!

October 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

There’s a huge debate within the fashion industry surrounding fashion week dates for the Spring 2013 shows. Recently, I wrote an article regarding the controversy for Haute Fashion, Northeastern’s fashion organization. Read an excerpt below:

The biggest international fashion capitals are vying for the best slot on the fashion week calendar, and it’s not pretty! Milan, one of the leading fashion cities in the world, is threatening to move their fashion week a few days ahead of their usual slot, causing major problems in the industry.

The change in the fashion show calendar will wipe out NYC and London, as Milan’s prospective fashion week will overlap both cities. Editors, models, designers, photographers, stylists and more are not happy about this change as it affects their business. Fashion week is frantic enough for them! As of now, Milan isn’t budging on its views. So who will win the top slot for fashion week? Let the games begin!

Mario Boselli, head of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Photo: Getty)

Here’s the breakdown: New York pushed their fashion week schedule to September 13th, 2012 to avoid conflicts with Labor Day. Milan believes this change affects their production and delivery schedule, and has now released fashion week dates that directly overlap with London (Dhani Mau, Fashionista).

Milan wants to show from Sept. 19-25 next fall. New York is showing from Sept. 13-20, and London from Sept. 21-25 (Hayley Phelan, Fashionista). See the problem here?….

Read the rest of my article here, on Northeastern’s Haute Fashion Blog!

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