Despite Diane Von Furstenberg's diplomatic suggestion that the conflict over Milan's fashion schedule was all one big "misunderstanding," the Italians are holding fast to their new show dates for next September, which conflict with New York's and London's. WWD reports:
Mario Boselli, head of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, told WWD that “there is nothing more to add or change” regarding the September 2012 show dates following a letter he received Tuesday from Council of Fashion Designers of America president Diane von Furstenberg and British Fashion Council president Harold Tillman.
“They said they were disappointed we were not honoring the September 2008 agreement,” said Boselli. “I replied that we regret things went this way, but I stated that it is not our fault and that we are not responsible for this turn of events. We will meet to discuss dates for 2013.”
So it looks like New York and London will either have to shuffle things around or let editors, buyers, and other fashion show attendees choose sides as they see fit, which will be terribly awkward — not to mention inconvenient — for everyone involved.