The CFDA Refuses to Shorten New York Fashion Week

A model at Gianfranco Ferré in Milan. Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE/2011 AFP

As previously reported, the CFDA has agreed to move New York Fashion Week back a week for September 2012 (to run from September 6 to September 13), and also start on the second Thursday in September in 2013 and 2014, as Milan requested. However, it rejected Milan’s demand to shorten New York Fashion Week by eliminating the last day (the Thursday on which Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren always show). If Italy accepts this proposal, as they're expected to do given all of the CFDA's efforts to compromise, then the fashion calendars for 2013 would look like this:

New York: September 13–19, 2013
London: September 20–24, 2013
Milan: September 25–October 1, 2013
Paris: October 1–9, 2013

Earlier: Italian Fashion Authorities Propose Cutting New York Fashion Week by a Day in Future Years