>> This is a snub, if I ever heard of one. For the Fall 2009 season, the CFDA has announced that New York Fashion Week will run from February 13-20, rather than February 6-13, as it has in the past. The reason for the switch? The designers don't want to have to show on Labor Day, September 1, for the Spring 2010 season, and they want the reorganizing to start ASAP.
But herein lies the problem: With the February date change, New York Fashion Week will still be going on when London Fashion Week was scheduled to take place. The British Fashion Council's chairman, Harold Tillman, flew to New York last week to talk with CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg about the issue, but as it lays right now, London Fashion Week only has four full days to show — February 21-24 — before Milan Fashion Week starts, not to mention little-to-no travel time for editors, buyers, and the like to be transported between the places. Drama, drama.