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The epic Fashion Week Scheduling Battle is almost over, and though a resolution hasn't been agreed upon just yet, it's coming—and it doesn't look like it will be ending with a full-on Milan brawl anytime soon. WWD reports that the CFDA has come up with a proposal to the problem, but first, let's recap.
New York Fashion Week was supposed to begin on September 13th next year (the second Thursday of the month), which would push all of the other fashion weeks back, meaning Paris wouldn't start until October. Milan got really, really mad, and said it was going to have its fashion week on September 19th anyway, which would directly overlap both New York and London. Then things got crazy—press releases were sent, DVF stepped in, and Milan said a little something like "let the best one win," which of course, meant them. And now, the CFDA has proposed a solution.
New York Fashion Week will just start earlier this year. The CFDA contacted Mario Boselli, president of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, with a proposal for non-conflicting dates. New York's fashion week would start on September 6 and run through the 13th; London would begin on the 14th and end of the 18th, and then Milan could have its September 19th cake and eat it too.
The CFDA also asked that Milan and Paris agree to the second-Thursday rule "long-term" beginning in 2013. Boselli needs some time to mull it all over, as he's allegedly scheduled a November 30th meeting with the Italian Chamber of Fashion to discuss it. Almost, folks!
· CFDA Offers Proposal for Show Date Crisis [WWD]
· The CFDA Throws Down (a Press Release, That is) [Racked]
· All Fashion Week Coverage [Racked]