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Recently, Diane von Furstenberg and the rest of the CFDA sent a proposal to Milan, offering a solution to the Fashion Week Scheduling Conflict that we're, frankly, getting really tired of. (You can recap here.) Milan's Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana got around to having their planned meeting about the whole ordeal, and pretty much agreed with the terms set forth by the CFDA but added a few of their own rules.
Here are their conditions, via the official statement:
2.a New York’s last day should be on September 18th in 2013 and on September 17th in 2014 in order to allow London an additional day for the presentation of the menswear collections.
2.b. Paris will accept this structure and follow Milan as always, starting on Wednesday 2nd of October in 2013 and on Wednesday 1st in 2014.
In case those conditions didn’t happen, the above mentioned solution could not be applied.
So basically, Milan is okay with starting the spring 2012 shows on September 6th, and will follow the second-Thursday rule for 2013 and 2014 if New York gives up its last day to London, and if Paris doesn't create any problems. After all this hubbub, February's Fashion Week is shaping up to be a total breeze.
· The Fashion Shows Must Go On [WSJ]
· The Possible Resolution to the Fashion Week Scheduling Drama [Racked]