Fashion Week News. New York Fashion Week Spring ’08 Hits Another Snag. Second City Style Fashion Blog

December 1, 2006 • Fashion

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As reported months ago, the organizers of New York Fashion Week have to find a new venue come September. Now there’s another problem…the dates. Currently, the week is scheduled from Friday,
Sept. 7 to Friday, Sept. 14 — which would clash with Rosh Hashanah from
Sept. 12-13. The Fashion Week Advisory Committee, which is made up of
executives of the CFDA, IMG Fashion, the Fashion Calendar and other
industry leaders, sent a letter to designers on Wednesday to alert them
of the dilemma. The letter included a survey with three options for the
spring 2008 shows: 1) leave the dates as they are currently slated; 2) shift
the entire week from Wednesday, Sept. 5 to Wednesday, Sept. 12, or 3) move
the show dates altogether to October, after the European presentations.
"There are some issues that we wanted to bring to their attention,"
said Steven Kolb, executive director of the CFDA. "As
a group, we didn’t want to make a decision without getting the fashion
community to share their opinion. We wanted to offer them some options
and get their advice."

Doesn’t this seem like something they should have noticed while they were planning in the first place? Most calendars have that holiday listed. Ooops.

Source: WWD

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