According to today’s WWD, a major headache could be on the way following the decision to definitely
move New York’s spring shows two days earlier this September. And the
shift raises the prospect that New York Fashion Week — already an
unofficial marathon of up to 11 days — could become even longer. Good lord!
Fashion Week Advisory Committee — executives from the Council of
Fashion Designers of America, IMG Fashion, the Fashion Calendar and
other industry leaders — sent out a letter to inform the fashion
community that New York’s next fashion week will officially kick off on
Wednesday, Sept. 5 — only two days after Labor Day — and end at sunset
on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The move was made so the shows would not clash
with Rosh Hashanah, which begins after sunset on Sept. 12. The spring 2008 shows had originally been scheduled from Friday, Sept. 7 to Friday, Sept. 14.
Also, even though no official statement has been made, it looks like
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will remain in Bryant Park through
September, and is unlikely to move until a new, permanent site is found.