New York Fashion Week. The Queen Has Spoken

June 23, 2008 • Fashion Shows


According to WWD, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) president Diane von Furstenberg sent a letter last week with a few suggestions for everyone
involved in New York Fashion Week. She encouraged designers
to pick their show dates and times at least six weeks before fashion
week and, if a conflict emerges, try everything to avoid having to
change the slot. Von Furstenberg also made a case for presentations
rather than full-blown runway shows, especially for smaller collections
or businesses with less than four seasons under their belts. In
addition, von Furstenberg encouraged designers to be more considerate
of previous and following shows when choosing an off-site venue and
asked them to make a serious effort to be punctual. (Thank you!)

make every effort to start your show no later than 10 minutes after the
hour," von Furstenberg wrote. "If guests know that shows are expected
to start on time, they will make an effort to arrive accordingly."

she even had something to say to show guests. "Please make sure to
arrive at each show you attend on the hour," she wrote. "Please take
your seat quickly, so that designers are not forced to hold the ‘start
of show’ based on their guests’ arrivals."

The letter also reasserted that, beginning next year, New York Fashion
Week will begin every second Friday of February and September.

Source: WWD

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