After the controversy of setting the fashion week dates for spring/summer 2013 in September, the British Fashion Council and the Council of Fashion Designers of America has released a joint statement confirming the dates for both London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week for the next two years.
In the short statement they added: “Both the BFC and CFDA are confident that this confirmation will ensure the smooth running of both fashion weeks and allow for designer brands and businesses in all four fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris) to successfully plan for the long term.”
The dates for NYFW and LFW will be as follows:
New York Fashion Week September 6 – 13, 2012
London Fashion Week September 14-18, 2012
New York Fashion Week February 7-14, 2013
London Fashion Week February 15-19, 2013
New York Fashion Week September 5 -12, 2013
London Fashion Week September 13-17, 2013
New York Fashion Week February 6-13, 2014
London Fashion Week February 14-18, 2014
New York Fashion Week September 4-11, 2014
London Fashion Week September 12-16, 2014
This a bold move from the CFDA and the BFC after the debates over the spring/summer 2013 schedule clash involving all four fashion capitals, which was instigated by Milan Fashion Week asking for New York to give up its last day so London didn’t overlap with its schedule. Everyone involved in fashion must be hoping that with London and New York partnering it will allow for the row to be finally resolved and will allow designers, buyers and editors
to plan ahead.
Image: McQ Alexander McQueen at LFW