The conflict among the councils of fashion capitals New York, London and Milan has intenseified after Paris Fashion Week organizers rejected U.S. designers' new proposal for the 2012 fashion show dates.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has asked France's Chambre Syndicale to start its September 2012 shows a day later.
The latter refused the request, stating that a change in the dates would delay retail orders, making for less time to organize deliveries.
In a statement released by the council, they mentioned that the Executive Board of the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode met on Dec.14, 2011 under the presidence of Guillaume de Seynes and decided unanimously to keep the usual dates for the 2013 & 2014 ready-to-wear collections.
The council also clarified the show dates for the years 2013 and 2014. For 2013, the dates were set as Feb. 26-March 6, 2013, and Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2013. On the other hand, for 2014, the dates are Feb. 25-March 5, 2014, and Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2014.
This is a disappointing response when all other parties had been trying to work together to find a resolution that works for all, Vogue UK quoted a BFC spokesperson.
The recent rejection by the France fashion council has reportedly pushed the date clash into the initial negotiation phase.