The British Fashion Council (BFC) and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have confirmed the dates for both London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week for the next two years.
A statement from the BFC said: “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
Considering the past controversy surrounding fashion weeks dates, this is a bold move for the CFDA and the BFC. Could this be a sign London has finally achieved the parity between fashion weeks on the international stage that the BFC has long strived for?