NEW YORK — As if the whirlwind of runway shows in New York, Paris, Milan and London isn’t enough to keep the industry off balance, fabric buyers and designers in February will once again have to decide between attending the Mercedes-Benz...
NEW YORK — As if the whirlwind of runway shows in New York, Paris, Milan and London isn’t enough to keep the industry off balance, fabric buyers and designers in February will once again have to decide between attending the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park or Première Vision, the key fabric show in Paris.
While PV, set for Feb. 12-15, isn’t a critical show for writing orders, the high-end European mills said it usually represents valuable face time with big-name designers. PV’s organizers said they try to avoid overlap with the runway shows, but that it’s all but impossible given the length of the runway season. Further, they contended, with the European Preview show in January offering New Yorkers a first look at preliminary collections, there’s still a way for U.S. designers to shop the European mills.
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