Who says lightning never strikes twice? Sunday’s kickoff to L.A. Fashion Week featured Alvin Valley, As Four and Jeremy Scott, all collections that had previously been seen only weeks before in New York. Meanwhile, audience members who began the circuit of spring collections on the East Coast are likely to experience déjà vu, literally, with the coming week’s schedule of second runs including Jennifer Nicholson and Jackie Rogers, as well as Nicole Miller who will formally bow her Miller Girl line, a few looks of which she sprinkled into her New York signature show.

Considering the significant amount of resources and time it takes to produce one show, why are some designers opting for two? “Fashion people can get pretty blasé about shows. Sometimes it revolves around identifying skirt lengths or the right pants,” says Jeremy Scott, who replayed his “Sexybition” show. “Here, things aren’t always so polished but people are excited to watch a show and be inspired. I can focus more on the performance.”

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