This is what London Fashion Week looks like.
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Come September 2009 London Fashion Week won't be reduced to a mere three days. Organizers of Fashion Weeks in London, New York, Paris, and Milan all met in London today to settle on dates for next year's Fashion Weeks. After the CFDA pushed New York Fashion Week back so as not to interfere with Labor Day and give designers more time to work on their collections, London Fashion Week was crunched down to about half of its usual six days. But WWD reports the fashion capitals reached a "peace agreement" today, so starting in September 2009, New York will be able to push its Fashion Week back while still allowing London Fashion Week a full five days. Now, everyone just has to figure out how to wrangle London a full-time slot in February (New York, Paris, and Milan have promised to "take London’s needs into account"). Details are fuzzy as to how the agreement was reached, but we're glad the bigwigs worked it out since we wouldn't want to miss out on any of the stellar emerging talent London is known for. It gave us Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane, and Gareth Pugh after all.
Fashion Capitals Agree on Date Changes [WWD]