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MILAN TROUBLES

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks are just around the corner, but word on the street is that not all is well and good in the Italian fashion capital. Last minute scheduling screw-ups have thrown things in a tizzy. Originally, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana – the non-profit association that controls, coordinates, and encourages the development of Italian fashion through Fashion Week and other shows and events – originally scheduled the Dolce & Gabbana show for September 28th and the D&G show for September 25th.


 
Unfortunately, the Italian duo deny ever discussing dates with the Camera and have now scheduled their Dolce & Gabbana show for September 27th at 1 p.m. and their D&G show at  4 p.m. show on September 24th. The only problem is that the later time slot falls at the same time as the Krizia show, and the former overlaps with Roberto Cavalli’s runway show. Krizia is not budging, but Cavalli is looking to move his show to the day before.

Tension is clearly in the air. Krizia’s Mariuccia Mandelli told WWD that she doesn’t want to yield “to these rude and overbearing designers, and to this pointless and stupid, arrogant behavior. I don’t feel protected. Something is really not working here, and there is a sad lack of unity and solidarity between designers.”

Without knowing the complete details it’s hard to make a judgment call, but wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could follow the example of the designers involved in the Jake Chicago boutique debacle and band together in these tough times?

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.