The CFDA hosts private breakfast to discuss New York Fashion Week: Men's
Facing new issues head on...
There are still some creases to iron out for the organisers of the recently announced New York Fashion Week: Men's. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) hosted an invitation only breakfast for key labels and players involved, in an attempt to resolve some of the concerns for the slated July 13-16 event.
The leading concern appears to be timing. Whilst it was initially thought to be prudent to synchronise the event with the week before men's trade show week, to allow designers to show before the buying begins in force, it is now thought that buyers and editors and other key figures who wish to attend both events, will not be able to accommodate such extended visits to New York for two weeks.
There is also the matter of sponsorship, whilst the bulk of sponsorship has been put in place thanks to Amazon, there is still a little gap to bridge to ensure the international editors and buys are enticed to attend.
The mood at yesterday's CFDA breakfast was largely positive and everyone remains hopeful that the event will launch smoothly. Buro 24/7 Middle East will monitor developments and keep you up to date with all the news.