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New York to have men's fashion week?

india Updated: Apr 26, 2010 12:18 IST

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After Paris, Milan and New Delhi, New York may soon get its own menswear fashion week, as the city currently dedicates only a small section to male clothes at the biannual New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

NYFW is held twice a year in February and September and it currently has only a small section dedicated to male clothes. Now there is now a campaign to expand it, reports contactmusic.com.

"I've been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for 10 years and we have been trying to figure out how to do that for 10 years. If we're going to try it, we have a better shot today than ever before, because we have a bigger design contingent," said designer John Varvatos.

Designers think the timing of the September shows are all wrong because it comes nearly three months after the menswear catwalks in Milan and Paris so business can be improved by having an independent men's fashion week.

However, some believe an entire week is too much and think two days dedicated to menswear is sufficient.

"I think it would be good to reserve the first two days of fashion week just for men's wear and promote it as a separate event," said designer Robert Geller.