New York Fall 2007: “So Many Clothes….So Little Time”

- by Marilyn Kirschner -

Marc Jacobs show

Past articles:

Spring/Summer 2007 Report
Fall/Winter 2006 Report
Spring/Summer 2006 Report
Bernadine Morris "Ten Best Looks" of the Spring 2006 Season
Fall/Winter 2005 Report
Bernadine Morris's "10 Best Looks" of the Fall 2005 Season
Sprijng/Summer 2005 Report
Bernadine Morris's "10 Best Looks" of the Spring 2005 Season

Fall/Winter 2004 Report
Bernadine Morris's "10 Best Looks" of the Fall 2004 Season
Spring/Summer 2004 Report
Bernadine Morris's "10 Best Looks" of the Spring 2004 Season

Fall/Winter 2003 Report
Spring/Summer 2003 Report

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What immediately popped into my mind even before contemplating what was shown on the runways during New York Fashion Week was the issue of too many shows crammed into an overcrowded schedule, making it impossible to see everything (or to even come close). I was certainly not the only one who felt things have gotten out of hand, since this has been a favorite topic of discussion amongst the fashion pros.

Eric Wilson’s February 5th article in The New York Times, “Help, We’re Drowning in a sea of Shows” could not have been more right on. But not only are there far too many shows on the schedule, but there is just too much fashion being presented and it’s coming at us at with increasingly alarming speed.

In Clare Coulson’s February 7th blog (, “Fast Fashion”), she talked about the pitfalls of ‘fast fashion’ observing, “Consumers apparently want ever faster hits of new clothes and accessories. The shows used to be a closed world but now we can all see everything within hours – the collections, backstage, the hair, make-up and accessories and we don’t want to wait six months for the trends to hit the shops. Stores want to sell collections earlier and earlier. But do we really want to rethink our look every month? Is it the consumers who are driving these changes or retailers?”