New York Fashion Week Spring 2002
Dates: September 7 - 14, 2001
The Stars & Stripes of Fashion
By: Boyd Davis
DALLAS, Sep 14, 2001/ FW/ --- In the world of glamour and elaborate parties, in an environment where media attention
and the papparrazzi is common place, and wearing the wrong color combination is a cardinal sin, the tragedy
of the World Trade Center showed that the fashion industry is far from frivolous.
Even before 7th on Sixth announced the official cancellation of New York Fashion Week, independent fashion
houses cancelled their shows in respect to the victims and their families. Realizing the need of rescue
workers who toil day and night, they started sending part of their inventory to help out.
H & M has delivered 4,000 pairs of socks and underwear. Tommy Hilfiger is providing sunglasses, blankets
and other products. Ecco Shoes is standing by with shoes for the workers and those stranded, and Giorgio
Armani is collecting among its employees. The list is long and too many to mention. Some of those who
are helping want to remain anonymous because they are not doing it for PR. They just want to help.
Yes, the fashion world is true blue! London, Milan and Paris, though not directly affected by the event
are also showing respect. Five designers in London cancelled their runway shows while in Milan and in Paris,
though both are continuing with the season, they are doing it without the frills, just strictly business.
What happened at the World Trade Center is a tragedy. It might even go down in history as the worst un-natural
disaster. But like Pandora's box that gave us hope, the events of September 11, 2001 gave the world solidarity
and in turn, gave the fashion capitals the feeling of brotherhood.
Before, the collections coming from each city were compared and contrasted, even dissected. It was not
only the Atlantic that separated New York from London, Milan and Paris. But now, the four fashion capitals feel
their sisterhood. Tragedy striking at the height of New York Fashion Week made each city realize that they
are connected and could affect each other in more ways than one.
The terrorist attack gave us terrible pain, but they missed their target. If they were thinking that
they could destroy us, they were wrong. They just made us steel our resolve. Because if an industry usually
accused of focusing on the frivolous aspect of the business could show tru-grit, then we know that those
terrorists have failed!
News: New York Fashion Week Spring 2002
Lloyd Klein Helps Dreams Come True
7th on Sixth Calls Off Supplementary October Season
Revised Show Schedule Spring 2002
Fashion Week Cancelled!
Runway Shows Schedule
New Program for Young Fashion Talents
Mercedez Benz Revs Up Fashion Week
Mark Montano's Masterpieces
Bobbi Brown: She's Got The Looks
Michael Faircloth: The First Designer
Oliver Christian Herold: Native Son
Full Frontal Fashion from MetroTV
Danenberg Castro's Chic American
Bobbi Brown: "She's Got the Look"
Asian Chic at Fashion Week
Margie Tsai On Broadway
E! Style Coverage Brings the Catwalks on Nationwide TV
Kenneth Cole Rocks
Nike Launches Maternity Line
Luella Bartley Will Show in NYC
Badgley Mischka & Richard Tyler Bow Out of Fashion Week