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Runway Recall: Cancellations at NYFW and LFW



Despite subzero temperatures and impending snowstorms, New York’s Fall 2014 ready-to-wear season has generally been running smoothly, but a few names have nevertheless made headlines for canceling.

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe previously announced that she would skip New York Fashion Week this season in order to take care of her newborn son, adding that “I’ve made the difficult decision to move our Fall 2014 runway show from February 13 in New York to a later date in Los Angeles.’’

Victoria Beckham, on the other hand, canceled her second show without much notice. The British designer removed her Victoria, Victoria Beckham diffusion line show from the official schedule, which was initially scheduled for February 10th, one day after her main line. British Vogue reported that Beckham and her team were still working on the collection and that it wouldn’t be ready for another couple of weeks.

The inaugural event of Dubai Design, a collective runway presentation showcasing three Dubai-based designers, which was scheduled at Lincoln Center for February 11th, was cancelled as well. According to an official statement, participating designer Aiisha Ramadan had to cancel due to her pregnancy, while Shrekahnth Yeddula and Furne One faced visa restrictions.



As for the upcoming London Fashion Week, American designer L’Wren Scott, who visited Qatar last year, has cancelled her runway show due to production issues and will instead unveil her collection on social media and at her Paris showroom at the beginning of March.

Finally, Mulberry won’t be hitting the runway at London Fashion Week this month either, as the British heritage brand is still looking for a creative director after Emma Hill departed last September. Several designers have been rumored to replace Hill, including Erdem Moralioglu and Mary Katrantzou.

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