Roberto Cavalli took to his blog to accuse the Italian Chamber of Fashion of giving him bad placement in the Milan Fashion Week schedule for Spring 2013.
The designer detailed his complaints in a post called "The Uselessness of the National Fashion Chamber." In it, Cavalli explained that he usually shares the last day of the Milan shows with Giorgio Armani, and was counting on their combined star power to keep foreign journalists in town for a little while longer before they head off to Paris Fashion Week, which overlaps with Milan this season. But Armani is scheduled to show on Sunday, Sept. 23, and Cavalli's show is set for the following Monday, the 24th. Cavalli worried that some journalists may leave early to get settled in Paris before shows start early on Sept. 25.
"As usual, the Camera Nazionale della Moda is washing its hands of the situation and it will not go against the wishes of 'Little King' Armani, and therefore the problems are mine alone," he wrote. "What can I do? Do I stay the final day, running the risk that some foreign journalists will forego my show, or should I overlap with smaller fry, smaller brands, acting as some of my colleagues do?"
Cavalli isn't the only designer who's encountered scheduling problems in Milan. Last month, Jil Sander announced that she would schedule her own shows independently because she couldn't find an ideal time slot.