Its been hard reading WWD, Fashion Week Daily, and other daily fashion publications lately given all the cut-backs — Carmen Marc Valvo, DKNY, Vera Wang, and Betsey Johnson are just some of the big names that have already announced they will not show at the Bryant Park tents during New York Fashion Week. Fendi and Marni won’t do Men’s shows this year and Zac Posen is putting his planned contemporary line on hold. Donna Karan and Calvin Klein’s Francesco Costa are cutting back their collections — and that’s just a slither of all the bad news. At this point I’m wondering what the fate of Fashion Week even is this year. What are your thoughts on the fate of Fashion Week or Fashion Month rather if you consider New York, London, Milan, and Paris collectively? Is it inappropriate for designers to have big shows this year?