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Fashion Writer Robin Givhan Doesn't Think LAFW Should Exist

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Shereen Marisol Meraji of Southern California Public Radio spoke with Robin Givhan, among others, about the relevancy of LA Fashion Week and Givhan doesn't sugarcoat her thoughts.

The fashion critic believes that New York should be the only US city with a fashion week, saying "France has Paris, Great Britain has London, Italy has Milan, and you know, the States has New York. If I covered L.A. Fashion Week it would get to the point where literally all I ever did was go to runway shows."

Meraji also speaks with FIDM students, who mostly feel "meh" about the whole enterprise, and Shelda Hartwell-Hale (the VP of merchandising consulting firm Directives West) who, it must be said, has a vested interest in keeping LAFW going. Hale, who helped put on a show of "high-end denim, ripped Jimi Hendrix T-shirts, floppy '70s felt hats, and colorful, skin-revealing knits," calls LAFW "definitely relevant."

What say you about LAFW: Does it matter? Does anyone outside of LA (or even in LA) really care about it?
· Fashion week season: Is LA's week relevant? [SCPR via LA, I'm Yours]
· All LAFW Coverage [Racked]