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What to Watch: Could Men’s-Only Shows Be Terminal?

Could the coed trend wind up killing separate men’s fashion weeks?
That’s the question organizers and industry followers are asking as the latest round of runway shows gets ready to kick off.
The fall 2018 men’s calendar will begin in London this weekend, followed by Milan and then Paris. New York’s men’s shows will bring the season to a close after they wrap up their three-day run Feb. 5 to 7.
Some of the biggest names, both in Europe and the States, are now eschewing men’s-only shows in favor of combining their men’s offering with women’s in one cohesive package.
And so in London, the men’s calendar was wiped of Burberry, JW Anderson and Vivienne Westwood, while in Milan, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Moncler, Gucci, Missoni, Jil Sander and Moschino have all opted to show on the women’s calendar. In Paris, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Balenciaga all jumped ship, too.
There are exceptions such as Dsquared2, Vetements and Etro, which are sticking with the men’s calendar, and Bottega Veneta, which is actually showing during New York Fashion Week this time to help promote the opening of its new store there.
But perhaps the most vulnerable is the less-established New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Created by the

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