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Behnaz Sarafpour Doesn’t Know If She’ll Show in the Spring Again

Behnaz Sarafpour.
Behnaz Sarafpour. Photo: Robin Marchant/2011 Robin Marchant

The designer didn’t put on a show this season, and with the changing nature of fashion’s seasons, she isn’t sure she’ll do one again. “For us as a small company, to do, like, three presentations, it’s a lot. I’d rather do two and do better ones than do three of a lesser quality,” she told The Cut at last night’s Daphne Guinness reception at FIT. “So whether it will become a big fall and spring for us or a big fall and resort for us, we’ll see.”

When Sarafpour was starting out, New York fashion shows walked in early November, giving designers two extra months of working time. “You always lose a holiday, ‘cause I remember we never had Halloween. I remember people would sort of like, have Halloween at the office because that’s the week we were working,” she recalled. “So now you lose Labor Day. You kind of remember how the calendar has shifted by the holidays it overlaps with.”

The current schedule, Sarafpour added, makes it difficult for designers to have the time they need to develop new ideas. “That’s what I think has made so many designers over the past years use so much vintage inspiration, because it’s easy,” she explained. “As opposed to having to really design something from scratch, every single piece.”


Behnaz Sarafpour Doesn’t Know If She’ll Show in the Spring Again