The Fashion System: Streaming the Future

Fashion today is percolating with equal parts anticipation and nerves. This industry supposedly based on change, but often quite blissfully cemented in its ways, has been shockingly slow in its embrace of technology. The current collection season has felt like something of a watershed, with countless houses trying fervently to catch up, and others wondering, as Anna Sui put it, “How did everybody get so hip so quickly?” To that end, WWD posed to a cross section of the industry an initial one-question query: With many houses now live-streaming directly to consumers, is it time to consider changing the shows to aretail schedule — show spring just in advance of the spring selling season and fall in advance of fall? The question led to a broader exploration of issues about which many are passionate, and often unsettled — issues falling under that broadly arching umbrella, The Fashion System.
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