Aisling O’Connor: Pomp and politics stole the show on Paris catty-walks
Published 06/10/2012 | 17:00
AFTER a whirlwind of a month in fashion, the echoes of the Spring 2013 collections point to a focus on the shows themselves, fashion politics and design gimmickry.
Fierce competition for luxury market share in the retail slump have led the fashion industry to jump on a circus-like bandwagon, with stunts taking precedence.
In the battle for high-traffic blog inches, designer brands have turned the big four fashion weeks -- where the clothes, models and music used to do all the talking -- into a series of dog and pony acts.