Thursday 21 September 2017

Aisling O’Connor: Pomp and politics stole the show on Paris catty-walks

Aisling O’Connor

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.

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