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Fashion August, 25 2013

The NY Times ‘Sign of the Times: The New Speed of Fashion’ by Suzy Menkes

The fashion industry has a lot to answer to, literally. With a new collection calling around every corner, the chain of supply and demand never ceases. But is this pressure weeding out new, young talent before they even have a chance to get a foot in the door of the fashion house? Suzy Menkes explored this in her latest essay for The New York Times.

“The fashion industry is broken in more ways than one: runway shows don’t match retail expectations; designers can’t keep up with demand; and customers can’t buy a coat in the winter. So who’s to blame? As the fashion carousel spins ever faster, the concern is that, while the stream of newness never runs out, there’s going to be a good deal more crash and burn among designers in the future.”

Read the full piece here.

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