The Wait is Over: High-End Fashion Satisfies Consumers with Immediate Availability

img_1875Not all of your heart’s desires can be satisfied with just a click of a button and little to no wait, but your penchant to spoil yourself with the latest designer goods just got a lot easier!  Gone are the days when runway shows were a mere presentation of the trends and styles we have to look forward to in six months.  Designers, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, and Burberry are giving us what we want, and now!

At New York fashion week Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger will be showing a collection for autumn/winter 2016 instead of a Spring collection.  If we’re seeing it, stores will be selling it!

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Until now, the term “fast fashion” has always been attributed to inexpensive fashion with quick turnover.  Now this commonly used term is taking on a new meaning with high-end designers making their designer merchandise available immediately.

Runway shows have embraced our new world of technology by featuring the runway collections on social media while the show is happening!  This “shop now” trend is giving us full unfettered access to the latest high-end fashion.

As a fashion graduate, I remember just a mere three years ago learning about the timeline of fashion.  It started with the elite exploring the newest trends before the general public was even aware.  These trends then trickled down into the mid-level stores months later where they became available to a larger number of people.  Finally, when the trends have passed we can find them on sale in those fast-fashion retailers, and when they become even more obsolete, you can find them on clearance at budget retailers or thrift shops.

Now I think it’s finally time to change the curriculum.  The regular chain of events in the fashion lifecycle have been disrupted by immediacy.  That’s right, our penchant for getting what we want when we want it is a lot easier now, and fashionistas are loving it!

To find out more about this emerging trend in fashion, check out BBC’s very thoughtful and intriguing article here.

Love,

J. Molly

 

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