For the avid fashion-lover, the months of February and September that bring along another seasonal set of Fashion Weeks have gotten better and better over the past few years. More shows than ever are available to view online shortly after they're presented to a crowded house of press, buyers and guests, and the more technologically advanced of the houses are even streaming their shows live nowadays. Granted that the live streamings don't always work until after the shows due to high demand, the changes in global fashion weeks are leaving fashionistas without invites content, whilst members of the industry ponder whether they're worth visiting after all.
Why, you might ask? When from the eye of a fashion fan everything seems so glamorous, the dramatic changes we've witnessed over the past decade, or possibly even over the past five years have left a dramatic change on the industry, with technology putting incredible pressure on press, and the recent 'celeb culture' trend making it a less enjoyable experience. Whilst only last week New York Times critic Cathy Horyn expressed her disappointment at the end of Milan Fashion Week - branding it "an eternity of bad clothes crammed into four days with editors raging like shut-ins about the lack of fun" - it seems T Magazine's Stefano Tonchi isn't best pleased with the experience, either.