Is this the beginning of the end of fashion shows as we know them? This article is an eye opener with lots of good bits of information; some things I never knew like in most countries the government sponsors their designers fashion shows.
Which is the basis for the article. Designers must rely on sponsorships to present their fashions, yet the major sponsors are backing out; it will be more than interesting to see how this looks for the 2010 / 2011 fashion season.
Viewing the fashion shows even just via slide shows or on video from sites like the New York Times Fashion are such a source of inspiration and direction for those of us not even associated with the fashion industry; how devastating this could be for those totally dependant on the industry.
It was clear early in the economic down turn that there would be major changes in the fashion industry, which I blogged about previously.
Yet, the bright side is that these designers love designing and don't want to do anything else; and with passion like that there's no telling how they will assist in possibly redefining the fashion industry - stay tuned.