Monday, 8 December 2008

But do catwalks have nine lives?

The Telegraph's fashion director Hilary Alexander wonders whether the catwalk may itself be going out of fashion in these cash-strapped times. It seems that American designer Marc Bouwer is planning a webcast for next February's New York Fashion Week, costing US$60,000 as opposed to $200,000 for a catwalk show, and that lots of very fashionable folk have been saying all along that they really wanted to try an alternative that wastes less time or proves some other point.

Another point that's just occurred to Fashionista is that someone, somewhere should be paying lower insurance premiums if the risk of stiletto-wearing models losing their balance, injuring both themselves and the creations they are displaying, is reduced.