The heavy winter coat is not only out …. it may be a thing of the past.
Australian Fashion Week, which kicked off Tuesday in Sydney, has ditched the traditional autumn/winter tag in favour of “trans-seasonal” runway shows full of clothes that can be worn year-round.
“Clothes just sit there, no one is buying them,” said Fashion Week founder Simon Lock. “These are things that dramatically affect business.”
He said the issue has become such an industry-wide headache that some brands have hired climate experts to advise on which fabrics to use and on delivery schedules to get their clothing into stores at the right time.
“There’s a lot of cities where climate change has an impact on what’s now currently available in the stores,” he said.