This is the last set of photos from the show, I promise! I just had to post these as the lighting, colour, everything, is just perfect. I had an amazing time in Paris last week, even if I was only there for a short time, everything felt new and exciting. I met with buyers and showed them the collection and got some amazing feedback too!
I’m already excited to get started on AW13, that said, I learnt some new information this week about how ahead the buying schedule really has become for designers. That is that bigger retailers now begin buying collections up to three months before fashion week (say November for next season, instead of Feb), so most designers are already making their AW13 collections now in preparation for next month. Which kind of explains why designers such as McQueen always had a totally different feel from catwalk to shop; designers are now having to make two separate collections for buying and PRing. I thought this new info brought to light was worth sharing, as I never learnt this through university or working for other designers, yet it’s still something you’re expected to know already. We really are starting to get a year ahead of ourselves.