Fashion Week fatigue
There is a palpable sense of Fashion Week fatigue in recent coverage of the spring/summer shows. The problem seems to be just the sheer amount of events: a fashion editor or buyer could almost spend the entire year attending fashion weeks as almost every city from Lagos to Singapore now has one. Even major events seem to be under pressure with the recent LA Fashion Week attracting some criticism for a lack of the usual glitterati and industry heavy weights at shows.
A number of major buyers were reported in WWD as opting out of the recent L.A. event: