All posts tagged: Haute Couture

What is PRE-FALL anyway?

At nursery school every child in the English-speaking world learns the same things: the days of the week, the alphabet, numbers until ten and the seasons of the year. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall (or Autumn, if you are in the UK). Every year, the same cycle, one season after the other, in the never-ending circle of life. However there are a few days between each season when the weather has not quite flipped yet; in the past we would have just carried a cardigan or mac out with us in the morning, in case it was not quite as warm as expected. This arrangement has worked for everyone since time immemorial. After all, even before fashion was an industry human beings have been very competent at dressing ourselves for the weather. But the fashion industry is never satisfied. Four seasons?? Pah! That’s for nursery school kiddies. Traditionally the fashion calendar has defied the natural laws of nature, and operated with two main season: Spring/Summer, and Fall/Winter, that’s why there are only two major fashion weeks. …