With the traditional six-month lead time on the delivery of international show content, designer collections can be outpaced by the so-called fast fashion chains. H&M, Topshop and Zara, or even Target and J. Crew, would have their versions for sale before the designer looks hit the stores.
Suzy Peta Menkes, OBE is a British journalist and fashion critic. Formerly the fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune, Menkes is now Editor, Vogue International, for 23 international editions of Vogue online.