“I personally find it very unsatisfactory to see clothes only on film, as stills. It is a mystery to me why the great Style.com doesn’t take pictures from the back. So much happens at the back of an outfit.
The future of fashion seems to be hanging on the fabrics. When we see people like Alber [Elbaz] using such an extraordinary range of fabrics, or Haider Ackerman using fabrics in such extraordinary ways, the need for touch and understanding of fabrics is much greater. If we were to dump the fashion show in favor of the explanatory video, there would have to be a whole lot more work done on this, a lot more zooming in.”
-The extraordinary Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, on the future of fashion shows