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Fab Flash: A Trend Toward Seasonless Dressing

Unpredictable weather patterns are wreaking havoc on traditional Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter fashion seasons, and fashion designers are having to adapt "to the reality that there is no strong difference between Summer and Winter any more," Beppe Modenese, founder of Milan Fashion Week, told The New York Times.

Fashion giants like Liz Claiborne Inc, Target, and Kohl's have all hired climatologists to help them plan for their next collections, and Target is even promising to sell swimwear year-round starting in January.

But the bottom line, as Harriet Quick, fashion features director of Vogue UK says, is that "we'll start to see a move toward what you could call trans-seasonal or all-year-clothing." If this happens, it means that you will be able to get more wear out of what you buy — and I'm not going to argue with that!


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xx-curious-xx xx-curious-xx 9 years
it is simply horrible that we are adapting so easily to climate change. i wish i was born in 1945 :(
iMpErFeCtIoNs iMpErFeCtIoNs 9 years
I totally agree bellanatella. It saddens me to think that there won't be seasons any more though I love the idea of wearing what I want when I want.
Fashion Fashion 9 years
The photographer is Tim Walker - he's fantastic! You can see more of his work here:
emma- emma- 9 years
Wow...who took this picture?
redegg redegg 9 years
Well, it's definitely already getting colder here in Boston so the sweaters are coming out as usual.
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
Haha, I'm sorry. It just seems funny to think of fashion designers relying so strongly on climatologists. But, it stopped my giggles when I started to think about global warming :(
rgrl rgrl 9 years
This conversation is a bit disturbing... the idea that we so easily try to adapt our fashion to Global Warming... maybe we need to be a bit more alarmed that we even have to consider doing that.
awteena awteena 9 years
i love fashion and i love style, but i don't care what anyone says aboug uggs. they're warm, light, and comfortable. and seasonless style is kind of how it has been already in texas. even in the winter when it might get to the 30s, people just throw on a few more layers.
indielove indielove 9 years
Honestly, will those things EVER go out of style? Whenever I see a pair, I hope that if I stare hard enough that it'll just burst into flames and be completely decimated. I hate those things with a vengeance. sumnboutme: I have no problem with boots at all, I love boots but not those horrendous Uggs or really other ugly, fleecy, woolly winter boots that are UNNEEDED in California. It's the most retarded thing I've seen fashion-wise and I hate that they're keeping this trend around.
prettywarrior prettywarrior 9 years
I think year-round clothing is a bit extreme. There's a big difference between summer (90 degrees) and winter (30 degrees), at least in New York and Atlanta (the two places I've lived).
looseseal looseseal 9 years
It's only just now starting to get less horribly hot where I live. I miss the cold. And I hate the cold. Maybe it's just because it's been too damn hot for too damn long. I wish I could live in Canada during the summers and come back here during the winter.
Kelly-O Kelly-O 9 years
I've never understood Uggs, so that's a topic I can't really discuss. I do like the idea of clothes that work year-round. I love layering, and at least for me that would be the key - clothes that layer well so I can add or subtract them as needed.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i agree that seasonless dressing is great. but regarding indielove's comment regarding boots, I don't wear Uggs but I have a couple frye boots that come out as soon as the weather hits 70 (along with my jackets and my coats and my scarves). I can't help it, I get cold easily. Good thing I live in LA because it doesn't snow and it hardly rains...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I love this idea too! But really, in Canada, in winter, it's like still a least -10 degrees celsius in december january february and march (if not WAY colder)... :(
tati33 tati33 9 years
Why ARE the Uggs style in style? I do not like those shoes!!
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
The temperature is still in the 80s where I live. I want SO badly to wear my fall clothes, but its just too hot. I feel weird still wearing my summer dresses and sleeveless shirts, though... Indielove..I know what you mean. Here in the deep south, we never really get a true fall, it just turns cold around mid-December. Girls are already breaking out their the way are those still in style?
socialitebabe socialitebabe 9 years
Yeah Fab, thats good news for us fashion divas out there but at the same time it's a bit scary to know Global Warming is hitting closer and closer to home
indielove indielove 9 years
I LOVE this idea! Especially living in California, this would work well for us. Don't know about anywhere else. One thing though, I don't see the point of wearing Uggs or winter boots in Cali unless you live in or visit Big Bear or the mountains frequently. It irks me seeing girls in LA wearing winter boots as soon as the weather hits upper 60 degree weather. I guess to each her own.
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