From the FashionStake blog, a brief discussion of the fashion/retail calendar and whether is needs modernizing:

For the new generation of fashion followers, who see new collections the very moment that editors and buyers do, seasonal influences and trends are getting all muddled. Further, what happens when the public mood changes from the time clothes are shown to the time they hit the stores? Any American that was older then ten in 2001 certainly knows what that feels like. Isn’t fashion suppose to have it’s finger on the pulse?

Read the rest here. FashionStake is a soon-to-launch Website devoting to funding emerging fashion designers via crowd-funding. Find out how they plan to “democratize fashion.”