Rodarte to cancel haute couture runway show

Rodarte to cancel haute couture runway show

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Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

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Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters have just announced that they're the latest designer duo opting out of the traditional runway format for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week next month. Here's why...

There's not long left until the next round of Fashion Month begins and yet the list of changes seems to be getting longer and longer. Whether announcing cancellations or co-ed collections or the shortening or extending of the schedules, fashion bodies, brands and designers around the world are seemingly looking for a change. 

Following on from Vivienne Westwood's announcement last week that she will stage a digital presentation during London Men's Fashion Week and Public School's new direct-to-consumer platform planned for the spring, Rodarte has now announced that it will not hold a physical show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in January.  

It's an interesting move, given that the brand only joined the haute couture schedule earlier this year where the Mulleavy sisters' made their debut with a floral-infused Spring/Summer '18 collection. Now, the designer duo will skip the traditional runway setup and instead host private appointments for the fash pack. 

The brand will however stage a runway show for its next ready-to-wear collection in July during Paris Fashion Week. 

Whilst we excitedly wait for Paris Haute Couture Week on January 22, 2018, find out JW Anderson's new plans for fashion week