Roland Mouret warned us back in September that "There will come a time when the fashion shows as know them will end," and it seems that time is coming sooner than any of us could have predicted. Autumn 2009 has already seen the cancellation of shows by Vera Wang and Betsey Johnson but now we can add Temperley London to that list.
Alice Temperley returned to her home turf with the label for Spring 2009 but it seems the homecoming was short lived. It has been revealed that she will not stage a catwalk show for Autumn 2009, instead she will hold presentations with a twist.
Temperley London has asked video artists and photographers to put together a series of installations in New York, London, and Paris to accompany the new season clothes. CEO and husband of Alice, Lars von Bennigsen, released a statement explaining, "From an economic and environmental point of view, it has become more and more difficult to support the constant global travel schedule for fashion sellers, buyers, and press.”