annawintour_miami_kruger.jpgWith 'cruise' and 'pre-' collections now becoming major fashion events in their own right (cue Karl Lagerfeld's Miami spectacular) the Guardian's Edward Helmore has examined the impact that climate change is having on the fashion industry. No longer does it seem that we want, or need, separate winter and summer wardrobes, but a happy combination of both to last us the whole year through.

"People aren't really interested in heavy winter coats. They want year-round materials because the seasons have become so erratic," said Narciso Rodriguez.

"The season shift has become a very real part of our work and it has definitely affected how we design and the way we go about doing business."

If you are still unsure what I am talking about, then you need only look at the stores. What we are now starting to see on the floor is swimwear February, and winter woollies in July, despite being months away from the colder months.

"Women want things that can cross climates and seasons," said Harriet Quick, Vogue fashion features editor. "They want clothes that are neither high summer nor deep winter."

Let's face it, if Lagerfeld can drag Anna Wintour into the sun, then you know things are beginning to shift, not that she liked it one bit.

[Source / Image: Sipa Press/Rex Features]