Fashion is all about change. Models change, fabrics change, designers change. But the biggest change underway now is the change from haute couture to pret-a-porter. Luxury ready-to-wear made a strong showing at international fashion weeks. As the world changes to quicker gratification, fashionistas are not willing to wait the weeks or even months it takes for one exclusive design that's tailor-made for them.
Implications - Haute couture has been the same for the past 100 years, while the people of the world continue to change and have the need get things done faster and faster. Haute couture will most likely never die out, but it is likely that it will become less popular for those who like to have things the moment they see it.