Someone walks down a runway in Paris wearing the latest creation from a popular designer. A few months later, wealthy shoppers begin to see those fashions for sale at high-end retailers. That was the old model. Now those fashions featured on the runway are copied, created, and on the rack at discount retailers within a couple weeks (that’s about how long I’ve been wearing this T-shirt). From Pacific Standard: The Secret World of Fast Fashion.

+ Inditex (owners of the Zara chain) pioneered the art of fast fashion for the mass market. But now, other players are starting to do the same thing, only faster.