TARA ST. JAMES (DESIGNER, STUDY NY)
I believe the biggest change we will be seeing from inside the fashion industry, and in particular from sustainably minded brands, will be an overhaul of the traditional fashion business model.
Designers are realizing it's no longer enough to just change their fabric sourcing, production methods, or sales and distribution. It's time we step back and look at how business is done on a broader scale and make more-impactful changes to the way we approach consumers and the industry as a whole.
I have a very positive outlook for 2013, and I'm expecting exciting changes for myself and from others.