It's been a season of rumblings about outdated show schedules and consumer-facing collections - but so far the big guns in the industry (that would be French houses like Dior, Céline and Louis Vuitton) have been staunchly silent on the matter. While luxury brands like Burberry, Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler and Michael Kors have pledged to make their collections available post-show, it remains to be seen what some of their elder peers have to say on the matter.

Until now. In a statement made to WWD, the Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode (aka the French version of the CFDA) president Ralph Toledano says the current calendar system is not flawed. "Paris is undisputedly the fashion capital of creation," he said (in a show of French modesty). "As far as we are concerned, the present system is still valid."

Arguing that there was a danger of leaked images and that designers would grow tired of their collections, the board voted against altering the current system. The verdict comes after Kering chief François-Henri Pinault spoke out against buy-now collections. According to Pinault, being able to buy what you when you see it "kills the dream of luxury." And so the debate continues...

What the French houses think about shop-the-runway collections