I read this article the other day about "Slow Fashion". I think it summarises exactly what I mean perfectly.
Both the designers — the rising star Mr. Ackermann and Christophe Lemaire, the new arrival at Hermès — are dealing in “slow fashion,” with a belief that fine clothes should be made with exquisite materials and are meant to be embraced and long-loved. “It’s the malady of our industry. Always to go quicker and quicker and that everything should be instant. You can’t produce quality without time,” said Mr. Lemaire" (See whole article here)