What do you think a fashion week is?
Fashion Week is a biannual event, which happens during February and September to showcase the Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter collections respectively by fashion designers, brands and fashion houses.
As the name suggests, the event lasts for a week and concludes with a grand finale which consists of various other entertaining events. Traditionally, they are held several months in advance of the season to allow the press and buyers a chance to preview fashion designs for the following season.
In February and March, fashion designers showcase their autumn and winter collections. In September and October, designers showcase their spring and summer collections.
An event which earlier started as the Press Week (present Fashion Weeks) has now become every designer’s dream. With its ethereal charm, it continues to attract buyers, influencers and media.
Top 10 fashion weeks in the world
The most famous of all the fashion weeks are held by the ‘Big 4’ global fashion capitals followed by others namely:
- New York Fashion Week (NYFW)
- Paris Fashion Week
- London Fashion Week
- Milan Fashion Week
- Tokyo Fashion Week
- Shanghai Fashion Week
- China Fashion Week (Beijing)
- Seoul Fashion Week
- Russia Fashion Week
- Singapore Fashion Week
Important Dates for Fashion Weeks 2019
[A/W= Autumn-Winter; S/S= Spring-Summer]
|New York FW A/W 2019||February 8 – 16, 2019|
|London FW A/W 2019||February 16 – 20, 2019|
|Milan FW A/W 2019||February 21 – 27, 2019|
|Paris FW A/W 2019||February 27 – March 7, 2019|
|New York FW S/S 2019||September 6 – 14, 2019|
|London FW S/S 2019||September 14 – 18, 2019|
|Milan FW S/S 2019||September 19 – 25, 2019|
|Paris FW S/S 2019||September 25 – October 3, 2019|
The A/W NYFW ’19 will be beginning on 8th February and ending on 16th February and the S/S NYFW ’19 will be beginning on 6th September and ending on 14th September. According to the recent updates, it is known that this time NYFW will reach out to the next level of creativity with the use of technology. From responsive garments to virtual reality, it will be a breathtaking show.
The show sponsors include the NYFW’s long time partner Maybelline, Lexus, Etihad, Papyrus, and Visa among many others. Last S/S collection the Big Apples FW saw the return of top designers, such as Proenza Schouler and Rodarte.
Paris Fashion Week
The sartorial marathon otherwise known as the Paris FW wraps up oodles of fashion shows. Vanessa Williams’ “Save the best for last” aptly fits in, as Paris has never failed to what has been expected from it.
A/W Paris Fashion Show ’19 will be beginning on 27th February and ending on 7th March and the S/S ’19 will be beginning on 25th September and ending on 3rd October. Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Gucci and Balmain will be among the most prominent brands to be showcased.
London Fashion Week
The much-awaited event, London FW will be divine with the presence of legends from Burberry to Vivienne Westwood.
A/W collection will be showcased from 16th to 20th
Milan Fashion Week
Milan, known for its elaborate productions, will immerse its audience in a virtual reality wonderland, transcending the Italian fashion capital.
A/W collection will be showcased from 21st to 27th February 2019 and S/S collection will be showcased from 19th-25th September 2019. This will witness eminent brands like Prada, Versace, Missoni, Marni, and Dolce & Gabbana among others.
For the Gucci’s absence in the last fashion weeks, Marco Bizzarri, the CEO (Gucci) has confirmed that Gucci will return in February 2019. The most unexpected addition to the schedule is sportswear giant, Filla.
The advent of see-now-buy-now,
But, despite a growing number of designers experimenting with the calendar by producing ‘see-now-buy-now’ collections,
Fashion Weeks are not only a paradise for the top fashion designers but also for the buyers, influencers and the media. These events influence the upcoming trends. In India, we have the LAKMÉ FW which was created with the vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and integrate India into the global fashion world.”
With its title partner Lakme, presenting partner Nexa and co-sponsors Etihad, Nokia, Tresemme