Fashion forward individuals shouldn’t allow themselves to be left behind when it comes to the latest fashion trends. And to help you with that, there are at least five major fashion shows that the whole world looks forward to twice every year. Learn all about these well-publicized fashion weeks and get updated with the newest trends and styles.
1. New York Fashion Week
The New York Fashion Week is the oldest fashion event of all, as it was established in 1943. This week-long fashion show runs twice a year, with the first one happening in February. The second show, which features spring and summer collections, occurs in September. The New York Fashion Week signals the start of the fashion events of the Big Four. After New York, the fashion shows will move over to London, then onto Milan, and finally ending in Paris. But though the New York fashion Week was the first show of its kind, France has been doing a lot of random fashion shows way before any of the organized bodies was formed.
2. London Fashion Week
Also running twice a year, the London Fashion Week is a showcase of the trendiest clothing during the months of February and September. Inaugurated in 1984, the fashion show became accessible via live stream in 2010. In 2012, the London Fashion Week started featuring men’s collections. The major shows are usually held at the Somerset House in London.
3. Milan Fashion Week
This semi-annual clothing trade show held in Milan is just one of the two fashion shows held in Italy. Held during February/March and September/October of each year, their show starts right after the London fashion stage has cleared. This show that generally promotes Italian designers and clothes is owned and operated by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.
4. Paris Fashion Week
The last show of the world’s Fashion Week ends in Paris. This tradeshow features ready-to-wear clothing items, as well as haute couture and men’s clothing. Paris is the fitting conclusion of the international fashion week celebrations because many of the big names in the fashion industry in the likes of Guy Laroche, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Balenciaga join in with their respective fashion houses’ very own shows.
5. Berlin Fashion Week
Although not technically a part of the Big Four, the Berlin Fashion Week is starting to acquire its own following in the fashion industry. They first started making shows in 2007 until they transformed and became more popularly known as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, with the German car brand serving as the major sponsor of the event. The show usually features young international talents and provides a nice spotlight for upcoming fashion entrepreneurs through a fashion competition. The Berlin Fashion week normally starts during the third week of January, with the second show happening in July. There are different trade fairs happening in conjunction with the Berlin Fashion week, such as Bread & Butter, Show & Order, Premium Fair, and more.