The Big «‎four»‎ FASHION WEEK
Fashion week is part of the „big 4” fashion shows that are scheduled to start taking place in New York, followed by London, then Milan and ending in Paris
Comme des Garçons
By Luke Leitch
October 1, 2022
The History of‎ FASHION WEEK
A fashion week consists of a week of organized events of multiple designer's collections. Before this organized event was recognized in New York City, fashion showings were being held in Paris as early as the 1700s. Some earlier showings were presented on mannequins which were only shown to the clients who were purchasing items.
Alexander McQueen
By Sarah Mower
October 11, 2022
In the 1800s, showings began to change. Charles Frederick Worth, noted for haute couture, began showing multiple pieces together and of a higher design. These designs were showcased to get the customer's attention in buying the pieces.
Jeanne Paquin is the first designer to make her showings public and Paul Poiret is the first to host parties after his events
Chambre Syndicale
In 1868 the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture was created to set the specifications to determine what constituted a ‘couture house. The group decided to define what a clothing piee of haute couture must be:
By Luke Leitch
November 21, 2022
custom-made to fit the wearer;
hand-sewn by multiple skilled artisans in the separate fields of embroidery, stitching, and beading; only the most high quality of materials may be used
de la Haute
Louis Vuitton
According to the French law, Fashion Week does not allow models of a body mass index size zero to attend. Most seeking to get into the fashion world confuse the size 0 law, as a law that does not allow models in a size 0 to walk in shows.
By Mark Holgate
September 29, 2022
Paris Fashion Week prohibits models under 18 years of age. After steps taken by luxury brands, it is stated that „No model under 16 years will be recruited to take part in fashion shows or photographic sessions representing adults”
Fashion week During The Pandemic
They experimented with new formats, offering both industry professionals and the oublic acces to a Netflix-style platform hosting video presentations, podcasts and written content.
By Luke Leitch
December 8, 2022
When the coronavirus pandemic struck in spring 2020, all fashion weeks were forced to go online.
The first New York Fashion Week was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert, press director of the American fashion industry's first promotional organization, the New York Dress Institute. The event was called „Press Week”, and was created to distract attention from French fashion during World War II.
By Sarah Spellings
September 10, 2022
Press Week was a success, and fashion magazines like Vogue, which were normally filled with French designs, increasingly featured American fashion.
By the mid-1950s, the event was known as „Press Week of New York”. Spring 1951 was the 16th Annual Press Week of New York.
The first New York Fashion Week
Organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) for the London Development Agency, London Fashion Week first took place in October 1983. Following increasing numbers of anti-fur protesters, the London Fashion Week held in September 2018 was the first major fashion week to be fur-free. In its early days, West London was the area of choice for London Fashion Week, with the first edition held in the car park of the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington.
By Luke Leitch
September 18, 2022
It wasn’t long before royalty was embracing the city’s growing fashion scene. Despite much of the clothing being heavily influenced by London’s rave scene and subversive youth subcultures, Princess Diana threw open the doors of Lancaster House to host a reception for British designers in 1985 and was often seen sporting their wares.
London Fashion
Molly Goddard
In the last decade, despite ongoing conversations about the viability and sensibility of the traditional fashion system in the age of the internet and fast fashion, London Fashion Week has gone from strength to strength, brining in around 5,000 press and buyers each season.
S.S. Daley
By Sarah Mower
September 18, 2022
Fashion week
Present times
Milan Fashion Week is partially organized by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana), a non-profit association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion and is responsible for hosting the fashion events and shows of Milan. The Camera Sindacale della Moda Italiana, was set up on 11 June 1958.
By Nicole Phelps
Milan fashion week includes more than 40 shows each season and transforms the city into a touristic hob.
In 2014 Greenpeace protested to demand „toxic-free fashion” by hanging signs in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It was said that demonstration was set up to „...ask Italian brands, especially Versace, because it has the highest level of hazardous chemicals in its products.
Milan Fashion
September 23, 2022
Now in 2022, Gucci made a debut in Milan Fashion Week, they took it to another level by finding 68 pairs of twins to showcase their design, and create a statement.
The Gucci statement
In 1945 the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture established another set of rules to regulate and determine Haute Couture houses. In order to meet the criteria, the house had to ensure they followed the rules, one of them being that the couture house must present a collection of at least 35 runs of daytime and evening wear.
By Anders Christian Madsen
September 29, 2022
The following biannual events of Haute Couture houses in accordance with the new guidelines set by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture have been seen as the first pair of fashion weeks in Paris
The first
Fashion Week
September 29
Others included having at least 20 members on staff, and that every design must include fittings and be made-to-order for the clientele.
L'Association de
Fifty-three years after the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture was created, in 1921 the French press created L’Association de Protection des Industries Artistiques Saisonnieres or PAIS to protect couture designs from being copied.
By Anders Christian Madsen
September 30, 2022
To ensure the copyright of the designers, their creations were photographed on a model or mannequin from the front, back, and sides to catalog the design
Victoria Beckham
Protection des
Fashion week starts the new year in style. Shows from all over the world have returned to their original format but still partly digital. Last season, casts were star-studded, fairytales were born, and trends were over the top.
By Mark Holgate
October 2, 2022
The theme of the 2023 fashion week — active the theme Active Alliance for Positive Fashion taps into topics of sustainability, innovation, and the influence of various subcultures.
Official Fashion Week
January 17 – 21, 2023
The next season’s schedule
January 17 – 22, 2023
January 23 – 26, 2023
January 31 – February 3, 2023
February 10 – 15, 2023
February 15 – 19, 2023
February 17 – 21, 2023
February 21 – 27, 2023
February 27 – March 7, 2023
March 19 – 21, 2023
March 24 – 26, 2023
April 19 – 23, 2023
May 30 – June 4, 2023
June 10 – 12, 2023
June 20 – 25, 2023
July 3 – 6, 2023
August 30 – September 2, 2023
September 15 – 19, 2023
September 19 – 25, 2023
September 25 – October 3, 2023
TBA: Copenhagen Fashion Week, spring/summer 2024
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2024
TBA: New York Fashion Week, spring/summer 2024
Amsterdam Fashion Week
London Fashion Week, spring/summer 2024
London Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
Milan Fashion Week, spring/summer 2024
Paris Haute Couture Week
Miami Fashion Week
Madrid Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
London Fashion Week, spring/summer 2024
Paris Fashion Week men’s shows
Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
Los Angeles Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
London Bridal Week
Paris Haute Couture Week fall/winter 2023
Paris Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
Paris Fashion Week men’s shows fall/winter 2023
Milan Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
Berlin Fashion Week fall/winter 2023
Paris Fashion Week men’s shows fall/winter
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