10 of the Most Famous Fashion Events in the World

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Famous Fashion Events

Introduction

Fashion is a notion that has extended to many facets of our society so much that it has become a part of each and every one of us. The fashion industry is constantly expanding and offering new creations each year.  The most famous fashion shows in the world feature the latest fashion trends and creations by renowned designers.  So, what are some of the most famous fashion events around the globe?

1. Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion week is one of the most famous fashion shows in the world and takes place bi-annually during February and September each year.  Many fashion designers and notables from around the globe gather in one of the primary fashion capitals to celebrate fashion.  The bi-annual exhibitions showcase the four seasons of fashion with collections displays of Spring to Summer designs and Fall to Winter trends at each fashion show respectively.

Many of the notables in the fashion industry, as well as the well-known connoisseurs of fashion attend the event to view the designs. Some of the famous designers who place their latest creations on display include Dior, Paul Smith, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Julien David, Barbara Bui, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Valentino, Miu Miu, and many more.

Paris fashion week

2. Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week is a relatively new event which takes place at Brandbenburg Gate each year during the months of January and July.  The event was initiated in 2007 with the purpose of showcasing up and coming designer’s creations.  Berlin Fashion Week is a collaborative effort of the Berlin Senate and the Berlin Partner GmbH, the central contact agency for overseeing new operations and foreign trade to promote Berlin as a business hub.  The event is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz which also sponsors a series of other fashion industry events.

Since the establishment of the Berlin Fashion Week event almost a decade ago, the event has gained international status for many new and upcoming designers.  The designers are bringing their fashions to the Berlin capital in an effort to get started on their way in the highly competitive fashion industry.  Attendees can view fashions from designers such as Dorothee Schumacher, Ewa Herzog, Fyodor Golan, Emre Ernemoglu, and more.

Berlin Fashion Week

3. Berlin Premium – International Fashion Trade Show

The Berlin Premium International Fashion Trade Show has been in existence for 12 years and has rapidly grown into one of the largest fashion tradeshows in Northern Europe.  The event showcases more than 1500 different design collections with more than 62,000 attendees.

The Premium International Fashion Trade Show is a bi-annual event that takes place in January and September at the exhibition halls in the STATION-Berlin.  The exhibition halls provide more than 20,000 square meters of showcasing space.  The event is considered to be one of the few trade shows across the globe that brings high quality premium brands of designs together at one event.

Attendees can view the latest trends in men’s and women’s designs, sportswear, shoes, jewellery and accessories.  Notable designers such as Ahoc, Alex Monrow, Bella Dahl, Bizuu, Coqueterra, Deyk, Ganesh, Herrlicher, Johnstons of Elgin, Marvib, and more, attend the event to display their newest creations.

During the Premium International Fashion Trade Show, you can also attend the Bread & Butter tradeshow which showcases the latest streetwear designs.  This event is held at the Tempelhof airport in Berlin.

Berlin Premium – International Fashion Trade Show

4. New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is a biannual event which occurs in February and September of each in New York, one of the primary fashion capitals around the globe.  The New York Fashion Week event is considered to be among the four major fashion weeks in the world next to London, Milan, and Paris.

The event is attended by some of the biggest fashion names in the industry including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dianne von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Herve Leger, Brooks Brothers, Alexander Wang, and many more. It was established in the early 1940s and was the first fashion event across the world.  The purpose of the event is showcase American fashions which ordinarily play a secondary role to French designs.

new your fashion week

5. Pitti Immagine Uomo

Pitti Immagine Uomo is a bi-annual event held in January and September of each year in Florence Italy.  The event features the latest fashion trends for Spring and Summer as well as Fall and Winter respectively, showcasing Italian brands and other brands from around the world.  In addition to established brands, you can also view an exhibition of up and coming brands as well.  The designers are from Florence in addition to more than 35 different countries.

Pitti Immagine Uomo highlights both menswear and womenswear with more than one thousand brands of menswear and more than 80 different design collections for women.  Each year the event attracts more than 35,000 attendees.  Highlighted designers include Humberto Leon of Kenzo, Maison Kitsuné from Paris, Carol Lim, and many more.  Pitti Immagine is held at the Stazione Leopolda which is the first railroad station established in Florence and showcases many different exhibitions associated with culture, art, and contemporary living.

Pitti Immagine Uomo

6. British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a non-profit organisation in London that organises fashion events which showcase the top British designs by up and coming fashion designers.  The purpose of the events are to collaborate and share knowledge and resources that help to increase the interest in the fashion industry of Britain.  The events are typically held during January in London.

The designs which are showcased at the events are presented to an international audience comprised of both buyers and press professionals that publicise the designs.  The best designs receive assistance from the BFC in an effort to launch and grow a new fashion business.

Recently, the BFC partnered with Vogue to establish a mentoring program for one up and coming UK designer that shows promise in the fashion industry.  The recipient also receives a £200,000 grant toward the growth of their business.  Fashion designers such as Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood have been recipients of this honor.

British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

7. London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is one of the primary four fashion week events around the globe which takes place bi-annually during February and September.  The event showcases the latest trends and designs in womenswear and is attended by top designers and fashion houses in the industry who flock to the event to exhibit their latest creations.  It was launched in the early 1980s and is organised by the British Fashion Council discussed earlier.

Some of the designer fashions on exhibit include Antonio Berardi, Alexander White, Burberry, Beth Gilmour, Christopher Kane, Claire Barrow, David Koma, Eudon Choi, Erdem, Finlay & Co., Giles, Holly Fulton, Jasper Conran, Kevin Geddes, Lucilla Gray, Margaret Howell, Noel Stewart, Osman, Simone Rocha, Vivienne Westwood, and many more.

London Fashion Week

8. Australian Fashion Week

Australian Fashion Week is a major industry event which is held annually during the month of May in Brisbane Australia.  The event lasts one week and showcases the creations of major designers and fashion houses from Australia and the Asia Pacific and displays the latest trends in fashion for all four seasons of the year.

Australian Fashion Week was established in 1995 for the purpose of bringing together designers and buyers.  Some of the notable designers at the event include J’Aton Couture, Toni Maticevski, Lisa Ho, Ericaamerica, Leona Edmiston, Alex Perry, Galanni, Hello Elle Australia, Swarovski, Zimmermann, and many more.

Australian Fashion Week

9. Milan Men’s and Women’s Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is a major industry event that takes place in Milan, Italy which is one of the four major fashion capitals around the globe.  The event takes place bi-annually during February and March and September to October.  Each event showcases the latest trends in Spring/Summer fashion and Fall/Winter fashions respectively.

Each year, Milan Fashion Week dedicates one week to fashions for men and one week for women’s fashions with a large exhibition of runway shows and other events.  The event was initiated in the late 1950s with the intention of showcasing notable designers in Italian fashion. Visitors can view spectacular fashions by the biggest names in Italian creations such as Armani, Versace, Prada, Zeng Feifei, D.GNAK by KANG.D, Ji Wenbo, Christian Pellizzani, Ermanno Scervino, and many others.

10. Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual fashion event held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from January to February each year.  The event was established in 1996 and has rapidly grown into a primary fashion event for buyers that seek luxurious fashions.  Visitors can attend fashion exhibitions, competitions, and shopping venues at the largest event in the Middle East.

Over the 30 day period, visitors have access to the best fashion brands from around the world with special deals and promotions, in addition to attending a variety of arts and cultural events.  The events take place in the Mall of the Emirates and include The International Festival of Fashion Photography from Cannes which is an extraordinary showcase of the latest beauty and fashion photography in large format by notable fashion photographers.

You can also experience events such as The Diamond Fashion Show by Dhamani which features notable jewellery designers who showcase their exquisite designs against a sparkling Burj Khalifa backdrop.  The Dubai Shopping Festival website is a great place to discover more interesting fashion events during this annual extravaganza.

Dubai shopping festival

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