Fashion events not only create a buzz in their home countries but attract people from all over the world. These events encourage creative and diverse ideas in the fashion industry and also helps generate revenue for other industries as well.
Do you know what the five biggest fashion events in the world are? Keep on reading to know.
Paris Fashion Week
The most hyped fashion event of the year was first held back in 1973 – high-fashion designers like Givenchy and Saint Laurent have been attending it since then. Taking place bi-annually, the Paris Fashion Week brings together connoisseurs, bloggers, and designers from all over the world. Some of the most venerated women’s prêt-a-porter, haute couture, and men’s fall, as well as summer collections, are displayed. These include designers like Dior, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Valentino, Miu Miu, Julien David, Barbara Bui, Lanvin, you name it.
The event is packed and the streets are filled with paparazzi who are eager to picture every celebrity, top model and blogger that participates in the event from all over the world. Paris Fashion Week never fails to create a global buzz and offers unique, creative ideas in women’s fashion clothing.
Milan Fashion Week
One of the most influential fashion weeks takes place in the fashion hub, Milan. The city has become a hub of high-end fashion from the likes of Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabanna, Versace and Prada. Milan fashion week always displaces pieces that exude style, innovation, and class – designers pay equal attention to male and female collections, thus attracting a greater audience. Having started in 1958, Milan Fashion Week took a steady leap into establishing itself as one of the most glamorous and important fashion events in the world. Italy does not only tend to make a massive amount of revenue from the fashion week itself, but people also indulge in several activities that the country has to offer – making it a unique experience altogether.
London Fashion Week
Started in 1980s by the British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week may be fairly newer than the rest, but it has quickly garnered attention of several designers, fashion aficionados and bloggers – now it effectively competes with other fashion weeks by successfully paying homage to Antonio Berardi, Alexander White, Burberry, Osman Simone Rocha, David Koma, Vivienne Westwood, Finlay and Co., Giles, Christopher Kane, Lucilla Gray, Eudon Choi and the list goes on. The glamourous event that spans for a week is celebratory of haute couture and high street fashion that is native to British designers.
New York Fashion Week
New York is a cultural hotspot and hosts grand fashion events to attract fashion aficionados from around the globe. Having top-notch designers like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Alexander Wang, the New York Fashion Week gives other fashion events a tough competition. Although, its history is richer than other fashion weeks, having being held in 1942 first as the “Press Week,” New York Fashion Week has been successfully running for decades now.
The bi-annual fashion show boasts a packed audience of acclaimed connoisseurs and critiques who obsessively post about the proceedings of the event. If you have been a follower of any of these bloggers or fashion enthusiasts, you will see that they provide a live feed from the exquisite ramps of New York Fashion Week. And an additional swarm of people tune in to view them online.
You have probably heard of the biggest visual fashion event of the year that renowned celebrities enthusiastically take part in! This annual charity event is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. The Met Ball gains attention from people around the world for the eccentric, out-of-the-box costumes that each celebrity wears; they are then discussed for weeks by mass media as well as the commoners – where people pick their favorite outfits from the event. Each celebrity is dressed by a designer who must comply with the given theme. The theme is decided by the board, Anna Wintour and the staffs at Vogue look over the guests. Themes like heavenly bodies, 18th-century furniture and technology have been played with in the past.