Fashion Week is a fashion industry event consisting of weeklong fashion shows put on for buyers and the press by fashion designers and fashion ‘houses’. It occurs twice a year for the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections. The most famous ones are held in NYC, London, Paris, and Milan; though many other cities including Los Angeles boast of their own Fashion Week or Fashion Weekend.
The Spring/Summer Fashion Week is held from September through November, and the Fall/Winter is held from January through March. They are held six months in advance of the actual season so that orders can be filled.
I enjoyed watching The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo as she attended all four of the Spring/Summer Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Paris, and Milan in her pursuit of Oscar-worthy gowns for her clients. I would love to attend them, too! The behind-the-scenes chaos as models get dressed, and designers are interviewed is fun to watch.
This year the NY Fashion Week AKA Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center. Some of Project Runway contestants show their collections at the NY Fashion Week. The events are by ‘invitation only’ for press, buyers, and celebrities. Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue, created Fashion’s Night Out to include the public in a pre-Fashion Week event. Retailers and shoppers both gained from the party atmosphere that was put on in NYC and at least 12 other cities around the world that participated on Sept. 10, 2010.
What do you think about Fashion Week and the expansion of it to other cities around the world? A good thing or not?