It’s not just about street styles and celebrities spotted on the front row… There are history and specificities behind this major fashion event. Here is 10 Fashion Week facts you should know!
Top 10 Fashion Week Facts
Fashion weeks in the time..
1943: New York Fashion Week main purpose was to distract attention from French fashion during World War II, when workers in the fashion industry were unable to travel to Paris.
1 City = 1 Style
London is about young talents and innovators who push style boundaries and really express themselves.
Picture: Vivienne Westwood can be representative of this movement.
New York is dominant for sportswear and casual. The look is more commercial, with an emphasis on luxe yet casual pieces.
Picture: Alexander Wang could be seen as a designer who redefining New York style with his edgy off-duty look.
Milan or the classic Italian craftsmanship style mixing with contemporary sexiness designs. It is the best place for its over-the-top yet stylish looks.
Picture: Gucci participate to the creation this style.
Paris with its tradition and Haute Couture is a city steeped in fashion history. Creativity and experimentation are the main rules.
Picture: Saint Laurent represents this Parisian spirit.
Fashion and the city
New York attracts the most journalists and media and is also really focused on celebrities spotting.
London is the place to discover the new talents and designers.
Milan is for those who like beauty, craftsmanship and high quality products. Milan is the capital of a great, reasonably priced trip in glamour, beauty and Italian culture.
Paris still holds the key of fashion, not as an image but as a real trade as all buyers, professionals, best editors of the industry go there.
73 years later…
Fashion Weeks were created to distract people… 73 years later it is still the case, but it also became a huge industry where each city has its role to play.