Fashion Week is the internationally-recognised fashion event that takes place twice a year and gets everyone in the fashion world excited. Fashion Week takes place in the world’s four major cities; London, New York, Milan and Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities involves top fashion designers coming together to display their signature pieces to the fashion world. The event attracts celebrities, fashion writers and fashion critics from all around the world.
The Fashion Week held in London recently celebrated its 25th year. Having begun in 1984, the first of London’s Fashion Weeks’ catwalk shows and exhibitions were displayed in a car park in West London. London Fashion Week is now responsible for the success of many designers such as Philip Treacy, Stella McCartney, and Ghost. Other high profile figures that have been highly publicised through London Fashion Week include Sophie Dahl, Naomi Campbell and Jodie Kidd.
Fashion has been a major part of Parisian culture since the seventeenth century, and France as a country has been associated with style and fashion since this time. From the 1960s onwards, the French fashion industry has faced competition from the likes of Milan, New York and London. Fashion Week in Paris takes place twice a year, before it takes place in Milan and after is has taken place in London.
As with New York, London and Paris, Milan Fashion Week takes place twice a year. Beginning in 1979, Milan’s Fashion Week gives top fashion designers the chance to show the world their latest clothing designs. Showcased by famous models, Milan’s Fashion Week gives the city’s top designers the opportunity to model their Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections.
Fashion Week in New York was created initially in the 1990s by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. New York Fashion Week takes place twice a year and gives top fashion designers the chance to showcase their Spring and Winter collections. The Fashion Week events that take place in London, New York, Milan and Paris continue to be the highlight of the year in the fashion industry. The event gains a great deal of media attention each year.