Folks, July is coming to an end (say whaaat?!), which means that August is arriving and without us even realizing, it will be September and time for fashion week! And anything regarding the fashion weeks is never too early to speak about, so we might as well highlight the magical weeks now!
Life of Fashion Week
Fashion weeks for Ready-To-Wear (RTW) collections, aka the most common ones, are held twice a year. Mainly in February and September, but as different cities have different dates they usually begin earlier and lasts longer. However, the big four cities that are the most essential (New York, London, Milan and Paris) are held during this month. Fashion week kicks off in New York and runs for four weeks in the order above! Against popular belief, fashion week doesn’t display fashion of the coming season, but next season. So in September, we won’t see fall fashion (as it was shown in February), but the fashion of Spring 2017. This is mainly due to buyers and media that will have time to preview the collections (and the rest of the world too).
The circus of fashion week
Owe to the cultural phenomenon, celebrity-buzz and media institution fashion has become, the fashion weeks are rather complex. It’s not only the designer showing clothes, it’s also the buyers viewing, the journalist reviewing, the photographers photographing, fashion bloggers attending and celebrities giving the glam. And except that, it’s also chic backstage photos, street style pictures before and after the shows and also the models off duty street style. And if there are famous models walking, there will be some extra coverage of that. Not to mention the circus of front row where the most famous and important people should sit and everbody wants a spot. Oh, and the fact that there are at least 100 events during the weeks that are discussions, panels, campaigns etc.
What to Expect
So after all that is said and done, what is there left to expect? Well, hopefully we’ll se fun, inspiring and innovative collections. Some of the shows that usually get the most hype are Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Balmain. The two first because of their iconic status and elaborate shows. The latter because of the celebrity buzz that’s around Olivier Rousteing with the Kardashians and Jenners. These shows are probably the ones you’ll see most of in social media. As for the inner people of the fashion world, sophisticated and minimalistic designs are usually praised. Celine, Acne, Chloé, Stella McCartney are some brands to mention.
What is fashion week? Certainly a fashion circus!
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I love me some fashion week, but I also feel so jealous every year wishing I could go!
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That’s so kind of you! Will check it out! Xx
Fashion week is such in thing in the Fashion world! Great post!
It’s the events of the year truly! Xx
Thanks a lot my dear 🙂
I really would like to a fashion week 🙁
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Try to find a fashion week near you, always the best to start small scale! Xx
fashion week is so hectic but so fun! I really love NYFW, and hopefully I’ll get to go in the summer!
They are hectic and bonkers, but so much fun! Xx
I always look forward to fashion week. It’s such a weird time and so different than anything else. I like seeing the new trends and different interpretations from all the designers. It’s just a lot of fun.
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It’s a lot of fun indeed. Even though it’s a media circus it definitely comes down to the fashion pieces and what is shown! Xx
There’s a lot to love about fashion week, that’s for sure! My favourite element over recent years is definitely the media attention; watching snippets via Instagram in particular is a highlight!
Love that fashion week has found its way to IG, that one day or some hours after a show you see endless of feeds with inspirational pictures! Xx
Fashion week is so much fun – I’m not exactly a fashionable person myself, but it’s always fun to look at the pictures!
Yes, same here. Sitting by yourself by the end of the day and just go through all the designers and the pictures is the best part! Xx
Oh, I LOVE LOVE Fashion Week! I usually attend NYFW — but love to attend the ones in Europe too!
That’s so lovely Vanessa! And the contrast between the showings of NYFW and the european is so much fun, love the difference! Xx
I love fashion weeks so much! Can’t wait for the next one! <3 xxx
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It’s so much fun! Xx
I’m definitely looking forward to fashion week!
It’s will be a fun one, fashion week in september is the best one! Xx
I am one of these people who know very little about fashion shows. I only see it online and I didn’t even know how many times they are held. However it is nice to see all these backstage photos as well as the fancy front row ones 🙂 x
The behind the scenes part of fashion week is almost the best part to be honest! With all things going on it’s constantly something that’s equally as fun as the runway part. And even though the backstage life is hectic, it always looks so much fun and glam! Xx
Haha Fashion circus..
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Hahah it is indeed! Xx
Great post babe! Would also love some insider tips from FW. x
That’s a lovely idea, will do! Xx
Great post, thanks for sharing xo, sharon
Thank you! Xx
This is such an interesting post! I really enjoy attending fashion week… but is also so exhausting!!! 😀
It’s intense, but such a lovely whirlwind of fashion and events! Xx
Ooh I love this! I’ve always wanted to go to Fashion Week!
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Perhaps there’s one near you that you can attend? The more the merrier! Xx
I always love seeing all the pics and recaps of the shows during fashion week! We have a fashion week here in Kansas City too, and it’s growing, which is exciting.
That’s good to know! I’ll definitely do a bunch here on The Fashion Folks! That sounds so much fun, smaller fashion weeks comes with a initmate joy of fashion! It’s so good! Xx
can’t wait for fashion week! great post!
Thank you, it’ll be so much fun! Xx
I can’t believe it is almost that time of year already!
I would love to go to Fashion Week one year!
Same here, feels like it’s always time for fashion week! One year you’ll go, if you want to start small there’s perhaps a mini-fashion week where you live?! Xx
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That’s so sweet of you, thank you so much! Xx
Cannot believe it is already that time again. I got to go for the first time last year, and it is an experience I will never forget!
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Right? It feels like fashion week happens so often haha, but it’s lovely so I shouldn’t complain! It’s just a lovely week of excitement! Xx
Nothing beats Fashion Week! The whirlwind excitement, the backstage shots…I love it all!
It’s just a really fun and crazy fashion circus!! Xx
Thank you! Xx
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