World Fashion Week Calendar
International Fashion Weeks

Fashion Weeks are trade events open to registered buyers, press and members of the fashion industry only

The schedule for fashion weeks is typically set in advance, allowing designers to prepare and present their collections in a coordinated and timely manner. Fashion weeks have become major events not only for the fashion industry but also for cities seeking to establish themselves as global fashion capitals. They play a crucial role in shaping trends, influencing the fashion market, and providing a platform for creative expression within the industry.

2024 Fashion Weeks

2024Fashion WeekCountry
Jan 12-16Milano Fashion Week Men'sItaly
Jan 16-21Paris Fashion Week – MenFrance
Jan 22-25Paris Fashion Week – Haute CoutureFrance
Jan 29-Feb 2Copenhagen Fashion WeekDenmark
Feb 5-8Berlin Fashion WeekGermany
Feb 20-26Milano Fashion Week Women'sItaly
Feb 26-Mar 5Paris Fashion Week – WomenFrance
Mar 6-9Marrakech Fashion WeekMorocco
Mar 7-10Bangalore Fashion WeekIndia
Apr 17-20Barcelona Bridal Fashion WeekSpain
Jun 14-18Milano Fashion Week Men'sItaly
Jun 18-21Paris Fashion Week – MenFrance
Jun 24-27Paris Fashion Week – Haute CoutureFrance
Sep 16-22Portland Fashion WeekUSA
Sep 17-23Milano Fashion Week Women'sItaly
Sep 23-Oct 1Paris Fashion Week – WomenFrance

2023 Fashion Weeks

2023Fashion WeekCountry
Jan 13-17Milano Fashion Week Men'sItaly
Jan 31-Feb 2AltaRoma – Rome Fashion WeekItaly
Feb 21-27Milano Fashion Week Women'sItaly
Feb 27-Mar 7Paris Fashion Week – WomenFrance
Mar 15-19Seoul Fashion WeekSouth Korea
Mar 28-Apr 2iD Dunedin Fashion WeekNew Zealand
Apr 19-22Barcelona Bridal Fashion WeekSpain
Apr 20-23South African Fashion WeekSouth Africa
Apr 21-23Lagos Fashion WeekNigeria
May 15-19Afterpay Australian Fashion WeekAustralia
Jun 20-25Paris Fashion Week – MenFrance
Jun 21-26Paris Fashion Week – MenFrance
Jun 22-25Bangalore Fashion WeekIndia
Jul 3-6Paris Fashion Week – Haute CoutureFrance
Jul 10-15Berlin Fashion WeekGermany
Jul 25-27ColombiamodaColombia
Aug 7-11Copenhagen Fashion WeekDenmark
Aug 14-20Portland Fashion WeekUSA
Aug 29-Sep 2New Zealand Fashion WeekNew Zealand
Sep 1-7Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion WeekCzechia
Sep 24-30Fashion Week ColumbusUSA
Sep 25-Oct 3Paris Fashion Week – WomenFrance
Oct 10-15Arab Fashion Week Men'sUAE
Dec 1-3Swahili Fashion WeekTanzania
Dec 13-17Accra Fashion WeekGhana

History of Fashion Weeks

Fashion weeks have evolved over the years into iconic events that showcase the latest trends, designs, and innovations in the fashion industry. The concept of fashion weeks can be traced back to the early 20th century, with notable developments in major fashion capitals. Here’s a brief history:

Paris Fashion Week (1910s) – Often regarded as the birthplace of modern fashion weeks, Paris started organizing fashion events in the 1910s. These events initially focused on showcasing the works of prominent French couturiers. Over time, they gained international attention and set the stage for the global fashion weeks we know today.

New York Fashion Week (1943) – The impetus for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) came during World War II when American fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized “Press Week” to divert attention from French fashion, which was inaccessible due to the war. The event gained momentum and eventually evolved into the iconic NYFW.

Milan Fashion Week (1958) – Milan’s fashion week emerged in the late 1950s, with the establishment of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion. Milan quickly became a global fashion hub, showcasing the craftsmanship and luxury associated with Italian fashion.

London Fashion Week (1983) – London Fashion Week was established in 1983 to provide a platform for British designers to showcase their creativity. It gained prominence over the years, showcasing avant-garde designs and nurturing emerging talent.

Global Expansion (1990s) – In the 1990s, fashion weeks expanded globally, with cities like Berlin, São Paulo, and Sydney hosting their own events. This expansion reflected the globalization of the fashion industry and the increasing recognition of diverse fashion scenes.

Digital Transformation (2000s) – With the rise of the internet and social media, fashion weeks underwent a significant digital transformation in the 2000s. Live streaming of runway shows, online coverage, and social media engagement became integral parts of the fashion week experience, allowing a global audience to participate virtually.

Sustainability and Diversity (2010s – Present) – In recent years, fashion weeks have increasingly focused on sustainability and diversity. There is a growing emphasis on responsible and ethical fashion practices, as well as the inclusion of diverse models and designers.

Today, fashion weeks are not just about showcasing collections but also serve as platforms for discussions on industry challenges, trends, and innovations. They play a crucial role in shaping the fashion landscape and influencing consumer preferences worldwide.

Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week - Elie Saab - Fashion Weeks

The exquisite elegance and pure sophistication of Elie Saab will take centre stage at Barcelona Bridal Night, Apr 19, 2023. The Lebanese brand, renowned for its haute-couture and prêt-à-porter creations, offers an exclusive presentation of its bridal collection in Barcelona.
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Egyptian Fashion and Design Council - Egypt Fashion Week - Fashion Weeks

Egypt Fashion Week
The Egyptian Fashion and Design Council has announced the country’s first ever fashion week at a press conference in the capital, Cairo. To take place in May 2023, the opening night will be held in the Cairo Egyptian Museum and feature the work of prominent Egyptian designers.
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Key Features

A fashion week is a series of events, typically lasting several days, during which fashion designers showcase their latest collections to buyers, the media, and the public. Fashion weeks are organized by cities or fashion organizations and are held biannually to showcase the upcoming season’s designs. The two primary seasons are Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.

Key features of a typical fashion week include:

Runway Shows – The centerpiece of fashion week is the runway show, where designers present their new collections on models walking down a runway. These shows are attended by industry professionals, celebrities, and fashion enthusiasts.

Fashion Presentations – In addition to traditional runway shows, some designers opt for alternative formats, such as presentations. In presentations, models may pose in a static environment, allowing attendees to get a closer look at the designs.

Fashion Designers – Established and emerging fashion designers participate in fashion weeks to showcase their creative work. High-profile designers, as well as those just starting their careers, use fashion weeks as a platform to gain exposure and attract buyers.

Buyers and Retailers – Fashion weeks are attended by buyers from retail stores and fashion houses who seek to discover new trends and place orders for the upcoming season’s collections.

Media Coverage – Fashion weeks attract extensive media coverage, including fashion magazines, newspapers, online publications, and fashion bloggers. The media plays a crucial role in disseminating information about the latest trends and designs.

Celebrities and Influencers – Fashion weeks often draw attention from celebrities and influencers, who attend shows, parties, and events. Their presence adds to the glamour and publicity surrounding the fashion week.

Industry Networking – Fashion weeks provide opportunities for professionals in the fashion industry, including designers, stylists, photographers, and models, to network and collaborate.

Fashion Week Calendar – The fashion week calendar is structured to accommodate different cities and their respective fashion industries. Major fashion weeks include New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week.