According to some people in the garment industry there are four main
fashion events in the world: the London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion
Week, New York Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week. However, that
is not the truth. The apparel industry has hundreds of important
fashion events each year. This includes fashion weeks, trade
shows, school runway shows, and all sorts of special events.
Below are a few fashion industry event resources:
Fashion Week Events
Fashion Industry Trade Shows
Fashion Week Photos
A fashion show (French défilé de mode) is an event
put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of
clothing. This type of event is often produced during a Fashion
Week, but that is not always the case. Fashion shows debut every season,
particularly the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. In a
typical fashion show, models walk the catwalk dressed in the clothing
created by the designer. The clothing is illuminated on the runway by
the lighting. The order in which each model walks out wearing a specific
outfit is usually planned in accordance to the statement that the
designer wants to make about his or her collection. Occasionally,
fashion shows take the form of installations, where the models are
static, standing or sitting in a constructed environment. A wide range
of contemporary designers tend to produce their shows as theatrical
productions with elaborate sets.
A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting
approximately one week, wherein fashion designers, brands or "houses"
display their latest collections in runway shows to buyers and the
media. These events influence trends for the current and upcoming
In addition to apparel industry events, we should keep in mind that
special red carpet events are also very important to the world of
fashion. The Oscars, Grammy's, Country Music Awards, and other
important red carpet evenings influence fashion.
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