All about Fashion Week

Fashion is a custom or lifestyle of clothing used at any given time. “Fashion”, as a word, had its root back to the time when a woman who was well dressed Is known as a “fashion plate”. Fashion has always played an essential role in the lives of women. Nowadays, it seems to be of equal value and importance to men. Beau Brummell is the most talked about and famous male fashion plate in history. Men all over Europe emulated his flashy and breathtaking dressing style and accessories.

Famous couture designers such as Balenciaga, Worth, Chanel, and Dior had renowned fashion houses in Paris. These were the trend-setting fashion designers that every other fashion designers desire to become.  Regardless of Prêt a Porter (the French word for ready to wear or off the rack), the world still has an eye for Paris, whenever fashion is concerned.Even though models and fashion designers come together from every corner of the world, fashion week in Paris is still one of the most intriguing and energetic events of the year. The media plays a vital role and can rightly boast of spreading each new trend and style all over the world. The latest manner of covering the latest fashion styles and trends is through “Fashion blogs”. Before the existence of blogs, there were websites, magazines, columns in newspapers created solely for fashion. One of the most popular fashion magazines is Vogue.

Some years back, Project Runway became one of the most viewed reality shows on television. A new designer is launched each season with his/her trendy fashion line. The show is sponsored by a well-known, hair care company, Make-up company, and a favorite department store. The panel of judges consisting of a model, a famous designer, a fashion magazine editor and a weekly guest. This program involves watching a group of people who want to become fashion designers goes through every stage of the competition. At the end of this competition, the best three designers compete with a line that was put together as recently as a month or two ago from the start of the game. This is showcased at Mercedes Benz fashion week in Bryant Park, N.Y. The winner of the contest receives a large check to work at creating his/her line which is available at the major department store.

Fashion week is a huge exciting industry event. The event happens in each of the large fashion capitals. This week, there will be a display of the latest design and styles by the most significant fashion houses and designers. Fashion week takes place in Milan, Paris, New York, and London. These weeks are organized only twice a year for winter/autumn fashions and summer/spring fashions. They are held many months in advance to enable the magazine editors and buyers can view the designs before ordering them for their venue. The first week of women’s wear is taking place in New York followed by London, Milan, and Paris. The men’s wear lines available in between in Milan.

Fashion weeks also take place in different places for specific types of clothing such as cruise wear and swimwear in Miami. Fashion weeks happen in many U.S. cities for different types and varieties of clothing.  You can search online to find an alphabetical listing if you intend going for one.