Massive necklaces with stones all over the chest. Rings on all fingers. Fashion trends not only in clothing, but also jewelry and costume jewelry determine podium displays in the global Fashion Week. Therefore, we know that the chokers are early to clean up in the box, although they are already worn for more than the first season. Yes, and select grandmother pearls still useful in autumn and winter 2017-2018.

a guide for Fashion Week
Defile of John Galliano and Mason Margelo in London, 2015. Photo: Maison Margiela

Fashion Week is the key event in the fashion world. In total there are four of them and they are conducted strictly in a certain order: opens New York, then London, Milan, and the designers finish their show in Paris. Fashion legislators show their collections twice a year: in February and March collections of the autumn-winter season are shown, and in September-October – spring-summer trends.

Innovative New York New York Fashion Week

When: 7-14 September 2017, 8-16 February 2018

The regulars of New York shows were Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger. Photos: Facebook @nyfw

The first fashion week in the fashion world was held in the “Big Apple”. In 1943, the press secretary of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Elinor Lambert, decided to draw attention to the city and its chic. And at the same time distract people from the Second World War. Lambert is called the godmother of all Fashion Weeks. From the very first show, the New York week gathers a large number of guests: up to 200,000 people in our time.

It is on the New York catwalks that there are many scandals, unusual situations and innovations: the defenders of nature poured Donna Karan’s coats with paint, Vera Wong was the first to invent cost-saving fashion shows using dummies, and Michael Kors made an online broadcast of the shows. Until 2010, the world’s mods gathered in Bryant Park. Now the models are stepping on the “language” in Lincoln Center.

Democratic London London Fashion Week

When: 15-19 September 2017 16-20 February 2018

a guide for Fashion Week
Participation in the autumn show in London confirmed Tommy Hilfiger, Armani & Versus Versace, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha and others. Photos: Facebook @londonfashionweek


The London week is the youngest, held since 1984. Annually in Somerset House comes more than 5 thousand people. At least so many invitations are printed. People from the street do not have a chance to get to Fashion Week – only official VIP tickets. The list of lucky beggars is coordinated with the designers. There fall favorite customers, star buyers, journalists, celebrities. Brands-old-timers of the London week: Burberry, Temperley London, Vivienne Westwood.

In total about 150 designers participate in the fashion show: famous ones like Victoria Beckham and newcomers.

Elegant Milan Milan Fashion Week

When: September 20-27, 2017, February 21-27, 2018

a guide for Fashion Week
Brands that set the tone for the Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Giorgio Armani. Photos: Facebook @cameramoda

All the most luxurious brands are represented in Milan. Travel agencies make good money selling tickets to shows. After all, this is one of the most spectacular weeks: the catwalks are put directly on the streets and in the metro, as well as on the squares are mounted giant screens for broadcasts. In the crowd of mods you can meet George Clooney or other celebrity.

In Milan, in different years, our designers have also “lit up”: Masha Tsigal, Kira Plastinina, Yulia Dalakyan, Max Chernitsov. Near the Center of fashion shows that on the street Gattamelata day and night walking those who intend to get into the lens of street-style photographers. You can become a celebrity overnight if your look becomes an illustration of a post in a large account.

Paris-Paris: Paris Fashion Week

When: September 26 – October 3, 2017, 27 February – 6 March 2018

a guide for Fashion Week
In Paris, the public meets the novelties of Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld. Photo:

Glitter, euphoria and apotheosis. A series of fashion shows end in Paris. By tradition, it is held in the Carrousel du Louvre. In the capital of France was issued the debut catalog of fashion.

Photographers working for Paris Fashion Week, first of all put in the network of footage with the guests of the shows sitting in the front row. These images spread instantly, like a virus. On the adjacent seats may be Paris Hilton and Catherine Deneuve. A photo of clothes and jewelry from the collections come to public view only after a few days, after professional processing.

Where to see

There is no constant pool of press at shows – twice a year leading fashion magazines and fashion bloggers are fighting for accreditation. The first exclusive materials appear in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar – but the unique material does not live long – articles fly over the Internet publications in a matter of hours.

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