2013 has begun and this can only mean one thing – London Fashion week! It seems like only yesterday we were watching the Spring/Summer collection of September’s parade in New York… but time flies for the busy fashionista!
To utilise your time well, it’s important to select fashion events which are relevant to you for the coming year. You can guarantee some of your favourite designers’ timetables will clash or be held countries apart; so prioritise events and outline your own fashion calendar to stay ahead.
To help you, here are a few events which should definitely grace your fashion diary this year.
• V&A Hollywood Costume Exhibition: until 27th January
Part of a series of great exhibitions at the V&A; this looks at the process involved in creating the fantastic costumes which grace our screens from Hollywood.
• London Fashion Weekend: 21st-24th February
Vodafone hosts their annual London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House where you can shop from over 100 British and International designers. Tickets cost as little as £15.50 and the event includes 13 Spring/Summer catwalk shows, a luxury complementary tote bag as well as live DJs and celebrity presenters.
• New York Autumn/Winter Show: 24th-26th February
February also hosts the New York Autumn/Winter show. Why not enjoy the opening ceremony at The Hanky Panky Club for a sneak preview of what’s going to be in fashion this autumn?
• International Fashion Sale: 8th-11th March
Head over to South Africa’s Johannesburg for this event which sells surplus stock from leading designers at competitive prices. Providing clothing and accessories for men, women and children, you can expect to find top quality merchandise from brands such as Diesel, Nike, Sketcher and Morgan.
• L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival: 18th-24th March
Showcasing a great selection of designers, this is the perfect event to see what the latest styles from Alex Perry, Gorman, Lui Hon, Morrison and Wayne Cooper are.
• Charleston Fashion Week: 19th-23rd March
A five night event taking place in Marion Square, this is the perfect place to see emerging designers from America’s East Coast.
• Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week: 30th April
Last April the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion week took the world by storm; for a repeat performance head over to Sydney for the five-day event.
• London Jewellery Week: 7th-16th June
A great chance to take a look at emerging trends for every girl’s favourite accessory; this is the UK’s biggest jewellery festival and one which is sure to provide plenty of style inspiration.
•New Designers Exhibition: 26th-29th June
The first part of this brilliant showcase, the New Designer’s Exhibition acts as a springboard for budding graduates and provides opportunity for you to get a glimpse of the latest designs in fashion, interior design and architecture. The event is held in London.
• London Textile Fair: 17th-18th July
With great influence on the fashion scene and more than 200 exhibitions, this is the perfect event for those interested in fashionable fabrics.
• Fashion and Footwear Fair: 18th-19th August
Hosted bi-annually in Dublin, this is the perfect place to look into emerging footwear styles.