The Biggest Fashion Industry Events in the World

The five fashion capitals of the world hold the most anticipated annual industry events known as fashion week. The latest creations from top designers and brands are showcased in these presentations. Runway shows are the highlight of any fashion week, and this is the venue where fashion enthusiasts, buyers, and members of the world media can participate in the unveiling of the latest offerings of the creative geniuses behind the fashion industry. In these cities fashion week is held twice a year and ahead of the advent of the new season so that buyers and the media are given a preview of what the fashion houses have in line for the upcoming season. The schedule is also set as such so that retailers have ample time to incorporate the designs into their own marketing and arrange purchases ahead. The autumn and winter collections are showcased in the months of January to April, while the spring and summer collections are unveiled in the months of September to November.

The locations of the most important clothing trade shows are held in the cities of Paris in France, Milan in Italy, London in the United Kingdom, Berlin in Germany, and New York City in the United States of America.

London Fashion Week

This event has made history in 2010 when all the events happening on the catwalk at were broadcast on the Internet via live streaming. It was the first time that any major fashion event took advantage of digital technology. London Fashion Week is held in the capital city of the UK in September and February. It is one of the “Big Four” clothing trade shows in the world, the other three being the events held in Milan, Paris, and New York. Toni & Guy, a prominent hairdressing company and the famous automobile brand, Mercedes-Benz, officially sponsor this program. Reports indicate that orders made in the London Fashion Show amount to anywhere between £40 million to £100 million. On-schedule events are typically held at central London in Somerset House. Off-schedule events are also organized and held elsewhere.

A West London car park was the birthplace of the event. That year, 1984, fashion icons such as John Galliano, David Fielden, Ghost, and Betty Jackson debuted their creations on the catwalk. The event had the support of the British government and Vogue UK.

Paris Fashion Week

This is held twice a year as well primarily at the Carrousel du Louvre and additional venues in Paris. The French Fashion Federation determines the specific dates for the fashion week, but it usually comes after Milan. The fashion week in New York City starts out the “Big Four” followed by London, and then Milan, ending in Paris. Major fashion houses based in France are the main features of Paris Fashion Week, with names such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Guy Laroche, and Comme des Garçons headlining the impressive lineup. The event usually features haute couture events and men’s fashion shows in addition to shows featuring ready-to-wear garments.

The first Paris Fashion Week was held in 1973.

Lakme India Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week is an event that celebrates fashion. This event is organized by Lakme which is known to the top brand in the cosmetic and beauty in India and IMG fashion which is a global leader in the management and production of fashion week and designer fashion events. Lakme Fashion Week 2009 of Fall Winter was organized from 27th to 31st March 2009 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Lakme is the top brand in the beauty industry which offers the high performance and an exceptional quality of cosmetics, skincare products, and beauty salons all over the country. Lakme provides its consumers a holistic “Beauty Sutra” who experience through its products and services at the Lakme Beauty Salons.

IMG Fashion is a division of international sports, entertainment and media company. Its a global leader in the fashion weeks and designer fashion events. Its an industry that gives a portfolio of events features like Lakme India Fasion Week.

Event Background:

The Fashion Design Council of India was established in 1998. Apart from fostering the growth of the industry in the collaboration with the agencies both government and others. The council stress on the development of domestic Pret-a-Porter (Ready-to-wear) and Diffusion (a line between ready to wear and trousseau/couture) markets. Lakme Fasion Week is the national platform that showcases the creativity of the designers which can also promote the business at national as well as international levels.

Designers:

Anamika Khanna: Anamika Khanna is the well known name in the fashion industry who has bagged with the award of the Damania Fashion Award 1995 which jumpstarted her career and it has begin the label of “Ananmika Khanna”. The color, craft, texture is naturally her area of specialization.

Manish Malhotra: Manish Malhotra is the name in the fashion industry that needs no introduction. His creativity of fashion spans in broader spheres of Bollywood designs, and styling. He has designed for about 1000 films.

Neeta Lulla and Nishka Lulla: Neeta Lulla has presented the contemporary and ethnic cultural influence of Indian and western styles, prints and designs with jewelery that offset the facet of collection.

Rocky S: Fashion is elements that is always created by making our own style. For the designer like Rocky S the Lakme India Fashion Week proves to be the benchmark of his career which adds an array of the creative endevours. He has designed many bollywood celebrities like John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal, Dia Mirza.

Conclusion of the Show:

The event of the Lakme India Fashion Week is marked by the celebrities and the designers from all round the globe. It provides a platform for the designers to represent their creativity in front of the whole world. For the designers who are already established they can maintain their popularity level through this Lakme India Fashion Week. The presence of the celebrities on the ramp of the favourite designers and it also promotes the export business. The film stars acts as the crowd pullers for the celebrations. It is extensively covered by the media and is also promoted also.

News and Features about the Lakme Fashion Week:

Lakme Fashion Week celebrates 10 years

Lakme Fashion Week is celebrating the 10 years in fashion. It is the the most awaited celebration of fashion. Its a 5 day event which showcases the 50 top designers from all over the country. Out of which 2 designers are form the emerging category, 6 gen next category, 4 accessory designer and 38 established designers.

Ace designers Tarun Tahiliani will be presenting the grand finale which is themed as Glamor. Buyers from all over the world Middle East, South Africa, France, Hong Kong, and USA are expected in the fashion week. The sponsors like Geetanjali, Skoda-Auto, Westside, DHL, Grey Goose, and Marie Claire all works hand in hand with the Fashion Week.

Picking the Best Hairstyles for Fashion Events

Have you ever had to attend a local fashion event only to realize that not only do you not have the right clothes, but you are not sure of the right hairstyle? For many women the decision on how to do your hair is often as important as the decision of what to wear; the difference being you may spend as many as 6 – 8 hours doing your hair versus only a few hours picking your clothes. When wondering what hairstyles to wear for a fashion related event, there are certain clues that one can look to for help on what works. Mainly the environment will help to determine what works and what doesn’t. A local hair and beauty product firm has a few suggestions on how to determine what hairstyle you should have during your next fashion event.

Picture Anyone?

One of the fastest ways to determine what type of hairstyle is acceptable at the fashion event is to look at previous event images / galleries (particularly if this is an annual or repeat event). Galas, Fashion Shows, Conferences, and Fundraisers are typically repeat events that are very picture heavy, particularly before and after the event for the audience or during the show for the host parties. Pay special attention to the hosts during these kinds of events as that is the ideal hairstyle and possibly the host was styled by the hosting organizations. Additionally, much of the audience will take pictures against the event backdrop. Celebrities will often wear the most appropriate hairstyles during these events as suggested by their publicists and stylists. Looking at these images should give you a great idea of what hairstyles to wear. At the Victoria Secret 2013 show, the majority of the models had a Kinky Straight hairstyle. What do you think would have been appropriate for an attendant?

Location / Location…

Equally important to the type of event is the location of the event, easily one of the biggest indicators of what is appropriate. Wearing your ‘fuzzy curls’ or your I just woke up hairstyle to McDonalds will not be quite so appropriate as if it was worn to the Council of Fashion Designers of America 2013 Young Designer Accolades at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. More importantly, location helps when considering where and what surrounds the event. If your event is at a local bar surrounded by a pool hall and chicken shack, it serves that elegant hairstyles such as buns and bouffant may be a tad much. Similarly, wearing frizzy hair or dirty bobs to the aforementioned Council of Fashion Designers of America event would be paramount to fashion suicide. It’s pretty apparent how location affects not only your dress but also your hairstyle. Think of the different of attending an outdoor fashion show in Union Square Park versus the fashion shows at Lincoln Center.

Guestlist Maybe

Yet another easy way is to examine the guestlist, made much more possible through online ticketing and registration services such as EventBrite. As always, the target here is the host of more popular celebrity or industry figures attending the event. Once you have the name or even nickname of the host or celebrities, it’s equally easy to Google them and most likely recent information from other events they have attended, conferences / functions they have spoken out or general news and information on their behaviors should become apparent. If Eva Longoria or Katie Perry are attendees at the event, but sure to look at their hairstyles for similar events as a clue.

If one thing has become apparent ( supposing you have been following the links ), there is no “right” hairstyle for any event, but many wrong ones. Sticking with your generic Kinky Straight or Loose Curls may work for most events, but learning how to make it more upscale or jazz it up for the occasion helps as well. So whether you are attending a Gala or Ball or a fashion show at a local bar or even just going to a Showroom, knowing how to wear your hair for your next fashion event is important.