The fall/winter 16/17 collections are about to be unveiled.
8 September 2016 is when the most important fashion weeks on the calendar begin, starting in New York, from 8 to 15 September, and moving on to London, from the 16th to the 20th.
The UK capital hands the baton on to Italy for Milan fashion week, set for 21–27 September.
The season concludes in Paris, from 27 September to 5 October.
The Big Apple is set to grab the fashion world’s attention in style. And not just because New York has the honor of opening the season and leading into the other events.
What’s more, the week is organized directly by CFDA (the Council of Fashion Designers of America), the body that has revolutionized the fashion weeks by bringing in-season collections to the catwalks for the first time. These ranges are already available for purchase in the shops.
This innovation helps to resolve the impasse of our social-media era – that potential customers, wowed by pictures of the collections on the various digital networks, could not yet browse them in boutiques or e-shops (whereas fast-fashion brands had the time to copy the styles and trends created by the high-fashion maisons).
New York has 192 shows lined up, including Tom Ford’s, reserved strictly for an exclusive group of guests, and the Akris show, by the Swiss brand that will be going to New York fashion week for the first time, instead of Paris this year.
Expect memorable moments from Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham and the Calvin Klein Collection, as well.