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Colombia Fashion Week Models By Isabel Henao




Halleck fashion show during Fashion Rio, Winter-2009




A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, which allows fashion designers, brands or "houses" to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers to take a look at the latest trends. Most importantly, it lets the industry know what's "in" and what's "out" for the season. The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the fashion capitals Milanmarker, Londonmarker, New Yorkmarker, and Parismarker.

Characteristics

In the major fashion capitals, fashion weeks are semiannual events. January through March designers showcase their autumn and winter collections and September through November the spring/summer collections are shown. Fashion weeks must be held several months in advance of the season to allow the press and buyers a chance to preview fashion designs for the following season. This is also to allow time for retailers to arrange to purchase or incorporate the designers into their retail marketing.

Main fashion centers in region

In North America, the capital regional is New Yorkmarker.In Latin America, is São Paulomarker.In Europe, is Parismarker, Milanmarker and Londonmarker.In Africa, is Johannesburgmarker.In Asia, is Tokyomarker and Shanghai.In Oceania, is Sydneymarker.

Schedule

The schedule begins with New Yorkmarker, followed by Londonmarker, with the penultimate fashion week in Milanmarker ending the events in Parismarker. These four cities are the traditional "big four" fashion weeks that are followed by new emerging fashion weeks globally.The Menswear shows occur in between autumn(fall)/winter and spring/summer in Milanmarker.

Some fashion weeks can be genre-specific, such as a Miami Fashion Week (Swimwear), Rio Summer (Swimwear), Prêt-a-Porter (ready-to-wear) Fashion Week, Couture (one-of-a-kind designer original) Fashion Week and Bridal Fashion Week, while Portland (Oregon, USA) Fashion Week shows some eco-friendly designers.

Controversy

The dominance of the big four benefits industry participants. For example, buyers, journalists, models and celebrities can limit their travel and simply move from one to the other over the four week period. However the arrangement is criticized for stifling design talent in emerging fashion hubs such as Los Angeles.

Cities with Fashion Weeks



City Name Date established
Amsterdammarker Amsterdam International Fashion Weeks (AIFW) 2004
Asunciónmarker Asunción Fashion Week 2003
Austinmarker Austin Fashion Week 2009
Athensmarker Hellenic Fashion Week 2000
Atlantamarker Atlanta International Fashion Week 2006
Aucklandmarker New Zealand Fashion Week 2001
Baltimoremarker Baltimore's Fashion Week 2008
Bangkokmarker Bangkok Fashion Week 2005
Barcelonamarker Barcelona Fashion Week 1981 (Known as Pasarela Gaudí until 2001)
Beirutmarker Beirut Fashion Week 2008
Belgrademarker Belgrade Fashion Week 1996
Bellevue, Washingtonmarker Bellvue Fashion Week 2007
Berlinmarker Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin 2007
Bogotamarker Bogota Fashion Week 2007
Bostonmarker Boston Fashion Week 1995
Brooklynmarker Brooklyn Fashion Week 2003-05 Brooklyn Designers 2008 its new form
Brisbanemarker Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane 2006
Buenos Airesmarker Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2008
Colombiamarker Colombiamoda Celebrate On Medellin city 2005
Cape Townmarker Cape Town Fashion Week 2003
Charlestonmarker Charleston Fashion Week 2007
[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago Chicago Fashion Week
Clevelandmarker Fashion Week Cleveland 2002
Columbus, Ohiomarker Columbus Fashion Week 2007
Copenhagenmarker Copenhagen Fashion Week 1964 (Unknown in its current form)
Cyprusmarker Cyprus Fashion Week 2008
Dhakamarker Dhaka Fashion Week 2008
Dhakamarker Bangladesh Fashion Week 2009
Dallasmarker Couture Fashion Week Dallas 2009 to present in its current form
Dallasmarker Dallas Fashion Week 2008
Dar es Salaammarker Swahili Fashion Week 2008
Dubaimarker Dubai Fashion Week 2006
Dublinmarker Dublin Fashion Week
Dusseldorfmarker Dusseldorf Fashion Week 1963
Fort Lauderdalemarker FTL MODA 2007
Gainesvillemarker Gainesville Fashion Week 2009
Hong Kongmarker Hong Kong Fashion Week 1968
Jakartamarker Jakarta Fashion Week 2008
Johannesburgmarker Joburg Fashion Week 2007
Kansas City, MOmarker Glance Fashion Week KC 2009
Karachimarker Karachi Fashion Week 2009
Kenyamarker Kenya Fashion Week 2005
Kievmarker Ukrainian Fashion Week 1997
Kingstonmarker Caribbean Fashion Week Started November 2001 (Now held in June)
Kobe Kobe Fashion Week Started from 2006 A/W collection
Kuala Lumpurmarker Malaysia Fashion Week 2007-2008
Lagosmarker Nigerian Fashion Week 2007
Las Vegasmarker Las Vegas Fashion Week 2009
Lisbonmarker Moda Lisboa/Lisbon Fashion Week 1994
Liverpoolmarker Liverpool Fashion Week 2008
Londonmarker London Fashion Week 1961 (1993 in its current form)
Los Angelesmarker Los Angeles Fashion Week 2003
Łódźmarker Fashion Week Poland 2009
Luandamarker Moda Luanda / Luanda Fashion: annually, on January/February 1997
Angola Fashion Week: annually, on June/July 1999
MODANGOLA - Angola's Male Fashion Week: annually, on November 2009
Madridmarker Madrid Fashion Week 1963
Mallorcamarker Mallorca Fashion Week 2009
Manilamarker Philippine Fashion Week 1997
Melbournemarker L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Mexico Citymarker Fashion Week Mexico 1998
Miamimarker Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach 1998
Miami Fashion Week 1998
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami 1998
Milanmarker
Montréalmarker Montréal Fashion Week
Moroccomarker Morocco fashion week (caftan) 1996
Moscowmarker Fashion Week in Moscow 1994 (2003 in its current form)
Moscowmarker Russian Fashion Week 2001
Mumbaimarker Mumbai Fashion Week 2001
Nashvillemarker Music City Fashion Week 2008
New Delhimarker Delhi Fashion Week 2008
India Fashion Week 2000
New York Citymarker New York Fashion Week 1943 (1993 in its current form)
New York Citymarker Couture Fashion Week New York 2003 to present in its current form. Couture Fashion Week
Oslomarker Oslo Fashion Week 2004
Ottawamarker Ottawa Fashion Week 2008 in its current form
Parismarker Paris Fashion Week 1973 in its current form
Plovdivmarker Plovdiv Fashion Week 2000
Plovdivmarker MEN`s Fashion Week 2009
Plovdivmarker BRIDAL Fashion Week 2009
Philadelphiamarker Philadelphia Fashion Week 2009
Phoenixmarker Phoenix Fashion Week - separated from Scottsdale Fashion Week 2004
Portlandmarker Portland Fashion Week 2003
Praguemarker Prague Fashion Week 2002
Reykjavíkmarker Iceland Fashion Week 2000
Rigamarker Riga Fashion Week 2004
Rio de Janeiromarker Fashion Rio
Romemarker Rome Fashion Week
Sacramentomarker Sacramento Fashion Week 2008
San Franciscomarker San Francisco Fashion Week 2004
San Juanmarker Puerto Rico High Fashion Week
Santiagomarker Santiago Fashion Week 2006
São Paulomarker São Paulo Fashion Week 1995
Sarajevomarker Sarajevo Fashion Weeks - two rival events
Scottsdale, Arizonamarker Scottsdale Fashion Week 2005
Singaporemarker Singapore Fashion Week. 1987
Seattlemarker Seattle Fashion Week 2003
Seoulmarker Seoul Fashion Week
Shanghai Shanghai Fashion Week
Sydneymarker Australian Fashion Week 1995
Sydney Fashion Festival
Sydney Fashion Weekend
Sofiamarker SOFIA Fashion Week 2004
St. Louismarker St. Louis Fashion Week
Stockholmmarker Stockholm Fashion Week 1995
Tashkentmarker Tashkent Fashion Week 2006
Tehranmarker 2006
Tiranamarker Albania Fashion Week 2007
Torontomarker LG Fashion Week 1999 (2009 in its current form)
Tokyomarker Japan Fashion Week 1985 (2005 in its current form)
Trinidad and Tobagomarker Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago 2008 Reporters. [81610] Triniview.com (<="">ref>
Ulan Batormarker Goyol 1988
Valenciamarker Valencia Fashion Week 2001
Viennamarker MQmarker Vienna Fashion Week 2009
Warsawmarker Warsaw Fashion Street 1996
Zagrebmarker Zagreb Fashion Week 2003


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