The vanguard of high fashion around the world – we offer a run through of the most influential events on the sartorial calendar.
Each year the Spring/Summer fashion weeks held in Paris, Milan, London and New York City prove to be the most crucial events in the annual fashion calendar. Taking place throughout September, photographers, press, buyers and bloggers can find their bearings on all the latest trends. While these four locations prove to be the most important dates in the sartorial calendar, there are over 130 annual fashion weeks that are held around the world during this time. This year, expect to see a lot of fringe, bright hues, mixed prints and calming neutrals. Themes around female empowerment, sustainability, and gender fluidity have proved powerful influences on recent fashion seasons and will continue to dominate in the future.
Although there is always a slight chance of a change in dates closer to the time, the dates for the four key fashion weeks are currently set as follows:
New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: September 6-11
London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: September 13-17
Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: September 17-23
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: September 23- October 1
Saint-Germain-des-Prés: A Taste for the Greats of 20th-Century Design
This autumn, on 25 September, Sotheby’s auction house is set to reveal a private Parisian collection dedicated to 20th-century design, which will subsequently be offered at auction in Paris. In a Saint-Germain-des-Prés apartment, the landlord collected around 200 works created by major French artists of the 1900s, including such well-known figures as Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, André Dubreuil, Jean Després and Line Vautrin, alongside famous interiordesigners including Carlo Bugatti, Massimo Micheluzzi, Rick Owens, Luiz Ferreira, Philippe Hiquilyand Marc Du Plantier. The entire collection was accumulated over a period of almost three decades, with pieces retrieved from both galleries in Saint-Germain-des-Prés and at auctions.