Paris Fashion Week (PFW) showcases some of the best fashion in the biz, with designers including Dior, Chanel and Saint Laurent holding their shows at the event – so when can you expect to see their shows?
Paris, as you may already know, is one of the locations of the ‘big four’ Fashion Weeks in the world. The others are London, Milan, and New York.
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The first Paris Fashion Week happened in 1945, but the ones organised by the French Fashion Federation — they’re still the organisers of the shows this year — started in 1973.
The first-ever PFW under the French Fashion Federation also showcased Haute Couture, Ready-To-Wear, and Men’s collections as a group, but over time, the fashion festival has allotted different dates for different categories.
What date is Paris Fashion Week?
This year, the shows for PFW were divided into three separate weeks, with each one focusing on a specific category.
The first one was Menswear, which was held from 22 to 27 June. It was be followed by Haute Couture from 5 to 8 July, and the last leg, Womenswear, is taking place from 27 September to 5 October.
The womenswear event will showcase the SS22 collections.
Which designers are presenting at Paris Fashion Week?
Paris Fashion Week sets the stage for many brands we know and love, including Dries Van Noten, Loewe, Balenciaga, and Mugler.
Of course, famous French fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton are known participants of PFW too. You can read the full Womenswear schedule here.
How to watch Paris Fashion Week
Much like other fashion weeks, PFW went digital last year due to the pandemic.
While many of the shows are invite only this season, they can still be enjoyed by anyone online on PFW’s official website – no ticket needed.