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.
The womenswear ready-to-wear collections are next on the agenda, so when can you catch the shows?
Here’s everything you need to know.
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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.
For the Autumn/Winter collections, it will be from 27 February to 7 March 2023. Paris usually ends their fashion week with Chanel on the final day.
Meanwhile, Men’s Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter will be held from 17 to 21 January, it will include shows from Hermès, Isabel Marant, and other French fashion houses. Then followed by Haute Couture Week from 23 to 26 January.
Which designers are presenting at Paris Fashion Week?
Paris Fashion Week sets the stage for many brands we know and love, including Saint Laurent, Loewe, Balmain, and Miu Miu.
Of course, famous French fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton are known participants of PFW too. Read the full provisional schedule.
How to watch Paris Fashion Week
Much like other fashion weeks, PFW went digital in 2020 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.