A true fashionista, Olivia looks ultra-cool and fashion-forward in this white asymmetric hem dress. She must have definitely turned heads! Her red lippy also adds to the color block theme which I love! Eva looks stunning in this white tailored waistcoat.
Dua looks gorgeous here; this maxi dress with the shapewear showing looks really cool and current. Her red nail varnish and clashing green clutch bag are the perfect accessories. A true fashionista, Olivia looks ultra-cool and fashion-forward in this white asymmetric hem dress.
However, it's her woven bag that has caught my eye — these are so on trend at the minute and I love her red patterned version! Fearne has such a cool quirky style which I love. She is not afraid to experiment with prints and patterns… and slogans! She could make a bin bag look stylish!
I love this cute daytime look — her shoes in particular are gorgeous! I love the cold-shoulder style of the dress and think it could have looked great in a royal blue color.
Lucy looks amazing here — how great does her dewy makeup look? I also love her mini statement studded bag; they are so on trend at the minute. My gorgeous friend Melissa looks sensational at the Global Gift Gala. This stunning silver sequined bodycon dress is super sexy and so is she! I am all for standing out from the crowd but this matching patterned two-piece is not a good look. The print is quite dated and really clashes with Siobhans hair.
Always stunning, Miranda looks gorgeous in this summery floral and lace cut-out maxi dress. She has styled this so well with just a pair of diamond earrings and thin bracelet — the dress does all the talking. Queen Letizia looks amazing in this white Hugo Boss peplum dress teamed with matching snakeskin clutch and court shoes. She looks like a film star with her toned figure and fabulous hair.
Joanne looks gorgeous in this snakeskin-style silver dress. She looks elegant and stylish and her embellished sandals are super cute! Martha looks fabulous here. This linen smock top is perfect for her and so are those matching flatform sandals. A great casual summer look! Ellie often gets it wrong when it comes to fashion — this blue floral lace dress is quite dated as are her accessories.
Trudie looks great in this cold shoulder maxi dress. The color really suits her and flatters her figure. Zara is a real fashionista, she has her own style which I think is great as it is so hard to be unique. Her heavy eyeliner and signature hair looks gorgeous with this embellished black dress.
I adore Gemma and think she is wonderful but I am not sure on this look. Now this is how to dress for a flight. Comfy and totally sassy, Sharon looks like she will have a great chilled out flight wearing this silk kimono and harem trousers.
The kimono is fabulous darling! This look ages Joely the shoes in particular. The floral dress could have looked lovely if it was paired with some strappy nude sandals. This look would have been great with a pair of wellies for a summer festival, but not with a pair of sky high heels. This is a great example of how to color block.
Franziska's orange bardot style dress, teamed with a pink suede clutch and red suede court shoes, looks gorgeous. Her red lippy also adds to the color block theme which I love! This printed maxi dress is too much. The tribal style print is too busy and is giving me a headache! Olivia is stunning and this silk dress is perfect for her hair and skin tone. Nude court shoes are perfect if you are petite, they help to elongate the legs!
This is a chilled look from Karolína but I think it is a little dated. Her hair and sunglasses look super cool but her outfit says otherwise. Everyone is loving Gucci at the minute, and Jill shows us why in this cute floral dress. And how amazing are those shoes? This is a fun dress for Elle, which really suits her age. Her pearl hair band is a little bit much, but she looks adorable.
I love this matching two-piece from Bella. Céline is an icon and she can wear what she wants! I love her confidence to wear such a controversial outfit — you will either love it or hate it! Natalie usually looks amazing, but this outfit is a little odd. This skater dress and mid heel shoes are not a good look.
Queen of style, Alexa looks effortlessly chic here. Her studded leather jacket is amazing, which is a great investment piece. Bianca looks incredibly chic in this all-black outfit.
How glamorous does she look with her walking stick! There is too much going on here. Elegant and demure, Doutzen looks gorgeous here. This dress is perfect for weddings and summer garden parties.
The Olsen twins are undoubtedly true fashionistas but Elizabeth has not followed in their footsteps here. Two piece co-ords are great but this fringed striped number is too much. Eva looks stunning in this white tailored waistcoat. She looks really classy and elegant. The button detailing on the waist coat is really smart. She oozes confidence but this look is a bit ridiculous — it almost looks like fancy dress! It looks a little bit like it has been chopped to make it shorter.
Those are some great killer heels though! Natalia's hair is the same color as her skirt! This looks rather odd and nothing really matches. This whole look is wrong — the bomber jacker and skirt is really cool but her styling is so wrong. Is that a swimsuit underneath? These events influence trends for the current and upcoming seasons. The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the fashion capitals of the world, with the "Big Four" receiving the majority of press coverage being New York , London , Milan , and Paris.
The concept of fashion week Semaine des défilés fr began in Paris, when marketers would hire women to wear couture items in public places, from racetracks to salons. These parades parade is "défilé in French gradually began to become social events of their own. Indeed, in French, runways shows are still called "défilés de mode" -- literally "fashion parades" -- today. The first Paris fashion week began in It is likely that American retailers saw what were called "fashion parades" in couture salons, and decided to use the idea.
These "parades" were an effective way to promote stores, and improved their status. By the s, the fashion show had been used by retailers up and down the country. These shows were usually more theatrical than those of today, heavily based upon a single theme, and accompanied with a narrative commentary.
The shows were hugely popular, enticing crowds in their thousands — crowds so large, that stores in New York in the fifties had to obtain a license to have live models. In , the first-ever "fashion week," New York Fashion Week , was held, with one main purpose: Although there are many notable fashion weeks around the world, only four are known as the "Big Four": Paris, Milan, London and New York. There are primarily two kinds of shows: There are also shows particular to each location.
For example, most haute couture shows are held in Paris, while most bridal shows are held in New York. Paris' haute couture shows take place in Paris in January and July. Due to rules set down by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, haute couture can only be shown in Paris. These collections are usually more commercial than the main season collections and help shorten the customer's wait for new season clothes.
There is no fixed schedule for these shows in any of the major fashion capitals but they typically happen three months after the main season shows. Some designers show their inter-seasonal collections outside their home city.
Many designers also put on presentations as opposed to traditional shows during Resort and Pre-Fall either to cut down costs or because they feel the clothes can be better understood in this medium. Bread and Butter Berlin hosts the leading fashion show for everyday fashion. Fashion week happens twice a year in the major fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Milan, and Paris in that order.
Traditionally, fashion weeks were held several months in advance of the season to allow the press and buyers a chance to preview fashion designs for the following season. In February and March, designers showcased their autumn and winter collections. In September and October, designers showcased their spring and summer collections.
This timing was largely created to follow the then slower "retail cycle. However, as customer expectations have increased, the retail cycle has increased.
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