What Event Planners Can Learn From Fashion Week

Fashion WeekFashion Week, it's the time when the world's top fashion designers and emerging designers unveil their creations around the world.

For women's wear, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place during 2 seasons, beginning in New York City during the second week of September for the Spring/Summer season and February for the Fall/Winter season. The New York shows are streamed live on the Internet. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues in Miami, Berlin, Sydney, Australia, and Istanbul.

Paris Fashion Week kicks off the men's wear shows that continue in London, Milan, and Pitti (Italy). Los Angeles, Singapore, and Vancouver have also hosted Men's Fashion Week.

For event planners, Fashion Week is an opportunity to spot emerging trends in colors, fabrics, shapes, and themes that can be incorporated into event design.

During fashion week, a host of parties and receptions take place that can provide inspiration for events.

You can see more Fashion Week Parties on YouTube to pick up ideas.

Event planners can also pick up ideas for decor, menus, set design, and event venue set-up.

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Fashion Week Floral DisplayFashion Week Balloon Drop

Fashion Week is also an ideal opportunity to discover new venues and hotels. Many smaller events are held at designer showrooms and warehouses. Here are some of the places where the largest Fashion Week events take place around the globe as well as some of the official hotels.

For more ideas for incorporating ideas from the world of fashion into your events, also read Toronto Fashion Week Is Setting New Trends for Event Planners, What's Hot: Fabulous Fall Event Colors, What's Hot: A World of Shopping Festivals, Forecasting Hot Event Trends.

Photo Credit: Victoria Pickering (top)

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