Everyone can easily imagine how crazy the fashion world is. But no one knows, excepting the insiders, what really means to be on a fashion week. Dozens of catwalks, rushes through the town trying to reach the next show that has just started. Once there, crowded lines to cross to get inside – unless you’re reeeally important -, and then an other rush to grab the best sit – or the best standing, at least -. If you’re a journalist, you may need an interview with the designer. Prepare for a bloody fight, than: take up you recorder as a gun, draw your microphone like a sword and use your notepad as a shield. Then throw yourself into the backstage’s battlefield. And don’t forget to hold your badge tight upon your heart like a rosary, while you’re dodging the shoes, lipsticks and hysterical sharp shoutings flying over your head.
Finally – after a reasonable delay -, the catwalk begins. And for fifteen, up to twenty minutes, your fashion appetite will be satisfied and delighted by a coloured/glittered/minimal/baroque/whrishing/noisy/silent/sophisticated…and, often, original, show. Then, suddenly, all the models come out, the stylist says hi and the lights rekindle, and you know in a second you have to grab your bag and stuffs and quickly get out of there, fight for a taxi and rush again into the next défilé…which, of course, is about to begin.
Quite a mess, don’t you think?
Not to mention that, after a week of that crazyness from dawn till dusk (and till night, with the parties and other events), an other one will start just the next day, in a different city: New York, London, Milan and Paris. Not including the Haute Couture shows, held in different periods. And the Man Fashion Weeks. And the Children’s. (And I heard about a Dog’s fashion week, too, promoted by notable personalities such as Paris Hilton. A Cat’s one is still on the go).
Anyway, here you have all the dates for the spring/summer 2012 Fashion Weeks:
NEW YORK 8-15 September 2011
LONDON 16-20 September 2011
MILAN 21-27 September 2011
PARIS 27 Sept -5 October 2011
So, now that you’re prepared for what a Fool…sorry, a Fashion Week is, please stay tuned and read the next posts on HATS category, to discover all the news, the next trends, and a bit of the crazyness of the latest S/S 2012 catwalks.
HAVE FUN! 🙂