Fashion weeks, exhibitions and shopping events make autumn the high season for all things fashion. Here is our summary of the most important fashion events for your diary – keeping you and your wardrobe up to date.
7th to 14th September: New York Fashion Week
The fashion season launches in the Big Apple with the New York Fashion Week. We are awaiting the second collection for Calvin Klein by Raf Simons with bated breath. And for the creations of other fashion greats such as Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, the Olsen twins with their label The Row, and Michael Kors – who all debut their trends here.
11th to 17th September: MQ Vienna Fashion Week
The Austrian fashion highlight has nine candles to blow out on its cake this year. National designers like Anelia Peschev and Callisti as well as international names like Germany’s Isabel Vollrath will send their models down the catwalk in Vienna’s Museumsquartier.
15th to 19th September: London Fashion Week
Forget the all-American preppy look – the British metropolis combines the unconventional with the traditional. Think Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.
20th to 26th September: Milan Fashion Week
The shows by Bottega Veneta, Brunello Cucinelli, Etro, Prada, Giorgio and Emporio Armani are compulsory viewing in Italy.
26th September to 4th October: Paris Fashion Week
The culmination in Paris. Where the great fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Valentino, Dior and Chanel reveal their latest collections.
19th September to 25th November: Modepalast pop-up store.
For ten whole weeks you have the chance to find yourself a special something in the new location (Schleifmühlgasse 15, 1040 Vienna). Small producers and independent designers present their pieces. Lots is handmade, fair trade and organic.
17th to 19th November: Feschmarkt in the Ottakringer Brewery
The Feschmarkt has become a fixture of the Austrian fashion calendar. Taking place seven times a year, this urban marketplace has already made an appearance in Vienna, Graz, Feldkirchen and Linz. In mid-November, the event will once again combine fashion and art, food, lifestyle and partying in the capital.
4th December: Transfashional exhibition
After stopovers in London and Warsaw, the exhibition will make its way to Vienna (Freiraum/Quartier 21 in the MQ). Graduates of the Austrian capital’s very own Angewandte have explored the intersection between fashion and art and translated the theme of the exhibition into fascinating works.