Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this site work?

Calendars show when fashion weeks are coming up. We have two: one for the Big 4, and one for all of the other fashion weeks.

Schedules, on the other hand, show ALL of the individual events within a fashion week, where available.

1.  Check the fashion week calendar to see which fashion weeks are upcoming.

2.  To find out which events are happening each day, see the schedules (Mainly “Big 4” fashion weeks at present).

3.  Although most events are industry only, there are some open-to-the-public events listed. If one interests you, click on it, and you’ll find more information inside.

4.  Can’t make it to the shows? You can watch many of them streamed live.

5.  Often you can even shop live.

When does fashion week happen each year?

The womenswear shows begin in February and September. The menswear shows (and the women’s “haute couture” shows in Paris) happen in January and in the summer months. For more details, read “When Is Fashion Week?

How can I attend, volunteer, or work during fashion week?

Although most events are “industry only” (buyers and press), there are specific opportunities for the public to attend. Read “How to Attend Fashion Week.

How can I apply as a designer?

You can see a list of designers who produce shows in New York here. In Europe, you can produce the show yourself, as many designers do, or contact a producer or agency dedicated to fostering and promoting talent (like Mode à Paris in France, Camera Nazionale della Moda in Italy, or the British Fashion Council in London).

What’s the history of fashion week?

It all began in the 1800s, in the haute couture salons of Paris. Read “History of Fashion Week.”

Is there a fashion week calendar?

Yep. Here’s the fashion week calendar. There are also schedules for each city.

Do you need writers?

We love submissions from witty, good-hearted people on the ground at fashion week, or who want to interview trendsetters. Read this.

Can I send photographs?

Yes, as long as they’re bursting with color (or bursting with black and white) and personality, and high quality. More info. here.

Can I advertise?

Read this.

Can I submit my event to the calendar?

Yes, submit here.

Why wasn’t my calendar event approved / posted?

Please read this.

Can I contact FWO?

Of course, IF we didn’t answer any of your questions above. Otherwise, please save a pixel. : )  Contact us here.