Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fashion week calendar?

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

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 other fashion weeks.

Schedules, on the other hand, show all of the individual events, where available.

1.  To find out which events are happening each day, see the schedules (mainly “Big 4” fashion weeks at present, but we also have Miami Swim Week, for example; see menu at top).

2.  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.

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

4.  Often you can even shop live.

How can I volunteer or work during fashion week?

There’s some information over at “How to Attend Fashion Week.

I’d like to model during fashion week.

We post casting calls here, and also on our Instagram. You can also check our classifieds.

I’d like to do makeup / hair during fashion week.

For HMUA opportunities, we recommend looking at the classifieds. You might also contact the producers directly. (There’s a list of NYFW producers here.)

Finally, if you’re willing to do a little research, there’s a lot of great info. here.

How can I attend 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.

Where are the shows held?

Generally speaking, show locations change each season. Locations are set by each designer, and generally aren’t made public, to keep crowds in check. The address usually only appears on actual invitations. However, often open-to-the-public shows have publicized addresses. (Tip: Certain locations tend to be used each season, such as the Grand Palais in Paris. But your best bet is to go to the social media accounts of brands you love, to see if they make the info. public.)

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 FHCM in France, Camera Nazionale della Moda in Italy, or the British Fashion Council in London).

How can I advertise or promote my brand during fashion week?

Read this.

When is fashion week?

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?

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 an “official” New York Fashion Week?

Actually, no. Read this.

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 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. (Please note: We can’t respond to any questions already covered above.)