How to Attend or Buy Tickets to Fashion Week
Want to buy tickets to the upcoming “Big 4” series of fashion weeks? Or volunteer, work or show your designs?
If so, we have good news and bad news. Attendance rules (and opportunities) vary by location, and are generally based on your connections to the industry. But in some cases there are alternatives for those who want to do a little legwork.
See below for information on how to attend, participate, volunteer or work during fashion week.
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ATTEND NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Industry Shows / New York
Industry New York Fashion Week shows are reserved for buyers and press.
To attend an industry show, you have a couple of options: register with the NYFW producers directly, or contact the design houses directly. One of the bigger producers, for example, is IMG. IMG registration generally opens up a few weeks before the events. Several thousand people apply, and only a small percentage are accepted. There’s also an application fee (usually around $80), which doesn’t guarantee approval. And even if your application is approved, that still doesn’t guarantee admission. It simply allows you to submit to the various designers for their consideration to actually attend shows.
There’s also an application fee (usually around $80), which doesn’t guarantee approval. And even if your application is approved, that still doesn’t guarantee admission.
Open-to-the-Public Shows / New York
More and more opportunities are being offered to the public, via prize giveaways, and, from people such as Macy’s, emerging designers, and more.
More and more producers are offeringto the public.
Volunteer Opportunities / New York
For volunteer opportunities, try some of theof New York Fashion Week, or individual design houses (start a-Googling).
Watch Live Online / New York
You can watch the shows live.
ATTEND LONDON FASHION WEEK
Industry Shows / London
London’s most prominent series of events are held by the British Fashion Council. You’ll need to. You’ll also need a verified address in London to register (presumably to show you’ll actually be able to attend if accepted).
Open-to-the-Public Shows / London
But if you can’t get into those events, you’re in luck. Because directly following London Fashion Week is a four-day, open-to-the-public series of events called(previously, “London Fashion Weekend”). And yes, you can buy tickets!
But if you can’t get into the official London Fashion Week events, you’re in luck, thanks to London Fashion Week Festival.
Volunteer Opportunities / London
Want to volunteer at London Fashion Week? We recommend trying the. Although we’ve never seen specific opportunities posted there, if you wanted to contact the BFC, that would be the place.
You could also inquire at the London Fashion Week Festival site (see link above).
ATTEND MILAN FASHION WEEK
Industry Shows / Milan
To attend Milan Fashion Week, you’ll need toat the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, which organizes many of the shows during Milan Fashion Week.
Open-to-the-Public Shows / Milan
Open-to-the-public shows in Milan are hard to come by, but you can always check the.
Volunteer Opportunities / Milan
The Chamber of Italian Fashion no longer seems to have a job network, but you might try contactingjust in case.
ATTEND PARIS FASHION WEEK
Industry Shows / Paris
Let’s face it: everyone wants to go to Paris Fashion Week.
As with the other fashion weeks, you can, this time at the French Federation of Fashion. You can also try emailing the designers directly, as each season the schedule is posted with each designer’s press contact.
You’ll also need a verified Paris address in order to attend.
Open-to-the-Public Shows / Paris
Occasional open-to-the-public events can be found on the
But you don’t have to wait for fashion week to see a runway show in Paris. The(showing new collections debuting in-store) throughout the year, and they’re free to attend.
You don’t have to wait for Paris Fashion Week to see a runway show in Paris.
Volunteer Opportunities / Paris
Your best bet here is to volunteer for any of the design houses. You can also try contacting the officials at.
We wish you lots of luck in your fashion adventures!
Lots of love,