Since the menswear and Haute Couture shows of 2022 have concluded, buyers, editors, and fashion obsessives are already looking ahead to the upcoming fashion shows of 2022, which begin in New York, London, Milan, and Paris in February. I have been asked a lot about putting together a fashion calendar, so I feel it’s my privilege to do so as an Instagram influencer.
The schedule in certain cities has been announced as a provisional one. However, rising infection rates from the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the United States and Europe are already affecting the line-up. As an Instagram influencer, I’ve gathered this detailed fashion calendar to inform you of all the upcoming events in fall-winter 2022.
New York Fashion Week
New York was the first city to organize fashion shows seasonally, even though Paris gave birth to the modern fashion show. The first New York fashion show took place in 1943, known as “Fashion Press Week”.
More than 200,000 people attend New York Fashion Week each year, which generates more revenue for the city than the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the New York City Marathon combined. Fashion designers pay up to $100,000 to have a celebrity sit in the front row during NYFW so that their lines will receive more press attention.
How Did It Start?
With New York Fashion Week moving away from Bryant Park’s traditional tents, the city made good on its promise to provide a larger venue for the biannual event in 2010.
As of September 2010, New York Fashion Week has taken place at Damrosch Park within the Lincoln Center complex. Several years later, some of the biggest names in fashion started dressing elsewhere.
Many of today’s biggest names in fashion hold their shows in unique settings, from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the Museum of Natural History, to various spaces in Tribeca and other showrooms around town.
New York Fashion Week 2022
February 11-16, 2022
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced a new schedule for New York Fashion Week 2022. It will feature physical runway shows by prominent designers such as Coach, Tory Burch, Gabriela Hearst, Khaite, Michael Kors, Jason Wu, and Proenza Schouler.
There are also several emerging men’s and women’s brands to consider, including Connor McKnight, Puppets and Puppets, and Interior, plus the sophomore show from Peter Do. Tom Ford, who was scheduled to close New York Fashion Week, canceled his show due to the implications of the Omicron variant.
London Fashion Week
The London Fashion Week is organized at the exact location twice a year. This event takes place at Store X, a creative center located in the famous Strand. The organizers moved into this location in 2017. It is one of the most popular locations for high-profile events. Several top fashion houses have presented their collections there, including Louis Vuitton.
How Did It Start?
After the British Fashion Council (BFC) was established in 1983, the first London Fashion Week was held in 1984. It was the debut of the legendary John Galliano and the glamour icon Vivienne Westwood.
London Fashion Week 2022
17 – 22 February 2022
Several weeks after the U.K. government’s lifting of most Covid-19 social restrictions, the British Fashion Council (BFC) released the official schedule for the London Fashion calendar 2022. In an indoor setting, wearing a face mask became optional on January 27, 2022. Molly Goddard, Erdem, and Roksanda are some of the most popular designers in London. As a social media influencer, I’ll be closely watching the new labels like Nensi Dojaka, Supriya Lele, SS Daley, Ahluwalia, and Daniel W Fletcher, who will be joining the London Fashion Week.
Milan Fashion Week
The Milan Fashion Week has recently moved to three main Milan venues: Spazio Cavallerizze, located inside Leonardo da Vinci’s National Science and Technology Museum; Palazzo Reale’s Sala Delle Cariatidi and the Padiglione Visconti, at the center of Scala Ansaldo Workshop. Several other show locations are available throughout the city, including larger fashion houses such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada. Among the iconic destinations are the Villa Carlotta alongside Lake Como for Dolce & Gabbana’s men’s 2018 Alta Moda & Alta Sartoria show, Casa Degli Atellani for Peuterey’s SS16 show, or Fiera di Milano for Jil Sander’s SS18 show.
How Did It Start?
Milan Fashion Week was founded in 1958 by the Camera Sindacale Della Moda Italiana, which later changed its name to Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana. At the time, the event featured catwalk shows and exhibitions showcasing the Italian fashion industry and its talent.
Milan Fashion Week 2022
22 – 28 February 2022
The Italian fashion calendar has not yet been announced, but you can expect to see physical appearances from labels such as Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. The schedule will also feature the return of Gucci after a two-year hiatus, the debut of Bottega Veneta’s artist Matthieu Blazy, and the runway debut of Diesel under Glenn Martens.
Paris Fashion Week
During the early 1900s, French designer Paul Poiret began hosting lavish parties after his shows to market his collections. After parties with celebrity guests are now a tradition for established designers to network with friends, business partners, clients, and press members (by invitation only, of course).
How Did It Start?
Paris Fashion Week was first held on November 28, 1973, and was supervised by Eleanor Lambert, New York Fashion Week founder. The event marked the first time in Paris that Haute Couture, prêt-à-porter, and menswear collections were displayed together.
Paris Fashion Week 2022
1 – 8 March 2022
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) hasn’t announced the Paris Fashion calendar. Still, we expect a bumper week of shows from renowned and emerging labels, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rick Owens, Miu Miu, and Saint Laurent.
Please follow me on Instagram or check out my website for the latest updates on all the upcoming fashion shows in fall-winter 2022. As an Instagram influencer, I am here to guide you to find the latest trends in fashion which will help you create stylish outfits every day. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!