fashion week: spring 2016
The “tradition” of hosting a fashion week in New York dates back to 1943. During World War II, American fashion buyers and press weren’t able to travel to Paris to see the latest fashion shows, so a fashion insider in the U.S. organized a similar event (originally called Press Week) for American designers to show their lines. It’s worth noting that back then, only the fashion magazines were invited to attend. Buyers had to view the collections in the various designer showrooms at a separate time. Following the end of the war, the shows returned to Europe, but in the 1990s a New York fashion week was established as a regular event.
New York Fashion Week FW16 will begin on Wednesday Feb 10, and runs through Thursday, Feb 18.