Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fashion agenda: Fashionistas head Down Under

August may traditionally be known as the calm before the storm in the fashion world but there are still some events to get excited about before September's New York Fashion Week, including the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney.
Stockholm Fashion Week
August 13-19
Stockholm, Sweden
While August is traditionally a calm month in the realm of fashion, this isn't the case for Scandinavian countries, with Stockholm Fashion Week and Oslo Fashion Week taking place concurrently. On the lineup for the former are top Swedish designers including Heart of Lovikka, Kay Senchai and Aniv von Borche -- who has already charmed fashion capitals including Milan and New York.

Fashion Week
August 13-19
Oslo, Norway
Established in 2004, Oslo Fashion Week is well known for being the first country to ban fur during a fashion week back in 2010. It attracts top Norwegian creators including Fam Irvoll and Kristine Vikse.

Fashion Festival Sydney
August 21-25
Sydney, Australia
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney is unique because it provides the general public with access to designer collections, with fashionistas down under able to purchase an array of VIP packages and show tickets. Some of Australia's best loved designers are on the lineup, including Alice McCall, Lisa Ho and Jayson Brunsdon.

New York Fashion Week

September 6-13
New York, USA
Kicking off fashion week season in the world's major fashion capitals is New York Fashion Week, with the biggest names in US design including Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, and Calvin Klein presenting their Spring 2013 collections.

London Fashion Week

September 14-18
London, UK
Some of London's most exciting rising talents including Mary Katrantzou and Louise Gray join British fashion heavyweights including Paul Smith and Burberry Prorsum on the lineup for the London Fashion Week Spring 2013 shows.

Milan Fashion Week

September 19-25
Milan, Italy
With the fashion week season in full swing, a host of Italy's finest creators such as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Prada will take to the runways to showcase their Spring 2013 creations.

Paris Fashion Week

September 25-October 3
Paris, France
Still considered to be the most prestigious fashion week of all, Paris Fashion Week will welcome luxury houses including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin to present their Spring 2013 designs.