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Everything You Need to Know: September Fashion Month


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By Niamh Walsh on 8th September 2023

Niamh Walsh discusses the hottest trends and must-see shows this September

As the leaves begin to turn and the air takes on a crisp edge, the world of fashion springs to life with the arrival of September Fashion Month. This annual event transcends continents, showcasing the latest trends and designs from the world's most prestigious fashion houses. It's a time when the fashion elite, celebrities, and style aficionados converge to celebrate creativity and innovation on the runway. Join us as we share the ultimate guide to navigating this spectacle.

The Unmissable Shows

September Fashion Month is a whirlwind of runway presentations and showcases, spanning across four major cities: New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Each city offers a unique flavour of style and a chance to witness iconic designers and emerging talents alike. Here are some standout shows to watch for:

  1. New York Fashion Week (NYFW): Kicking off the month, NYFW sets the stage with its diversity and innovation. Keep an eye out for shows by Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, and Prabal Gurung.

    Dates: Sep 8 - 13, 2023

  2. London Fashion Week (LFW): LFW is known for its avant-garde spirit. Check out the eclectic collections of Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, and Alexander McQueen.

    Dates: Sep 15 - 19, 2023

  3. Milan Fashion Week (MFW): MFW is the epitome of luxury and sophistication. Don't miss Gucci, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana's runway spectacles.

    Dates: Sep 19 - 25, 2023

  4. Paris Fashion Week (PFW): Closing the month with unparalleled elegance, PFW features Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, among others, showcasing their breathtaking designs. Enquire for front row seats here.

    Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2023

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2024's Hottest Trends

Fashion Month isn't just about witnessing the glamour on the runway; it's also an opportunity to get a sneak peek into next season's hottest trends. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  1. Sustainable Fashion: As environmental concerns grow, sustainability remains a key theme. Look for eco-friendly fabrics, recycled materials, and sustainable practices in collections. Brands like Stella McCartney and Gabriela Hearst are known for their commitment to sustainability.

  2. Oversized Silhouettes: Baggy pants, oversized blazers, and roomy dresses are making a comeback, offering both comfort and style, if the GANNI SS24 show taught us anything.

  3. Revived Classics: Timeless pieces like trench coats, tailored suits, and trench dresses are reimagined with a contemporary twist.

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Lookout for Street Style

Fashion Month isn't just about what's on the runway; it's also about the captivating street style that emerges around the venues. Expect to see fashionistas, bloggers, and celebrities flaunting their unique styles, providing inspiration for everyday looks. Our favourite influencers to keep your eye out for this year are: Olivia Marcus (IG: @oliviamarcus, TikTok: @olivialmarcus), Luna Isabella (IG: @lunaisabellaa), Lori Hirshleifer (IG: @lorihirschleifer).

Keep an eye out for statement accessories, quirky footwear, and personalised touches that redefine the boundaries of fashion. Street style photographers will be on the lookout for those who effortlessly blend high fashion with personal flair.

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Image taken from Lori Hirshleifer's Instagram: @lorihirschleifer

The Beauty Trends

Fashion Month isn't limited to clothing; it's also an exploration of beauty trends. This year, expect to see:

  1. Natural Beauty: Embracing one's natural beauty is a rising trend. Minimalistic makeup and a focus on healthy skin will be a common theme.

  2. Statement Lips: Deep reds, and plums will make a statement, contrasting with understated eye makeup.

  3. Hair Accessories: Whether it's oversized scrunchies, adorned hairpins, or headbands, hair accessories will be in the spotlight.

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How to Get Involved

While attending the shows in person may not be possible for everyone, you can still be a part of September Fashion Month from anywhere in the world. Follow your favourite designers and fashion magazines on social media, tune in to live streams of runway shows, and engage in online discussions about the latest trends.

Additionally, explore local fashion events, pop-up shops, and style gatherings in your area that often coincide with Fashion Month. It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow fashion enthusiasts and discover new designers and brands.

If you would like tickets to front row seats at Paris Fashion week, click here to enquire. Or, if you would like to try a personal shopping experience in some of the world's most exclusive boutiques, click here.

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