Hello everyone, I would like to share with you a part of my professional project : the Fashion Weeks ! I’m Parisian girl so I would like to compare New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) and Paris Fashion Week (#PFW) because even if the concept is the same, from one country to another is different.
For those who don’t know, Fashion Weeks for “Ready-to-Wear Collection” are held twice a year in February and in September : New York in first, then London, Milan and to finish Paris. Between each, there is “Haute-Couture Collection” in January and July but it is only presented in Paris.
First of all, #PFW is often considered like the most important with its iconic designers and historical brand but #NYFW is the oldest, created in 1945 during the World War II.
#NYFW is the trendiest for their locations, really more underground and no conventional (Williamsburg’s district for example, is highly valued by fashion brand) .
The nude make-up is preferred in #PFW than #NYFW, Americans put more make-up for their fashion shows.
At #NYFW, people come in yellow cab whereas in #PFW, guests are used to coming with private driver.
For the after show parties in #PFW, it often takes place in nightclub or private flat with champagn. In #NYFW, people go more to a rooftop drinking fashionable fusion drinks
Concerning the communication on social media, twitter is more popular in U.S what we see during #NYFW. In Europe, we will post more pictures on Instagram.
Somehow, #NYFW is perceived as more laid back than that in Paris, for cultural reasons maybe…A fashion designer said : “At #NYFW, we can almost be in the front row with fashion sneakers like Nike shoes, Vans shoes or Paul Smith shoes.” and I find that really good !