Here are some of the biggest international fashion events coming up over the next month.
Sydney Fashion Festival
The Sydney Fashion Festival features ticketed fashion events for the public, showcasing Australia's leading designer brands and retailers as their Spring/Summer collections arrive in stores throughout the city. The main fashion shows are held in the Sydney Town Hall and are accompanied by a satellite schedule of fashion and lifestyle events that span the city. The Rosemount Australian Fashion Week is Australia's most globally-followed fashion event but, like the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the Mercedes-Benz Sydney Festival is popular with the locals as it is open to the public.
Semana Internacional de la Moda (SIMM)
The country's most important fashion week showcases the collections of local as well as international designers. The inclusive event attracts buyers from all over the world looking for everything from vanguard fashion to everyday wear, sportswear, underwear, plus-size and teen fashion.
Istanbul Fashion Week
Fashion's Night Out
The global shopping event, initiated by
Vogue magazine, will take place in more than 100 cities around the world, with participating countries including the US, Australia, China, the UK, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. For the first time, online retailers will also stage special shopping events to involve those who aren't close to any of the participating locations.
New York Fashion Week
New York, NY, USA
The biggest American designers, such as Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren, will show alongside fresh talents, including Prabal Gurung and Alexander Wang, when the Big Apple kicks off fall's fashion month.
Daphne Guinness exhibition
September 16 - January 7
New York, NY, USA
Filling the void left by the Met's Alexander McQueen exhibit, this new display at The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) is dedicated to socialite and supporter of high fashion Daphne Guinness, featuring around 100 garments and accessories from her collection by the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, and of course her personal favorite McQueen.
London Fashion Week
Just one day after the end of the shows in New York, the London Fashion Week begins. House of Holland, Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson, Acne, Peter Pilotto, Erdem and Burberry Prorsum are some of the brands showing their Spring/Summer collections in London, considered the most avant-garde of the four big fashion weeks.
Milan Fashion Week
After London and before Paris, the fashion crowd moves to Milan to look at the women's Spring/Summer 2011 collections. Expect great shows from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Gucci and Prada.
Paris Fashion Week
September 27 - October 5
The season of Spring/Summer ready-to-wear shows ends in Paris with legendary houses like Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Sonia Rykiel, Maison Martin Margiela, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.