Most people today perceive fashion as a term referring mostly to clothes. First of all, fashion differs from one society to another. What made fashion so popular among people was actually the television.
Fashion careers are essentially of two types - those in fashion design and those in the sales and marketing side of the industry (fashion merchandising). One thing fashion careers share, aside from being a rewarding outlet for your creative talents, is their starting point - fashion school. A fashion design education should prepare you for a career in the fashion industry, even if you find yourself working in a supporting role as you start out in the business.
Attending any fashion show can help improve your business, by becoming the store that is sought after for stocking the styles and fashions most wanted in your area. For those of you that do attend fashion shows for business reasons, including fashion consultants, you may want to think about attending a fashion show. While these shows are basically immersing us with the latest fashion trends, you will also encounter upcoming designers and their fashion trends as well. Fashion shows are a great source of knowledge for improving one's fashion sense and whether your business is one of providing expert knowledge of fashion or wanting to appear as such, you best attend. Those businesses' that are fashion related most definitely benefit from fashion shows. All learning and business sense aside Fashion Shows are a fun time. Well of course you know they are held in the fashion capital cities like New York and Paris, but these fashion shows can also be held locally.
Fashion weeks are hallmarks of fashion industry to rollout the new season feel in fashion. They generally last up to a week allowing fashion designers, artists and fashion houses to display their latest collection.
The most famous fashion weeks are held at Fashion Mecca Paris, Milan, London and New York. Since the new millennium fashion weeks are held in different parts of the world to put the local fashion on the world map and making a packed fashion calendar throughout the year. Fashion weeks are bi-annual events; the fashion weeks conducted between January and March are called "fall fashion weeks" whereas the one conducted in September through November are called "Spring Fashion Weeks". Some fashion weeks can be genre-specific, such as a Miami Fashion Week (Swimwear), Prêt-a-Porter (ready-to-wear) Fashion Week, Couture (one-of-a-kind designer original) Fashion Week, Palm Springs Fashion Week (Resort Collections) and Bridal Fashion Week.