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According to some people in the garment industry there are four main fashion events in the world: the London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week. However, that is not the truth. The apparel industry has hundreds of important fashion events each year. This includes fashion weeks, trade shows, school runway shows, and all sorts of special events.
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A fashion show (French défilé de mode) is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing. This type of event is often produced during a Fashion Week, but that is not always the case. Fashion shows debut every season, particularly the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. In a typical fashion show, models walk the catwalk dressed in the clothing created by the designer. The clothing is illuminated on the runway by the lighting. The order in which each model walks out wearing a specific outfit is usually planned in accordance to the statement that the designer wants to make about his or her collection. Occasionally, fashion shows take the form of installations, where the models are static, standing or sitting in a constructed environment. A wide range of contemporary designers tend to produce their shows as theatrical productions with elaborate sets.
A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, wherein fashion designers, brands or "houses" display their latest collections in runway shows to buyers and the media. These events influence trends for the current and upcoming seasons.
In addition to apparel industry events, we should keep in mind that special red carpet events are also very important to the world of fashion. The Oscars, Grammy's, Country Music Awards, and other important red carpet evenings influence fashion.
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