We are all awaiting the next New York Fashion Week in September. But throughout the summer months, where do fashionistas flock to?
Fashion-savvy globetrotters will be traveling across the globe, hunting for the world’s next greatest looks—and parties—throughout the summer.
There are tons of fashion events throughout the summer, ripe with parties, networking and couture. Here are five must-visit events happening in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and beyond. Even if you can’t make it to Paris Fashion Week, here are a few fashion events to mark in your calendar.
Camp at W South Beach
This is the five-star answer to camping. WSB is likely the trendiest weekend away trip in 2022. This is where you can wear your cutest summer dress, check out outdoor movie screenings, take yoga classes, and attend stylish parties with Miami’s hottest DJs. There will be jewelry-making classes with experts, vegan-friendly cookouts and deals for their spa. Samantha Radlein, the manager of the W South Beach, says it’s giving traditional summer camp activities an adult twist.
“This is a more adult camp because instead of smores, we have caviar, instead of bug juice, we have cocktails, and we have the best music and the best entertainment on the beach,” she said. “Enjoy a cookout with a celebrity chef, craft with some of the nation’s leading jewelry designers, and workout with coveted fitness gurus.” This year’s Camp at W South Beach happens June 24 to 26 (music themed), July 15 to 18 (swim themed), and August 5 to 8 (art-focused, and yes, it’s timed with Andy Warhol’s birthday, as the hotel has a Warhol collection in their lobby). Get the package here.
Miami Swim Week
Bikini addicts, beware. Miami Swim Week is back from July 14 to 21. The weekend-long event includes a schedule that boasts parties, runway shows and more. Of course there’s the Miss Bikini United States event, as well as the 41st annual Sustainable Swim Week International Miami, which offers sustainable swimwear (Nigerian model Tayo Ishola teams up with swimwear brand Eido Fashion for a party on July 16). See the full lineup here.
PROJECT Las Vegas
This bi-annual event aims to “connect fashion and culture, so you can discover trends, access opportunity, exchange ideas, and create connections,” writes PROJECT Las Vegas on their website. Their next iteration is from August 8 to 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and and will host brands that range from streetwear to sneakers. Expect to discover new, emerging brands, check out the latest beauty products, find new accessories, from belts to hats, and check out the latest activewear and denim finds, all at an affordable price. It’s a place for buyers, brands and fashion insiders, showcasing the next season’s top trends. PROJECT also has a New York chapter, too.
Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic
Opening on September 1 at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic will highlight approximately 400 pairs of shoes from the museum’s permanent collection of 4,000 shoes. It digs into the cultural meaning of shoes, while showcasing the museum’s own collection. Expect to see early shoes from the 17th century, mens’ high heels and designer footwear from Manolo Blahnik to Chanel, Christian Louboutin pumps to shoes by Alexander McQueen, Prada, Iris van Herpen, and Roger Vivier, among others. Stay tuned on the museum’s website to find out the date of the opening party.
Strands West 2022
This summer has been all about knitwear, whether it’s knit dresses or cute little crop tops, fiber arts has been at the core of this summer’s style. It makes sense then that Strands West, a fiber fashion showcase, is in full force. Highlighting brands who work in crochet and knitwear, this year’s event is hosted July 31 at the Crafted Port of Los Angeles, in San Pedro, California with the latest in fiber arts fashion. It’s where you can get “everything from everyday apparel and beachwear to fabulous accessories and couture dresses,” they write. This year’s designer showcase includes Kristen Williams, Kera Ridley, Tracie Powell and Annette Corsino, among others. Get your tickets here.
Hot tip: Keep your eyes peeled for a Gianni Versace retrospective at the Groninger Museum opening this winter. More info here.