Paris Fashion Week Programs & Events.

With 91 shows scheduled in the official calendar, the Fédération française de la Couture presents from Tuesday September 29th to Wednesday October 7th the Paris Fashion Week 2016 Spring Summer collections.

Made up of 24 nationalities, the calendar welcomes fresh talent to the the oncoming season including Aalto (Tuesday September 29th at noon), Nehera (Tuesday September 29th at 1pm), Koché (Tuesday September 29th at 9pm), Vêtements (Thursday October 1st at 9pm) and the return of Courrèges (first show of Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant on Wednesday September 30th at 9am), Martin Grant (Monday October 5th at 3.30pm) and Ellery (Tuesday October 6th at 9.30am)

In addition to the shows the Fédération française de la Couture hosts programs to offer further exposure for French-based designers and french culture to foreign press and visitors.

Here is a list of Programs and Events for the Paris Fashion Week Season.

Designers Apartment

Designers Apartment will hold its seventh session at Atelier Richelieu (60 rue de Richelieu, Paris 2e) from Saturday October 3rd until Friday October 9th, 2015. The Fédération française de la Couture’s initiative, supported by DEFI, offers, since 2012, the possibility to a select group of Paris-based fashion newcomers to showcase their collections. Designers Apartment for the 2016 Spring Summer collections include: A. Guery,AVOC, Belle Ninon by Ling & Dawei, Criloi, Iris Cantabri, Koché, Maison Père, Monographie, Thierry Colson, Victoria/Tomasand Y/Project. Invitation Required

Eiffel Tower Light Display

This season the Mairie de Paris will display the flags and posters of the promotional campaign « La Mode Aime Paris across the city for Paris Fashion Week.  And as of Wednesday September 30th, the Eiffel Tower will be lightened every evening, during the shows, with the Paris Fashion Week colors. Open to the Public

Nuit Blanche Artistic Exhibition

Scheduled this Saturday, October 3rd at 7pm the annual Nuit Blanche for 2015  will commence.  Each year Parisians and visitors are invited to rediscover a part of the city, the great Paris. Presentations are used to help locals rediscover treasures and take another look using contemporary art works.  This year José Manuel Gonçalves, Director of Centquatre since 2010, curates the project.  For the occasion, more than thirty international artists have designed art installations worthy of the capital.  Open to the Public

A private press tour of the 2015 Nuit Blanche artistic exhibition is organized for the evening of Friday October 2nd and a cocktail party is given in the reception rooms of the Paris City Hall on Tuesday October 6th to celebrate the Paris Fashion Week. Invitation Required

Click the link for location details

Andy Warhol “Unlimited” Exhibition

The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is devoting a remarkable exhibition to Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Comprising over 200 works, ‘Unlimited‘ highlights the serial side of the Warhol oeuvre – a crucial aspect of his work – and his ability to rethink the way art should be exhibited. Open to the Public

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson

“Alber Elbaz/ Lanvin: Minifeste” Exhibition

“Alber Elbaz/Lanvin: Manifeste” will run from September 9 to October 31, 2015, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.  Conceived as an art installation with no definitive reading, the exhibition uses a visual non-linear narrative that invites visitors to use their imagination.  This is a tribute to the oldest Parisian fashion house still in business, highlighting the work of the creator, not as a monologue, but as a continuous dialogue between fashion and photography. Last but not least a book is published by Lanvin on the occasion of the exhibition.  Open to the Public

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy – 75004 Paris

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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