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Within Fashion Week Around the Globe

Eleanor Linafelt | silverchips.mbhs.edu/   in  ·
March 24, 2015

The past four weeks have been filled with daring and dazzling fashion collections, street style photoshoots and star-studded, extravagant celebrity parties in the sartorial powerhouses of our world. From mid-February until mid-March, New York, London, Milan and Paris hosted their respective Fashion Weeks.

As Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s time we took a break from scrolling through fashion blogs and perusing celebrity tweets. The past few weeks may have been filled to the brim with action and beauty, but in the wake of that, it’s important to take a step back and look at what else is behind the hype for all those beautiful, utterly unwearable, outfits.

Fashion Week was born as “Press Week” in New York City in 1943. It began as a way to bring the latest designs to American fashion writers who couldn’t get to France to catch the runway shows since World War II was in full swing. It has since expanded to many other cities across the globe, though the four big names in the fashion industry are home to the events which get the most attention. Even Washington, D.C. for the first time hosted African Fashion Week from March 19 to 21 this year…

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