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Paris Fashion Week Essentials Guide

September 27, 2021

BY Paul Altieri


As one of the Big Four Fashion Weeks and the last stop of the year (after spending a week each in New York, London, and Milan), Paris Fashion Week is easily one of the industry’s biggest and most important events. Paris Fashion Week is a bi bi-annual event consisting of a series of designer presentations that are held at numerous venues throughout the city of Paris, France. As you might expect from any fashion-focused event, luxury watches are a constant presence – and should you find yourself among the many illustrious attendees, you will almost certainly want to bring at least a few with you for the occasion.

To help you take on this years’ Paris Fashion Week like a pro, we have put together a quick and handy essentials guide with all the key details for this year’s spring/summer event. Additionally, we also have a few must-have recommendations from our friends Nick Annacone (@nickannacone) and Jeremy Caparas (@timepeacelove) on what to bring with you to this year’s Paris Fashion Week.

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About Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week General Information

While the very first Fashion Week was held in New York, the core concept of a Fashion Week is actually derived from the “salon shows” that took place in Paris couture salons as early as the 1700s. The first recognized Paris Fashion Week was held in October 1973 and featured Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear, and Men’s Fashion into one group showing by the Fédération Française de la Couture. In its modern form, Paris Fashion Week consists of a spring/summer and an autumn/winter event taking place each year at a variety of different locations throughout the city of Paris, with each year’s specific dates determined by the French Fashion Federation

Paris Fashion Week is one of the global “Big 4” Fashion Weeks that takes place each year (the others being London, Milan, and New York). The Big 4 Fashion Week schedule begins with New York, followed by London, then Milan, and ending with Paris. Along with numerous ready-to-wear shows, there are also men’s and haute couture shows and each year and famous labels such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, and Givenchy host their shows in historical venues such as the Carrousel du Louvre and the Grand Palais.

According to the organizing body of the event (the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode), this year’s spring/summer Paris Fashion Week will feature ninety-two brands that will host runway shows, presentations, and/or digital collection reveals. The event is planning on consisting of 37 physical runway shows and 35 physical presentations, with the rest of the shows and exhibitions taking place in a digital format.

Essential Items for Paris Fashion Week

Below are a few recommendations for essential items to bring with you to this year’s Paris Fashion Week:

Nick Annacone (@nickannacone)

My essential items for this year’s spring/summer edition of Paris Fashion Week:

– Custom Tennis Necklace by Greg Yuna

– Rolex GMT Master II ref. 116713LN

– Dita Mann Optical Glasses

– Goyard Wallet

– Kith x Nike Air Force 1 “Paris”

– Leica Q-P Camera

– Kith x Moleskine Notebook

Sping Summer luxury watches

Jeremy Caparas (@timepeacelove)

Things I won’t leave the house without:

– Blazer & T-shirt look that’s good for any occasion

– Watch roll filled with timepieces to choose from (Panerai PAM422, Rolex Yacht-Master, and Omega Speedmaster Professional)

– Wallet

– Passport cover with Passport

– Montblanc cologne

– Beard Brush

– Toiletry Bag

Paris Fashion Week Essentials Guide Luxury Watches Packing List

Paris Fashion Week Key Details

Below are the essentials details for this year’s Paris Fashion Week:

– Where: Paris, France (Carrousel du Louvre + other locations throughout the city)

– When: Tuesday, September 28 – Wednesday, October 6

– What: 92 brands and over 100 shows (both live and digital; 37 physical runway shows and 35 physical presentations)

Top Brands at Paris Fashion Week

Widely considered to be one of the most important industry events of the year, Paris Fashion Week attracts some of the biggest names and below are just some of the high-profile labels that will be presenting this year at Paris Fashion Week:

– Dior

– Louis Vuitton

– Givenchy

– Saint Laurent

– Valentino

– Hermès

– Balenciaga

– Raf Simons

– Paul Smith

– Chanel

– Balmain

– Lacoste

Paris Fashion Week Schedule

For those of you attending Paris Fashion Week, below is an entire schedule for this year’s show:

Monday, September 27

17:30 – Kenneth Ize

18:30 – Heliot Emil

19:00 – Wataru Tominaga

19:30 – Weinsanto

20:30 – Marine Serre

Tuesday, September 28

10:30 – Botter

11:30 – Mame Kurogouchi

12:00 – Kimhekim

12:30 – Victoria/Tomas

13:30 – Auralee

14:30 – Christian Dior

15:30 – Dawei

16:30 – Ottolinger

17:30 – Koché

18:30 – Thebe Magugu

20:00 – Saint Laurent

Wednesday, September  29

10:00 – Courrèges

11:30 – Didu

12:00 – Litkovskaya

12:30 – Ujoh

13:00 – Rochas

14:00 – Situationist

15:00 – Dries Van Noten

16:00 – Cecilie Bahnsen

17:00 – Patou

18:00 – Di petsa

19:00 – Acne Studios

20:30 – Balmain

Thursday, September 30

10:00 – Coperni

11:00 – Benjamin Benmoyal

12:00 – Rick Owens

13:00 – Gauchère

 14:00 – Chloé

15:30 – Uma Wang

16:00 – Veronique Leroy

16:30 – Raf Simons

17:30 – Minuit

18:00 – Rokh

19:00 – Lecavalier

20:00 – Isabel Marant

Friday, October 01

10:00 – Leonard Paris

11:30 – Loewe

12:30 – Issey Miyake

13:30 – Christian Wijnants

14:30 – Nina Ricci

15:00 – Germanier

17:00 – Andrew GN

18:00 – Lutz Huelle

19:00 – Yohji Yamamoto

20:30 – Valentino

Saturday, October 02

09:00 – Alexandre Vauthier

09:30 – Anrealage

10:00 – Dice Kayek

10:30 – Ester Manas

11:30 – Maison Rabih Kayrouz

12:00 – Vivienne Westwood

13:00 – Mazarine

14:30 – Hermès

16:00 – Boyarovskaya

17:00 – Elie Saab

18:30 – Enfants Riches Déprimés

20:00 – Balenciaga

Sunday, October 03

10:30 – Alexandre Blanc

11:30 – Lanvin

12:30 – Zadig & Voltaire

13:00 – Paul Smith

13:30 – Jitrois

14:00 – Ludovic de Saint Sernin

16:00 – Beautiful People

17:00 – Ann Demeulmeester

18:00 – Alexis Mabille

18:30 – Àcheval Pampa

19:00 – Calvin Luo

20:00 – Givenchy

Monday, October 04

10:00 – Shang Xia

11:00 – Schiaparelli

12:00 – Agnès b.

12:30 – Emanuel Ungaro

13:30 – Giambattista Valli

14:30 – Maison Margiela

15:30 – Akris

16:30 – Mossi

17:30 – Ninamounah

18:00 – Shiatzy Chen

18:30 – Atlein

19:00 – Wos

19:30 – Olivier Theyskens

Tuesday, October 05

10:30 – Chanel

11:30 – Valentin Yudashkin

12:30 – Xuly Bët

13:00 – Barbara Bui

14:00 – Miu Miu

15:30 – Nehera

16:30 – Lacoste

18:00 – Sadaels

19:00 – Louis Vuitton

20:00 – Az Factory : Alber Elbaz Celebration



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