In the glamourous world of high fashion, there are few events as anticipated as Fashion Week, held twice annually, in the ‘Big Four’ – the world’s fashion capitals, New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
For four consecutive weeks, commencing in January for men and February for women, leading designers unveil their spectacular Autumn/Winter collections. It’s where avant-garde meets tradition, where innovation is celebrated alongside classic elegance, and where designers, models, celebrities, and style aficionados converge to witness the unveiling of trends that will shape the industry for the upcoming season and beyond.
From the stunning collections to the after-show parties, private shopping experiences, and designer meet-and-greets, visiting at least one of these incredible events is a firm fixture in many fashion lovers’ diaries. So much so that some even fly from city to city for a month of high fashion, fun, and finery.
Here, we’ll explore what to expect at the ‘Big Four’ and trailblazing trendsetters Tokyo Fashion Week. And, to ensure you have the perfect place to unwind post-show, we’ve even hand-picked our top hotels for each city.
New York Fashion Week
- When? February 9-14, 2024
- Recommended airport for private flyers: Teterboro Airport (TEB)
As the official start of Fashion Week, New York always has a few surprises up its beautifully crafted sleeve. Encompassing a wide range of styles and aesthetics and known for its dynamic and diverse approach to fashion, expect visionary collections from the world's elite fashion brands and emerging design talent.
Even in a city with so many prestigious hotels, the guest experience at The Ritz Carlton NoMad is exemplary. Ideally situated for NYFW, the luxurious suites, world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, Michelin-starred dining options, and impeccable service make this an excellent choice. Another exquisite option is The Beekman, which seamlessly fuses historic splendor with modern luxury. Its prime location in Lower Manhattan means you are near top downtown shows and a host of iconic landmarks.
London Fashion Week
- When? February 16 - 20, 2024
- Recommended airport for private flyers: London Luton Airport (LTN)
Hard on the heels of New York, London Fashion Week is a celebration of contemporary, cutting-edge design that reflects this diverse city. The result is a stunning showcase of everything from classic tailoring and traditional elegance to stylish streetwear and boundary-pushing experimentation.
With so much heritage and culture, London is a fascinating city to discover. As well as lavish offerings from The Rosewood, Claridge’s, and The Dorchester, there are many top-class boutique hotels. Situated in the heart of the vibrant West End, The Londoner is the official Fashion Week hotel. Described as a ‘super boutique hotel’ thanks to its scale but intimate and curated feel, it provides the perfect base.
Milan Fashion Week
- When? February 20 - 26, 2024
- Recommended airport for private flyers: Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
With the likes of Prada, Armani, D&G, and Versace all hailing from Milan, it’s little wonder that Fashion Week here is world-renowned for its elegance and extravagance. Expect sophisticated luxury, impeccable craftsmanship, opulent fabrics, Italian flair, and the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
The interiors of the Armani Hotel are as chic as you’d expect from a hotel where everything, from the design to the furnishings and the impressive Armani/SPA, was overseen by Giorgio Armani. Guests can enjoy a 'made to measure' service for gentlemen and 'made to order' for ladies, all within the comfort and privacy of their rooms. Another alluring option is Magna Pars – a chic boutique hotel housed in the former ICR perfume factory and owned by famous perfumers, the Martone family. This hidden gem will not disappoint.
Paris Fashion Week
- When? February 26 - March 5, 2024
- Recommended airport for private flyers: Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG)
This alluring city that inspired the likes of Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton has a rich fashion history, including being the home of haute couture. The final event of the 'Big Four’ is a dazzling concoction of glamour, sophistication, and artistic ingenuity.
Rosewood's Hôtel de Crillon's commanding position overlooking the Place de la Concorde is an enchanting base for your stay. We’d recommend one of the ten Signature Suites that are all individual in style, including a lavish apartment created by esteemed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Alternatively, the romantic and opulent Ritz Paris, Coco Chanel's home for 34 years, has exquisite suites, world-class restaurants, an iconic spa, and its own boutique shopping gallery.
Tokyo Fashion Week
- When? March 11 - 16, 2024
- Recommended airport for private flyers: Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Another fascinating alternative to the ‘Big Four,’ Tokyo is the fashion capital of Asia and is known for its bold and brilliant street style. Expect a fusion of art, technology, and fashion that sets new trends, thanks to Tokyo’s distinctive creativity.
Trunk Hotel offers a blend of contemporary design and Japanese culture and is ideally positioned for exploring the fashion hotspot of Harajuku. Alternatively, Aman Tokyo, which occupies the top six floors of a 38-story building, offers dramatic city views.
Travel in Style with Air PartnerCollaborating closely with our esteemed operators and upholding unwavering standards, our expert Private Jets Team would be delighted to develop a customized solution for you - ensuring you travel in unparalleled luxury and arrive in style at your chosen Fashion Week destinations. From having your favorite meals ready when you board to creating custom cocktail lists for your journey, our attention to detail ensures you’re taken care of.
If you’re traveling to the vibrant fashion runways of Paris, the cutting-edge catwalks of New York, or attending all of the 'Big Four,' expect an incomparable level of service that goes above and beyond. Because luxury travel means more than just getting from point A to B, it’s about enjoying the journey in between.
Delivering Fashion Across Borders: OnBoard Courier (OBC) Service
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Our global network of professional couriers operates 24/7, fully trained to handle sensitive shipments with total integrity and an absolute commitment to safety. We can arrange for secure, door-to-door, or airport-to-airport transportation options for last-minute requests or particularly delicate shipments. We can navigate through any customs complexities and facilitate visa support, making the whole process as smooth and streamlined as possible for you.
So, whether you need to attend multiple fashion weeks, organize your entire crew's travels with our Group Charter team, or safely deliver that key piece of haute couture, Air Partner has your back. Learn more about our OBC services today.