5 summer events for fashionistas

We’re all expecting the next New York Fashion Week in September. But where do fashionistas flock to in the summer months?

Fashion-forward globetrotters will be traveling the world all summer long in search of the world’s next great looks – and parties.

There are plenty of fashion events throughout the summer, packed with parties, networking and couture. Here are five must-attend events in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond. Even if you can’t make it to Paris Fashion Week, here are a few fashion events to mark on your calendar.

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Camp on West South Beach

This is the five-star answer to camping. WSB is quite possibly the hottest weekend getaway of 2022. Here you can wear your cutest sundress, watch outdoor film 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 offerings for your spa. Samantha Radlein, manager of the W South Beach, says it gives a grown-up twist to traditional summer camp activities.

“This is a more mature camp because we have caviar instead of smores, cocktails instead of bug juice, and we have the best music and entertainment on the beach,” she said. “Enjoy a cookout with a celebrity chef, craft with some of the country’s leading jewelry designers and work out with coveted fitness gurus.” July 18 (swimming theme) and August 5-8 (art-centric, and yes, it’s timed to coincide with Andy Warhol’s birthday, as the hotel has a Warhol collection in their lobby). Get the package here.

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Miami Swim Week

Attention bikini addicts. Miami Swim Week is back July 14-21. The weekend-long event includes a schedule of 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 features sustainable swimwear (Nigerian model Tayo Ishola teams with swimwear brand Eido Fashion for a July 16 party). See the full lineup here.

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PROJECT Las Vegas

This biannual event aims to “fuse fashion and culture so you can discover trends, seize opportunities, exchange ideas and make connections,” PROJECT Las Vegas writes on its website. Their next iteration will take place August 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will host brands ranging from streetwear to sneakers. Expect to discover new, up-and-coming brands, discover the latest beauty products, find new accessories from belts to hats, and discover the latest sports and denim finds at an affordable price. It’s a place for buyers, brands and fashion insiders to showcase next season’s top trends. PROJECT also has a chapter in New York.

Shoes: anatomy, identity, magic

Opening September 1 at the Museum of 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 delves into the cultural significance of shoes while also showcasing the museum’s own collection. Expect early shoes from the 17th century, men’s high heels and designer shoes from Manolo Blahnik to Chanel, pumps from Christian Louboutin to shoes from Alexander McQueen, Prada, Iris van Herpen and Roger Vivier, among others. Stay tuned to the museum’s website for the date of the opening party.

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strands west 2022

This summer was all about knitwear, whether it was knit dresses or cute little crop tops, fiber arts were at the core of this summer’s style. So it makes sense that Strands West, a fiber fashion showcase, is in full swing. This year’s event, which will highlight brands working in crochet and knitwear, will be held on July 31st at the Crafted Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California and will feature the latest in fiber art fashion. There you can find “everything from everyday wear 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: look out for a Gianni Versace retrospective at the Groninger Museum opening this winter. More info here.

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