In fact, the city has become famous for many aspects: art, with the presence of works of immeasurable value, cuisine among the finest known, very suggestive landscapes and .. fashion! In fact, every year Paris hosts the Paris Fashion Week , the most important event in the world in terms of fashion.

But let’s start from the beginning ..

Paris, the city of 12 million inhabitants

The etymology of the name Paris is clear: it derives from the Latin  Lutetia Parisiorum,  which suggests the presence of a swamp given the meaning of the Latin word. The city was born over 10,000 years ago and was inhabited by Celtic tribes until the Roman domination, which occurred around 53 BC. In that period it became very important from a commercial point of view due to the presence of the Seine river, one of the longest in Europe with its 776 km, which allowed it to trade with other European cities.

Over the years the city has become the nerve center of European life, both artistic and economic.

The story wants the growing importance of the French city from the Middle Ages up to the very important and famous French Revolution , which saw Paris be the crossroads for the fall of the European monarchies and which occurred after the American Revolution, obviously, which saw the taking as its main moments of the Bastille and the beheading of the monarchs. The protagonists of the revolution were the French, but between 1793 and 1794 there were many repressions, during the period called Terrore di Robespierre , where the real protagonist was the guillotine that extinguished all popular fury.

Napoleon returned a centralization of powers in his hands again, making himself crowned emperor, but his fall carried over the change again with the insurgency against Charles X in 1830.

The French experienced a golden moment towards the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to the construction of the Eiffel Tower , which became the undisputed symbol of the city and initially a monument that was also highly criticized by public opinion, the Basilica of Montmatre , and the limelight, in the bohemian era, of the artists’ quarter ( Latin Quarter ), which entered the collective imagination.

Paris today is the European capital of art and culture. Among the many museums, the Louvre deserves a special mention, inside which it is possible to admire the famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.

In short, it is almost impossible in a few lines to describe the entire history of this extraordinary city, which has inspired many generations of artists and writers … but also of stylists. In fact, now we will talk about Paris seen in another light: that of fashion!

Fashion in Paris

Fashion in Paris is almost sacred. The French capital is ideologically a favorite destination for anyone who is passionate about fashion. Together with Milan, it is possible to breathe the air of high fashion on every street corner. Anyone who wants to work in this sector chooses Paris as a destination to increase their skills, especially as regards the chic style, of which the city is the proud capital.

Among the most important Parisian fashion schools we find, for example, the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale, where very famous designers such as Valentino Garavani, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld studied .

Another top fashion school is Esmod founded in 1840 and today one of the most prestigious and important schools in the world, which has really made the fortune of designers such as  Thierry Mugler, Eric Bergere and Catherine Malandrino , who have studied and refined their creativity here. .

IFA, on the other hand, seems to be suitable for those who would like to increase their knowledge of marketing and communication in the world of fashion, design, and offers many post-study career opportunities.

Another fashion school in Paris that seems to be very interesting is the Lisaa, which offers tons of learning opportunities with over 2200 students attending its courses every year and from all over the globe.

Parisian fashion: Paris Fashion Week

We cannot talk about fashion in the French city without mentioning the designers who have made it over the years, its history: from Coco Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Rene Lacoste, Paul Poiret, Hubert de Givenchy, up to Louboutin . Really impossible to name them all, maybe it will be the subject of our next article!

Fashion in Paris and especially Paris Fashion Week!

The event is held twice a year, in two distinct moments. One of these is the presentation of the spring-summer collections, while the other concerns the presentation of the new autumn-winter collections. Furthermore, the subdivision of the event takes place on the basis of gender: the men’s and women’s collections, which are usually held on two distinct dates.

The dates are decided by the  Federation Francaise de la Couture . In recent years, the fashion week has been held in the Carrousel du Louvre .

When was Paris Fashion Week born?

The fashion week in Paris was established in 1973 and is part of the big four, that is, the 4 most important fashion weeks held in the world, together with Milan, London and New York .

These fashion days are very important and make the collections that are presented on the catwalk acquire great prestige, a great prestige for the designer and the honors of the worldly news for all its participants. Furthermore, in recent years we have witnessed the phenomenon of social media, where among the 4 fashion weeks, Paris is the one that has the greatest media participation among the public, among the European fashion weeks.

As always, it was the event where the chic-Parisian style prevails . To know the upcoming dates, you can refer to the official fashion site in Paris.


In these few lines we have tried in our small way to introduce you to the Paris of fashion, glasses of champagne, sipped by the most important men in the world in this splendid golden world called fashion.