The only thing I remember from my trip to Disneyland was the ride ‘It’s a Small World’ because naive child that I was, it made me giddy with happiness that everyone in the world all joined up in one big happy family. Well, the same thing is about to happen in fashion come December 7th next year. The Kodak theatre in LA will play host to the gala event of the first ever World Fashion Awards – World Fashion Week 2007. As well as an awards ceremony which will recognise designers as individuals and representatives of their country, all participating countries will present a united fashion show ‘The Evolution of the Seasons’. Then a 7 day fashion week will follow that plays out like an ‘Olympic’ style event bringing the international fashion circuit to a close each year. The following countries are participating:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.A.
(Bolded Black = Fashion weeks I love keeping up with currently, Bolded Red = Countries which I’m most interested to see at WFW)
If it is indeed going to pan out like a global fashion competition, I wonder who will come out on top, whether it’s the more fashion established countries or the fashion underdogs of the world? Either way, it’s safe to say I’ll be looking forward to this inaugural event.