Many travellers return home from a trip with expanded horizons, fond memories of new experiences and even souvenirs, and 82 per cent of Indian travellers, they also come back with inspiration to make changes to their personal style. According to recent research commissioned by Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, 67 per cent of Indian travellers say they travel in order to explore local fashion trends.
On the based on their survey, Booking.com has curated a list of destinations to uncover some alternative Fashion Weeks destinations for the style conscious traveller in you.
Be bold in Bengaluru
Explore bold and beautiful designs at Bangalore Fashion Week in India, from 15 to 18 August 2019. This Fashion Week consists of four days of fashion shows, workshops and seminars and features some of the best designers from India and across the globe. This vibrant destination has more to offer too, with many fashion exhibitions taking place at local galleries to coincide with Fashion Week. For further fashion inspiration, travellers can visit Fashonista-Nashi, an international fashion and accessories show or The Trousseau Show, a wedding, lifestyle and Diwali exhibition.
Get creative in the Caribbean
This year’s Caribbean Fashion Week will be held on the beautiful Island of Kingston, Jamaica and will run from the 13 to 16 June 2019. The event will showcase the work of the region’s best fashion designers and will offer visitors the opportunity to experience the “creative city” for themselves. For travellers looking for inspiration for their wardrobes, Kingston offers various institutes and galleries such as the National Museum Jamaica, that in the past have put on fashion exhibitions for travellers to enjoy. Travellers can also head down to the local markets to pick up some local Jamaican fashion trends.
Chic fashion in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Fashion Week is known to be the largest fashion week in the Nordic region, taking place twice a year. Showcasing their Spring/Summer 2020 collection, the next Fashion Week will be held this year from 6 to 9 August. The city of Copenhagen also has a lot more to offer travellers interested in the art of fashion, with many stylish boutiques and high-end designer shops such as the renowned Danish designer, Henrik Vibskov who is famous for his non-minimalist aesthetic. For travellers looking for something more vintage chic there are various flea markets and second-hand shops across the city to find designer bargains. For an inspiring day out, travellers can also visit the Danish Museum of Art and Design to check out the range of vibrant colours, patterns and design techniques that go into making products.
New fashion in New Zealand
New Zealand Fashion Week is being held from 26 August to 1 September in Auckland, and is a fashion event and destination not to be missed. The New Zealand Fashion Museum is a pop-up exhibition where guests can explore the heritage, creativity and innovation behind New Zealand’s fashion industry. Style gurus can also add to their Fashion Week excitement by making sure they look the best in town by going on a shopping spree at iconic The Department Store or The Keep.
Couture in Canada
Canada offers a number of Fashion Weeks for fashionista travellers throughout the year. The next big Fashion Week this year is the Western Canada Fashion Week being held in Edmonton, from 17 to 22 September 2019. The Western Canada Fashion Week is the second largest Fashion Week in Canada (second to Toronto Fashion Week) and also hosts competitions for local designers to showcase their collections and designs. Travellers visiting this Fashion Week are bound to leave with a freshly inspired wardrobe, with Canadian cities - including Edmonton - offering some of the best boutiques and thrift shops.
Adventurous fashion in Argentina
Being one of the many prestigious fashion shows in the country, Argentina Fashion Week, doesn’t shy away from being compared to the world-renowned Fashion Weeks in Paris, New York and London and is considered to be the next best thing for an alternative fashion week. Mark your calendars as the next show will be 11 to 18 March 2020 in Buenos Aires, giving all fashion go-getters plenty of time to prepare for this world-class showcase. Buenos Aires is the perfect place for fashion lovers on all budgets, with shopping opportunities - from bargain hunting at local market Feria de Plaza Serrano, to upmarket splurges at Galerias Pacifico