From design week in Stockholm and modernism in California, to fashion in New York, London and Milan, these are the top events in art, design and fashion you won’t want to miss this February.
Art & Design
2.4 – 2.10 | Stockholm Design Week Stockholm, Sweden
Since 2002, architects, designers, consumers and journalists have convened in Stockholm for a week-long event that takes place in a number of venues around the city. Attendees enjoy dinner parties, cocktail receptions, museum and cultural destinations, social gatherings and more — all centered around Scandinavian design.
2.5 – 2.9 | Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair Stockholm, Sweden
Prepare to be inspired by innovative interior design and approaches to light in both the public and private space. Over 200 events are held in conjunction with the light fair and will showcase cutting-edge materials, knowledge, trends and more. This year’s guests of honor are Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, who will craft an installation that draws upon urgent social justice issues in China.
2.14 – 2.24 | Modernism Week California, US
Held annually in Palm Springs, California, Modernism Week celebrates all things in midcentury architecture, design, art and more. The event offers a range of opportunities for engagement, including home tours, films and lectures, a show and sale, parties with live music, classic car showcases, walking tours, fashion and more.
2.27 – 3.1 | Design Indaba Cape Town, South Africa
Design Indaba is an online publication that hosts a flagship festival each year that goes far beyond the typical conference. Regarded as one of the top creative conferences in the world, guests enjoy an immersive approach with talks by creative industry leaders in art, design, music, product launch and theatre.
2.4 – 2.7 | New York Fashion Week (Men’s) New York, US
February is a month of fashion, and the first in a series of fashion weeks is the men’s fashion week in New York City. The premier menswear event will bring together emerging and renowned designers showcasing collections from streetwear to high fashion. Highlights include New York Men’s Day, Tom Snyder and Tom Ford, among others.
2.7 – 2.15 | New York Fashion Week New York, US
Supermodels, top-tier designers, celebrities and journalists will gather in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week to showcase their latest collections and drive trends for the coming season. Look for designs by Carolina Herrera, Coach, Cynthia Rowley, Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs. Many attendees also plan to check out L’Avenue, a trendy new restaurant at Saks Fifth Avenue.
2.15 – 2.19 | London Fashion Week London, UK
Jet across the pond for London Fashion Week, the second in the “Big 4” collection of fashion weeks that take place around the world twice a year. London’s iteration places top British design—by young newcomers and well-established brands—on the center stage through a series of catwalk shows, presentations, designer showrooms and other events.
2.20 – 2.26 | Milan Fashion Week Milan, Italy
Organized by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, Settimana della moda pulls Milan into the spotlight through a collection of over forty catwalk displays and trade shows held across the city. Oftentimes, designers elect to hold shows in historic and elegant sites, such as the Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Serbelloni, among others.
2.25 – 3.5 | Paris Fashion Week Paris, France
The pinnacle of fashion week season, Paris Fashion Week holds gatherings across the city with a range of fashion options, from ready-to-wear shows in mens and womenswear, to haute couture and more. Every year, attendees look forward to presentations by some of the world’s most renowned designers, including Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and beyond.