By Camila Agudelo D. (undergraduate Economics student, level 4 English)
New York City Fashion Week is one of the most important weeks every year for all the designers in the industry. It was created in 1943 by Eleanor Lamber, who was trying to show the work of American fashion designers to their French counterparts and avoid the criticism that American fashion innovations usually received. After the Second World War, this fashion week became a success, and has become one of the most important in the world after Paris Fashion Week.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which is part of New York Fashion Week, is when top designers like Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss and many more show their collections to the world.
There are also Latin American designers and new designers who make their debut in the industry.
This week could bring many benefits to Colombian textile industries. Colombia is well known in the textile sector because it exports very good fabrics and for this reason, this sector is responsible for 7.8% of the country’s GNP, and gives much-needed jobs, therefore decreasing the unemployment problem. Many Colombian designers need to start going to this fashion week to show how competitive we are in this industry and this could help to increase fabric exports worldwide, which would be a great help for our economy.
This is not only a fashion week, but also a way to see new trends in the industry. It is a way that countries can improve their economies by bringing new opportunities. Many people think that this won’t change anything, and that it’s only a way for brands to show their collections, but even the smallest thing can make a big change for our country.