Frankfurt Fashion Week 2022 kicks off with over 100 events
Frankfurt Fashion Week is back from 20 to 26 June 2022! A unique programme with over 100 events is planned in one whole week of fashion, art and culture at unusual signature venues around the city. Frankfurt intends to position itself as a fashion city and focus on the issues of sustainability, fashion lifestyle and fashion culture. Check out the programme of events at www.frankfurt.fashion.
Frankfurt Fashion Week is kicking off with a big opening show by internationally famous Frankfurt designer René Storck, who is also a member of Fashion Council Germany. The city will be making fashion world headlines with shows, exhibitions talks and more, from René Storck’s opening show at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s main trading floor to a catwalk across the river Main featuring fashions by young Frankfurt designer Samuel Gärtner and the highest-ever fashion event on the Radio Frankfurt Skyline deck. “For one whole week Frankfurt will be all about making fashion and lifestyle accessible to all. Visitors will also have the chance discover the unique cosmopolitan charm and glamour that makes our city so special. The fashion industry has been instrumental to the Frankfurt Fashion Week concept and it’s great to see what the local designers and the Frankfurt economic development team have managed to put together. In fact, it took impressive teamwork to create a brand new concept like this in such a short time. We’re on track to establish Frankfurt Fashion Week as a distinctive Frankfurt-style event,” said Economic Affairs Officer Stephanie Wüst.
“Frankfurt is the city with the highest luxury fashion revenues in Germany,” commented Sevinc Yerli, initiator of the Frankfurt Fashion Lounge and active supporter of Frankfurt Fashion Week. “It’s time for Frankfurt to establish itself as a fashion location with its own ideas and initiatives.” The Frankfurt Fashion Lounge is hosting the main events of Frankfurt Fashion Week, including numerous fashion shows, talks and panels at the Carmelite monastery, the historical opera house and at Sofitel Frankfurt Opera. A total of 16 runway shows featuring the works of 54 designers – 40 of them local Frankfurt designers – are scheduled to take place at the Carmelite monastery as part of the Frankfurt Fashion Lounge.
Oliver Schwebel, Managing Director of Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt, is a strong believer in the importance of supporting the creative industries. He was also amazed at how quickly Frankfurt Fashion Week was organised: “We got the news that the Premium Group was moving back to Berlin in February 2022. When that happened, voices in the fashion industry and the political community made it very clear that we were going to keep Frankfurt Fashion Week going. But that meant rethinking the entire concept and putting all the pieces together. The economic development team has worked incredibly hard to make that happen and I’m immensely grateful to everyone involved. When Frankfurt Fashion Week is over we will be evaluating how it went, the positive outcomes and how to organise the event going forward.”
Samuel Gärtner will be presenting his new collection, which has been heralded as bright and colourful, next Sunday on the iron catwalk at sundown. Another show by Gärtner is planned at MyZeil, with free access to anyone who is interested. “Frankfurt is a diverse city with many different people living here, and that’s reflected in the fashions and the different fashion styles,” said the young Frankfurt designer.
“To evolve as a fashion city you have to be cosmopolitan, and the people in Frankfurt certainly are that,” said Anja Gockel, famous German fashion designer from Mainz. That’s why she called her new collection, which she is presenting on Friday 24 June at 3 pm in the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, ‘Weltgewandt’ (German for worldly).
Besides the many fashion shows, panels and exhibitions, such as Lab 106 at MyZeil (free entrance), there will be a number of DesignWalks through Frankfurt. The project is called IntoDesign and offers participants the opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes at a fashion show, or to enjoy a guided tour of the city’s electronic night life by a Frankfurt DJ.
Urban street style and skate culture are two trends that will also be on display next week at SKTWK (Skateweek) which coincides with Frankfurt Fashion Week. The official opening preview is at Galerie Lachenmann on Wednesday (22.06.) followed by skate shows as further programme highlights on Thursday at the Hauptwache. All in all, SKTWK has an interesting and varied programme that the public will love.
Workshops, showcases and shopping opportunities for innovative fashion and lifestyle products can be found at Neonyt Lab in Union Hall. The fashion platform, organised by Messe Frankfurt, runs parallel to Frankfurt Fashion Week. It is geared to consumers with an interest in sustainability and sustainable fashion. There will be daily discussions and interviews on the Fashionsustain stage, proving that fashion is about more than just image and shopping.
A total of more than 35 creative protagonists are hosting events and activities in conjunction with Frankfurt Fashion Week. The comprehensive programme, including information about event times, venues, ticket options and much more can be found in the calendar on www.frankfurt.fashion. There is also a filter function so that you can look for specific events and use the Excel or app function to very easily import search results to any mobile device.