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Paris Fashion Week June 2024, out of reach for the Olympic Games

The summer in Paris promises to be a busy one for international events, with Fashion Week and the Olympic Games both taking place. While some might fear that these two major events could cause problems of cohabitation, it seems that these fears are somewhat exaggerated.

Fashion Week VS Olympic Games

Fashion Week, with its shows and showrooms, will take place from 18 to 23 June for men’s ready-to-wear, followed by haute couture from 24 to 27 June. This means that these events will take place well before the start of the Olympic Games, with the opening ceremony scheduled for 26 July 2024. With almost a month between the two calendars, it’s unlikely that fashion professionals will find themselves in direct competition with athletes from around the world.

However, it is important to note that preparations for the Olympic Games can have an impact on the city long before they officially open. One of the main potential problems for the fashion industry is traffic disruption. Indeed, certain key areas of the city, such as the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Élysées or the Trocadéro, could see their access restricted or regulated due to the preparations for the Games.

These disruptions could lead to delays or logistical difficulties for Fashion Week participants, particularly with regard to transport and the organisation of events.

Cohabitation and uncomplicated living

Despite the potential logistical constraints, it should be noted that the local authorities and the organisers of both events are working together to minimise disruption and ensure the smooth running of each event. Specific measures are being put in place to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and the safety of participants and visitors, which should help to mitigate any inconvenience.

For example, the Tranoï trade show will be held without any disruption from 20 to 22 June 2024 at the Gaîté Lyrique. This emblematic event of Paris Fashion Week will bring together hundreds of fashion designers from all over the world. Over the three days, the Gaîté Lyrique will be the focal point for the fashion industry’s elite, offering emerging and established designers a platform to showcase their latest collections and make valuable business contacts.

In conclusion, although the proximity in time between Fashion Week and the Olympic Games may raise concerns, it seems that the two events can co-exist harmoniously in Paris this summer. With careful planning and effective communication between stakeholders, disruption should be minimised, allowing both events to shine in the City of Light.