Update Your Calendar with These Spring 2023 Events!

Get ready to update those calendars for all the Spring events 2023 has to offer!

We have gathered a myriad of spring events across the globe for you to attend when you find yourself wondering: “What should I do this weekend?” From museum exhibits to fashion and interior design shows to women’s empowerment events, it is safe to say we have 2023 spring events for all the design and women lovers out there!

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Spring Events 2023 @ Museums

Basquiat X Warhol: Painting 4 Hands at Foundation Louis Vuitton

April 5 – August 28

Between 1984 and 1985, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) created around 160 paintings together in tandem, “à quatre mains”, including some of the largest works produced during their respective careers. Keith Haring (1958-1990), who witnessed their friendship and collaboration production, would go on to speak of a “conversation occurring through painting, instead of words” and of two minds merging to create a “third distinctive and unique mind”.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map at Whitney Museum of American Art

April 19 – August 13

This exhibition is the first New York retrospective of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (b. 1940, citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), an overdue but timely look at the work of a groundbreaking artist. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map brings together nearly five decades of Smith’s drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures in the largest and most comprehensive showing of her career to date.

Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

March 18 – October 15

American artist Kehinde Wiley’s new body of paintings and sculptures confronts the silence surrounding systemic violence against Black people through the visual language of the fallen figure. It expands on his 2008 series, Down — a group of large-scale portraits of young Black men inspired by Hans Holbein the Younger’s The Dead Christ in the Tomb (1521–1522). Wiley investigates the iconography of death and sacrifice in Western art, tracing it across religious, mythological, and historical subjects.

Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece at The British Museum

Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece at The British Museum
Panagyurishte Treasure, Photo © Todor Dimitrox, National Museum of History, Bulgaria

May 4 – August 13

Drawing on dazzling objects from Afghanistan to Greece, this exhibition moves beyond the ancient Greek spin to explore a more complex story about luxury as a political tool in the Middle East and southeast Europe from 550–30 BC. It explores how the royal Achaemenid court of Persia used precious objects as markers of authority, defining a style of luxury that resonated across the empire from Egypt to India.

Africa Fashion at The V&A

Closes on 16th April 2023

Spanning iconic mid-20th century to contemporary creatives through photographs, textiles, music and the visual arts, Africa Fashion will explore the vitality and global impact of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave at The V&A

Closes on 25th June 2023

Hallyu! The Korean Wave showcases the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the makings of the Korean Wave and its global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion. You can read Mad For You’s column on this subject here.

Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance at The V&A

Closes on 11th June 2023

The first major UK exhibition to explore the exceptional talents of the Renaissance master Donatello, arguably the greatest sculptor of all time. Experience a fresh vision of the artist and his influence on subsequent generations.

Adidas: Beyond the Streets London at Saatchi Gallery

17 Feb – 9 May 2023

Saatchi Gallery presents unprecedented street art exhibition: Beyond the Streets London, with over 150 of the most exciting internationally renowned artists of our time. With new special commissions, the exhibition – supported by adidas Originals – marks the first time in eight years a show has taken over the entirety of Saatchi Gallery, spanning an immense 70,000 sq ft.

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Fashion Spring Events 2023

While the Oscars have already passed we are keeping them here so anyone who missed them can catch up on all the 2023 “white” carpet fashion and winners to know!

The 95th Academy Awards / Oscars 2023

March 12

Always a star-studded event filled with fabulous red-carpet fashion! Held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.

Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo

March 13 – 18

Japan’s latest creations are showcased to the world at Shibuya Hikarie and Omotesando Hills, as well as other locations in Tokyo.

Seoul Fashion Week

March 15 – 19

Seoul Fashion Week, an event organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), promotes Korean fashion (“K-fashion”) to the global community. With the advent of the untact (“contactless”) age, the SMG will roll out its “DDP Digital Runway” for the first time, and the event will break out of the conventional mold of fashion shows as it advertises K-fashion in an experimental way to lead the global design market in the fashion sector.

Shanghai Fashion Week

March 21 – 23

As a reputed City Name Card, Shanghai Fashion Week, relying on the urban heritage and cultural confidence of Shanghai, a century-old fashion capital, adheres to the positioning philosophy of “integration of local and international visions” and “balance between creative design and commercial implementation”. In the past 18 years, it has evolved from a mere fashion showcase platform to a fashion eco landscape which runs through the entire fashion industry.

Professional Beauty London

April 5–6 In Person, April 5 Online

Professional Beauty London is the UK’s largest trade show for beauty and spa professionals.

Vancouver Fashion Week FW

April 12 – 16 

Vancouver Fashion Week is dedicated to cultivating a connection between established and award-winning emerging designers with a highly multicultural approach, with diversity being one of their greatest strengths. Vancouver Fashion Week has grown to be the second-largest fashion week in North America–and continues to grow today as the fastest-growing fashion week in the world.

Met Gala 2023

May 1

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala, and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The theme for this year’s event is set to be “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’”. Read all about this year’s theme!

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Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Cannes Film Festival

May 17 – 28

The red carpet at Cannes Film Festival is always a fashion show to watch!

CFDA Fashion Awards

Applications open on March 15th

The CFDA Fashion Awards honors excellence in fashion design. It’s like “the Oscars of fashion”. Nominations are submitted by the Fashion Guild, a group of over 1,500 CFDA members, fashion editors, retailers, and stylists.

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Interior Design Spring Events 2023

TEFAF Maastricht

March 11 – 19

Widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design, TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally: TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, which focuses on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, which covers fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. 

TEFAF gives international dealers the platform to present museum-quality works of all eras and genres to a broad base of collectors and connoisseurs.

Art Basel Hong Kong

March 23 – 26

Art Basel Hong Kong features premier galleries from Asia and beyond. Underlining Art Basel’s commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

PAD Paris Art + Design

March 29 – April 2

PAD, a pioneering event for Art and Design aficionados and collectors, has been reinventing for the past 24 years the Cabinet d’Amateur and the notion of eclecticism. All while anticipating the esthetic aspirations of its time. Season after season, it offers an intimate cocoon to those who have made decorative arts and design the core of their collection, driven by passion and heritage.

Abner Henry x The Met Collection

Launching March 29th

Over the course of three years, Ernest Hershberger, CEO of Abner Henry, alongside his Ohio-Amish-country-based team and artisans from around the globe to create a seven piece furniture collection with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Inspired by iconic paintings at The Met from Degas to Renoir, the collection includes 24-karat gold dust hand blown into wood grooves, a mirror made of polished solid brass, and cutting-edge glass-blowing techniques never seen before. A far cry from the simplistic wooden furniture the Amish are known for, the collection is an artistically driven, modern interpretation of historic works of art reimagined by some of America’s furniture craftsmen.

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023

April 18 – 23

Of all the interior design events in 2023, this one we are possibly most looking forward to! And not just because we will be there with our publisher KOKET, but because it is THE international reference point for the furnishing and design sector.

Milan, Italy

High Point Market Spring 2023

April 20 – 26

The High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, with over 10 million square feet by roughly 2000 exhibitors throughout about 180 buildings. A must on your interior design events calendar!

High Point, North Carolina USA

The New York Tabletop Show FortyOne Madison

April 18 – 21

“Whether you call it The New York Tabletop Market or The New York Tabletop Show, whether you insert Fall or Spring into its name, Forty One Madison is proud to present this event and bring all sides of the industry – both sellers and buyers – together, enriching each season, as well, with special programming, professional learning opportunities, and valuable social networking opportunities.”

New York, New York USA

Boston Design Week 2023

April 25 – May 6

Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Their vision is to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design.

Boston, Massachusetts USA

HD Expo 2023

May 2 – 4

HD Expo is the leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design industry.

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

TEFAF New York Spring

May 12 – 16

Widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design, TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally: TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; New York Spring, which focuses on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, which covers fine and decorative art from antiquity to1920. 

TEFAF gives international dealers the platform to present museum-quality works of all eras and genres to a broad base of collectors and connoisseurs.

New York, New York USA

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May 18 – 25

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds upon thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe.

New York, New York USA

FT’s Business of Luxury Summit

May 21 – 23

Chaired by Financial Times’s fashion editor Lauren Indvik, the Summit takes place during a time of war and economic turmoil across Europe, yet in spite of these challenges, the luxury sector’s growth continues apace. What’s in store for the sector? Head to Monaco to hear what top industry names such as Diane von Furstenberg and Prince Albert II of Monaco have to say on the subject!

Monte Carlo, Monaco

ICFF 2023

May 21 – 23

ICFF is North America’s leading platform for contemporary furniture design. And for their Spring 2023 interior design event, they will take on a new studio format sure to intrigue and delight!

Javits Center, NY USA

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