Update Your Calendar & Explore Summer 2024 Events to Love!

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You heard us loud and clear; get ready to update those calendars! We have gathered many summer events across the globe for you to attend when you wonder: “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 2024 summer events for all the design and fashion lovers out there!

Summer Events 2024 @ Museums Around the World


Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion

Through September 2, 2024

The Met Costume Institute’s spring/summer exhibition is a highly anticipated event, and this year’s hit the mark masterfully! Launched following the annual Met Gala museum fundraiser (another highly anticipated fashion event!), Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion is a sensory experience through hundreds of garments and accessories spanning four centuries. A summer 2024 events calendar must for fashion lovers!

The Met, New York, NY

Also on at The Met: Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother (photography by Italian provocateur Maurizio Cattelan) and The Calculated Curve: Eighteenth-Century American Furniture

Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection

Through January 5, 2025

If you love photography, this exhibit is a 2024 must! Marking 30 years of collection, Fragile Beauty celebrates Elton John and David Furnish’s passion for photography and their unique personal taste. Over 300 rare prints from 140 photographers (selected from their overall collection of 7,000+) compose this breathtaking exhibit.

V&A South Kensington, UK

Also on at the V&A this summer: Japan: Myths to Manga, Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence, NAOMI In Fashion

Viktor & Rolf, Fashion Statements

Through October 6, 2024

Dutch fashion artists Viktor & Rolf have been creating breathtaking works of Haute couture fashion and art for over three decades. Their often unconventional approach has been embraced by top celebrities such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, and more. This exhibit showcases over 100 of the duo’s creations, along with numerous other ways to experience the brand, including scent.

Kunsthalle München, Germany

Buccellati | The Prince of Goldsmiths

Through June 18, 2024

Since its founding in 1919 by Mario Buccellati, the “Prince of Goldsmiths”, Maison Buccellati has offered timeless style and unique know-how. In this exhibit, part of Venice Biennale Arte 2024, the brand’s craftsmanship and classical artistic Italian heritage are explored.

Oficine 800, Giudecca Island, Venice

Tiffany Wonder

Through June 23, 2024

At Tiffany Wonder, you will discover mesmerizing jewels and iconic designs, including one of the first Jean Schlumberger by Tiffany Bird on a Rock brooch, an opal dragonfly brooch, and the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond.

TOKYO NODE Gallery, Tokyo

Parcours Mode, Bijoux, Design

Through November 10, 2024

For couture and ready-to-wear jewelry lovers alike visiting Musée des Arts Décoratifs, this is an exhibit to enjoy. Also on, La Naissance des Grands Magasins. Mode. Design, Jouets, Publicite, 1852-1925 (a deep dive into classic department stores!)

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

A New Look at Jan Van Eyck, The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin

Through June 17, 2024

A celebration of the historic conservation work carried out on Jan van Eyck’s masterpiece. This is the first work of its kind since the painting came to the Louvre in 1800. If you are an art lover in Paris, it is worth a peek! Also on: Olympism, Modern Invention, Ancient Legacy and The Met Au Louvre, Near Eastern Antiquities in Dialogue.

Louvre, Paris, France

Sheer: The diaphanous creations of Yves Saint Laurent

Through August 25, 2024

The second chapter in a story that began last summer at the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, Sheer, curated by Anne Dressen, focuses on transparency as one of Yves Saint Laurent’s special chosen artistic expressions. It’s a fashion lover’s must! Coming Fall 2024/Spring 2025: The Flowers of Yves Saint Laurent.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Paris, France

Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection

Through September 2, 2024

“What does it mean to be a design museum today? Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection highlights how Cooper Hewitt acquires new work to shape the collection to better reflect current issues and design’s evolving role in daily interactions. The exhibition features more than 150 works, including objects that represent the museum’s collecting legacy, as well as works brought into the collection since 2017.” Also on: Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols.

Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY

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OUT of the Jewelry Box

Ongoing

Adding to the voices represented in MAD’s permanent collection, OUT of the Jewelry Box focuses on queer perspectives in the world of studio and contemporary art jewelry.

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

Fotografiska: People & Daniel Arsham

What’s On at Fotografiska needed to be a general listing here because both People, Celebrating 50 Years (on through June 30th) and Daniel Arsham, Phases (on through June 13th) are stunning and magically inspiring exhibitions. For People Magazine’s first-ever museum exhibit, this 50th-anniversary occasion is a must-see. People is a pop culture legend!

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Photo Courtesy of Fotografiska

NYC contemporary artist Daniel Arsham’s photography will also take center stage at Fotografiska this summer, and we love it. A photography dabbler since age 11, Daniel is best known for his collaborations with brands like Tiffany & Co. and Disney. This exhibit unfolds a collection from the iconic artist’s personal archive.

New York, NY

Upcoming at Forografiska: Vivian Maier, Unseen Work (Her story is full of so much inspiration!) – May 31, 2024 – September 29, 2024. Also, Bruce Gilden: Why These? (Gritty true-to-life street photography full of context!)

Game Changer

Through June 15, 2024

“Why are women more likely to be injured in road accidents? It turns out that one of the reasons is related to design. It wasn’t so long ago that crash tests were performed only with male anatomical dummies…” Read More >>

Design Museum Holon, Isreal

René Lalique, The Inventor of Modern Jewelry

Through November 2024

While perhaps more well-known for his Art Deco glass, René Lalique was a trained master jeweler who introduced various unique innovations into his jewelry creations. Showcasing Lalique’s creations with a focus on materials and sources of inspiration, this exhibit is full of inspiring details.

Lalique Museum, Wingen-sur-Moder, France

Van Cleef & Arpels and Japan: An Artistic Encounter

Through June 17, 2024

Showcasing the Japanese influences on the Van Cleef & Arpels Maison from the 1920s to today, lovers of this brand will delight in this exhibit.

Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, GaleriGalerie du Patrimoine, Place Vendôme. 

Rediscovering Gems

Through June 2024

Gem collectors have sought after prized possessions since the Renaissance, but never as much as in 18th-century Europe. This jewel-filled exhibit consists of countless remarkable objects and some great jewelry thief stories to accompany them!

The British Museum, London

Barbie: The Exhibition

July 5 – February 23, 2025

Get ready to explore the design evolution of one of the world’s most iconic dolls. With 250 objects, including a rare first edition from 1959 and iconic styles through the decades to today, Barbie lovers must find a way to see this.

The Design Museum, London

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Summer 2024 Fashion Events


Miami Swim Week

May 29 – June 5

The show for summer swimwear trends to know!

Miami Beach, FL

London Fashion Week

June 7–9

Taking place from Friday, 7th, to Sunday, 9th June, LFW June aims to ignite a cultural moment in London, providing a platform for diverse British designers and brands and focusing on the depth and breadth of menswear businesses in the UK. In line with the year-long celebrations of LFW’s 40th anniversary, the new concept will spotlight London’s position as a world-leading cultural capital and amplify its creative community.

London, UK

Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2025

June 18–23

While we love women lots at LH, we also love men and all genders and always love seeing what transpires during men’s fashion weeks!

Paris, France

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 at Paris Fashion Week | Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Paris Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024/2025

June 24–27

As the Federation’s name indicates, Haute Couture lies at the heart of fashion’s ecosystem. Tremendously modern, it is a permanent gateway between a tradition of excellence in know-how and contemporaneity in creation, embodying today’s manufacturing techniques that are at the cutting edge of innovation.

Paris, France

Summer 2024 Events In Design


Design Shanghai 2024

June 19–22

Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading international design event, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in Asia’s ever-growing design community.

Shanghai, China

NeoCon 2024

June 10–12

The world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. 

Chicago, Illinois USA

Design Miami/ Basel

June 11–16

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design and a must on your interior design events calendar if you love art. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating collectible design.

Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel in Basel 2023 | Photo Courtesy of Art Basel
Art Basel 2023 | Photo Courtesy of Art Basel

Art Basel 2024

June 13–16

The Art Basel show brings the international art world together with the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists.

Basel, Switzerland

San Francisco Design Week

June 3–12

SFDW is an essential week-long, city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

San Francisco, California USA

LA Design Festival 2025

While you can’t visit this year, we want to be sure you mark your calendar for next!

June 26–29, 2025

From architecture and interiors to graphic, industrial, fashion, set, costume, and experiential design, the LA Design Festival showcases the best of the local design scene as well as some exciting national and international voices. This will surely be a must-attend interior design event in 2025.

Los Angeles, California USA

Nomad Capri

July 3–6

For summer 2024, the 14th edition of NOMAD will be held for the third time at the stunning Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri, the oldest historical building on the island of Capri.

Capri, Italy

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market 2024

July 16–22

The industry’s largest gift and home furnishings Market of the summer, featuring more than 9,000 brands across all categories of gift, home décor, and furnishings.

Atlanta, Georgia USA

Decor + Design Mel/24

July 17–19

Australia’s no. 1 interiors trade event.

Melbourne, Australia

Las Vegas Market 2024

July 30 – August 3

Las Vegas Market sets the pace for what’s cool and cutting-edge in a cross-category showcase that spans furniture, home decor, and gift. One of the West Coast’s most prominent interior design events.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

NY NOW Summer 2024

August 4–7

NY NOW is the market for HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE, and GIFT. It’s the market for the premier retailer to stand out from the competition.

New York, New York USA

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Summer 2024 Events for Women Empowerment


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The 5th Annual Black Women Empowerment Weekend

July 26–27

The Black Women’s Empowerment Weekend is a highly anticipated premiere event exclusively designed for Black women and girls and open to those who support, stand with, and bet on Black women. 

Nashville, TN

The EmPOWERment Experience

July 11–13

Join The White Dress Project’s 3rd Annual Empowerment Experience – and what a celebration it is! As we mark our 10th Anniversary, we reflect on a decade of incredible progress, unwavering support, and monumental achievements.

Washington, DC

eWN ICON, Dallas

August 7–10

This event gathers inspired, motivated, positive business owners and entrepreneurs who are here to help each other succeed. The exchange of ideas, best practices, tips, and strategies are unmatched, and therefore deep, meaningful, authentic relationships unfold for attendees.

Dallas, TX

Markets, Showhouses, Festivals & More Summer 2024 To-Dos


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London at sunset (Photo by Luca Micheli via Unsplash)

London Festival of Architecture

June 1–30

The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival offers a lively and diverse program of public interior design and architecture-related events across London, exploring the theme of ‘act’ in 2024.

London, UK

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The Donauinselfest

June 21–23

The largest open-air music festival in Europe, The Donauinselfest is a free event.

Vienna, Austria

TomorrowLand 2024

Weekend 1: July 19–21
Weekend 2: July 26–28

The People of Tomorrow believe in enjoying life to the fullest without having to compromise everything. Responsible for the generation of tomorrow and with respect for each other and Mother Nature, this is one of the 2024 summer events not to be missed by electronic music lovers. (If you can get a ticket!)

De Schorre, Boom, Belgium

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2–26

Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste. From big names in entertainment to unknown artists, the festival caters to everyone and includes a variety of summer events. Events include theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions, and events.

Edinburgh, Scotland

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