Fashion editor Charlotte Agnew takes us through her fashion week packing essentials

fashion week packing

Packing for Milan fashion week in the European autumn going into spring requires a hefty suitcase. I began thinking of necessity first, which for me is to ensure I am warm – I hate the cold and hate feeling the cold! Taking one or two winter jackets or coats in differing silhouettes is most pre-styling I’ll do for myself with winter dressing; chic on top, Uniqlo heattech underneath.

Uniqlo Women’s Heattech Turtleneck and Uniqlo Women’s Heattech Extra Warm Pile Lined Tights

fashion week packing

Shoes and bags are important. Wherever you invest your money, don’t do it on clothing – do it on shoes and bags. Accessories last forever and age like fine wine. I was lucky enough to be loaned a Fendi purse for my week ahead, which was small but surprisingly practical. I was very excited to wear it through the week.

The hard part about traveling from Australia is sometimes spending more than 24 hours on a plane; wanting to feel fresh and ready to go is often slowed by jet-lag, plane break-outs and a tired body. It had been so long since I last did a long-haul European flight, but the main things for me to remember to do is drink plenty of water during a flight as you don’t realise how dehydrated your skin can become up in the air.

When packing for fashion week, bringing a smaller version of my day and night skin care routine is important to do mid-flight or on your stop-over and when almost landed at your final destination. Exercise can be awkward to make happen on a plane but feet stretches, many trips to the bathroom and corner of-the plane stretches are what save me during a long-haul journey.


Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy, Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask  and Ella Baché Radiance C Defensive Antioxidant Mask 

One week In Milan has given me the revitalisation and energy needed for 2022. The inspiration and life that are absorbed from travel and experiences are such a special thing to have back in our lives.

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