Weekly fashion agenda: Franz Ferdinand goes fashion, men's ready-to-wear, and haute couture week

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This week, watch Dior's first music video online, buy Jil Sander's second collection for Uniqlo, and observe the 'ones to watch' at the Pitti fashion fair in Florence. Coming up over the next few weeks: Berlin Fashion Week, the men's shows in Paris and Milan, and the best in haute couture.

Pitti Uomo & Pitti W
January 12-15
Florence, Italy

British designer Giles Deacon will be Pitti W's special guest, while the men's edition of the fashion fair, Pitti Uomo, will premiere a new pop-up store concept. The Florence-based events are increasingly gaining momentum in the fashion world, with more than twenty thousand buyers attending last season.

http://www.pittimmagine.com

Dior music video premiere
January 14
Online

Franz Ferdinand's song Lady Rouge will debut together with Dior's first music video, starring actress Marion Cotillard, to promote the label's 'Lady Dior' collection.

http://www.ladydior.com

Second Jil Sander for Uniqlo launch
January 14 & January 21
USA & France

Following her successful Uniqlo debut in October, German designer Jil Sander will launch her second '+J' collection for the Japanese retailer on January 14 in the US, with France following on January 20.

http://www.uniqlo.com

Geneva Time Exhibition
January 17-22
Geneva, Switzeland

Preceding the world's largest watch fair in Basel later this year, Geneva has won over 38 brands to exhibit their designs at the "first-ever independent watchmakers' fair."

http://www.geneva-time-exhibition.ch

Bread & Butter / Berlin Fashion Week
January 20-23
Berlin, Germany

Europe's leading streetwear event, which relocated from Barcelona back to its hometown Berlin last season, will again present the best in urban fashion, while Germany's most progressive couturiers will showcase their collections at the concurrently running Berlin Fashion Week.

http://www.breadandbutter.com

Men's ready-to-wear
January/February
International

The fall/winter 2010/11 collections will be showcased in European fashion capitals, with Milan starting the presentations January 16 and Paris following January 21. London Fashion Week, which recently added a day specifically dedicated to men's fashion, will open February 19. In New York, men's and women's ranges will be shown alongside each other from February 11.

http://www.cameramoda.it / http://www.modeaparis.com / http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk / http://www.mbfashionweek.com/newyork

Haute Couture
January 24-28
Paris, France

The world's leading haute couture week, which had been reserved for dramatic fashion shows presenting out-of-this-world creations by designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, or Chanel, will for the first time include jewelry presentations by some of the field's most prestigious brands such as Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

http://www.modeaparis.com

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