Coming up next month: Europe's biggest street wear fair, men's fashion week, and the haute couture shows in Paris.

Fashion Rio
January 8-13

Brazil is gearing up for one of the most important events on the country's yearly fashion calendar. Especially after the spectacular Fashion Rocks showcase in October, Rio de Janeiro is ready to prove to the world that Brazil can not only produce beautiful models but also beautiful designs. A schedule of fashion shows can already be accessed online.

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.

Bread & Butter
January 20-22

Europe's leading streetwear event, which relocated from Barcelona to its home Berlin last season, will again present the best in urban fashion.

Men's ready-to-wear

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. / / /

Haute Couture
January 24-28

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.