Creations by both Rodarte and Jil Sander will go on sale at highly affordable prices this month. Also coming up: fashion week in Rio and Giles Deacon's special appearance in Florence.

Bottega Veneta design contest winners announced
December 18
Milan, Italy

Eighteen finalists are in the running to design a piece of furniture for the Italian luxury brand. The winning piece will be produced and sold through Bottega Veneta stores worldwide.

Rodarte launches at Target
December 20

The much-anticipated collection by the fashion duo will hit Target stores across North America, with items priced from $10 to $80. Rodarte's range will pre-launch at three pop-up stores in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC December 11-13.

Jil Sander's +J range launches at Uniqlo
December 23

Following her successful Uniqlo debut in October, German designer Jil Sander is getting ready to launch her second '+J' collection for the Japanese retailer on December 23 in Asia, January 7 in the UK, January 14 in the US, and January 20 in France. Prices will range from €19.90 to €149.90.

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.