Weekly fashion agenda: Africa Fashion Week

If fashion's attention hadn't already turned to South Africa for designers' soccer-inspired creations, it will do so now: Africa Fashion Week kicks off in Johannesburg next week, running concurrently with the World Cup.

'Pretty Much Everything' exhibition opens
June 25 - September 15
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Photographs from fashion's most famous couple, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, covering the years from 1985 to 2010, will be on view at the Foam_Fotografiemuseum. Tickets are €8.
http://www.foam.nl

Mark Fast hits Topshop
June 25
International

The designer's first affordable line of knitwear will be available in stores and online from today.
http://www.topshop.com

Africa Fashion Week
June 30 - July 3
Johannesburg, South Africa

Just days before the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, Africa Fashion Week will kick off, presenting the best of the continent's design. The four-day event will feature almost 30 designers from Nigeria, Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Somali, Tunisia, South Africa, and Mozambique. Among them are some of Africa's biggest fashion stars, such as David Tlale or Marianne Fassler.
http://www.africanfashioninternational.com

Haute Couture
July 5-8
Paris, France

The likes of Chanel, Dior, Gaultier, and Valentino will showcase their unique creations in the fashion capital.
http://www.modeaparis.com

Hong Kong Fashion Week
July 5-8
Hong Kong

Organized by the Hong Kong Trading Council, the fashion week offers buyers a spread of the latest garments and accessories from high-end fashion to mass merchandise. Highlights of the fair include the Brand Name Gallery, Intimate Wear Zone and World of Fashion Accessories.
http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkfashionweekss-en

Bread & Butter
July 7-9
Berlin, Germany

The sportswear and urban fashion fair will again take place at the Airport Berlin Tempelhof. Participating brands include tokidoki, adidas, and Diesel.
http://www.breadandbutter.com

A&F Quarterly relaunch
July 17
US

Abercrombie & Fitch's famously raunchy publication makes its comeback after a seven-year hiatus. The 176-page catalog can now be pre-ordered via its website for $10.
http://www.abercrombie.com

Vanessa Bruno store launch
July 27
Los Angeles, US

The Parisian favorite is heading stateside with a new Hollywood boutique. Bruno's outpost will be located at 8448 Melrose Avenue, not far from Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs's stores.

http://www.vanessabruno.com

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