Weekly fashion calendar
Sunday 11 October 2009
Louis Vuitton brings its fine jewelry range to the Paris flagship store, Dubai gets a new fashion fair, and Moscow stages a star-studded fashion week.
Who's Next & Premiere Classe Dubai
A trade event that has its origins in Paris, the fashion fair will host its Dubai version for the first time this fall, aiming at introducing new brands to the Middle-Eastern market and opening the dialogue between the two design hemispheres. Presenting over 250 designers, Who's Next in Dubai will feature brands such as Repetto, Robert Clergerie or Carlos Santos.
Louis Vuitton Fine Jewelry Launch
Named Spirit of Travel, the brand's new fine jewelry range consists of six sets, each including a unique necklace for $2.5 million, created by jeweler Lorenz Bäumer, who said that he was inspired by a lifetime of travels. The pieces will be unveiled to the public October 15 at the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Contemporary Japanese Fashion
October 17 - April 11
The Cincinnati Art Museum opens the exhibition Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Collection of Mary Baskett, showcasing pieces by designers such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), which caused a fashion revolution through completely new shapes, from the art collector's private collection.
Russian Fashion Week
The most important fashion event in Eastern Europe, especially in terms of buying power, is hosting shows by Zandra Rhodes, Jenny Packham, Catherine Malandrino, and Francesco Smalto this season.
Fashion events coming up in the next four weeks
Toronto Fashion Week
Having announced a location move to the city's King West area in order to make space for more exhibiting brands, Toronto Fashion Week -- known for a more commercial, laid-back approach to fashion -- will host Barbie and Holt Renfrew events this season and host a screening of Vogue documentary, The September Issue.
Japan Fashion Week
It is only the ninth edition of Japanese fashion week, but already, the event enjoys the acclaim of the international community. This season, there will be a collective of Danish designers exhibiting (among them Peter Jensen and Noir/Bllack Noir) as well as the most successful labels of the country such as House of the very Island.
Belgrade Fashion Week
The Eastern European fashion week ranks right behind the Moscow counterpart and has silently but steadily made a name for itself, previously attracting internationally reputed brands such as Adidas, Diesel, Costume National, Mango, and even Hugo Boss. This season's schedule is yet to be announced.
Dubai Fashion Week
Taking place at its new venue, the InterContinental hotel, organizers say this season's event will be bigger and better than the last one in April, with the region's most popular designers such as Walid Atallah, Reem Ali Beljafla, Aly Fawaz or Salma Khan returning in addition to a number of first-timers. In total, 35 Middle-Eastern and Asian designers will present their colelctions.
International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA)
October 25 - November 1
With recent developments such as the ARISE fashion collective and joint fashion weeks in South Africa as well as fashion shows by African designers in the international fashion capitals, the continent's fashion design is on the advance, but this festival was already started a decade ago and has proven to be a reliable indicator for Africa's brands. The organizers will also host an annual showcase for new designers, called 'L'Afrique est à la mode' ('Africa is in fashion'), with financial rewards at stake.
The Middle East's most exhaustive fashion trade fair will see brands present men's, women's and children's wear as well as lingerie, swimwear and uniforms to the international press and buyers.
Mid-East Watch & Jewellery Show
Expecting around 50,000 visitors from 30 countries, the 27th edition of the jewellery fair will showcase the latest designs and trends in watches, jewellery, gold, precious stones, gems and diamonds.
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