Here are some of the biggest fashion events and releases coming up over the next few weeks.
H&M Fashion Against Aids collection release
The Swedish retailer's yearly Fashion Against Age range is unisex this year and includes spring basics as well as trendy accessories. All designs will be available in H&M's Divided department and online (where available), with 25 percent of sales donated to Designers Against Aids and various other international HIV/AIDS prevention projects.
16th Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) is the Asia Pacific's premier stop on the international fashion week circuit joining Paris, Milan, New York and London. The five-day official schedule includes on-site collection shows held within state-of-the-art collection showrooms, off-site collection shows, The Gallery and The Presentation Suites at The Westin Sydney. The Rosemount Australian Fashion Week is Australia's most globally followed fashion event, but the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival is the most popular fashion festival with the locals.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
May 4 - July 31
New York, USA
Five collections from the fashion designer's 19-year career span Dante (1996-97), Number 13 (1999), Voss (2001), Irere (2003), and Plato's Atlantis (2010), as well as videos of his runway presentations up to McQueen's death in February 2010. The opening at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute will be feted on May 2 with the eagerly awaited Met Ball.
20th Barcelona Bridal Week
The bridal week, which sees shows and presentations from domestic and international designers including Pronovias (Spain) and Cymbeline (France), shares a spot with New York Bridal Week as the leading event in the field.
19th Life Ball
The annual AIDS charity event will feature an impressive guest list with, for instance, singer Janet Jackson representing the Foundation for AIDS Research. The opening ceremony and the fashion show on the Vienna City Hall Square are free and accessible to all with no charge, however the Ball itself is reserved to 3,780 guests.
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