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Global style: Fashion Weeks around the world
MUMBAI Sponsored by Lakmé, India’s largest beauty company, Lakmé Fashion Week (lakmefashionweek.co.in) is a glittery A-list affair. 2011 highlight Anupama Dayal’s ladylike silhouettes and sweet prints make her the country’s most coveted designer. Next show August 16 to 21, 2011. The swish site of LFW, the Grand Hyatt Mumbai (mumbai.grand.hyatt.com) is a five-star hotbed of shows and fittings.
LIMA Launched in 2003, Peru Moda: International Trade Show of the Fashion Industry (perumoda.com) offers an annual spring mix of runway shows and exhibition stalls featuring accessories like handmade alpaca scarves. 2011 highlight After winning this year’s Young Creators to the World contest for their flirty, feminine designs, Pauline Filipetti and Edith Huamán will intern at Versace in Milan. Next show April 2012. A fashionable crowd mingles at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima (marriott.com), in downtown’s poshest shopping district.
AMSTERDAM Stars like twin sisters Truus and Riet Spijkers (of Spijkers & Spijkers fame) shine at Amsterdam International Fashion Week (amsterdamfashionweek.com), a twice-yearly showcase of Dutch design. 2011 highlight At the hotly anticipated Fashion Week LAB, emerging designers will pair up and present capsule collections in “duo shows.” Next show January 2012. Located in the fashion and museum district, The College Hotel (thecollegehotel.com) is the go-to spot for It-editor spotting.
MALTA Now in its 12th year, Mercedes-Benz Malta Fashion Week (fashionweek.com.mt) is one of the island’s hottest events. 2011 highlight During the Diet Coke Malta Fashion Awards, Julien Macdonald showcased his collection, and Tiffany Pisani—a local model and winner of Britain’s Next Top Model—was honoured for her contribution to Maltese fashion. Next show May 2012. The luxe Grand Excelsior Malta (excelsior.com. mt) offers both beautiful-people watching and proximity to Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage site.