Fashion agenda: Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition, Marni for H&M

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A model wears Marni for H&M

If the end of Paris Fashion Week on March 7 leaves you in need of a designer fix then look no further because after a long wait the Marni for H&M collaboration will finally be hitting stores internationally March 8. Read about this and other upcoming fashion events here.

Paris Fashion Week
Until March 7
Paris, France

The fashion week season for the major fashion capitals will come to a close March 7, with big names including Miu Miu, Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton set to show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week.

Première Classe
March 2 - 5
Paris, France

Held twice a year concurrently with Paris Fashion Week, Première Classe has been an essential reference for fashion accessories for over 20 years, attracting young designers and established brands from across the globe. Held at the Jardin des Tuileries, designers set to attend this edition include Antoni and Alison, Tatty Devine and Atelier Noiret Coussin.

Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition
March 6-September 16
Paris, France

Launching while the world’s fashion elite are in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week, the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition at the city’s museum of Arts Décoratifs will celebrate the fashion house’s namesake and its current creative director by comparing and analyzing their achievements during very different time periods. 2012 will be a big year for fashion exhibitions, with a Christian Louboutin retrospective due to take place at London’s Design Museum later in the year.

3rd Novomania
March 7 - 9
Shanghai, China

Launched in 2010,  this event showcases streetwear, casualwear, footwear, premium fashion and denim, welcoming brands including Superdry, Mango and Replay. For the March 2012 event 70 new brands have been added including Desigual, UMM and Nobrand. About 30,000 visitors from across southeast Asia are expected to attend, with exhibitor numbers expected to rise to 300, from 200 last year. Novomania will also show biannually for the first time in 2012, with an August edition planned. Watch a video from last year's Novomania here.

40th Baselworld
March 8 - 15
Basel, Switzerland

Every Spring around 2000 companies from the watch, jewelry and precious-stone industries unveil the latest innovations at Baselworld, with the world's most prestigious brands such as Rolex, Chopard, Tissot, Patek Philippe and Bulgari exclusively displaying their collections. Some 100,000 visitors from the retail and wholesale market are expected to attend the 2012 expo.

Marni for H&M
March 8

After the success of collaborations with the likes of Comme des Garçons, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel and most recently Versace, H&M’s limited edition collection designed by Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni will be available online and in 260 stores across the globe as of March 8.

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival
March 8-15
Melbourne, Australia

As well as featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, this annual event offers beauty workshops, industry seminars, forums and live entertainment. Creators including Karen Walker, Dion Lee and Lisa Ho are on the lineup for this year, while burlesque performer Dita Von Teese will present her latest lingerie range in collaboration with Target Australia.

Toronto Fashion Week
March 12-17
Toronto, ON, Canada

Thanks to a new sponsorship deal, Toronto Fashion Week will now be called World MasterCard Fashion Week, with more than 60 designer runway shows and Fall/Winter 2012 presentations to take place. Held at the city’s David Pecaut Square, designers on the bill include Martin Lim and David Dixon.

113th GDS International Event for shoes and accessories
March 14 - 16
Düsseldorf, Germany

With around 1,850 collections on display each season, GDS provides a comprehensive market overview of women's, men's, and children's footwear. It is the leading specialist shoe fair for the central and northern European market and has attracted increasing numbers of exhibitors and buyers from Eastern Europe in recent years. Exhibitors range from luxury label Stuart Weitzman to trainers company Converse.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo
March 18-24
Tokyo, Japan

While some of Japan's biggest designers such as Yohji Yamamoto have been showing their collections outside Tokyo for some time, this event is an excellent opportunity to discover the city’s rising talent. This year highlights will include a presentation from Yuima Nakazato, whose conceptual fashion has been making an impact on an international scale.