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Fashion's Night Out Official Collection 2012. Source: fashionsnightout.com.

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.

EVENTS

TORONTO - Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto International Film Festival screens more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. Various locations (September 6-16). 

TORONTO/NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES/PARIS/MADRID/MILAN/etc… - Fashion's Night Out. Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas and designers on September 6 as they flood stores in cities around the world for fashion's most iconic extravaganza. Various locations (September 6). 

DELHI - Fashion's Night Out. Various locations (September 7).

MONTREAL - Montreal Fashion Week 2012. The fashion industry descends on Montreal for the 23rd Montreal Fashion Week. A few fortunate fashionistas will be able to get themselves one of the limited number of seats set aside for the general public to witness the latest trends first hand. Various locations (September 4-7). 

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
Source: tiff.net.

PARIS - Ethical Fashion Show. Since 2004, the Ethical Fashion Show has been bringing together international ready-to-wear labels (for women, men and children) and designers who produce creative and stylish fashion, guided by a respect for man and the environment. Carrousel du Louvre (September 6-9). 

MADRID - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. In its 56th edition, around 41 designers will present their Spring-Summer 2013 collections on the catwalk, as well as 20 up-and-coming designers who will exhibit their ideas at the EGO Showroom. Feria de Madrid (August 30 - Sept 4). 

AUCKLAND - New Zealand Fashion Week 2012. Founded in 2001 to aid the burgeoning local fashion industry, New Zealand Fashion Week continues to act as a platform for New Zealand designers to promote their collections to the world and assist in the growth of their brand. Viaduct Events Centre (September 3-7). 

FILM

Far Out Isn't Far Enough follows the multiple careers of the artist Tomi Ungerer, who had stints as a bestselling children's book author, an illustrator of 1960s protest posters, and a creator of explicit erotica until he found himself shunned from the American publishing industry. (September 6, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3, Toronto)

BOOKS

The Design Hotels™ Book. A comprehensive overview of the most original design hotels worldwide. By presenting 220 spectacular hotels, including 30 properties that are new for 2012, the book provides insight into trends and developments in hospitality design. With its images of striking architecture and interior design, this opulent hardcover brings the experience of staying in a Design Hotels™ property to life.

The Design Hotels™ Book
Source: shop.gestalten.com.

ONLINE

National Post - Are you crazy for Coco? A look at some of Chanel's inspirations for Coco Noir. 

Chictopia - Should you dress your age? Chictopia contemplates the age issue of fashion.

Erin Ridley wonders why ageing and fashion have - until now - been such odd bedfellows in the first place.

The Guardian - The fashionable style of Alfred Hitchcock includes styling highlights of some of Hitch's best work. 

GOOD - Venice Biennale Puts Spotlight On Renegade Redesigners, including yarn bombers, guerrilla gardeners and all manner of DIY civic activists. 

Business of Fashion - Imran Amed discusses how the London 2012 Olympics were a missed chance to truly make a modern statement about fashion in our global culture.

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