Also what are the major calender dates for menswear in the year?
It is great to hear you are starting a menswear designer eccomerce site. There several internet based directories which are very helpful for contacting brands. Historically one of the key menswear shows is Pitti held in Florence in January and June and of course the shows in Milan and Paris. London Fashion has begun profiling more menswear and it is looking good for September 2009 with some great new comers entering the business. Drapers has an events diary online where you can find information on all of these shows.