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Debbie Harry, © Chris Stein, 1976
Debbie Harry, © Chris Stein, 1976© PUNK: An Aesthetic edited by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, Rizzoli, 2012

This month's highlights include Tent at the London Design Festival, a new Diptyque fragrance and Clare Strand at Brancolini Grimaldi...

Clare Strand at Brancolini Grimaldi - September 14 - November 10
This month, London gallery Brancolini Grimaldi takes a sideways look at the new breed of photographers and imagemakers who are chronicling our modern times. The show, titled There's Something Happening Here, explores the work of a wide array of differing artists whose range stretches across high fashion to reportage style realism, including the startling vision of AnOther Magazine contributor Clare Strand.

Le Sablier by Diptyque – September 14
Parisian perfumiers Diptyque and frequent collaborator R'Pure Studio present an emblematic home fragrance, set for release this month at the London Design Festival. Boasting a scent which combines fresh English flowers, rich woods and balms, and exotic spices, Le Sablier comes in a singularly innovative hourglass diffuser, a patented design that is typical of the brand's chic monochrome aesthetic.

London Design Festival – September 14-23
This year celebrating its tenth anniversary, the London Design Festival returns with its annual offering of exciting and ambitious projects, from installations in the city's public spaces to commissioned works displayed in various museums and galleries, with the aim of showcasing emerging talent from the UK and around the world. The final weekend sees the six year old Tent Design Fair take over the Old Truman Brewer. Showing the very latest in contemporary interior products – from furniture and lighting to ceramics and textiles – Tent’s focus is on the new and innovative, with 2012 attendees including new design atelier CoWorks, whose marriage of architecture, mathematics and art is an exiting addition to the London design scene.

Punk: An Aesthetic – September 15
When punk rock emerged in the 1970s its DIY ethos extended far beyond the realms of its music, affecting fashion, art and design, and creating a distinct countercultural aesthetic which remains a powerful visual influence to this day. This is the focus of a new Rizzoli publication, Punk: An Aesthetic, which has drawn upon public and private archives of rare material, from posters and flyers for underground bands to fanzines, photographs and artworks, to illustrate the enduring impact of the movement's rough-hewn, handcrafted visual language.

McQ Store Opening - September 14
The latest store to open on what is, arguably, London's coolest shopping street is McQ, the contemporary line from Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton. Fusing the extraordinary heritage of its parent label's design archive, with an street sensibililty and a youthful twist, McQ's inaugural standalone store on home turf is an exciting addition to the Dover Street locale.

Camille Vivier: Veronesi Rose - September 12-November 16
Languid, sensual and undeniably erotic, the latest works from photographer Camille Vivier are an exquisitely succulent riposte to the end of summer. Showing at the 12 rue du mail gallery in Paris, Veronesi Rose is a collection of sumptuously curved nudes and enigmatic abstractions, testament to Vivier's unique aesthetic.

CAVE – September 13-16
Set to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial, CAVE is a new model of art fair which will showcase 45 of the UK's most dynamic and currently unrepresented artists. For visitors it is not only an affordable arts fair, with prices ranging from £10 to £3000, but also a unique interactive experience: painting, drawing, sculpture and film will be on display alongside performative encounters, secret talks and urban shamanic rituals.