Micam #restarttogether: A success exceeding expectationsMicam #restarttogether: A success exceeding expectations

Micam #restarttogether: A success exceeding expectations

Yesterday, MICAM, the International Footwear Exhibition, MIPEL, the event dedicated to leather goods and accessories, and THE ONE MILANO SPECIAL FEATURED BY MICAM, the Haut-à-Porter Exhibition, came to a close after three days, with all 3 events attracting a large number of visitors and dealers. Over the three-day period, a total of 22,274 trade visitors were able to peruse the products offered by the 735 companies exhibiting at the three events.

The synergy triggered last year under the project Stronger Together that brought all the fashion-accessory fairs together for the very first time, paid dividends by helping companies to keep focussed. This year, too, trade visitors demonstrated their enthusiastic support for the format by flocking to all three events. Among the stands there was an evident desire to experiment, with many companies focussing on new designs, new materials, and new shapes and colours, proving just how important the occasion is in presenting the market with innovative content and products.

Siro Badon Chair of Assocalzaturifici and MICAM Milano, was satisfied with the result:

“This edition marks our ‘renaissance’. The real protagonists were the exhibitors who once again believed in the event. Seeing in their eyes the light and the enthusiasm of those who are finally beginning to put a difficult situation behind them is priceless. MICAM reaffirms its strategic role for the entire sector as a hub for relaunching businesses, strengthening their presence and competitiveness in international markets. A positive trend also confirmed by the numbers which, after the crisis in 2020, see both industrial production (+ 13%) and turnover (+ 22%) increasing in the first half of the year, as well as spending by Italian families (+ 17.4%) and exports (+ 31.5% in value)”.

“The synergy we created a year ago has proved to be a first-rate instrument, capable, once again this year, of meeting the needs of those operating in the industry – comments Franco Gabbrielli, President of MIPEL. – “We are satisfied and proud. The results of this Mipel120 edition are even higher than expectations. The same spirit animates the first edition of Mipel LAB, which has started together with Lineapelle, and that will be an inspiration for the many activities that await us in the coming months”.

Tranoï Event September 2021

Tranoï Event September 2021

Tranoï Event September 2021 will take place from September 30th until October 3rd, 2021 at Palais de Tokyo. The 220 brands and designers on the Tranoï Link platform will also present their S/S 22 collections online. Buyers can explore the collections, get information on the designers participating in the trade show and organise their visit ahead of time and stay in touch with them after the show.

Tranoï x Wholesale Is Not Dead (W.I.N.D.) will present a series of live podcasts with buyers and retailers at the trade show (program details to be announced).

Each day, W.I.N.D. will focus on how the fashion business is evolving. French and international buyers will be invited to share their experiences and their outlook on fashion and the sector’s new challenges.

Kenzo appoints Sylvain Blanc as new CEO

Kenzo appoints Sylvain Blanc as new CEO

In the same week the French luxury label announced Japanese fashion designer Nigo as its new artistic director, it has also appointed Sylvain Blanc as its new CEO.

Blanc joins the fashion house from underwear label Undiz, where he’s been chief executive since 2018. Earlier in his career, he was vice president, Europe, of French label The Kooples, and is the founder and former CEO of high-end patisserie and chocolaterie Hugo & Victor.

Prada to host simultaneous runway shows in Milan and Shanghai

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Prada to host simultaneous runway shows in Milan and Shanghai

Prada’s Spring Summer 2022 collection, designed in tandem by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, will take place live on 24 September at 3pm local time in Milan and 9pm in Shanghai, simultaneously.

In both locations, it will be possible for the shows’ guest audience to follow live on giant screens the show taking place in the other city, while the two events will be simultaneously streamed on prada.com as a live montage, providing a third way of enjoying the shows.

 

Richard J. Brown FW 21/22 CollectionRichard J. Brown FW 21/22 Collection

Richard J. Brown FW 21/22 Collection

Richard J. Brown’s F/W 21-22 collection explores everything from urban origins to the borders of unexplored territories. From metropolitan contexts to rural and original dimensions. An elegant taste and refined comfort. A sense of personality and harmony of well-being. Contemporary denim interprets the essence of today and anticipates the innovation of tomorrow. It underlines the thread of tradition, reciting new narratives, post-modern trends, evolved costumes. It speaks of a strong character that is surprising and encloses expectations, emotions, hopes, perspectives. It becomes versatile and modular, a skilled expert in everyday life and on every exceptional occasion.

Denim winter soul, the even grittier fabrics, able to express, through their weft and warp weave, their temperament with even more power, without ever giving up the excellent performance. Elegance and quality continue to be the cornerstones of the collection. Traditional blue and black denim, available in different washes, flannel, moleskin and corduroy are combined with more unusual fabrics, enriched by more important flame coupling, for more sporty and dynamic versions, enhancing the idea of authentic denim.

Made with precious fabrics and lined with flannel, the RJB total look project moves forward with the new Steve, a new version of the denim jacket with classic shapes and creative details, finishes and choice of materials that look to the world of luxury. Cuts and creases, patch and slanted pockets, new lacquered horn buttons as well as the traditional jointed ones. An ideal Mix&Match for interchangeable weights and colours.

The chromatic panorama is reminiscent of different and complementary worlds, as if outlined by the decisive and rhythmic movement of a light swing. Mélange effects and contrasts recall boundless Nordic scenarios, amid water reflections, tundra and Canadian prairies, conifers, and millenary rocks.

Dark brown, bark, burgundy maple, and turtledove shine out. The luxury display moves to the English countryside and develops shades of beige, camel, forest green, sage and moss. The urban stage moves between royal blue, cream, cobalt, pearl grey and smoke, between energy and dynamism, flow and productive circulation.

The patched proclaim their identity role resulting from a constant pursuit for innovation and perfection. Novelties are the ostrich effect printed leather versions with metal finishes set in copper or silver plated, as well as the reinterpretation of the flannel patches with a heat- applied silver-plated logo.

Karl Lagerfeld x The Dematerialised

Karl Lagerfeld x The Dematerialised

In collaboration with Web3 digital fashion marketplace The Dematerialised, luxury fashion house Karl Lagerfeld will be releasing a non-fungible token (NFT) in the form of digital figurines inspired by the late designer.

The newly launched NFT coincides with what would have been Lagerfeld’s birthday and marks the houses first exploration of blockchain technology. The two figurines pay homage to the designer, with the cartoon avatar holding a distinct likeness to Karl’s iconic look.

“This is a remarkable first step into the future as we pave our way into the virtual world of NFTs and digital fashion,” said Karl Lagerfeld’s CEO and president, Pier Paolo Righi, in a statement. “We’re excited to add this innovative category to our portfolio and be able to inspire existing customers and new customers with this one-of-a-kind collectable.”

Buyers of the augmented reality version of Karl are encouraged to share their digital interactions with the figurine through Snapchat, in a #PoseWithKarl campaign. Users can find themselves in an immersive environment while using the hashtag, with the brand prompting them to share their experiences through social media.

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers winner

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers winner

The final of the 8th edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers took place on 7th September 2021 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, in the presence of six artistic directors from the LVMH Group, Virgil Abloh, Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones and Stella McCartney, alongside Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Sidney Toledano.

Among the nine finalists, the Jury awarded the LVMH Prize to Nensi Dojaka, 27, an Albanian womenswear designer based in London. She will receive a 300,000-euro endowment and will be mentored for one year by a team of LVMH experts.

Munich Fabric Start & Bluezone upcoming edition

Munich Fabric Start & Bluezone upcoming edition

From 31st August until 2nd September 2021, Munich Fabric Start will take place in Munich. Every season at MUNICH FABRIC START, the innovative developments and seasonal novelties of premium international manufacturers are presented in 8 trend-setting areas:

-Fabrics

-Additionals

-Design Studios

-Sourcing

-Keyhouse

-Resource

-Sustainable Innovations

Twice a year, Munich Fabric Start also organises the Preview Textile Show VIEW Premium Selection as well as the International Denim Trade Show BLUEZONE. BLUEZONE, the international trade fair for denim, street and sportswear, is one of the key global events for the denim industry. True to the motto “Denim beyond the seasons”, denim mills, weavers and manufacturers show their innovations, share know-how and the latest trends with the growing Blue community.

Derek Lam returns with 10 Crosby label

Derek Lam returns with 10 Crosby label

After closing his namesake label in 2019 and selling his contemporary label to private label firm Public Clothing Company (PCC) at the start of 2020, Derek Lam is set to present his first full collection as chief creative officer of Derek Lam 10 Crosby next month.

10 Crosby will focus on a D2C model and will invest in its digital presence. According to Business of Fashion, Lam also said 10 Crosby will use PCC’s resources, particularly in its supply chain, to launch new product lines and expand internationally.

Kering Eyewear acquires the Danish luxury eyewear brand Lindberg

Kering Eyewear acquires the Danish luxury eyewear brand Lindberg

Kering Eyewear and the Lindberg family have signed an agreement for Kering Eyewear to acquire 100% of the share capital of LINDBERG.

This acquisition is an important milestone in the successful expansion of Kering Eyewear and perfectly fits with its development strategy. Since its start in 2014, Kering Eyewear has built an innovative business model that enabled the company to reach a critical size in the market with close to €600 million wholesale external revenues pre-Covid (FY2019). This acquisition will further reinforce Kering Eyewear as the most relevant player in the luxury eyewear market segment, adding to its portfolio a complementary and proprietary brand with strong legitimacy, undisputed know-how and best-in-class customer service in optical frames.
Thanks to their business complementarities, both companies will be able to leverage on their respective strengths across the value chain, with synergies in distribution and geographical reach notably. This will contribute to accelerate the growth and enhance the profitability of Kering Eyewear.