The V&A museum in London will host its new ‘Bags: Inside out’ exhibition opening on April 25th, 2020. The exhibition will explore the longstanding fascination with the bag and will feature Margaret Thatcher’s iconic handbag, Winston Churchill’s despatch box and a World War II gasmask bag belonging to Queen Mary, alongside innovative designs from Mulberry, who are sponsoring the exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Hermès, Anya Hindmarch, and Off-White.
From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, the exhibition will explore style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.
Guess has announced a new commitment to sustainability in fashion production. The LA-based contemporary denim and apparel brand has joined Make Fashion Circular, an initiative started by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to rethink sourcing and production in fashion.
As part of its commitment, Guess will develop denim according to the Jeans Redesign Guidelines, which establishes requirements for durability, material health, recyclability and traceability. The brand has also partnered with students at its the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles to develop the concept for its first collection created under the Jeans Redesign Guidelines.
Coinciding with the Holiday season, TOMMY HILFIGER has presented its TOMMY JEANS FW19 BLING & METALLIC capsule collection. The Metallic collection is an incarnation of the classic American style combined with the youthful style of modern sportswear. Current sportswear trends in metallic and silver tones combine with the classic TOMMY HILFIGER silhouettes. The Bling collection showcases the typical TOMMY JEANS denim jackets, shirts and pants in a whole new light with the iconic TOMMY JEANS logo shining like sparkling rivets.
NOBIS, the leading Canadian brand in the outerwear sector has announced the preview of its Fall/Winter 2020-21 collection, which will be presented at Pitti Uomo in January 2020.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic film “2001 Odyssey in Space” this season is a tribute to the futuristic vision of the famous director Stanley Kubrick. Beginning with the color palette that takes up the original poster of the film (1968), neutral tones like chalk and light gray contrasted by severe black zips and ribs. To support them, the introduction of the “Atomic” color – a strong accent within an otherwise neutral chromatic range inspired by the space suit worn by Keir Dullea and Dave Bowman in one of the scenes of the film.
The new collection is faithful to the philosophy of style and functionality that is part of the DNA of NOBIS, while offering a new range of design and silhouette. With a focus on minimalism, the collection focuses on fit, form and details. Examples are obvious models such as Shaw, the new waisted and feminine jacket but with a sporty touch. Madden, a short coat with a classic silhouette, redesigned to fight the elements. Wayland and Gibson, two long and reversible down jackets with very high technical performances, which perfectly combine fashion and functionality.
All models feature the exclusive Embrace membrane lamination from NOBIS and durable water repellent coatings that include waterproof zips, sealed seams and insulating padding (Canadian Premium White Duck Down) that allows our customers to embrace the elements of nature with comfort and style.
Denim trade fair Kingpins has announces that it is moving the venue of its Amsterdam show, which until now has been held at the former gasworks complex Westergasfabriek, to SugarCity in the town of Halfweg. The relocation, which will be implemented from the April 2020 edition onwards, will see the event’s footprint grow by 40 percent in square footage, from 70,000-square-feet to 100,000-square-feet.
The location and interior itself shares many of the same attributes that have come to define Kingpins Amsterdam, with organisers of the event describing an “industrial grittiness and historic soul that is the ideal backdrop for the most progressive sourcing show in the denim industry.”
Founder of Kingpins Show, Andrew Olah, said: “Our original Amsterdam venue has seen us grow from a show with barely 37 exhibitors to one with more than 100 exhibitors and nearly a dozen activations in six years. We have expanded out of the Gashouder building into three others and added a series of tents. As much as we love the Gashouder and Westerpark, we have dreams and goals for the show that don’t fit under that amazing blue dome. We have been looking for a space that captures the spirit of Kingpins Amsterdam and pushes us to the next level. I believe we have found it.”
MICAM Milano introduces two special initiatives targeting China: along with other brands representing Italian style and know-how, it is an official sponsor of the MonteNapoleone Gala Dinner organised by the MonteNapoleone Fashion District on November 20th at Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai, while on November 21 a special open day for guests and press was promoted, offering them a complete preview of next season’s footwear trends and a surprising teaser hinting at what will be in store at the next Micam.
MICAM Milano is an international event promoted by Assocalzaturifici focusing on the footwear industry and the latest trends. It is held twice a year – in February and September – at Rho Fiera Milano.
“We’ve had a profitable relationship with the Chinese market for some time now,” says Siro Badon, Chair of Assocalzaturifici and MICAM Milano. “China recognises the excellence of Italian-made footwear and has always sent plenty of buyers to our trade fairs in Italy. And that’s not all. Assocalzaturifici is also active in China, with a series of exclusive events building on-going dialogue between Italian footwear companies and Chinese buyers.
According to Confindustria Moda figures,” continues Badon, “Italian footwear exports to continental China in the first six months of the year were worth more than 155 million Euro, 13.8% more than the same period in the previous year. This positive trend is also reflected in exports to Hong Kong: Italy has exported a total of more than 2 million two hundred thousand pairs of shoes to China in the first six months 2019, worth 333 million Euro, up 12% over the same period in 2018”.
As well as being an official sponsor of the prestigious MonteNapoleone Gala Dinner, MICAM Milano will be promoting a special day at R.Manda in Shanghai, beginning with a morning presentation of a teaser of the eighty-ninth edition, scheduled for February 16 through 19, 2020 in Milan.
Style, trends, evolving creativity: MICAM Milano meets China, ready to offer the best of Italy and of the world of footwear to this attentive, highly receptive market, while preparing to welcome buyers from the great Asian nation in Milan February 16 through 19, 2020.
STANDARD PROJECT stands for a conceptional clothing and product line that reinterprets classic day-to-day wardrobes, working places and homes. The philosophy is rooted in the belief that good design can and should be part of the everyday life.
Breaking fashion’s basic principle is, to constantly evolve every single season in order to increase consumption, while STANDARD PROJECT strikes a countermovement. The brand sets its goal to create thoughtful items one by one based on reinterpretations of elementary standards. This path leads to an artistic play between fashionable but also timeless products which are unique but universal and therefore approachable to everyone.
What things do we surround ourselves with and why? How can we create new contemporary and ageless classics, unique yet universal? The main goal is to identify favorite essentials and reinterpret them according to the idea of having a permanent collection of items. Contrarily to the hyper-consuming tempo of fashion, STANDARD PROJECT wants to offer a slow and carefully but at the same time enduring collection.
Less is more! The aim of the brand is to find interesting and significant pieces to revive them with pure looks and material and therefore reduce the design to its essence.
The collection serves as a unique and personal archive: Every single item – from first to last – stands for the testimony that good design is and always will be relevant. Each group of items comes from a specific fashion category and introduces a new set of styles which are being delivered one by one throughout the year. This pace contradicts the long-established seasonal schedule and points out the temporal nature of contemporary fashion. The items are untied to any season, which proofs that good design evokes both, an intellectual and emotional response – timeless, intercultural, boundless.
The design Museum in London will host its new ‘Prada. Front and Back’ exhibition, opening in September 2020. The exhibition will offer unprecedented insight into Prada’s creative approach, inspirations and landmark collaborations. Facing the future, it will explore Prada’s transformation of the idea and practice of fashion and the continuing evolution of a global enterprise. Different sections will reflect the idea of front and back, conveying both the surface of fashion and the creative and industrial infrastructure on which it depends.
Miuccia Prada’s story is unique. Joining the family business in the mid-70s, she turned it into one of the most successful fashion houses in the world, while transforming the landscape of style and culture. With her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, she has changed the way that people dress, redefined how we understand luxury, explored new materials and technologies and invested passionately in art, design and architecture. She has made Prada the essence of modernity.
Burberry has opened its new flagship store at the exclusive Ginza Marronnier building in Tokyo, designed by Riccardo Tisci.
The store, which is the 4th Burberry has opened in Japan in the last 6 months, is the first in the country to reflect the new store concept by chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci and features exclusive items from the S/S 2020 pre-collection, as well as a limited-edition Thomas’s Burberry Monogram print silk scarf in pistachio.
HOT:SECOND is a world first circular economy concept store trading physical products for digital experiences. Open from 10am-10pm from Tuesday 19th-Thursday 21st November, founder Karinna Nobbs has collaborated with innovation studio Holition and 3D artist Emily Switzer to allow you to immersively experience digital fashion garments from pioneering brands including The Fabricant, Carlings and Christopher Raeburn.
The purpose of the beta pop up store is to challenge the notion of clothing ownership, to explore a potentially more sustainable and conscious cycle of production and consumption and to introduce as many people as possible to try digital fashion garments for the first time.
The “currency” of the store is the donation or customisation of an unloved physical garment (the target of which is to “save” 500 pieces of clothing from landfill during the 4 days) because there is no planet B.
This launch event will feature a debate between the partners about the potential future of digital fashion and of course there will be free drinks, good music, clever people and some surprises.