Pitti Immagine Uomo, the premier international trade fair dedicated to menswear and contemporary lifestyles, will be held in Florence from 12 to 15 June 2018. The always-evolving event is ready to anticipate and represent the latest fashion movements via a vast range of projects. This edition boasts 1,240 brands, 561 of which hail from abroad (45%), and is a curated geography of spaces focusing on venues that emphasize research in today’s menswear and that are heavily geared towards the future of fashion. There are projects that interpret the outdoor universe in an original way, redefining lifestyle concepts linked to athleisure and giving space to Makers from all over the world. There is the new wave of talent from Northern Europe and the creative scene from Eastern Europe, forward-looking styles marked by cutting-edge design. And one must not overlook the excellence of the new classic labels and brands relaunching modern sportswear. All this is combined with the unique hospitality provided by Pitti Immagine.
GIADA S.P.A. announces a licence agreement to produce and distribute a premium denim line for vilebrequin
GIADA S.P.A. announces a licensing agreement with iconic French brand, VILEBREQUIN. The exclusive collection will consist of a wide range of denim pants and jackets that capture the essence and DNA of the VILEBREQUIN brand. The collection will be positioned in the premium market segment and distributed through premier department and specialty stores.
Franco Catania, GIADA S.P.A. CEO, commented: “The launch of VILEBREQUIN DENIM is an exciting venture that underscores our company’s position as a leader in the field of denim and luxury. We are pleased to add VILEBREQUIN, a brand with strong heritage and global recognition, to our portfolio and will leverage our expertise in design, execution and distribution to develop an authentic collection. This VILEBREQUIN DENIM collection commands the brand cachet to facilitate extensive international distribution and is expected to be well-received by the market.”
Aligning with the needs of the fashion industry, UBM Fashion has designed a new seasonal show, [pre]COTERIE, that brings a focused and purposeful perspective to the ever-evolving fashion retail landscape. Launching June 10-12, 2018 at the Javits Center, New York, UBM Fashion’s [pre]COTERIE will feature premium women’s apparel and accessories in beautifully designed and expertly merchandised neighborhoods covering resort, international women’s wear, designer accessories and fine jewelry, swim and active.
The debut marketplace marks UBM Fashion’s response to the dynamic buying seasons, and it represents an opportunity for American designers to present pre-collections with exposure to a strong contingent of international and domestic retailers. This will mark a key and growing buying period for the New York market place.
[pre]COTERIE has been designed to fit perfectly into the key fashion month of June, globally and in New York. It will act as a kickoff event for the international fashion event circuit segueing into the June Milan and Paris fashion shows.
“Leaning on over 30 years as the leading US women’s wear event, COTERIE understands the importance of launching a pre-collection platform (also known as Resort, Spring 1 or Holiday) as there has been an increasing demand for delivery at the elevated portion of the market,” said UBM Fashion Director and Vice-President, Danielle Licata. “[pre]COTERIE was conceived to bring together the top global brands and retailers in an intimate and experiential setting.”
The launch of [pre]Coterie is part of the significant re-structuring of the New York fashion trade event calendar that UBM Fashion announced in October of last year.
Tommy Hilfiger announces earlier this month the launch of the Spring 2018 TOMMY JEANS capsule campaign, a celebration of individuality, diversity, and the brand’s music heritage, featuring up- and-coming artists Jelani Blackman and IAMDDB, singers Paloma Ford and Salma Slims, and models and influencers T-Bone and Rei.
The Spring 2018 TOMMY JEANS capsule collection features denim essentials as well as the iconic ‘Fly’ sneaker. The ‘Fly’ model, which launched in 1997, was marketed originally to men but rapidly gained popularity among women and was widely worn by celebrities and musicians. This iconic design is now brought back for male and female sneaker enthusiasts and the next generation of TOMMY HILFIGER fans.
The Prototype Series are limited native editions created by Stone Island to give light to research that, given their complexity of experimentation, are not yet industrializable. Unique projects of a few numbered items made with innovative technologies, in new fabrics and treatments.
SERIES 03_EXTREME COMPACTING PROCESS ON NYLON BASE is a jumpsuit made of a mix of 4 polyamide based canvas fabrics, with different weights, compositions and shrinkages.
The finished piece is then treated with a complex high temperature dyeing process that colours, shrinks and compacts the materials from 0 to over 25%, re-proportioning the aesthetics thanks to Stone Island’s expertise in pattern making and to the know-how of its colour laboratory.
The different reactions to the treatment characterizes the hand and the appearance of all fabrics used for the garment. The addition of a special agent to the dye formula makes the piece anti-drop.
Jumpsuit composed of a jacket and trousers joined by a zip at waist – also wearable separately – loosely inspired by a Soviet pilot suit. On the front and on the back legs, large set up with two crossing drawstrings, to tighten the piece. Big embroidery of the Stone Island Compass logo on the back. Jacket with standing collar closed by asymmetrical zip. Trousers with two patch pockets closed by hidden snaps.
This summer Selfridges will honour The Rolling Stones and celebrate their 2018 ‘No Filter’ UK tour, with a bespoke installation in theirCorner Shop from 14 May – 3 June. The Rolling Stones @ Selfridges, Corner Shop, curated by The Rolling Stones and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s leading merchandise and brand management company, will be transformed into a shopping experience that immerses fans and shoppers into the world of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. The shop, which takes over four of Selfridges shop windows, will include a display of hand-picked selections of the band’s iconic stage outfits from the 1970’s through to the more recent ‘50 And Counting’ tour, a first-look at their first ever vinyl box set, a chance to re-live the historic Havana Moon concert and an opportunity to shop exclusive and limited-edition pieces.
The shopping experience will see Selfridges and Bravado give the iconic red Rolling Stones tongue a makeover, with a range of ‘Yellow Label’ apparel including t-shirts, hoodies and jackets along with a dedicated kidswear collection. As the Stones 2018 tour approaches, fans will be able to shop official NO FILTER merchandise along with new clothing and accessories including exclusive collaborations and one-of-a-kind pieces.
|The most promising names on the Georgian fashion scene will be the protagonists of the GUEST NATION: the special project at Pitti Uomo, promoted by the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery, that focuses on the rising stars on the world’s economic and creative stage. In collaboration with MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK TBILISI, six Georgian brands and designers will present their collections at the Fortezza da Basso, in the special area Spazio Carra (Main Pavilion – Lower Level): AZNAURI, ANUKA KEBURIA, GOLA DAMIAN, SITUATIONIST, TATUNA NIKOLAISHVILI, VASKA.
Guest Nation Georgia is a project made possible also thanks to the support of LEPL Enterprise Georgia, the agency headed by the Georgian Ministry of Economy, which promotes the economic development of the country.
Moschino will be launching a new store opening in July 2018. The Italian luxury brand is starting off by investing in a pop-up shop at Printemps. The shop will stay open from May 17th to July 1st along with a “Moschino Loves Printemps” capsule collection. Furthermore. Moschino will also open a flagship on Rue Saint-Honoré in July. The boutique will also unveil a new design element in order to match the brand’s aesthetic.
Adidas and Reebok have again claimed the top spot in Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index, which reviews and ranks 150 major global brands and retailers according to their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts.
Since 2016, Fashion Revolution has tracked leading global brands and benchmarked their performance on five key issues: policy and commitments, governance, traceability, know show and fix, and spotlight issues. Adidas and Reebok scored highest followed by Puma, H&M, Esprit, Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, C&A and Marks & Spencer scoring in the 51-60% out of a possible 250 points.
ASOS came shortly behind the top ten, having significantly increased their level of disclosure since last year, followed by Levi Strauss and then The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Wrangler (all owned by VF Corp.), G-Star, Tchibo and Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius and Zara (all owned by Inditex), scoring in the 41-50% range.
In the past two years of conducting this research, we noted that the luxury brands publicly disclose relatively fewer social and environmental policies and practices than other major brands and retailers, but we are starting to see this trend change. Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, YSL and Burberry scored in the 31-40% range, with Hugo Boss increasing its score by 11%, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger increasing their score by 9%, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and YSL increasing their score by 8% and Burberry increasing its score by 7% this year. Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger published a list of their Tier 1 suppliers, whilst Hermès discloses its tier 1 suppliers as well as fabric suppliers and processing facilities.
The way fashion is made, sourced and consumed continues to cause suffering and pollution. Fashion Revolution believes that this urgently needs to change and that the first step is greater transparency.
Transparent disclosure makes it easier for brands, suppliers and workers, trade unions and NGOs to understand what went wrong when human rights and environmental abuses occur, who is responsible and how to fix it. However, it is clear that not enough has changed and change is not happening fast enough. Most companies are still operating in broadly the same way that enabled the Rana Plaza disaster to occur five years ago.
Only 55% of brands and retailers published measurable, time-bound goals on improving environmental impacts, whilst only 37% published goals on improving human rights. Fashion Revolution believes that more brands need to report on progress against these goals. Without this, we have no way of knowing if their policies and procedures are actually driving improvements for the people making our clothes.
More brands and retailers (12% in 2018; 7% in 2017) — but still very few — disclosed how company employees’ incentives are tied to improvements in human rights and environmental management.
The Spanish denim weaver Tavex, founded in 1846, is starting a new chapter. Early April 2018, it unveiled its new brand name: Evlox.
“Progress is impossible without change”, said Noemi Sanchez, Evlox’ Global Marketing Director, in her presentation during the launch event at the Evlox production plant and R&D Center located in Settat, Morrocco. The event was attended by over 250 clients, politicians and journalists from around the globe.
Luis Aguiar, CEO, stressed that the new brand name coincides with the new ownership. “With Evlox, we are starting a new era for our company, uniting over 170 years of history with a fresh and modern approach, which will see Evlox as a brand characterized by proximity and highest quality service to our historical and new clients alike, combined with highly innovative textiles and finishings”.