The coming edition of #FASHIONTECH Berlin taking place on 5th July 2017, will introduce a redesigned concept that puts the focus on business and practical solutions, Berlin’s meeting-place for fashion experts, industry insiders and future visionaries

The coming edition of #FASHIONTECH Berlin taking place on 5th July 2017, will introduce a redesigned concept that puts the focus on business and practical solutions, Berlin’s meeting-place for fashion experts, industry insiders and future visionaries offers a comprehensive insight this season into the revolutionised value chain of fashion and presents the latest creative visions at the interface of fashion and technology. With the new concept, this season’s #FASHIONTECH Berlin will be interactive and experiential. Thereby, the many keynotes and the start-up pitches taking place on the #stage as well as the experiential #exhibition and the new #masterclasses will showcase all the latest tech trends.

The talks and keynotes on the #stage on the fifth floor of Kühlhaus Berlin will cover content from areas including Wearables & Smart Textiles, E-Commerce & Retailtech and Digital Marketing & Communication.

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E-commerce giant JD.com and Farfetch announced a strategic partnership that will create the premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn

E-commerce giant JD.com and Farfetch announced a strategic partnership that will create the premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.

The partnership leverages JD's unparalleled logistics, Internet finance and technology capabilities and social media resources, including its WeChat partnership, with Farfetch's leadership in global luxury, to create a frictionless and seamless brand experience. Farfetch has well-established operations in China and is already the partner of choice for 200 luxury brands and more than 500 multi-brand retailers. JD will help drive further brand awareness, traffic and sales for Farfetch in the market.

As part of this partnership, JD com will become one of the largest shareholders of Farfetch, investing $397 million, and Richard Liu, JD.com's founder and CEO, will join the Farfetch board. JD and Farfetch will partner on marketing, logistics and technology solutions to build the brand in China, while Farfetch will continue to be the customer-facing brand.

The combined strength of the Farfetch-JD partnership will benefit all 700 brands and boutiques that are part of the Farfetch community, enabling them to take advantage of the vast resources of this new gateway to China's luxury market.

Leveraging JD Luxury Express, JD's recently launched white glove service, Farfetch will be able to offer customers a premium level of service befitting the world-class brands sold on the site. For Chinese consumers, this combination of Farfetch's luxury know-how, and JD's blazing same-day delivery speeds and highly professional service, will provide an unparalleled luxury proposition.

Farfetch partner brands with a local retail presence will also have access to world-class omni-channel capabilities, including click & collect and in-store returns, connecting the brands' physical retail stores in China to consumers.

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Isabel Marant has launched its own dedicated e-commerce store in partnership with Yoox Net-a-Porter Group. The new site will feature the entire range of Isabel Marant products including the Etoile line and accessories lines. A special section called ‘

Isabel Marant has launched its own dedicated e-commerce store in partnership with Yoox Net-a-Porter Group. The new site will feature the entire range of Isabel Marant products including the Etoile line and accessories lines. A special section called ‘La Valise d’Isabel’ will feature the designer’s perspective on the current collection. To mark the worldwide launch of the new platform, Marant is also set to unveil her new packaging, developed with German painter Katrin Bremermann. 

The website is available in 6 languages and offers worldwide shipping to 101 countries globally.

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From 4th to 8th July, SEEK is bringing the rush of Fashion Week to the public in the form of a concept pop-up shop.

SEEK is taking Fechtner Delikatessen, one of Berlin’s finest organic coffee and lunch spots, and transforming it into a blank

From 4th to 8th July, SEEK is bringing the rush of Fashion Week to the public in the form of a concept pop-up shop.

SEEK is taking Fechtner Delikatessen, one of Berlin’s finest organic coffee and lunch spots, and transforming it into a blank canvas for fashion insiders and outsiders alike to gather, shop, inspire and explore. The barriers between brand, buyer, media and consumer are breaking down season after season.

An experimental answer to the current retail situation, the space gives equal access to a curated selection of the best in fashion, food and lifestyle. Moreover, SEEK's Super Natural delivers what the most memorable shopping experiences always do: a concept everyone wants to take part in and share.

Dubbed Super Natural, the pop-up coincides with the release of SEEK Magazine No. 6. A portfolio of all-white clothing and lifestyle products populate a clear and reduced space. The launch of the latest print publication will be on 3th July at the pop-up shop.

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Boasting a very creative energy and the overall quality of the proposals meeting the favor of the best national and international buyers at Pitti Immagine Uomo n. 92: foreign buyers confirm the excellent results of last June, while Italy has recorded a

Boasting a very creative energy and the overall quality of the proposals meeting the favor of the best national and international buyers at Pitti Immagine Uomo n. 92: foreign buyers confirm the excellent results of last June, while Italy has recorded a little drop.

As always, Pitti Immagine Uomo n. 92  presented in Florence the latest trends, designers and brands for men's fashion. The most important international and Italian buyers have chosen once again Pitti Uomo as a global reference point for lifestyle and scouting in menswear, confirming the importance of the selection and segmentation criteria adopted by the Pitti Immagine marketing team, that aim to present the more interesting news – in trends and products - from the best Italian and international companies that research and innovate in style and materials. The undisputed prestige of design and made in Italy, the completeness of the offer, the variety of the collections, the lively design and presentations, the different international partnerships (e.g. with the Guest Nation Australia, the Japan Fashion Week, Liberty Fairs..) and the special events (the exhibition at Palazzo Pitti, the JW Anderson and Off White shows, the presentations by the Italian designers Federico Curradi and Alanui ...) did the rest.

In terms of figures, more than 19,000 buyers have been registered a few hours before the end of the show, with foreign countries confirming the levels of last June and with a drop of Italian buyers between 8 and 9%. A total number of more than 30,000 visitors is expected.

The WeAr team presented throughout the show exclusive insights into the fair, with voices from buyers/designer/visitors and various impressions including streetstyle in our Florence Buyers Guide

Stay tuned for Berlin Buyers Guide beginning of July 2017.

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Swiss luxury brand Bally presented at Pitti Uomo for the first time, launching its Spring Summer ’18 retro sneaker collection. Bringing back the magic with the revival of its best sneaker styles over the past decades, Bally’s retro sneaker collectio

Swiss luxury brand Bally presented at Pitti Uomo for the first time, launching its Spring Summer ’18 retro sneaker collection. Bringing back the magic with the revival of its best sneaker styles over the past decades, Bally’s retro sneaker collection includes four replications of its most successful lace ups, from hip-hop era classics to smashing tennis shoes and sporty runners. 

The replica will be presented alongside four additional derivations, exclusively for Pitti Uomo, in Kodak, garnet, marine and snuff. Reissued with a vulcanised sole and the same Bally logo on the side, the canvas shoes are available as replicas as well as three new derivations, in both hi and low top styles, and as full leather versions. Bally’s Galaxy runner, a shoe originally created for utility in 1988, has also been reissued and is now Bally’s lightest sneaker, crafted in canvas with suede detail. The original model in garnet has been reproduced alongside two new versions in Kodak and black, with the original running sole. The 1974 Vita-Parcours completes the collection, with original identifiable black and white check pattern and produced with a modernised sneaker sole, used in Bally’s Heimberg collection.

Bally’s retro sneaker collection is available in stores and online from January 2018 onwards. 

Check out more on Pitti in our Florence Buyers Guide: http://www.wearglobalnetwork.com/buyers_guide/florence

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Continuing on the success of last season’s first collaboration and ‘RECYCLE’ project, Save the Duck team up once again with award-winning British designer Christopher Ræburn to collaborate on a second luxury capsule collection for S/S 2018. In ke

Continuing on the success of last season’s first collaboration and ‘RECYCLE’ project, Save the Duck team up once again with award-winning British designer Christopher Ræburn to collaborate on a second luxury capsule collection for S/S 2018. In keeping with Save the Duck and Christopher Ræburn’s vision, a commitment to protecting the animal kingdom and planet, the collection presents a range of contemporary lightweight quilted jackets. These have been made from highly performing recycled fabrics, including Save The Duck’s PLUMTECH, an innovative padding and technical fibre that replaces down feathers.

As always considered sourcing is of paramount importance for both brands and all materials have been chosen inline with the “ANIMAL FRIENDLY” mission of Save the Duck. The capsule created by Christopher Ræburn for Save The Duck will be distributed to select luxury stores around the world in collaboration with the showroom Tomorrow.

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JW Anderson presented the Italian debut showing of his S/S 2018 men’s collection on Wednesday, 14th June at Villa la Pietra. “I am truly honored by this invitation to show at Pitti Uomo”, said Jonathan Anderson. “Florence, with its extraordinary

JW Anderson presented the Italian debut showing of his S/S 2018 men’s collection on Wednesday, 14th June at Villa la Pietra. “I am truly honored by this invitation to show at Pitti Uomo”, said Jonathan Anderson. “Florence, with its extraordinary beauty will be the perfect backdrop for my collection”.  

“We have been keeping a careful eye on Jonathan Anderson’s career for several seasons”, says Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine director of communications and events. “Above all, we are drawn to the creativity and eclecticism of his collections that are further enhanced by fine quality manufacturing and – in menswear by undisputable sartorial skill. The way he reinterprets elements from the contemporary art scene and from the youth culture, alternating emotional impact (out-of-scale volumes, for example) and transgressions that are projected towards anticipating the future leaving very little room for nostalgia, is very interesting. His shows are always surprising with great communicative power”.

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For Pitti Uomo, Lindsay Kemp – who among many other things, directed the Ziggy Stardust Concerts for David Bowie – was a guest at IED from 12th to 15th June for a workshop freely inspired by Japanese Kabuki theatre and ukiyo-e prints from the Edo p

For Pitti Uomo, Lindsay Kemp – who among many other things, directed the Ziggy Stardust Concerts for David Bowie – was a guest at IED from 12th to 15th June for a workshop freely inspired by Japanese Kabuki theatre and ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period, between the 17th and 19th centuries.

The workshop involved 40 students from the IED Group who – under the overall guidance of Kemp and the supervision of Giovanni Ottonello, IED Art Director – created the costumes for the event, using fabrics and products from companies in the Como area and Tuscany. The performance at the end of the workshop featured Kemp himself as protagonist, accompanied by two of his dancers. The students involved in the creation of the costumes wore them as part of Kemp’s performance event.

 

The performance is part of Secret Florence program. Secret Florence’s core mission is to enhance the attractiveness of the city of Florence during the opening week of Pitti Immagine Uomo. This is achieved through an innovational and high quality artistic proposal intended for a young, international audience interested in unveiling the connections between contemporary artistic languages and the extraordinary historical heritage of the city. 

Find more on Pitti in our Buyers Guide on WeAr Global Network.

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MAGLIANO (Luca Magliano) is the winner of the 9th edition of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO, the scouting project that seeks out new talents in men’s fashions who are Italian or manufacture their collections in Italy, organized by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Disc

MAGLIANO (Luca Magliano) is the winner of the 9th edition of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO, the scouting project that seeks out new talents in men’s fashions who are Italian or manufacture their collections in Italy, organized by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery and sponsored by Pitti Immagine Uomo in collaboration with Altaroma and L'Uomo Vogue.

Luca Magliano has created a clear concept that is complete and minimalist, an “indispensable editing” of the contemporary man’s wardrobe. Highly appreciated for the quality of the manufacturing as well as the brand’s decisive attitude and character, Magliano has achieved results of an undisputed contemporaneity, a mix of genderless accents and military inspirations with an ironic twist.

In addition to the winner and the honorable mentions, the finalists were: MATTEOLAMANDINI, MILANO140 (Michele Canziani and Stefano Ghidotti) and OMAR (Omar Nardi). 

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WP Lavori in Corso has received this year’s Pitti Immagine Uomo Award. 

Over the course of the intervening decades, WP has blazed other important trails, developing a distribution policy for the Italian and European territories

WP Lavori in Corso has received this year’s Pitti Immagine Uomo Award. 

Over the course of the intervening decades, WP has blazed other important trails, developing a distribution policy for the Italian and European territories, building a division devoted to licensing international-level brands, and acquiring the majority share in such an American icon as Woolrich in 2016. Still today, WP expresses its genetic coding for fidelity to the principles of researching and developing historic brands, evolving new brands, and cultivating ideas and energies for the fashion of the future, as is clear in its work – strictly “in progress” – with Baracuta
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During the upcoming edition of Milan Menswear Week taking place this month, as part of the collaboration between the Italian and Dutch fashion industry, a selection of the creations by the winning Amsterdam Global Denim Awards will be displayed. Named

During the upcoming edition of Milan Menswear Week taking place this month, as part of the collaboration between the Italian and Dutch fashion industry, a selection of the creations by the winning Amsterdam Global Denim Awards will be displayed. Named ‘Best of Both’ the collaboration aims to strengthen the connection between Dutch and Italian fashion and denim.

The Global Denim Awards Exhibition has focused on the Italian and Dutch collaborations over the last 3 years, highlighting the best creations of Netherlands and Italy. On display will be the capsule collections of five designers (Jonathan Christopher, Alexandra Frida, Edithmarcel, Sartoria Diletto and Anbasja Blanken) and three Italian denim mills (Candiani Denim, Berto Industria Tessile and ITV Denim).

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Stella McCartney has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans on a long-term project named ‘Ocean Legends’. McCartney already previously designed a pair of trainers made from ocean plastic, instead of woven/recycled polyester in her designs. 

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Stella McCartney has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans on a long-term project named ‘Ocean Legends’. McCartney already previously designed a pair of trainers made from ocean plastic, instead of woven/recycled polyester in her designs. 

As well as being made from upcycled marine plastic, each piece in the collection will be dedicated to individual pioneers within the ocean movement, as a "symbol of recognition". The first design, which will recognise Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson, is an update on the existing Falabella Go backpack. Made from recycled polyester fabric salvaged from the sea, it will feature the brand's signature braided Falabella chain across its pocket, as well as Sea Shepherd badges, all made from ocean plastic.

Parley for the Oceans is the space and network where the creative industries come together to raise awareness about the oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. The ocean is a vital part of our planet and we are running out of time to save it.

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Maison Margiela has announced its cancellations of its S/S 2018 menswear runway show which would have taken place during Paris fashion week this month. 

The change comes as the brand is undergoing a strategic review under its new Chief Officer

Maison Margiela has announced its cancellations of its S/S 2018 menswear runway show which would have taken place during Paris fashion week this month. 

The change comes as the brand is undergoing a strategic review under its new Chief Officer Riccard Bellini.

 
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Cindy McNaull, Global Cordura brand & marketing director, has been nominated as finalist for the first ever ‘Woman of the Year’ award offered by the Professional Clothing Awards. The winner will be announced on June 21st 2017, at the same time Cordu

Cindy McNaull, Global Cordura brand & marketing director, has been nominated as finalist for the first ever ‘Woman of the Year’ award offered by the Professional Clothing Awards. The winner will be announced on June 21st 2017, at the same time Cordura will announce further news on #Cordura50.

Cindy McNaull has been a driving force and “durable ambassador” at INVISTA’s CORDURA brand for more than a decade. In Cindy’s current role as global CORDURA brand and marketing director, she harnesses more than 25 years of passion and experience in specialty chemical, textile and non-wovens industries. She has lead the expansion of the brand from its heritage in military and outdoor applications to today’s durable performance textile powerhouse offering technical solutions for gear and apparel used in building & construction, endurance sports, motorcycling, commuting and increasingly everyday lifestyle activities where durability counts.  

Now, after ten durable years, she says “it's been a long journey that couldn’t have been made without our loyal brand customers, collaborative partners and durably passionate global CORDURA brand team – and we’re not stopping anytime soon.”

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Two students are amongst some to have implemented CORDURA Fabrics into their designs that are part of this week’s Graduate Fashion displays in London.

Bethany Martin – Northampton University
Bethany won the CORD

Two students are amongst some to have implemented CORDURA Fabrics into their designs that are part of this week’s Graduate Fashion displays in London.

Bethany Martin – Northampton University
Bethany won the CORDURA Durable Design Award in the Project 20/20 workwear contest last year. This is her final year collection and it is outdoor industry inspired.  Fabrics supplied to her are from two of the ISPO Textrends award winning mills – Yoonia and One Chang – both based in Korea.

Seunghee Lim – Royal College of Art
Seunghee has a workwear/military faceted collection that takes fabric inspiration and styling from athletic bags and equipment. She chose to work with CORDURA Fabrics that are traditionally used in bags and packs. Fabrics are from mills in Germany and Asia region.

This is what Seunghee says: “To me, the conditions of now-a-day's material reality is about functionalism. After looking back from my surroundings, I started from the frame of a ready-meal case. This generic frame is specific in its detail through a Molle [Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment] system and Labels. I wanted to show this as ordinary and reject a concentrated aesthetic of beauty. To show this concept through fashion, my collection want to be categorized by work-wear as the form of technical and functional solution. The stitch and fasteners should visible like the inside of machine to show the logical structure of cloth.”

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With a new format of "BORN IN THE USA", Pitti Immagine continues its collaboration with Liberty Fairs, created by Sam Ben-Avraham. Staging a project that is now linked to contemporary-classic menswear, Liberty Fairs will bring to the Arena Strozzi, in a

With a new format of "BORN IN THE USA", Pitti Immagine continues its collaboration with Liberty Fairs, created by Sam Ben-Avraham. Staging a project that is now linked to contemporary-classic menswear, Liberty Fairs will bring to the Arena Strozzi, in an autonomous space but close to the collections of Futuro Maschio, some of the most well-known brands born and produced in the US - an accurate mix & match ranging from the classic world to sportswear.

 
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Tommy Hilfiger will close London Fashion Week with the Fall 2017 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event on September 19th, 2017. Building on the success of “Tommy Pier” in New York City for Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 “TOMMYLAND” in Los Angeles, the

Tommy Hilfiger will close London Fashion Week with the Fall 2017 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event on September 19th, 2017. Building on the success of “Tommy Pier” in New York City for Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 “TOMMYLAND” in Los Angeles, the London show reflects Tommy Hilfiger’s continued commitment to bringing TOMMYNOW to new cities and audiences around the world.

“My vision for TOMMYNOW was to create a global platform that could bring our shows to audiences around the globe like a rock-and-roll world tour,” said Tommy Hilfiger. 

The Fall 2017 TOMMYNOW fashion show will include men’s looks from Hilfiger Edition, marking the first time since 2010 that the brand’s men’s and women’s collections have shared the runway.  The show will also feature Hilfiger Collection, the brand’s most premium womenswear designs, and the Fall 2017 TommyXGigi collection, the third collaboration with supermodel and global brand ambassador Gigi Hadid.

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The upcoming edition of European ShoeShow which was set to take place from September 24th till 25th 2017, has been announced as cancelled. The tradeshow which would have been exhibiting its second edition registered too low of numbers for the coming edi

The upcoming edition of European ShoeShow which was set to take place from September 24th till 25th 2017, has been announced as cancelled. The tradeshow which would have been exhibiting its second edition registered too low of numbers for the coming edition.

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Jason Wu has announced that he will be showing his Resort 2018 collection in combination with his Spring 2018 collection in one big show called ‘Spring One’. The designer also announced that he will be showcasing his pre-fall together with his fall

Jason Wu has announced that he will be showing his Resort 2018 collection in combination with his Spring 2018 collection in one big show called ‘Spring One’. The designer also announced that he will be showcasing his pre-fall together with his fall 2018 runway show.

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To celebrate the occasion of the 'La Rinascente' name turning 100 years this year, Milan City Council | Culture, Palazzo Reale and La Rinascente have decided to tell this story in an exhibition in the Appartamento del Principe (Prince’s quarte

To celebrate the occasion of the 'La Rinascente' name turning 100 years this year, Milan City Council | Culture, Palazzo Reale and La Rinascente have decided to tell this story in an exhibition in the Appartamento del Principe (Prince’s quarters), on the piano nobile of Palazzo Reale, from 24th May to 24th September. The name was thought up by Gabriele D’Annunzio, commissioned by Senator Borletti who bought the Bocconi department store in 1917, promoting its rebirth.

An exceptional variety and quantity of works of art, graphic design, design objects, historic images and previously unseen exhibits will tell visitors how La Rinascente managed to write important chapters in the history of costume, communication and retail. Right from its birth, it stood out as a laboratory for experimentation of new ideas arriving from the rest of Europe. Its innovative sales model, stemming from early French examples, with goods displayed on shelves at a fixed price, was not only a turning point for a modern economy, it also led to incisive changes in the everyday life of the growing consumer society. 

The location chosen is Palazzo Reale, Milan’s main exhibition venue and heart of that urban centre that represents the spirit of this city, just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, the Galleria, the Scala and La Rinascente, which stands for its manufacturing spirit. The exhibition is part of the annual programme at Palazzo Reale, and plays an important role due to the complexity
and articulation of the project. All this not only because Palazzo Reale is one of Milan’s main cultural institutions, but also because, like La Rinascente, it stands within the district that perfectly embodies the active, central role of this area’s cultural and productive life.

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Invista's Cordura brand in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is bringing the first in a series of eco-innovations to Techtextil, driving the future use of new sustainable textiles. Based on the combination of the long-lasting durabil

Invista's Cordura brand in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is bringing the first in a series of eco-innovations to Techtextil, driving the future use of new sustainable textiles. Based on the combination of the long-lasting durability of CORDURA fabrics combined with the bio-based performance of Susterra membranes and coatings, the first cutting-edge innovations resulting from this collaboration are on display at INVISTA Stand G25, Hall 4.1 at Techtextil, May 9-12, 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany.

“We continue to look at ways that we can benefit the environment as part of our innovation continuum – and CORDURA fabrics can do this by helping to increase a product’s utility and durability,” explained Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA brand and marketing director. “As the textile market continues to look for innovative solutions to help reduce its environmental footprint, we want to provide long-lasting products that need to be replaced less often. Through our recent collaboration with Dupont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra brand, designers of apparel, footwear and gear will have access to a wide variety of durable fabric technologies that incorporate high performance coatings and membranes based on plant-based materials."

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 Bahrain-based fund Investcorp, which acquired a stake in the company in June 2016, along with the Corneliani family, decided to potentiate the management of its American subsidiary to implement the brand’s leadership in one of the most crucial inter

 Bahrain-based fund Investcorp, which acquired a stake in the company in June 2016, along with the Corneliani family, decided to potentiate the management of its American subsidiary to implement the brand’s leadership in one of the most crucial international markets. In particular, Corneliani has announced the appointment of Maurizio Mantovani as its Americas Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  

In his new role, Mantovani reports to Corneliani Chief Executive Officer Paolo Roviera, and has the goal to confirm the brand as a leading player in the luxury men’s wear arena in the American market by boosting the brand’s wholesale network and retail business. In order to further reinforce the American sales and commercial department, Corneliani has appointed Sean Hieter as Senior Vice President of Sales. 

The new appointments reflect Corneliani’s new strategy aimed at innovating the company while respecting its unique, rich heritage. A stronger attention to the international markets, along with the research for the best and most engaging customer experience are the pillars of the path defined by the Corneliani family and Paolo Roviera to stimulate the brand’s growth. While restructuring its wholesale network, Corneliani will focus on the retail expansion and on the launch of an online store next year.   

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Milliner, Justin Smith will be exhibiting his forthcoming ‘Gold’ collection of hats under his brand, J Smith Esquire, in the YKK London Showroom from the 16th May – 24th June.

Smith is notorious for his creative hat designs, showcasing str

Milliner, Justin Smith will be exhibiting his forthcoming ‘Gold’ collection of hats under his brand, J Smith Esquire, in the YKK London Showroom from the 16th May – 24th June.

Smith is notorious for his creative hat designs, showcasing strong skills in millinery craft and tradition, producing well made, durable pieces, with a client portfolio that includes A-list celebrities. The anticipated ‘Gold’ collection, taking three years to develop and involving extensive global travel for Smith to source materials and evolve ideas, officially launches in June 2017. Six pieces from this range will be on display exclusively in the YKK London showroom in May, demonstrating how YKK’s fastening solutions helped Smith achieve his creative vision; used in a decorative manner to creative unique showpieces. 

Materials, textures and understanding how these can be translated into something wearable have also been key inspirations for Smith in the creative process, pushing boundaries of millinery craft whilst maintaining the British tradition of hat wearing.

The exhibition at the showroom and launch of the ‘Gold’ collection coincides with the first of Smith’s teaching workshops at Pinewood Studios. He says, “I am proud that my brand, which I started from scratch, continues to prosper with the minimum of compromise and that I am still able push myself in my technical accomplishments and to fulfil my dreams.” 

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One of the most popular sections at Pitti Uomo, Touch! expresses the eclectic spirit of the contemporary man's wardrobe, with an innovative and internationalist approach. For this edition of the show,Touch! is presenting at the Padiglione Med

One of the most popular sections at Pitti Uomo, Touch! expresses the eclectic spirit of the contemporary man's wardrobe, with an innovative and internationalist approach. For this edition of the show,Touch! is presenting at the Padiglione Medici for the first time, a strategic location within the main show, creating a new line of continuity with sections such as L'Altro Uomo and Unconventional.

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