Kering launches innovative luxury lab at Shanghai Fashion Week

Kering launches innovative luxury lab at Shanghai Fashion Week

Kering, the global luxury group, joined forces with Shanghai Fashion Week to hold an interactive “Innovative Luxury Lab” at Jade House in Xintiandi, Shanghai. For the first time, this workshop introduced the Environment Profit & Loss (EP&L) account to the Chinese fashion industry. Launched by Kering several years ago, the EP&L is a pioneering tool that values the environmental impacts of a business across its entire supply chain, and expresses these impacts in monetary terms. Providing the Group with a global and precise picture, the EP&L helps to make better decisions and support disruptive innovations, from the sourcing and production of raw materials right up to the boutique floor.

Cosmic Denim to be shown at Kingpins and Denim PV

Cosmic Denim to be shown at Kingpins and Denim PV

The US Group is re-inventing historic jeans styles with new fibers, treatments and methods.

Fabrics in US Group’s presentation at Kingpins Amsterdam harness tomorrow’s textile advances to revitalize the great style visions of the past by adding fashion, comfort, performance and  sustainability advantages to authentic denim looks.

With this, US Group will present Cosmic Denim, which features unique technology that enables fabric that fascinates with unlit illumination, bringing glow-in-the-dark-yarn denim. This will be presented at Kingpins in Amsterdam on October 25th till 26th and Denim PV in Paris from November 14th till 15th, 2017.

Amazon Fashion Week holds successful edition

Amazon Fashion Week holds successful edition

Centered around Shibuya Hikarie and Omotesando Hills as its main venues, “Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2018 S/S” was held between Oct. 16th and 22nd, with 55 brands presenting their collection and over 30 related events taking place. The Fashion Week hosted by the Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFW Organization) and is held twice a year in March and October.

On the first day, it started out with Ms. Ai Tominaga, the Official Ambassador of “Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2018 S/S” making an appearance and attending the opening ceremony of “DESIGNART 2017”. In addition, with the enlarged and substantiated, ‘Amazon Fashion “AT TOKYO”’, a program of the title sponsor, Amazon Fashion, to provide a global platform for Japanese designers and continued support to the community, and increase in the number of internationally active global brands participating.

“TOKYO FASHION AWARD”, which selects and awards Tokyo brands with the potential to be active in international markets, and supports their overseas developments, had entered its 4th year. In addition, a project to select and award 1 brand and support their efforts in making a fashion show style collection announcement in Paris, called the “FASHION PRIZE OF TOKYO”, has been newly established. This is an award which was developed to go one step beyond the TOKYO FASHION AWARD.

Invista’s Cordura brand collaborates with Professional Clothing Awards

Invista’s Cordura brand collaborates with Professional Clothing Awards

Invista’s Cordura brand is once again working with the Professional Clothing Award to inspire and honor exceptional workwear, corporate clothing and PPE designs from textile and fashion students. For the first time, the PCA VISION 2018 contest is open to students from participating universities and colleges across Europe. This sponsorship is the latest initiative in CORDURA brand’s “50 for 50” anniversary year celebration, and demonstrates the brand’s dedication to inspiring the next generation of designers to create clothing that helps workers to Live Durable on the jobsite and beyond.

Evolving from previous years’ UK focused Project 20/20 competition, which CORDURA brand sponsored in 2016, PCA VISION is a pan-European contest that requires students to share their vision of stylish, functional professional clothing that can be worn for a specific job role in a sector of their choice. Students from participating universities are challenged to develop unique designs that not only meet the needs of these workers, but enhance their ability to perform the job.

As part of its participation in PCA VISION 2018, the CORDURA brand will be sponsoring the “CORDURA Durable Design Award” to the student designer who best demonstrates a 360-degree approach to functional workwear. The design must reflect a thorough understanding of the challenges faced on the jobsite, and present innovative solutions to meet the needs of the worker.

10 finalists will be selected from the entries and invited to bring their designs to life, with each student creating one showcase outfit. The judging panel will comprise of representatives with experience in the professional clothing industry, workwear garment development and product design.

Burberry partners with Elvis and Kresse to tackle waste created by leather industry

Burberry partners with Elvis and Kresse to tackle waste created by leather industry

The Burberry Foundation has entered into a five-year partnership with London-based sustainable accessories brand Elvis and Kresse to address and tackle the waste created by the leather industry.

The new creations will be designed and sold by Elvis and Kresse, with half of the profits being donated to charitable causes focused on renewable energy, while the remaining half will be reinvested by Elvis and Kresse to expand their work in reducing and reusing waste, protecting the environment and inspiring craftspeople.

In addition to creating new leather products, the partnership will also generate apprenticeship and work experience opportunities with Elvis and Kresse and aim to reach thousands through public events, competitions and workshops.

PRO1. Tradeshow brings Asia together under one roof

PRO1. Tradeshow brings Asia together under one roof

PR01. TRADE SHOW is an exclusive platform, which brings Asia together under one roof to present a highly-edited group of collections from Tokyo and around the world. The venue is divided by different showrooms, giving buyers a better understanding of the exhibiting brands, as well as creating more business opportunities. The show is expanding globally, with each event carefully localized to fit the specific market.

In PR01. TRADE SHOW SS17, 69 brands exhibited their collections. The exhibition space is divided into 4 areas such. Also, by dividing the venue by showroom, visitors understand the brand concept more clearly, and can buy more efficiently.

Reformation to launch sustainable denim labelReformation to launch sustainable denim label

Reformation to launch sustainable denim label

Reformation will be launching its new sustainable denim sister label, Reformation Jeans. The line will feature a variation of pieces including tops, dresses and denims. The first collection will be launching on October 23rd and will showcase a total of 46 items of which 11 will be denim styles in a different 14 washes. The pieces are all made from 100% recycled materials, using sustainable techniques, reducing water waste and pollution.

Liebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT TechnologyLiebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT TechnologyLiebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT Technology

Liebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT Technology

Liebaert, a leading Belgian fabric manufacturer, is renowned for its manufacturing quality and savoir-faire in the bodywear segment. With its new NanoStitch Comfort technology line, the company has for the first time steered the market entry into the activewear and athletic segments. This new collection of premium high-performance fabrics is the new generation of LYCRA SPORT technology and will be presented for the first time in Europe at the Performance Days in Munich (08./09.November 2017).

The LYCRA SPORT technology has been developed to give Activewear exceptional comfort and fit and to support its elasticity. This innovation enables Liebaert to create fabrics with characteristics that fit the specific application, which helps to optimize the athletic performance of the wearer.

In order to help top brands and retailers select the perfect fabric for their respective activities, the NanoStitch collection includes three offers designed to meet the demanding comfort and compression needs of today’s sportswear buyers: Active, Air, Extreme. Each NanoStitch fabric is produced on the finest chain knitting machines in the world and can be improved by additional technologies. Technologies designed to keep athletes and active consumers warm, cool, odorless, or to support them with an even higher compression for high-intensity activities without compromising wearing comfort.

JD.com Launches Luxury e-Commerce Platform “Toplife”

JD.com Launches Luxury e-Commerce Platform “Toplife”

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, announced the launch of Toplife, a new, exclusive full-price online shopping platform that gives high-end global brands a comprehensive way to reach affluent Chinese customers directly through flagship stores that they can customize.

The launch of Toplife recognizes that many high-end brands and consumers prefer a dedicated, independent sales platform for luxury goods, to ensure a premium, differentiated experience consistent with a luxury brand’s own offline stores. The platform allows brands to sell directly to consumers through an end-to-end luxury e-commerce ecosystem that seamlessly incorporates online stores, premium customer service and delivery, marketing and branding expertise, and specialized warehousing and inventory. Brands will be able to control every aspect of their flagship store’s appearance, while leveraging a wide range of customer service resources from JD.com.

Toplife will feature a wide range of luxury and high-end stores from category-leading global brands covering fashion, jewelry, watches, health and beauty, home furnishings, cosmetics, and electronics. Brands will get value-added services from JD, including premium 24-hour a day. Toplife also offers unrivaled customer support, including a new team of in-house fashion consultants specially trained to advise customers of luxury products on their purchases.

The new Lotto store opens its doors in the heart of TrevisoThe new Lotto store opens its doors in the heart of Treviso

The new Lotto store opens its doors in the heart of Treviso

Last week Lotto opened its new store in Vicolo Barberia 19 Treviso, in the heart of the ancient city. The new store is partly inspired by an active lifestyle and the practising of sport as a way to feel fit while having fun. At centre stage of the Treviso store are the Life’s Active collections for men, woman and youngsters, dedicated to those who practise sport to feel good, stay active and meet new people. Also on show are the models of the Life’s Inspired line, dedicated to leisure time, and those of the Lotto Leggenda line, which combines a reinterpretation of iconic models with the latest trends in fashion and leisure.

Housing the new store is a prestigious four-storey historical building which has been fully restored, and where original frescoes and plasterwork from 14th century are preserved. The part made available for sales covers about 150 square meters and is the result of a careful design study. The space has a retro theme which, while respecting the historical features of the palace, has been set up with original vintage items to create a sought-after and refined environment, and an engaging shopping experience.

“We are proud to bring Lotto back to Treviso – commented Andrea Tomat, President and CEO of the company – It’s a magnificent space in a prestigious building in the heart of the city that we want to help bring alive, and with which we want to involve the whole community of the area. It is a space where one can breathe the values of the brand: innovation, creativity and Italian design.”