The WeAr team wishes their readers, clients and visitors very happy holidays! May these days bring you happiness, love and joy.
The WeAr team
Nicola Formichetti will be departing his position as Artistic Director of Diesel at the end of this year.
“The contract expires at the end of December, so there is not that much to say. We’ve had five fantastic years. It was a fantastic collaboration. I really love very much what was done, and the relationship between us is really special,” Rosso said.
Shanghai Tang’s S/S 2018 collection represents a new conceptual interpretation of the brand’s heritage and image. A tale of traditional Chinese elements merged by a contemporary spirit and a cosmopolitan, international creative vision. With an undertone of novelty, these elements are auspiciously united by the “Shou”, Chinese symbol for longevity, which features on buckles of belts and bags and appears in both jewelry and prints.
Ownership and direction of the iconic brand, founded by the late Sir David Tang in 1994, was acquired by Alessandro Bastagli, Shanghai Tang’s new Executive Chairman, and Hong Kong Private Equity fund Cassia Investments. A marriage of Chinese tradition and the finest Italian craftsmanship, Shanghai Tang is now manufactured in Italy to ensure the highest quality of products and excellence of techniques and materials.
Silk is the symbolic element of the Chinese millennial culture and plays an emblematic role in the collection. Deployed in innumerable variations, the material becomes an ideal bridge between Italy and China whose two souls are now harmonized in the brand.
The cultural and semantic Chinese imprinting is revisited in the new qipao that transforms to the modern “little black dress”. The metamorphosis involves motifs of bold butterflies inspired by antique embroideries and is embodied by imperial peonies.
The print designed with “intense” colors looks westward with the ton-sur-ton macro hound’s-tooth mixed with delicate floral patterns or geometrical multicolor mosaics.
In January 2018, from the 7th till the 9th, VINTAGE@Intermezzo will open its doors once again allowing the public to shop the most sought-after assortment of vintage dealers the nation has to offer. Cult-status dealers Morphew, IMJM Vintage, Couture, Les Femme Vintage will return in 2018, joined by a fresh assortment of new exhibitors including Brooklyn Archives Vintage, Metropolis Vintage, Bella Bag and more. For the second time only, guests can shop a range of luxury vintage designer including Missoni, Chanel and Versace, gowns and furs, to rare Victorian and Asian pieces such as Issey Miyake, alongside an array of sportswear, t-shirts and unique denim.
EDWIN Jeans, has announced the re-launch of EDWIN for the North American markets. Having launched over 70 years ago, the EDWIN brand has been known for its authenticity, innovation and craftsmanship throughout the world of fashion. From utilizing exclusive fabrics, revolutionary production technologies with state-of-the-art finishing and continual progression in design and fit, EDWIN has cemented itself as a leader in global denim market. The brand currently has over 3,000 points of sale at retail throughout Japan and Europe, and 31 company-owned stores in Japan.
Based in the Arts District, downtown Los Angeles, the new EDWIN collection is being designed by Adriano Goldschmied. The first collection will be a limited capsule collection for men and women, available for Holiday ’17 retail, with a small and focused collection of stand alone items for Spring / Summer 2018. Goldschmied has tapped into EDWIN’s long history for inspiration while bringing a modern aesthetic to the new collection. Staying true to the roots of the brand, the collection will be manufactured in Japan.
Capsule has announced that after many seasons of being away from the centre of the city’s fashion-related action, it will bring its men’s show back to the Marais district of Paris. This edition of Capsule Paris Men’s, which will take place from January 19th till 21st, marks a return to Capsule’s roots as the premiere destination for a tightly curated assemblage of progressive brands from around the world. With just 50 exhibitors, the carefully curated show will be intimate in size like the Capsule of yesteryear. The exhibition will be spread over 4 floors in a light-filled pace, but simultaneously will feature enough heft for premiere retailers who attend Capsule.
Luxury online retailer Coggles.com has launched its brand new flagship store in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Opening its doors on 2nd December, the 4,000 sq. ft. Coggles store is located on London Road. The store features a curated selection of luxury menswear, womenswear, homeware and beauty, where each piece is handpicked by Coggles’ buyers.
An extension of Coggles.com, the store is a destination for customers; providing lifestyle brands that go beyond fashion alone.The interior space mirrors Coggles’ attention to detail, together with its celebration of architecture and design.
Occupying a former bank, the building’s unique features have been creatively repurposed whilst pieces of its history and character have been preserved. A mixture of wood, marble and raw concrete flooring runs throughout, together with the original parquet, whilst two restored vaults will be used as both a shoe and sneaker vault and an exclusive accessories area – all reflecting the premium nature of Coggles.
Featuring Tom Dixon lighting and a mixture of sleek and industrial design details, the Coggles store brings together old and new in a contemporary light.
After Lust and Seduction, the shoes continue their allegorical voyage through the world of the penitents, climbing through its circles and coming to the circle of the proud and vainglorious, where “Vanity” rules.
Vanity is a temptress, captured with her arms raised to frame the beauty of her face, her intense gaze challenging the gracefulness of a white peacock that appears to be fascinated by her shoes, rather than the lace gown that wraps around her and fans out like the peacock’s tail.
But vanity is also a vainglorious man, boldly self-confident, proud of his trophies, the shoes by his feet, seeming to expect nothing but praise for his handsomeness, as the peacock stands by.
This is the essence of the artistic photographs Spanish photographer Javier Vallhonrat dedicates to Assocalzaturifici to herald the 85th edition of MICAM Milano, the international shoe exhibition coming up at Fiera Milano (Rho) February 11 through 14, 2018, which continues to reinterpret the Divine Comedy in a glamorous version associated with footwear.
G-Star Raw will be launching its most sustainable denim jeans to date for Spring/Summer 2018, the G-Star Elwood RFTPi jean. Made from the first ever Cradle to Cradle Gold Level certified denim fabric, its composed of 100% organic cotton, grown without any synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides.
Developed in partnership with Dystar, Artistic Milliners, and Saitex, G-Star sought to partner with its suppliers to help pave the way for future sustainable innovations. In order to ensure it remains an instrument for change in the industry G-Star and its mill partner worked together to create an open-source access to their sustainable denim fabric development processes, which can be accessed by others through the Institute’s Fashion Positive Materials Library.
The denim label also created the cleanest indigo technology formulated to date together with Dystar and Artistic Milliners, which uses 70 percent less chemicals, no salts and does not produce any salt by-product during its reduction and dyeing process, consequently saving water and leaving clean, recycle water effluent. In addition, in order to the most sustainable washing techniques possible, G-Star worked together with its long-term partner Saitex. Responsibly developed with the utmost care for people and the environment, the new washing techniques ensure that 98 percent of the water used can be recycled and reused, with the remaining 2 percent evaporating, leaving no water left behind to be wasted or released into the environment.
Tommy Hilfiger will close Milan Fashion Week with the Spring 2018 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. The show reflects Tommy Hilfiger’s continued commitment to bringing TOMMYNOW to new cities and audiences globally, following productions with “Tommy Pier” in New York City for Fall 2016, “Tommy Land” in Los Angeles for Spring 2017, and “Rock Circus” for Fall 2017 at London’s iconic Roundhouse concert venue.
“My vision for TommyNow was to create a global platform that we could take on tour to bring our show experience to new audiences around the world,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “It’s about the fusion of fashion, entertainment and pop culture with experiences, performances and inspiring interactions that are designed around our consumers. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is the perfect place to celebrate our next TommyNow show.”
The Spring 2018 TOMMYNOW fashion show will include men’s and women’s looks from Hilfiger Collection and will also feature the Spring 2018 TommyXGigi capsule collection, the fourth collaboration with international supermodel and global Tommy Hilfiger womenswear ambassador Gigi Hadid.
Following the sell-out success of the first three TOMMYNOW shows, the Spring 2018 event will build on Tommy Hilfiger’s signature “See Now, Buy Now” format. All men’s and women’s runway looks will be available across an ecosystem of immediately shoppable channels in more than 70 countries, including Tommy Hilfiger stores and tommy.com, select wholesale partners, social media, shoppable live stream, the innovative image recognition commerce app TommyNow Snap and more.