JOOP! launches beachwear line with Naturana

JOOP! launches beachwear line with Naturana

After the successful launch of JOOP! Body & Loungewear Collection takes over the Naturana Dölker GmbH & Co. KG from the spring / summer season 2020, which is now the JOOP! Women beachwear license. JOOP! is expanding its product portfolio and the license business of the brand.

Under the motto “Island Safari”, the new Beachwear Spring / Summer Collection 2020 presents itself from its most beautiful side. Inspired by a relaxed South Sea island flair and the sensual colors of summer, the new collection entices with ease and makes you want sun, beach and sea. Sensuality and coolness – implemented in multifunctional models and in high-quality materials – characterize the collection.

Naturana is one of the best-known German corsetry manufacturers and one of the few companies that still operates production sites in Europe. Product development, design and pattern sewing are located at the company headquarters in Gomaringen. The products of the company, founded in 1917, are today exported to more than 40 countries worldwide.

 “We know about the high market potential of the premium brand JOOP! – also at JOOP! Women – and are convinced, together with Naturana, that this potential can now be sustainably exploited in the beachwear segment as well. The new JOOP! Beachwear will be a high quality and modern line for the demanding JOOP! woman. With this expansion of our product portfolio, the JOOP! Womenswear stronger in the focus. Their repositioning is our next big, creative challenge. The re-launch is planned for the fall / winter season 2020, “says Thorsten Stiebing, Managing Brand Director JOOP !.

 

European Fashion Award FASH 2019

European Fashion Award FASH 2019

On the 1st of July, the winners of the European Fashion Award FASH 2019 will be announced in Berlin. The award is one of the most important advancement awards for fashion students. The sustainable promotion of young design students is highly prioritised. These can look forward to two days of informative workshops and networking.

Yet alone being one of the 20 finalists has numerous benefits, such as being promoted on social media channels, establishing further contacts, as well as helpful workshops by experts and jury members, which include portfolio consulting, application training and pattern development. The laureates win 5.000 Euros worth of prize money, in addition to a private coaching, a payed internship, media work or further appealing prizes.

The European Fashion Award FASH is issued by the charitable foundation “Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie” (SDBI). It is known to be the oldest foundation, which supports fashion students. Additionally, the award is backed by the Messe München and the partners Deeken HR, Engelbert Strauss, Lectra, Pentherforms Group, Puma, and Müller & Sohn.

14th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s

14th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s

The 14th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) runs from Saturday 8th June – Monday 10th June. Since its inception, LFWM has hosted over 430 designer brands, who have been part of over 750 catwalk shows, presentations, performances and events. This June, over 40 UK and international designers will show on schedule. LFWM aims to shine a spotlight on the creative community in London and celebrate the talent and diversity across art, design and music that has made the city an international hub for menswear.

The hub of LFWM will return to the Truman Brewery, in the heart of London’s East End, located close to the home of many of the British designer businesses from the 8-10 June. Saturday and Sunday’s shows will be located around the East End with Monday’s schedule focused around central London. The home of LFWM features the official BFC Show Space, a curated showroom of menswear brands and experiences, the NEWGEN Pop-Up Showroom and the DiscoveryLAB. The hub is a creative space hosting a unique mix of catwalk shows, presentations, experiential thinking and events which will shine a light on the breadth and depth of our creative industry.

Fulgar has developed a technological upgrade to make its Q-NOVA eco-yarn

Fulgar has developed a technological upgrade to make its Q-NOVA eco-yarn

Fulgar, a centre of Made in Italy excellence and international textile sector leader in the production of man-made yarns, has for many years been committed to research, innovation and sustainability, and now adds traceability to the portfolio of key assets in its offer. 

It is the first yarn to include the new Q-NOVA technology, an eco-friendly fibre by Fulgar that makes the company’s production processes more sustainable because it is obtained exclusively from regenerated raw materials using a mechanical rather than chemical process. The innovative yarn has also obtained a series of green certifications, including the Global Recycled Standard and Ecolabel EU. It is also now entered on the HIGG INDEX, an index assessing the environmental impact of a garment’s entire life cycle, developed by the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition).

We’re proud to make a contribution to research in a field that’s so important to all of us – traceability”, says Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager of Fulgar. “Consumers are faced with frequent declarations attesting to the provenance and origins of textile fibres, but they are hard to verify. Now it will be possible to put our ideas into practice. Our ID system shows that traceability is a serious matter and means the entire supply chain must take on the responsibility”.  

Pitti Immagine has launched a new digital preview platform

Pitti Immagine has launched a new digital preview platform

Pitti Immagine has launched a new digital preview of the fair’s protagonist brands and collections which allows companies to present their products in advance, thus increasing the opportunities for contact and visibility with buyers and press. This pilot project involving a selection of companies aims to further improve the Pitti Uomo experience and the visit to the fair by providing new tools for in-depth research. The project represents an evolution of the functions of the e-Pitti virtual fair.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel: outdoor range based on sustainable materials

KnowledgeCotton Apparel: outdoor range based on sustainable materials

Bringing you closer to nature is the framework summarizing the new sustainable outdoor concept by Danish brand KnowledgeCotton Apparel. A complete outdoor range based on sustainable materials, certified production methods and fair working conditions.

A large share of the KnowledgeCotton Apparel fans are found in the outdoor culture, consisting of active people who place a high demand on product function as well as on environmental considerations and fair production conditions. “With the new outdoor range, everyone can experience clean and functional clothing, offering optimal comfort and protection from the elements during activity – without any compromise on ‘true to nature’ values,” says Johan Andrén, Communication & Development Manager.

The sustainable outdoor range is based on carefully selected material technologies, ranging from certified organic cotton fabrics to technical materials including recycled nylon and polyester. Shell layer jackets, shirts and overshirts, and hiking pants and shorts are part of the concept. It also features premium wetsuits and board shorts for various watersports, as well as hiking backpacks made of recycled materials. Through co-labs with independent board companies sharing the same values, there will also be Knowledge branded surfboards and skateboards available.

True to the KnowledgeCotton Apparel ‘spirit of tomorrow’, the sustainable outdoor concept is an honest effort to create the next generation of clean outdoor clothing – bringing you closer to nature. The outdoor range will be launched as part of the Spring/Summer 2020 collection. To learn more about the collection and the ‘spirit of tomorrow’ philosophy behind it, please contact Johan Andrén, Communication & Development Manager or visit knowledgecottonapparel.com.

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MARKUP Man S/S 2020

Knitwear with natural yarns and high gauges, as well as “vintage” effects due to various garment dyeing techniques. Lightweight shirts in cool cotton, linen and viscose with striped and flower prints feature comfort and fashion in a single garment. Denim with a wide range of wearability and washes: from bleached to intense indigo blue, from greys to various shades of black are available. Shoulderwear in a contemporary style: practical light and unlined jackets as well as ‘wind proof’ and ‘rain proof’ jackets. Chinos with and without pleats declined in yarn-dyed, piece-dyed or “microstructured” fabrics. “Enzyme wash” washes and “tintocapo” effects. Practical Bermuda shorts with floral prints to emphasize the relentless summer mood. “Graphic tees” and polo shirts in jersey, piqué with knitted knitwear inserts and “shirt” collars.

Kering commits to working with models over 18 years old only

Kering commits to working with models over 18 years old only

Kering is making a commitment that the group’s Houses will only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults at their fashion shows and photo sessions, as of 2020 (fall-winter 2020/2021 fashion shows).

“As a global Luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our Houses. We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the Luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit,” declared François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering.

The charter on the working relations and well-being of models drawn up by Kering and LVMH in 2017 has already led to progress in the Luxury sector, notably by introducing a minimum age of 16 for models. This new step signals further progress in Kering’s continued commitment to women.

“In our view, the physiological and psychological maturity of models aged over 18 seems more appropriate to the rhythm and demands that are involved in this profession. We are also aware of the role-model element that images produced by our Houses can represent for certain groups of people,” declared Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs at Kering.

Official launch of the first co-created capsule collection by human & artificial intelligence

Official launch of the first co-created capsule collection by human & artificial intelligence

On May 9th, the very first capsule collection “ANNAKIKI FOR HUAWEI” which were co-created by ANNAKIKI’s Creative Director ANNA YANG with the assistance of HUAWEI P30 Pro’s artificial intelligence was shown and exhibited at HUAWEI’s Fashion Flair event in Via Tortona 27, Milan, Italy.

The capsule collection ANNAKIKI FOR HUAWEI has also kept several iconic silhouettes such as oversize suits, multi sleeves, wave sleeves or puff sleeve. Many handcrafting technics were also involved during the development of this collection, handmade knitting, layered bows, pleats and drilling technology all present the perfections of the details.

Calik Denim appoints new General Manager

Calik Denim appoints new General Manager

Upon the departure of Hamit Yenici, Calik Denim has appointed Fatih Doğan as its new general manager.

Doğan joined Calik Denim in 2001 as account specialist and has worked in various executive positions since then, with the most recent position being deputy general manager from 2016.