For S/S 18 UBM’s FN PLATFORM, the internationally recognized event for footwear in the USA, that is hosted in August will see the following events taking place:
ACTOR BLAIR UNDERWWOD LAUNCH Q by Blair Underwood will launch at FN PLATFORM. The collection is a collaboration between renowned footwear designer, Pasquale, and actor Blair Underwood. The line focuses on designing well-made, yet accessible luxury footwear that allows men to express their personal style. Featuring a modern design with an edge, Q by Blair Underwood is made in Italy and exemplifies Italian craftsmanship.
The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is coming to FN PLATFORM. On Tuesday, August 15th Aspart of their American Dreams Initiative, a panel of executives, producers and presenters will hear live product pitches from MAGIC exhibitors.
During the NY Womens September Show ‘Footwear @ Coterie’ will showcase new to the show, Chie Mihara, from Spain, and Ivy Kirzhner.
Farfetched has appointed former Style.com fashion director Yasmin Sewell as vice president of style and creative. In her new role, Sewell will be responsible for the global editorial and creative teams and all the styling of the platform.
“Farfetch is undoubtedly one of the most innovative companies in today’s retail landscape. I’ve known José since the beginning – we are past collaborators, and it is an honour for me to become a full-time part of everything Farfetch is creating now and even more so, all that is to come.” – Yasmin Sewell
Premium Order Munich took place 5-7 August 2017, and showed a high attendance of 83% in international brands. In harmony with the concept, the 250 brands were staged against the industrial backdrop of the Zenith Halle. With a consistently high visitor frequency on the last two of the three trade show days, expectations were fulfilled in terms of both numbers and quality.
“The move to the open-plan Zenith Halle was the right thing to do. The atmosphere and vibe were fantastic and – as always in Munich – everything revolved around appointments. Our focus on the basics and consolidation was very well received by both exhibitors and buyers. There was particular praise for the service and degree of quality on offer, facets that continue to top our list of priorities. We are satisfied and are already starting to prepare the January event in Berlin.”
Anita Tillmann, Managing Partner of the PREMIUM GROUP
From September, Who’s Next and Premiere Classe will be doing more to support their exhibitors and visitors by creating opportunities to exchange information and to find real retail and wholesale solutions. With the the new conferences theme will be #successstories #business. A new area called Fashion Solutions, located in Hall 3, will be dedicated to business solutions and networking. Here 30 companies will offer concrete solutions for merchandising and other services, whereby 40 planned workshops will take place over the 4 days.
For the first time, Who’s Next and Premiere Classe will help a selection of brands develop their wholesale and retail business by giving them the opportunity to both exhibit B2B in tradeshows and to sell B2C online.
The tradeshows will soon announce and present the exciting collaboration with La Redoute’s La Brand Boutique.
For the coming edition in September 2017, Who’s Next is collaborating with the agency Trend Union to create a new service area : The “Gallery Store”, situated in the heart of Hall 4. An updated trends area giving visitors a new perspective on retail, providing information on innovative ways to present a product, or the furniture that will highlight the collection but also information on the situation of retail today.
Who’s Next and Premiere Classe are supporting this evolution by putting human interaction back at the centre of communication and discovery in order to create an interdisciplinary environment where skills and knowledge complement each other.
Invista’s Cordura brand first teamed up with Carhartt, in 1998 to bring advanced durability and fabric technology to its Extremes line. The collaboration led to a durable bond that has endured for nearly 20 years. Now, the two iconic brands are celebrating this history of collaboration through innovation and setting the foundation for a next generation of durable workwear in their new ‘Meet the Maker’ series video.
This “Meet the Maker” episode takes viewers on a journey behind-the-scenes – through the Carhartt of today and past decades, including an archival piece dating back to the 1800s. It also debuts a limited-edition Multicam
CORDURA Brand and Carhartt Live Durable in Latest “Meet the Maker” Series Installment
Black camo print version of the legendary, fit-for-anything, Carhartt Chore Coat, built with the long-lasting durability of CORDURA fabric. First produced in 1917, Carhartt’s legendary Chore Coat is reimagined in honor of both its 100th anniversary and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the CORDURA brand.
The Italian premium label Stone Island opens its biggest flagship store yet in los Angeles at the intersection of N La Brea and 1st Street. The independent building featuring large show windows facing the street is 500m2 big. It has been designed to provide vast space to create an emotional area transporting the Stone Island image and putting the Stone Island and Stone Island Shadow Project collections properly on show.
The fourth branch of Dover Street Market has officially opened in Singapore. Dover Street Market Singapore is located in a building that forms part of the a complex promoting a “lifestyle destination” filled with design-focussed shops and restaurants.
Just as in the New York, London and Tokyo stores, the interior design is conveyed by Rew Kawakubo, founder of Comme Des Garçons, and Dover Street Market. The key feature within the shop is a giant central hut complex, which is a signature element of all Dover Street Market locations throughout the world. Colorful arches then draw attention to the back of the store, accounting for the first time that color has been used architecturally in any DSM.
CIFF has announced that the menswear brand ABASI ROSBOROUGH will be joining its fair for S/S 2018.
Designers Abdul ABASI and Greg ROSBOROUGH met while studying fashion at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and founded their eponymous brand in 2013. Since then, ABASI ROSBOROUGH has been making waves in menswear circles with their progressive take on men’s fashion and determination to reinvent the suit. Based in NYC, they were most recently nominated for the LVMH prize (2017) and were finalists for the Woolmark Prize (2016) and the Ecco Domani prize (2014) before that.
For CIFF, (in RAVEN Projects) ABASI ROSBOROUGH will be presenting their collection in a installation incorporating elements from their collaboration with artist, Justin Guariglia.
For ALBERTO women, ‘Cooler’ are the trousers for the diverse stylish summer business look, new as of Spring/Summer 2018. Until recently only the preserve of the world of golf, they are now also being introduced into the ALBERTO woman collection. Because more and more women who already know them from the green, also want Cooler for their summer office wardrobe. The intelligent high-tech material supports the body’s own active cooling system, with ALBERTO combining two technologies: On the one hand, the woven fabric of hollow fibres ensures that moisture is directly transported to the surface where it rapidly evaporates. An effect that improves the natural cooling function of the skin. On the other hand, the special 3xdry finishing withstands dirt just like liquid. Even spilled tomato juice on the plane can’t harm the trousers – it just rolls off. As moisture can’t settle from the inside or from the outside, the smart trousers reliably prevent heat accumulation on the skin. But if a bit of a cool wind does come along, the wrinkle-free bi-stretch trousers prevent unpleasant chills.
This month commemorates 15 years since launching the original Beach Clog, known today as the Classic Clog. The Classic has grown to become an iconic silhouette.
From the brand’s early days of making sales calls by carrying samples around on a fishing string to being named the fastest growing footwear brand by Footwear News in 2006, Crocs made an immediate splash with its colorful range of comfortable clogs. After experiencing immediate success with the clog, Crocs has steadily evolved to offer a broad portfolio of all-season products, while remaining true to its core molded footwear heritage.
In 2017, Crocs put out a call to consumers around the world to “Come As You Are”. The global marketing campaign focuses on the brand’s core, molded clog and sandal styles, while asking consumers to celebrate what makes them unique.
“Over the past 15 years, Crocs has never wavered from its identity: optimistic, versatile, comfortable and not afraid to poke holes in convention,” said Terence Reilly, Crocs’ Chief Marketing Officer. “’Come As You Are’ is an invitation for people to share their identity, their one‑of‑a‑kindness, which is so important in today’s world. Along with our great product, we hope this campaign can help make everyone comfortable in their own shoes.”