The Marc Jacobs, the new line from Marc Jacobs International that launched in June this year, has opened its first boutique in Paris’ Le Marais neighbourhood. Located at 30 rue des Archives, The Marc Jacobs store offers the line’s full range of ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories that the brand states “celebrates the eclectic and individual approach to getting dressed”. On the concept of the brand, Marc Jacobs said: “We wanted to do something that is unlike the collections we are already doing, in that it is more ‘item-y.’
A new format to tell the evolution of the footwear sector, from cutting-edge materials to the most revolutionary consumer trends, from sustainability to new ways of doing retail: MICAM “X” will make its debut with the “Number Zero” at the next edition of MICAM, the international footwear exhibition, scheduled from 16 to 19 February 2020.
In a symbolic and decisive moment for the world and for the footwear industry, which is going through a phase of profound change both in the production processes and in the philosophy that surrounds footwear (including the perception that the final consumer has of it), MICAM “ X ”, will become the stage of the most innovative and technological proposals and will characterize the heart of the fair, in the area of fashion shows and seminars in Pavilion 1. It will be the meeting place where the MICAM public will find engaging stimuli to discover new trends in market, between style currents, materials research, sustainability and the future of retail. Presentations, workshops, dedicated exhibitions and other initiatives dedicated to innovation will develop around the three key themes for the sector: materials, sustainability and retail. A meeting point with speakers and innovative realities from around the world, to confront the unknowns (hence “X”) of the future and find the keys to understanding the increasingly disruptive changes that are changing the rules of the game. How are consumption / purchase trends evolving? What drives their choices? Micam “X” will be an immersive experience through presentations and accurate research and materials to see and touch.
London Fashion Week Men’s to collaborate with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana during Milano Fashion Week Men’s
The British Fashion Council has announced that London Fashion Week Men’s will be collaborating with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana during Milano Fashion Week Men’s in January.
The collaboration will be a “special activation” that will run from January 11th till 13th during Milano Fashion Week Men’s that brings together “young British creative talent with the best of Italian manufacturing in the hotbed of commerciality of Milan”.
In addition, the British Fashion Council and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will present a selection of designers, both British and Italian, who share a special affiliation with London as well as an evening cocktail event for Italian fashion manufacturers and textile companies.
Dylan Jones, BFC Menswear Chair “We fully believe in the strength of British menswear and with our digital campaign #Discovery, we’re bring LFWM to life on a global stage. With the show dates being early in January this season, we’ve decided to celebrate LFWM in further international territories with a significant partnership with Milan, working across cities in collaboration with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. This partnership presents an amazing opportunity to champion British businesses and give exposure to the brilliant talent that London has to offer but we encourage you all to join us in London on 4th January.”
Carlo Capasa, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana “ We are very pleased about this year’s collaboration with the BFC. The collaboration between both institutions is a precious opportunity for both of us to establish a bridge between our cultures and to create a lasting relationship that will surely be enriching for all parties involved. This project will give CNMI the opportunity to expand our borders and to make Milan’s Men Fashion Week even more international. Having the chance to host international-becoming stylists in Milan is an honour for us and we are happy to prove we are up to this task. We hope that the possibility to observe and get to know the promising students that will arrive from the United Kingdom will allow everyone to have a peek at what the new generations are developing and will give us insights on future trends. As CNMI we are very looking forward to embrace the international audience to Milan and to make everyone feel welcome during Milan’s Men Fashion Week.”
Tranoi has announced a new innovative trade show format to take place during autumn/winter 2020 Shanghai Fashion Week after joining forces with DFO, a 360-degree market development group for fashion, accessories, and lifestyle brands that help brands improve their presence in China.
The new trade show, Nova x by DFO and Tranoi has been designed to act as a springboard for brands entering the Chinese market and will offer three levels of service, according to designers business maturity, which organisers states will break with the traditional trade show.
The three models will be: the Next, offering marketing support for emerging talents new to the Chinese market; the Designer, featuring sales support aimed at top up-and-coming designers wishing to build business in China; and the Showroom, a full distribution offering that will showcase the most mature and commercially sought-after designers.
Together, NOVA by DFO & TRANOI is a powerhouse project incorporating global CREATIVITY, CULTURE, and FASHION, curated for fashion and lifestyle brands and Chinese buyers to build a strong global community.
An official Shanghai Fashion Week event, NOVA builds a professional and transparent platform for international brands to access the Chinese market. A never-seen-before, innovative hub with a wealth of marketing and business opportunities, NOVAs hybrid program provides immersive experiences for both brands and buyers.
For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.
A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
The V&A museum in London will host its new ‘Bags: Inside out’ exhibition opening on April 25th, 2020. The exhibition will explore the longstanding fascination with the bag and will feature Margaret Thatcher’s iconic handbag, Winston Churchill’s despatch box and a World War II gasmask bag belonging to Queen Mary, alongside innovative designs from Mulberry, who are sponsoring the exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Hermès, Anya Hindmarch, and Off-White.
From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, the exhibition will explore style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.
Guess has announced a new commitment to sustainability in fashion production. The LA-based contemporary denim and apparel brand has joined Make Fashion Circular, an initiative started by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to rethink sourcing and production in fashion.
As part of its commitment, Guess will develop denim according to the Jeans Redesign Guidelines, which establishes requirements for durability, material health, recyclability and traceability. The brand has also partnered with students at its the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles to develop the concept for its first collection created under the Jeans Redesign Guidelines.
Coinciding with the Holiday season, TOMMY HILFIGER has presented its TOMMY JEANS FW19 BLING & METALLIC capsule collection. The Metallic collection is an incarnation of the classic American style combined with the youthful style of modern sportswear. Current sportswear trends in metallic and silver tones combine with the classic TOMMY HILFIGER silhouettes. The Bling collection showcases the typical TOMMY JEANS denim jackets, shirts and pants in a whole new light with the iconic TOMMY JEANS logo shining like sparkling rivets.
NOBIS, the leading Canadian brand in the outerwear sector has announced the preview of its Fall/Winter 2020-21 collection, which will be presented at Pitti Uomo in January 2020.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic film “2001 Odyssey in Space” this season is a tribute to the futuristic vision of the famous director Stanley Kubrick. Beginning with the color palette that takes up the original poster of the film (1968), neutral tones like chalk and light gray contrasted by severe black zips and ribs. To support them, the introduction of the “Atomic” color – a strong accent within an otherwise neutral chromatic range inspired by the space suit worn by Keir Dullea and Dave Bowman in one of the scenes of the film.
The new collection is faithful to the philosophy of style and functionality that is part of the DNA of NOBIS, while offering a new range of design and silhouette. With a focus on minimalism, the collection focuses on fit, form and details. Examples are obvious models such as Shaw, the new waisted and feminine jacket but with a sporty touch. Madden, a short coat with a classic silhouette, redesigned to fight the elements. Wayland and Gibson, two long and reversible down jackets with very high technical performances, which perfectly combine fashion and functionality.
All models feature the exclusive Embrace membrane lamination from NOBIS and durable water repellent coatings that include waterproof zips, sealed seams and insulating padding (Canadian Premium White Duck Down) that allows our customers to embrace the elements of nature with comfort and style.
Denim trade fair Kingpins has announces that it is moving the venue of its Amsterdam show, which until now has been held at the former gasworks complex Westergasfabriek, to SugarCity in the town of Halfweg. The relocation, which will be implemented from the April 2020 edition onwards, will see the event’s footprint grow by 40 percent in square footage, from 70,000-square-feet to 100,000-square-feet.
The location and interior itself shares many of the same attributes that have come to define Kingpins Amsterdam, with organisers of the event describing an “industrial grittiness and historic soul that is the ideal backdrop for the most progressive sourcing show in the denim industry.”
Founder of Kingpins Show, Andrew Olah, said: “Our original Amsterdam venue has seen us grow from a show with barely 37 exhibitors to one with more than 100 exhibitors and nearly a dozen activations in six years. We have expanded out of the Gashouder building into three others and added a series of tents. As much as we love the Gashouder and Westerpark, we have dreams and goals for the show that don’t fit under that amazing blue dome. We have been looking for a space that captures the spirit of Kingpins Amsterdam and pushes us to the next level. I believe we have found it.”