A culture of an all-around improvement is what defines ISKO’s approach to denim production, allowing the thriving of technological and creative potential of the company and its resources.
On March 6th and 7th, the world leading ingredient brand hosted a 360° Denim Seminar to share its vision and expertise with key industry players, brands and designers. As the name suggests, the initiative was an all-out experience that took place right on the grounds where ISKO denim happens: the factory’s headquarters.
Here a special highlight was the opening of its new state-of-the-art distribution center. This space – 40 meters high, 80 meters long and 45 meters wide – and has 128,000 cells/ locations, each is able to contain a fabric roll that can hold up to 500 meters of material. Seven automated robots process every single order, in a controlled environment where oxygen levels are kept at 16,4% to prevent oxidation and fires. As normal oxygen levels in the air is 21%, no human beings are employed here.
The two-day event covered denim from A to Z, providing tools and know-how on everything from fiber to final garment. The occasion was a chance for the audience to learn about new fashion trends and ISKO’s latest sustainable achievements through its commitment to Responsible Innovation. ISKO keeps being at the forefront in terms of competence, creativity and citizenship.
COTERIE, the premier global event within the New York marketplace that bridges women’s apparel and accessory designers to the international ‘Who’s Who’ of retailers, opened the February show with its first-ever live photo shoot, and a series panels covering ethical and sustainable fashion, the power of brick and mortar, and the business of influencers.
This season, COTERIE produced its first-ever live photo shoot featuring upcoming styles and trends from the FW ’19 season. The two-day shoot, styled by William Graper and Jeff Lasota, exclusively showcased apparel and accessories from the show’s current designers and brands. Attendees experienced the behind-the-scenes production of a real-time editorial shoot including live styling, photography by Mani Zarrin, model grooming, and photo editing.
In addition, COTERIE hosted a series of panels dedicated to discussing sustainability, retail, and influencer relations with some of the industry’s top voices. Panels included “The Daily x COTERIE Fashion Influencer Panel”, Conscious Fashion Campaigns’ “The Future of Fashion” panel, and “The Power of Brick & Mortar” presented by Sofia Karvela of Le Board.
Momonì confirms its growth path for 2019 by announcing 3 new openings, two in France and one in Italy.
In fact, the two countries have always been the reference markets for a strong brand with a turnover which, for the current year, expects to close at 15.5 million euro, of which 50% of revenues come from the Italian territory.
After the first Roman opening in the last month of October, the brand doubled in the Capitoline city with a new showcase in the prestigious Via del Babbuino 106, thus bringing the number of single-brand stores in the Belpaese to 9.
In Paris, in the heart of the Marais, and in Lyon, in the prestigious Carré d’Or, there are other new boutiques that confirm the importance of France in Momonì’s retail strategy, which alone accounts for over 20% of its foreign revenues.
An important milestone for Momonì, which has always focused on a strategy that favours the distribution of its collections, which have become synonymous with femininity and trends, in mono-brand boutiques and in selected multi-brand showcases.
Assocalzaturifici and EMI are launching two events in CIS countries: “La Moda Italiana@Almaty” in Kazakhstan, March 5 through 7, and “La Moda Italiana@Kiev” in Ukraine, March 11 and 12. The two events are based on the successful formula of “Shoes from Italy”, a footwear event Assocalzaturifici organised in Kazakhstan and Ukraine for more than a decade, expanded to include the entire fashion industry and present the retail market with a single event offering an all-Italian “total look”.
The support of ITA Agency with the promotion of the initiative among footwear dealers and the practical assistance of ITA Almaty and ITA Kiev in on-site organisation complete the infrastructure of this important event for the fashion industry
“The Kazakh market has not yet overcome the financial difficulties resulting from Russia’s economic crisis,” says Marino Fabiani, Assocalzaturifici adviser responsible for business in the CIS area. “The banking system is experiencing difficulty, and the currency, the tenge, is still weak compared to the euro and the dollar. This makes life harder for our clients, and consumer demand is not high either. Yet the figures for the first ten months of last year suggest a partial upswing in the volume of Italian exports to the country. After all, Kazakhstan is the second largest market in the CIS area, and above all it demonstrates a strong interest in quality Italian footwear, which its high-spending clientèle are not ready to give up”.
At the most recent edition of the Thinkathon on 14th and 15th January 2019 in Berlin, 40 international experts took on tasks set by the challenge hosts Bikini Berlin, Otto Group and TCBL. During the innovative workshop format, which was organised by Messe Frankfurt as part of the Neonyt trade fair, six multidisciplinary teams came up with sustainable business strategies and forward-looking concepts on the subjects of the circular economy, experience retail and industry 4.0 within 48 hours.
The Neonyt Thinkathon is a radical design-thinking format established by Messe Frankfurt. It involves multidisciplinary teams developing future-oriented approaches for the sustainability transformation of the fashion and textile industry. The Thinkathon brings together progressive companies from the fashion and textile industry with the unique Neonyt network. So-called challenge hosts – concept shopping mall Bikini Berlin, the Otto Group and EU project TCBL (Textile and Clothing Business Labs) at the most recent Thinkathon – each come up with a challenge on a specific subject area, which two international teams have just 48 hours to work on. The Thinkathon was organised on behalf of Messe Frankfurt by Berlin agency Sourcebook.
In January, experts from the fields of fashion, textile, architecture, technology, marketing and research came from a total of 19 nations and transformed the Old Smithy’s Dizzle event location, an old barn in the heart of Berlin, into a collaborative ideas workshop for two days. Each of the challenges was tackled by two of the six small groups so all three challenge hosts, Otto Group, Bikini Berlin and TCBL, were presented with two completely different solutions at the end of the Thinkathon.
In a video, excerpts of the workshop results were then presented on the Fashionsustain conference stage to an international audience of professionals. Like the Thinkathon, Fashionsustain is also a part of Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation, which celebrated its premiere during Berlin Fashion Week at Kraftwerk and was developed by Messe Frankfurt as a fusion of the successful tradeshow duo Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin.
The BoF China Summit is an invitation-only event that brings together a dynamic group of business leaders propelling the fashion industry forward. With this year’s theme focused on Modern Entrepreneurship, expected are candid conversations about changes happening in the entrepreneurial journey and valuable insight drawn from the startup experiences of inspirational speakers across the luxury, retail, tech and beauty sectors within China’s fast-moving fashion industry. The event is taking place on March 28th, 2019 in Shanghai.
Key speakers are as follows:
· Shangguan Zhe, creative director, Sankuanz
· Andrew Wu, group president of Greater China, LVMH Group
· Ganesh Srivats, chief executive, Moda Operandi
· Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder & chief brand officer, Moda Operandi
· Edison Chen, co-founder, Clot
· Gary Shi, brand account general manager, Xiaohongshu
· Cai Chongda, chief executive, Magmode
· OIB China, founder & general manager, Wu Zhigang
· Benny Dong, beauty vlogger & founder, Croxx
Global speciality materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably-sourced Naiaä cellulosic yarn, announces a new partnership with Milan-based C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) in the wake of Première Vision Paris, the international apparel textile exposition, where Naiaä showcased over 100 new on-trend fabrics from over 20 partner mills. Naiaä joins C.L.A.S.S. to support the fashion industry’s shift toward the “circular economy,” the economic model characterized as a collective awareness of social and environmental values throughout the fashion ecosystem.
“Responsible innovation means embracing new business models and encouraging businesses to take a broader approach at all phases of fashion creation to ensure that environmental responsibility is embedded throughout fashion development and production,” said C.L.A.S.S founder Giusy Betoni.
With Naiaä, Eastman integrates sustainability and fashion in a way that supports the circular economy by providing designers with a viable eco-conscious choice of material. Made from bio-based wood pulp, Naiaä is a best-in-class example of responsible innovation, because it is sustainably sourced and has inherent luster and a silky hand that create comfortable, luxurious fabrics.
Eastman demonstrated its dedication to sustainability at Première Vision by showcasing the sustainable production process of NaiaTM from responsibly sourced wood to end of life. Eastman used FSC certified wood in the construction of the booth and upcycled NaiaTM fabric swatches into small bags as giveaways.
For the fourth time, a fully booked Gallery SHOES will be opening its doors from 10-12 March 2019 – and is proving to be a whole lot more than just a functional order platform for shoes and the accompanying collections. In a very short time, Gallery SHOES has become a competent industry get-together for the European shoe business that provides visitors with a wealth of useful information: this makes it unparalleled and unique, and not only in Germany.
- Over 9,500 professional visitors are expected to attend this strong event with over 500 brands and around 350 exhibitors, which is rounded off by an impressive line-up of accompanying events and the striking industrial backdrop of the Areal Böhler venue.
- “The event is making dynamic progress with extremely positive developments,” sums up Igedo Managing Director and Gallery SHOES Project Director Ulrike Kähler. “Awaiting professional visitors at the fourth edition are new, exciting brands including firm favourites like Clarks, but also plenty of exciting newcomers like EYS, BNSM (Basics Natural Spirit in Motion) and Mythoo. We are allocating, for example, the ‘Halle am Wasserturm’ to 40 brands including Cinque Shoes and Colmar Footwear, including 15 new brands such as Alba Moda, Manas and Womsh from Italy.”
Also very much in tune with the times is the accompanying line-up of events, which is making a significant contribution to the event’s appeal as a meeting place for international manufacturers and buyers from neighbouring European countries, as well as the press and media.
Plus: The topic of sustainability in leather production will be the focus of a presentation by OEKO-TEX. And the award ceremony of the HDS-L Junior-Award, which honours outstanding achievements by young talents who are showing their innovativeness in the production of shoes: under the motto ‘Sport meets fashion – open minded’, the focus this year is on finding new, creative ideas for sports sandals. The wealth of in-depth information will be complemented by the HDS-L press conference, an absolute must-attend for the international trade press, and the MODEUROP Fashion Forecast, as the official trend fashion platform of the DSI, the German Shoe Institute. In addition to the lectures, FASHION TREND POOL will also be represented with a ‘Trendbox’ dedicated to the overriding topic ‘Checks combined in a sporty way with elements from Memphis design’ to provide visitors with inspiration and ideas for the store window design of fashion looks at the POS.
From March 12 to 14th, 2019 CHIC China International Fashion Fair, Asia’s largest and most important fashion and lifestyle fair will return and showcase 1,365 national and international exhibitors with 1,453 brands from 16 countries. In the context of falling global growth rates, China remains the world’s largest retail market in 2019, with forecast USD 5.6 trillion in retail sales, surpassing the USA by USD 100 billion this year.
The new consumer structure is integrated into the whole fair design at CHIC and this year ́s slogan is “Hi Me”, which was launched in cooperation with WGSN. It reflects the young Chinese consumer, the economic powerhouse in the country. The exhibitors’ offer is increasingly focusing on the ‘egotists’, who act individually, fast and set the latest trends.
The designer section IMPULSES is fully booked, CHIC-TAILORING celebrates its premiere at the upcoming CHIC and presents high-quality bespoke collections; GREEN FASHION is a key topic at the fair, with more and more manufacturers presenting sustainable collections in all segments of CHIC. In particular, the manufacturers of baby and children’s clothing are expanding their ecological offer to meet the consumer demand such as CHIC-KIDZ exhibitor GRASS AND WOOD DYEING ALLIANCE that is famous for its environmental dye technique offering healthy clothing for the cherished youngest generation. CHIC- KIDZ will also be presented for the first time as a separate section at CHIC as show-in show. Other group participations come from Korea with the show-in show PREVIEW IN CHINA, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Individual exhibitors come from Canada, including the premiere of Joseph Ribkoff, from Belgium, Ecuador, India, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
CHIC-YOUNG BLOOD show-in-show is the platform for well-known Asian streetwear labels. Wookong, Pace, Jelly Lin, Coffee, CRUCIAL among a total of 61 brands use CHIC as an essential marketing platform.
CHIC drives exchange of market info and gives expert insights into the latest developments in the market. CHIC TALK provides visitors and exhibitors with expert speeches and seminars on the state of technology in the fashion business. Topics are „Driven by Data and AI, It Starts From the Consumer Experience — the Transformation of Clothing Enterprises In the Data Era”.
YòKo is a new concept of product borrowed from the traditional Japanese sandal. The Japanese flip-flops. Made of high-quality anti-abrasion, lightweight microporous, available in an infinite range of colors and combinations. It is totally “Made in Italy” consisting of high-quality artisan laboratories. Two versions that differentiate the beautiful season from the winter one. For the FW, a microfibre matelassé contributes to a thermal seal. A tribute to the Orient, to Japan, its elegance, its culture and its traditions, here interpreted the key fashion and with great contemporaneity
For the summer, the footrests directly on the rubbery material with grooves that offer braking and pleasant well-being on contact. Some of the most significant boutiques in our country have purchased the product that will be on show from next March. Prices? “YòKo” is between eighty-five euros and one hundred euros as the final price to the consumer.
The launch covers simultaneously the season SS19 and the next FW19.20. The “YòKo” woman dominates the proposal, it differs in height and for the research on the materials that include: “3D” “Lurex” “Silk Velvet” and “Chenille” in summer. “Ecofur” “Boucle” “Lurex” and “Silk Velvet” for the winter. The “YòKo” man is imagined in a domestic version, for the garden, the edge of his pool. More limited, the height includes “3D” and “Silk velvets” in spring and summer. “Silk velvets” for the winter. In this last version always with support on matelassé in microfiber. The kaleidoscope of colors of both the microporous and the upper features of the upper gives the possibility of endless combinations that change from ultra chic combinations to really rock fashion proposals.
The company was founded by 3 business partners: Luigi Conti, Settimio Fazzano and Maurizio Ciambella and is based in the former Miss Sixty Headoffices in Chieti (Italy).