Hand picked makes its return to Pitti Immagine Uomo with a new collection that features many new styles. New cuts of pants are added to their offer of iconic denim styles – the trademark of the brand – together with other pieces, for a man that wants to stand out for the quality and sophistication of its wardrobe.
High-quality denim is the starting point: it is produced with a particular cotton that is grown using
traditional techniques with great attention to water consumption, creating a fiber that guarantees unparalleled performances. The resulting fiber is spun in Japan, a land with a millennial tradition in textile industry and a worldwide reference point for denim.
The new collection that will be presented at Pitti Immagine Uomo is made of iconic elements of the men’s wardrobe for the Hand Picked man.
The classic five-pocket denim pants with buttons and rivets in hand-worked copper and grosgrain in the closure will be enriched by five new colors of back tags combined with grosgrain ribbon. Four new pant shapes, from chino to five-pockets, will be coordinated with matching vests made of soft fabrics in warm colors, and knitwear, jackets and classic-cut coats with an urban feel. Technical pieces too will be featured, such as brand-new denim windbreakers and comfortable cotton sweatshirts.
Pure London has confirmed that it will be launching a new floorpan for its February edition taking place in London. Visitors to February’s fashion trade show Pure London will be treated to a re-edited layout and a surge of new British and international brands who have signed up to showcase their AW19/20 collections.
Julie Driscoll, Managing Director of leading festival of fashion Pure London says; “The show must go on. We are at a crossroads in terms of Brexit uncertainty and in the way the fashion industry works but Pure London is demonstrating that not only can we make a stand for better practices in fashion, we can provide a space for the most inspirational, creative and exciting brands and designers to showcase their wares. The February show will offer visitors a host of new brands and we are really looking forward to revealing our floorplan re-edit which will freshen the show, offer new discoveries, and give the space new life.”
Effective immediately, Raf Simons has departed his role as Creative Director at Calvin Klein. The Calvin Klein brand will not be showing a collection for the upcoming season this coming February. Simons was appointed Creative Director at the brand in 2016, after departing his role at Dior.
Pitti Uomo is an extraordinary Surprise Box, a container of ideas and news to open and change from season to season. At the Fortezza da Basso, in a set design curated by the lifestyler Sergio Colantuoni, the new theme THE PITTI BOX presents a multi-sensory journey “in-and-out of the box”. As a welcome, the Infinity Box, a special video-art gallery with high energy potential curated by Visual Fodder; the Park Box dedicated to sharing food and relax with the Soup Bar, the Pasta Bar, a large central fire and much more; the Recharge Box to recharge the batteries, the Silence Box to allow 5 minutes of unmissable “switch-off”; and again Out of the Box, ten large nature photo-windows from the Reda archive, inviting us to look beyond and listen to a message of responsibility towards nature.
The Pitti Box is a tribute to a feature common to all the Pitti Immagine fairs: that they are “Surprise Boxes”, extraordinary receptacles of ideas and innovation to be opened up every season in order to present the latest vibrations between fashion and lifestyles.
The WeAr team wishes their readers, clients and visitors a very happy holiday season! May these days bring you happiness, love and joy.
The WeAr team
Zalando, the German online retailer, who just announced its cancellation of the Bread && Butter event in Berlin has further bad news.
On Monday, Dec. 17th 2018 Zalando slipped 18% on the stock market. This is almost the lowest level, since its stock market debut 2014. Bad numbers in fashion retail are given as a reason. ASOS, the UK competition to Zalando was equally shocking the market with a turnover and profit warnings.
ASOS made a significant decrease in the fashion environment responsible. Its shares lost around 38% in London. In light of ASOS problems, also shares of Hugo Boss, adidas and PUMA lost. Since months bad news from the fashion retail segment are making the round. Last week Sportsdirect and Superdry published bad news and so did in Germany Tom Taylor.
We got used to bad news by classic brick-and-mortar retailers, but now even online retailers like Zalando and ASOS are getting under pressure.
By February 2019 Dondup will launch its first D/Zero sustainable jeans capsule as part of a project aimed at redefining its own identity as premium forward-thinking denim brand. The project was developed as a collaboration with premium denim manufacturer Candiani Denim and Chicco Barina, head of design, Dondup, a longtime insider of the jeanswear industry as well as the owner of creative consulting agency Black Studio.
“The new D/Zero capsule collection offers 100% Made in Italy organic cotton T-shirts and a selection of six jeans treated with sustainable, traceable and certified washes and carrying water-printed graphics on their inner surface. The jeans are made with Candiani Denim fabrics produced according to eco-friendly manufacturing processes that employ Kitotex and Indigo Juice, exclusive treatments using 50% less water and 70% less chemicals than the production of standard fabrics. By adding special certified treatments and finishing on this special selection of denim garments, Dondup can save an average of 75% water, 20% chemicals and 58% energy, as verified by E.I.M. software by Jeanologia.”
The retail-program ‘Altogether to Munich’ supports starting immediately sport-retailer from the UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Scandinavia with their planning for ISPO Munich.
This ‘no trouble’ package includes registration and hotel booking to setting of appointments and trade-show walks in their own language and everything that retailers need in order to gain a good market-overview.
This program is an extension of the ‘Club ISPO France’.
ISPO will be taking place in Munich February 3rd-6th.
German company Handstich, known for its high-quality outerwear collection, has signed a new distribution agreement. Ben Botas and his agency BEN&. based in Düsseldorf and Munich will take over its distribution for Germany and Austria starting Autumn/Winter 2019.
Handstich will start its wholesale season with Pitti Uomo 8th of January in Florence and will focus on its expansion in the international market. It will further present its collection at Premium during Berlin Fashion Week. “Handstich is already positioned as an important brand, thanks to our efforts and that of our distribution partners. Today we start a new level which is stamped with our values and our ever newly interpreted own brand DNA.”, says André Berger, owner of Handstich.
The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town is a top destination for Fashionistas.
Over the past two centuries, The Vineyard has evolved into one of the most environmentally-friendly, progressive hotels in Cape Town. It is a seven acre facility, home to a diverse range of fauna and flora and in its midst is the original house built in 1800, which has merged with contemporary design making it a classy accomodation choice. For those who plan something special: the Vineyard also offers itself as an event location from weddings to company retreats.