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.
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.
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.
In line with its policy to open-source its sustainability practices, Kering has published its new animal welfare standards in order to ensure and verify the humane treatment of animals across the Group’s supply chains. The Kering Animal Welfare Standards are the first-ever set of full standards covering animal welfare for luxury and fashion and aim to drive positive change in industry practices, and beyond.
“Improving the welfare of animals must be an imperative for our industry and Kering wants to amplify the focus of attention from a few species to all of the animals, including livestock, within fashion’s global supply chains,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International institutional affairs, Kering. “Reflecting François-Henri Pinault’s vision, our standards are aligned with our commitment to a holistic approach to sustainability, which means having best practices that encompass animals in our supply chains, wildlife around them and biodiversity conservation more broadly. We hope for widespread adoption of the standards through collaborating with our suppliers, our peers in luxury, the fashion industry at large, and with the food sector, in these shared supply chains to ultimately shift how we, as a society, treat animals and nature.”
New York Denim Days, taking place on June 8thand 9th 2019, is the denim and shopping focused two-day festival that will feature a diverse mix of activations, brands and collaborations designed to spotlight the distinct and universal nature of indigo.TENCEL branded fibers by Lenzing returns as New York Denim Days’ title sponsor.
“We have developed some creative ways of displaying our theme, ‘Denim From the Ground Up,’ for this edition of New York Denim Days with an interactive display and several places for great photo-ops,” said Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development – Denim.“Together with our brand partners 3×1, Athleta, Garbage by Marta Goldschmied, and Triarchy, we will build the World of TENCEL™ Denim with styles to suit every consumer lifestyle. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of festivities!”
Some highlights for the upcoming edition include:
Denim Talks Speaker Series presented by Advance Denim: Denim Days will welcome a selection of speakers from within high industry ranks for the Denim Talks speaker series featuring Q&As, panels and lectures.
Morning Yoga With Athleta
June 9, 10:30AM + 11:30AM
Join us on 18th Street for two sessions of alfresco yoga taught by Athleta’s in-house yoga instructors. The $10 sign-up fee includes participation in a yoga class, a free denim yoga mat and bag, plus an entrance ticket to New York Denim Days. Attendees must register to participate, as space is limited. Tickets available HERE and at www.denim-days.com.
Kids Fashion Show – “Our Future In Denim”: “We believe the children are our future. Join us to see mini denim lovers sporting the latest denim fashions from OshKosh B’gosh, Athleta Girl, Indi-Kids, Trico Fields and more. All looks will be shopable at New York Denim Days.”
Rare Sneaker Exhibit: @Just4kicksdailywill be showcasing an exhibit of its rare collection of sneakers and bringing together a crew of sneaker customizers.
Artistic Moments Throughout: Moon Heemin, graphic artist and 3D creator will be back to unveil his latest work presented by Artistic Milliners. The fabrics for the collaboration will be from Artistic Milliners’ recently launched “RESPECT: 100% Recycled Denim” Concept”.
Anna Weber, artist and denim designer will be showcasing her latest stop-motion art created specifically for Denim Days Festival. Her collection of thread art works previously featured in Sourcing Journal will also be on display at New York Denim Days.
Nike has unveiled a new AR feature within its app that will help users find their perfect shoe fit. The new feature uses a combination of computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and recommendation algorithms into one scanning action. Using your smartphone’s camera, Nike Fit will scan your feet, collecting 13 data points mapping your foot morphology for both feet within a matter of seconds. This hyper-accurate scan of your unique foot dimension can then be stored in your NikePlus member profile and easily used for future shopping online and in-store.You can also use Nike Fit in a Nike retail store. This experience leverages a specially developed Nike Fit mat (rather than a wall) and allows store athletes to help recommend the best fit for whatever Nike shoe you’re shopping.
“Nike Fit is a transformative solution and an industry first — using a digital technology to solve for massive customer friction. In the short term, Nike Fit will improve the way Nike designs, manufactures and sells shoes — product better tailored to match consumer needs. A more accurate fit can contribute to everything from less shipping and fewer returns to better performance. The ultimate goal is to, eventually, totally personalize product. No number, no gender, just your name and a custom-made pair of shoes.
The upcoming edition of CIFF Paris, taking place from June 21st until 24th, 2019, will take place at Garage Amelot in the 11th Arrondisement in Paris. Designed as a dynamic creative hub, CIFF Paris will showcase a diverse curation of pre- Spring’20 Womenswear and Spring’20 Menswear, alongside Special Projects with Collaborators & Artists
“Paris is long established as the fashion capital of the world, where the industry converges. CIFF Paris will add another dimension at Garage Amelot during the upcoming fashion week by providing the perfect energy for our community to engage and connect, to push boundaries, to drive business and is also an opportunity to add some of our Danish culture of sharing and sustainability” says Kristian W. Andersen, Chief Innovation Officer of CIFF.
Zac Posen, GE Additive and Protolabs unveiled a collaboration featuring a range of innovative, sculptural 3D printed garments and accessories – inspired by the concept of freezing natural objects in motion. Over the past six months, Zac Posen and his creative team have explored a range of 3D printing and digital technologies with design engineers and 3D printing experts from GE Additive and Protolabs. This collaboration has resulted in breathtaking results – unlike any 3D printed garments produced before.
With his vision and foresight, Zac Posen is demonstrating that almost anything is possible with 3D printing. He and his team are not afraid to push the boundaries of what is possible. His latest collaboration is a continuation of his vision of incorporating cutting-edge technology and innovation in his sophisticated and glamorous style.
“I dreamt the collection, GE Additive helped engineer it and Protolabs printed it,” said Zac Posen.
Four gowns and a headdress featuring 3D printed elements and structures were unveiled at the Met Gala, and worn by British supermodel Jourdan Dunn, actresses Nina Dobrev, Katie Holmes, Julia Garner and Bollywood icon, Deepika Padukone
How technology is shaping our future: Panel talk by Telekom Fashion Fusion at the end of Gallery Weekend Berlin
At the end of Gallery Weekend Berlin, Telekom Fashion Fusion held a panel talk. The latter was moderated by blogger Jessica Weiß (Journelles), Antje Hundhausen (Founder Fashion Fusion, Deutsche Telekom), Dirk Schönberger (Global Creative Officer MCM), Signe Pierce (Artist) and Einat Israeli (Co-Founder Keypod), who discussed the current status quo and the future influence of technology on fashion, art and everyday life in front of around 200 invited guests at Oranienburger Str. 83 in Berlin.
It was unanimously agreed that future technologies expand the space of creative expression in art and fashion and enrich our lives. With this, two aspects were particularly important: support for sustainability issues and making everyday life easier.
Fashion Fusion is an ideas competition organized by Deutsche Telekom. Together with strong partners, highly qualified experts, talents and start-ups from the fashion, design and technology industries, the program is constantly being further developed. The current focus is on cooperation and co-creation with exclusive (retail) partners with the aim of creating marketable products with added value.
Reformation is expanding is wholesale network by selling on Net-a-Porter effective right now. Previously, Reformation’s product range was only available through Nordstrom, its own e-commerce site and its 13 physical store locations.
Net-a-Porter now carries 11 styles from Reformation, including dresses, tops, skirts and a pair of trousers.
WWD reported: Asked what attracted Net-a-porter to the Reformation brand, Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-porter, added, “After a successful capsule launch in 2016, we could clearly see the appetite our customer has for Reformation. The brand have gained a strong following as their business model really allows them to adapt to the evolving tastes of their customers which we see working within our buy-now-wear-now strategy.