Under Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, Burberry is turning over a new leaf as it will cease its practice of putting unsaleable products into a landfill with immediate effect. Starting with the Italian designer’s first collection, which he will premiere at London Fashion Week on September 17th at 5 pm, the company will go fur-free.
“Modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible,” Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s chief executive officer, said of the in-house mission to go greener. “This belief is core to us at Burberry and key to our long-term success. We are committed to applying the same creativity to all parts of Burberry as we do to our products.”
Chanel will be holding its December show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it will be showcasing its next Métiers d’Art collection. The show will be held December 4th, 2018, with further details about the show to be revealed soon. Introduced by Karl Lagerfeld in 2002, the Métiers d’Art show sparked the industry’s pre-collection hype and has become one of the brand’s most important deliveries to itself as a house and to the industry alike.
KENZO brought their latest short film to New York Fashion Week, where they debuted “The Everything” starring Milla Jovovich and Jay Ellis. Directed and written by KENZO creative director Humberto Leon, the film surrounds “a family of teenagers with unusual powers.” This is Leon’s directorial debut and first short film for KENZO with co-creative director Carol Lim. The film features Kenzo’s F/W 2018 collection and Kenzo – La Collection Memento N3.
Follow the link below to watch the full film.
Hedi Slimane, the designer, who has been appointed artistic, creative and image director of Céline in January, has unveiled the redesigned logo of the designer house. The new Céline logo has the “É” missing and is directly inspired by the original, historical version that existed in the 1960s. Furthermore, the spacing between the letters has been balanced out and the letters have been brought closer together.
In an Instagram post on the Celine account it was captioned “THE ACCENT ON THE “E” HAS BEEN REMOVED TO ENABLE A SIMPLIFIED AND MORE BALANCED PROPORTION, EVOKING THE CELINE COLLECTIONS OF THE 1960’S WHERE THE ACCENT WASN’T USED OFTEN.”
In the first week of October, Fashion for Good will open its brand new Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The Experience will be an interactive technology-driven museum focusing on sustainable and circular fashion and innovation. The museum aims to change the hearts and minds of visitors by helping them discover the stories behind their clothes, learn how they can take action and explore how they can have an impact on both an industry and international level. The museum will challenge guests to not only appreciate the aesthetics of fashion, but to actively contribute to making fashion good. Through a digital and personalised journey, visitors can learn about the history of good fashion, discover more sustainable products and explore future fashion innovations.
During the visit, actions and badges can be collected via an RFID-enabled bracelet, so that visitors are motivated to commit to personal change and positive action in the way they relate to fashion. This will be turned into a personalised digital Good Fashion Action Plan that visitors can take home.
Sapinda Holding B.V. has announced the appointment of Pascal Perrier as the Group Chief Executive (CEO) of luxury fashion brand, La Perla. The appointment of a new chief executive follows the acquisition of La Perla by investment firm Sapinda in February this year.
Commenting on his new role at La Perla, Perrier, said in a statement: “I am very pleased and impressed with the work done by Sapinda and the La Perla team in the last six months and the large potential that this business offers. I am also proud to now be an equity investor in a business with so much brand value and heritage, something that underlines my belief in the growth potential of the brand and the loyalty it has garnered from its customers.”
UK online retail sales slipped to their lowest year-on-year (YoY) growth in 2018 so far this July, as consumer spending slumped in the weeks following England’s FIFA World Cup exit, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Online sales increased by just +10.0% (YoY) in July, well below the three, six and twelve-month rolling averages of +14.7%, +15.0% and +12.7% respectively.
Online retail enjoyed record growth in the first half of 2018, and this looked set to continue after the first week of July, with sales up by +14.4%. After England’s semi-final exit on 11 July, however, this took a dramatic turn, and even Amazon Prime Day could not prevent growth shrinking to +3.7%, +8.6% and +5.1% in the remaining weeks of the month.
As the world’s largest standard for sustainable cotton from Africa, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) now certifies around 40% of the cotton produced by smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Demand from the textile industry for CmiA cotton is up on the previous year by around 79%. And the trend is set to continue in 2018. Additional companies now on board with Cotton made in Africa include Tendam Global Fashion Retail from Spain, Vlisco from Holland and Gudrun Sjöden from Sweden. Around 1,033,500 smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are currently working with CmiA and growing cotton in accordance with the CmiA sustainability criteria.
The shop at Isetan Shinjuku has introduced its new convenience spaces that customers can use to shop more conveniently and easily. On offer is “stress-free and comfortable shopping” time with Japanese-style hospitality and services. The latter include:
① Coin-operated lockers on the side of the Men’s Building passage way (Main Building Basement 1st Floor)
② Packing and organization station (Main Building Basement 1st Floor)
③ Water dispenser (Main Building No.10 stairs)
④ Baby restroom (Main Building 6th Floor)
⑤ I Garden (Main Building Rooftop)
⑥ Smoking area in the Japanese garden (Main Building 7th Floor)
This year’s Las Vegas trade shows start today and will continue until Wednesday.
Magic is in its second year of showing a different layout not only promoting men dominantely but also creating a good and well curated area for women also showing collections with the sustainable idea, closely connected with swimwear and lingerie and connected to the ‘children’s club’, a platform for kidswear. All-american brands like Perry Ellis, the LA denim brands such as Joe’s, AG and 7 for all mankind show alongside smaller designers and international brands.
Noteworthy areas include the tents to see a premium range of brands (SWIMS, Theory, Baldwin, etc), N:OW, the latest addition to the platform hosting in a creative environment panels and up-and-coming brands. A full schedule of talks can be seen here: https://ubmfashion.com/show/76/schedule#
For those, looking to give their fashion stores the sporty twist, UBM has introduced Project Golf, hosting brands offering everything you need for the famous ball sport.
WeAr will report further about this US highlight trade event.