Amazon to launch ‘Destination Denim’ event

Amazon to launch ‘Destination Denim’ event

Amazon will soon open door to its four-day event called “Destination Denim” which will bring technology, music and culture to the denim shopping experience. Visitors to the festival, taking place October 24th till 27th in the Kühlhaus in Berlin can participate in educational events in the form of workshops, panels and demonstrations. Musical artists including Rita Ora, Jorja Smith and Anne-Marie are slated to perform.

The extensive denim category of Amazon Fashion will be shoppable for attendees, featuring hero products from brands including Levi’s Wrangler, G-Star, Replay and 7 For All Mankind. Amazon will also offer exclusive products from Tommy Jeans, find. and Amazon Essentials.

LUZIA Paris: a new shoe project created by the French designer Michel Perry

LUZIA Paris: a new shoe project created by the French designer Michel Perry

LUZIA Paris is a new shoe project created by the French designer Michel Perry. Michel Perry decided that time is right to make a real journey into the history of fashion shoes: far from the echo of terms like “hype” and “mainstream”, and made of values, emotions, and highest artisan quality.

Flanked by a young and eclectic design team, Michel Perry begins a process a identification, decomposition, and analysis of every detail of women’s shoes before proceeding reconstruct all through an elaboration that cannot ignore the current aesthetic standards. The project is characterized by an alternative spirit devoted to experimentation.

The union of its couture and luxurious souls join together with a new and alternative experimental feeling that gives life to LUZIA Paris.

Avant Toi Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collectionAvant Toi Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collectionAvant Toi Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collectionAvant Toi Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection

Avant Toi Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection

AVANT TOI launched its new book: DESERT JOURNEY during Paris Fashion Week alongside showcasing its F/W 2020 collection.
Some consider the desert to be a non-place, due to the absence of people, structures, and to the lack of what we consider as landmarks or reference points. Those few who really know it understand instead that the desert is a true and separate dimension, capable of a wide ranging breadth of space which results almost unimaginable for those who are used to the crowded, narrow metropolitan spaces.

This almost extraterrestrial extraterritoriality is akin to Avant Toi’s artistically rebellious spirit; impossible to confine through strict canons, though it always maintains a perfectly recognizable identity. A philosophy which Avant Toi shares with the photographer Yuri Catania: sensibility, culture and personal experiences merge, mixing seriousness and mirth, in images which expose all the qualities of the fall/winter 2019-2020 collection.

A collection which is filled with color and warmth. Pure and almost heroic in the unlimited spaces of the Mohave desert, it finds itself at ease in the artistic atmosphere of the Joshua Tree Festival. A motel in the middle of nowhere appears to emerge from a Wim Wenders movie, allowing for suspended, intimate moments which portray inherent freedom and vitality. Always traversed by a powerful energy injected by these extreme conditions and locations, Avant Toi is inspired by scenarios in which apparel is the natural extension of the beauty and freedom of bodies and souls.

De Marquet presents new collections at Milan Fashion WeekDe Marquet presents new collections at Milan Fashion WeekDe Marquet presents new collections at Milan Fashion Week

De Marquet presents new collections at Milan Fashion Week

For the third time, fashion accessory brand De Marquet attended Milan Fashion Week, with not only one, but three new additions to their Night&Day universe: The De Marquet Cover Collection SS2020 will be showcased in the brand’s own Concept Store in the trendy Brera district. With the «Art Collection» and the «Jewel Collection», two new and exclusive cover lines are presented. With this, the new Night&Day Micro was also presented, which is the first Red Carpet-ready clutch to match the brand’s typical interchangeable and versatile covers. 

The Night&Day bag by De Marquet follows today’s trend: The multifunctional concept convinces with its high-quality workmanship “Made in Italy” and a contemporary, minimalist design in which the front and back of the bag are identical. With just two “clicks”, the covers can be interchanged as desired. An inspiring accessory for the fashion- conscious, sophisticated and active woman. The Night&Day line by De Marquet offers two different base sizes, the “Midi” and “Mini”, which will now be joined by the brand new and glamourous “Micro” clutch. 

The highlight of the SS2020 cover collection are the two new Limited Editions: For the Night&Day “Art Collection”, the renowned New York-based fashion illustrator and artist Izak Zenou has realized three exclusive art covers: a tribute to the timeless style and charm of Parisian women and Haute Couture. From each cover, only 50 numbered copies were made, each hand- signed by Zenou. The first Night&Day “Jewel Collection” impresses with its exclusivity and extraordinary sophistication. The precious collection was created in collaboration with the Parisian fashion jewelry house Boks&Baum and consists of unique pieces. Each cover has been hand-finished with rare semi-precious stones, selected crystal beads and the finest silk. A jewel of a bag. 

The bags and accessories of De Marquet are hand-crafted by artisans in partner ateliers in Tuscany. 

Nylon Metal: one of the most versatile fabrics born of Stone Island’s textile research

Nylon Metal: one of the most versatile fabrics born of Stone Island’s textile research

The trilobate structure of the nylon yarn, with its grey weft and white, ready-to-dye warp colours, is the basis of the distinctive metallic and tonic sheen of Nylon Metal, one of the most versatile fabrics born of Stone Island’s textile research.

An elaborate double dye procedure provides different tones, intensities and colours to the fibres and textile accessories of the garments. The Stone Island Compass patch is applied to all product families. Outerwear pieces and accessories are in Nylon Metal Watro Ripstop, resin treated inside to achieve a mild wind and water resistance.

Tommy Hilfiger x Lewis Hamilton: TOMMYXLEWIS Fall/Winter 2019 collectionTommy Hilfiger x Lewis Hamilton: TOMMYXLEWIS Fall/Winter 2019 collection

Tommy Hilfiger x Lewis Hamilton: TOMMYXLEWIS Fall/Winter 2019 collection

Tommy Hilfiger and five-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton presented the new TOMMYXLEWIS Fall/Winter 2019 collection this week, as part of a unique TOMMYNOW show in Milan. The event, with more than 500 guests, took place in the Società del Giardino and celebrated the creative gathering, blending Lewis’ fashionable street vibes with Tommy Hilfiger’s typically American DNA. 

The new styles were brought to life during a dynamic presentation – a variety of models posed on multi-level platforms and in front of infinity mirrors. The looks of the current collection are now available in more than 65 countries. They can be purchased through various online channels, including, as well as selected TOMMY HILFIGER stores or social media.

Arch & Hook introduces BLUE at London Fashion Week, the first ever hanger made of Marine Plastics

Arch & Hook introduces BLUE at London Fashion Week, the first ever hanger made of Marine Plastics

Arch & Hook, the world’s leading and only sustainable hanger brand, launches BLUE – the world’s first hanger made entirely of Marine Plastics. Created for use in the fashion industry, BLUE turns the hanger industry on its head by presenting a 100% recycled, fully closed loop alternative to source plastic for hangers.

Blue hangers are initially intended for use in the ‘garment on hanger’ (GOH) transport stage of fashion retail distribution. This unknown, unseen stage is when garments are transported from factories to stores, before being discarded for branded front of house hangers. It is estimated that 150 billion garments are produced globally every year1. There are currently no figures available for hanger production, on a local or global level. If just two thirds of these garments use GOH, this would mean that an estimated 100 billion hangers are used annually for this stage alone. The majority of these hangers are used once and 85% will end up in landfill, taking more than 1,000 years to degrade. 

“Sustainability is going to bring people together. I was very fortunate to meet Sjoerd from Arch & Hook. Together we’ve found a solution for the future of the fashion industry. Opportunities are or will be available – fashion has to come together to take action. We’re grateful to the BFC for allowing us to meet,” Roland Mouret states on the partnership between his brand and Arch & Hook. 

CHIC Shanghai upcoming September 2019 edition

CHIC Shanghai upcoming September 2019 edition

CHIC Shanghai will present from 25th till 27th of September 2019 more than 690 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions on more than 60,000 square meters at the NECC in Shanghai for the September issue its edition.

China’s strong domestic market is expected to boost retail sales this year by 3.5% to approximately $ 5.3 trillion, despite trade conflicts with the US. With a market share of 54.7%, China also remains the world’s largest e-commerce market. This positive trend is reflected in the CHIC: all the exhibition areas are fully booked: the four CHIC YOUNG BLOOD show-in-shows, CHIC-KIDZ, CHIC-TAILORING and Korea preview, as well as the nine trade fair segments. 

The established Sustainable Zone has a special appearance: Sustainable development, green innovations and ecological supply chain solutions are the focus of attention at two places at the fair.

In FASHION JOURNEY international brands showcase in country pavilions (Italy, Korea, Hong Kong etc.). International individual exhibitors also present themselves in the different exhibition segments. The professional visitor management and matchmaking offered by CHIC enables international participants to participate efficiently in trade fairs. The trade fair is rounded off by comprehensive insider information at CHIC TALKS. 

The 88th edition of MICAM with successful editionThe 88th edition of MICAM with successful editionThe 88th edition of MICAM with successful edition

The 88th edition of MICAM with successful edition

The 88th edition of MICAM, the international footwear exhibition promoted by Assocalzaturifici, came to a close this week at the Rho Fiera Milano. The event was attended by 44,076 trade visitors, including 60% from abroad, who were able to peruse a wide range of exhibits offered by 1303 companies.

Attendance figures showed a 0.94% increase in individual visitor numbers compared with February 2019. In particular, dealers from abroad rose by almost 2% while there was a 0.55% drop in the number of Italians.

On the international front, substantial numbers of visitors from China and Hong Kong were seen, due to the fact that the show did not coincide with holidays in those countries; as well as a 10% increase in attendees from Switzerland. Traditional European markets substantially held up while a double-digit drop in visitors from Russia (-12.85%) and Ukraine (-8.68%) was seen.

MICAM 88 was the first edition under the guidance of the new Chair Siro Badon: “Trade fairs continue to provide our companies with a great opportunity to do business and, seeing the results, we are proud of the success of this edition which confirms MICAM’s standing as the world’s leading footwear trade show”. “Our association – continues Badon – will continue to help our companies internationalise their business, using every possible means to bring together quality products and buyers who are capable of appreciating them – with particular reference to the Russian and Ukrainian markets which, as was already forecast prior to the event, are shrinking”.

The edition which has just concluded marked an important anniversary: fifty years since the first edition of the fair. A symbolic and pivotal moment for the industry which is undergoing a significant transformation, both as regards the production process and the whole ethos surrounding footwear, including the way it is perceived by the final consumer.

MICAM also represented an opportunity to relaunch Italian-made footwear at a time when our shoe manufacturing districts continue to experience difficulties, by showing that Italian fashion creations are not only extremely well-made but also an iconic part of our country’s culture. An aspect reiterated by Ivan Scalfarotto, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on the occasion of his visit to the fair, during which he announced a series of initiatives to promote internationalization and fully exploit the fashion system’s potential.

Amongst the various novelties presented during this edition of MICAM, the one that aroused particular interest on the part of trade visitors was the PLAYERS DISTRICT. This new exhibit area was created to provide a showcase specifically for sports and outdoor shoes, a segment that is increasingly attracting the attention of buyers and consumers and that requires manufacturers to invest continually in research and technology. A number of exciting collateral events, such as the MICAM Trophy, were held in this lively new area, which is to be developed further for the February edition.

The It’s Shoe Time exhibition in the Fashion Square was a huge success. Set up to celebrate the trade fair’s fiftieth anniversary, it took visitors on an immersive journey through time, tracing the way life-styles – as reflected in shoe fashions – evolved from the Seventies to the present day.

After wowing trade visitors at the fair centre, the exhibition will transfer to MUDEC where it will be open to the public from 19 to 22 September, free-of-charge: a unique opportunity to present the ‘footwear culture’ and MICAM to the wider public present during fashion week.

Simon Berger creates art installation for Alberto

Simon Berger creates art installation for Alberto

The special feature of the ALBERTO collections is their versatility. A Swiss artist now put this aspect in the limelight: from 200 ALBERTO trousers, Simon Berger created an impressive art installation. Sophisticated draping of the pants created an oversized face. An artistic highlight that will fascinate viewers as of today, 19th September at ALBERTO dealer LOEB in Bern, until 30th September 2019. The ALBERTO face can be admired on the first floor on a newly created pop-up area.

The owner, Dominique Mifsud, is impressed by the unconventional work of Simon Berger and had the idea for the trouser installation. “Fashion and art are related, they are amazing, they surprise and fascinate, they stage and attract attention,” says Dominique Mifsud, “I personally think this installation is great because it puts a completely new relation on pants fashion and literally a face on it The ALBERTO face joins a number of prominent predecessors: musician Ray Charles – who was copied from an old piano. James Bond actor Daniel Craig – his face was made from a Jaguar XJ. Or Albert Einstein, which is made up of colorful auto parts. The artworks are all anamorphoses. So works that open up to the viewer only from a specific angle.