Taking place from 14th till 17th of March 2018 at the National Exbibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, China, here’s a look into the trends to be presented at the Intertextile S/S 2019.
An encounter with an unknown inner sense of beauty, while exploring maximised yet imperceptible appeal buried deep within the self. Natural tenderness comes face-to-face with dignified strength, paving the way for us to nurture a sensitively cool and ultimately soothing attitude. Emphasising serene elegance in profundity and blooming anew with a placid allure.
Creation of a novel and chic couture; exhilarating freshness adorned with a sleek, sporty rhythm – revisiting the origin of elegance. Innocent charm joins with an energetic and playful mode for new revitalisation.
Escaping from daily life awhile, let us embark on a journey – exploring our own roots and awakening internal instincts. Celebrating global connectivity, borderless inspiration and multi-art cultures, awash with vibrant, inter-stimulating emotions. Perceive enticing and sensual excitement…imbued with native-inspired human strength and vital pulsation.
Jacket Required co-founder Mark Batista and menswear designer Kestin Hare have teamed up to launch a new men’s trade event in Paris called Welcome Edition. The latter taking place from January 17th till 21st will be presented in a showroom-style event, running alongside Paris Men’s Fashion Week. The first edition will showcase around 30 menswear exhibitors who will present their Autumn 2018 collections. The event is not a tradeshow as it will be presenting the brands in private showrooms.
DONNA IDA has introduced ISKO stretch fabric into 15 denim styles for its S/S 2018 collection. The fabrics are enhanced by a patented technology increasing their recovery level and making it possible for jeans to hold their shape no matter how much one wears them. This innovative textile formula will be included in core DONNA IDA styles and new shapes from December 2017.
ISKO REFORM DENIM:
This uses ISKO RECALL patented technology paired with a unique construction which ensures incredible hold to the body, creating a slimmer silhouette and a more streamlined look. ISKO REFORM HP has incredible elasticity which makes this fabric extremely comfortable to wear.
ISKO BLUE SKIN DENIM:
A patented concept has a pure indigo shade inspired by the rich, supersaturated Japanese indigos; deep but bright cast with a beautiful chip off/contrast effect, its refined brightness makes this pure indigo exceptional. ISKO BLUE SKIN fabric ensures freedom of movement with holding power in all directions. Gravity defying lift and hold, in other words new generation of elasticity.
ISKO RECALL DENIM TECHNOLOGY:
ISKO patented denim technology, ISKO RECALL, ensures jeans never bag out thanks to a superior recovery level.
ISKO POP DENIM:
Features patented technology which offers permanent softness and bright hues giving a sophisticated sheen to your jeans.
ISKO PJ SOFT DENIM:
A smooth, supple stretch fabric that offers the 24-hour comfort of pyjamas which is extra-soft and light. Supported by Modal fibres, ISKO PJ SOFT moulds and forms with every movement of the body, giving an excellent silhouette and fit for a comfortable look that never constricts.
Evolution-Involution-Revolution: Three Decades of Men’s Fashion as Seen by Stefano Pilati to debut during Pitti Uomo
On the occasion of Pitti Uomo no. 94 taking place in Florence from the 12th till the 15th of June, 2018, the new exhibition “EVOLUTION – INVOLUTION – REVOLUTION: Three Decades of Men’s Fashion as Seen by Stefano Pilati” will be inaugurated at Palazzo Pitti. The exhibit is produced by the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery in cooperation with Palazzo Pitti’s Museo della Moda e del Costume.
The creator and curator of the project (exhibition and catalog) is Stefano Pilati, one of the great designers of international fashion. “EVOLUTION – INVOLUTION – REVOLUTION” is thus a personal reflection on contemporary fashion via a unique artistic approach. It is neither an anthological pathway nor an academic interpretation. It is based on first-hand experience, passing through flashbacks, impressions, collaborations and rejections. Its aim is to immerse the visitor in the multifaceted reality of men’s fashion of the last three decades, depicting its dialectical relationship with a constantly evolving social context.
“For this project on men’s fashion, a theme that has long been overlooked in Italian and international cultural circles, we thought of Stefano Pilati because he was and is one of the leading protagonists in this sphere,” says Lapo Cianchi, Secretary General of Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery. “But perhaps most importantly, he interested us and we found his concept of the fashion system to be fascinating – it is eccentric, conflicting and almost cynical. It’s a precise point of view where the obsessions and reflections of a collector merge with those of a designer and an individual who believes in dressing well.
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Nicola Formichetti will be departing his position as Artistic Director of Diesel at the end of this year.
“The contract expires at the end of December, so there is not that much to say. We’ve had five fantastic years. It was a fantastic collaboration. I really love very much what was done, and the relationship between us is really special,” Rosso said.
Shanghai Tang’s S/S 2018 collection represents a new conceptual interpretation of the brand’s heritage and image. A tale of traditional Chinese elements merged by a contemporary spirit and a cosmopolitan, international creative vision. With an undertone of novelty, these elements are auspiciously united by the “Shou”, Chinese symbol for longevity, which features on buckles of belts and bags and appears in both jewelry and prints.
Ownership and direction of the iconic brand, founded by the late Sir David Tang in 1994, was acquired by Alessandro Bastagli, Shanghai Tang’s new Executive Chairman, and Hong Kong Private Equity fund Cassia Investments. A marriage of Chinese tradition and the finest Italian craftsmanship, Shanghai Tang is now manufactured in Italy to ensure the highest quality of products and excellence of techniques and materials.
Silk is the symbolic element of the Chinese millennial culture and plays an emblematic role in the collection. Deployed in innumerable variations, the material becomes an ideal bridge between Italy and China whose two souls are now harmonized in the brand.
The cultural and semantic Chinese imprinting is revisited in the new qipao that transforms to the modern “little black dress”. The metamorphosis involves motifs of bold butterflies inspired by antique embroideries and is embodied by imperial peonies.
The print designed with “intense” colors looks westward with the ton-sur-ton macro hound’s-tooth mixed with delicate floral patterns or geometrical multicolor mosaics.
In January 2018, from the 7th till the 9th, VINTAGE@Intermezzo will open its doors once again allowing the public to shop the most sought-after assortment of vintage dealers the nation has to offer. Cult-status dealers Morphew, IMJM Vintage, Couture, Les Femme Vintage will return in 2018, joined by a fresh assortment of new exhibitors including Brooklyn Archives Vintage, Metropolis Vintage, Bella Bag and more. For the second time only, guests can shop a range of luxury vintage designer including Missoni, Chanel and Versace, gowns and furs, to rare Victorian and Asian pieces such as Issey Miyake, alongside an array of sportswear, t-shirts and unique denim.
EDWIN Jeans, has announced the re-launch of EDWIN for the North American markets. Having launched over 70 years ago, the EDWIN brand has been known for its authenticity, innovation and craftsmanship throughout the world of fashion. From utilizing exclusive fabrics, revolutionary production technologies with state-of-the-art finishing and continual progression in design and fit, EDWIN has cemented itself as a leader in global denim market. The brand currently has over 3,000 points of sale at retail throughout Japan and Europe, and 31 company-owned stores in Japan.
Based in the Arts District, downtown Los Angeles, the new EDWIN collection is being designed by Adriano Goldschmied. The first collection will be a limited capsule collection for men and women, available for Holiday ’17 retail, with a small and focused collection of stand alone items for Spring / Summer 2018. Goldschmied has tapped into EDWIN’s long history for inspiration while bringing a modern aesthetic to the new collection. Staying true to the roots of the brand, the collection will be manufactured in Japan.
Capsule has announced that after many seasons of being away from the centre of the city’s fashion-related action, it will bring its men’s show back to the Marais district of Paris. This edition of Capsule Paris Men’s, which will take place from January 19th till 21st, marks a return to Capsule’s roots as the premiere destination for a tightly curated assemblage of progressive brands from around the world. With just 50 exhibitors, the carefully curated show will be intimate in size like the Capsule of yesteryear. The exhibition will be spread over 4 floors in a light-filled pace, but simultaneously will feature enough heft for premiere retailers who attend Capsule.