Prada to host simultaneous runway shows in Milan and Shanghai

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Prada to host simultaneous runway shows in Milan and Shanghai

Prada’s Spring Summer 2022 collection, designed in tandem by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, will take place live on 24 September at 3pm local time in Milan and 9pm in Shanghai, simultaneously.

In both locations, it will be possible for the shows’ guest audience to follow live on giant screens the show taking place in the other city, while the two events will be simultaneously streamed on prada.com as a live montage, providing a third way of enjoying the shows.

 

Richard J. Brown FW 21/22 CollectionRichard J. Brown FW 21/22 Collection

Richard J. Brown FW 21/22 Collection

Richard J. Brown’s F/W 21-22 collection explores everything from urban origins to the borders of unexplored territories. From metropolitan contexts to rural and original dimensions. An elegant taste and refined comfort. A sense of personality and harmony of well-being. Contemporary denim interprets the essence of today and anticipates the innovation of tomorrow. It underlines the thread of tradition, reciting new narratives, post-modern trends, evolved costumes. It speaks of a strong character that is surprising and encloses expectations, emotions, hopes, perspectives. It becomes versatile and modular, a skilled expert in everyday life and on every exceptional occasion.

Denim winter soul, the even grittier fabrics, able to express, through their weft and warp weave, their temperament with even more power, without ever giving up the excellent performance. Elegance and quality continue to be the cornerstones of the collection. Traditional blue and black denim, available in different washes, flannel, moleskin and corduroy are combined with more unusual fabrics, enriched by more important flame coupling, for more sporty and dynamic versions, enhancing the idea of authentic denim.

Made with precious fabrics and lined with flannel, the RJB total look project moves forward with the new Steve, a new version of the denim jacket with classic shapes and creative details, finishes and choice of materials that look to the world of luxury. Cuts and creases, patch and slanted pockets, new lacquered horn buttons as well as the traditional jointed ones. An ideal Mix&Match for interchangeable weights and colours.

The chromatic panorama is reminiscent of different and complementary worlds, as if outlined by the decisive and rhythmic movement of a light swing. Mélange effects and contrasts recall boundless Nordic scenarios, amid water reflections, tundra and Canadian prairies, conifers, and millenary rocks.

Dark brown, bark, burgundy maple, and turtledove shine out. The luxury display moves to the English countryside and develops shades of beige, camel, forest green, sage and moss. The urban stage moves between royal blue, cream, cobalt, pearl grey and smoke, between energy and dynamism, flow and productive circulation.

The patched proclaim their identity role resulting from a constant pursuit for innovation and perfection. Novelties are the ostrich effect printed leather versions with metal finishes set in copper or silver plated, as well as the reinterpretation of the flannel patches with a heat- applied silver-plated logo.

Karl Lagerfeld x The Dematerialised

Karl Lagerfeld x The Dematerialised

In collaboration with Web3 digital fashion marketplace The Dematerialised, luxury fashion house Karl Lagerfeld will be releasing a non-fungible token (NFT) in the form of digital figurines inspired by the late designer.

The newly launched NFT coincides with what would have been Lagerfeld’s birthday and marks the houses first exploration of blockchain technology. The two figurines pay homage to the designer, with the cartoon avatar holding a distinct likeness to Karl’s iconic look.

“This is a remarkable first step into the future as we pave our way into the virtual world of NFTs and digital fashion,” said Karl Lagerfeld’s CEO and president, Pier Paolo Righi, in a statement. “We’re excited to add this innovative category to our portfolio and be able to inspire existing customers and new customers with this one-of-a-kind collectable.”

Buyers of the augmented reality version of Karl are encouraged to share their digital interactions with the figurine through Snapchat, in a #PoseWithKarl campaign. Users can find themselves in an immersive environment while using the hashtag, with the brand prompting them to share their experiences through social media.

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers winner

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers winner

The final of the 8th edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers took place on 7th September 2021 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, in the presence of six artistic directors from the LVMH Group, Virgil Abloh, Jonathan Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones and Stella McCartney, alongside Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Sidney Toledano.

Among the nine finalists, the Jury awarded the LVMH Prize to Nensi Dojaka, 27, an Albanian womenswear designer based in London. She will receive a 300,000-euro endowment and will be mentored for one year by a team of LVMH experts.

Munich Fabric Start & Bluezone upcoming edition

Munich Fabric Start & Bluezone upcoming edition

From 31st August until 2nd September 2021, Munich Fabric Start will take place in Munich. Every season at MUNICH FABRIC START, the innovative developments and seasonal novelties of premium international manufacturers are presented in 8 trend-setting areas:

-Fabrics

-Additionals

-Design Studios

-Sourcing

-Keyhouse

-Resource

-Sustainable Innovations

Twice a year, Munich Fabric Start also organises the Preview Textile Show VIEW Premium Selection as well as the International Denim Trade Show BLUEZONE. BLUEZONE, the international trade fair for denim, street and sportswear, is one of the key global events for the denim industry. True to the motto “Denim beyond the seasons”, denim mills, weavers and manufacturers show their innovations, share know-how and the latest trends with the growing Blue community.

Derek Lam returns with 10 Crosby label

Derek Lam returns with 10 Crosby label

After closing his namesake label in 2019 and selling his contemporary label to private label firm Public Clothing Company (PCC) at the start of 2020, Derek Lam is set to present his first full collection as chief creative officer of Derek Lam 10 Crosby next month.

10 Crosby will focus on a D2C model and will invest in its digital presence. According to Business of Fashion, Lam also said 10 Crosby will use PCC’s resources, particularly in its supply chain, to launch new product lines and expand internationally.

Kering Eyewear acquires the Danish luxury eyewear brand Lindberg

Kering Eyewear acquires the Danish luxury eyewear brand Lindberg

Kering Eyewear and the Lindberg family have signed an agreement for Kering Eyewear to acquire 100% of the share capital of LINDBERG.

This acquisition is an important milestone in the successful expansion of Kering Eyewear and perfectly fits with its development strategy. Since its start in 2014, Kering Eyewear has built an innovative business model that enabled the company to reach a critical size in the market with close to €600 million wholesale external revenues pre-Covid (FY2019). This acquisition will further reinforce Kering Eyewear as the most relevant player in the luxury eyewear market segment, adding to its portfolio a complementary and proprietary brand with strong legitimacy, undisputed know-how and best-in-class customer service in optical frames.
Thanks to their business complementarities, both companies will be able to leverage on their respective strengths across the value chain, with synergies in distribution and geographical reach notably. This will contribute to accelerate the growth and enhance the profitability of Kering Eyewear.

Ralph Lauren partners with avatar simulation app Zepeto

Ralph Lauren partners with avatar simulation app Zepeto

Ralph Lauren has announced its partnership with social networking and avatar simulation app Zepeto.

The app allows users to function in a fully articulated virtual world where they can socialise with others using a customisable 3D avatar. Users will be able to purchase a completely digital Ralph Lauren clothing collection, reminiscent of its physical apparel, giving users the opportunity to dress their 3D avatars in exclusive products.

The Ralph Lauren x Zepeto collection will feature 12 looks in total, with over 50 unique items on offer, including a mix of vintage Polo Ralph Lauren designs and pieces from its current summer collection. Shoppers will be able to get their virtual hands on limited edition skateboards and other special pieces exclusively designed for the collection.

AlphaTauri launches new website with expanded eCommerce Features 

AlphaTauri launches new website with expanded eCommerce Features 

AlphaTauri has launched its new online presence with their website, AlphaTauri.com.

Right in time with the new Autumn/Winter 21 collection, the site was built with a multi format customer experience in mind. 

The new design language highlights the relevance of looks as a reflection of the brands product strategy to increase the combination variety within the collection for more head-to-toe looks.

„The new website is more than an aesthetic statement- it is an expression of our brand promise. We are talking about new ways to purchase fashion as it complements the shopping journey in our stores on- and offline. Our hybrid collections have finally gone live cross-channel“ explains Ahmet Mercan, CEO – AlphaTauri 

The newly created website is also a portal into AlphaTauri`s brand world: whether its a behind-the- scenes view into the daily business or moving content around collaborations and latest innovations.

CHIC August 2021 edition postponed to October

CHIC August 2021 edition postponed to October

CHIC – China International Fashion Fair August 2021, originally planned from August 25-27, will be postponed due to the current coronavirus situation in China in accordance with the prevailing safety regulations. Asia’s leading trade fair for fashion and lifestyle will now take place with a new date from October 9-11, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

Around 500 brands will present the entire spectrum of the Chinese fashion industry in October. In addition to the physical exhibition on site, CHIC offers innovative hybrid and digital options for optimal exhibition results.

The Chinese market continues to develop positively. Retail sales are increasing, the growing middle class is driving the trend of “premiumization”, especially high-quality niche brands are in demand in the market of the future.

The next editions of CHIC will take place from November 3-5, 2021 in Shenzhen and from March 9-11, 2022 in Shanghai