Manufactum – opening in HannoverManufactum – opening in HannoverManufactum – opening in Hannover

Manufactum – opening in Hannover

German retailer Manufactum celebrated the opening of its 11th store in Hannover, Germany.

The retail space stretches over 600m2 and through three levels. Once entered customers can find groceries and kitchenware, whereas the lower floor shows garden and office articles as well as furniture. The first floor then displays fashion and beauty and on the top floor is a restaurant.

Manufactum started being a catalogue and developed from there its retail houses, it aims to invest into high-quality and sustainable products since 30 years.

The store wants to host in the future regular events and seminars as well as workshops with the aim to elevate the store to a destination, adding to a growing number of successful brick-and-mortar stores that aim to deliver experience and quality to an established and growing customer base.

Amongst others it carries brands like Armor Lux, Ecoalf, Lanius, Haikure and Engel Sports

Manufactum Warenhaus Hannover
Georgstraße 34
30159 Hannover
Opening: Mon-Sat 10am – 7pm

Moscow Kremlin Museums holds BVLGARI exhibition

Moscow Kremlin Museums holds BVLGARI exhibition

For the first time in Russia, the Moscow Kremlin Museums presents a retrospective exhibition with pieces of high jewellery art by world-known Italian Maison BVLGARI, which history dates back more than a hundred and thirty years. Over four hundred unique pieces of high-end jewellery from the Bulgari Heritage Collection, as well as pieces from the private collections from around the globe, will be on display at two exhibition halls of the Kremlin museums — the Exhibition Hall of the Assumption Belfry and the Exhibition Hall of the Patriarch’s Palace.

The formation of such an original style of BVLGARI in all its variety is represented by works created during many decades, beginning with the earliest silver items, accomplished in Neo-Grec tradition by the founder of the family business Sotirio Bulgari in the 1870s and 1890s, including luxury pieces of the 1950s and 1960s —La dolce vita epoch, as well as extraordinary works of the 1970s and 1990s. The exhibition is on until 13th January 2019.

Jacket Required to introduce two new sections

Jacket Required to introduce two new sections

Menswear trade show Jacket Required has announced that it is adding two new sections to its line-up for its upcoming edition taking place in January 2019. ‘Introduces’ and ‘Living’ are the sections where visitors will find new talent and homeware products alike. 

Taking place at The Old Truman Brewery in London on January 23rd and 24th, the new ‘Introduces’ platform will showcase Jacket Required’s breakthrough talents of the new season and future contemporary classics. These emerging designers will sit alongside its international line-up of contemporary menswear, selected womenswear, footwear, accessories and lifestyle products.

The ‘Living’ section will offer a selection of contemporary products and accessories from some of the most progressive interior design brands.

Denim Days New York City panel moderated by Lenzing

Denim Days New York City panel moderated by Lenzing

At the recent Denim Days in New York City, a panel of experts solidified the notion that denim is entering a new era of sustainability—one that prides minimizing water use just as much as ushering in the latest trend.

Speaking on a panel moderated by Lenzing director of global business development for denim, Tricia Carey, industry experts including, “The Godfather of Denim” Adriano Goldschmied, 3×1 founder Scott Morrison and Reformation director of denim and special projects Jordan Nodarse spoke about denim’s shift and what to expect from a greener blue-rooted industry.

Putting it plainly, Goldschmied said, “We’ve realized that our industry doesn’t have any future at all if we’re not seriously thinking about sustainability.” Carved in Blue caught up with some bluebloods in the audience to hear their insights into the discussion.

Beyond just the discussion of sustainability, innovative concepts emerged from the talk, too. “What struck me as new from this discussion was Adriano‘s point that there should be a Silicon Valley-esque global innovation hub for our industry…and it should be in Los Angeles because California is arguably the birthplace of the jean,” said Michelle Branch of Markt & Twigs. “The indigo culture certainly exists. And there’s loads (pardon the pun) of talent there. Not to mention that it would help to keep the existing denim economy in LA alive. It’s an intriguing idea!”

For Denimology managing editor Lisette Geller, the panel took things even one step further for her. “The most impressive and probably the most important issue for the whole world is and should always be sustainability. Especially with denim that used to go through a lot of chemical processing,” Geller said. “But the most impressive mind-changing thing happened after the ‘official’ talk. When I spoke with Jordan about connecting and asked for his card, he said he’s ‘paperless.’ What an amazing flash—I never had thought about this in terms of business cards. Just bank statements and recycling newspapers and boxes. No more printed business cards for me.”

“ What a highlight to New York Denim Days to have three generations of denim designers explain their design philosophy.  With so much passion for the blue world, I enjoyed hearing their responses to the question ‘ If you were not in denim industry, what would you be doing?’.  For Scott it was an architect; Adriano said something in technology; and Jordan quickly responded the music industry.  I am pleased they are blue-bloods!, “ stated Tricia Carey from Lenzing.

ISKO hits ReModeISKO hits ReModeISKO hits ReMode

ISKO hits ReMode

ISKO hits ReMode, the LA-based platform promoting growth and sustainability, to foster networking and knowledge sharing by showcasing its active commitment towards responsibility. The leading denim ingredient brand set the agenda with several activities: 

  • Impressive sculptures made of ISKO Earth Fit denim by the artist and fashion designer Lucy James showcased at the ISKO booth.
  • The new Eyether capsule collection, created in collaboration with François Girbaud, was unveiled at the ISKO booth.
  • Garments made of ISKO Arquas innovative fabrics were on display at the Trend Gallery special section.
  • ISKO took part in the “The Future of Denim” panel. Denim with a Conscience – Responsible innovation and ISKO Earth Fit
    Nature, beauty, and responsibility turned into inspiring denim art. ISKO innovative fabrics are the ideal materials to shape into life the mindful creativity of Lucy James, artist and fashion designer: with an experience designing and developing menswear collections, Lucy combines conceptual fashion with art and music and is now creating projects related to sustainability in the fashion and textiles industry.The collaboration with ISKO sparked three nature-inspired denim sculptures – a coral, a wood, and a feathery wing –, which have become the focus of the new ISKO’s “Denim with a Conscience” campaign. These are made entirely of denim fabrics from ISKO Earth Fit, the top-end ISKO collection when it comes to a fully integrated responsible approach and the only one worldwide to have been awarded both the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and EU Ecolabel certifications. The ISKO Earth FitTM line, which embraces articles from all the ISKO collections, uses innovative and responsible fibers such as organic cotton, recycled cotton and recycled polyester from PET bottles.

    Responsibility for ISKO goes beyond just using low impact materials, extending to its entire culture and systems. ISKO is the first denim manufacturer in the world to obtain pre-certified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for the Life Cycle Assessment (LCAs) of all its 25,000+ denim fabrics, meaning there is full transparency about the environmental impact of all fabrics in the collection. These EPDs have been used to create independently developed Product Category Rules (PCR), which will help, for the first time ever, to have standardized assessments for denim across the industry. 

CDG launches physical retail spaces across Dover Street Market locations.

CDG launches physical retail spaces across Dover Street Market locations.

In May 2018, COMME des GARÇONS announced “a new brand using the CDG symbolic logo signifying Forty Years of COMME des GARÇONS creation”. The brand launched with a preview capsule, ‘CDG BREAKING NEWS’. A dedicated CDG e-shop shipping exclusively to Japan followed in July.

From 27th October, physical CDG retail spaces launched within DSM Beijing, London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore as well as COMME des GARÇONS Hong Kong and Seoul. Also opening are two standalone brick-and-mortar CDG stores in Tokyo and Osaka.

The Denim Window: A showcase of denim innovationThe Denim Window: A showcase of denim innovation

The Denim Window: A showcase of denim innovation

The Denim Window is a showcase of denim innovation where denim connects companies to brands and promote the denim industry through events and showcases.

When you walk into The Denim Window you will have the opportunity to learn about all the steps involved in creating a final garment. In this one place, you will find fabric mills, garment makers, chemical suppliers, fibre producers, trims.

Each company showing at The Denim Window will be the only one for a particular product category and geographic area so as not to create competition but rather stimulate great collaborations. Silvia Rancani, the curator of the showroom, both coordinates a collection’s calendar and presents rend directions for the participating companies in order to make a cohesive environment for events and one-to-one meetings.

“I would like to create a casual and cozy environment where people of denim hangout, either producers or designers will get in touch and share knowledge” – Silvia Rancani

DROMe Man Spring/Summer 2019

DROMe Man Spring/Summer 2019

Sophisticated streetwear is the essence of the new Man Spring/Summer 2019 Collection by DROMe. Taking further concepts that started with F/W 2018, it continues to portray a man that looks for his own style and not fading trends. Everything from hooded sweatshirts, sporty jacket, raincoats and bombers: essential shapes are revised with unexpected details and flashes of strong colours such as orange, electric blue and yellow. Modern manufacturing techniques are employed to redefine the classic elegance that recalls the heritage of the made in Italy: the contemporary taste meets the traditional handcrafting. 

The Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam

The Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam

The Fashion for Good Experience is now open in Amsterdam, and is the world’s first interactive, technology-driven museum dedicated to sustainable and circular fashion innovation created by experience design studio, Local Projects.

Supported by founding partner C&A Foundation and corporate partners adidas, C&A and PVH Corp, 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. Through a personalized journey towards transformation, visitors will learn about the history of good fashion, discover more sustainable products and explore future fashion innovations. 

Designed by Local Projects, the space incorporates a personalised digital journey with an RFID-bracelet you can learn about the history of good fashion, discover sustainable products and explore fashion innovations of the future.

FONDAZIONE PRADA presents the exhibition “Sanguine – Luc Tuymans on baroque”

FONDAZIONE PRADA presents the exhibition “Sanguine – Luc Tuymans on baroque”

Fondazione Prada presents the exhibition “Sanguine – Luc Tuymans on Baroque”, curated by Luc Tuymans, in its Milan venue taking place from 18 October 2018 to 25 February 2019.

Organized with M KHA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp) and KMSKA (Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp) and the City of Antwerp, the project will be featured in Milan in a new and more extensive version, following its first presentation in the Belgian city from June to September 2018. Luc Tuymans conceived an intense visual experience presenting more than 80 works by 62 international artists, including 25 exhibited exclusively at Fondazione Prada.

“Sanguine” is a personal interpretation of the Baroque based on innovative juxtapositions and unexpected associations of works by contemporary artists and Old Masters. Avoiding a rigid chronological order or a strictly historiographical approach, Tuymans evades the traditional notion of the Baroque and invites viewers to reconsider 17th century art, as well as the contemporary research, by placing artists and their role in society at the center of the exhibition narrative.