Selfridges is finishing off its multi-year revamping with a 4,000 square feet optical destination, the largest in the UK. On offer are 2,200 eyewear styles from 50 brands.
In a statement Selfridges said: “Sixteen of these brands are new to Selfridges, including a cluster of brands exclusive to the store such as Fak by Fak and Project Produkt. Several brands such as Grey Ant, Retrosuperfuture, and Thiery Lasry have created exclusive styles within their collections especially for Selfridges”.
One of the highlights of the space is a dedicated Chanel area, which showcases a curated selection of the label’s frames and sunglasses. Selfridges’ optical destination also offers optometrist services using “state-of-the-art” equipment.
In addition to the new eyewear destination, Selfridges is launching “Progressive Edit”, an area featuring a curated selection of accessories.
In the context of the upcoming CPD Order Days, this summer Breuninger once again stages the exclusive “Breuninger meets Platform Fashion” show at the ‘Areal Böhler’ in Düsseldorf. Under the campaign slogan “all is colour”, visitors can experience the current trends of the autumn/winter season 2018. The following get-together with DJ sound will round off the fashion show.
“The Platform Fashion is an essential element of the fashion location Düsseldorf – as ‘part of the town’ we once again participate this year and celebrate this season’s current trends with our own fashion show. The Order Days offer us the opportunity to transform our product world into a live experience in lifestyle context. Using these event formats, we can get in touch with the visitors and both present the constant extension of our range and express our understanding of exceptional customer service. We would like to inspire our customers and visitors this way and excite them with current trends”, says Andreas Rebbelmund, managing director of Breuninger Düsseldorf.
For the first time, PROJECT and PROJECT Women’s debuted the Spring/Summer’19 collections alongside FAME and ACCESSORIESTHESHOW. This men’s and women’s marketplace presented the first-ever and the only dual-gender event.
In a period when so many brands and retailers serve both men’s and women’s markets, creating one inspiring, unified market enables show-goers to connect and discover new resources and grow their businesses more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
“Partnering with WHITE Show is yet another extension that furthering PROJECT’s global footprint in the fashion marketplace. Having WHITE is just one facet of compelling menswear talent present at the show. This season, attendees will have the opportunity to find a bevy of talent ranging from directional Parsons graduates to fresh new scene like Woodhouse Army, “ states Men’s Fashion Director, Tommy Fazio.
“Next In Class”, the 4th edition of The New School’s Parsons School of Design and PROJECT’s partnership to support new brands will include four recently graduated designers Anne Li, Joengmin Cho, Ru Jin Tsai, and LVMH finalist NIHL. The designers will present their FW’19 collections to luxury retailers, buyers, and e-commerce vendors, gaining exposure and insight into the wholesale marketplace all who were apart of the MFA and BFA programs.
Tommy Hilfiger announces Powerful Beyond Measure, the fourth episode of the #WhatsYourDrive documentary mini-series, which reveals the man behind British racing legend Lewis Hamilton, global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER men’s. The latest release reveals Lewis Hamilton’s belief that accepting your differences and embracing your individuality is the key to becoming the greatest version of yourself. Lewis Hamilton shared the new episode on July 24th through his official social media accounts, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, where he connects with more than 18 million fans.
From Lewis Hamilton’s love of music and fashion, to the values that guide him and his efforts to encourage others to relentlessly follow their dreams, the #WhatsYourDrive documentary mini-series is about an incredible will to succeed in all aspects of life, inspiring the next generation of TOMMY HILFIGER fans along the way. New episodes will be released in line with the races on the 2018 Formula One World Championship Race calendar.
CPM Moscow is continuing to grow: the number of exhibitors has increased by between ten and fifteen percent – and continues to rise. The number-one tradeshow platform for the fashion business in Russia brings together market participants in the import and export sector and keeps visitors informed about the latest fashion trends and industry developments. From 4th until 7th September 2018, the fashion and retail industries will be getting together to take orders at the Expocentre exhibition grounds in Moscow.
As the figures of the EFTEC – European Fashion and Textile Export Council prove, EU clothing exports to Russia increased by three percent in the first quarter, thereby reaching a delivery value of 614 million euros. With a plus of four percent, Italy continues to be the main export country, followed by Germany with an export increase of nine percent and France with a growth of four percent.
“Russia is once again a market with huge potential! Clothing exports from the EU to Russia are expected to further increase over the course of this year and will likely reach a total annual turnover of approx. 2.5 billion euros. In line with these positive market developments, CPM is also growing and continuing to reinforce its first-rate position for the future,” sums up Thomas Stenzel, Managing Director of OOO ‘Messe Düsseldorf Moscow’.
ISKO hosted the ISKO I-SKOOL Final Award Ceremony at Milan’s industrial event space BASE. It was an evening of celebration that brought together young talents, industry key players, insiders and personalities. The winners of this year’s ISKO I-SKOOL were revealed: they had a chance to showcase their designs with a high-end fashion show curated in every detail featuring the theme UnDocumented.
On July 10th and 11th, Design and Marketing juries came together to discuss and decide the winners of this year’s edition. The Denim Design Award and the Marketing Award challenged students from different important universities to explore the world of denim and imagine a Responsible and Positive Vision of the Future. Students and tutors had the chance to take part in creative workshops by 100% Authentic You, focusing on soft skills development.
First and foremost, the location: the tradeshow will be held at the Visconti Pavilion – Via Tortona 58, the former Laboratorio Ansaldo, Milan’s international buyers hot-spot during fashion week. The second big news for this edition is that it will run for four days: from Friday 21 to Monday 24 September 2018, one day longer than previous editions.
SUPER emphasizes product innovation and new approaches to accessories, bringing together established brands and emerging labels in an entirely new format. The aim is to promote up-and-coming designers from Italy and abroad and feature them at eye-catching events.
Parsons School of Design and Project New York have announced its 4th edition of ‘Next in Class’ which introduced directional new talent into the fashion retail marketplace to support their growth as designers. The four designers who have been selected to showcase their designs at Project this year are:
NIHL | Neil Grotzinger’s NIHL Spring 2019 collection derives its inspiration from male figures throughout history that build their reputation out of a fictitious sense of supremacy. Through various textile manipulations, and couture embroidery techniques, this collection taps into a grey area that challenges what it means to be male. It explores qualities of borderline ephemerality and downright queerness, yet still maintains its reference to masculine culture.
RU JIN TSAI | The main idea of this collection is making the invisible visible-reveals the documentation of manufacturing process of garments and shows the conflict between makers and wearers. By combining the menswear and women’s workwear of clothing factories in developing countries, each look stands for one of the five largest clothing exporting countries.
ANNE LI | Anne’s SS’19 collection SANCT is a commentary towards bicultural confusion; a statement that it is okay to not completely fit into one culture or another, but that it is important to choose elements of each in order to create your own version of an identity.
JEONGMIN CHO | One Being as Twins and Two Different Beings as Man and Woman. The collection is noted as genderless collection which focuses on blurring the boundaries between genders. The first attempt to approach the idea of genderless was made through her thesis collection based on life experience and curiosity in the relationship between her twin brother.
Nike’s new flagship store, covering more than 69,000 square feet at 650 Fifth Avenue at West 52nd Street, will open in early 2019.
Floors one to four of the store will feature a multi-sport assortment of product innovation and services. The lower level will be home to Hyperlive, Nike’s new small-format retail concept that will feature a curated, data-driven assortment of local essential products, inspired by the sporting heartbeat of the city. Services will include speed lockers for easy pick-up and returns, along with a sneaker bar for style advice. The fifth floor, a NikePlus members-only destination, will provide access to unique products, experiences and customization opportunities.
CORDURA Brand Presents “Durable Design Award” For Cutting-Edge Workwear Of The Future At Professional Clothing Awards 2018
NVISTA’s CORDURA brand continues its commitment to inspiring the designs of tomorrow through sponsorship of the Professional Clothing Awards’ (PCA) VISION 2018 international student design competition. Summer Gill from Bedford College and the recipient of the CORDURA Durable Design Award, Thomas Davidson from Manchester Fashion Institute. The PCA VISION 2018 awards exist to inspire and honor best-in-class innovative, stylish and functional workwear, corporate clothing and PPE designs of the future from textile and fashion students.
This year, the contest was opened to students from participating universities and colleges across Europe for the first ever pan-European contest. Students were challenged to develop unique designs that not only help meet the needs of the workers but enhance their ability to perform the job as well.
The overall winning design from Summer Gill was created with airport personnel in mind and demonstrated creativity, versatility, professionalism and technical understanding of the job requirements. “I was inspired by streetwear fashion and wanted to create a garment that was both practical for work and fashionable enough to wear off the job,” said Gill. “The detailed shapes on both my outer jacket and trousers were inspired by airport runway markings, a direct link to my chosen job of airport ground staff.”