The CFDA will hold a CFDA Members Salute to Ralph Lauren at the CFDA Fashion Awards taking place on June 4th. This special tribute is the first of its kind, and is given to the designer on behalf of the CFDA’s membership of over 500 foremost womenswear, menswear, accessory and jewelry designers.
“From starting with a tie at Bloomingdale’s to building a global brand, I respect and admire everything that Ralph Lauren stands for, including his philanthropy and kindness,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said. “This is the perfect moment for CFDA Members to salute this icon of American fashion.”
Raf Simons has announced that he will be taking his eponymous label’s show back to Paris Fashion Week Men’s for S/S 2019, instead of showcasing during New York Fashion Week.
Simons first moved his show to New York after his first season as creative director of Calvin Klein. The Raf Simons S/S 2019 show will take place on June 20th at 9:30 p.m.
London’s only dedicated event for international sourcing presents a curated set of manufacturers specialising in denim production: SOURCE DENIM – the UK’s only denim fabric and apparel sourcing show.
SOURCE DENIM offers retailers and brands an unrivalled opportunity to reach specialist denim manufacturers from across the world, without leaving the UK.
Fulfil your sourcing requirements under one roof: For lighter or stretch fabrics, tailoring innovation, raw denim, selvedge, non-selvedge, washing developments, small volumes or large, treatments and finishing, embellishments, chain-stitched, dyed, organic, ethical, sustainable, conservative, contemporary or fashion forward – SOURCE DENIM is an essential visit for all serious denim buyers looking for new supplier solutions or just keeping abreast of trends and developments.
In addition, feature and display areas focusing on denim innovation combine with Fashion SVP’s cutting edge conference sessions with expert speakers to keep you bang up to date with forecasts, research & inspirations.
Pitti Immagine Uomo, the premier international trade fair dedicated to menswear and contemporary lifestyles, will be held in Florence from 12 to 15 June 2018. The always-evolving event is ready to anticipate and represent the latest fashion movements via a vast range of projects. This edition boasts 1,240 brands, 561 of which hail from abroad (45%), and is a curated geography of spaces focusing on venues that emphasize research in today’s menswear and that are heavily geared towards the future of fashion. There are projects that interpret the outdoor universe in an original way, redefining lifestyle concepts linked to athleisure and giving space to Makers from all over the world. There is the new wave of talent from Northern Europe and the creative scene from Eastern Europe, forward-looking styles marked by cutting-edge design. And one must not overlook the excellence of the new classic labels and brands relaunching modern sportswear. All this is combined with the unique hospitality provided by Pitti Immagine.
GIADA S.P.A. announces a licence agreement to produce and distribute a premium denim line for vilebrequin
GIADA S.P.A. announces a licensing agreement with iconic French brand, VILEBREQUIN. The exclusive collection will consist of a wide range of denim pants and jackets that capture the essence and DNA of the VILEBREQUIN brand. The collection will be positioned in the premium market segment and distributed through premier department and specialty stores.
Franco Catania, GIADA S.P.A. CEO, commented: “The launch of VILEBREQUIN DENIM is an exciting venture that underscores our company’s position as a leader in the field of denim and luxury. We are pleased to add VILEBREQUIN, a brand with strong heritage and global recognition, to our portfolio and will leverage our expertise in design, execution and distribution to develop an authentic collection. This VILEBREQUIN DENIM collection commands the brand cachet to facilitate extensive international distribution and is expected to be well-received by the market.”
Aligning with the needs of the fashion industry, UBM Fashion has designed a new seasonal show, [pre]COTERIE, that brings a focused and purposeful perspective to the ever-evolving fashion retail landscape. Launching June 10-12, 2018 at the Javits Center, New York, UBM Fashion’s [pre]COTERIE will feature premium women’s apparel and accessories in beautifully designed and expertly merchandised neighborhoods covering resort, international women’s wear, designer accessories and fine jewelry, swim and active.
The debut marketplace marks UBM Fashion’s response to the dynamic buying seasons, and it represents an opportunity for American designers to present pre-collections with exposure to a strong contingent of international and domestic retailers. This will mark a key and growing buying period for the New York market place.
[pre]COTERIE has been designed to fit perfectly into the key fashion month of June, globally and in New York. It will act as a kickoff event for the international fashion event circuit segueing into the June Milan and Paris fashion shows.
“Leaning on over 30 years as the leading US women’s wear event, COTERIE understands the importance of launching a pre-collection platform (also known as Resort, Spring 1 or Holiday) as there has been an increasing demand for delivery at the elevated portion of the market,” said UBM Fashion Director and Vice-President, Danielle Licata. “[pre]COTERIE was conceived to bring together the top global brands and retailers in an intimate and experiential setting.”
The launch of [pre]Coterie is part of the significant re-structuring of the New York fashion trade event calendar that UBM Fashion announced in October of last year.
Tommy Hilfiger announces earlier this month the launch of the Spring 2018 TOMMY JEANS capsule campaign, a celebration of individuality, diversity, and the brand’s music heritage, featuring up- and-coming artists Jelani Blackman and IAMDDB, singers Paloma Ford and Salma Slims, and models and influencers T-Bone and Rei.
The Spring 2018 TOMMY JEANS capsule collection features denim essentials as well as the iconic ‘Fly’ sneaker. The ‘Fly’ model, which launched in 1997, was marketed originally to men but rapidly gained popularity among women and was widely worn by celebrities and musicians. This iconic design is now brought back for male and female sneaker enthusiasts and the next generation of TOMMY HILFIGER fans.
The Prototype Series are limited native editions created by Stone Island to give light to research that, given their complexity of experimentation, are not yet industrializable. Unique projects of a few numbered items made with innovative technologies, in new fabrics and treatments.
SERIES 03_EXTREME COMPACTING PROCESS ON NYLON BASE is a jumpsuit made of a mix of 4 polyamide based canvas fabrics, with different weights, compositions and shrinkages.
The finished piece is then treated with a complex high temperature dyeing process that colours, shrinks and compacts the materials from 0 to over 25%, re-proportioning the aesthetics thanks to Stone Island’s expertise in pattern making and to the know-how of its colour laboratory.
The different reactions to the treatment characterizes the hand and the appearance of all fabrics used for the garment. The addition of a special agent to the dye formula makes the piece anti-drop.
Jumpsuit composed of a jacket and trousers joined by a zip at waist – also wearable separately – loosely inspired by a Soviet pilot suit. On the front and on the back legs, large set up with two crossing drawstrings, to tighten the piece. Big embroidery of the Stone Island Compass logo on the back. Jacket with standing collar closed by asymmetrical zip. Trousers with two patch pockets closed by hidden snaps.
This summer Selfridges will honour The Rolling Stones and celebrate their 2018 ‘No Filter’ UK tour, with a bespoke installation in theirCorner Shop from 14 May – 3 June. The Rolling Stones @ Selfridges, Corner Shop, curated by The Rolling Stones and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s leading merchandise and brand management company, will be transformed into a shopping experience that immerses fans and shoppers into the world of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. The shop, which takes over four of Selfridges shop windows, will include a display of hand-picked selections of the band’s iconic stage outfits from the 1970’s through to the more recent ‘50 And Counting’ tour, a first-look at their first ever vinyl box set, a chance to re-live the historic Havana Moon concert and an opportunity to shop exclusive and limited-edition pieces.
The shopping experience will see Selfridges and Bravado give the iconic red Rolling Stones tongue a makeover, with a range of ‘Yellow Label’ apparel including t-shirts, hoodies and jackets along with a dedicated kidswear collection. As the Stones 2018 tour approaches, fans will be able to shop official NO FILTER merchandise along with new clothing and accessories including exclusive collaborations and one-of-a-kind pieces.
|The most promising names on the Georgian fashion scene will be the protagonists of the GUEST NATION: the special project at Pitti Uomo, promoted by the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery, that focuses on the rising stars on the world’s economic and creative stage. In collaboration with MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK TBILISI, six Georgian brands and designers will present their collections at the Fortezza da Basso, in the special area Spazio Carra (Main Pavilion – Lower Level): AZNAURI, ANUKA KEBURIA, GOLA DAMIAN, SITUATIONIST, TATUNA NIKOLAISHVILI, VASKA.
Guest Nation Georgia is a project made possible also thanks to the support of LEPL Enterprise Georgia, the agency headed by the Georgian Ministry of Economy, which promotes the economic development of the country.