MOSCOT, New York City brand and renowned eyewear institution opened in 2019 its second standalone shop in Italy. The new location, which opened on December 12th, 2019, occupies a 65 square meter space at 22 Via Ponte Vetero, Milan, Italy. MOSCOT Milan combines MOSCOT’s signature style with the local flare of Brera. The newest Shop embodies the MOSCOT spirit—classic, historic, and metropolitan—all while situated in the global capital of fashion and design. The MOSCOT Milan Shop showcases the full breadth of the MOSCOT eyewear collection with familiar touches that are distinctly MOSCOT, including tchotchkes, vintage furniture and artifacts from the family archives, tin ceilings made in New York that are quintessential to historical Lower Manhattan architecture, and the overall nostalgic feeling of having stepped into Great Grandma Sylvia Moscot’s living room, whose iconic photo is now donned on a reusable canvas tote bag that comes with each MOSCOT frame purchase.
To celebrate the opening of the Milan Shop, MOSCOT also released a Milan exclusive style, in the iconic LEMTOSH optical and sunglass frame in a first-ever Matte/Shiny Crystal colorway. The collectible frame has “MILAN” engraved on the left temple tip and is numbered in a limited run of 100 frames. The exclusive LEMTOSH is available for purchase only at the new Milan Shop for a limited time.
Berwich opened its first Flagship Store in Milan in 2019, on 23 October. The company chose the city of Milan for its first single-brand store, the privileged stage of the most important events internationally associated with the world of fashion. Via Manzoni 42 is the home of Berwich’s Flagship, right in the heart of the fashion district, which has always been a place where new styles and trends coexist alongside historical brands, giving life to the most renowned “made in Italy” in the world.
“Be Green Be Berwich”, is the concept that reflects the “sustainable” soul of the Italian brand. The interior design comes from a careful choice and awareness of details, which tell the value of the brand, such as research, roots, travel and especially attention to sustainability. For this reason the lighting of the store – as well as the air conditioning – are low consumption. The paints used are obtained by virtuous production cycles that lower its environmental impact and the furniture wood is recycled, reinventing its shapes and colors.
In the new flagship store, the customer can choose from numerous models from the Berwich and Madame Berwich collections and its purchases will be identified through innovative softwares. An “identity card” of the trousers to which the store will be able to log in to keep a history of the orders of each of its customers and then reschedule them fully digitized a new purchase.
Starting from 2020, with a view to retail expansion, the project will be replicated in other countries, in particular in the Middle-East.
Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia cellulosic filament yarn, has announced the expansion of its Naia fiber portfolio at Première Vision-Paris, the international fashion and textile exposition. With the introduction of its new cellulosic staple fiber, Naia offers another versatile eco-conscious material choice for sustainable fashion.
“We are thrilled to expand our product offerings, and we have been working with a strong network of innovative spinner partners around the world to introduce our new Naia™ cellulosic staple fiber,” said Ruth Farrell, global marketing director of textiles for Eastman. “Working with our value chain partners, we’re facilitating quick and easy access to Naia™ fibers for our mills, and ultimately brands, regardless of their location.”
Naia staple fiber has inherent softness, is quick drying and reduces pilling. It blends well with other eco-friendly materials, such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester—to produce sustainable fabrics and garments that are ideal for everyday wear.
Eastman will be working with several best-in-class spinners worldwide to create Naia staple fiber, including Karacasu Tekstil in Turkey, Shandong Long Run Textile and Dezhou Huayuan Eco-Technology on Mainland China, Pratibha Syntex and RSWM Ltd. in India and Linz Textil in Austria. These industry-leading spinners blend Naia staple fiber with other sustainable fibers to meet the needs of manufacturers across the globe.
French fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier has announced a new strategy where it would name a new designer for each of its seasonal Haute Couture collections after its founding designer said farewell to catwalks in January.
In an Instagram post Gaultier wrote: “I have the pleasure to announce the new concept for my Haute Couture. Each season, I will invite a designer to interpret the codes of the House and I am doubly pleased that Chitose Abe of Sacai Official will be the first one!“
The company announced that its three textile fairs in Shanghai will be postponed from March to a later date due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. This includes Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles“ Spring Edition which were due to be held in Shanghai from 11 – 13 March at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
Messe Frankfurt has been an active player in the China market for over 30 years now, so we stand fully behind the government’s efforts to control the outbreak. Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd outlined. This includes the recent suspension of large-scale trade and economic events in a number of cities, so with this and the wellbeing of all our stakeholders in mind, we have made the decision to reschedule our upcoming textile fairs in Shanghai to a later date. Our teams are making every effort to find suitable alternatives, but we will only make the decision to go ahead with these fairs when it is deemed safe to do so.
British designer Henry Holland has announced that he will be stepping back from his House of Holland fashion brand he founded in 2006, after asking management consultancy firm KPMG to see new investors.
Commenting on his decision to leave the brand, Holland said in a statement: “After the most incredible ride, my journey at the helm of House of Holland has come to an end. When I first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would achieve and the fun we would have.”
Tommy Hilfiger footwear is exploring more sustainable solutions through apple skin fibre, a bio-based leather alternative derived from the apple farming industry waste.
The sneakers feature a sturdy and thick leather alternative resulting from recycled apple skin fibre, which as a lower environmental impact than other vegan leather alternatives.
Available in white and navy, the speckled shoe styles for both men and women feature recycled apple fibres.
Milan Design Week has announced the postponement of its event in April to June 2020 taking place from 16th till 21st of June 2020. The change of date for the event is aimed to support the manufacturers who will be able to present their finalised work to an international public and hopefully welcome more visitors. The 2019 edition had hosted 2,200 exhibitors, recalled 386,000 visitors from 184 countries – of whose 30,000 were from China.
The newly designated dates will overlap with some key events related to fashion including Pitti Uomo and Milano Moda Uomo (Milan Menswear Shows).
IMPACT is an initiative dedicated to uniting the sustainable fashion industry, opened to everyone and professionals. The current edition is taking place at Premiere Classe from February 28 to March 2, 2020.
Does the rise in second hand clothing mean the end of creation? Can slow fashion keep up with trends? Is responsible production just a consumers’ fantasy? Innovation is everywhere – but at what cost? IMPACT brings together manufacturers, brands, young designers, retailers and consumers, in order to answer these questions through 4 areas of commitment:
1. Slow is Beautiful
Encourages controlled and responsible production, distribution and consumption. Slow is less, but better.
2. Made By
Values responsible, transparent production and the know-how of the entire production chain; from raw materials to fabrics to the final product.
3. The Future is Now
Brings together Green Tech and fashion to drive this change with innovation.
4. Old is the New Black:
Promotes second hand clothing, recycling and upcycling.
Lee Jeans has introduced “For A World That Works,” its first global sustainability platform uniting the brand’s legacy of innovation and purpose with a responsibility to build a stronger, more sustainable world.
In conjunction with the new sustainability platform, the Kontoor Brands-owned label also debuted Indigood Denim, a signature denim collection that eliminates water from the denim dyeing process.
The Lee brand’s new platform is focuses on 3 key areas…
‘Lee is committed to bring more people together to transform communities in which we operate. Every year, our employees spend hundreds of hours of volunteering for their communities around the world. From installing denim insulation after natural disasters to planting gardens, we encourage and support employees to give back.’
‘Lee is committed to seek out more sustainable solutions. We are committed to embed sustainable business practices throughout our global operations and supply chain. Lee has reached zero-waste designation for all of our owned distribution centers in North America. This means that at least 95% of the waste from these facilities will be diverted from landfills through recycling, composting and reuse. We are also committed to further reducing waste in product design, retail stores and composite offices.’
“Everything We Do”
‘Lee is committed to finding more innovative design solutions to deliver better products that meet consumers’ growing demand for high-quality apparel looks good and fits great and uphold our values for social and environmental impact. Lee is proud to partner with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign. By forming guidelines that minimize waste associated with denim production, establish requirements for jean durability and recyclability, and ensure positive impacts on the environment, this initiative is transforming our approach to design. We’re developing high-quality clothing that’s less harmful to the planet, our communities, and the people who craft our products. Lee has become an industry leader in the world of virtual design, using technology to revolutionize the way we develop our products. Our advancements in virtual design technology have reduced the number of physical prototypes generated by 30%. Producing fewer prototypes saves the same amount of water as 72,000 Americans use in a day and reduces the equivalent carbon emissions of nearly 1 million passenger-vehicle miles.’