Luxury online retailer Coggles.com has launched its brand new flagship store in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Opening its doors on 2nd December, the 4,000 sq. ft. Coggles store is located on London Road. The store features a curated selection of luxury menswear, womenswear, homeware and beauty, where each piece is handpicked by Coggles’ buyers.
An extension of Coggles.com, the store is a destination for customers; providing lifestyle brands that go beyond fashion alone.The interior space mirrors Coggles’ attention to detail, together with its celebration of architecture and design.
Occupying a former bank, the building’s unique features have been creatively repurposed whilst pieces of its history and character have been preserved. A mixture of wood, marble and raw concrete flooring runs throughout, together with the original parquet, whilst two restored vaults will be used as both a shoe and sneaker vault and an exclusive accessories area – all reflecting the premium nature of Coggles.
Featuring Tom Dixon lighting and a mixture of sleek and industrial design details, the Coggles store brings together old and new in a contemporary light.
After Lust and Seduction, the shoes continue their allegorical voyage through the world of the penitents, climbing through its circles and coming to the circle of the proud and vainglorious, where “Vanity” rules.
Vanity is a temptress, captured with her arms raised to frame the beauty of her face, her intense gaze challenging the gracefulness of a white peacock that appears to be fascinated by her shoes, rather than the lace gown that wraps around her and fans out like the peacock’s tail.
But vanity is also a vainglorious man, boldly self-confident, proud of his trophies, the shoes by his feet, seeming to expect nothing but praise for his handsomeness, as the peacock stands by.
This is the essence of the artistic photographs Spanish photographer Javier Vallhonrat dedicates to Assocalzaturifici to herald the 85th edition of MICAM Milano, the international shoe exhibition coming up at Fiera Milano (Rho) February 11 through 14, 2018, which continues to reinterpret the Divine Comedy in a glamorous version associated with footwear.
G-Star Raw will be launching its most sustainable denim jeans to date for Spring/Summer 2018, the G-Star Elwood RFTPi jean. Made from the first ever Cradle to Cradle Gold Level certified denim fabric, its composed of 100% organic cotton, grown without any synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides.
Developed in partnership with Dystar, Artistic Milliners, and Saitex, G-Star sought to partner with its suppliers to help pave the way for future sustainable innovations. In order to ensure it remains an instrument for change in the industry G-Star and its mill partner worked together to create an open-source access to their sustainable denim fabric development processes, which can be accessed by others through the Institute’s Fashion Positive Materials Library.
The denim label also created the cleanest indigo technology formulated to date together with Dystar and Artistic Milliners, which uses 70 percent less chemicals, no salts and does not produce any salt by-product during its reduction and dyeing process, consequently saving water and leaving clean, recycle water effluent. In addition, in order to the most sustainable washing techniques possible, G-Star worked together with its long-term partner Saitex. Responsibly developed with the utmost care for people and the environment, the new washing techniques ensure that 98 percent of the water used can be recycled and reused, with the remaining 2 percent evaporating, leaving no water left behind to be wasted or released into the environment.
Tommy Hilfiger will close Milan Fashion Week with the Spring 2018 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. The show reflects Tommy Hilfiger’s continued commitment to bringing TOMMYNOW to new cities and audiences globally, following productions with “Tommy Pier” in New York City for Fall 2016, “Tommy Land” in Los Angeles for Spring 2017, and “Rock Circus” for Fall 2017 at London’s iconic Roundhouse concert venue.
“My vision for TommyNow was to create a global platform that we could take on tour to bring our show experience to new audiences around the world,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “It’s about the fusion of fashion, entertainment and pop culture with experiences, performances and inspiring interactions that are designed around our consumers. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is the perfect place to celebrate our next TommyNow show.”
The Spring 2018 TOMMYNOW fashion show will include men’s and women’s looks from Hilfiger Collection and will also feature the Spring 2018 TommyXGigi capsule collection, the fourth collaboration with international supermodel and global Tommy Hilfiger womenswear ambassador Gigi Hadid.
Following the sell-out success of the first three TOMMYNOW shows, the Spring 2018 event will build on Tommy Hilfiger’s signature “See Now, Buy Now” format. All men’s and women’s runway looks will be available across an ecosystem of immediately shoppable channels in more than 70 countries, including Tommy Hilfiger stores and tommy.com, select wholesale partners, social media, shoppable live stream, the innovative image recognition commerce app TommyNow Snap and more.
Calvin Klein and Amazon Fashion have launched its Calvin Klein X Amazon Fashion, a new holiday retail experience that includes two pop-up stores, one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, and a dedicated online store offering exclusive styles of Calvin Klein Underwear until December 31st.
At the limited-time pop-up shops, customization stations allow shoppers to personalize products with embroidery and shareable social media clips let customers interact with content in real time. Shoppers can take items home immediately, or scan a bar code in the Amazon app to have their items delivered to their home. Fitting rooms at the pop-up locations feature Amazon Echo devices, allowing shoppers to ask Alexa questions about the Calvin Klein product and experience, control lighting features and play music of their choice.
Demand for exhibition space at Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf picked up early and the floor plans have already been finalized. With more than 480 collections on three levels at the venue B1 (Bennigsen-Platz 1, Düsseldorf), the event is booked solid. More than just an order show and an opportunity to view the latest collections, Supreme Women & Men Düsseldorf gives exhibitors and buyers a platform for interactions with agencies and brands. Face-to-face meetings and personal interactions are becoming increasingly important. Customer retention and care are key, especially for offline retailers, whose competitive advantage is their personal contact with their customers. It is all about empathy – and The Supreme Group is following this motto.
Aline Schade, Member of the Executive Board: “Human connections are increasingly important in our industry. The empathy involved in understanding another person’s wants and needs is key to success. This is true for us as trade show organizers with regard to our exhibitors and visitors, but also for everyone else, especially if you work at the point of sale.”
The upcoming edition of Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf exhibitor portfolio will include numerous well-known brands as well as many newcomers.
Furthermore premium automotive brand Lexus has renewed its partnership with Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf. They will provide a shuttle service for event visitors and present their latest high-end hybrid car models. Café Royal will also be part of Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf again and offer visitors supreme Swiss coffee indulgences with their premium coffee pods.
Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf will open its gates Saturday, 27th through Tuesday, 30th of January 2018 at B1, Bennigsen Platz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf. Opening hours: January 27th through 29th, 9 am through 6 pm January 30th, 9 am through 5 pm.
Mirroring its constant evolution in the market, ISKO has launched a new logotype to match its role as both a timeless and contemporary partner to global fashion brands.
The logotype has been redesigned to enhance ISKO’s position as a key ingredient brand. Each aspect of the logotype has been tuned to underline the brand’s core values: innovation without boundaries, strength and the ability to adapt to different contexts while remaining loyal to its true identity. A capital letter “i” affirms the brand’s strength and self-confidence. Clear, unashamed lettering has been chosen to be sharp, elegant, polished and merge contemporary style with timeless influence. The holding device that used to embrace the logo has disappeared to let ISKO blend more easily with countless partners, adapting to each context without unnecessary chromatic interference or practical constraints.
Representing a key moment in ISKO’s history, the new logotype sets out to communicate a brand identity which has evolved and is on the point of evolving even further. Empowered by its timeless nature, the new logotype is ready to drive ISKO towards even greater achievements in the future.
Individuality and taking a stand will be celebrated at the next edition of the Who’s Next and Premiere Classe trade shows taking place from 19th to 22nd January 2018 in Paris – Porte de Versailles, where two powerful movements for self-expression will be celebrated: Jazz and Sapers.
These complementary movements represent a philosophy that, throughout their evolutions, have given each individual within their community the power to embrace their individuality and to express their unique artistic skills and acute savoir-faire.
By combining these two areas of expression, Who’s Next and Premiere Classe reassert their activist role in fashion; to prioritise intuition over reason.
The Woolmark Company has announced a two-season partnership with renowned Japanese fashion label FACETASM for the development of its A/W 18/19 and S/S 19 wool-rich offerings, ahead of its show at Paris Men’s Collection. Both capsule collections will be Woolmark-certified.
The partnership marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship where The Woolmark Company will continue to work closely with and support FACETASM’s design team, which has already viewed The Woolmark Company’s sourcing guide The Wool Lab, drawing on the most innovative fabrics and yarns for the upcoming collections and connecting the design team with the wool supply chain.
FACETASM founder/designer Hiromichi Ochiai travelled to Australia with the support of The Woolmark Company to visit the source of Merino wool, experiencing wool-growing properties first-hand and gaining invaluable insight and inspiration for his future collections.
Wool has been an integral part of the label’s collections since its launch in 2007, highlighting the versatility of the fibre and its position as the premier ingredient in luxury apparel. Its unique creations are deeply rooted in Tokyo’s edgy street culture, quickly garnering global praise.
“Hiromichi Ochiai will be our first global wool ambassador from Japan – a market that remains important in terms of creativity and impeccable quality, further expanding Merino wool’s legacy beyond traditional tailoring,” said The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough. “This partnership deepens the relationship between the Australian wool industry and Japan’s fashion industry, with FACETASM taking the two to a global audience via its extensive range of stockists.”
FACETASM’s Autumn/Winter 18/19 Woolmark capsule collection will be unveiled in January in 2018 in Paris.
Following the success of the “David Bowie: Heroes” exhibition, GAS has once again partnered with the Bologna-based art gallery in an exciting project, the photographic exhibition “Kurt Cobain 50: Grunge in photos by Michael Lavine”, the renowned photographer responsible for some of the most iconic images of entertainment celebrities of the past 25 years, and some of the most famous portraits of legendary Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s birth, the exhibition is designed to celebrate the rise to fame of a band which in just five years secured a place among the all-time rock greats.
The exhibition (13 December 2017– 31 January 2018) draws on Michael Lavine’s impressive archive which immortalizes Nirvana at four different moments in time, from the early days of their career to their worldwide success.
Michael Lavine’s images are the source of a limited edition of 2,000 numbered t-shirts and sweatshirts that blend GAS style with the American artist’s unmistakable grunge look as seen through the sensitive, original eye of the photographer. The images reinterpreted by the company’s creative team and chosen for their strong visual and emotional impact come from a 1993 photo shoot for the American teen magazine, Sassy, and portray an unusually red-headed Kurt Cobain.