Tranoï joins Première Vision

Tranoï joins Première Vision

On July 31st, Tranoï has integrated the fashion division of the GL events Group, alongside Première Vision. The sector’s two major players, Tranoï and Première Vision, are thus moving closer together, creating a unique hub of physical and digital BtoB events, services and content to meet the market’s new challenges, from the upstream to the downstream of the global creative fashion industry.

Boris Provost, Managing Director of Tranoï: “We are delighted to join the GL events Group and for this closer relationship with Première Vision. Our goal was to work with established partners who could provide complementary expertise, to collectively develop our offer of services. GL events and Première Vision meet every aspect of these requirements. The resulting synergy between two fashion and trade-show experts will help us develop ambitious transversal projects that corresponds to fashion brands and buyers expectations of today and tomorrow.”

Gilles Lasbordes, Managing Director of Première Vision: “With this closer relationship, as with the alliances we forged in 2019 with Fashion Source in China and The Materials Show in the USA, we continue to pursue our strategy of building a global and complementary offer as closely aligned with the market’s needs as possible. We look forward to collaborating with Tranoï’s teams, whose expertise will help give rise to new projects and, above all, new solutions to support the entire industry in this complex and fast- changing environment.”

Liberty Fairs Launch Virtual Marketplace

Liberty Fairs Launch Virtual Marketplace

Liberty Fairs, the premier trade destination for menswear lifestyle brands, has partnered with JOOR, the world’s industry-standard wholesale platform, to launch the first US-based virtual marketplace allowing brands and retailers to transact directly online.

The Virtual Marketplace “floor” takes place over the course of 3 days, but will be open for 4 weeks to allow for retailers to place their orders. The Liberty Virtual Marketplace is built on JOOR Passport, which centralises the trade show experience by creating a one-stop shop for users.

Live from August 17th until September 17th, 2020.

Fashion Bridge Düsseldorf by The Supreme Group & Igedo Company

Fashion Bridge Düsseldorf by The Supreme Group & Igedo Company

The Supreme Group & Igedo Company present: Fashion Bridge Düsseldorf, taking place from 28th August 1st September 2020. Fashion Bridge Düsseldorf signals the union of the two trade fair organizers in Düsseldorf, on the left and right bank of the Rhine, geographically separated and united in terms of content.

The Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf will end on 31 August, the events of the Igedo Company on 1 September 2020.

Trade fairs have a long tradition at the Düsseldorf location and have always been the driving force behind the activities of the fashion players on site. Together, the two organizers invite buyers from Germany and neighboring countries and network with each other.

In addition to the long tradition of the Igedo Company at the Düsseldorf location, among others, The Supreme Group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer with Supreme Women&Men Düsseldorf!

Designers & Agents Show to go digital

Designers & Agents Show to go digital

Designers & Agents Show has teamed up with Ordre, a leading online fashion wholesale network to create D&A Digital to connect its exhibitors and retail buyers. It will include virtual showrooms, video options, order building and look book presentations.

“We were attracted to Ordre based on a like-minded sensibility, and point of view, backed up by cutting-edge technology including 360-degree views,” said Ed Mandelbaum, president of Designers & Agents. “The founders of Ordre recognized the challenges created by the changing environment for leading fashion brands in managing their global wholesale networks. Their subsequent vision was to create a channel to facilitate the management of these networks globally through the presentation of seasonal collections through online showrooms and D&A is looking forward to launching this platform to its exhibitors.”

Central Saint Martins and LVMH announce winners of Green Trail sustainable innovation event

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Central Saint Martins and LVMH announce winners of Green Trail sustainable innovation event

As part of the partnership between LVMH and the Central Saint Martins design school, the annual Maison/o Green Trail show invites students to present sustainable innovation projects that demonstrate how design can respond to the climate emergency. The jury chose five winners whose propositions were especially pertinent.

Organized as part of the Maison/o program, the annual Green Trail event invites students to present innovative sustainable design projects. Twenty-seven students took part in the 2020 Maison/0 Green Trail and five winners were chosen.

Top PUMA ambassadors discuss racism in online video

Top PUMA ambassadors discuss racism in online video

PUMA has brought together three of its best-known ambassadors, Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, Olympian Tommie Smith and football legend Thierry Henry, to have an honest conversation about racism.

More than 50 years ago, when Tommie Smith raised his fist on the podium of the 1968 Olympic Games, he risked everything to stand up for universal equality. At a time when racism and police brutality against minorities once again dominate the headlines, the panel of PUMA athletes talk about their experiences with racism, activism and their hopes for the future.

The topic of the talk is “Is Anyone Listening?”, a quote by Tommie Smith in which he expressed his disbelief that so many years after his silent protest on the Olympic podium, racism was still an issue around the world.

“At some point, people didn’t see my color anymore because I was playing football,” Thierry Henry explains during the discussion. “When I went somewhere where people didn’t recognize me, my color came back.”

Through its #REFORM platform, PUMA is giving its brand ambassadors the chance to talk about causes and to encourage conversations around issues such as universal equality.

Prada Mode Shanghai: upcoming 5th edition

Prada Mode Shanghai: upcoming 5th edition

Prada will present Prada Mode Shanghai from 31st August till 1st September 2020, at Prada Rong Zhai, the historic villa in the heart of Shanghai. This will be the fifth iteration of Prada Mode, a traveling social club with a focus on contemporary culture that provides members a unique art experience along with music, dining, and conversations. Past Prada Modes have augmented and extended significant cultural events in various cities worldwide, in partnership with prominent artists, academics, and cultural figures.

Renowned director, producer, and writer Jia Zhang-Ke will transform the space into MIÀN, a site-specific intervention inspired by the director’s cinematic work.

“The word ‘miàn’ has over a dozen meanings in the Chinese dictionary,” Jia writes, “It can mean processed food made from ground wheat, a trajectory formed by a moving line in geometry, a meeting, a surface of things or a person’s face.”

MIÀN, in collaboration with Prada Mode Shanghai, will invite guests to explore some of the word’s many meanings. The intervention will be divided into three chapters that together “reflect the diverse faces of the world…to present human dignity which is called ‘tǐ miàn’ in Chinese.” Each chapter toys with the polysemy of MIÀN.

Louis Vuitton presents new unisex jewellery collectionLouis Vuitton presents new unisex jewellery collection

Louis Vuitton presents new unisex jewellery collection

The Maison’s Jewellery Artistic Director Francesca Amfitheatrof took Louis Vuitton’s initials as the starting point for the graphic new collection of unisex jewellery pieces. The multiple interpretations of this inspiration offer infinite combinations to mix and match all pieces seamlessly.

The LV Volt Collection pulsates with the energy of the initials’ powerful shape, becoming a unit of measure of its own beat and tempo. The LV letters come together, split apart, link up and intertwine in a myriad of textures, volumes, finishes and dimensions.

Fulgar’s new project in collaboration with New Fine Arts Academy

Fulgar’s new project in collaboration with New Fine Arts Academy

Fulgar – a centre of Made in Italy excellence and leader in the manufacture of high-performance man-made and ecological yarns – asserts its role at the forefront of high-tech green developments in the fashion textile world with a new project inspired and promoted by the company and implemented in collaboration with NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (New Fine Arts Academy).

An experienced innovation incubator in the context of ecological developments, the company presents and promotes FUTURE/Lab, a special sustainable supply chain project interpreted by 10 young talents, all third-year students of the NABA three-year Fashion Design diploma.

For this initiative Fulgar has asked the young stylists to choose fabrics exclusively from Italian companies that belong to the sustainable supply chain, produced using ecological yarns from Fulgar’s green portfolio.

CFDA names new President

CFDA names new President

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has promoted CaSandra Diggs to the role of president. Diggs is a veteran to the organization and fashion industry, having joined the CFDA in 2001. Most recently, she served as CFDA’s Chief Administrative and Financial Officer.

As President, she expands her leadership role and will be charged with developing strategy and making decisions that further the CFDA’s purpose to champion, educate, and support its membership and the fashion industry-at-large.

“CaSandra is an innovative thinker with a strong understanding of organizational and business operations,” Kolb said. “Expanding her role will provide the CFDA with more opportunity to meet the needs of the membership in a broad and diverse way. It is a critical time for our industry, and she is the right person with the right ideas to help lead CFDA into the future.”