Christopher Bailey presents his last collection for BurberryChristopher Bailey presents his last collection for Burberry

Christopher Bailey presents his last collection for Burberry

Christopher Bailey unveiled his final collection for Burberry at London Fashion Week this past Saturday.

With inspiration taken from the globally-known gay pride flag, a new rainbow check will be featured as a statement in this collection. “There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity,” said Bailey.

Bailey will formally step down from his two roles on March 31st but will work with Burberry on the transition until the end of this year.

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Las Vegas Starts in Full Swing

Today the shows in Las Vegas started at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.

Project and Project Women will unveil their F/W 18 collections until February 14th.

Both shows refresh their format by reimagining the show floor and debuting a collaboration with Canada’s leading fashion city Montreal including live presentations, celebrity guests, and of course a large assortment of accessories, fashion and lifestyle articles.

Neighboing shows include The Tents, Pool Tradeshow, The Collective, Curve and Stitch@Project.

The Edit presents itself with darker colours and a cleaner look

Upgraded hall layout at the Collective

Good start to Project Las Vegas: Buyers were spotted at early hours already

Savile Row’s biggest tailor, Cad & The Dandy, buy Götrich, Scandinavia’s oldest tailoring house

Savile Row’s biggest tailor, Cad & The Dandy, buy Götrich, Scandinavia’s oldest tailoring house

Savile Row’s biggest tailor, Cad & The Dandy, have bought Götrich, Scandinavia’s oldest tailoring house. Established in 1730, this family tailoring business has dressed every Swedish King since its inception. This is a venture that will secure both the future success of Götrich, and promote brand Britain’s manufacturing/menswear overseas.

Expanding into the Swedish capital, Cad & The Dandy is flying in the face of Brexit by expanding into Europe, spreading the reputation and reach of Savile Row to Scandinavia and beyond. Established in 2008, Cad & The Dandy have gone from recession start-up to the largest tailor in the UK. Stateside expansion follows in spring, with two New York store openings.

‘T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

‘T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

The ’T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition opened its doors on the 9th of February at the Fashion and Textile Museum, highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.

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Munich Fabric Start saw rise in international visitors and exhibitors

Last week the 44th event of Munich Fabric Start happened in Munich from the 30th of January to the 1st of February 2018.

More than 1800 collections by international companies were presented across fabrics and accessories.

Two topics were highlighted: The rise in technologies offered in terms of materials or special dying techniques as well as development in sustainability. A broad spectrum of smart solutions around natural processes were presented. From recycling to natural dying processes, companies from Lenzing to Dynamo showed great interest in deepening this topic and reported good demand for such solutions from customers.

Especially interesting for visitors was the KEYHOUSE, which is part of the show. It was curated as an innovation and technology center. Its focus was on intelligent process solutions, sustainability, smart textiles, biotech and digitization. The seminars had similar topics, one focusing even on AI and fashion that were informative as well as eye opening to all visitors.

Bluezone showed a broad range of exhibitors consisting of 100 international leading denim and sportswear fabric companies which showed new fabrics. Candiani Denim presented its biological degradable denim ‘Regen’, Calik Denim showed ‘Smart Tech’ and ‘Fly Jeans’ and Kassim its premium sustainability line ‘Made in Germany’ which is done in cooperation with German universities. Especially for the northern European part, this is a meeting point for all denim experts.

The next Munich Fabric Start will happen 4-6th of September 2018.

 

Karl Lagerfeld announces license agreement with Giada S.p.A

Karl Lagerfeld announces license agreement with Giada S.p.A

Karl Lagerfeld has announced it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Giada S.p.A. for the production and distribution of its new KARL LAGERFELD DENIM collection, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first collection, which will include men’s and women’s denim, will launch in Spring 2019. The initial term of the licensing agreement runs for 10 seasons.

“The launch of KARL LAGEREFLD DENIM is an exciting, high-potential addition to our brand’s diverse product portfolio,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “Giada is a leading producer and marketer of premium denim production, and we are fascinated by their love for product details. We look forward to working with them to build this business.”

“Our license agreement with KARL LAGERFELD is exciting for Giada and we are proud to embark on this special partnership,” said Franco Catania, CEO of Giada S.p.A. “It represents an amazing opportunity for both companies.”

The KARL LAGERFELD DENIM collection will offer a wide range of premium styles, for an iconic denim look. The collection will be fully made in Italy and positioned in the premium segment. Designs will include luxurious finishes like selvedge seams, lurex texture effects, unique coatings and embellishments, with silhouettes ranging from skinny to girlfriend, boyfriend and biker fits.

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ISPO Munich explored increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry through ‘ISPO Digitize’

ISPO Munich closed its doors a few days ago, and showcased in a snowy setting interest in winter sports products and filled the corridors during the four-day event. In addition to the latest winter sports equipment, the 2,801 companies at the fair showcased innovations and trends in the areas of outdoor and health & fitness. The focal point was the increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry, a topic that was explored in the new format ISPO Digitize.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “With ISPO Digitize, we have pointed the way to the future for the sporting goods industry and sports retailing. The next step will be to apply this positive momentum and to get more people excited about sports.” The Digitize Area in Hall A4 provided a glimpse of the digital future. Representatives of sports retailing and the sporting goods industry had an opportunity to learn about digital solutions in product development, manufacture, marketing and sales. With the help of the Digital Readiness Check, they could see just how fit their own business is.

The Munich trade fair center will open two new halls this year: C5 and C6. As a result, ISPO Munich will have a total of 18 halls starting in 2019. The sporting goods industry will profit from this expansion. Growth is expected to be generated primarily by the areas of outdoor, health & fitness and innovative textiles.

The International Talent Support competition returns with its 16th edition

The International Talent Support competition returns with its 16th edition

The International Talent Support competition is returning this year for its 16th edition taking place on the 27th of June in Trieste, Italy. The Trieste-based design competition, which was founded in 2002 by Barbara Franchin gives emerging designers in fashion, accessories and jewellery a platform to showcase their talent.

This edition’s theme is ‘Courage’ and ‘So Bold, Almost Incredible’. The competition’s main fashion partner is OTB, the parent company of fashion brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, and Viktor&Rolf, as well as Swatch and Illycaffè. The winner will be awarded with the OTB Award, alongside a 10,000 euro cash grant and the possibility of an internship in the style office of one of the group’s companies, while Swatch will award the Swatch Award with a cash prize of 10,000 euros as well as a six-month paid internship at its Swatch Lab in Zurich.

The other main prize is the ITS Award, which is given to the best fashion, accessories or jewellery finalists, and awards the winner a cash prize of 15,000 euros to help launch their collection. The winner also normally gets a feature in Vogue Italia’s supplement Vogue Talents.

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TOMMYXGIGI Spring 2018

Tommy Hilfiger will present at the #TommyNow Fashion Show on February 25th in Milan the fourth and last collection with supermodel Gigi Hadid.

The collection represents Tommy’s passion for motorsport and Gigi’s fast paced lifestyle. Athletic color blocking in red, white and blue is underlined with stripe prints, graphic patches and embroidered Speed ​​logos. The silhouette is a mix & match of oversized designs in combination with super skinny styles – for a confident and confident fashion appearance. READY, SET, GO!

 

ERDA shows Retail Design Trends around the World

ERDA shows Retail Design Trends around the World

Current store concepts are characterized by a mix of different colours and styles from industrial look to country house and a broad range of various materials. Stores create hybrid spaces, mixing traditional retail, tasteful catering, personal services, art galleries, literary readings and lots more. For this year’s EuroShop RetailDesign Awards, 85 nominations were received from 27 countries. From these examples, EHI shopfitting expert Claudia Horbert distils the most important trends in international retail design.

Cozy and Curated
Wood remains the most favourite element for store construction and determines the ambiance of a store. Dark wood creates a cozy, warmer and more genuine atmosphere than the clear design language of the Scandinavian style or sharp black-white contrasts.

Customer Engagement
In a world of a growing competition from suppliers online, modern stores have to create unique environments that seduce, attract and entertain customers at the point of sale. Whether it is an iconic architecture, an enhancing store design, lighting or the embedding of state-of-the-art media in the shop fitting, everything has to follow a joint dramaturgy to give customers that certain kick. Thus the dovetailing of physical and online stores is generating new retail and interior design concepts.

To emerge from the competition as a winner, this year’s participants again had to appeal to customers with a successful combination of shop architecture, colours, materials, lighting and visual merchandising and convey an unambiguous message in relation to their product offering. 35 submitters are nominated. On the evening of April 26th, to kick off the C-star trade fair in Shanghai, EHI and Messe Dusseldorf will grant the EuroShop RetailDesign Awards to three stores with the best concepts.