Lardini x Yosuke Aizawa: a collaboration in the spirit of high-profile contemporary design

Lardini x Yosuke Aizawa: a collaboration in the spirit of high-profile contemporary design

Style, know-how and the history of Lardini meet up with the innovative soul and technological attitude of Yosuke Aizawa. A collaboration in the spirit of high-profile contemporary design. An ultra-modern line combined with the sartorial expertise of an unmistakable style create a “unique” proposal that offers elegance, comfort, functionality, and wearability at the same time. A product with classic features on the outerwear panorama and a clearly technical background in terms of fabric choices and garment construction.

Lardini proposes a selection of 8 outerwear items and 3 sneakers in different variants, designed with meticulously selected technical materials for maximum comfort. The products arrive from the idea of combining the experience of the Japanese designer with the sophisticated and genuine style of the brand from Italy’s Marche region; which, despite its origins of classic tradition, manages to adapt itself with flexibility to change. Not just a solitary design garment but also a strong presence that naturally integrates itself into the Lardini FW 20/21 collection.

A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project to showcase at Pitti Uomo

A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project to showcase at Pitti Uomo

Karl Lagerfeld will return to Pitti Uomo to showcase the immersive World of KARL brand experience, with a focus on men’s ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories. Exclusively at the KARL LAGERFELD booth at the Fortezza Da Basso, visitors will also have the opportunity to see original designs from A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project. To honor Karl’s legacy, a group of artists, actors, models, designers and friends each created a bespoke edition of his iconic white shirt silhouette. Reflecting on their own experiences, they reimagined the shirts to artfully express their personal anecdotes and memories.

The exhibition will include designs by Cara Delevingne, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Kate Moss and Takashi Murakami, amongst others. It will also feature the shirt by Carine Roitfeld, who is Style Advisor of the Maison KARL LAGERFELD and, as the project’s curator, shared her instinctive foresight as someone who closely understood Karl’s creative vision. At the booth, guests will also be invited to enjoy a unique personalization service.

NEONYT January 2020 upcoming agenda

NEONYT January 2020 upcoming agenda

An inspiring programme awaits at Tempelhof Airport – from 14th till 16th of January at NEONYT, during Berlin Fashion Week 2020, Neonyt is showing what will be having an impact on the industry in the coming year. With almost 200 exhibiting fair fashion labels, more than 50 talks, panels and conversations on two stages and other event formats, the hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation is once again proving its unique global status. 

Change is in the air – “Air” is the overarching theme of tradeshow and communication platform Neonyt for the year 2020. To kick off Neonyt, which is taking place during Berlin Fashion Week and is organised by Messe Frankfurt, on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 1:00 pm on the Fashionsustain stage Dr Daniel Terberger, Chairman of Katag AG, will be reporting on the sustainability understanding of the biggest German fashion service provider. Shortly afterwards, at 1:45 pm, the panel “SDGs X Fashion – The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action” will be opening the discussion part of the conference. Including with: Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office for the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Zachary Angelini, Environmental Stewardship Manager at Timberland, Alexander Gege, Manager Sustainable Business Development at the Otto Group, and Harold Weghorst, Global Vice President Marketing at Lenzing AG. 

From 5:00 pm, the “Defining Sustainability – Looking Back from a Future Now” panel will be focusing on the big question of what are the most important target values and drivers for sustainable development. The answers to this will be discussed by names including Anosha Wahidi, Head of Division at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and significantly involved in the concept development of the Grüner Knopf certification, Kate Heiny, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Zalando, Malin Viola Wennberg, Communications Manager at Swedish think-tank Mistra Future Fashion, and Rebecca Freitag, UN Youth Ambassador. 

From 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, the panel entitled “Denim Collaborations – How to Build a Real Value Chain?” in collaboration with Textile Exchange will be dedicated to the influential industry of denim and asking how value creation and appreciation can go hand in hand – including with: Ebru Ozkucuk Guler, Senior Sustainability & CSR Executive at ISKO, Lavinia Muth, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Armedangels, and Patrick Wendt, Sales & Marketing Manager at Jeanologia. At 2:15 pm the “Virtually Fashionable – and Sustainable?” panel will be kicking off the digital conference re:publica Berlin 2020 and providing food for thought and plenty of innovative inspiration. Participating in the panel are: Lena Blume, Client Engagement Manager Europe at Browzwear, Stacia Carr, Director of Engineering – Dedicated Owner Sizing at Zalando, Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, CEO and co-founder of Arianee, and Dr Andreas Seidl, CEO of the Human Solutions Group. 

Desigual launches 100% sustainable collection with EcoalfDesigual launches 100% sustainable collection with EcoalfDesigual launches 100% sustainable collection with Ecoalf

Desigual launches 100% sustainable collection with Ecoalf

Desigual has unveiled a 100 percent sustainable collection made in collaboration with Ecoalf that has been made from waste and recycled raw materials.

The capsule collection has been made from recycled waste and raw materials, to minimize the consumption of natural resources, while also being what the brand calls a “story of true love that transforms waste into timeless designs”. The line adopts the concept “reuse, reinterpret, rethink, relove” and features timeless designs across outerwear, trainers, bags and accessories, which it adds have been made to “last a lifetime”.

Key styles include short and long padded jackets that are made from 100 percent recycled nylon and are 100 percent Vegan, as they are free from any materials of animal origin. Both brands also add that because they have been made entirely with recycled materials and with reused textile waste, Desigual reduced CO2 emissions by 28 percent and cut the use of natural resources by 27 percent.

Showroomprive co-founders to relaunch Sonia Rykiel

Showroomprive co-founders to relaunch Sonia Rykiel

The co-founders of online store Showroomprive have announced their plans to relaunch French fashion label Sonia Rykiel, almost five months after its demise following a court ruling.

“This purchase is in line with the continuation of our entrepreneurial journey,” the duo announced, the day after the announcement of the ruling awarding them Sonia Rykiel’s assets, namely the brand and its archives.

The March Jacobs opens first boutique

The March Jacobs opens first boutique

The Marc Jacobs, the new line from Marc Jacobs International that launched in June this year, has opened its first boutique in Paris’ Le Marais neighbourhood. Located at 30 rue des Archives, The Marc Jacobs store offers the line’s full range of ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories that the brand states “celebrates the eclectic and individual approach to getting dressed”. On the concept of the brand, Marc Jacobs said: “We wanted to do something that is unlike the collections we are already doing, in that it is more ‘item-y.’

MICAM X to debut with the “Number Zero” at the next edition of MICAM

MICAM X to debut with the “Number Zero” at the next edition of MICAM

new format to tell the evolution of the footwear sector, from cutting-edge materials to the most revolutionary consumer trends, from sustainability to new ways of doing retail: MICAM “X” will make its debut with the “Number Zero” at the next edition of MICAM, the international footwear exhibition, scheduled from 16 to 19 February 2020.

In a symbolic and decisive moment for the world and for the footwear industry, which is going through a phase of profound change both in the production processes and in the philosophy that surrounds footwear (including the perception that the final consumer has of it), MICAM “ X ”, will become the stage of the most innovative and technological proposals and will characterize the heart of the fair, in the area of ​​fashion shows and seminars in Pavilion 1. It will be the meeting place where the MICAM public will find engaging stimuli to discover new trends in market, between style currents, materials research, sustainability and the future of retail. Presentations, workshops, dedicated exhibitions and other initiatives dedicated to innovation will develop around the three key themes for the sector: materials, sustainability and retail. A meeting point with speakers and innovative realities from around the world, to confront the unknowns (hence “X”) of the future and find the keys to understanding the increasingly disruptive changes that are changing the rules of the game. How are consumption / purchase trends evolving? What drives their choices? Micam “X” will be an immersive experience through presentations and accurate research and materials to see and touch.

London Fashion Week Men’s to collaborate with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana during Milano Fashion Week Men’s

London Fashion Week Men’s to collaborate with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana during Milano Fashion Week Men’s

The British Fashion Council has announced that London Fashion Week Men’s will be collaborating with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana during Milano Fashion Week Men’s in January.

The collaboration will be a “special activation” that will run from January 11th till 13th during Milano Fashion Week Men’s that brings together “young British creative talent with the best of Italian manufacturing in the hotbed of commerciality of Milan”.

In addition, the British Fashion Council and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will present a selection of designers, both British and Italian, who share a special affiliation with London as well as an evening cocktail event for Italian fashion manufacturers and textile companies.

Dylan Jones, BFC Menswear Chair “We fully believe in the strength of British menswear and with our digital campaign #Discovery, we’re bring LFWM to life on a global stage. With the show dates being early in January this season, we’ve decided to celebrate LFWM in further international territories with a significant partnership with Milan, working across cities in collaboration with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. This partnership presents an amazing opportunity to champion British businesses and give exposure to the brilliant talent that London has to offer but we encourage you all to join us in London on 4th January.”

Carlo Capasa, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana “ We are very pleased about this year’s collaboration with the BFC. The collaboration between both institutions is a precious opportunity for both of us to establish a bridge between our cultures and to create a lasting relationship that will surely be enriching for all parties involved. This project will give CNMI the opportunity to expand our borders and to make Milan’s Men Fashion Week even more international. Having the chance to host international-becoming stylists in Milan is an honour for us and we are happy to prove we are up to this task. We hope that the possibility to observe and get to know the promising students that will arrive from the United Kingdom will allow everyone to have a peek at what the new generations are developing and will give us insights on future trends. As CNMI we are very looking forward to embrace the international audience to Milan and to make everyone feel welcome during Milan’s Men Fashion Week.”

Tranoï announces new innovative trade show format: Nova x by DFO and Tranoï

Tranoï announces new innovative trade show format: Nova x by DFO and Tranoï

Tranoi has announced a new innovative trade show format to take place during autumn/winter 2020 Shanghai Fashion Week after joining forces with DFO, a 360-degree market development group for fashion, accessories, and lifestyle brands that help brands improve their presence in China.

The new trade show, Nova x by DFO and Tranoi has been designed to act as a springboard for brands entering the Chinese market and will offer three levels of service, according to designers business maturity, which organisers states will break with the traditional trade show.

The three models will be: the Next, offering marketing support for emerging talents new to the Chinese market; the Designer, featuring sales support aimed at top up-and-coming designers wishing to build business in China; and the Showroom, a full distribution offering that will showcase the most mature and commercially sought-after designers.

Together, NOVA by DFO & TRANOI is a powerhouse project incorporating global CREATIVITY, CULTURE, and FASHION, curated for fashion and lifestyle brands and Chinese buyers to build a strong global community.

An official Shanghai Fashion Week event, NOVA builds a professional and transparent platform for international brands to access the Chinese market. A never-seen-before, innovative hub with a wealth of marketing and business opportunities, NOVAs hybrid program provides immersive experiences for both brands and buyers.

Pantone Colour of 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone Colour of 2020: Classic Blue

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.

A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.