Custo Barcelona owned by Custodio and David Dalmau, has signed a license agreement with Velmar, owned by Aeffe, the parent company of Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Pollini, and others, for the international expansion of their brand.
The group headquarters will move to Rimini, Italy whilst the creative department will remain in Barcelona and will continue being led by the Dalmau brothers. The first collection produced after the collaboration will be a capsule collection for the SS20 season, which will be presented at the New York Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week.
The ISKO I-SKOOL Grand Finale, held for the first time ever in Berlin, was all about celebrating young denim talent. On July 3rd, Glashaus was the setting to a night where this year’s winners were announced in the presence of fashion international experts and top personalities.
Promoted by ISKO, leading denim ingredient brand, and carried out with the help of its style and research division Creative Room, ISKO I-SKOOL saw its sixth edition crowned with a unique tribute to the Creative Theme launched in January 2019 at the international trade show Premium Exhibition in Berlin, the project’s Creative Theme “New Denim Codes” challenged the designers’ creativity to explore a novel perception of the body, developing the right fit for any shape or form.
A first in the history of the program, this edition welcomed participation by Denim Design Professionals in the early stages of their careers, in addition to Students in their final year of a Fashion Design BA or MA. Designers were asked to start from focusing on the body as inspiration, along with a market and target consumer analysis. They then worked on their own vision of the future of fit. They had to go beyond the creation of a single outfit, designing a complete Capsule Collection by selecting some of the most advanced ISKO denim fabrics and patented technologies.
The diversity of these emerging New Denim Codes, the variety of body types and the different facets of our society were echoed in many aspects of the evening’s concept and performances, through a mix of elements and materials.
The announced winners were:
– Winner of the Best Overall Student Award: XIAOHUI LYU, BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
– Winner of the Best Overall Young Professional Award: ISABELLE VIENGXAY
– Winner of the Best Showpiece: XIAOHUI LYU, BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
– Winner of the Riri Award: BILGE HAKAN GURKAYNAK, POLIMODA
– Winner of the Reca Award: IRENE DE VECCHI, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
– Winner of the Vogue Talents Special Mention: XIAOHUI LYU, BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
– Winner of the Sportswear International Special Mention: ALEX LUONTO, AALTO UNIVERSITY – School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
With responsibility and sustainability playing a major role in modern fashion, the jury also looked out for the designers who, through their capsule collections, best distinguished themselves for their take on sustainability. Two finalists received high commendations for the Best Sustainable Design Award:
– Shirin Fakhradin Araghi, AMD – Akademie Mode & Design;
– Bilge Hakan Gurkaynak, POLIMODA
Net-a-Porter is launching this month its EIP (Extremely Important People (EIP) initiative, an invitation-only digital platform where loyal customers can shop and find the world’s most high-coveted jewellery, watches and more. Some of the key benefits part of the membership are a personal shopping service, complimentary worldwide delivery, priority access to what is new in, private sales, personal appointments, pre-order service, access to global events, guide to the new season and special surprises including treats and gifts.
London’s Sloane Street is set to receive a £40 million revamp to further highlight its position as luxury shopping destination. The works are set to begin in Autumn 2019 and is expected to be completed within around 3 years.
Elizabeth Campbell, leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, added: “This project will breathe life into our high street and give residents and visitors a whole new experience. We are fully behind projects that deliver on our aims to tackle climate change and improve the local environment.”
Berlin Fashion Week is in full swing. Trade shows, Fashion Shows and meetings everywhere. However, the most important thing is to educate oneself, not only to improve business but to be able to be forward thinking and to make the right buying decisions.
Premium Exhibitions has organised #FashionTech for a number of years now. This year, it will be in a new location in Kreuzberg (Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2) all day on Thursday the 4th of July.
The conference hosts keynote speakers from international experts on stage but also interactive masterclasses to boost attendees’ knowledge and an exhibition area where visitors can learn about the latest innovations and the companies to work with if one wants to stay ahead in this digital age.
#FASHIONTECH Berlin has evolved to become a leading European content hub for technology, digitalisation, sustainability, and innovation.
The idea behind the event is to create platform where different industries can perform a knowledge swap and give visitors the chance to network with speakers, industry insiders, and entrepreneurs.
Below link directs to this years’ lineup, including EA Sports and Moschino.
WeAr will be there – will you?
Sportswear group Puma plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its owned and operated facilities by 35% by 2030. It also aims to reduce scope three emissions, coming from purchased goods and services, by 60%, as it steps up its eco-friendly commitments.
The designer and manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories plays a leading role in the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action introduced at the UN Climate Conference in Poland in 2018. Puma head of corporate sustainability Stefan Seidel said: “Recent scientific reports have highlighted the need for urgent action, as global warming is happening at a faster pace than previously anticipated.”
From 2-4 July 2019, Neonyt is transforming Kraftwerk Berlin into the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation with 170 international labels, making the tradeshow the world’s biggest hotspot for progressive, sustainable fashion and technological innovations. Numerous speakers from renowned institutions and companies are driving forward the change of fashion with unmissable talks and discussions on the issues that matter.
“With Neonyt and its predecessors Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show, we have been synonymous with sustainable fashion for ten years now. We have stayed true to Berlin, the top destination for sustainability, to increase awareness and acceptance of this topic. And thanks, in a large part, to Neonyt, Berlin Fashion Week is now the world’s most important hub for sustainable fashion, which gives it a real USP over the other Fashion Weeks,” says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President of Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.
“The ground and mezzanine floors of Kraftwerk are booked to full capacity with 170 labels in total. We are delighted that countless cool, urban labels are recognising Neonyt as the epicentre of sustainable fashion. And, for the first time, we even have a waiting list due to the huge demand,” explains Thimo Schwenzfeier, Show Director of Neonyt.
At this edition, Neonyt is putting the spotlight on conventional retailers in order to bring the topic even closer to the end consumer. As part of the newly created Retail Forum, over two days there are talks and discussion panels featuring renowned speakers on highly topical, turnover-related retail topics. On a separate space and in a keynote speech under the title “Econic Goods of Gerber”, Stuttgart shopping centre Das Gerber will be presenting its shop floor vision of how sustainability can be seamlessly embedded into existing POS surroundings.
Follow the WeAr team along as we bring you live updates straight from Berlin shows including Premium, Panorama, NEONYT and more! You can find everything from brand booths, show impressions and collection previews over at our Buyer’s Guide which is live now: http://www.wearglobalnetwork.com/buyers-guide/
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Honest features are the strengths of the ALBERTO collections. That’s why the accomplished shoemaker cooperates with real protagonists from the base. Like the skateboarders of the Rollbrett Union, well known beyond the scene. The club, which indulges in four different roles in the ALBERTO neighborhood, is now the official product tester for the innovative label.
Skateboarding is the epitome of an individual lifestyle. Skateboarding is not just sport, it is artistry, expression, art – but above all, genuine life, which is lived out on the street. No matter what, who, how, they engage with passion and openness for their lifestyle and do their thing together. And that’s exactly what lifestyle, diversity and passion are – the common denominators with ALBERTO and its collections.
Why the cooperation of the fashion label with the skateboard activists got rolling? The Rollbrett Union and its members are now official product testers of the Hosen label. On their boards they put the pants to the test, test the functionality of the innovative fabrics, especially features such as comfort, freedom of movement, fit. Designs and colors are also an important criterion for the fashion-conscious scene.
“We appreciate the honest feedback from our product testers and take it seriously,” says Marco Lanowy, Managing Director of ALBERTO, “even if it sometimes means we need to improve and look at certain things differently.” This approach on an equal footing with end users has already proven in the collections. So suggestions, wishes and needs of testers flowed among others in the Golf collection and in the bike collection by ALBERTO.
Welcome to Berlin Fashion Week
Despite the heat wave across Europe, visitors across Europe and the world are expected to arrive in Germany’s capital these next days. The DACH countries are ever more important to generate business and the shows in Berlin are their entry gates.
Premium Exhibitions alongside Neonyt are the leaders. Whilst Premium Exhibition tries to show a variety across RTW, footwear and accessories as well as the skate and sport sector at SEEK, Neonyt focusses on being the leading international show for sustainability. A topic that grows ever more vital in our world and will be an important ingredient every brand will have to show in the years to come, to stay competitive.To gain more information about this topic, visit #FashionSustain at the Neonyt location Kraftwerk. We can also recommend, as ever, to visit #FashionTech – just like sustainability, the tech sector will grow steadily and will be more and more important to our industry. Education is key and Premium Exhibition and Neonyt (Messe Frankfurt) have taken great effort to provide an outstanding service to their visitors. Not only with these conferences but also with the curated selection of exhibitors.
Our team will as always report about the shows on our Buyers Guide to keep you informed, up-to-date and show you the highlights. As always, we look forward to your comments.
See you soon and have a successful show season,
Editor & Publisher