The organizers of the trade fair Modefabriek have announced the launch of a new online platform featuring a B2B marketplace. Scheduled for early July, it is intended to connect the fashion industry and boost business.
“For almost 25 years, Modefabriek has been organizing the fashion trade event of the Benelux as a physical B2B marketplace. Now, we utilize our experience to also, virtually, bring all together ‘under one roof’ and connect professionals. On this new platform, supply and demand meet their match in the B2B marketplace. You will find the newest collections and best solutions, make mutual contact, can share your latest news, and follow each other.
More exposure, greater connection; before, during and after the event and sales season. For everyone who is already active in the Dutch and Belgian fashion industry, or is looking to make their first move, and is after closer contact with their fashion peers. For labels, agents, retailers, buyers, stylists, designers, store staff, visual merchandisers, trainers, educators, starters, jobseekers, employers, developers, advisors, media, policy makers and all other fashion professionals who want to be stronger together.
In addition to the B2B marketplace, Modefabriek.nl will also offer business opportunities, news, vacancies, workshops, education, trends of the last hour, and everything about the online and offline Modefabriek event. In other words, Modefabriek.nl will be the online epicentre of and for the fashion community.”
In the course of the current corona pandemic, the international sports and outdoor industry is facing far-reaching challenges. The ISPO team had to cancel OutDoor by ISPO 2020 and the ISPO SDG Summit and postpone the ISPO Digitize Summit. However, the focus and motto of the current anniversary year, “50 years of tomorrow”, will remain: Based on the feedback and needs of the most important industry stakeholders, ISPO developed a digital live conference for the sports and outdoor industry. The ISPO Re.Start Days on June 30 and July 1st, 2020 offer orientation for the “new normality” during and after Corona. The ISPO Re.Start Days are a two-day interactive, digital conference on how to secure post-corona growth. Exchange, discuss and learn from and with experts from various industries to tackle the new market situation in the sportsÂ and outdoor industry.
“Corona is changing the world, the rules are just being rewritten” says Klaus Dittrich. The Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Munchen is certain: “We are living up to our pioneering role even in these difficult times and are making a fresh start with the sports and outdoor industry. We are turning the ‘new normality’ into the next ’50 years of tomorrow’.”
Diesel has launched Moon, an omni-channel operating model designed to significantly upgrade the company’s digital operations and make e-commerce more seamless. As e-commerce becomes more vital to companies’ businesses in a post-lockdown world where customers are still hesitant to return to shopping at physical stores, Diesel saw this as an opportune time to strengthen their e-commerce and omnichannel approach to business.
For consumers, Moon offers a smooth, easy and all-in-one shopping experience. Shopping options are unlimited, in that all of Diesel’s current global stock will be integrated and buyable through this model. Shopping itself becomes frictionless: increased service levels, easy returns in-store, same day pickup in all stores, same day delivery in key cities, pre-ordering and more are all available. In the near future, the act of shopping will also become highly personalized in the digital space; data-driven approaches will elevate and edit user-specific interfaces as more purchases are made.
In a series of posts on Instagram, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has announced the fashion house’s overhaul of its catwalk and seasonal programme as it embarks on a “new path, away from deadlines that the industry consolidated.” and “abandon the worn-out ritual of seasonalities and shows to regain a new cadence”, away from “an excessive performativity that today really has no raison d’être”.
“For me, in my own small way, I feel the urgent need to change a lot of things in the way I work. I have always been professionally inclined to change, after all, bringing with me a natural and joyful creative restlessness. But this crisis has somehow amplified such transformative urgency, which can’t be deferred anymore”.
Zalora, Asia’s online fashion brand part of the Global Fashion Group, has announced a partnership with Vestiaire Collective to offer a sustainable fashion ecosystem in Asia.
The partnership will allow Zalora’s Hong Kong customers to access over 5,000 of Vestiaire Collective’s authenticated pre-loved items across its women’s and men’s categories directly on Zalora’s website and apps.
The trial will be for Hong Kong initially, with plans to extend to its other markets, which includes Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, and Taiwan, as it looks to promote the adoption of circular fashion to encourage its consumers to be “more conscious about their consumption habits”.
Facebook has announced the launch of its new shopping feature allowing businesses of all sizes to set up a free online store on Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook Shops allows businesses to set up customized online stores which can be found by people through the business’ Facebook Page or Instagram profile and targeted ads. Shoppers can then browse items and purchase them either through the company’s website or directly through the app.
Pitti Immagine presents Pitti Connect: an advanced digital platform for networking and the marketplace for generating new business opportunities that will provide advance information about and be integrated with the physical September fairs. Launched as a response to the extraordinary requirements of the present day, Pitti Connect is a new and essential work tool for contributing to the relaunch of the entire fashion system.
Already active starting from the end of June, Pitti Connect will allow exhibitors at the Pitti Immagine fairs (Pitti Uomo, Pitti Bimbo, Pitti Filati, Fragranze and Super) to increase their visibility, activate business contacts and to be supported through the process of receiving orders while complying with the traditional timing of sales campaigns, in advance of the opening of the September fairs. Pitti Connect will be essential for reaching buyers and members of the trade – even those not physically present at the fair – who will be able to carry out scouting activities and assisted research, contact exhibitors, plan meetings and view collections through video chats or by means of a virtual showroom with advanced functions.
Pitti Connect will translate the quality, selection, segmentation, design, communication and contemporary spirit of the Pitti Immagine fairs into a digital environment. It will be a new world and a new way of putting exhibitors in contact with the fairs’ wide community of buyers which consists of the 90,000 registered and certified Pitti Uomo users, the 33,000 of Pitti Bimbo and the 25,000 of Pitti Filati. A community that at the fairs held last January generated 182,000 exhibitor searches on the website with over 1,300,000 web pages visited during the last edition of Pitti Uomo.
“We know all about the priorities and the challenges that fashion companies and brands are facing at this time, because we at Pitti Immagine are experiencing the same ones,” says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine. “For over a decade we have believed and invested in web evolution – with the launch of the first collaborations with the MIT in Boston and the inauguration of the e-PITTI platform, right up to the institution of the e-P Summit – and in the light of the profound digital transformation in progress that imposes innovative strategies for being competitive and looking to the future, we want to offer the very best existing technology with a totally new platform and an editorial layout that is rich in content, just like a regular magazine.”
After 10 successful editions and while fully prepared for the 11th edition of Ventura Projects during Milan Design Week 2020, Ventura Projects is no longer feasible. Both Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future had to be cancelled due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, these cancellations have had a massive and irreversible impact on the company. Margriet Vollenberg, founder and art director of Ventura Projects, sadly had to make the impossible and heartbreaking decision to stop all Ventura Projects activities, leaving a massive gap in the entire design world. This means that after many successful editions the Ventura Projects events, organised by Organisation in Design, will no longer be on show during Milan Design Week and other international design events in the future.
“It is with great sorrow that I’ve had to witness how the corona crisis has hit the entire world and event and design industry, and thus my company. I spent many sleepless nights worrying about whether and how I could save or transform my company to adjust to a new normal to still be able to serve the design world and enable the talent as we have always done. It is therefore with great pain in my heart that I came to the conclusion that it is no longer feasible to build my dream, and therefore the dreams of many designers and design studios. The current circumstances leave me no other choice but to endVentura Projects,” says Margriet Vollenberg.
For twenty-one years Vollenberg took a role as an organiser, coordinator, and matchmaker during Milan Design Week and over the past eleven years, as art director of Ventura Projects, she focused on giving a forum for international creatives launching their projects. With the support of two dedicated teams in the Netherlands and Italy, Ventura Projects exhibitors were offered guidance and promotion to give them the attention and exposure they deserved.”
Vollenberg continues: “Over the last few days my team and I have personally called individual designers, relations and exhibitors of Ventura Projects. It was one of the most difficult tasks we have ever had to accomplish as a team. It was deeply sorrowing as well as heartwarming to talk to all our trusted friends and design lovers. For now, I look back with tremendous pride and gratitude on what my team and I have been able to accomplish in the international design world. With more than 7000 exhibitors, we have presented countless ground-breaking and incredible solutions to the world. We sincerely hope that the energised atmosphere of global design events will return soon. More than ever, to cope with this crisis and the aftermath the world is in need of the creativity, playfulness and ingenuity that design can offer.”
For nearly 150 years, Levi’s has produced the original denim jean- the 501 patented on May 20 1873, epitomising classic American fashion spanning across ages, subcultures, and genders. Every year, Levi’s celebrates the invention of the most iconic piece of clothing of all time.
“Few people embody the creative spirit quite like Tyler, The Creator. As a rapper, singer, producer, director, and fashion designer, Tyler is the ultimate example of the multi-hyphenate artist’ creative who places no limits on imagination or self-expression. It’s exactly the sort of creative energy that Levi’s loves, which is why the brand has chosen to team up with Tyler, The Creator’s GOLF WANG brand for a new capsule collection.”
Tyler, The Creator is the voice of a generation- in his individualism, originality, creativity and style. He breaks barriers both in music and in life. He is our dream partner for 501 Day – nobody better represents the authenticity and originality of Levi’s” Jennifer Sey, Chief Marketing Officer at Levi’s.
Releasing in celebration of Levi’s 501 Day 2020, the Levi’s x GOLF collection features a colorful take on the classic Levi’s 501 jean and Trucker Jacket hookup. Inspired by a rainbow polka-dot jean that Tyler first created for his 2016 GOLF WANG runway show, this collection includes a 501 93 jean and vintage fit Trucker in ecru denim, both of which come covered in a rainbow print polka dot pattern. It’s a mix of classic Levi’s and the distinct aesthetic of GOLF WANG. With a boxier, higher waist fit on the 501 93 jean, the straight leg vintage- inspired silhouette perfectly suits Tyler’s baggier style. Also featured on both the 501 93 and the Trucker Jacket is a special edition co-branded back patch. To reflect Tyler’s concept to size up for a slouchier 501, the 501 93 jean features both Levi’s sizing and GOLF sizing (in blue) on the back patch ” creating a custom fit that Levi’s and GOLF WANG agree best embodied Tyler’s vision for the 501.
The Levi’s x GOLF collection for 501 Day will be available on Levi.com, and Golfwang.com starting May 20th, 2020.
- A limited number of consumers will be allowed in each store at any given time, with door signs and stickers indicating the capacity.
- A physical distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained by all consumers and associates, with signage affirming this throughout the store and at checkout lines.
- Hand sanitizer, gloves and masks will be available in stores for associates and consumers alike.
- All baskets will be sanitized after use, with signage indicating where to collect a sanitized basket and where to leave a basket after use for disinfection.
- Only one consumer will be allowed in the fitting rooms at a time. Store staff will sanitize the room after each use.
- Contactless payment is preferred, but cash payments will be accepted with additional sanitation measures that exclude the need for physical contact.
- Ability to book a personalized shopping service via an online booking tool, pairing shoppers with one dedicated member of the sales staff to assist them during their visit.
- Tailoring and product personalization are unavailable and People’s Place cafes will remain closed until further notice.