Moschino will be launching a new store opening in July 2018. The Italian luxury brand is starting off by investing in a pop-up shop at Printemps. The shop will stay open from May 17th to July 1st along with a “Moschino Loves Printemps” capsule collection. Furthermore. Moschino will also open a flagship on Rue Saint-Honoré in July. The boutique will also unveil a new design element in order to match the brand’s aesthetic.
Adidas and Reebok have again claimed the top spot in Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index, which reviews and ranks 150 major global brands and retailers according to their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts.
Since 2016, Fashion Revolution has tracked leading global brands and benchmarked their performance on five key issues: policy and commitments, governance, traceability, know show and fix, and spotlight issues. Adidas and Reebok scored highest followed by Puma, H&M, Esprit, Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, C&A and Marks & Spencer scoring in the 51-60% out of a possible 250 points.
ASOS came shortly behind the top ten, having significantly increased their level of disclosure since last year, followed by Levi Strauss and then The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Wrangler (all owned by VF Corp.), G-Star, Tchibo and Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius and Zara (all owned by Inditex), scoring in the 41-50% range.
In the past two years of conducting this research, we noted that the luxury brands publicly disclose relatively fewer social and environmental policies and practices than other major brands and retailers, but we are starting to see this trend change. Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, YSL and Burberry scored in the 31-40% range, with Hugo Boss increasing its score by 11%, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger increasing their score by 9%, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and YSL increasing their score by 8% and Burberry increasing its score by 7% this year. Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger published a list of their Tier 1 suppliers, whilst Hermès discloses its tier 1 suppliers as well as fabric suppliers and processing facilities.
The way fashion is made, sourced and consumed continues to cause suffering and pollution. Fashion Revolution believes that this urgently needs to change and that the first step is greater transparency.
Transparent disclosure makes it easier for brands, suppliers and workers, trade unions and NGOs to understand what went wrong when human rights and environmental abuses occur, who is responsible and how to fix it. However, it is clear that not enough has changed and change is not happening fast enough. Most companies are still operating in broadly the same way that enabled the Rana Plaza disaster to occur five years ago.
Only 55% of brands and retailers published measurable, time-bound goals on improving environmental impacts, whilst only 37% published goals on improving human rights. Fashion Revolution believes that more brands need to report on progress against these goals. Without this, we have no way of knowing if their policies and procedures are actually driving improvements for the people making our clothes.
More brands and retailers (12% in 2018; 7% in 2017) — but still very few — disclosed how company employees’ incentives are tied to improvements in human rights and environmental management.
The Spanish denim weaver Tavex, founded in 1846, is starting a new chapter. Early April 2018, it unveiled its new brand name: Evlox.
“Progress is impossible without change”, said Noemi Sanchez, Evlox’ Global Marketing Director, in her presentation during the launch event at the Evlox production plant and R&D Center located in Settat, Morrocco. The event was attended by over 250 clients, politicians and journalists from around the globe.
Luis Aguiar, CEO, stressed that the new brand name coincides with the new ownership. “With Evlox, we are starting a new era for our company, uniting over 170 years of history with a fresh and modern approach, which will see Evlox as a brand characterized by proximity and highest quality service to our historical and new clients alike, combined with highly innovative textiles and finishings”.
The Prototype Series are limited native editions. They are created by Stone Island to give light to research that, given their complexity of experimentation, are not yet industrializable. This creates unique projects of a few numbered items, made with innovative technologies in new fabrics and treatments.
The exposed garment is made with a mix of 4 polyamide based canvas fabrics,with different weights, compositions andshrinkages.
The finished piece is treated with a complex high temperature dyeing process that colours, shrinks and compacts the materials from 0 to over 25%, re-proportioning the aesthetics.This is possible thanks toStone Island’s expertise in pattern making and to the know-how of its colour laboratory. The different reactions to the treatment characterizes the hand and the appearance of all fabrics used for the garment.
The Internet of Things, the new frontier of technology that will increasingly offer the opportunity to interact with objects around us, is the protagonist in the Piquadro stand at the exhibition “Smart City: Materials, Technologies & People” open to the public during Design Week at the Superstudio Più.
The technology applied to design bags made from the finest Italian leathers: this has always been the distinctive value of Piquadro, presenting its innovations based on the concept of BAGMOTIC at the exhibition on the innovation of technologies for the construction of new smart cities.
The trolleys and backpacks on display at Smart City during the Salone del Mobile, become even more intelligent thanks to this sort of bag automation that the company of Marco Palmieri has started to develop for several years progressively exploring the modern philosophy of IoT, the Internet of Things.
Products equipped with BAGMOTIC technology are able to communicate with us because they are connected via Bluetooth with our smartphone and / or our smartwatch thanks to the Connequ app available on the Srore App and Play Store. They are equipped with an integrated battery that recharges the smartphone for simple contact, an alert device in case of theft or loss, a handle that weighs the trolley and communicates which airlines admit it in the cabin, a Bluetooth lock and a GSM that allows traceability anywhere in the world. In addition, new 2018, the trolleys are equipped with a lock that opens and closes with a fingerprint.
Pin of technology BAGMOTIC is the Connequ app designed by Piquadro and available both for smartphones and smartwatches. Through this app, Piquadro always promises new possibilities for interaction with backpacks, bags and suitcases and a continuous upgrade of the Tech Inside idea which has always been at the base of the design of each of its products with the aim of making travel more stress-free. those who travel for work and, why not, even those who do it for pleasure.
Reaching out to fashion brands developing contemporary denim collections, Denim Première Vision puts fashion, innovation, denim products and know-how at the core of two days dedicated to creation on May 23rd and 24th at the Parc Floral in Paris:
• Inspiration, forward-looking fashion directions, decodings and analyses of concrete and complementary trends, to meet the challenges of all fashion and denim markets:
Carte blanche to designer Lutz Huelle via 5 seasonal themes:
Impact Tailoring – Wild & Wooly Denim – Evening Denim – Active Denim – Extroverted Street.
A fashion forum reorganised around two areas: – an inspirational forum,
– a forecasting forum.
3 new fashion seminars:
– An inspirational seminar by the show’s fashion team,
– A fashion seminar dedicated to autumn winter 2019-20 fits by Lucia Rosin (Meidea), – A seminar decoding spring summer 2019 with Alexandra Van Houtte (Tagwalk).
- The Denim Smart Square: a space dedicated to eco-responsibility to guide brands in search of transparency and sustainable sourcing..
- « The Future is bright »: a new socio-cultural master class for an optimistic approach to the future of denim, presented by Pascal Monfort of the REC agency, designed for those looking to move forward: designers, buyers, product managers, marketing managers, communication officers, brand managers, etc.
- A selective and specialised international offer, featuring an SMQ Corner – an area dedicated to small quantities – to adapt to the needs of the industry’s newest players.
- And a new show layout, to showcase and promote exhibitors’ collections and new developments.
–Craig Green will be the Menswear Guest Designer at Pitti Uomo 94. The London-born fashion designer whose creativity is capturing the attention of the international fashion community will be presenting an exclusive runway show, featuring his S/S 2019 collection in Florence.
–The Roberto Cavalli Group has chosen Pitti Uomo for the worldwide launch of its new men’s fashion project with a special event in the house’s distinctive style. One of the most important Italian luxury brands in the world, Roberto Cavalli will be back on its “hometown” catwalks with the first men’s collection by Paul Surridge, the new creative director for all of the company’s lines.
-On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 94 (Florence, 12-15 June 2018), the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery will present FANATIC FEELINGS – Fashion Plays Football, an exhibition curated by Markus Ebner, founder of German fashion magazines Achtung Mode and Sepp Football Fashion and contemporary art critic Francesco Bonami. Through a broad multimedia presentation, FANATIC FEELINGS will highlight the pioneering impact football has had on the world of men’s fashion igniting the fusion of tailoring and sportswear early on.
Tommy Hilfiger announces Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton as global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger Men’s
Tommy Hilfiger has announced that British Formula One racing driver and four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton will appear as the new global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER men’s, including HILFIGER COLLECTION, TOMMY HILFIGER TAILORED and TOMMY HILFIGER Menswear, Underwear and Swimwear, starting Spring 2018. The partnership reflects Tommy Hilfiger’s strategic commitment to build on its strong menswear heritage and further drive the global growth of its men’s business, bringing the next generation of fans to the brand.
“I have always admired Lewis’ incredible endurance during the race, as well as his unique style off the track, which speak to the new generation of Tommy Guys,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “He has built his incredible career as a racing driver with passion, dedication and extremely hard work – values that I embraced when founding my brand. We have a history with Formula One, and this partnership builds on our heritage of collaborations within the world of motor sport.”
The Spring 2018 TOMMY HILFIGER men’s offering celebrates Tommy Hilfiger’s love of motor sports, where speed and immediacy fuse with a touch of vintage nostalgia. The collection, which premiered at TOMMYNOW “DRIVE” during Milan Fashion Week on February 25th, gives nod to the Formula One racing pit crew, with heritage work wear and a strong focus on denim. Street styles are born from the iconic shapes, bold colors and streamlined graphics of speed racers. Looking at the traditional American automobile culture, clothing is reinvented for a collection that fulfills the needs of today’s fast-paced lifestyle.
Every season, Tamaris creates a richly diverse world of shoes waiting to be discovered by women of all ages. Alongside catering to the fashion-concious, the brand constantly monitors its optimisation and innovation processes. For A/W 2018, Tamaris presented several launches: the Fashletics by Tamaris, Tamaris Heart & Sole and Marcel Ostertag x Tamaris product lines.
The continuing trend of athleisure has been reinterpreted by Fashletics by Tamaris with fashionable, feminine models. The collection combines fashion with wearable sportiness into a perfect symbiosis: Exclusive, ultra-light sole designs meet innovative material combinations and modern fashion uppers. The colours of the A/W 2018 range from feminine pastel shades in soft pink and lilac to deep burgundy and purple tones and the colours of the forest with intensive khaki, olive and azure blue.
“Never stop this revolution” is the key message at Tamaris Heart & Sole, where high heels meet ultimate comfort with the patented insole. New colours and decorative elements underline the elegance of the cool models. The golden heart is the unique selling point of the collection. The elegance of the collection is enhanced by many pointed last shapes that give the shoe a particularly feminine look.
The Marcel Ostertag X Tamaris presents a collection entitled “Opium” where consumption is transformed into pleasure, presenting patterned leather, subdued colours and rose-gold decoration elements. Marcel Ostertag’s collection is a tribute to the life work of Yves Saint Laurent and his ecstatic excesses in the 1970s. Glittering parties and glamorous staging serve as the perfect inspiration for the collection. The collection name “Opium” has been deliberately chosen, reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s opulent fragrance, it unites all time-travelling cosmopolitans. The colour palette ranges from Merlot and navy to old rose, olive, anthracite and black. The plexi heel is the signature piece of the collection and comes in new accent colours such as rose gold, Merlot, olive and grey.
This season of Vancouver Fashion Week featured an epic line up of design talent from across the globe showcasing F/W 2018 collections. The best in local Canadian talent as well as designers representing Italy, Australia, Ghana, Japan, Chile, France, and more, VFW offered variety like no other. Special guest Miss J Alexander, America’s Next Top Model Coach attended the shows, and the Instagram famous Christopher the Pig brought smiles to the audience as he opened and closed the show for Bia Boro Bamboo’s underwear line.