On The Fringe NYC: A Korean Collective Showcase

On The Fringe NYC: A Korean Collective Showcase

On The Fringe NYC will present a showcase during NYFW, to be held on September 7th. On The Fringe NYC creates and hosts the space for brands from South Korea. This Collective consists of Korean Brands : Fashion, Beauty, Artist and Accessories:

PLAYNOMORE pursues pleasure of fashion through its key identity SHYGIRL. We want to revive childhood memories and small concentric remains in our hearts. PLAYNOMORE interprets the contrasting concepts such as luxury versus wit, classic versus pop art with our own interpretation.

“We bring out the new image of fashion brand with contemporary wit, introducing a new discovery of the value of the material that has been undervalued with designer’s vision.

CANEZOE is derived form the French word Canezou, which means Cape-style outwear for European ladies in the 19th century. With a differentiated concept that presents European aristocratic style with a modern touch, the haute couture brand offers products with delicate touch and craftsmanship, and offers original and luxurious styles at a more reasonable price. Gisu Lee majored in fine art and textile design in South Korea. Her work inspirations are from nature and universe, and she pursues abstraction and minimalism. K-Beauty is short for Korean Beauty, which is currently drawing attention to overseas markets like K-POP, and is making inroads into different markets.

Tommy Hilfiger announces Fall 2019 TOMMYNOW “See Now, Buy Now” show

Tommy Hilfiger announces Fall 2019 TOMMYNOW “See Now, Buy Now” show

Tommy Hilfiger announces the Fall 2019 TOMMYNOW “See Now, Buy Now” experiential runway event featuring the TommyXZendaya collection, co-designed by Tommy Hilfiger with global TOMMY HILFIGER brand ambassador, Zendaya. The collection redefines power dressing and celebrates inclusion, diversity and empowerment. TOMMYNOW is returning to New York City for the first time since the platform first premiered there in Fall 2016. The Fall 2019 experiential runway event will take place on Sunday, September 8th at 8:30 p.m. EST at the Apollo Theater.

The Apollo Theater in Harlem has hosted some of the world’s most iconic entertainers including Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti LaBelle, and The Supremes. The event will be infused with a cinematic ‘70s Harlem twist, bringing Zendaya’s confident sense of style and optimistic spirit to audiences onsite and virtually around the world.

This season, Tommy Hilfiger is introducing an online virtual reality (V.R.) commerce experience. Building on the trend of elevating the shopping experience though V.R. technology, it is the first time in the industry that such a web-based V.R. experience is introduced at such scale. The V.R. provides audiences worldwide with unparalleled access to the TOMMYNOW show at the Apollo. Users can visit a virtual pop-up merchandise shop, browse product on backstage dressing racks and shop styles worn by models. On the day of the show, 360-camera views placed at the location of the V.R. views at the Apollo Theater will broadcast live feeds into the experience. This will provide a real-time window into the TOMMYNOW world throughout the evening from angles including the red carpet, backstage, and front row. The V.R. experience will launch on September 8th at 8:30 pm EST/September 9th at 2:30 a.m. CEST.

Gucci launches second piece of an ongoing collaboration with Comme des Garçons

Gucci launches second piece of an ongoing collaboration with Comme des Garçons

Gucci has launched the second piece of an ongoing collaboration with Comme des Garçons. The two luxury labels began their partnership last December, debuting at the time a shopper tote. The second collaboration product of the Gucci x Comme des Garçons project is a shopper tote, this time featuring a new print, with the iconic Gucci stripe running down the middle of the design.

Featuring a see-through exterior printed with a floral design and a brown paper interior, the shopper tote features signature elements from both labels.

The Gucci x COMME des GARÇONS bag will be available on September 7 at Dover Street Market Ginza.

The impact of no deal Brexit for British Fashion Industry: a statement by The BFC

The impact of no deal Brexit for British Fashion Industry: a statement by The BFC

“The British Fashion Council (BFC) continues to emphasise that a no deal Brexit is a scenario that should be avoided. The reality that a no deal could still happen, continues to have a negative impact on our industry. Based on export figures from 2018 it is estimated that switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would cost the fashion industry between £850 and £900 million* (source: UK Fashion & Textile Association).
The UK leads the world in creativity, innovation and business and we need to retain this reputation. As an industry worth £32billion to the UK GDP and employing more than 890,000 people – almost as many as the financial sector, we urge the Government to:
–  seek a deal with the EU that would guarantee the healthy and steady growth of the fashion industry 

–  give access to funding that would help create stimulus that will ensure British designer businesses continue to remain competitive internationally through trading agreements, access to finance, free movement of talent and support for promotion 

–  advise on all the different scenarios and translate them into what they mean to the fashion industry and the best way to navigate global trade challenges 
Ahead of London Fashion Week September 2019, the BFC held a seminar for designers specifically around preparing for a no deal Brexit, helping them identify the risks and challenges to their business and help them prepare for WTO rules in the event of no deal being reached by 31st October 2019.”


Levi Strauss Exhibition coming to San Francisco Museum in 2020

Levi Strauss Exhibition coming to San Francisco Museum in 2020

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is to present the largest public display of Levi Strauss archival material assembled as part of its new exhibition named ‘Levi Strauss: A History of American Style’ next year, opening on February 13th and running till August 9th, 2020.

This exhibition tells the distinctly American story of Levi Strauss—a Jewish immigrant, businessman, and philanthropist whose lifelong commitment to family and civic life were fundamental to the history of San Francisco. Starting with the company’s foundation and early local renown as purveyors of “waist overalls” for gold miners and famously indestructible garments for farmers and tradespeople, the exhibition follows the evolution of Levis Strauss & Co. Continuing into the early twentieth century, the exhibition illuminates the pivotal role Levi Strauss & Co. played—through finely crafted clothing and advertising—in capturing the expanding mythology of the American West. The exhibition culminates in the second half of the twentieth century, when the democratic blue jean became a cultural staple and a blank canvas for the rising international youth culture—a symbol of effortless cool for youth, rockers, and revolutionaries alike.

Featuring over 150 items from the Levi Strauss & Co. Archive, Levi Strauss: A History of American Style represents the largest public display of the company’s archival materials ever assembled. The show will also present a range of loans from additional lenders.

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Stone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong

Stone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA – a unique cultural-retail destination situated in the heart of Victoria Dockside redevelopment on the iconic Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront.

The new store covers 130 square metres that show the Stone Island and Stone Island Shadow Project collections inside the brand new retail space: K11 MUSEA, a destination designed to enrich the new consumer’s daily life through the power of creativity, culture and innovation.

The interior design follows the concept used for Stone Island stores created by Marc Buhre, industrial designer from Heidelberg (Germany) and founder of Zeichenweg TM architectural firm. Each element of the system has been created to work together in a highly functional design.

The bush-hammered stone selected for the floor features steelsections Geometries embellish the shaped ceiling.Hangers are made of carbon and anodised aluminium bars. The modular shelves in mirror anthracite Alucobond are covered with black felt. Furnishings and details in compressed in felt and MDF are enhanced with unprecedented craftsmanship and an industrial look. The area dedicated to the Shadow Project is defined by a blue-black steel floor and carbon garment hangers on the walls.

Kingpins China City Tour September 2019

Kingpins China City Tour September 2019

From September 4th till 6th 2019, Kingpins will present its Kingpins China City Tour. The China City Tour debuted in September 2016 with a 3-show, 5-day circuit to great acclaim from attendees and exhibitors alike. This year’s edition will see the launch of a new denim consumer event at the HCDC HangZhou Creative Design Center C-Box on the last day of the trade show.

KEYHOUSE by MUNICH FABRIC START – From Poetry and Ideology to Digitalisation.

KEYHOUSE by MUNICH FABRIC START – From Poetry and Ideology to Digitalisation.

As a think tank for fashion tech, smart textiles, sustainability and innovation, KEYHOUSE offers concrete approaches for a future-oriented textile and fashion industry. Taking place from 3rd till 5th of September 2019, It spans the spectrum from technology to sustainability, from digitalisation to new material resources and manufacturing processes. The mindset of ‘democratic’ research projects, inspiring collaborations and networks as well as high-tech product and process development reflects the pulsating mood of KEYHOUSE at MUNICH FABRIC START. Creating alternative materials from unusual resources, instructions for a new approach to textiles and clothing and the rediscovery of traditional crafts – the SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS Forum will showcase it all.

The HighTex Award will be presented for the 7th time. The MUNICH FABRIC START Innovation Prize honours outstanding initiatives and commitment in the fields of intelligent process solutions, innovative highlights, biotechnology, digitalisation and sustainable innovations.
‘We present the HighTex Award in recognition of outstanding achievements and, at the same time, as a motivation for innovative research projects and thus as a sustainable contribution to a clean future and conscious use of resources.’ Frank Junker, Creative Director, MUNICH FABRIC START 

Candidates are assessed according to the following categories: High-Tex, Technology, Smart Fibres, Sustainability, Resource Efficiency, Finishing, Functionality, Health and Circularity Process. An essential principle here is process realisation and marketability. 

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RÆBURN AW19 collection launch

RÆBURN have launched their AW19 collection with their first drop now live with products that were crafted at their RÆMADE lab. Part of RÆBURN’S RÆMADE in England collection, each item below is one of a maximum of 50 in existence, and individually numbered.

RÆBURN is a collaborative, creative fashion studio where daily design meets painstaking production, alongside monthly events, discussions and workshops. Paramount to the RÆBURN philosophy since 2001 is RÆMADE – reworking surplus materials, products and artefacts into completely new designs. Every RÆMADE piece is a limited edition, cut and reconstructed in England.

IMPACT: the new sustainable fashion event hosted by Who’s Next

IMPACT: the new sustainable fashion event hosted by Who’s Next

Taking place from the 6th till 9th September 2019, IMPACT is the new sustainable fashion event hosted by Who’s Next, in Paris. The trade show will focus on the following questions:

-Does the rise in second hand clothing mean the end of creation
-Can slow fashion keep up with trends
-Is responsible production just a consumers’ fantasy?
-Innovation is everywhere – but at what costs

IMPACT will bring together manufacturers, brands, young designers, retailers and consumers, in order to answer these questions through 4 areas of commitment:

-Slow is Beautiful: Encourages controlled and responsible production, distribution and consumption. Slow is less, but better.
-Made By: Values responsible, transparent production and the know-how of the entire production chain; from raw materials to fabrics to the final product.
-The Future is Now: Brings together Green Tech and fashion to drive this change with innovation.
-Old is the New Black: Promotes second hand clothing, recycling and upcycling.