Invista’s Cordura brand has been recognized at the 48th annual Senken Synthetic Awards Ceremony in Japan with its first-ever “Senken Synthetic Fiber Prize”. Offering best-in-class fabric durability and performance, the CORDURA® brand has had the privilege of working with an increasing number of top Japanese brands in recent years to help deliver a broad range of products featuring durable CORDURA® fabric technologies.
The Senken Synthetic Awards is an annual ceremony held by Japanese fashion publication Senken Shimbun. The ceremony recognizes excellence in technological development, materials and marketing efforts in the synthetic fibers and fabrics industry. The Senken Synthetic Awards “Senken Synthetic Fiber Prize” honors highly regarded materials in any given year that have a long history of strong sales.
Fashion label Scotch & Soda has named Ralph Rijks as Chief Marketing Officer of Scotch & Soda. As a member of the Management Team, Rijks will lead the Marketing Department to further grow the brand.
“I am pleased to welcome Ralph to Scotch & Soda. Over the past 10 years Ralph has held various senior Marke?ng posi?ons, most recently as Senior Vice President of Heineken USA, the company’s largest market, based in New York. With Ralph part of the Scotch Family, we look forward to growing our business further.” Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg, CEO Scotch & Soda
“I know Scotch & Soda as a much-loved Amsterdam brand with a worldly mindset. I look forward to working with the teams to communicate the free-thinking spirit of this rich brand to its growing, global fan base.” Ralph Rijks, CMO Scotch & Soda.
Stella McCartney is buying back the 50-percent stake in her fashion label from Kering after a 17-year partnership. The deal was announced on Wednesday, following months of speculations regarding this move.
“It is the right time for Stella to move to the next stage,” Mr. Pinault said in the statement, adding that the two would continue to work closely together in the field of sustainable fashion.
The ‘alligator’ camouflage motif, inspired by the Polish military files, is developed in all product families, with mix fabric monochromatic details, within the Stone Island S/S 2018 collection. The pattern has been hand painted, then photographed and printed with a series of techniques and 6 colours printing process: 5 pigment colours and 1 coloured polyurethane with raised rubberised aspect.
Jackets and parkas are made in light cotton-nylon rep, a lightweight fabric made with a cotton warp and super fine nylon weft woven with a rep weave. Field jackets and bermudas come in light cotton-nylon tela.
Thomas Wirth and Replay announced a mutually agreed parting of ways.
Wirth was Head of Replay Germany for seven years and since April 2017 also in the position of VP Europe.
19th of March 2018 both parties announced to stop the collaboration due to different opinions in the strategic direction of the company.
Women’s shirtwear brand ‘A-Line’ is challenging conventions to create the perfect fit for the 21st century woman
A-Line is a women shirtwear brand challenging conventions
to create the perfect fit for the 21st century woman. Simplicity meets sophistication – the synergy results in unlikely shapes that compliment the female body. The brand’s designs are a reflection of what the A- Line woman stands for – elegance, maturity and confidence. Designing the perfect shirt and sharing it with women everywhere was Alexandra Carneiro’s drive. Thorough and passionate about detail, the creative director at A-Line has synced her sense of taste and her 20 years’ experience in the textile industry to reinvent the essentials in a woman’s wardrobe. A- Line curates natural and delicate materials such as cotton and silk to design easy care, functional, high quality pieces. Available in neutral shades and pastel colours, the design’s wow factor is its fit, softness and attention to detail.
“When I first met her [ Sofia, our muse ], I immediately realised she embodies everything A-line stands for: sophistication, confidence and self-affirmation. A strong woman, down-to-earth and creative, but always mindful of her appearance and her femininity. Simple and poised, but able to fill a room with her presence and flawless sense of style. A woman just like us. Meet Sofia, part of our newest A-line chapter. A-line. From one woman to another. All day, every day.”
Rifle’s 60th anniversary opens the era of the brand’s relaunch. A new chapter whose first pages were written in June 2017 when Giulio Fratini, third generation of the founding family has announced the agreement with Kora Investments Sa, Swiss investment holding company founded in 2014 by the lawyer Alessandra Pallara, leading to the establishment of the new society Rifle & Co S.r.l.
An operation that signs the opening for the first time to foreign capitals and welcome a new team of managers, with the purpose to bring the brand Rifle back to play a major role in the international jeanswear world. Franco Marianelli will be the one leading this new course, with a curriculum characterized by top-level positions driving internationally renowned denimwear brands and whose now Rifle’s new CEO.
The kick of this new plan coincides with a fundamental recurrences for Rifle, the 60th anniversary of its foundation. A goal that brand intends to celebrate at its best, starting from a renovation of the product, with a constant look at its heritage and its excellence in manufacturing. The new collection will have as starting point the brand archive, source of inspiration for a product with a strong fashion content and at the same time open to new trends coming from the catwalks, with the aim of conquering a new female clientele thanks also to a strategic pricing policy.
The brand is also planning to expand its market internationally, with a focus on the countries of the Eastern Europe and in Asia. The digital channel will have big importance in the future growth of Rifle with important investments in the web communication, on the main social networks to catch the attention of the younger consumers and a focus on the e-commerce with partners with long experience in the fashion world.
The Roberto Cavalli Group has chosen Pitti Uomo for the worldwide launch of its new men’s fashion project
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.
“The long love story between Pitti Immagine and Roberto Cavalli began nearly twenty years ago”, say Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine. “The runway show at the forthcoming edition of Pitti Uomo, featuring the first menswear collection by Paul Surridge further sanctions this bond, with us of Pitti and with the city. It marks the return of one of the champions of Italian style, one of the names that made Florence the world capital of fashion, and – at the same time it is the moment for highlighting a new phase for the brand led by the design talents of the new creative director. We are truly pleased to present this Special Guest, and we are working with the Roberto Cavalli Group with great synergy “.
“Style and the excellence of Made in Italy are the distinctive elements that create and distunguish the denim concept of OneDress OneLove, a new female brand that is debuting on the market, strong of a joint-venture with higly professional people of great experience in the fashion field that have worked together synergically to launch this new brand. The use of only the best denim canvas, the expert tailoring made in italy and the extensive research for the washing process convey a unique appeal to this product, making OneDress OneLove to immediately take place as the new denim standard in the best italian boutiques.”
Nobis, Canadian brand of outerwear of the highest quality, presents for the S/S18 season a new model called CLAYTON. A raincoat that winks at a business look in its camel version with a vichy interior and becomes a perfect streetwear piece proposed in the new version in graphic camouflage.
The main details of this pass-par-tout model are the 5 front buttons, different depending on the color variant, the button-down collar and the hidden pockets. Ideal for mid-season in the months of unpredictable weather, in fact, thanks to the special membrane of which it is covered, the fabric does not allow water to penetrate while being completely breathable.