“The two trade shows, MAN/WOMAN and Revolver, have had a strong, personal and respectful friendship for many years and the upcoming season requires innovative solutions in order to offer our exhibitors the best possible sales and presentation platform” says Antoine Floch Founder and CEO MAN/WOMAN as he continues:
“Revolver and Copenhagen Fashion Week is scheduled in August, which is a great window to wrap up the menswear season and at the same time kickoff the womenswear season, especially because Denmark and Copenhagen is in a very safe and positive situation taken the pandemic into consideration,- meaning, the decision to go to Revolver and Copenhagen was not an hard one to make”.
Simultaneously with the Revolver trade show, Copenhagen Fashion Week will be hosting more than 30 physical shows this season.
Revolver Copenhagen Int. Fashion Trade Show will take place from Wednesday, August 11 – Friday, August 13.
MAN/WOMAN expects to execute as normal in Paris for the FW 22 season in October 2021.
Louis Vuitton is expanding its pop-up network and is partnering with Lake Como, Italian retailer Tessabit for a summer pop-up shop.
The temporary store will be housed in Villa d’Este, a historic hotel that has been used as a celebrity and loyalty resort. Among the pop-up’s offering, the “Summer by the pool” capsule includes garments and accessories where the brand’s signature monogram and damier motifs are rendered in a vibrant color palette, while men will be able to buy the sporty collection that Louis Vuitton developed in collaboration with the NBA.
NuORDER is joining Lightspeed, the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences. This unlocks NuORDER’s vision to connect brands and buyers around the world with a single, integrated solution for commerce and discovery.
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- Single B2B2C Platform: A single platform will connect brands to retailers to consumers.
- Data-driven B2B: Make more informed buying decisions with access to sell-through data within NuORDER. Tap into real-time data and insights to determine what products to buy, trigger automatic reorders, swap out underperforming styles on the network, and identify new products and/or brands that fit demand.
- Global Marketplace: With NuORDER and Lightspeed’s combined global reach, you will be able to discover and connect with brands across a global marketplace. You will be able to search by product/part, trend (e.g. sustainable), or brand category to find the right products for customers.
- Financing Solutions: Through NuORDER and Lightspeed’s centralized financing solution, brands will be able to get paid efficiently on invoice while retailers will get the time they need to sell products to support the invoice payment.
JOOR has announced the opening of its office in Shanghai, China. This announcement builds on JOOR’s strong global footprint and is the company’s third office in Asia-Pacific, following JOOR’s expansion in Melbourne and Tokyo. With more than 12,500 brands and over 325,000 retailers from around the world using the platform today, JOOR is the world’s premier wholesale management platform and the first to establish a presence in China.
JOOR has seen a significant increase in wholesale transactions being placed on its platform from the APAC region and has opened an office to fuel this continued growth and provide a high level of customer service to its client base. In 2021, wholesale volume ordered by APAC-based retailers is +139% YoY and wholesale volume for APAC-based brands is +419% YoY.
“As the leading global player in our space, we realize the importance of a strong presence in Asia-Pacific, notably in greater China,” explained Kristin Savilia, CEO of JOOR. “The establishment of JOOR Shanghai will allow us to provide frictionless wholesale management to the range of fine brands and retailers across the country. It builds on our existing leadership position in North America and Europe, and we expect continued expansion across the Asia-Pacific region.”
With Pitti Uomo 100, the Fortezza da Basso becomes once again the platform for presenting new collections and new trends in international menswear. At this edition it will also be the main location of the program of events and special projects, that will take place live, within its spaces, from 30 June to 2 July, and that will be amplified digitally by Pitti Connect on the same days.
South African designer These Magugu, winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize, will be the Special Guest of this edition and will present a special menswear collection of the brand that bears his name with a special event in a dedicated space inside the Fortezza da Basso.
“Thebe Magugu won us over immediately, ever since we began following his career, as a result of the freshness of his multicultural and multidisciplinary creativity. Thebe creates a fashion that is continually suspended between art and craftsmanship, education and ancestral practices. We felt that his work was perfect for extending an invitation, in an unconventional way, to a new beginning that is rich in young, energetic awareness” – Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine’s Communication & Special Events Director
#LesMarins Ready-to-Wear collection by Jean Paul Gaultier is a collaborative project between the House and 5 talented designers.
Revealed as a summer drop, the Jean Paul Gaultier Maison revives its ready-to-wear line through Les Marins collection. The label’s creative crew revisits the myth of the Sailor so dear to the fashion world’s Enfant Terrible, starting with the iconic Marinière, the traditional US Navy hat. A unisex, inclusive, collaborative collection perspires a misty sea air.
Five renowned designers were invited by the studio to create even more creatively outrageous pieces mixing the different universes of each. For that extra touch, some Maison’s mythical pieces, loaded with history, reappear in this capsule collection.
“Pitti 100” is the title-theme of the summer editions of the Pitti Immagine trade shows. The idea was first conceived and developed thinking about the 100th edition of Pitti Uomo and then extended to Pitti Filati and Pitti Bimbo, with the “100% Filati” and “100% Bambino” formats.
A multifaceted graphic sign by designer Francesco Dondina – author of important fashion, design, and art and culture projects – will characterize the ad campaign and color the Fortezza da Basso, involving the fashion community in a creative experience. A milestone and a new beginning, together in a single message.
“100 is a strong, important, round, and promising number. It is undoubtedly an end, but – if it is read backwards, 001 – it becomes the symbol of a new beginning. Right from the start, it appeared to us as a great opportunity for expressing the mood with which we design and organize our summer shows, which have now finally returned to a physical format” –Agostino Poletto, General Manager of Pitti Immagine
Kingpins is making a visit to Australia on June 23rd and 24th at 2pm Sydney time. Each day will contain two hours of denim stories, conversations and seminars celebrating the Aussie industry and supply chain which contains segments from farming to retail. “Australia being a diamond in the Asia Pacific region, we will also touch on the important influence of Asia for Australian businesses – providing insight into production opportunities through to the digital marketing frontier in the region”
More details on the event will be revealed soon.
At the end of May 2021, the Danish department stores’ chain Magasin du Nord will become part of the Peek & Cloppenburg Group. The group operates around 140 P&C and Anson’s stores in 15 countries as well as various international online shops through its subsidiary Fashion ID. With the acquisition of Magasin du Nord, Peek & Cloppenburg strengthens its position as one of Europe’s leading multi-brand omnichannel fashion retailers and adds a successful Scandinavian retailer to its portfolio.
“Magasin du Nord, like Peek & Cloppenburg, is a retail company with a long tradition,” said the management of Peek & Cloppenburg KG. “Due to the current market dynamics, the opportunity has arisen to bring Magasin du Nord under our umbrella and we are convinced that both companies will benefit from this new partnership. With the acquisition, we are entering a new European market where we see great potential, and we look forward to the future together with Magasin du Nord.”
Peter King, part of the management of Magasin du Nord: “We are pleased to have found a trustworthy and long-term partner in the family-owned company Peek & Cloppenburg, which sees the potential of Magasin du Nord and appreciates its entrepreneurial roots. Our two companies have many things in common and have around 275 years of combined experience as multi-brand retailers. We look forward to shaping the future of retail together and delighting our customers.”
Calvin Klein’s latest campaign is a celebration of defining moments in the queer and trans journey. A continuation of the #proudinmycalvins movement, the campaign revisits the transformative events that shaped the lives of talent from different parts of the world at different moments in time.
Six photographers captured eight cast members in pared-back, intimate settings. The short films document the cast’s relatable stories and experiences with a range of emotions.
While each of the cast stands out for their highly individual background and rare talent, they are all united in their shared passion for – and impact on – the LGBTQIA+ community.
The campaign takes an authentic approach to styling, featuring key pieces from Calvin Klein’s Pride 2021 capsule paired with denim and underwear essentials that showcases each talent’s own style. This year’s Pride collection features classic silhouettes including the Modern Cotton bralette and boxer briefs with the Brand’s logo waistband in a limited-edition palette. Cropped t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts are also featured in the campaign, as are denim bottoms, truckers, and the iconic white tee.
The global campaign will launch on May 26th with an anthem video that brings together a montage of stories and footage from the campaign. A series of short films that feature each cast member’s individual story will rollout throughout the year on Calvin Klein channels alongside extended #proudinmycalvins content.
Calvin Klein partners with multiple non-profit organizations in support of LGBTQIA+ advocacy, equality, and safety. This year, Calvin Klein has announced a two-year partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people. Through the partnership, Calvin Klein will use its platform to increase the knowledge of Trevor’s essential 24/7 crisis services and other mental health resources to help promote inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community.