With a new format of "BORN IN THE USA", Pitti Immagine continues its collaboration with Liberty Fairs, created by Sam Ben-Avraham. Staging a project that is now linked to contemporary-classic menswear, Liberty Fairs will bring to the Arena Strozzi, in an autonomous space but close to the collections of Futuro Maschio, some of the most well-known brands born and produced in the US – an accurate mix & match ranging from the classic world to sportswear.
Tommy Hilfiger will close London Fashion Week with the Fall 2017 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event on September 19th, 2017. Building on the success of “Tommy Pier” in New York City for Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 “TOMMYLAND” in Los Angeles, the London show reflects Tommy Hilfiger’s continued commitment to bringing TOMMYNOW to new cities and audiences around the world.
“My vision for TOMMYNOW was to create a global platform that could bring our shows to audiences around the globe like a rock-and-roll world tour,” said Tommy Hilfiger.
The Fall 2017 TOMMYNOW fashion show will include men’s looks from Hilfiger Edition, marking the first time since 2010 that the brand’s men’s and women’s collections have shared the runway. The show will also feature Hilfiger Collection, the brand’s most premium womenswear designs, and the Fall 2017 TommyXGigi collection, the third collaboration with supermodel and global brand ambassador Gigi Hadid.
The upcoming edition of European ShoeShow which was set to take place from September 24th till 25th 2017, has been announced as cancelled. The tradeshow which would have been exhibiting its second edition registered too low of numbers for the coming edition.
Jason Wu has announced that he will be showing his Resort 2018 collection in combination with his Spring 2018 collection in one big show called ‘Spring One’. The designer also announced that he will be showcasing his pre-fall together with his fall 2018 runway show.
To celebrate the occasion of the 'La Rinascente' name turning 100 years this year, Milan City Council | Culture, Palazzo Reale and La Rinascente have decided to tell this story in an exhibition in the Appartamento del Principe (Prince’s quarters), on the piano nobile of Palazzo Reale, from 24th May to 24th September. The name was thought up by Gabriele D’Annunzio, commissioned by Senator Borletti who bought the Bocconi department store in 1917, promoting its rebirth.
An exceptional variety and quantity of works of art, graphic design, design objects, historic images and previously unseen exhibits will tell visitors how La Rinascente managed to write important chapters in the history of costume, communication and retail. Right from its birth, it stood out as a laboratory for experimentation of new ideas arriving from the rest of Europe. Its innovative sales model, stemming from early French examples, with goods displayed on shelves at a fixed price, was not only a turning point for a modern economy, it also led to incisive changes in the everyday life of the growing consumer society.
The location chosen is Palazzo Reale, Milan’s main exhibition venue and heart of that urban centre that represents the spirit of this city, just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, the Galleria, the Scala and La Rinascente, which stands for its manufacturing spirit. The exhibition is part of the annual programme at Palazzo Reale, and plays an important role due to the complexity
and articulation of the project. All this not only because Palazzo Reale is one of Milan’s main cultural institutions, but also because, like La Rinascente, it stands within the district that perfectly embodies the active, central role of this area’s cultural and productive life.
Bahrain-based fund Investcorp, which acquired a stake in the company in June 2016, along with the Corneliani family, decided to potentiate the management of its American subsidiary to implement the brand’s leadership in one of the most crucial international markets. In particular, Corneliani has announced the appointment of Maurizio Mantovani as its Americas Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
In his new role, Mantovani reports to Corneliani Chief Executive Officer Paolo Roviera, and has the goal to confirm the brand as a leading player in the luxury men’s wear arena in the American market by boosting the brand’s wholesale network and retail business. In order to further reinforce the American sales and commercial department, Corneliani has appointed Sean Hieter as Senior Vice President of Sales.
The new appointments reflect Corneliani’s new strategy aimed at innovating the company while respecting its unique, rich heritage. A stronger attention to the international markets, along with the research for the best and most engaging customer experience are the pillars of the path defined by the Corneliani family and Paolo Roviera to stimulate the brand’s growth. While restructuring its wholesale network, Corneliani will focus on the retail expansion and on the launch of an online store next year.
Invista's Cordura brand in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is bringing the first in a series of eco-innovations to Techtextil, driving the future use of new sustainable textiles. Based on the combination of the long-lasting durability of CORDURA fabrics combined with the bio-based performance of Susterra membranes and coatings, the first cutting-edge innovations resulting from this collaboration are on display at INVISTA Stand G25, Hall 4.1 at Techtextil, May 9-12, 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany.
“We continue to look at ways that we can benefit the environment as part of our innovation continuum – and CORDURA fabrics can do this by helping to increase a product’s utility and durability,” explained Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA brand and marketing director. “As the textile market continues to look for innovative solutions to help reduce its environmental footprint, we want to provide long-lasting products that need to be replaced less often. Through our recent collaboration with Dupont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra brand, designers of apparel, footwear and gear will have access to a wide variety of durable fabric technologies that incorporate high performance coatings and membranes based on plant-based materials."
Milliner, Justin Smith will be exhibiting his forthcoming ‘Gold’ collection of hats under his brand, J Smith Esquire, in the YKK London Showroom from the 16th May – 24th June.
Smith is notorious for his creative hat designs, showcasing strong skills in millinery craft and tradition, producing well made, durable pieces, with a client portfolio that includes A-list celebrities. The anticipated ‘Gold’ collection, taking three years to develop and involving extensive global travel for Smith to source materials and evolve ideas, officially launches in June 2017. Six pieces from this range will be on display exclusively in the YKK London showroom in May, demonstrating how YKK’s fastening solutions helped Smith achieve his creative vision; used in a decorative manner to creative unique showpieces.
Materials, textures and understanding how these can be translated into something wearable have also been key inspirations for Smith in the creative process, pushing boundaries of millinery craft whilst maintaining the British tradition of hat wearing.
The exhibition at the showroom and launch of the ‘Gold’ collection coincides with the first of Smith’s teaching workshops at Pinewood Studios. He says, “I am proud that my brand, which I started from scratch, continues to prosper with the minimum of compromise and that I am still able push myself in my technical accomplishments and to fulfil my dreams.”
Beyond and the students of NABA- Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (Milan’s New Fine Arts Academy), have together kick-started a creative project for the Milan Design Week, sharing the endless search for new creative ideas and made-in-Italy high quality – of which they are the highest expression.
A team of Fashion Design students designed an original FW 2017-2018 trainers collection of 10 models that make a statement.
With their creations, they wanted to represent Beyond trainer in a collection which harmoniously blends women’s and men’s fashion items, resulting in unisex footwear that breaks all fixed rules and promotes an original contemporary look.
With the technical and manufacturing support of shoe factory Elisabet, designers have put an emphasis on details, colours, and mixed materials, for an original and balanced collection, ideal to enhance all outfits.
One of the most popular sections at Pitti Uomo, Touch! expresses the eclectic spirit of the contemporary man's wardrobe, with an innovative and internationalist approach. For this edition of the show,Touch! is presenting at the Padiglione Medici for the first time, a strategic location within the main show, creating a new line of continuity with sections such as L'Altro Uomo and Unconventional.