Furla opens new store on Brompton Road in London

Furla opens new store on Brompton Road in London

After opening the store on London’s Regent Street 221, Furla has strengthened its presence in the UK market with the opening of the new Brompton Road store, 71 in London.

For the interior precious materials such as wood and glass with opalescent finishes in satin champagne color were chosen. The clean and sophisticated concept, in tune with the architectural layout give the contemporary and elegant aesthetic always found at the flagships of the brand.

The store holds womens and small leather goods, but it will also host the men's collection in the basement, which together with the two zones is dedicated to footwear.

On the occasion of the new opening Furla has created a customized version of the iconic Metropolis with a print depicting London Bridge, in a captivating and unique graphical version. Each bag is an exclusive model, linked by a plate inside custom that says "Exclusive for Brompton Road London". 

"The opening of the London store is a further element of the brand's expansion strategy. We have invested in elegance and functionality, in order to give ample space to all products, to increase brand awareness and show the lifestyle of Furla, "said General Manager Alberto Camerlengo."

Guess to celebrate 35th anniversary with exhibition at Panorama Berlin

Guess to celebrate 35th anniversary with exhibition at Panorama Berlin

Guess will be attending the next Panorama Berlin, to be held from 17 to 19 January 2017.  The Guess booth will be hosted in a special area – Nova Concept, Hall 9 – conceived as a new platform focusing on contemporary trends and promoting the encounter of fashion professionals, influencers and key brands. 

The Guess booth, measuring 179 sqm, will celebrate the brand’s 35th anniversary through the concept “Dream on…”, echoing one of the favourite mottos of Paul Marciano, Guess’ founder and Chief Creative Officer. Circular in shape, the booth will be surrounded by a scenic stage of mirrored panels offering glimpses of what lies within. Visitors will be welcomed by renowned and iconic Guess posters, featured alongside special white and chrome mannequins and large reproductions of the Guess logo. 

Inside, the clean and retrospective booth will host key items from Guess’ product lines and FW17 previews. Guess Jeans will be staged alongside Marciano, Guess Kids, Underwear, Handbags & Accessories, to give an instant flavour of the brand’s universe and products. Red roses cascading from the high ceiling will grant a personal touch to the setting, for a hint of seductive glamour. 

Crocs reveal global ambassadors of new Come As You Are campaign

Crocs reveal global ambassadors of new Come As You Are campaign

Crocs announced that Drew Barrymore, John Cena, YOONA and Henry Lau will serve as global ambassadors in the brand’s “Come As You Are” campaign, which will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and inspire everyone to be comfortable in their own shoes.

“ ‘Come As You Are’ is an invitation for people to come together and share their one-of-a-kind-ness,” said Gregg Ribatt, Crocs Chief Executive Officer. “Crocs has never wavered from its identity: optimistic, versatile, comfortable and not afraid to poke holes in convention. Drew, John, YOONA and Henry are perfect partners for what our brand stands for – including celebrating diversity and all that makes each of us unique.” 

Crocs plans to announce more details of the campaign in early 2017.

Denham announces new CEO and strategic plan for 2017

Denham announces new CEO and strategic plan for 2017

Denham has announced the appointment of Ludo Onnink as the brand’s new Chief Executive Officer, whilst founder Jason Denham will continue as Chief Creative Officer. Effective immediately, with this appointment, Jason Denham will focus more on the creative involvement with the brand as CCO.

Furthermore Denham has revealed that it will roll out a new strategic plan for 2017, with a special focus on the expansion within Europe (especially Germany) and Japan.

Whos Next and Premiere Classe will be exploring the theme #GIRLSQUAD

Whos Next and Premiere Classe will be exploring the theme #GIRLSQUAD

Who's Next & Premiere Classe have chosen to explore a societal theme and place it at the heart of the trade shows for the January edition. Through the prism of the #GIRLSQUAD, the trade shows retain their utmost important values: creativity, commitment, freedom of expression and team spirit.

Around this powerful theme, Who’s Next & Premiere Classe are reinventing themselves in order to offer a unique and complete experience, 100% led by girl gangs. With a selection of exclusive brands and pop-up stores, guest influencers, a music programme, a unique scenography… Who’s Next and Premiere Classe are offering a complete and inspired interpretation of this truly urban revolution.

The Trendy and Urban areas of Who’s Next, will be presenting women-led brands,The Fame area will exclusively present the new ‘Pièces’ project, developed by Julia Van Hagen* & her team of exceptional women. ‘Pièces’ unites 5 craftswomen who work with ceramics, textiles and are involved in the art industry.

As for the Premiere Classe trade show, it will welcome the famous fashion Dress Code Festival, via a selection of accessory, ready-to-wear and lifestyle brands.

Premium announces winners of its Premium Young Designers Award

Premium announces winners of its Premium Young Designers Award

PREMIUM has announced the winners of its PREMIUM YOUNG DESIGNERS AWARD:

Womenswear: Twins Florence (Milan)
Menswear: Milano 140 (Milan)
Accessories: Manfredi Manara (Milan)
Activewear: P.E Nation (Australia)

PREMIUM will guide the winning young designers over the next two seasons on their path to success with a comprehensive award package designed to support them on both B2B and B2C levels. In the first season, having a presence at the fashion trade show will provide B2B exposure, as will inclusion in PREMIUM’s internationally focused PR. In connection with the ordering season, the winners will also be featured in a special showcase in the display windows of Galeries Lafayette from January 16th till February 5th, 2017, coming face-to-face with shoppers in downtown Berlin. During PREMIUM, a shuttle service will transport visitors from the trade show to the doors of Galeries Lafayette at Französische Straße 23.

 

 

 

Mustang enters partnership with Legwear product segment of camano

Mustang enters partnership with Legwear product segment of camano

From January 1, 2017, denim specialist MUSTANG will be granting the exclusive production and distribution license for the Legwear product segment to camano in Pleinfeld.

“We are extremely happy to enter into a partnership with a tradition-rich brand like MUSTANG, which is also brand leader in the denim segment,” claims Burkhard Stuhlemmer, CEO of camano GmbH & Co. KG. “With MUSTANG we will extend our licensing portfolio to include a significant market segment and consequently further build our retail competence. This will allow camano to strengthen its position as an innovative and competent retail partner.”

The first delivery of the MUSTANG Legwear Collection is planned for Fall/Winter 2017. A small collection selection will be presented to a professional audience in January at the Panorama in Berlin.

Tommynow show to take place Los Angeles for February 2017

Tommynow show to take place Los Angeles for February 2017

Tommy Hilfiger has announced that it will host the TOMMYNOW Spring ’17 fashion show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The west coast runway event is a continuation of the brand’s commitment to innovation and the democratization of the runway, including new partnerships and a celebration of local talent that builds on the Fall ’16 “Tommy Pier” experience in New York.

This will be the brand’s second in-season, immediately shoppable fashion show, and will present the looks from Spring ‘17 Hilfiger Collection, and the TommyXGigi collaborative capsule, the second collection designed together with supermodel Gigi Hadid. 

“The casual, cool, chic look that is leading the fashion world this season was born and bred in L.A., and I knew this show would feel at home on Venice Beach. In September, TOMMYNOW led the democratization and reinvention that is taking place in our industry right now and I’m excited to bring the full excitement and energy of our runway shows to L.A. this season. The Spring ’17 collections were designed with a clear West Coast spirit, and Gigi and I have loved fusing elements of her California lifestyle and a music festival atmosphere into the second TommyXGigi collection.” – Tommy Hilfiger

Pantofola d’Oro launches Custom Made projectPantofola d’Oro launches Custom Made project

Pantofola d’Oro launches Custom Made project

The Italian footwear brand Pantofola d’Oro 1886 launched the exclusive Custom Made project in selected stores presenting the clientele the iconic PdO Gold sneaker belonging to the brand’s archives dating 1967. Receiving advice from the company’s artisans, the clientele has the possibility to personalize the shoes in the colour, eyelet, laces, lining and sole. A special personal touch can be given with the own signature or monogram embroidered on the shoes that are delivered fifteen days after the order is placed.

The project started in October with a three-day collaboration in London’s Carnaby Street and continued at Isetan in Tokyo and November at La Rinascente in Milan lasting one week. The following will take place in Singapore from 10 to 14 March 2017 and at fifteen other stores in Italy throughout next year.

Based in Ascoli Piceno in the footwear region Marche, the company celebrated this year its 130th anniversary. The original production focused on wrestling shoes and football boots that still belong to the brand’s production alongside the high-end quality handcrafted leather and canvas/leather sneakers. As CEO Kim Williams explains “We believe that our custom made service can make the difference, creating the exclusivity of a product that cannot be found online. The connection with the clientele and retail is furthermore absolutely crucial today as well as the quick delivery of the items”.

ALBERTO Winter 2017 collectionALBERTO Winter 2017 collection

ALBERTO Winter 2017 collection

Menswear

Warm, super soft wool and flannel pants are making a comeback and feature prominently in ALBERTO’s collection for winter 2017. Keeping with the times also means changing the cut of its pants – sometimes subtly, sometimes radically.  Deluxe denims are also a must-have for the coming season. It isn’t only the cut and sophisticated details but also the elaborate washes, ingenious surface treatments and high-quality Italian fabrics that make the collection stand out. 

The coming winter, these classic cut wool pants made of high-quality Italian fabrics containing fine silk and Spandex will be making a comeback. Rough on the outside, ultra-trendy on the inside – the Mönchengladbach-based pants tailors from ALBERTO have created a characterful cotton line for the winter season that is ideal for men who want to make a statement. ALBERTO’s Smart Ceramica and Cosy Pants will again bridge the gap between casual and elegant. ALBERTO’s denim line for winter 2017 are off the vintage styles which are deliberately rough and tough with elaborate destroyed and repaired elements and cool 3D crease effects, while triple-dyed pieces give fashionable used styles that extra flair with extra color depth and ultra-comfortable stretch fabric. ALBERTO’s Premium Business Jeans segment is a symbiosis of traditional denim culture and pure luxury fashion

Womenswear
ALBERTO’s winter 2017 women's collection focuses entirely on wool and Ceramica, Retro, rock chick, sporty, cozy and even luxurious, ALBERTO has created all kinds of variations that strike a perfect balance between subtle and tough.

Next winter, ALBERTO woman will be relying on a combination of colors, cuts and patterns for its extensive new interpretation of the modern urban casual look.  ALBERTO woman is once again introducing a lot of newcomers for winter 2017. The PPT styles appear as plain T400 satin Superfit pants with sophisticated seam effects in the dye, some featuring Baroque-style floral flocking and fine vintage dyes. Cool cotton and extra-comfortable jersey prints bring rock and roll back to fashion with camouflage and leopard prints, animal jacquards in matching shades, elaborate coatings, woven Lurex stripes and abstract three-tone allover patterns. Asymmetric dividing seams and appliquéd metal zips give a hint of high fashion. The absolute highlight is a series of stylish pants made of soft, flowing velvet with floral and paisley allover prints.  The next winter season is all about Ceramica which is gentle on the skin, crease-resistant, easy to iron and able to regulate temperatures. For winter 2017, ALBERTO woman presents a denim range that bridges the gap between the beginnings of this precious blue commodity to the present day, featuring a mixture of elaborate used treatments and state-of-the-art fabrics. ALBERTO woman’s colors for the next winter season are extremely subtle. Deep black, military and earth shades create a harmonious, restful look accentuated with pastel rosé and mint, opulent royal blue, muted red, light berry and glamorous silver nuances.