The Supreme Group by munichfashion.company GmbH came to a positive conclusion in its anniversary year with the Supreme Women & Men Düsseldorf, which ended yesterday. The organizer has registered a very strong rush of visitors at the ordering fair. In addition to numerous foreign buyers, all the well-known German retailers from all the federal states were on-site and used the platform several times in the fashion district of the showrooms around Kaiserswerther Straße.
The Supreme Group has been cooperating with the trade publication TextilWirtschaft since this season, which installed a lounge for the first time in the foyer of the B1 location, where Supreme Women&Men has been held. This was actively used by the visitors and offered customers an additional relaxing meeting point within the framework of the Supreme Homebase.
In just under two weeks, the order business moves on to the next round with the Supreme Women&Men Munich, which takes place from 11 to 14 February 2017 at the MTC, world of fashion, House 1
Texworld Paris will be holding its 40th edition from February 6th till 9th, 2017 in Le Bourget, Paris. Presenting 730 exhibitors, the show will see previous exhibitors returning after missing several seasons. China is the first represented country, followed by Turkey, South Korea and India.
The show will also host the third edition of Frankfurt Style Award, an international fashion competition that has been promoting young designers. The Trends Forum sector will present several lectures and catwalk shows. The Elite sector, a global platform for purchasing materials, fabrics and supplies, will present 21 exhibitors.
Ahead of London Fashion Week, Cheap Monday will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its London flagship store on Carnaby Street on Thursday 16th. The event will present an intense live set from indie rockers Tall Ships, a selection of free drinks and an exclusive 20% of all product in-store discount.
Following on from the success of the recent Sundara Karma and Dead! performances, the London store is partnering up again with Clash magazine to bring back another instalment of their live gigs with the Brighton based band ahead of the release of their second album ‘Impressions’.
As well as the 20% off everything in store all day, the brand will be carrying on the celebrations with exclusive free goodie bags on every purchase as well as the latest issue of Clash.
Brunello Cucinelli has opened a new boutique on via Monte Napoleone 27, Milan. The store hosts a contemporary environment displaying precious simplicity and blending together culture, heritage, love for the land and modern concepts of hospitality.
From the window at the entrance that shows the Solomeo skyline, to the small kitchen crafting the tastes and scents of nature; from the living room -where you can refreshen your soul with a graceful conversation, to the changing room – where you can take your time to create an elegant yet relaxed style. The new opening confirms and deepens the philosophy underlying all of the 122 Brunello Cucinelli monobrand boutiques, which spread the heritage, the ideals and the results of the work of the humanistic enterprise in the most important cities worldwide.
Who's Next and Premiere Classe held at the Porte de Versailles have closed the doors to their first event in 2017 on a positive note. Many different exhibitors from a range of sectors have noticed the arrival of new accounts as well as the upholding of their "regular" visitors. Also worth noting, is the arrival of new french buyers, new regional boutiques and/or e-shop’s, and also important orders placed by department stores.
On an international level, there is a consistency in european buyers and above all the return of outside-Europe, with a notable 27% increase in Japanese and 8% more American buyers. Those from the Middle-East also placed some big orders. Among the conferences, three in particular were a great success: "The new fashion business models", "The women who are shaking up the lines" and the conference on e-commerce, led by the director of Alibaba.
Connected to the Premiere Classe trade show via its young designers corner, the Fame area and its mix of established brands and new innovative designers has united a large number of qualitative buyers. The tradeshows saw record breaking crowds at the 25 conferences and the 44 workshops, including those given by the six experts from the Retail Expert Club.
The next editions will take place from the 2nd to 5th March 2017 for Premiere Classe Tuileries and Paris sur Mode Tuileries and from 8th to 11th September 2017 for Who's Next and Premiere Classe.
Botier, founded by Marina Botier in 2014, embodies the history of the gold and diamond industry in Belgium, the luxury of Moscow and the fast-paced life of New York. All the three cities, experienced first-hand by Marina Botier, have resulted in a line which creates timeless pieces created for the modern woman. Furthermore Botier is fueled by influences and inspiration from around the world, striving to be a global brand attracting women and men with all different backgrounds.
Each Botier piece can be recognised by it’s craftsmanship and high quality diamonds which can only be found in the ateliers in Antwerp. Authenticity and quality are key to create the said timeless pieces. Each piece is handcrafted and designed with a clear vision of what it represents for the individual wearer. Every piece is made from 18 ct. gold and is set with diamonds and precious stones straight from the diamond city.
The newest Botier collection ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, features a new type of double ring, earrings and chokers. The double rings are set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and different kinds of precious stones. The particular setting gives the ring an impression of having a set of eyes.
The collection was first presented during Paris Fashion Week and has since proven to be very successful. The designs have been picked up by various high-end retailers all around the world.
Lardini has opened its first Italian flagship store in Milan. After the recent openings in Seul, Busan and Deagu in Korea, Xi’An in China and important international corners, Lardini now strengthens its footing on the international market with its first direct point of sale in Italy, by choosing the heart of the high-class Fashion District of Milan in via Gesù 21, otherwise known as the gentleman’s street.
With a sales area of 300 sq. m. located on two floors, the flagship store will carry both collections of the fashion group from the town of Filottrano: Lardini and Gabriele Pasini – the namesake line from the designer who has already two single-brand stores, one in Modena (Italy) and another in Los Angeles.
“This boutique has a special meaning for us. For some time now, we have felt the need for to showcase the fruits of our creativity in a city which is the capital of international and Italian shopping.” said Andrea Lardini, chairman of Lardini.
ISKO and its platform dedicated to sustainability, ISKO EARTH FIT, are the first and only denim mill in the world to have received the prestigious certification EU Ecolabel. This is yet another confirmation of ISKO deep commitment to responsibility that earned it the 2016 Nordic Swan Ecolabel for several products of the ISKO EARTH FIT line.
EU Ecolabel is the official environmental label in the European Union, and is based on a commitment to environmental sustainability. The criteria have been developed and agreed upon by scientists, NGOs and stakeholders to create a credible and reliable way to make environmentally responsible choices.
The ISKO EU Ecolabel products will be launched in May 2017 as part of the new collection.
“Being conscientious comes from research, attention, deep commitment and pointed awareness about what is happening to our planet” explains Fatih Konukoglu, CEO of ISKO Division and board member of SANKO Group. “Here in ISKO, to produce means to care: care about people, environment, products. This firm belief is the heart of our nurturing approach. We believe in the future: that’s why we continue to invest in protecting our planet”.
ISKO has been nominated as Turkey’s ’National Public Champion’ in the 2017 European Business Awards. Until March 1st 2017, will be open on the EBA official website, where voters can watch ISKO’s video on their unique approach to business. It’s an opportunity to discover closely the company’s identity, strongly characterized by actions that carry out responsible innovation, environmental protection and social commitment.
ISKO is also participating in the special category “Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability”, that will be assigned during the Gala with the final decision of the prestigious jury consisting of several former Prime ministers, CEO’s and. Managing Directors.
“We are immensely proud to present our approach to the world. As you will see on the video that we made for this competition and entered into the category of Environmental & Corporate Sustainability, our guiding goal is to produce value through an effective combination of production performance, responsibility and sustainability. This goal is surely challenging, but I see that our daily hard work and positive results testify to our efforts”, claims Fatih Konukoglu, President of ISKOTM Division and board member of SANKO Group, echoed by Marco Lucietti, Global Marketing Director of SANKO/ISKO division.
Joop! Jeans has collaborated with Candiani on a unique Capsule collection. The inspiration was a special project of Candiani where its staff members participated: each of them received a raw denim with the instruction to wear them for 6 months during their daily work at Candiani. After the half year, the results were authentic used denim with individual wear and tear designs. Joop! Jeans transferred these unique designs onto three slim-fit models. The latter consist of class five-pockets, well-thought out cuts with tapered legs and of course, authentic washes (such as whiskers, stonewash, destroys, tacking, brushing, tinting and indigo dyeing).