The Premiere Classe Tuileries and Paris sur Mode Tuileries

The Premiere Classe Tuileries and Paris sur Mode Tuileries

The Premiere Classe Tuileries and Paris sur Mode Tuileries trade shows closed their doors last week on a positive note, with a steadily growing crowd which saw the return of a number of Japanese, South Korean and American buyers, as well as some big orders from Russian and Middle-Eastern buyers.

 

The quality of the visitors increased, confirming the coherence of the strategic choices made for the Tuileries trade shows:

a more selective offer concentrated in Place de la Concorde at Paris Sur Mode Tuileries has won over a high quality crowd, keen to discover the new brands showcased in the spirit of a quintessentially Parisian showroom.

Thanks to its inspiring choice of designers, Premiere Classe has affirmed the variety and legibility of the offer and an efficient set up design.

Supporting the common theme of «Escale à Paris», the two trade shows have chosen to give the spotlight to Paris’s creative spirit as the fashion capital of the world, catalysing the creative scene for international professionals, buyers, trend offices and media… Paris was inspiring, stunning and dynamic.

In conclusion, more than ever, reunion and creativity for this second session seem to be imperative for Paris to maintain its international appeal. As a continuation of the success of this reunion, WSN Développement, the organiser of the two trade shows is already working on the next edition in October in the Jardin des Tuileries and Place de la Concorde (Thursday, September 28th to Sunday, October 1st).

Sara Berman’s Closet exhibition at the Met

Sara Berman’s Closet exhibition at the Met

The meticulously organized, modest closet in which Sara Berman (1920–2004)—an immigrant who traveled from Belarus to Palestine to New York—kept her all-white apparel and accessories both contained her life and revealed it. The artists Maira and Alex Kalman (who are also Berman's daughter and grandson) have recreated the closet and its contents as an art installation. Opened on March 6th at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition 'Sara Berman's Closet' represents Berman's life from 1982 to 2004, when she lived by herself in a small apartment in Greenwich Village. With its neatly arranged stacks of starched and precisely folded clothing, the closet will be presented as a small period room in dialogue with The Met's recently installed Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room from 1882, which will feature clothing from the 1880s of the type that Arabella Worsham, a wealthy art patroness, might have worn.  Despite vast differences of scale and ornament, and the separation of 100 years, the two rooms show there were similarities between the life stories of Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham (c. 1851–1924). Both began as women of limited means who, by their own ingenuity, created new lives for themselves in New York City.

Stone Island S/S 2017

Stone Island S/S 2017

For S/S 2017, Stone Island presents a series of items with sharp design activewear references, fully expressing the functional and creative philosophy of the the new collection. This aesthetic is developed in all the product categories.

The new Reflective Jacket is made with an innovative fabric engineered to be garment-dyed.

Its nylon tela base is plated with a highly reflective resin coating, while the details in Mussola Gommata and fabric mixes highlight the garment-dye technique.

Ruco Line opens new flagship store in MilanRuco Line opens new flagship store in Milan

Ruco Line opens new flagship store in Milan

RUCO LINE, the historic Italian brand of accessories, celebrates the opening of its new flagship store in Milan Via della Spiga 48. 

The 200 m2 concept store developing on two levels is designed by essential and contemporary spaces, where every single item is enhanced. A contrast of matte and glossy surfaces takes its origin from granite, iron and wood selected for the traditional black interiors. 

The new store lies on a continuum with the shop opened in October 2016 in Ginza, Tokyo after an idea of Japanese designer Tetsuya Chihara. 

“The opening of the new store at Via della Spiga is another exciting challenge for RUCO LINE to face – we'll propose an even wider range of products for men and women paying a strong attention to style, quality and accuracy”, explains RUCO LINE's CEO Marco Santucci.

Launch of Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale tradeshow

Launch of Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale tradeshow

Messe Frankfurt has joined forces with fashion industry veterans Arnold and Bruce Zimberg to launch Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale, a first-of-its-kind trade show, which will offer global retailers the opportunity to meet with brand-name apparel, accessory, and footwear companies all on one platform. Dedicated to showcasing value and off-price merchandise for the better market, Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale will be held twice a year in New York City. The first show, scheduled for March 2017 will focus solely on menswear merchandise. In October, the show will feature both menswear and womenswear together, an industry first.

Created with an eye on the present and future state of retail sales, Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale will aim to redefine the wholesale and retail experience and value sales for both brands and retailers. The show will serve as an international business platform, where the largest US and international better value price buyers can meet and network with prominent apparel companies in a welcoming and stylish environment.

Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale will be the newest addition to Messe Frankfurt’s global portfolio of textile trade shows under the established Texpertise network, which currently includes 50 trade shows around the world, over 19,000 exhibitors and half of a million international visitors annually. Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale will also expand Messe Frankfurt’s New York City show offering, which currently includes Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, to 4 unique concepts and 7 total shows each year.

The first edition will take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center’s River Pavilion, the 4th level exhibition hall boasting over 45,000 square feet, abundant natural light and sweeping views of the Hudson River. Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale’s event layout and ambience will capture the energy of downtown New York City, with impactful visuals and a modern booth design in which merchandise will be the focus.

Trends to be seen at upcoming edition of Paris sur Mode Tuileries

Trends to be seen at upcoming edition of Paris sur Mode Tuileries

From the 2nd till 5th of March, Paris sur Mode Tuileries will showcase the collections of 100 brands in the heart of Paris, in Place de la Concorde, facing the Jardin des Tuileries. 

These are the trends for Autumn/Winter 2017-18 that you can expect to see at brands who will showcase their collections:

-Pyjamas as daywear in traditional or alternative prints, as an addition to an outfit or a look in itself.

-The Neo-Green movement prioritising ethical production, sustainable development and respect for the environment. 

-To stay current, the vegan trend which has taken centre stage for several months will now grace the aisles of Paris sur Mode Tuileries.

-The bohemian-chic trend is also on the rise.

Frankie Morello opens flagship in Milan

Frankie Morello opens flagship in Milan

La Maison Frankie Morello last night opened the Milan Fashion Week dedicated to women with the inauguration of its first Flagship Store.

An exclusive cocktail party, animated by DJ sets Natasha Slater and enriched from installation art dedicated to the preview of the FW 17/18 collection has signed the return of the brand in the heart of Milan with a large multifunctional space overlooking the famous Piazza San Babila.

White and black are the predominant colors that form the basis of the Frankie Morello collections ensuring exhibition spaces maximum mimetic skills that will make them perfect, season after season, to absorb and enhance the character and the mood outfit meant to be protagonists.

A language in black marble marquinia, material with a shiny surface with white veins in contrast, creates the illusion of a walkway, reinforced by continuous projections of the brand parades realized through a particular LED technology.

Art for Africa charity auction

Art for Africa charity auction

Levi's, Schott NYC & Liberty Fairs #brandtogether in an effort to raise funds for 14+ Foundation. With help from Paddle8, 12 artist-designed jackets are currently being auctioned off online and will be on display one last time at Liberty Las Vegas. Start Bidding Now and See Your Favorite Piece in Person at Liberty Fairs! Bidding ends February 22nd.

Show&Order founder/CEO leaves company

Show&Order founder/CEO leaves company

Following the integration of Show&Order into the Premium Group’s trade show portfolio in October 2016, founder and CEO Verena Malta has chosen to leave the company of her own volition in order to pursue new projects. 

“After six intensive years as the founder and CEO of SHOW&ORDER I have decided to change professional direction. I would like to thank all those involved including business partners for our many years of working together; I am now leaving SHOW&ORDER in the safe hands of the PREMIUM GROUP.” – Verena Malta

Show&Order was founded in 2011 by Verena Malta from Cologne who, over the past six years, has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene. After SHOW&ORDER was acquired by the PREMIUM GROUP the concept was redesigned and repositioned in collaboration with Verena Malta.  Premium’s Sales Director, Niki Lampadius, who has worked for the company for many years, will take over responsibility for Show&Order’s sales area and the newly established sales team with immediate effect.

Liberty Pick: Runabout Goods

Liberty Pick: Runabout Goods

Runabout Goods is a project by Michael Hodis. The brand’s wish is to create the finest traditional American outdoor gear. Drawing inspiration from their predecessors of decades past, they stride forth by combining modern day innovations with tried and true functional details. Technical expertise are at the root of the brand’s aesthetic, producing adventure goods of the highest standard. Runabout Goods can be found at Liberty Fairs Las Vegas.