Fourth edition of ISKO I-SKOOL with ‘Genderful’ creative theme

Fourth edition of ISKO I-SKOOL with ‘Genderful’ creative theme

ISKO I-SKOOL, the competition created by ISKO, global leader in denim production and in textile innovation, along with CREATIVE ROOM, its Italian style and design think-thank, will confirm for the fourth year in a row its global potential in the education and specialization of young talents, again with its two main application fields: on one hand the Denim Design Award, launching now and dedicated to fashion students, and on the other the Denim Marketing Award, organized for marketing students. Once again, the most talented students on a global scale will have the outstanding opportunity to access the one-of-a-kind fashion network and professional expertise made available by the ISKO I-SKOOL project, with the possibility to be awarded with prestigious internships and mentions within the industry and beyond.

This edition’s creative theme is ‘Genderful’: a celebration of the new and inclusive ways to conceive the multiplicity of models of self expression, that are now overtaking normative gender categories for a promotion of new and evolving forms of identity. Young designers are asked to design one outfit for two different directions:

– From unisex to multisex: both contemporary men and women in order to create a new gender category, multisex.

– Identity beyond gender: create a totally new imagine of ourselves 

“GENDERFUL will be a must-have topic for the future: we believe in cross-fertilization as a way to anticipate trends and revolutionize style and fashion”, explains Lucietti.

What to expect at upcoming edition of MAGIC Las Vegas

What to expect at upcoming edition of MAGIC Las Vegas

The upcoming edition of MAGIC, will see many activities taking place during the tradeshows. Below are some of many covering the Las Vegas Convention Center shows including: WWDMAGIC, FN PLATFORM, SOURCING @ MAGIC, WSA @ MAGIC, CHILDREN’S CLUB MAGIC.

-WWD Magic: WWDMAGIC Accessories + ATS, have come together under one roof to create one cohesive accessories shopping experience, called AccessoriesTheShow@WWDMAGIC. An accessories marketplace is created with specific neighborhoods to make shopping time efficient and clearly defined for buyers.

-Revamp / Design of Look & Feel for WWDMAGIC = Modern, Eclectic, and Colorful. The new vibe will reflect the WWDMAGIC girl – with a modern, colorful, and eclectic environment with designs and initiatives that are inspirational, aspirational and elevated.

-WWD and WWDMAGIC Partner to Create a Content Studio at LVCC. This will be run by WWD studios.

-FN Platform/WSA: For the first time outside of PREMIÈRE CLASSE, they will have an organized grouping at FNP – so there will be a French Pavilion. We are proud to have ten brands coming from France under the prestigious guidance of ADC.

-Sourcing @ Magic: In general, expecting about 40 countries represented at Sourcing. February Focus continent is Africa regional focus, with spotlight on: Kenya. Furthermore with President Trump now firmly in office, SOURCING at MAGIC will take a look at how the Trump administration may impact various free trade agreements and international trade relationships.

-WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE – LVCC North Hall, Booth 66800. Explore the most talked about wearable technology and witness live demonstrations of the latest technology innovations featuring: Fabric printing, 3D printing, production automation. 
Yuna Yang F/W 17 collection inspired by women taking a stand in troubled times.

Yuna Yang F/W 17 collection inspired by women taking a stand in troubled times.

Designer, Yuna Yang, showcased her F/W 2017 collection that was inspired by women taking a stand in troubled times.

Yuna Yang’s F/W 17 collection shows that “light shines brighter in the darkness.” She features both looks with bold prints and dancing colors and looks that play with chiaroscuro, such as dark velvet and light fabric. Women protesting in the streets of South Korea, the US Women’s March and elsewhere inspired Yuna Yang. With the F/W 2017 runway show, Yuna Yang celebrates women who make their social and political voices heard “the power of one person holding a candle.” 

Social and political movements have always expressed their inner light through fashion, whether suffragettes or hippies. YUNA YANG’s F/W 17 collection pays homage to people who hold on to hope and belief in shadowed times.

Victorinox to close down its clothing division

Victorinox to close down its clothing division

By the end of 2017 Victorinox will close its clothing division. With this the S/S 2017 collection will be the last of the traditional brands from Ibach-Schwyz, with the exception of Japan, where the A/W 2017 collection will be closed. The brand with this focuses on its core business and thus supports sustainable development.

"For more than ten years, the garment line has been a valuable asset for our brand," said Carl Elsener, CEO of the Victorinox Group. "Our priority, however, is to strengthen Victorinox's position in a constantly changing global market. Therefore, the focus is now on our main categories, which best reflect the values ??of our brand as well as the needs of our global customers."

Victorinox 'clothing collections were initially offered in the US, but they were also gradually sold in selected markets such as Japan and the UK as well as in their own sales in Switzerland and Germany.

GDS to return as Gallery SHOES

GDS to return as Gallery SHOES

7th to 9th February 2017 saw the last GDS being held on the premises of Messe Düsseldorf. This was the 123rd edition of the tradition-rich event. With this, the tradeshow will not only change its organiser and venue but also the name. The Igedo Company will present its shoe trade show at Areal Böhler as Gallery SHOES. 

In keeping with this “passing of the baton” the evening event of GDS was also held at Areal Böhler on the first day of the trade show. Speaking before many representatives of the shoe sector, Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, used the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts by the GDS team: “Kirstin Deutelmoser and her team have undertaken extraordinary efforts over the years and introduced innovations into the shoe shows time and again. And even the last event was designed with full professionalism and provided visitors with a comprehensive overview of the market. My thanks also go to the sector: GDS only managed to remain such an outstanding meeting point for decades on end thanks to the support from trade and industry. I wish the Igedo Company the best of success for its new concept.” 

The first Gallery SHOES will be held from 27 to 29 August 2017.

Marciano Guess changes its name to Marciano Los Angeles

Marciano Guess changes its name to Marciano Los Angeles

Guess is launching an important strategic repositioning of MARCIANO GUESS under the new name Marciano Los Angeles. The goal is to open up new market opportunities, further expand the brand potential and position the brand in the fashion industry's top group.

The new focus is deliberately aimed at demanding, fashion-conscious customers. The new brand name Marciano Los Angeles refers to the origins of the brand in the Californian metropolis.

From the A/W 2017 collection, this new positioning will create a fashionable and trend-oriented collection with a more balanced price structure. A collection line should serve as a point of entry with basic travels and combine elegant styles with interesting materials. This more affordable collection segment is offered next to a higher-quality premium line.

In addition to North America and Europe, the brand strategy also seeks to penetrate previously untapped markets such as Russia, Turkey and Asia.

J Brand x Bella Freud collaborate on Capsule collection

J Brand x Bella Freud collaborate on Capsule collection

J Brand has collaborated with London-based fashion designer Bella Freud for a F/W 2017 collection. The latter consists of 25 pieces, comprised of 10 looks. In different denim styles are a jacket, 2 jeans, skirt and jumpsuit in mid to dark indigos and black denim. Furthermore the denim styles as contrasted with the classic cashmere and merino wool statement sweaters. A low-rise relaxed straight leg and high-waisted tailored wide-leg embody Bella’s favourite denim fits from the 70’s and are a nod to her tomboy-ish adolescence. The collection combines both the Bella Freud whimsical spirit and aesthetic with J Brand’s denim expertise.

The J Brand X Bella Freud collection will be available at select retailers online and globally, from July 25th, 2017.

Woman Paris moves to Place Vendome for upcoming edition

Woman Paris moves to Place Vendome for upcoming edition

The upcoming edition of Woman Paris, taking place from March 3rd till 5th, 2017, is moving to Place Vendôme. The garden will host both womenswear show Paris sur Mode and Premiere Classe.

The new WOMAN A/W 17 campaign is created by Malin Gabriella Nordin. She uses various mediums such as painting, illustration, sculpture and installations are all to be found in her body of work. Colours and composition are interchangeable but always distinctively emotive and dynamic.

Totally renovated 83rd edition of MICAM

Totally renovated 83rd edition of MICAM

The 83rd edition of theMICAM, at the Fiera Milano (Rho) from 12th to 15th February, will present exhibitors and trade visitors with a new concept and look.

A structural transformation that was already underway during the last edition but which has now been fully completed and takes the form of a new concept for pavilions 1 and 3 and various modern elements that represent a marked change with respect to past editions. Larger and more functional areas to facilitate interaction between buyers and exhibitors and a conceptual evolution made even more alluring and fashion-oriented. 

A change in image that is expressed most vividly in the new publicity campaign which has chosen the “Divine Comedy” to announce theMICAM’s new course which will have as its leitmotif the three canticles of Dante’s poem. A three- year long journey which starts in this edition in the circles of Hell, with the spotlight on the capital sin of “Lust”, followed by Seduction in September and continuing next year in “Purgatory” and ending in 2019 bathed in the bright light of “Paradise”. 

Another of the new entries at this 83rd edition is the Emerging Designer Area in Pav. 1 on the edge of the Fashion Square: a space entirely dedicated to emerging Italian and international designers and an indication of theMICAM’s desire to stay ahead of the game by nurturing new talent and potential future leaders in the footwear sector. 

Full rein is also given to the creativity of young students. At stand F02 in Pav. 1, top training schools specialising in the footwear sector will discuss the new aspects of their courses and how best to prepare to meet the challenges of producing and marketing quality footwear. 

Closing report for Munich Fabric Start 1/17

Closing report for Munich Fabric Start 1/17

With its current strategic approach as an innovation and communication platform MUNICH FABRIC START has set new standards in the face of challenging developments in the sector and on the market.

Reliability and continuity as well as an expanded portfolio with international brands are the key constants for the newly achieved growth at MUNICH FABRIC START in 2017. Expressed in figures: three very well-attended days at the fair and, in particular, a strong third day made for growth in visitor numbers of some 1% over the previous year reaching 20,100 international visitors by the end of the event

Once again meeting with wide approval was KEYHOUSE that kicked off last autumn. Equally high were the numbers at the two BLUEZONE halls ALL STAR MILLS and CATALYZER. With over 100 international brands BLUEZONE posted the highest numbers since its inception, both in terms of exhibitors and visitors. Optimism was spread by the over 1,700 very bold, imaginative and inspiring fabric collections and technical product developments from the over 1,000 suppliers. 

The highlight fabric and accessories developments staged in the TREND and COLOUR FORUM in the foyer of the MOC were able to create added appeal serving as an inspiration pool thanks to the extension and new interpretation of the ADDITIONALS TREND FORUM arranged in trend worlds.