Invista’s Cordura brand collaborates with Professional Clothing Awards

Invista’s Cordura brand collaborates with Professional Clothing Awards

Invista’s Cordura brand is once again working with the Professional Clothing Award to inspire and honor exceptional workwear, corporate clothing and PPE designs from textile and fashion students. For the first time, the PCA VISION 2018 contest is open to students from participating universities and colleges across Europe. This sponsorship is the latest initiative in CORDURA brand’s “50 for 50” anniversary year celebration, and demonstrates the brand’s dedication to inspiring the next generation of designers to create clothing that helps workers to Live Durable on the jobsite and beyond.

Evolving from previous years’ UK focused Project 20/20 competition, which CORDURA brand sponsored in 2016, PCA VISION is a pan-European contest that requires students to share their vision of stylish, functional professional clothing that can be worn for a specific job role in a sector of their choice. Students from participating universities are challenged to develop unique designs that not only meet the needs of these workers, but enhance their ability to perform the job.

As part of its participation in PCA VISION 2018, the CORDURA brand will be sponsoring the “CORDURA Durable Design Award” to the student designer who best demonstrates a 360-degree approach to functional workwear. The design must reflect a thorough understanding of the challenges faced on the jobsite, and present innovative solutions to meet the needs of the worker.

10 finalists will be selected from the entries and invited to bring their designs to life, with each student creating one showcase outfit. The judging panel will comprise of representatives with experience in the professional clothing industry, workwear garment development and product design.

Burberry partners with Elvis and Kresse to tackle waste created by leather industry

Burberry partners with Elvis and Kresse to tackle waste created by leather industry

The Burberry Foundation has entered into a five-year partnership with London-based sustainable accessories brand Elvis and Kresse to address and tackle the waste created by the leather industry.

The new creations will be designed and sold by Elvis and Kresse, with half of the profits being donated to charitable causes focused on renewable energy, while the remaining half will be reinvested by Elvis and Kresse to expand their work in reducing and reusing waste, protecting the environment and inspiring craftspeople.

In addition to creating new leather products, the partnership will also generate apprenticeship and work experience opportunities with Elvis and Kresse and aim to reach thousands through public events, competitions and workshops.

PRO1. Tradeshow brings Asia together under one roof

PRO1. Tradeshow brings Asia together under one roof

PR01. TRADE SHOW is an exclusive platform, which brings Asia together under one roof to present a highly-edited group of collections from Tokyo and around the world. The venue is divided by different showrooms, giving buyers a better understanding of the exhibiting brands, as well as creating more business opportunities. The show is expanding globally, with each event carefully localized to fit the specific market.

In PR01. TRADE SHOW SS17, 69 brands exhibited their collections. The exhibition space is divided into 4 areas such. Also, by dividing the venue by showroom, visitors understand the brand concept more clearly, and can buy more efficiently.

Reformation to launch sustainable denim labelReformation to launch sustainable denim label

Reformation to launch sustainable denim label

Reformation will be launching its new sustainable denim sister label, Reformation Jeans. The line will feature a variation of pieces including tops, dresses and denims. The first collection will be launching on October 23rd and will showcase a total of 46 items of which 11 will be denim styles in a different 14 washes. The pieces are all made from 100% recycled materials, using sustainable techniques, reducing water waste and pollution.

Liebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT TechnologyLiebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT TechnologyLiebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT Technology

Liebaert is expanding into the Active Outdoor segment with NanoStitch fabrics powered by LYCRA SPORT Technology

Liebaert, a leading Belgian fabric manufacturer, is renowned for its manufacturing quality and savoir-faire in the bodywear segment. With its new NanoStitch Comfort technology line, the company has for the first time steered the market entry into the activewear and athletic segments. This new collection of premium high-performance fabrics is the new generation of LYCRA SPORT technology and will be presented for the first time in Europe at the Performance Days in Munich (08./09.November 2017).

The LYCRA SPORT technology has been developed to give Activewear exceptional comfort and fit and to support its elasticity. This innovation enables Liebaert to create fabrics with characteristics that fit the specific application, which helps to optimize the athletic performance of the wearer.

In order to help top brands and retailers select the perfect fabric for their respective activities, the NanoStitch collection includes three offers designed to meet the demanding comfort and compression needs of today’s sportswear buyers: Active, Air, Extreme. Each NanoStitch fabric is produced on the finest chain knitting machines in the world and can be improved by additional technologies. Technologies designed to keep athletes and active consumers warm, cool, odorless, or to support them with an even higher compression for high-intensity activities without compromising wearing comfort.

JD.com Launches Luxury e-Commerce Platform “Toplife”

JD.com Launches Luxury e-Commerce Platform “Toplife”

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, announced the launch of Toplife, a new, exclusive full-price online shopping platform that gives high-end global brands a comprehensive way to reach affluent Chinese customers directly through flagship stores that they can customize.

The launch of Toplife recognizes that many high-end brands and consumers prefer a dedicated, independent sales platform for luxury goods, to ensure a premium, differentiated experience consistent with a luxury brand’s own offline stores. The platform allows brands to sell directly to consumers through an end-to-end luxury e-commerce ecosystem that seamlessly incorporates online stores, premium customer service and delivery, marketing and branding expertise, and specialized warehousing and inventory. Brands will be able to control every aspect of their flagship store’s appearance, while leveraging a wide range of customer service resources from JD.com.

Toplife will feature a wide range of luxury and high-end stores from category-leading global brands covering fashion, jewelry, watches, health and beauty, home furnishings, cosmetics, and electronics. Brands will get value-added services from JD, including premium 24-hour a day. Toplife also offers unrivaled customer support, including a new team of in-house fashion consultants specially trained to advise customers of luxury products on their purchases.

The new Lotto store opens its doors in the heart of TrevisoThe new Lotto store opens its doors in the heart of Treviso

The new Lotto store opens its doors in the heart of Treviso

Last week Lotto opened its new store in Vicolo Barberia 19 Treviso, in the heart of the ancient city. The new store is partly inspired by an active lifestyle and the practising of sport as a way to feel fit while having fun. At centre stage of the Treviso store are the Life’s Active collections for men, woman and youngsters, dedicated to those who practise sport to feel good, stay active and meet new people. Also on show are the models of the Life’s Inspired line, dedicated to leisure time, and those of the Lotto Leggenda line, which combines a reinterpretation of iconic models with the latest trends in fashion and leisure.

Housing the new store is a prestigious four-storey historical building which has been fully restored, and where original frescoes and plasterwork from 14th century are preserved. The part made available for sales covers about 150 square meters and is the result of a careful design study. The space has a retro theme which, while respecting the historical features of the palace, has been set up with original vintage items to create a sought-after and refined environment, and an engaging shopping experience.

“We are proud to bring Lotto back to Treviso – commented Andrea Tomat, President and CEO of the company – It’s a magnificent space in a prestigious building in the heart of the city that we want to help bring alive, and with which we want to involve the whole community of the area. It is a space where one can breathe the values of the brand: innovation, creativity and Italian design.”

Second edition of CIFF & Code Art Fair’s Northwind concept to take place in LA.

Second edition of CIFF & Code Art Fair’s Northwind concept to take place in LA.

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) and Code Art Fair director Kristian W. Andersen will present the second edition of CIFF’s innovative, roving capsule Northwind in Los Angeles honoring writer and curator Neville Wakefield. Established to spread CIFF’s vision for creativity beyond Copenhagen, Northwind in Los Angeles will focus on the synergies between fashion and contemporary art, reflecting a shared, cultural outlook among the creative communities in Los Angeles and Copenhagen – two influential centers for contemporary visual culture.

Wakefield, whose work pushes beyond traditional boundaries in art and fashion, will be honored at a private reception in Los Angeles for his role as artistic director of Desert X, a recurring site-specific, international contemporary art exhibition, which debuted last year to critical acclaim, attracting more than 200,000 visitors to the exhibition in the Coachella Valley, and for the upcoming re-launch of the Rudi Gernreich label, a first expression of which will be revealed in 2018.

“Fashion, art and design may each use a different vocabulary but they all speak the same language,” said Andersen. “Northwind is our statement on creativity. It reflects our belief that traditional barriers between creative disciplines belong to another era. For us, the connections between contemporary art and fashion are obvious so we use Code Art Fair, our contemporary art platform and CIFF, our fashion platform to explore those connections and push the boundaries. Our decision to honor Neville Wakefield is a reflection of the deep respect we have for his body of work to date. His ability to navigate seamlessly between various forms of creativity like fashion and design in addition to art sets him apart from many of his art world peers. Code Art Fair and Copenhagen International Fashion Fair are thrilled for this opportunity to celebrate a true art world visionary. And what better place to do this than in L.A., a city that shares so many cultural synergies with Copenhagen.”

Are you Diesel’s next Chief Executive Officer?

Are you Diesel’s next Chief Executive Officer?

“Choosing a CEO is serious stuff. It involves skills, responsibilities and above all knowledge. Therefore, Renzo Rosso sends a message to the people of the Internet: “Our CEO has left, leaving an empty space in our hearts, but most importantly an empty chair.”

As always, Diesel enjoys challenging the ordinary and the conformity that is flooding social networks, because again this time it’s not the usual job application that you find on LinkedIn, the position is actually of a Chair Executive Officer. This time neither an MBA degree nor financial skills will serve the purpose, “first of all, you have to be good at sitting,” says Diesel’s founder.

Today is the last day where wannabe Chair Executive Officers can showcase their indisputable ability to sit in a way that is absolutely different from others through a GIF or a video to be uploaded on the brand’s Facebook page.

Atelier Swarovski to launch its debut eyewear collection with Marcolin

Atelier Swarovski to launch its debut eyewear collection with Marcolin

Atelier Swarovski will be launching its debut eyewear collection, inspired by the creativity, craftsmanship and innovation embodied by its jewelry and home décor lines.

The collection is expertly crafted and distributed by Marcolin Group, one of the worldwide leading companies in the eyewear industry, and features styles that celebrate cutting-edge design and the innovative and opulent use of crystal.

Atelier Swarovski’s entry into the eyewear market builds on ten years of extraordinary jewelry and home décor collections that have marked the brand as the ultimate creative expression of Swarovski crystal. Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are thrilled to extend our product offering for Atelier Swarovski with our debut eyewear collection, expertly made in Italy. The designs are a luxurious celebration of our crystal and the cutting-edge design and craftsmanship at the heart of the brand.” 

Giovanni Zoppas, CEO Marcolin Group, added: “We are pleased to unveil Atelier Swarovski eyewear, a brand new sunglasses collection faithfully crafted according to the brand’s unmistakable style. Using high-quality materials, precision crystal cuts, innovative techniques and detailed finishing, it enhances our feminine product offering in the luxury segment.” 

The Atelier Swarovski eyewear collection will be available worldwide from January 2018.