Moda to relaunch with new dates, halls and a re-edit in February 2020

Moda to relaunch with new dates, halls and a re-edit in February 2020

For the February 2020 edition of Moda, the trade show announced its will be relaunching with new dates, new halls, and a re-edit and newly curated sectors as it looks to present a “new Moda for a new decade”.

Moda, the fashion trade show and the UK’s National Footwear Show, will showcase a “refreshed image, new shell scheme and an improved floor plan” for its all-new show in February 2020 as it looks to give exhibitors the best space to showcase their collections and to meet the “changing needs of brands and buyers,” explained organisers.

At the heart of the relaunch is a new date, Moda from its autumn/winter 2020 edition will be moved to February 23-25 within new halls within the NEC Birmingham to avoid clashes with Milan show MICAM.

Adam Gough, Event Director at Moda, says: “59% of buyers have been attending Moda for over 20 years, 41% spend over £150k, and 90% of visitors return every season and are owners with sole purchasing power. The show has this incredible heritage and is the heart of UK fashion, however, retail is changing and the show needs to adapt. A refreshed edit of the show will ensure that Moda remains a leading hub for contemporary, diverse and inspirational brands to cement their presence in the UK market. Much of our plan is dedicated to drawing in the key names in fashion retail, from online retailers, multiples and department stores, and with this in mind, we have altered our date lines for the AW20 edition to avoid clashing with Milan show MICAM. In our new halls 6,7 & 8, Moda will now be taking place 23rd – 25th February 2020.”

The Bally Champion sneaker releasing this month

The Bally Champion sneaker releasing this month

The Bally Champion sneaker is to be released worldwide this month as a limited edition reinterpretation. With a limited number of 1,851 sneakers Bally celebrates the founding year of the traditional brand. The exclusive capsule collection is characterized by the extraordinary color combination of fluor yellow and black details and shows a modern version of the sporty cult sneaker.

For the first time, the Champion Sneaker was launched in the 1990s and quickly became the favorite of the two Swiss tennis stars Jakob Hlasek and Marc Rosset. Made of soft calfskin and finished with a sturdy texture, the shoe offers ultimate comfort and maximum stability through its functional construction.

Consinee, China’s largest spinner & exporter of cashmere yarn, stages runway show in New York

Consinee, China’s largest spinner & exporter of cashmere yarn, stages runway show in New York

Consinee, China’s largest spinner and exporter of cashmere yarn, returned to New York City this summer with a fashion show at Cipriani Wall Street for the second year in a row. The event was attended by over 400 guests and consisted of a 200-foot runway, set up underneath the 70-foot dome of the venue. 

The collection produced and showcased by Consinee featured 88 ready-to-wear looks, including both menswear and womenswear pieces with every one knitted from Consinee’s premium cashmere yarn designed by Steven Oo. 

Liberty Fairs Las Vegas: upcoming August edition highlightsLiberty Fairs Las Vegas: upcoming August edition highlightsLiberty Fairs Las Vegas: upcoming August edition highlights

Liberty Fairs Las Vegas: upcoming August edition highlights

With Liberty Fairs New York’s edition just passing, the upcoming Las Vegas edition will bring from August 12th till 14th, many exciting brands and concepts to its exhibit. 

Quest, a special section within Liberty Fairs, speaks to the modern gentleman who blurs the lines between luxury, contemporary sportswear, and sartorial dressing. An overwhelming success in both New York and Las Vegas, Quest offers an elevated environment to conduct business, discover new brands, visit existing favorites, and connect with like-minded retailers, brands, and influencers.

Curated by Travis Weaver of Manready Mercantile, The General Store offers fresh perspectives on the pairing of homewares, apothecary brands and small batch goods alongside well-crafted clothing brands. With an additional selection of Made in America goods, this section is a one-stop-shop for specialty items.

The Liberty League of influencers is an integral part of building awareness across multiple platforms, for both Liberty Fairs and their brands. During the show, they’re invited to network with designs, pull product for photo shoots, and generate excitement on the floor. The exhibition creates a designated area on the floor for creators to network while capturing and editing content during the show.

A denim-focused section showcasing the best names in premium and contemporary denim, Indigo brings true lifestyle and culture to the traditional Las Vegas trade show sector, while collaborating with like-minded brands to usher in a new norm for the industry.

Denim dreams will be realized courtesy of Calik Denim in an immersive, custom made entrance to the Indigo lounge.

Miyake opens first menswear store in Tokyo: Homme Plissé MiyakeMiyake opens first menswear store in Tokyo: Homme Plissé Miyake

Miyake opens first menswear store in Tokyo: Homme Plissé Miyake

Homme Plissé Miyake by Issey Miyake is the debut of the designer’s menswear store, having just opened its doors in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama area. The interior features a factory workshop, whilst still playing homage to its infamous pleating technique with an in-store press, pleating and sewing machine. The shop space is designed by Tokujin Yoshioka.

In a press release it states: ‘On display to view is our unique method called “seihin pleats (product pleats)”, by which pleats are made in fabric cut and sewn to 1.5 times normal size.’

The Fashion Award 2019 by International Lab of Mittelmoda

The Fashion Award 2019 by International Lab of Mittelmoda

25 collections from all over the world have been shortlisted for the 26th International Lab of Mittelmoda – The Fashion Award contest, taking place on Monday, 16 September 2019 starting at 18:00 at MICAM, the world’s leading footwear show, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year. 

The prestigious location of MICAM was chosen under a new partnership that International Lab of Mittelmoda formed this year with Confindustria Moda, the federation of trade associations representing Italy’s textiles, fashion and accessories industries – including Assocalzaturifici, the promoter of MICAM. 

The 25 talents selected to go on to the final phase in the competition will be judged by the severe panel of judges on Monday, 16 September, and at 18:00 they will present their collections before an audience of fashion reporters, experts and enterprises in a big Fashion Show. 

Alongside the two traditional Overall Prizes (one for Creativity and one for Innovation), the established “Premio Lectra” – presented by the main sponsor of the event – and the “Dondup Prize”, back once again this year and dedicated to sustainability, new Special Prizes will be awarded, including the “Womenswear – menswear Prize”, presented by Sistema Moda Italia; the “Shoes&Bags Prize”, offered by Micam/Mipel; the “Textile&Materials Prize”, presented by MilanoUnica; the “Accessories Prize”, awarded by Mido; and the “Knitwear Prize”, offered by Benetton Group. The new “TheOneSeasonless Prize” will be presented by TheOneMilano. 

Mulberry takes full ownership of its Korean business

Mulberry takes full ownership of its Korean business

Mulberry has taken full ownership of its Korean business, having bought a 40% stake in Mulberry Korea from its partner SHK. This means the house now owns 100% of its company.

Chief executive officer Thierry Andretta said in a statement: “Over the last eighteen months, we have recruited a new management team and taken day to day control of the business in South Korea, an important market for luxury goods where the Mulberry brand has significant growth potential.

‘Very Ralph’ a Ralph Lauren documentary by HBO

‘Very Ralph’ a Ralph Lauren documentary by HBO

This coming autumn, debuting on November 12th 2019, HBO will be releasing a documentary about the iconic American Fashion Designer, Ralph Lauren. The film called ‘Very Ralph’ will showcase the designer in interviews talking about his childhood, his personal life, work-life and career and more. In addition to this, the film also showcases interviews with family, long-time colleagues and fashion industry veterans such as Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, and others.

The documentary is directed by Susan Lacy, an award-winning documentarian’s whose previous HBO documentaries include “Spielberg” and “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.

Pure London showcases S/S 2020 trends and insights from keynote speakersPure London showcases S/S 2020 trends and insights from keynote speakersPure London showcases S/S 2020 trends and insights from keynote speakers

Pure London showcases S/S 2020 trends and insights from keynote speakers

The first two days of Pure London at Olympia London showcased the bold and the brave new collections from fashion’s favourite brands and celebrity designers, alongside thoughtful and insightful talks, catwalk shows and trend presentations.

Kicking off on the Main Stage on Sunday, visitors were treated to a vibrant catwalk show presenting a line-up of the key trends for the SS20 season, in collaboration with Unique Style Platform (USP). USP’s in-depth Future Forecast followed, highlighting the consumer attitudes and big picture cultural drivers that will impact the fashion markets for SS20.

Honest celebrates imperfection and the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, an aesthetic that centres around the acceptance and glorification of imperfection. A blend of raw untreated neutrals combine with vibrant colours of the ocean with yellow tinted bamboo.

Limitless is a brave and rebellious attitude, breaking boundaries and exemplified by activists such as Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the new icons for a new generation. A brave palette of neon’s, pink and lilac mix with bitter chocolate and monochrome feature on elevated sportswear mixed with 80s and 90s style tailoring.

A return to handmade crafts drives Ritual, seeking serenity in meaningful experiences. Modern mysticism has led to an otherworldly mood of soft tailoring and floaty layers mixed with contemporary Western touches and boho prairie dresses in a sun kissed palette of peaches and orange.

Brave is about being maximalist, eccentric, bold and unexpected. It means hybrid combinations and unexpected collaborations, rethinking traditional retail and pushing advanced technology. Digital avatars will be the new breed of influencer. More is more with colour with clashing brights and electric combinations mixed with paler tones.

Returning to traditional skillsets such as sewing and re-building the British manufacturing industry were also touted as crucial for future generations. While discussing his love for clothes, making stuff and nurturing British businesses and manufacturers, British fashion designer, owner of Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, and keynote speaker Patrick Grant said: “We need to change the overall mindset of how we produce and consume. Our British factories help sustain the local economies, we know what is made, by who and when. We have super simple stable supply chains.” Turning to the subject of school uniforms, Patrick added: “I did a quick back of an envelope calculation, and worked out that if you could get half the UK school kids back in a woollen jumper you could re-employ every knitter that had lost their job in Scotland in the past 50 years.”

Commenting on the UK government’s rejection of all recommendations made by the Environmental Audit Committee report into fast fashion Patrick felt there should be stricter regulations to clean up the industry including stricter labelling. He said: “I don’t think the audit committee went nearly far enough; I think that everything we buy that’s made of plastic should be labelled plastic. Because consumers don’t know what polyester or acrylic or nylon are. Virgin plastics should be labelled. You have a picture of a diseased lung on the back of a cigarette packet. This stuff is as toxic as nicotine. Bad fashion is literally killing stuff. If at the point of purchase, you were presented with something that showed you it, some people just might think twice.”

The powers for the members of new Chairman Siro Badon’s team have been decided

The powers for the members of new Chairman Siro Badon’s team have been decided

The assignment of duties and responsibilities to the Deputy Chairmen
was the first step towards the implementation of the new projects in a sector that is constantly evolving Siro Badon’s term as Chairman of Assocalzaturifici for the years 2019-2023 was consolidated with the assignment of the powers to his new Deputy Chairmen.
This step means the executive board supporting the new Chairman at the helm of the Association is now fully operational.

As highlighted by Badon in his inaugural address, the cornerstones of the Association’s activities in the coming years will be Italian manufacturing, innovation in the sector, sustainability of the production cycle, as well as a focus on trade fairs and a close dialogue with institutions.

In accordance with this vision and the articles of association, the Chairman will be responsible for all institutional activities, in particular those involving Confindustria Moda and Confindustria, aside from supervising the organisation of MICAM, an event which is increasingly central to the policies for promoting business in the sector at an international level.

The assignment of the powers to Deputy Chairmen (Federico Bartoli for Training; Giovanna Ceolini for Europe; Pasquale della Pia for digitalisation and sustainability; Salina Ferretti for Asia, America, Seoul, Tokyo and children’s footwear; Giampietro Melchiorri for Russia and the former CIS bloc countries and Emerging Countries) will make it possible to implement the course of action expressed by the Chairman and agreed with the Meeting of Shareholders, while identifying the individuals that will be responsible for the Association’s activities.