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.
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”.
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 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.
ETRO has recently opened its Etro boutique in Shanghai, located at Plaza 66. The 150 square metre boutique offers Etro menswear, womenswear and accessories collections. The interior epitomises the latest generation of Etro boutiques. The interior is characterised by sophisticated white marble, bright golden shelves and walls conceived in a warm gray, enhancing the bright tones of the furniture.
The new boutique represents the world of Etro, synonymous with “Made in Italy”. High-quality materials, natural fibres are embellished by original designs and innovative colours, embodying the brand ideal.
For S/S 2017, Stone Island used an artisan process with corrosive paste that makes garments unique and unrepeatable. Garments are dyed with special recipes and then faded by hand with a corrosive paste. The nbsp;Stone Island badge is attached to the pieces during the manual fading and features the same corrosion marks. Residual dye remaining on the surface highlights the architecture of the garments.
This artisan process – applied on outerwear pieces made in military-derived cotton satin, and on knits, sweatshirts and bottoms – is what creates the unique effect on each individual piece.
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).
Cristina Gavioli was founded in 1986 as a result of the meeting between Giuseppe Bertani and fashion designer Cristina Gavioli. It was the beginning of a partnership which combined passion and creativity; something the brand is known for till the present day. With production based on fine quality Italian craftsmanship, year after year, Cristina Gavioli has approached the large export market, creating a close-knit commercial network that boasts partners from Europe to the United States and from Russia to Asia.
Most recently the brand celebrated their 30th anniversary with a party in Italy a few days before leaving to showcase at PREMIUM Berlin. The presentation of their 2017-18 winter collection at PREMIUM was successfully received from local and international buyers alike.