Premium acquires Show&Order

Premium acquires Show&Order

Premium Group, which organises the international fashion trade shows Premium, Seek and Bright as well as the conference #Fashiontech, has after its acquisition of Bright now also acquired Show&Order, making another step towards taking over the Berlin trade show market as well as consolidating its position as a market-leading organiser of trade show platforms.

Founder of Show&Order, Verena malta, remains the show's face and it will also keep its location in the iconic 'Kraftwerk' venue in Berlin's Köpenicker Straße, ideally placed between Premium, Seek and Bright.

Verena Malta explains, that she actively approached the Premium Group in order to use synergies between both platforms and offering retailers a robust and improved trade show platform.  The platform, currently showing womenswear fashion in the higher premium segment, will in the future also show women's footwear. 

Anita Tillmann, Managing Partner Premium Group says: "By bringing together expertise and knowledge, as well as with the help of our international network, we want to continue to strengthen the market and give retailers what is currently lacking in the market – a curated platform that translates global trends into feminine looks. (…) In times when selfie culture and social media are prevalent, it is becoming ever more important to offer to end consumers something new and exclusive to address the demand for individuality."

Issey Miyake x United Nude collaborate on new shoe projectIssey Miyake x United Nude collaborate on new shoe project

Issey Miyake x United Nude collaborate on new shoe project

The Issey Miyake x United Nude project explores the potential future of creating original products based on the ISSEY MIYAKES’ concept “TEN SEN MEN” (point, line and surface). United Nude, with whom the project was started, regards shoes as architecture. Their manufacturing incorporates cutting-edge materials and techniques. The shoes created from this collaborative work put the people who will wear them at the forefront of the design process and are both functional and playful. 

ROCK is based on the concept of “structure”, these shoes are characterized by their dynamic, structured heels looking as if hewn from rock. They are a runway style fusing functionality based on structural dynamics and a colorful playfulness. They are available in six colors: white, black, pink, beige, yellow and green. 

WRAP is based on the concept of “wrapping,” these shoes are designed to envelop the foot with just a single sheet of leather. This basic model has an elastic band that improves the fit making the style simple and easy to wear. They are available in three colors: white, black, and silver, and in both flats and low heels. 

Harvey Nichols and CIFF present North Wind: A scandinavian take over in Project 109

Harvey Nichols and CIFF present North Wind: A scandinavian take over in Project 109

Harvey Nichols exclusively unveils NORTH WIND an installation in partnership with CIFF. Housed in the London store’s concept space, Project 109, NORTH WIND represents CIFF’s vision of the modern Scandinavian male and presents a carefully curated edit of menswear, art, gastronomy, design and lifestyle objects, that offer a glimpse into how the Scandi man lives, works, dresses, what he eats and how he designs his home. Pushing the boundaries and reinventing the traditional trade fair concept, Harvey Nichols and CIFF short circuit the usual trade-to-retail-to consumer model by offering products direct to the customer.Under the direction of Mr. Kristian W. Andersen Director & Creative Director for CIFF. The new concept will be in place for a total of seven weeks, and has three distinct phases that will showcase a unique blend of curation, creative collaborations and an unfailing eye for spotting and nurturing emerging design talent.

ISKO and Vogue Talents introduce Denim 360 – Jeans and innovation: todays experience, tomorrows key players

ISKO and Vogue Talents introduce Denim 360 – Jeans and innovation: todays experience, tomorrows key players

Fashion, talent, creativity and consciousness: these were the main guidelines of the special talk “Denim 360° – Jeans and innovation: today’s experience, tomorrow’s key players” which was presented by ISKO and Vogue Talents during the Fashion Week in Milan. 

ISKO was able to contribute its consolidated knowledge about trends and dynamics in this industry, as well as experience in training young generations, also thanks to the outstanding support from Vogue Talents, the international platform for up-and-coming talents created by Vogue Italia. The debate also focused on the limitless potential of the denim sector, both for fashion as a whole and for young talents in the industry, based on an approach involving sustainability as well as – and most importantly – “consciousness”, from an environmental and ethical perspective.

Philipp Plein new showroom designed by architect Claudio Pironi

Philipp Plein new showroom designed by architect Claudio Pironi

Outstanding creativity and originality marks the partnership between Philipp Plein, the famous German designer, who in no time at all has scaled the heights of the global fashion world, and Claudio Pironi, the architect whose studio Claudio Pironi & partners is behind the concept for the brand’s flagship stores. In the company of the fashion world’s big players, today marks the opening of the designer’s new showroom, 3000 square metres covering seven floors housing all the Plein lines. 

Set in one of Milan’s most up-market neighbourhoods, the showroom captures the very essence of the brand: explosive, outrageous, rock-inspired and conceived to amaze. The individual brand identities of the Philipp Plein Woman, Man, Junior and accessories lines are reflected to perfection in the customer areas, grouped by merchandise category. 

LVMH to buy majority stake in Rimowa

LVMH to buy majority stake in Rimowa

LVMH will be purchasing the majority stake in German travel and carry-on luggage manufacturer, Rimowa. With this for $716 million, the group will put in charge Alexandre Arnault, son of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, who will become co-chief executive officer of Rimowa alongside Dieter Morszeck, who will keep his 20 percent stake in the company.

LVMH said the deal between the two companies is expected to be complete in January next year.

<p>Christie’s to launch Handbag and Accessories department in London

Christie’s to launch Handbag and Accessories department in London

Christie’s Handbags & Accessories team have announced the launch of the department in London. In advance of the first London sale in June 2017, the department will host the first exhibition of Handbags at Christie’s King Street. The exhibition will feature both highlights of the Paris auction and a collection of private sale handbags available for immediate purchase. 

For the bi-annual sale in Paris on 9th November 2016, for the first time at Christie’s in Paris, collectors and connoisseurs from around the globe will have the chance to acquire an Herm egrave;s, Exceptional Shiny Bleu Marine Porosus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 35 with Diamond & 18K White Gold Hardware estimated €100,000 to €150,000. In addition, also by Herm egrave;s, the sale will feature a Himalaya Kelly 25, the most sought-after of the Himalaya collection, estimated at €65,000-80,000. Another first for the season, the sale will feature the finest grouping of Louis Vuitton trunks and handbags to ever be auctioned. All of these highlights will be on view in both London and Paris. 

Ferré and Comte DETTAGLI. Two Great Fashion/Art Expressionists Delve Into Details

Ferré and Comte DETTAGLI. Two Great Fashion/Art Expressionists Delve Into Details

The pure fashion genius of Gianfranco Ferré and the photographic artistry of Michel Comte identify, respectively, two exhibitions part of the bicentennial celebrations marking the arrival in Parma, of Marie Louise of the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine, Austrian archduchess who ruled as Empress of the French and as the Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla.

“Ferré and Comte DETTAGLI. Two Great Fashion/Art Expressionists Delve Into Details” — a project ideated by Alberto Nodolini and produced by Ankamoki — will grace the halls of the first and second floors of Palazzo del Governatore in Parma from September 30, 2016 to January 15, 2017.

The first floor will host “Gianfranco Ferré and Marie Louise: Unexpected Assonances”, an exhibit curated by Gloria Bianchino and Alberto Nodolini in collaboration with the Gianfranco Ferré Foundation, while the second will exclusively feature Michel Comte’s installations in the “Neoclassic” show curated by Jens Remes in collaboration with Alberto Nodolini e Anna Tavani.

The new Vibram Academy opens in London

The new Vibram Academy opens in London

Vibram, the sector leader in high-performance rubber soles, yesterday inaugurated in London its second Academy flagship store inspired by the Vibram Sole Factor concept. This is a project developed by Vibram to give customers the opportunity to personalise and improve the performance of their footwear with the application of a high-performance Vibram sole. 

The Vibram Sole Factor concept provides an original solution to improve footwear performance, and users can find inspiration from the various possible combinations of compound and colour, with something for everyone: there are oversized but extra-light soles, camouflage versions, soles in EcoStep compound for a sustainable alternative and soles with extraordinary grip. Products that offer the perfect combination of functional design, high quality materials and aesthetics to satisfy even the most creative and eccentric of tastes. 

The new Vibram Academy of London store occupies an area of 60 m2 and offers, alongside the services of Vibram Sole Factor, an area featuring the brand-new Vibram FiveFingers models (five-toed socks are also available), FUROSHIKI The wrapping sole, and Vibram Pet Toys. A space with an open-plan workshop where visitors can get a close-up view of the sophisticated processes employed by skilled footwear specialists.

Lacoste presents its annual Holiday Collector edition

Lacoste presents its annual Holiday Collector edition

For its annual “Holiday Collector” edition, LACOSTE takes us on an unusual journey, an idea that came about after Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the house’s creative director, met Jean-Paul Goude. The former gave the latter carte blanche to design not only the logo on limited-edition items – polo shirts, bomber jackets, bags and clutches – but also their packagings and ad campaigns for Christmas. 

Jean-Paul Goude, “graphic artist” as he likes to term himself, left his mark on the 80s and 90s through his work with his muse Grace Jones and the various TV spots he did for brands such as Chanel, Perrier and the Galeries Lafayette. Today he meets the famous crocodile. 

The collection shows a dressed-up and sophisticated, two parading saurians, straight out of Jean- Paul Goude’s imaginary world, are embroidered upon the items of a capsule collection comprised of men’s, women’s and children’s polo shirts, as well as a tote bag, a clutch and a limited edition bomber jacket. This collection will be available in all LACOSTE stores worldwide from November 2016 onwards.