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.
Stone Island presents Polypropylene Denim; a new interpretation of a classic. Polypropylene, a material with antibacterial properties, is the lightest available fibre on earth.
Even very bulky garments made in this material astonish for their specific lightness. These denim cloth weaves a polypropylene yarn into an indigo dyed cotton warp. The result is a denim tela with a drastically reduced weight: it has the look of a 19 ounces material but weighs only 10.
The jumpsuit, the outerwear pieces, the trousers and backpack of the Stone Island collection have undergone the DARK treatment, a manual sanding and light stonewash as well as an enzyme wash.
The Polypropylene Indigo knit is made by weaving yarns, an innovative technique from the knitwear industry. For this project a yarn was especially created from indigo dyed polypropylene and cotton yarn with chain construction.
The Indigo Fleece features the WASH treatment.
Four Marketing have completed the purchase of iconic outerwear brands Penfield and Cape Heights from CEO and Creative Director James Barshall.
Penfield and Cape Heights are distributed worldwide via department stores and premium independents.
Four Marketing is an international premium fashion agency representing over 30 brands including Stone Island, CP Company, Paul & Shark and Velvet by Graham & Spencer. For each of these brands the company owns the flag ship retail store together with the relevant e-commerce site. Four Marketing also owns the new multi-brand store 18montrose which launched early this year.
Crocs, the shoe company from Colorado that started in 2002 and developed a twisted boat shoe into a footwear icon, is now the 10th largest non-athletic footwear company.
With a loyal customer following, it is now expanding its European offices but also its line with its SS 2017 collection.
This season Crocs presents different collections to fully cover their customers’ needs.
Isabella consists of styles created for women and girls, all having a more feminine and less bulky character than the conventional Crocs. The sandals feature different prints, and the flips and wedges are ideal for the warmer weather. For men, the CitiLane Roka Collection is popular, especially the styles that look like a boat shoe with a perforated upper.
Swiftwater is specially created for the customer who shops for every member of the family. The shoes are multi-purpose and combine function and style, offering feminine versions for women and cute styles for kids.
Crocs also introduced special models for the most fashionable customer in its Sloane Collection, which is at a slightly higher price point. It consists of multiple sandals such as black sandals with a hammered metal upper, which can be worn, without a doubt, at every fashion event.
As a whole, this collection has the Miami feel and shows that Crocs has developed into a brand that, apart from its classic model, also has a big variety and can cater to the retailer’s and consumer’s needs.
Milano Unica is repositioning the F/W edition of its international textile-accessories exhibition to July 2017 from September, following requests from the market and the textile industry. This shift makes Milano Unica, the Italian textiles and accessories trade show, one of the first international textile fairs to be held in the world calendar.
Hudson Jeans has announced its new HUDSON Unfiltered Live in NYC experience which is taking place at Coterie NYC tradeshow this September. Hudson is bringing a new exciting approach to how people experience Tradeshows that has never been done before. With the belief that one of the most powerful tools for this is the Arts and the Youth, they will this season at Coterie donate 10% of Sales to the Arts benefiting the following causes:
#BARS Workshop NYC is a workshop on rap for musical theater presented by Hamilton Star, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. For the Rapper who wants to step into theater, or Actor who wants to incorporate rap into their wheelhouse – this gets you firmly at the center. Develop rap, rhythmic narrative, spoken word and improvisation skills to bring yourself to the forefront of the next evolution in musical Theater.
Get Lit – Words Ignite is a youth poetry literacy non-profit committed to lowering drop-out rates and creating education reform one poet at a time. Through an innovative curriculum that fuses classic, iconic poetry with students’ original spoken word responses, Get Lit places the greatest poets of our time in dialogue with over 20,000 teens each year who transform their lives and communities through art and social consciousness.
Performances by musicians and poets as well as artists will take place at their booth during the tradeshow. With this, the brand will make the visitors’ experience at their booth an interactive one with offering of food, drinks etc given.
The trade shows Who’s Next and Premiere Classe have now closed their doors. The objective for this edition was clear: to create an influential and flourishing setting, suitable for the act of buying in a lively and friendly trade show environment. For this new edition the team curated around the theme of the “Mediterranean”, which altogether proved very popular among the visitors and exhibitors.
To put it in figures, there were 38,258 visitors who walked the aisles of the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. A decrease of 7% in the number of visitors compared to September 2015 (-8.2% of the French public and -5.4% international visitors). An expected decrease but still remains reassuring for the business of the next edition of the trade shows.
The trade shows proved to have a strong presence from northern European countries such as Sweden (+11%) and Denmark (+16.9%). In contrast, there was a fall in the presence of southern European countries, particularly with Italy (-8.3%) and Spain (-5.7%), Portugal remained unchanged and there was a return from Greece. The trade shows also attracted the American continent (+7.6%) with an increase in the number of visitors from the USA (+13.3%). In a sensitive context, the Middle-East stabilised itself, as well as Asia with China (8.1%), South-Korea (+1.2%) and Japan (-3%).
The last point, a reconnection with business for all participants, during which new French investors were present. This suggests a wealth of confidence for 2017.
In the past edition of Munich Fabric Start, Nastrificio Victor, famous for its high quality nastris, showed considerable innovation in their booth concept.
Rather than just the normal booth size- with some products, a table and a chair- they made it into an experience. A colorful booth, inspired by a tropical theme displaying parrots and flamingos, invited customers into a feel-good atmosphere.
Attached to this colorful setting were the most recent nastris, for visitors to touch or take samples from. They also showed that creativity has no limits with different animals being construed with their nastris, making them absolute eye-catchers.
As a whole- it offered visitors not only a destination to make business, but also an interactive platform to experience the entire brand-world and network whilst at the same time taking a moment to relax ,dipping into the tropical feeling for the Nastrifico Victor world.
Matteo Marzotto has acquired stake in Dondup and has been named president. Its former president Massimo Berloni will remain with the brand as honorary president. Manuela Mariotti, who co-founded the brand in 1999 with Berloni, will remain creative director.
Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show are expanding their exhibition space for their winter edition taking place from 17th till 19th of January 2017. With this, their catwalk shows ‘Salonshow’ and ‘Ethical Fashion on Stage’ will be moved to the Energie Forum next door. The remaining space will then be used for more exhibition space.