Winner of Green Carpet Fashion Award 2017, designer Tiziano Guardini, selects new concept by Santoni & Fulgar as key accessory for his collectionWinner of Green Carpet Fashion Award 2017, designer Tiziano Guardini, selects new concept by Santoni & Fulgar as key accessory for his collection

Winner of Green Carpet Fashion Award 2017, designer Tiziano Guardini, selects new concept by Santoni & Fulgar as key accessory for his collection

The Winner of Green Carpet Fashion Award 2017, eco-designer Tiziano Guardini has selected the new concept by Santoni & Fulgar as the key accessory for his sustainable collection.Presented for the first time at the Fashion Hub – Spazio Cavallerizze, the concept shoe created exclusively to complete the outfits of the new collection by Tiziano Guardini, a designer who has made sustainability the distinctive feature of his ultra-original creations. Made by Santoni, the leading producer of seamless machines, the shoe displays futuristic lines and a seamless upper made entirely of bio-based Evo yarn by FULGAR.

This innovative model is based on the most cutting edge textile science, a combination of X MACHINE technology developed by Santoni enabling the production of a one-piece upper with seamless and “no waste” technology and EVO yarn by Fulgar derived from the castor oil plant, with thermal properties and natural bacteriostatic agents, super stretch performance and exceptional breathability.

This concept is set to revolutionise the footwear industry, also with applications in combination with a rubber sole to create 100% bio footwear.

Shanghai Tang F/W 2018-19 designed by Massimiliano Giornetti

Shanghai Tang F/W 2018-19 designed by Massimiliano Giornetti

The first Shanghai Tang collection designed by Massimiliano Giornetti, Fall/Winter 2018-19, was presented at Milano Moda Donna, on Wednesday 21 February. Following the success of the first capsule created for this Hong Kong brand as Project Supervisor, this new position firmly confirms the role of Massimiliano Giornetti as the style guide for the various branches of the brand, today owned jointly by the Hong Kong Private Equity fund Cassia Investments and the Italian businessman Alessandro Bastagli, who is also its Executive Chairman.

“A dance of threads. A dreamlike journey from Italy to China: a silken thread strung between the West and the East, a veritable bridge extending from Europe to the faraway lands of the Dragon Throne that follows the historical traces of two ancient cultures. A blend of textiles and threads of overlapping motifs that intertwine two worlds and two contrasting yet complementary visions as if by magic.

A palette that gradates from light pastel shades and then intensifies, becoming vivid and allegorical. Light pink turns into fuchsia, peach becomes tangerine, and light blue deepens to a turquoise enamel. Straw colours slip lavishly into imperial yellow on black. Venice and the resplendent Cathay appear in unison in brocades that erupt in vibrant abstraction.

Fabrics on fabrics, geometric inlay work, empty spaces on top of filled space. The traditional mandarin garment is the inspiration for the bulbous black dress coat, with a barely visible rounded collar and spotted inserts on the pockets. The traditional exuberant and ironic playfulness of the Maison is evident in the contrasting printed linings. As well as this, animal print coats stand in opposition to the vivid, amethyst interior. The full sleeve jacket with a large stand collar, combined with thread embroidered, brocade-effect trousers are now the new luxury outfit.

The prints on scarves recount this dreamlike journey, and are framed like artwork, featuring images of war horses, traditional costume, fierce dragons, snuff bottles and a nebulous scattering of spots on a base of lacquer hues and pop and fluorescent colours, vibrant jade green celadon, and yellow and violet surface textures.”

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J Winter Fashion Show 2018

Featuring the city’s picturesque skyline, J Winter Fashion Show 2018 premiered 6 haute couture and pret-a-couture collections from Europe, Asia, South America, and America on the sky-high sundeck of Costa neoRomantica cruise ship.

The high-profile J Winter Fashion Show 2018 welcomed guests on board of the luxurious Costa neoRomantica cruise ship with a red-carpet entrance and a VIP after-party with Italian delicacy and live music. Hong Kong’s finest Make Up For Ever, Daz Salon, Buccellati, Nirav Modi, Cristina Sabatini, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Pure Group, Ovolo Group, HK Branding, Camlux Hotel, Expo King, GOGOVAN, Roytal Tailor, and EAST Hong Kong were among the show supporters.

Christopher Bailey presents his last collection for BurberryChristopher Bailey presents his last collection for Burberry

Christopher Bailey presents his last collection for Burberry

Christopher Bailey unveiled his final collection for Burberry at London Fashion Week this past Saturday.

With inspiration taken from the globally-known gay pride flag, a new rainbow check will be featured as a statement in this collection. “There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity,” said Bailey.

Bailey will formally step down from his two roles on March 31st but will work with Burberry on the transition until the end of this year.

Las Vegas Starts in Full SwingLas Vegas Starts in Full SwingLas Vegas Starts in Full SwingLas Vegas Starts in Full SwingLas Vegas Starts in Full Swing

Las Vegas Starts in Full Swing

Today the shows in Las Vegas started at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.

Project and Project Women will unveil their F/W 18 collections until February 14th.

Both shows refresh their format by reimagining the show floor and debuting a collaboration with Canada’s leading fashion city Montreal including live presentations, celebrity guests, and of course a large assortment of accessories, fashion and lifestyle articles.

Neighboing shows include The Tents, Pool Tradeshow, The Collective, Curve and Stitch@Project.

The Edit presents itself with darker colours and a cleaner look

Upgraded hall layout at the Collective

Good start to Project Las Vegas: Buyers were spotted at early hours already

Savile Row’s biggest tailor, Cad & The Dandy, buy Götrich, Scandinavia’s oldest tailoring house

Savile Row’s biggest tailor, Cad & The Dandy, buy Götrich, Scandinavia’s oldest tailoring house

Savile Row’s biggest tailor, Cad & The Dandy, have bought Götrich, Scandinavia’s oldest tailoring house. Established in 1730, this family tailoring business has dressed every Swedish King since its inception. This is a venture that will secure both the future success of Götrich, and promote brand Britain’s manufacturing/menswear overseas.

Expanding into the Swedish capital, Cad & The Dandy is flying in the face of Brexit by expanding into Europe, spreading the reputation and reach of Savile Row to Scandinavia and beyond. Established in 2008, Cad & The Dandy have gone from recession start-up to the largest tailor in the UK. Stateside expansion follows in spring, with two New York store openings.

‘T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

‘T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

The ’T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition opened its doors on the 9th of February at the Fashion and Textile Museum, highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.

Munich Fabric Start saw rise in international visitors and exhibitorsMunich Fabric Start saw rise in international visitors and exhibitorsMunich Fabric Start saw rise in international visitors and exhibitorsMunich Fabric Start saw rise in international visitors and exhibitors

Munich Fabric Start saw rise in international visitors and exhibitors

Last week the 44th event of Munich Fabric Start happened in Munich from the 30th of January to the 1st of February 2018.

More than 1800 collections by international companies were presented across fabrics and accessories.

Two topics were highlighted: The rise in technologies offered in terms of materials or special dying techniques as well as development in sustainability. A broad spectrum of smart solutions around natural processes were presented. From recycling to natural dying processes, companies from Lenzing to Dynamo showed great interest in deepening this topic and reported good demand for such solutions from customers.

Especially interesting for visitors was the KEYHOUSE, which is part of the show. It was curated as an innovation and technology center. Its focus was on intelligent process solutions, sustainability, smart textiles, biotech and digitization. The seminars had similar topics, one focusing even on AI and fashion that were informative as well as eye opening to all visitors.

Bluezone showed a broad range of exhibitors consisting of 100 international leading denim and sportswear fabric companies which showed new fabrics. Candiani Denim presented its biological degradable denim ‘Regen’, Calik Denim showed ‘Smart Tech’ and ‘Fly Jeans’ and Kassim its premium sustainability line ‘Made in Germany’ which is done in cooperation with German universities. Especially for the northern European part, this is a meeting point for all denim experts.

The next Munich Fabric Start will happen 4-6th of September 2018.

 

Karl Lagerfeld announces license agreement with Giada S.p.A

Karl Lagerfeld announces license agreement with Giada S.p.A

Karl Lagerfeld has announced it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Giada S.p.A. for the production and distribution of its new KARL LAGERFELD DENIM collection, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first collection, which will include men’s and women’s denim, will launch in Spring 2019. The initial term of the licensing agreement runs for 10 seasons.

“The launch of KARL LAGEREFLD DENIM is an exciting, high-potential addition to our brand’s diverse product portfolio,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “Giada is a leading producer and marketer of premium denim production, and we are fascinated by their love for product details. We look forward to working with them to build this business.”

“Our license agreement with KARL LAGERFELD is exciting for Giada and we are proud to embark on this special partnership,” said Franco Catania, CEO of Giada S.p.A. “It represents an amazing opportunity for both companies.”

The KARL LAGERFELD DENIM collection will offer a wide range of premium styles, for an iconic denim look. The collection will be fully made in Italy and positioned in the premium segment. Designs will include luxurious finishes like selvedge seams, lurex texture effects, unique coatings and embellishments, with silhouettes ranging from skinny to girlfriend, boyfriend and biker fits.

ISPO Munich explored increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry through ‘ISPO Digitize’ISPO Munich explored increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry through ‘ISPO Digitize’ISPO Munich explored increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry through ‘ISPO Digitize’

ISPO Munich explored increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry through ‘ISPO Digitize’

ISPO Munich closed its doors a few days ago, and showcased in a snowy setting interest in winter sports products and filled the corridors during the four-day event. In addition to the latest winter sports equipment, the 2,801 companies at the fair showcased innovations and trends in the areas of outdoor and health & fitness. The focal point was the increasing digitalization of the sporting goods industry, a topic that was explored in the new format ISPO Digitize.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “With ISPO Digitize, we have pointed the way to the future for the sporting goods industry and sports retailing. The next step will be to apply this positive momentum and to get more people excited about sports.” The Digitize Area in Hall A4 provided a glimpse of the digital future. Representatives of sports retailing and the sporting goods industry had an opportunity to learn about digital solutions in product development, manufacture, marketing and sales. With the help of the Digital Readiness Check, they could see just how fit their own business is.

The Munich trade fair center will open two new halls this year: C5 and C6. As a result, ISPO Munich will have a total of 18 halls starting in 2019. The sporting goods industry will profit from this expansion. Growth is expected to be generated primarily by the areas of outdoor, health & fitness and innovative textiles.