Sharing values and expertise is at the very heart of ISKO, the leading denim ingredient brand behind people favorite jeans. Since the very beginning the company has relied upon three main pillars – competence, creativity and citizenship – through which the Responsible InnovationTM approach was developed.
On July 18th and 19th, these three aspects were further explored in their many facets in a special Washing Seminar that took place at Creative RoomTM, the company’s design and style research hub based in Castelfranco Veneto (Italy). The two-day initiative gathered representative from international brands such as Diesel, Guess, CP Company, Armani, Teddy, Massimo Dutti, Burton Menswear and Tiffosi.
Day 1 started with Rosey Cortazzi, ISKO Global Marketing Director, and Ebru Ozkucuk Guler, ISKO Senior Sustainability and CSR Executive, giving insight on ISKO’s expertise and knowledge and sharing the vision that allowed ISKO to become leader of the industry.
A trend presentation by Sam Trotman, Denim Dudes, a special workshop focusing on natural dyeing techniques by Celia Geraedts, Blue Print Amsterdam and a visit to the cutting-edge facilities of Everest Tecnologie Tessili srl were also part of the two-day event, an occasion to share values, knowledge and best practices.
Scoop in the Summer has just closed its door, taking place in London from 21st till 23rd July 2019! Both days of the SS20 edition brought sunshine to the Saatchi Gallery with collections from inspirational designers.
Recognised by designers, fashion buyers and industry experts as the UK’s leading fashion trade show, Scoop is an exclusive edit of sought-after fashion collections and emerging international designers, many of whom select Scoop as their only trade platform.
With an impressive line-up of the finest premium collections, Scoop is famed for its unique aesthetic. Carefully curating over 250 designer labels around outstanding works of contemporary art, Scoop offers visitors an unique and bespoke buying environment to discover a host of the new season collections.
Karen Radley, Founder and Managing Director of Scoop, has had an extensive and multi-faceted career in the fashion industry spanning the manufacturing, retail and design sectors.
GUESS opened at the end of June, its new flagship store in the Netherlands. The shop is located on the prestigious Kalverstreet in Amsterdam, one of the busiest and most expensive locations in the Netherlands. With a wide range of well-known brands, restaurants, clubs and well-developed public transport, this location is strategically important to the brand’s Northern European expansion.
The store was inspired by abstract art and plays with contrasts between textured, geometric wall features and the floor in woven design. The titanium inserts and minimalistic devices allow for improved visibility of the collection as well as a bright and open atmosphere in the store.
The updated accessories area and extended wall space for GUESS merchandise and pictures presentation provides buyers with a complete and intuitive shopping experience.
The Dutch retail portfolio of GUESS currently includes nine stores and four outlets. The new concept of the GUESS flagship stores, which was launched in May 2019, is part of a worldwide reorganization program that will be extended to other key sales areas next year.
For its pop-up space in Shanghai, the Italian brand Crash Baggage, is showing its sector how to bring buzz to its physical retail exerience. For its first pop-up in Galeries Lafayette in Shanghai, the company recruited frame Awards 2019, Emerging Designer of the Year, Alberto Caiola to come up with an experience that would speak louder about the brand’s philosophy: “No rules travel, handle without care”.
Custo Barcelona owned by Custodio and David Dalmau, has signed a license agreement with Velmar, owned by Aeffe, the parent company of Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Pollini, and others, for the international expansion of their brand.
The group headquarters will move to Rimini, Italy whilst the creative department will remain in Barcelona and will continue being led by the Dalmau brothers. The first collection produced after the collaboration will be a capsule collection for the SS20 season, which will be presented at the New York Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week.
The ISKO I-SKOOL Grand Finale, held for the first time ever in Berlin, was all about celebrating young denim talent. On July 3rd, Glashaus was the setting to a night where this year’s winners were announced in the presence of fashion international experts and top personalities.
Promoted by ISKO, leading denim ingredient brand, and carried out with the help of its style and research division Creative Room, ISKO I-SKOOL saw its sixth edition crowned with a unique tribute to the Creative Theme launched in January 2019 at the international trade show Premium Exhibition in Berlin, the project’s Creative Theme “New Denim Codes” challenged the designers’ creativity to explore a novel perception of the body, developing the right fit for any shape or form.
A first in the history of the program, this edition welcomed participation by Denim Design Professionals in the early stages of their careers, in addition to Students in their final year of a Fashion Design BA or MA. Designers were asked to start from focusing on the body as inspiration, along with a market and target consumer analysis. They then worked on their own vision of the future of fit. They had to go beyond the creation of a single outfit, designing a complete Capsule Collection by selecting some of the most advanced ISKO denim fabrics and patented technologies.
The diversity of these emerging New Denim Codes, the variety of body types and the different facets of our society were echoed in many aspects of the evening’s concept and performances, through a mix of elements and materials.
The announced winners were:
– Winner of the Best Overall Student Award: XIAOHUI LYU, BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
– Winner of the Best Overall Young Professional Award: ISABELLE VIENGXAY
– Winner of the Best Showpiece: XIAOHUI LYU, BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
– Winner of the Riri Award: BILGE HAKAN GURKAYNAK, POLIMODA
– Winner of the Reca Award: IRENE DE VECCHI, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
– Winner of the Vogue Talents Special Mention: XIAOHUI LYU, BIFT – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
– Winner of the Sportswear International Special Mention: ALEX LUONTO, AALTO UNIVERSITY – School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
With responsibility and sustainability playing a major role in modern fashion, the jury also looked out for the designers who, through their capsule collections, best distinguished themselves for their take on sustainability. Two finalists received high commendations for the Best Sustainable Design Award:
– Shirin Fakhradin Araghi, AMD – Akademie Mode & Design;
– Bilge Hakan Gurkaynak, POLIMODA
Net-a-Porter is launching this month its EIP (Extremely Important People (EIP) initiative, an invitation-only digital platform where loyal customers can shop and find the world’s most high-coveted jewellery, watches and more. Some of the key benefits part of the membership are a personal shopping service, complimentary worldwide delivery, priority access to what is new in, private sales, personal appointments, pre-order service, access to global events, guide to the new season and special surprises including treats and gifts.
London’s Sloane Street is set to receive a £40 million revamp to further highlight its position as luxury shopping destination. The works are set to begin in Autumn 2019 and is expected to be completed within around 3 years.
Elizabeth Campbell, leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, added: “This project will breathe life into our high street and give residents and visitors a whole new experience. We are fully behind projects that deliver on our aims to tackle climate change and improve the local environment.”
Berlin Fashion Week is in full swing. Trade shows, Fashion Shows and meetings everywhere. However, the most important thing is to educate oneself, not only to improve business but to be able to be forward thinking and to make the right buying decisions.
Premium Exhibitions has organised #FashionTech for a number of years now. This year, it will be in a new location in Kreuzberg (Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2) all day on Thursday the 4th of July.
The conference hosts keynote speakers from international experts on stage but also interactive masterclasses to boost attendees’ knowledge and an exhibition area where visitors can learn about the latest innovations and the companies to work with if one wants to stay ahead in this digital age.
#FASHIONTECH Berlin has evolved to become a leading European content hub for technology, digitalisation, sustainability, and innovation.
The idea behind the event is to create platform where different industries can perform a knowledge swap and give visitors the chance to network with speakers, industry insiders, and entrepreneurs.
Below link directs to this years’ lineup, including EA Sports and Moschino.
WeAr will be there – will you?
Sportswear group Puma plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its owned and operated facilities by 35% by 2030. It also aims to reduce scope three emissions, coming from purchased goods and services, by 60%, as it steps up its eco-friendly commitments.
The designer and manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories plays a leading role in the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action introduced at the UN Climate Conference in Poland in 2018. Puma head of corporate sustainability Stefan Seidel said: “Recent scientific reports have highlighted the need for urgent action, as global warming is happening at a faster pace than previously anticipated.”