UBM reimagines its New York fashion trade event calendar for 2018

UBM reimagines its New York fashion trade event calendar for 2018

UBM Fashion, the global leader in fashion tradeshows, will be reimagining its New York fashion trade event calendar for 2018 to reflect the demands of the evolving retail landscape.

In partnership with Accessories Council, and after consultations with multiple customers and industry influencers, UBM Fashion is making two key changes in the New York tradeshow lineup to create new and more efficient business opportunities for both brands and retailers, mirroring underlying trends in fashion and retail.

First, UBM Fashion is creating a women’s New York fashion tradeshow calendar that aligns with the evolution of New York Fashion and Market weeks. Building on the importance of the women’s Spring and Fall fashion weeks, UBM Fashion will introduce an additional June pre-collections show. Starting in June 2018, UBM Fashion’s new June market, with Coterie at its core, will provide an inspiring and productive central locale for the fashion community to capitalize on this key market period.

Second, UBM Fashion is unifying the men’s and women’s contemporary apparel, accessories and footwear communities, creating the first dual-gender fashion tradeshow in New York. In a period when so many companies serve both men’s and women’s markets, creating one inspiring, unified market enables brands and retailers to connect, discover new resources and grow their businesses more effectively and efficiently than ever before. UBM Fashion’s dual-gender New York market will launch in July 2018, with PROJECT as its marquee show for both men’s and women’s lines.

Stone Island A/W 17-18: Supreme

Stone Island A/W 17-18: Supreme

For A/W 17-18, STONE ISLAND presents ‘SUPREME’, made up from key pieces that are available starting October 5th in Europe and North America and from October 7th in Far East – at Stone Island flagship stores*, on stoneisland.com, stoneisland.co.uk and exclusively on the Stone Island App for US and Canada.

An Anorak in Poly Cover Composite, a matte, colourless and opaque, water and wind resistant, polyurethane film. The garment dyeing technique colours the film without affecting its transparency.

Down jacket in Lamy Cover, a hyper light nylon tela, digitally printed with exclusive Supreme artwork and then laminated with an outer polyurethane film. The piece is assembled and then directly injected with the finest feathers. The direct injection of feathers enhances the overall lightness of the garment. Even the Supreme six panels cap is made in Stone Island Lamy Cover.

Hooded sweatshirt in cotton fleece. Garment dyed. Snap closure pouch pocket on front. Reflective transfer print of the Stone Island/Supreme Compass at center front. Supreme Reflective transfer print on back. Reflective transfer tab prints on hood and lower sleeves. Made exclusively for Supreme. Sweat pants in cotton fleece with reflective transfer print of the Stone Island/Supreme Compass on left thigh.

Short sleeve T-Shirt in cotton jersey with all over pigment print, placed Stone Island/Supreme Compass at center front and placed stripes on sleeves. Self fabric set in collar. Twenty minutes stonewash. The white colourway has the Stone Island/Supreme Compass and stripes printed on cotton jersey. Made exclusively for Supreme.

Calik Denim celebrates 3 decades of denim with 3 global eventsCalik Denim celebrates 3 decades of denim with 3 global eventsCalik Denim celebrates 3 decades of denim with 3 global events

Calik Denim celebrates 3 decades of denim with 3 global events

 

Calik Denim is celebrating 30 years of international success with Denim Loves Art, a socially minded project involving 30 young designers from around the world.  Thirty denim-inspired works, produced by the young designers whose projects were selected by an international jury, will be revealed and exhibited at three special events celebrating the 30th anniversary across Europe and the US; in Istanbul on 11 October 2017, Amsterdam on 25 and 26 October 2017 and Los Angeles on 6 December 2017.

As part of the #DenimLovesArt project embracing the ubiquitous nature of denim, young designers from around the world were invited to submit designs and production plans for unique items including clothes, furniture, shoes and handbags with denim as the main material. The selected candidates, chosen by a panel of judges, went onto produce their unique items, with all production, materials and travel to the three special events sponsored by Calik Denim.

Calik Denim will also be revealing their new brand image for the company as they celebrate their thirty years of success at the three international events.

Calvin Klein opens two new multi-brand lifestyle storesCalvin Klein opens two new multi-brand lifestyle stores

Calvin Klein opens two new multi-brand lifestyle stores

Calvin Klein has announced the opening of new Calvin Klein multi-brand lifestyle stores in Shanghai and Dusseldorf. Each store is a flagship and features the brand’s latest retail design concepts.

The 2-story Shanghai store in the Raffles City offers men’s and women’s CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance apparel and accessories. The Dusseldorf store is located on Königsallee Boulevard and spans across 3 floors offering Calvin Klein sportswear and accessories, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein underwear and Calvin Klein swimwear.

The new design concept of both stores communicates the brand’s minimal, modern aesthetic with a fresh addition of colour and sumptuous materials to enhance the customer experience.

Digital technology is utilised throughout the stores offering customers the opportunity to actively participate in a personalised shopping experience and engage with the products and the brand in new ways. Interactive video and denim fit guide walls allow customers to browse items featured in the brand’s current campaign an make selections to try on in-store. In the Shanghai location, an interactive video table invites customers to explore the brand on a deeper level via newspaper, magazine and online articles on the brand, key milestones, runways show videos and recent events, as well as being able to access the brand’s social media channels.

#FASHIONTECH conference expands its content and concept

#FASHIONTECH conference expands its content and concept

In January 2018 the #FASHIONTECH conference format will take its next leap into the future of the fashion industry, beginning with its new relocation to Kraftwerk Berlin. The new partnership will be combined with expanded content and an overall concept that tracks down answers to the latest topics whiten the industry as a whole and accompanies its digital transformation.

Together with Messe Frankfurt and its new conference format ‘FashionSustain’, which takes place under #FASHIONTECH, the information on offer will continue to cover the Future of Retail and Digital Marketing & Communications topic areas, but will also be significantly expanded to include a new topic area: The Future of Textiles and Sustainability.

Chic Shanghai upgrades its upcoming edition

Chic Shanghai upgrades its upcoming edition

CHIC Autumn Shanghai is set to take place from October 11th to 13th, 2017 and is set to bring three new directives that are positioning and upgrading this upcoming edition:

-New Experiences
-New Approaches
-New Forms

CHIC Autumn welcomes around 850 exhibitors – thereof around 400 from 20 foreign nations and regions. Among them will be a pavilion from PREVIEW IN CHINA from South Korea. Furthermore, strong and traditional joint participations will be created by France and Italy. As at all previous editions in Autumn and Spring, Italy will present its brands in a pavilion including important brands for men, women and kids. The Italian participation at the most important trade show in China proves to be the meeting point they cannot miss to attract the important buyers with their latest collections.

CHIC Autumn will present clear and distinctive segments, covering the ground floor of halls 2 and 3, covering 50,000 sqm in total:

-Hall 2: FASHION JOURNEY with international participations, URBAN VIEW (menswear), NEW LOOK (womenswear), IMPULSES (young designers), SECRET STARS (fashion accessories), KID’S PARADISE (childrenswear), SHANGHAI BAG Fashion Fair
-Hall 3: HERITAGE (leather/fur/downwear), CHIC YOUNG BLOOD (new generation street styles) and the ‚shows in the show’ PH VALUE (including body/beachwear) and THE UNIT (including supporting services in the whole process of design, production, sales).

New is ‘The Sustainability Zone’. As a result of increased environmental awareness and more stringent general requirements imposed by environmental legislation, China National Textil and Apparel Council together with China National Garment Association have created this new area entirely dedicated to sustainability, which will cover 576 m2 in Hall 2.

To reply to the high demands of consumers in their dressing behaviour, a small section will be presenting intelligent techniques for offering bespoke service to customers. HUAPIN Tailor or STOR Cezon add to their performance at CHIC Autumn the practical procedure to design, to produce and to cut to size.

Activities like trade match-makings, a Commercial Forum and Fashion Conference will be held to achieve precise commercial matching. A special topic will be sustainability standards. Trend seminars will inform on latest trends and tendencies of 2018 FW. The International Brands Joint Release Show will give an overview on selected brands.

Ruco Line celebrates 30th anniversary with an exclusive event in MilanRuco Line celebrates 30th anniversary with an exclusive event in MilanRuco Line celebrates 30th anniversary with an exclusive event in Milan

Ruco Line celebrates 30th anniversary with an exclusive event in Milan

RUCO LINE, the Italian brand that combines sports inspiration with glamour has celebrated its 30th anniversary with an exclusive event in Milan and involved special guests including Elena Santarelli.

ROOTS&ROUTES was the concept behind the event. A special moment to tell of travel on the roads of the world, from Santo Domingo to Perugia, from Japan to China, while always remaining true to the roots of the brand, the strength of its international success.

“If I think where we started I feel like I’m living a dream,” says Marco Santucci, President and CEO of RUCO LINE, “instead it is reality and the future depends only on us.”

Protagonists of the event were the special editions created specifically for the thirtieth anniversary: on the one hand, Ellie, the reissue of the historical Model 200 -the first and original heeled sneaker launched by the brand in 1992 with international success. On the other hand, the 30th Anniversary Capsule Collection that includes exceptional models for her and him.

Clerici Tessuto takes the 100% bio-based Evo Fibre by Fulgar to the luxury market

Clerici Tessuto takes the 100% bio-based Evo Fibre by Fulgar to the luxury market

Clerici Tessuto presented at Première Vision Paris the first ecosustainable textile collection, featuring organic silk and wool fabrics, GOTS certified, and next-generation high-tech fabrics.

Clerici tessuto has chosen the innovative EVO yarn, produced by
the Italian company Fulgar,
to offer high-end fabrics combining maximum performance with high durability and little impact on the environment, in line with Clerici Tessuto’s commitment to sustainability.

EVO by Fulgar is a yarn made from castor oil – not for feeding plant that grows spontaneously. A totally renewable resource that does not require high amounts of water nor subtracts land for human or animal
food.

Suitable for any textile application, EVO by Fulgar is ultra-light, super stretch and extremely breathable, dries quickly and does not need ironing, has thermal properties and natural bacteriostatic: a whole range of distinctive values and benefits that ensure maximum comfort and unmatched performance, while retaining an intense eco-awareness.

Panorama and Selvedge Run partner up

Panorama and Selvedge Run partner up

In January 2018, Selvedge Run will move into the Marshall House on the grounds of Messe Berlin and will thus be located in the immediate vicinity of Panorama Berlin. Both trade shows will continue to operate independently and will benefit from the synergies created by the joint location.

The cooperation will be a useful thematic addition to the market – especially in conjunction with Panorama Berlin’s successfully established segment, Nova Concept.

While Nova Concept covers the denim, progressive casual and lifestyle markets, the focus of Selvedge Run is on quality and crafted goods. With its individual, highly authentic form of presentation, it puts the sense of community that is so important to its international brands and buyers at the forefront. The two concepts complement each other in a exciting way, offering many new sources of inspiration.

“The cooperation with Selvedge Run gives us the opportunity to further develop our product portfolio for Nova Concept,” says Jörg Wichmann, CEO of Panorama Fashion Fair Berlin GmbH. “The result will be a very interesting product range for the denim and progressive casual markets, one that will really appeal to national and international trade show visitors.”

Bally joins forces with Swizz Beatz on limited edition collectionBally joins forces with Swizz Beatz on limited edition collection

Bally joins forces with Swizz Beatz on limited edition collection

Bally has joined forces with Grammy Award-winning music producer and global entrepreneur, Swizz Beatz, on a limited edition collection of accessories and ready to wear with artwork created by Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo. Part of the ‘Bally Collective, curated by Swizz Beatz’, this partnership continues the brand’s commitment to creating a platform to playfully empower artistic license across emerging and established talent.

Talking about the inspiration behind his prints for Bally, Cavolo explains he and Swizz wanted to achieve with this project, the feeling of ‘total freedom’ in the pursuit of ‘creation with no borders.’ His prints represent his interpretation of freeing the spirit animal inside, resulting in a truly vivid collection of otherworldly drawings. Cavolo’s eclectic style is based on the relationship between folk art, traditional and modern tattoo culture and European religious imagery. He often develops characters, telling stories through the illustration of their experiences across time, using symmetry and symbolism to connect with a modern audience.

The collection will launch worldwide in Bally flagship stores and on bally.com from 26 September 2017.