GIADA S.P.A. has announced the launch of its own line of denim dedicated to selected, detail-oriented customers of the highest level who want only natural materials and a perfect fit.
A dark and fleshy leaf veined with red. The intense colors of the Amazon forest. The contact with nature and immense spaces. The elegance of clothes that combine tradition with timeless cuts. A refined and at the same time especially resistant fiber. The HAND PICKED line is a men’s capsule collection composed of few pieces, in which an extreme quality of materials and a care for details stand out, that only the excellence of Made in Italy can guarantee.
High quality denim, produced with a specific and unique cotton that is grown using traditional techniques, producing a fiber that guarantees ultimate performance. The fiber that is obtained is spun in Japan, a land with a millennial tradition in the textile industry which is a worldwide reference point for denim. The quality of a centuries-old textile industry ensures extraordinary attention to detail. What makes Japanese denim so special are materials, machinery, technique, but also the people who contribute their unique skills to the production process. The combination of high quality Japanese yarns and Italian style deliver a consistently unique result.
In addition to the new five-pocket denim, the collection includes chino trousers, denim-effect cotton shirts, two unstructured jackets – one in denim and one in cotton – characterized by unusual details and a comfortable cut. The line is completed with jersey pieces recalling the colors of the tropical leaf. No logo in evidence: the Hand Picked capsule is all about the quality of the raw materials and the refinement that emerges from its hand-made pieces.
The garments are entirely made in Italy, from cut to seam, down to every accessory. The denim is worked with extreme stitching simplicity and a unique care for detail. To enrich the collection, precious copper elements are used which gives a great visual impact and a further guarantee of quality: used for buttons and details of jackets and trousers.
Liberty Fairs Fashion Group announced it is acquiring Capsule shows, formerly Reed Exhibitions events. This will unite a group of uniquely powerful trade shows under one roof and better serve the ever- evolving wholesale and retail market. A true joining of forces, the fusion of Liberty Fairs and Capsule creates a dynamic platform for contemporary fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands in the men’s and women’s space. It also allows the respective teams to amplify their expertise and create a whole that is greater than sum of its parts, bringing poignant meaning to Liberty’s signature hashtag #brandtogether.
Liberty Fairs and Capsule have collaborated on marketing and retail relations for several years. In February 2018 in Las Vegas, the two shows teamed up with Agenda to co-locate and launch Assembly, a two-day conference that featured leading keynote speakers, panels, intimate workshops and industry resource specialists. The season prior, Liberty Fairs and Capsule partnered with the CFDA during Men’s Fashion Week and hosted two days of menswear fashion presentations at their NY Men’s shows. Together the events will not only continue to bring innovative programming that will attract more buyers to the shows and keep them on the floor longer, but also will encourage further disruption of the conventional tradeshow model.
Piquadro S.p.A, announces execution of the agreement and the completion of the acquisition of the entire share capital of Lancel International S.A.
Piquadro S.p.A, which designs, manufactures and distributes professional and travel leather goods announced the execution of the agreement and the completion of the acquisition of the entire share capital of Lancel International S.A. – a company incorporated under Swiss laws, fully owned by Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group and owner of the “Lancel” brand – and which holds 99.9958% of the share capital of the French company Lancel Sogedi S.A. and the Spanish and Italian companies that manage Lancel boutiques in those countries (Lancel International and its subsidiaries “Lancel Group”), which at the same time were transferred to Piquadro S.p.A.
The Maison Lancel, based in Paris and founded in 1876, creates and distributes quality luxury leather goods, elegant gifts and accessories for men and women. The Maison has developed a selective retail network of 60 directly operated stores and 11 franchised stores. Through its retail and wholesale network, Lancel is present in 39 countries markets including China.
“We are very proud to bring to the Piquadro Group a historic French brand that has been a style icon of unrivalled excellence since 1876,” declares Marco Palmieri, Chairman and CEO of the Piquadro Group.
“The Parisian taste for line and detail, the superlative quality, the fascinating aura of a history that began in 1876: these are the extraordinary heritage of the Maison Lancel, and offer great potential for growth. This acquisition is part of a strategy of bringing together accessory brands that we began about a year ago with the acquisition of the historic Florentine leather goods brand The Bridge, a strategy that we intend to pursue with a view to generating greater and greater synergies”.
For the fiscal year ended March 31 2018, the Lancel Group achieved sales of c. 53 million Euro and returned a negative EBITDA of c. 23 million Euro.
At closing, the Lancel Group has a cash positive net financial position of c. 41 million Euro representing sufficient financial resources to fund foreseeable trading and a significantly reduced annual operating cost structure already implemented by Richemont and an estimated net equity of c. 36 million Euro.
As the price for the acquisition, Richemont shall receive a share of the profits earned by Lancel Group in the ten years following the closing, the cumulative income to Richemont under this mechanism not exceeding Euro 35 million.
On the occasion of Pitti Uomo 94, Gabs will launch its collection. Gabs Corso Como is a design project developed for the first time for men, referring to the name of the Milanese address where the brand’s flagship store is located. The line consists of 3 main models – a backpack, a briefcase and a bandoleer – that are characterized by essential lines and solid colors on the outside (total black, dark/blue) that reveal the patterns and printed multi-color characteristics of the label.
The experience of this new project and the future development of the brand, more and more projected towards the design dimension, will then be able to live in the Gabs Corso Como space (Urban Panorama pavilion) where a special set-up will be presented that will allow living the “Gabs” Experience “to discover what hides a man’s bag.
Camper and Kiko Kostadinov team up this season to launch their debut collaboration, embarking on a journey into the next generation of outdoor-inspired urban footwear for F/W 2018. Forming part of the brand’s Together project, the collaboration pulls from the archives to play tribute to Camper Teix, an iconic trekking boot originally launched in 1997. Kostadinov reinvented the line this season with extreme volume and a complex, multi-piece construction boasting water-resistent Gore-Tex technology.
Available in three distinct looks, a medium boot in all black or a lace-up shoe in all black or dark brown, the chunky hybrid styles showcase Kostadinov’s workwear influences and embrace the spirit of ‘new outdoors’.
Tommy Hilfiger announces Hailey Baldwin and Winnie Harlow as new global brand ambassadors for Tommy Hilfiger women’s for Fall 2018
|Tommy Hilfiger has announced model Hailey Baldwin and model and activist Winnie Harlow as the new global brand ambassadors for TOMMY HILFIGER women’s for Fall 2018. As part of the brand’s global campaign, which celebrates icons of tomorrow in the worlds of fashion, art, music and entertainment, they will appear as the face of the Fall 2018 TOMMY ICONS capsule collection for women.
“As two of the most sought after super models in the world, Hailey Baldwin and Winnie Harlow are becoming the icons of tomorrow, captivating their audiences with their powerful drive and inner fire,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “They are leading the way for the next generation of Tommy women, approaching everything with confidence and optimism. These shared qualities and values are why I’m excited to welcome them into our family.”
Hailey Baldwin’s passion and dedication is reflected in her 12 years of training as a ballerina before starting her modeling career at the age of 16. “Fashion is how I express my individuality to the world, and TOMMY HILFIGER’s designs are perfect to make bold statements,” said Hailey Baldwin. “I love styling each outfit to make it my own, and I can’t wait to show fans of the brand how I infused my own twist into the Fall 2018 TOMMY ICONS styles.”
Nominated “Model of the Year” at the 2017 Fashion Awards, Winnie Harlow is passionate about celebrating individuality and a positive body image through the incredible reach of her social media channels where she connects with her millions of followers: “I’ve always believed in the power of embracing who you are and breaking conventions, so I am proud to partner with an incredible designer who truly shares this spirit,” said Winnie Harlow “I’ve always loved the brand’s classic American cool style and I’m excited to share my favorite pieces with all TOMMY HILFIGER fans.”
The CFDA will hold a CFDA Members Salute to Ralph Lauren at the CFDA Fashion Awards taking place on June 4th. This special tribute is the first of its kind, and is given to the designer on behalf of the CFDA’s membership of over 500 foremost womenswear, menswear, accessory and jewelry designers.
“From starting with a tie at Bloomingdale’s to building a global brand, I respect and admire everything that Ralph Lauren stands for, including his philanthropy and kindness,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said. “This is the perfect moment for CFDA Members to salute this icon of American fashion.”
Raf Simons has announced that he will be taking his eponymous label’s show back to Paris Fashion Week Men’s for S/S 2019, instead of showcasing during New York Fashion Week.
Simons first moved his show to New York after his first season as creative director of Calvin Klein. The Raf Simons S/S 2019 show will take place on June 20th at 9:30 p.m.
London’s only dedicated event for international sourcing presents a curated set of manufacturers specialising in denim production: SOURCE DENIM – the UK’s only denim fabric and apparel sourcing show.
SOURCE DENIM offers retailers and brands an unrivalled opportunity to reach specialist denim manufacturers from across the world, without leaving the UK.
Fulfil your sourcing requirements under one roof: For lighter or stretch fabrics, tailoring innovation, raw denim, selvedge, non-selvedge, washing developments, small volumes or large, treatments and finishing, embellishments, chain-stitched, dyed, organic, ethical, sustainable, conservative, contemporary or fashion forward – SOURCE DENIM is an essential visit for all serious denim buyers looking for new supplier solutions or just keeping abreast of trends and developments.
In addition, feature and display areas focusing on denim innovation combine with Fashion SVP’s cutting edge conference sessions with expert speakers to keep you bang up to date with forecasts, research & inspirations.
Pitti Immagine Uomo, the premier international trade fair dedicated to menswear and contemporary lifestyles, will be held in Florence from 12 to 15 June 2018. The always-evolving event is ready to anticipate and represent the latest fashion movements via a vast range of projects. This edition boasts 1,240 brands, 561 of which hail from abroad (45%), and is a curated geography of spaces focusing on venues that emphasize research in today’s menswear and that are heavily geared towards the future of fashion. There are projects that interpret the outdoor universe in an original way, redefining lifestyle concepts linked to athleisure and giving space to Makers from all over the world. There is the new wave of talent from Northern Europe and the creative scene from Eastern Europe, forward-looking styles marked by cutting-edge design. And one must not overlook the excellence of the new classic labels and brands relaunching modern sportswear. All this is combined with the unique hospitality provided by Pitti Immagine.