Première Vision Paris: an edition applauded for its innovations

Première Vision Paris: an edition applauded for its innovations

Digitalization, eco-responsibility, technical and high-performance developments, transversal know- hows … Première Vision Paris put innovation at the heart of its latest edition, which took place from 19 to 21 September. An edition dedicated to the autumn-winter 2019-20 collections marked by new developments to help guide professionals facing the industry’s new challenges including

The successful launch of the Première Vision Marketplace

With a successful launch, the new SPORT & TECH resource, dedicated
to exhibitors’ sport and technical offer
, 

The various initiatives put in place to enrich the manufacturing sourcing
offer: The Sourcing Connection 

Developed across 1,000 m2 and praised for the unique character of its complete scope of materials, finished products, services and conferences, the Smart Square, dedicated to eco-friendly production and creation

This edition welcomed 55,497 visitors from 124 countries – an attendance at the same level as that of September 2016, but down 8.3% versus September 2017, which had experienced exceptional growth in terms of visitorship. 

British Fashion Council launches China Partnerships Strategy in Shanghai with Ambassadorial President David Beckham

British Fashion Council launches China Partnerships Strategy in Shanghai with Ambassadorial President David Beckham

The British Fashion Council’s Ambassadorial President David Beckham has launched the organisation’s China Partnerships Strategy. The latter was launched at a lunch attended by existing and potential new key partners, invited by the BFC and Mr Beckham. Guests included Xia Ding, President of JD International Fashion; Paul David Haouzi, President & Executive Director Trinity Group; Claire Chung, China General Manager Yoox Net-A-Porter, Patrick Tsang, Chairman Tsang Group and Judy Liu, Managing Director China Farfetch. 

The lunch, hosted at The Middle House Shanghai confirmed £500,000 worth of deals including JD.com and Ruyi’s co-sponsorship of the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund, JD.com’s support for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and support from Britain’s Department of International Trade. In addition to deals done, the BFC continue to explore the next stage of their innovative partnership with VIP.com and their long-term partnership with Fung Retailing Group. 

The development of the BFC’s China Fashion Business Network is a key pillar of development for the next 12 months, and many attendees at the lunch pledged their support to assist the BFC create a network of credible partners across investment, licensing, manufacturing, property, communications and retail in China. 

Stock Purchase Allows Group to Push Luxury Retailer to Ditch Fur

Stock Purchase Allows Group to Push Luxury Retailer to Ditch Fur

London – After British online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, PETA US became one of its first shareholders – a move that will allow the animal rights organisation to attend the company’s annual meetings and officially urge it to end the sale of fur garments on its website.

“The fur industry is headed for the history books, as modern, high-end designers are saying no to pelts and yes to beautiful and innovative vegan fabrics,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA US is taking the campaign against Farfetch’s website of horrors – which includes vile products made from foxes, coyotes, chinchillas, and badgers and even fur garments for children – straight to its boardroom and demanding a ban on fur sales.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that on fur farms in Europe, in China, and elsewhere, animals are confined to tiny wire cages, denied the opportunity to do anything that’s natural and important to them, and killed by electrocution, neck-breaking, or drowning. Some are even skinned alive. In the wild, animals are caught in steel-jaw traps that slam shut on their limbs, often cutting to the bone, and can suffer for days from blood loss, gangrene, and attacks by predators before being shot or bludgeoned to death.

Opinion polls show that 95 per cent of Britons would never wear real fur, and as top designers including Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Gucci, Stella McCartney, and, most recently, Burberry all have policies against using it in their collections, there’s no excuse for Farfetch to continue to allow unscrupulous labels to peddle cruelty on its site. Last year, PETA commended rival luxury retailer YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP for banning the sale of fur across all of its websites in response to calls from customers. Although PETA has met with Farfetch executives, the company has yet to make the same compassionate and business-savvy decision.

AristoPop:  a new concept of fashion that combines the essence fashion, art and lifestyleAristoPop:  a new concept of fashion that combines the essence fashion, art and lifestyle

AristoPop: a new concept of fashion that combines the essence fashion, art and lifestyle

“AristoPop” is a new concept of fashion that combines the essence fashion, art and lifestyle. A collaboration between Filippo Bruno Tornaforte (the designer who has worked with Ralph Lauren, Luve, Saint Laurent) and Tommaso Zorzi, young and talented Italian TV star that carry at the brand his unconventional and pop touch. 

A concentration of timeless sophistication with creative elements extracted from pop art and beyond. AristoPop is, in fact, a lifestyle. To be AristoPop means to unite tradition with the culture of the innovation of style “in a unique way”. Carefree luxury living; being “vaguely avant-garde”. A mix of London High Society and seventies New York SoHo. In a time when fashion trends offer us colors and extreme representations of wealth and details AristoPop wants to lead to a more aristocratic level. It intends to unite these concepts with real artistic and cultural research carried out into the usability of “spoiled rich people”
who like to have items that may represent a level of upper-class “belonging”, almost creating a “Brand Inner Circle”. 

Every season the brand launches iconic items that is in line with the newest international trends. Furthermore they collaborate with freelance young designers on capsule collections. For the SS19 AristoPop will launch a new iconic bag AMANDA, a big size clutch printed with Matisse, Purdy, paint inspired design. 

Calik Denim introduces new platform

Calik Denim introduces new platform

Calik Denim launches a new platform called “The Ever Evolving Talks”, this should reflect the brand’s desire to inspire and support those involved in the denim and fashion industry. The event will be hosted during Amsterdam Denim Days: Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 and is invitation-only.

The goal is to unite industry leaders and inspire conversation, share Calik Denim’s future vision and continuing to develop, progress, educate and evolve the industry.

The Ever Evolving Talks gather notable keynote speakers including former Apple creative director Ken Segall, Matthew Drinkwater, head of London College of Fashion’s Fashion Innovation Agency, Thimon de Jong, founder of think-tank Whetston along side others discussing topics like innovation, future of wearable technology, the millennial consumer and sustanability.

Part of the audience will be key global denim brands, emerging designers, garment makers, suppliers, fashion schools and – press.

Allegri presents the new modular system

Allegri presents the new modular system

The news for the Allegri Fall Winter 1819 collection is a modular system of dressing, where the super light duvets with Thindown padding are combined with the external shell of raincoat and thermo-welded trench coats. Thindown is one is the first feather fabric in the world, an innovative technology that guarantees maximum thermal insulation, giving the garments an extreme lightness, as well as solving the problem of feather loss. Thanks to Thindown®, Allegri outerwear has a greater thermal insulation, resulting three times warmer than the traditional feather ensuring minimum overall dimensions and a uniform distribution that eliminates the presence of cold spots.

Naveena Denim Mills and Noorism present the most sustainable collaboration ever at New York Denim Days.

Naveena Denim Mills and Noorism present the most sustainable collaboration ever at New York Denim Days.

Naveena Denim Mills teamed up with the repurposed denim brand Noorism to create a sustainable collection for the New York Denim Days Festival. Repurposed from the most sustainable denim fabric ever, HORIZON of Naveena Denim Mills , the collection gives half of the proceeds to charity:water.

The collaboration targets both brands’ common focus for change – water. While HORIZON fabric saves 81% water usage in production, repurposing eliminate the concept of waste and reduces consumption, ensuring endless reuse, repair and recycling.

Furthermore, half of the proceeds from the collection will go to charity:water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Committed to create an ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly textile and apparel industry, Naveena Denim Mills recently introduced its new product line, the most sustainable ever. HORIZON, an innovative and cutting-edge combination of eco-friendly dyeing and finishing processes, provides the cleanest and most sustainable denim fabric possible.

114th edition of MIPEL

114th edition of MIPEL

Yesterday saw the end of the 114th edition of MIPEL, the third edition under the guide of Danny D’Alessandro, General Director of Assopellettieri and CEO of Mipel, an event that enjoys consolidated collaborations with ICE-Agenzia, Ministero dello Sviluppo economico, Regione Lombardia, Comune di Milano, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Camera Italiana Buyer Moda. 

Both the number of exhibitors and the number of visitors grew. For the third time in a row the “sold out” goal has been reached: more than 65 new exhibitors in “SCENARIO”, the reference “hub” for the new generation of leather goods manufacturers. Inside “MIPEL Hall SPAZIO”, the area dedicated to Overseas Manufacturers, placed at Hall 12 and directly connected to MIPEL, the exhibitors have been over 90. 

In relation to visitors, a positive trend is confirmed. Presences have increased compared to those of February 2018 and September 2017 – the best edition ever, before the one just ended – with “peaks” in the first two days of the event. 

It has been registered a positive presence of “domestic” buyers, in line with those of the last editions.Regarding foreign markets, there has been a remarkable numbers of visitors coming from South Korea and Japan – thanks also to the recent and consolidated international promotion initiatives whose latest editions were held in Seoul (October 2017 and March 2018) and Tokyo (July 2018)-, China, Russia and Ukraine (in this case a significant increase, equal to about 10%). The attendance of qualified visitors from the United States and Australia is also excellent. 

The next edition will take place from the 10th to the 13th of February 2019 in FieraMilano- Rho, as always in conjunction with MICAM. 

Coterie starts with new floorplan

Coterie starts with new floorplan

Coterie starts again during this season’s NY Market and WeAr is as always live at the show to give you impression of what is happening.

This time, Coterie is positioned as a ‘townhouse style’ split between level three and level one, with Fame, Sole Commerce and Moda positioned adjacent on the upper level three. Beauty@Coterie remains at level three.

Sunday sees the celebration of the Conscious Fashion Campaign Collaboration (as announced in a previous WeAr global network article), with welcome remarks by Elder Gerrod Smith, Shinnecock followed by a introduction by representatives from ReMode and United Nations.

 

The show is open today until 7pm September 16th from 9-6pm and closing Monday at 5pm at the Jacob Javits Center.

Stay tuned for some impressions by the WeAr team here.

View from the outside

General Impressions

         

Entrance to Sourcing @ Coterie

Entrance to Fame

Vintage @ Coterie

 

TMRW

Beauty @ Coterie

 

UBM’s ReMode collaborates with Conscious Fashion Campaign to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

UBM’s ReMode collaborates with Conscious Fashion Campaign to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

UBM Fashion’s ReMode has proudly collaborated with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the United Nations Office for Partnerships to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, unveiling an activation with the premier women’s wear trade event, Coterie, held September 15th through September 17th at the Javits Center, NY.

The initiative aims to harness the power of retailers, media and celebrities to embrace impact-driven fashion brands to create positive change and drive conscious consumerism. Supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Conscious Fashion Campaign drives awareness and advocacy to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.