ALBERTO Winter 2017 collectionALBERTO Winter 2017 collection

ALBERTO Winter 2017 collection

Menswear

Warm, super soft wool and flannel pants are making a comeback and feature prominently in ALBERTO’s collection for winter 2017. Keeping with the times also means changing the cut of its pants – sometimes subtly, sometimes radically.  Deluxe denims are also a must-have for the coming season. It isn’t only the cut and sophisticated details but also the elaborate washes, ingenious surface treatments and high-quality Italian fabrics that make the collection stand out. 

The coming winter, these classic cut wool pants made of high-quality Italian fabrics containing fine silk and Spandex will be making a comeback. Rough on the outside, ultra-trendy on the inside – the Mönchengladbach-based pants tailors from ALBERTO have created a characterful cotton line for the winter season that is ideal for men who want to make a statement. ALBERTO’s Smart Ceramica and Cosy Pants will again bridge the gap between casual and elegant. ALBERTO’s denim line for winter 2017 are off the vintage styles which are deliberately rough and tough with elaborate destroyed and repaired elements and cool 3D crease effects, while triple-dyed pieces give fashionable used styles that extra flair with extra color depth and ultra-comfortable stretch fabric. ALBERTO’s Premium Business Jeans segment is a symbiosis of traditional denim culture and pure luxury fashion

Womenswear
ALBERTO’s winter 2017 women's collection focuses entirely on wool and Ceramica, Retro, rock chick, sporty, cozy and even luxurious, ALBERTO has created all kinds of variations that strike a perfect balance between subtle and tough.

Next winter, ALBERTO woman will be relying on a combination of colors, cuts and patterns for its extensive new interpretation of the modern urban casual look.  ALBERTO woman is once again introducing a lot of newcomers for winter 2017. The PPT styles appear as plain T400 satin Superfit pants with sophisticated seam effects in the dye, some featuring Baroque-style floral flocking and fine vintage dyes. Cool cotton and extra-comfortable jersey prints bring rock and roll back to fashion with camouflage and leopard prints, animal jacquards in matching shades, elaborate coatings, woven Lurex stripes and abstract three-tone allover patterns. Asymmetric dividing seams and appliquéd metal zips give a hint of high fashion. The absolute highlight is a series of stylish pants made of soft, flowing velvet with floral and paisley allover prints.  The next winter season is all about Ceramica which is gentle on the skin, crease-resistant, easy to iron and able to regulate temperatures. For winter 2017, ALBERTO woman presents a denim range that bridges the gap between the beginnings of this precious blue commodity to the present day, featuring a mixture of elaborate used treatments and state-of-the-art fabrics. ALBERTO woman’s colors for the next winter season are extremely subtle. Deep black, military and earth shades create a harmonious, restful look accentuated with pastel rosé and mint, opulent royal blue, muted red, light berry and glamorous silver nuances.

Tommynow show to take place Los Angeles for February 2017

Tommynow show to take place Los Angeles for February 2017

Tommy Hilfiger has announced that it will host the TOMMYNOW Spring ’17 fashion show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The west coast runway event is a continuation of the brand’s commitment to innovation and the democratization of the runway, including new partnerships and a celebration of local talent that builds on the Fall ’16 “Tommy Pier” experience in New York.

This will be the brand’s second in-season, immediately shoppable fashion show, and will present the looks from Spring ‘17 Hilfiger Collection, and the TommyXGigi collaborative capsule, the second collection designed together with supermodel Gigi Hadid. 

“The casual, cool, chic look that is leading the fashion world this season was born and bred in L.A., and I knew this show would feel at home on Venice Beach. In September, TOMMYNOW led the democratization and reinvention that is taking place in our industry right now and I’m excited to bring the full excitement and energy of our runway shows to L.A. this season. The Spring ’17 collections were designed with a clear West Coast spirit, and Gigi and I have loved fusing elements of her California lifestyle and a music festival atmosphere into the second TommyXGigi collection.” – Tommy Hilfiger

Highlights at the upcoming edition of Pitti Uomo 91

Highlights at the upcoming edition of Pitti Uomo 91

The 91st edition of Pitti Uomo, taking place on the 10th till 13th of January 2017, marks a step forward in the fair’s evolution. With its events and continually changing geography, Pitti Uomo captures the new vibrations of fashion and transforms them into original projects, beyond the concepts of fair and fashion week. The protagonists will be the great traditional firms that are projecting themselves towards the future, the new fashion talents and the brands that are on the way up, right up to the new worlds of menswear, even in a geographical sense.

The upcoming edition is expecting a total of approximately 1220 brands with 44% coming from abroad. Some highlights are big international brands which will launch their projects:

Z Zegna with the official premiere of the collection designed by Alessandro Sartori, the new creative director.Tommy Hilfiger, at Pitti Uomo for the first time, will present a precise selection of the Fall 2017 men’s collections inside an extraordinary hi-tech installa<>tion. Paul Smith will also be present at the Fortezza, with the PS by Paul Smith contemporary collection. 

Woolrich Inc. and Woolrich Europe Announce Merger

Woolrich Inc. and Woolrich Europe Announce Merger

Woolrich Inc., America’s oldest outdoor clothing company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of outdoor lifestyle apparel, and Woolrich Europe, licensee of the trademark for Europe and Asia, owned by W.P. Lavori in Corso, jointly-announced today the completion of an agreement to merge into Woolrich International, a new holding company responsible for leading and accelerating the future growth and development of the Woolrich brand, both in the North American market and worldwide.

The newly-formed company, Woolrich International will be headquartered in London and will coordinate the operating offices in New York City, Woolrich Pennsylvania, and Bologna and Milan, Italy. 

Woolrich International, at the end of the 4 years strategic plan, aims to be listed through an IPO in a prominent international stock market with the purpose to sustain the second growth phase on the emerging markets with superior potential. The execution of the IPO will be evaluated even considering possible strategic alliances which can accelerate the implementation of the 2017-2020 plan. 

Local businesses set to challenge Amazon,adding 4bn to High St sales

Local businesses set to challenge Amazon,adding 4bn to High St sales

Ahead of Small Business Saturday (3rd December , retail tech start-up NearSt, which makes finding items in local shops easier than buying on Amazon, has today expanded its offering to consumer electronics, DIY goods, health & beauty products, sportswear, stationery, toys and gift shop services. The astronomical growth in ‘near me’ searches (over 146% year-on-year1) means NearSt are now best placed to revitalise local shops on UK high streets, who can add over £4bn in sales2 by connecting the items they sell to the smartphones of people searching for them nearby.

NearSt’s technology, called NearLive, enables any shop to set-up and start selling real-time inventory to shoppers through its website/app and directly in Google Search in less than 10 minutes. Shoppers simply search for something they want, see where it's in stock nearby, and in a few taps order it for 1-hour delivery or instant collection.

Replay launches Touch jeans

Replay launches Touch jeans

Replay has launched a new model of jeans where the fabric gives the wearer a second skin effect. The jeans called ‘Touch’ provides performance through stretch-ability same as the Replay Hyperflex model, whilst taking it a step further and giving its wearer a one size slimmer effect. Due to the ‘Recall’ fabric technology by ISKO, no creases appear when wearing the jeans either. The latter have a feminine finish with buttons and rose gold finishings.

All four fits are skinny but give variety in a cropped, low-waist, high-waist and super high-waist styles. Colour palette comes in indigo blue, grey, black and white.

La Martina Brand Evolution: Brand & Retail Global Summit event

La Martina Brand Evolution: Brand & Retail Global Summit event

International luxury lifestyle and polo brand La Martina will is hosting its first ever brand and retail conference in Milan today and tomorrow. La Martina Brand Evolution: Brand & Retail Global Summit is a two-day event for La Martina retailers, exploring the evolution of the retail industry by bringing together the world’s most renowned experts in retail business, digital transformation and beyond. 

With the ever changing landscape of the global economy, the retail world is constantly challenged to adapt to emerging markets and trends. The guest speaker line up for the inaugural event includes a raft of industry leaders who will take on these themes:

&middot          Frances Corner OBE, Head of London College of Fashion

&middot          Giovanni Gagnoli, CEO of Bain Italy<>

&middot          Piers Fawkes, CEO & Founder of PSFK

&middot          Brian Solis, Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group

&middot          Francesco Morace, sociologist and writer

&middot          Simone Moro, alpinist and adventurer

Lando Simonetti, Founder of La Martina, says of the global summit: “We have learned so much over the past few decades and we want the opportunity to share our experiences with the industry. At the end of the day we are all in the same business and the changing economy impacts us all; this Global Retail Summit offers a platform for new ideas and new ways of thinking."

GDS A/W 17-18 edition

GDS A/W 17-18 edition

Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories (GDS) will soon present its current Autumn/Winter 2017/18 collections, season highlights and inspirations in Düsseldorf from 7th to 9th February 2017.

The three well structured Lifestyle Worlds Highstreet, Studio, Pop international collections, the GDS Trend Programme and informative events will all be presented during the event.

The GDS Trend Spots are trend forums for shoes and accessories in the current ordering season. Seasonal themes will be visualised in exciting trend installations. While the Trend Spots provide ideas for visual merchandising at the POS, the GDS Trend Codes like topical shoe and accessory trends can be combined with the most important “fashion must-haves” of the season. Furthermore the Trend Info event organised by magazine TextilWirtschaft will provide an overview of the coming seasonal trends. At Modeurop Fashion Forecast trend expert Marga Indra-Heide will present the trends of the more distant future. The step* Trend View event by and with Karolina Landowski will show key insights into the most important fashion tendencies.

G-Star appoints its new CEO duo

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G-Star appoints its new CEO duo

G-Star has appointed its new CEO duo. Patrick Kraaijeveld (former chief commercial officer) and Rob Schilder (former chief operations officer) will take on the roles of co-CEO’s. Both Kraaijeveld and Schilder are long-term employees at G-Star. The brand’s CEO for the past 27 years, Jos van Tilburg, will remain within the company as chairman on the board, focusing on strategic level operations.

Alberto opens first retail storeAlberto opens first retail storeAlberto opens first retail store

Alberto opens first retail store

The trouser specialist from Mönchengladbach, Germany, has opened its first store in its hometown.

The brand adopted the theme ‘Buy your pants local’ and opened the retail space in October on 130m2.

The new store should help to test new sales models, which should then benefit Alberto’s retail partners. It almost creates a concept store experience, with cups and other small items being on sale, but with the pant in the spotlight.

The interior design is created around the term ‘flexibility’, modular furniture that can be changed from day to day, a big flat screen can create different moods through movies or greet individual clients, as well as wall space that can feature a different image and therefore change the store’s atmosphere.

Alberto especially focuses on high-quality sales engagement, the sales staff goes so far as to even cycle to the warehouse, should a size be out of stock and needed by a client. Alberto also implemented a loyalty system, which allows entry to exclusive events and opening hours as well as discounts and the chance to participate at a pre-shopping.

On top of this, Alberto wants to revive the historic center of Mönchengladbach and opening the store in its location is the first step in that direction.