Levi Strauss Exhibition coming to San Francisco Museum in 2020

Levi Strauss Exhibition coming to San Francisco Museum in 2020

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is to present the largest public display of Levi Strauss archival material assembled as part of its new exhibition named ‘Levi Strauss: A History of American Style’ next year, opening on February 13th and running till August 9th, 2020.

This exhibition tells the distinctly American story of Levi Strauss—a Jewish immigrant, businessman, and philanthropist whose lifelong commitment to family and civic life were fundamental to the history of San Francisco. Starting with the company’s foundation and early local renown as purveyors of “waist overalls” for gold miners and famously indestructible garments for farmers and tradespeople, the exhibition follows the evolution of Levis Strauss & Co. Continuing into the early twentieth century, the exhibition illuminates the pivotal role Levi Strauss & Co. played—through finely crafted clothing and advertising—in capturing the expanding mythology of the American West. The exhibition culminates in the second half of the twentieth century, when the democratic blue jean became a cultural staple and a blank canvas for the rising international youth culture—a symbol of effortless cool for youth, rockers, and revolutionaries alike.

Featuring over 150 items from the Levi Strauss & Co. Archive, Levi Strauss: A History of American Style represents the largest public display of the company’s archival materials ever assembled. The show will also present a range of loans from additional lenders.

Stone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA in Hong KongStone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA in Hong KongStone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong

Stone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong

Stone Island has opened at K11 MUSEA – a unique cultural-retail destination situated in the heart of Victoria Dockside redevelopment on the iconic Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront.

The new store covers 130 square metres that show the Stone Island and Stone Island Shadow Project collections inside the brand new retail space: K11 MUSEA, a destination designed to enrich the new consumer’s daily life through the power of creativity, culture and innovation.

The interior design follows the concept used for Stone Island stores created by Marc Buhre, industrial designer from Heidelberg (Germany) and founder of Zeichenweg TM architectural firm. Each element of the system has been created to work together in a highly functional design.

The bush-hammered stone selected for the floor features steelsections Geometries embellish the shaped ceiling.Hangers are made of carbon and anodised aluminium bars. The modular shelves in mirror anthracite Alucobond are covered with black felt. Furnishings and details in compressed in felt and MDF are enhanced with unprecedented craftsmanship and an industrial look. The area dedicated to the Shadow Project is defined by a blue-black steel floor and carbon garment hangers on the walls.

Kingpins China City Tour September 2019

Kingpins China City Tour September 2019

From September 4th till 6th 2019, Kingpins will present its Kingpins China City Tour. The China City Tour debuted in September 2016 with a 3-show, 5-day circuit to great acclaim from attendees and exhibitors alike. This year’s edition will see the launch of a new denim consumer event at the HCDC HangZhou Creative Design Center C-Box on the last day of the trade show.

KEYHOUSE by MUNICH FABRIC START – From Poetry and Ideology to Digitalisation.

KEYHOUSE by MUNICH FABRIC START – From Poetry and Ideology to Digitalisation.

As a think tank for fashion tech, smart textiles, sustainability and innovation, KEYHOUSE offers concrete approaches for a future-oriented textile and fashion industry. Taking place from 3rd till 5th of September 2019, It spans the spectrum from technology to sustainability, from digitalisation to new material resources and manufacturing processes. The mindset of ‘democratic’ research projects, inspiring collaborations and networks as well as high-tech product and process development reflects the pulsating mood of KEYHOUSE at MUNICH FABRIC START. Creating alternative materials from unusual resources, instructions for a new approach to textiles and clothing and the rediscovery of traditional crafts – the SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS Forum will showcase it all.

The HighTex Award will be presented for the 7th time. The MUNICH FABRIC START Innovation Prize honours outstanding initiatives and commitment in the fields of intelligent process solutions, innovative highlights, biotechnology, digitalisation and sustainable innovations.
‘We present the HighTex Award in recognition of outstanding achievements and, at the same time, as a motivation for innovative research projects and thus as a sustainable contribution to a clean future and conscious use of resources.’ Frank Junker, Creative Director, MUNICH FABRIC START 

Candidates are assessed according to the following categories: High-Tex, Technology, Smart Fibres, Sustainability, Resource Efficiency, Finishing, Functionality, Health and Circularity Process. An essential principle here is process realisation and marketability. 

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RÆBURN AW19 collection launch

RÆBURN have launched their AW19 collection with their first drop now live with products that were crafted at their RÆMADE lab. Part of RÆBURN’S RÆMADE in England collection, each item below is one of a maximum of 50 in existence, and individually numbered.

RÆBURN is a collaborative, creative fashion studio where daily design meets painstaking production, alongside monthly events, discussions and workshops. Paramount to the RÆBURN philosophy since 2001 is RÆMADE – reworking surplus materials, products and artefacts into completely new designs. Every RÆMADE piece is a limited edition, cut and reconstructed in England.

IMPACT: the new sustainable fashion event hosted by Who’s Next

IMPACT: the new sustainable fashion event hosted by Who’s Next

Taking place from the 6th till 9th September 2019, IMPACT is the new sustainable fashion event hosted by Who’s Next, in Paris. The trade show will focus on the following questions:

-Does the rise in second hand clothing mean the end of creation
-Can slow fashion keep up with trends
-Is responsible production just a consumers’ fantasy?
-Innovation is everywhere – but at what costs

IMPACT will bring together manufacturers, brands, young designers, retailers and consumers, in order to answer these questions through 4 areas of commitment:

-Slow is Beautiful: Encourages controlled and responsible production, distribution and consumption. Slow is less, but better.
-Made By: Values responsible, transparent production and the know-how of the entire production chain; from raw materials to fabrics to the final product.
-The Future is Now: Brings together Green Tech and fashion to drive this change with innovation.
-Old is the New Black: Promotes second hand clothing, recycling and upcycling.

Ganni opens flagship store in London

Ganni opens flagship store in London

Danish fashion brand Ganni has made its debut into the UK with the opening of its new Flagship store at 36 Beak Street in Soho, London. The latter is part of Ganni’s global expansion and comes just months after the brand announced it would be opening 2 US flagship stores in New York and Los Angeles this autumn.

Decor is provided by a handful of artworks, vintage ceramic pots and striped rugs that are made from upcycled fabric from previous Ganni collections. Brightly-hued stools by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto have also been dotted throughout.

Garments are suspended from simple silver-metal clothing rails that curve at the corners. Accessories like shoes and handbags are presented on large chests of drawers crafted from recycled plastic waste – they nod to Ganni’s new in-store Take Back scheme, which allows customers to drop-off their unwanted clothing and shoes. They will be sorted, recycled and fed back into the textile or footwear industries by closed-loop recycling company I:CO Any profits made from the scheme will be also donated back to I:CO’s research projects.

Condé Nast announces leadership restructuring


Condé Nast announces leadership restructuring


As part of Condé Nast’s management restructuring, Anna Wintour has been named global content advisor, an addition to her existing role as US artistic director and editor-in-chief of Vogue US which will add oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. Wolfgang Blau, president of Condé Nast International, has also added international and chief operating officer to his title. Pamela Drucker Mann, formerly chief marketing officer of Condé Nast, has been named global chief revenue officer and president, US revenue. Jamie Jouning has been promoted to chief client officer.

Dr. Jeanette Loos appointed as Global Head of ISPO Group at Messe München

Dr. Jeanette Loos appointed as Global Head of ISPO Group at Messe München

Dr. Jeanette Loos has taken over the newly created position of Global Head of ISPO Group at Messe München. Her responsibilities include the strategic development of the entire ISPO portfolio, the strengthening of synergies between the individual stationary and digital ISPO platforms and the optimization of ISPO Group processes. In her function, she reports directly to Tobias Gröber, Business Unit Manager Consumer Goods Fairs at Messe München.

PROJECT WOMENS joined forces with Create & Cultivate  to bring educational panels to Magic

PROJECT WOMENS joined forces with Create & Cultivate to bring educational panels to Magic

Project Womens, the leading women’s contemporary fashion event, partnered with leading online platform and conference for millennial women in business, Create & Culrtivate and hosted a series of educational talks for attendees during MAGIC in Las Vegas, August 12th-14th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  

Create & Cultivate known for their female empowered conferences with speakers such as Kim Kardashian, Martha Stewart, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba and many more – hosted a two-day pop-up event. Taking place onsite at PROJECT WOMENS, they brought their roster of talent and industry experts to discuss topics such as “How Create & Cultivate Harnesses the Power of the Working Millennial Woman,” and “Creative Collaboration: How to Team Up for a Successful Collab That is a Win-Win.”

“The collaboration between PROJECT WOMENS and Create & Cultivate will give MAGIC attendees never-before-seen access to conversations with the most relevant women in business.  Merging female empowerment with fashion insights, our goal is to create an authentic educational experience that inspires our brands and retailers to take their businesses to the next level.  Create & Cultivate is the perfect partner to make that happen.  They are a powerhouse,” says Kelly Helfman, President of PROJECT WOMENS and West Coast Women’s. 

“I’m thrilled to bring Create & Cultivate programming to PROJECT WOMENS this summer. PROJECT WOMENS and Create & Cultivate share a like-minded mission and we both offer women educational content to help them thrive in their career and business.  Combined, we’ll be able to better serve women in the global fashion industry,” shares Create & Cultivate CEO and Founder Jaclyn Johnson.