BOTIER Jewelry: exclusive and hand-crafted Belgian diamond designsBOTIER Jewelry: exclusive and hand-crafted Belgian diamond designsBOTIER Jewelry: exclusive and hand-crafted Belgian diamond designsBOTIER Jewelry: exclusive and hand-crafted Belgian diamond designsBOTIER Jewelry: exclusive and hand-crafted Belgian diamond designs

BOTIER Jewelry: exclusive and hand-crafted Belgian diamond designs

BOTIER Jewelry, the brainchild of Marina Botier, first came to be when Marina designed her first ring around 7 years ago. Through her connections and long lasting history with the diamond industry, she was always coming up with new designs for herself. 

That first ring she designed (The Bella) is now the strongest piece in the BOTIER collection and inspired so many new designs.

Bella, like all other rings, was created to magnify and reflect a person’s energy while they are wearing it. By combining two fingers when wearing a double ring, the person is making a statement on what they wish to accomplish in the world. The significance of each finger and ring is only revealed to the person after they have put on the ring, the way they feel it should be worn. 

The simplicity of the designs ensure a long lasting and timeless piece for the person. BOTIER strives to empower each person and make them feel strong and fashionable. 

Each piece is handcrafted in the Botier owned atelier in Antwerp, Belgium.
Only the purest 18 carat gold and most exclusive diamonds are used to create a BOTIER design. 

Pitti preview FW 20/21: North Sails for 36th America’s cupPitti preview FW 20/21: North Sails for 36th America’s cup

Pitti preview FW 20/21: North Sails for 36th America’s cup

For next winter season, North Sails will present a new collection dedicated to 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, the official clothing partner. 

The Auckland jacket, made with a 2 Layer Stretch Recycled fabric, with an inner padding made in Primaloft (a recycled and biodegradable material), is highly breathable (10.000 MVP Moisturise Vapour Permeability) and waterproof (10.000 MM water column).

But the most relevant feature is represented by High Frequency Welding, an authentic game-changer in product-creation. High Frequency Welding is a process that requires no stitching to join the component parts of a garment. Stitches create weakness; with such a technology, the bond at the seam is as strong as in any other area of the jacket.  

“No glue is a significant game-changer. Firstly, adhesives are pollutants, so we’re able to bring this jacket to market with a far smaller ecological footprint.  Furthermore, overtime glue dematerialized causing fabric delamination, which leads to seam failure.  High Frequency Welding eliminates this issue, leading to far longer-lasting garments.”

The efficiency and advanced design of this process also allows for seams to be flat; this entails less bulk in the design and a reduction in material use.  The outcome is a jacket which is lighter, smoother and more comfortable to wear, warmer and with greater waterproofing dependability.

Ultimately, High Frequency Welding creates a purer garment; a longer-lasting product of greater quality and performance-integrity, produced through a cutting-edge process which reduces ecological-impact.

WSM Milan bridging the gap between culture of sustainability and stakeholders in the fashion industry

WSM Milan bridging the gap between culture of sustainability and stakeholders in the fashion industry

WSM’s upcoming edition taking place from 11th till 12th January 2020 in Milan is developed to bridge the gap between the culture of sustainability and all of the stakeholders in the fashion industry. The purpose? Positive CHANGE. One brick at the time.

What does sustainability in the fashion industry really mean? A unique opportunity to discover it and become part of the change.

With this, in the heart of the Milan district WSM brings together brands, designers, artists, key opinion leaders, innovative start-ups, international organizations and exhibitions all united in their diversity by a common goal: sustainable development.

Happy New Year 2020 from WeAr!

Happy New Year 2020 from WeAr!

We wish all our readers, clients and friends a very happy new year. May 2020 bring you everything you ever wished for!

Lardini x Yosuke Aizawa: a collaboration in the spirit of high-profile contemporary design

Lardini x Yosuke Aizawa: a collaboration in the spirit of high-profile contemporary design

Style, know-how and the history of Lardini meet up with the innovative soul and technological attitude of Yosuke Aizawa. A collaboration in the spirit of high-profile contemporary design. An ultra-modern line combined with the sartorial expertise of an unmistakable style create a “unique” proposal that offers elegance, comfort, functionality, and wearability at the same time. A product with classic features on the outerwear panorama and a clearly technical background in terms of fabric choices and garment construction.

Lardini proposes a selection of 8 outerwear items and 3 sneakers in different variants, designed with meticulously selected technical materials for maximum comfort. The products arrive from the idea of combining the experience of the Japanese designer with the sophisticated and genuine style of the brand from Italy’s Marche region; which, despite its origins of classic tradition, manages to adapt itself with flexibility to change. Not just a solitary design garment but also a strong presence that naturally integrates itself into the Lardini FW 20/21 collection.

A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project to showcase at Pitti Uomo

A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project to showcase at Pitti Uomo

Karl Lagerfeld will return to Pitti Uomo to showcase the immersive World of KARL brand experience, with a focus on men’s ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories. Exclusively at the KARL LAGERFELD booth at the Fortezza Da Basso, visitors will also have the opportunity to see original designs from A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project. To honor Karl’s legacy, a group of artists, actors, models, designers and friends each created a bespoke edition of his iconic white shirt silhouette. Reflecting on their own experiences, they reimagined the shirts to artfully express their personal anecdotes and memories.

The exhibition will include designs by Cara Delevingne, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Kate Moss and Takashi Murakami, amongst others. It will also feature the shirt by Carine Roitfeld, who is Style Advisor of the Maison KARL LAGERFELD and, as the project’s curator, shared her instinctive foresight as someone who closely understood Karl’s creative vision. At the booth, guests will also be invited to enjoy a unique personalization service.

NEONYT January 2020 upcoming agenda

NEONYT January 2020 upcoming agenda

An inspiring programme awaits at Tempelhof Airport – from 14th till 16th of January at NEONYT, during Berlin Fashion Week 2020, Neonyt is showing what will be having an impact on the industry in the coming year. With almost 200 exhibiting fair fashion labels, more than 50 talks, panels and conversations on two stages and other event formats, the hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation is once again proving its unique global status. 

Change is in the air – “Air” is the overarching theme of tradeshow and communication platform Neonyt for the year 2020. To kick off Neonyt, which is taking place during Berlin Fashion Week and is organised by Messe Frankfurt, on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 1:00 pm on the Fashionsustain stage Dr Daniel Terberger, Chairman of Katag AG, will be reporting on the sustainability understanding of the biggest German fashion service provider. Shortly afterwards, at 1:45 pm, the panel “SDGs X Fashion – The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action” will be opening the discussion part of the conference. Including with: Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office for the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Zachary Angelini, Environmental Stewardship Manager at Timberland, Alexander Gege, Manager Sustainable Business Development at the Otto Group, and Harold Weghorst, Global Vice President Marketing at Lenzing AG. 

From 5:00 pm, the “Defining Sustainability – Looking Back from a Future Now” panel will be focusing on the big question of what are the most important target values and drivers for sustainable development. The answers to this will be discussed by names including Anosha Wahidi, Head of Division at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and significantly involved in the concept development of the Grüner Knopf certification, Kate Heiny, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Zalando, Malin Viola Wennberg, Communications Manager at Swedish think-tank Mistra Future Fashion, and Rebecca Freitag, UN Youth Ambassador. 

From 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, the panel entitled “Denim Collaborations – How to Build a Real Value Chain?” in collaboration with Textile Exchange will be dedicated to the influential industry of denim and asking how value creation and appreciation can go hand in hand – including with: Ebru Ozkucuk Guler, Senior Sustainability & CSR Executive at ISKO, Lavinia Muth, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Armedangels, and Patrick Wendt, Sales & Marketing Manager at Jeanologia. At 2:15 pm the “Virtually Fashionable – and Sustainable?” panel will be kicking off the digital conference re:publica Berlin 2020 and providing food for thought and plenty of innovative inspiration. Participating in the panel are: Lena Blume, Client Engagement Manager Europe at Browzwear, Stacia Carr, Director of Engineering – Dedicated Owner Sizing at Zalando, Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, CEO and co-founder of Arianee, and Dr Andreas Seidl, CEO of the Human Solutions Group. 

Desigual launches 100% sustainable collection with EcoalfDesigual launches 100% sustainable collection with EcoalfDesigual launches 100% sustainable collection with Ecoalf

Desigual launches 100% sustainable collection with Ecoalf

Desigual has unveiled a 100 percent sustainable collection made in collaboration with Ecoalf that has been made from waste and recycled raw materials.

The capsule collection has been made from recycled waste and raw materials, to minimize the consumption of natural resources, while also being what the brand calls a “story of true love that transforms waste into timeless designs”. The line adopts the concept “reuse, reinterpret, rethink, relove” and features timeless designs across outerwear, trainers, bags and accessories, which it adds have been made to “last a lifetime”.

Key styles include short and long padded jackets that are made from 100 percent recycled nylon and are 100 percent Vegan, as they are free from any materials of animal origin. Both brands also add that because they have been made entirely with recycled materials and with reused textile waste, Desigual reduced CO2 emissions by 28 percent and cut the use of natural resources by 27 percent.

Showroomprive co-founders to relaunch Sonia Rykiel

Showroomprive co-founders to relaunch Sonia Rykiel

The co-founders of online store Showroomprive have announced their plans to relaunch French fashion label Sonia Rykiel, almost five months after its demise following a court ruling.

“This purchase is in line with the continuation of our entrepreneurial journey,” the duo announced, the day after the announcement of the ruling awarding them Sonia Rykiel’s assets, namely the brand and its archives.