The Met’s Costume Institute in New York will debut this coming autumn its new exhibition called ‘Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion’. The latter will feature 60 works acquired by the museum in its archive over the past 10 years. It will explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed the course of fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form.
“Our mission is to present fashion as a living art that interprets history, becomes part of the historical process, and inspires subsequent art,” said Mr. Bolton. “Over the seven decades since The Costume Institute became part of The Met in 1946, our collecting strategy has shifted from creating a collection of Western high fashion that is encyclopedic in breadth to one focused on acquiring a body of masterworks.”
The exhibition will be exhibited in the Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 8th 2016 till February 5th 2017.
Partnering with the AOL Charitable Foundation Award, the names of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and 2016 Award recipients have been announced. The AOL Charitable Foundation Award provides grants to filmmakers whose feature-length documentaries illuminate the lives of women and youth around the globe, and spotlight the ways they are working to improve their communities and futures.
This year the winning documentaries all explore social and humanist questions, receiving a subsidy of 150,000 dollars to finance their production.
18for18/Project Rescue holds an annual skydive (from 18,000 feet which to put in perspective is 3.4 miles up making this the highest possible commercial jump) every August to raise awareness, funds and other resources to combat the sex trade and trafficking. Human sex trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal enterprise in the world. For the past two years Hudson Jeans has supported this organization. This year the goal is to raise $100,000 to help in the fight to eradicate human sex slavery.
Parajumpers has announced the 6th episode of its ‘STORIES by PARAJUMPERS’. The entree called ‘Scottish Treasure’ presents the life of two passionate bespoke trunk designers that take their ideas and inspiration from the stunning scenery and spectacular wilderness of the Scottish countryside. Trunk-making is more than just a passion for Method Studio’s designer-duo, it’s a family affair. The studio was established in 2009, in rural Scotland, by the husband and wife partnership of architect Marisa Giannasi and second-generation cabinetmaker Callum Robinson. Working closely with prestigious luxury brands and discerning private clients, Method Studio meticulously handcrafts exclusive bespoke trunks and furniture ever since – trunks which are proved to be as novel and elegant as they are ingenious.
“Scotland is really the land of elements, the sea, the wind, the rain…extreme environments, but also beautiful environments. We take a great amount of ideas and inspiration from the landscape surrounding us” explains Marisa Giannasi, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Method Studio, an innovative design company specialized in bespoke trunks and case goods.
This coming September, Capsule Paris Women’s will cooperate with Paris Sur Mode Tuileries and Premiere Classe to implement a show-within-show concept at Paris Sur Mode Tuileries. Taking place from September 29th till October 2nd, Capsule will present approximately 50 brands, and with a united effort strengthen and enliven a fractured Paris women’s market week. With this Capsule at Paris Sur Mode Tuileries will provide a one-stop shop for the world’s premiere retailers to experience hundreds of leading women’s labels under one roof.
“In an ever-changing trade fair landscape, it is an exciting honor and fantastic move for our community to join forces with Paris Sur Mode Tuileries and Premiere Classe Tuileries exhibitions,” said Deirdre Maloney, co-founder of Capsule.
The 82nd edition of theMICAM is coming up at Fiera Milano (Rho) from September 3rd till 6th, 2016. The exhibition area will include a new “Luxury” sector alongside a product design area, the International Designers Area; an area with a special focus on “Contemporary” style; an “iKids” area showcasing children's footwear featuring “iKIDS Square”, and lastly, the “Active” and “Cosmopolitan” areas for leisure footwear. The 82nd theMicam will feature screening of a short film, “Niente per caso”, by Consorzio Vero Cuoio Italiano, the association of Italian leather enterprises. This short fashion movie pays homage to the Italian fashion system, looking back over half a century of Italian fashion.
At MICAM, the spring/summer 2017 collection will be eclectic: a mix of urban grit and romantic folk creating unique looks contaminated by the exotic flavour of the many different cultures of the world's biggest cities, creating a glamorous look to show off on the beach by day or out on the town at night.
Denim Première Vision is moving back to Paris starting from its upcoming edition taking place on November 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The show will take place at the Paris Event Centre at 20 Avenue De La Porte de La Villette. The show was held in Paris up until 2014, before moving to Barcelona, where it took place for 5 editions. Moving the show back to Paris comes together with the aim to meet the expectations of the global denim market. With the change of venue, the organisation also changed its dates to taking place 15 days ahead of the scheduled dates.
&ldquo Each season for the last 10 years, the show has reinvented itself to better meet the needs of a demanding and versatile industry, and the expectations of brands and of consumers in the constant quest for what’s exclusive and inspiring.”
Tommy Hilfiger’s new Fall/Winter 2016 Hilfiger Denim global advertising campaign called ’24/7 Hailey Baldwin & Lucky Blue Smith’ follows the two models and influencers on a 24-hour adventure through Los Angeles, California. From cruising down Sunset Boulevard to a pit-stop at the iconic Pink’s Hot Dogs, the campaign’s concept opens the door to a unique perspective on the brand, the influencers and the city of L.A. to consumers everywhere. Celebrating a millennial-minded spirit, the campaign engages consumers and interacts with them through a new digital approach.
The concept kicked off in April 2016, when Hailey, Lucky and Bryant Eslava, Hilfiger Denim’s social campaign photographer, invited their social media followers to send creative Snapchats to @TommyHilfiger for an opportunity to attend the campaign photo shoot.
Woolrich Europe continues with its retail expansion policy by implementing the development plan in the area of mountain resorts: following on from Cortina d’Ampezzo, a new store will open in the centre of Courmayeur with more to follow in other European mountain areas.
The business plan leading up to 2020 foresees strong expansion, through the opening of retail points in Italy, Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan, with the objective of arriving at more than 75 Woolrich Stores globally.
The Woolrich Store of Courmayeur is light, airy and yet at the same time sophisticated in appearance, recalling the outdoor origins of Woolrich. The aesthetic and philosophical choice of Woolrich John Rich & Bros when designing its stores is to create a new way of perceiving the store, seeking to tell a story that brings together within the one place the objects and products of the store and offering new value to the store. The store furnishings see a fusion between the historical roots of the brand and contemporary style.
LVMH has sold Donna Karan to American manufacturer and license holder G-III Apparel Group for $650m. The sale of Donna Karan (as well as its DKNY label) makes it the second time LVMH has sold a fashion brand, after the sale of Christian Lacroix in 2005. Founder, Donna Karan stood down last year to concentrate on her new lifestyle business Urban Zen.