Ray-Ban x Meta new smart glasses collectionRay-Ban x Meta new smart glasses collection

Ray-Ban x Meta new smart glasses collection

Meta, in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, announced the next-generation Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses collection. Re-designed from the ground up, improving all the core features of the first generation while adding new capabilities that have never been seen on a pair of smart glasses before.

Since launching their first-generation smart glasses built in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, millions of moments have been captured and shared. From music festivals and birthday parties to first steps, graduations, and beyond, Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses free you from the constraints of a hand-held camera. Instead of keeping the world at arm’s length (or worse, missing out on the action completely as you struggle with your smartphone’s lock screen), Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses let you snap a photo or video clip from your unique point of view.

The Ray-Ban Meta collection features 21 styles, colors, and lens variations, giving consumers powerful technology without compromising aesthetics or comfort.

Pantone report: colour trends for NYFW Spring 2024

Pantone report: colour trends for NYFW Spring 2024

Ecoalf presents limited edition collection by LapoEcoalf presents limited edition collection by Lapo

Ecoalf presents limited edition collection by Lapo

Lapo’s love for nature began in his early childhood spending time in the garden with his grandmother, Marella Agnelli. His journey began as the mind and one of the creators of the Fiat 500, which was the car that released the least amount of CO2. In the creative center, Garage Italia, he has given new life to iconic vehicles of the past by retrofitting them with an electric engine. In all his creative endeavors with important international brands, he has always preferred to use materials with a low environmental impact.

Placing the planet at the core of everything they do, Ecoalf was the natural choice when it came to co-creating together. Born in 2009, with the vision to stop using natural resources in a careless way to ensure those of the next generation, Ecoalf’s mission has been to create a new generation of recycled products with the same quality and design as the best non- recycled. After a conversation between Lapo and Ecoalf’s founder Javier Goyeneche, they decided to bring to life a contemporary suit collection that would create a new standard for the industry, one designed for the current and future generation.

These technical suits are no exception offering a low-environmental impact without compromising on design or quality. As part of the brand’s premium line, Ecoalf 1.0, the suits are made with a regenerated nylon made from fishing nets, fabric scraps and carpets destined for landfill to reduce CO2 emissions, prevent marine pollution, and promote circularity.

“With this limited edition collection of suits, we wanted to bring elegance and style to the sustainability world which isn’t sexy or dapper yet, to bring it to a market that is growing, but also key for our world and planet. Sustainability is fundamental for a better quality of life, but that should not mean boring.” – Lapo Elkann

These genderless suits are designed for those who live an active urban lifestyle, and constantly on the go. The casual chic look seamlessly transitions from the office to afterwork. Comfortable and lightweight the suit also features optimal elasticity and recovery to make it the perfect companion for the smart traveler. Like the individual they’re designed for they are ready to adapt to any situation or event coming in an array of neutral and bold colors.

With its recycled nylon composition and being made in Portugal, where the Elkann couple lives, but passionately inspired by the great suit tailors of Italy, they saved 243,000 liters of water and reduced CO2 eq. emissions by 58% with this limited-edition collection. While reducing CO2 from our atmosphere and giving a second life to discarded fishing nets, nylon is also the synthetic material that releases the least amount of microplastics to combat microplastic pollution in our oceans. In addition to the positive environmental impact, it has a positive social impact. Education has always been a fundamental value for both Ecoalf and Lapo Elkann. Ecoalf invests in talks that help raise awareness and inspire change across the globe while this limited edition collection will go a step further and donate 10% of the proceeds to LAPS Foundation to continue to support Children and Young People to give them knowledge and consciousness about the values of life. Its actions aim to support Children and combat situations and/or environments of educational poverty, prioritizing projects in favor of children with special educational needs (disabilities, learning-specific disorders, addiction, social deviance, protection from abuse and maltreatment, social and economic fragility, etc.).

“In 2009 we began with developing backpacks made with recycled materials and over the past 14 years we have expanded into other categories to offer a complete sustainable lifestyle. To design our first collection suits I couldn’t think of a better person than Lapo. His creativity, taste, and vision adds an incredible value to create a purpose driven suit that embodies his style while minimizing the environmental impact” – Javier Goyeneche, Founder & President of Ecoalf

Transnomadica partners with Parks CaliforniaTransnomadica partners with Parks CaliforniaTransnomadica partners with Parks California

Transnomadica partners with Parks California

Transnomadica, a project by Maurizio Donadi rooted in an archive of vintage objects and apparel, announced its partnership with Parks California, a nonprofit organization and California State Parks’ official statutory partner.

Under this collaboration with Parks California, Transnomadica has secured the unique global license of Parks California branding for use on secondhand and vintage products. A significant percentage of all sales will be donated to Parks California to support its work of ensuring that California’s 280 state parks are welcoming, inclusive and climate-resilient spaces where all can truly thrive for generations to come.

Transnomadica’s first-ever collection for Parks California, called “Return to Nature,” will feature vintage one-of-a-kind, restored and customized t-shirts, sweatshirts, outerwear and accessories. The collection will debut on September 14, 2023, at a special event held at Ron Herman, the influential Los Angeles-based retail innovator known for introducing the shop-in-shop concept. This curated collection of vintage apparel embodies Transnomadica’s aspiration to transform excess and leftover textiles and goods for purposeful experimentation and redesign.

“Parks are an integral part of California’s identity. They are natural treasures, historical records of our people and living reminders of our global reputation as leading environmental stewards,” said Maurizio Donadi. “My personal mission and that of Transnomadica is to inspire and develop methods for creative waste reduction through recycling and restoring vintage and textile products of value. These activities aim to question – and hopefully improve – the way we relate to our natural environment and guide us to live in symphony with nature.”

“We’re excited to launch our partnership with Transnomadica and introduce the new collection, “Return to Nature,” for the first time in the U.S.,” said Kindley Walsh Lawlor, President and CEO of Parks California. “As the official nonprofit partner to California State Parks, we are working to ensure everyone can experience the wonders of nature, while helping to adapt and innovate state parks so they are relevant, thriving spaces for generations to come. We are grateful to Maurizio and the Transnomadica team for helping us connect community to the outdoors and for supporting our efforts to
reimagine parks for the future.”

MICAM Milano upcoming September 2023 edition

MICAM Milano upcoming September 2023 edition

MICAM Milano will return to Fiera Milano from 17th till 20th September 2023 with its 95th edition. Quality, sustainability, innovation and a focus on young people are, as always, the drivers of the event.

Walk Your Way‘ is the new campaign will support the next edition of MICAM. It’s an invitation to explore one’s own style, to embrace one’s individuality and to wear shoes with pride to achieve one’s goals step by step. MICAM represents the multi-faceted world of high-quality footwear in which the customer is at the core of its value system. There are no rules to follow when it comes to shoes. Everyone is encouraged to follow their own passions and wear the shoes that make them feel most comfortable in every situation.

The talent of young people is, as always, at the heart of MICAM with its many initiatives that aim to promote it and introduce it to operators. Starting with the area dedicated to Emerging Designers that will host 12 creatives from all over the world selected by a special jury. Sustainability and originality are the keywords of the collections presented: recycled or recyclable materials and attention to the production chain are just some of the features of the shoes that will be on show.

The Italian Start Up area, also in Hall 1, is dedicated to the most promising new start-ups. The curiosity and imagination of young Italian companies will give rise to a series of proposals that are out of the ordinary in terms of originality, sustainability and usefulness.

Young people will also be the protagonists on 18th September of the final fashion show of the Mittelmoda Fashion Award, the competition that every year selects and rewards the creations of young fashion and design students from all over the world.

Future of Retail, the space dedicated to innovative ideas that will shape the future of retail, will host a number of companies proposing advanced solutions useful for the footwear sector: in this edition the focus is on 3D technology and its potential to increase retailers’ business.

The MICAMX area will be back in Pavilion 1 with a completely new layout designed to offer visitors a unique opportunity to gen up on issues of key importance for the industry with distinguished guests, best practice and important international speakers, covering four main themes: trends & materials, sustainability, art fashion heritage & future and the future of retail.

Within the MICAMX space, the Trends & Materials area, set up in collaboration with Lineapelle, will take the form of a display of materials and components featured in the FW 23- 24 collections.

Sustainability is increasingly at the heart of the innovation proposed by footwear manufacturers. For this reason, the VCS Verified & Certified Steps area will once again be presented at MICAM. This area is dedicated to the first certification mark for the footwear industry, granted to companies embarking on a process of assessment, measurement, and above all, improvement of their corporate sustainability performance in line with internationally recognised standards.

“MICAM drives the recovery of the national footwear sector and plays a key role for the affirmation of our companies that need trade fair support to establish themselves and develop in international markets,” explains MICAM President Giovanna Ceolini. “I hope that the event can once again confirm itself as an irreplaceable business opportunity and driving force for a sector of great importance in economic and employment terms. With over 3,700 companies and more than 72,000 employees, this production segment is one of the absolute pillars of the fashion system. I would also like to remind you that MICAM is a spotlight on new trends starting with sustainability, which is no longer a short-term trend but a key factor in customers’ purchasing decisions. A paradigm that, together with digitisation, is transforming the footwear industry and taking it into the future’.

Stone Island enters multi-year global partnership with Frieze

Stone Island enters multi-year global partnership with Frieze

Stone Island is entering a multi-year global partnership with Frieze, commencing at Frieze London 2023 with its 20th anniversary. Stone Island will become the Official Partner of Focus, the section dedicated to younger galleries at all of Frieze’s contemporary art fairs – London, Los Angeles, New York and Seoul. Stone Island will also become Official Partner of Frieze 91, the global membership programme that provides access to the communities and art shaping contemporary culture.

As the Official Partner of Focus, Stone Island will offer each of the participating galleries a bursary, equivalent of up to 30% of each exhibitor’s stand fee. The support, combined with Frieze’s existing subsidies for the section, will aid the chosen emerging galleries in Focus, each founded twelve years ago or less, to participate in the fair. Stone Island will also amplify visibility with a dedicated content series about Focus and its participating galleries, made in collaboration with Frieze Studios, Frieze’s in-house creative team.

“We are delighted to enter this global partnership with Frieze, with which we have so many values in common. Stone Island is built on community and creative energy inspired by research and innovation, characteristics that define the Focus section of Frieze’s art fairs, as well as the Frieze 91 programme. Through this partnership, Stone Island will offer foundational support to some of the world’s most significant emerging galleries and artists for years to come,”
says Robert Triefus, CEO of Stone Island.

Simon Fox, CEO, Frieze:
“We’re delighted to announce our exciting new partnership with Stone Island, set to launch at Frieze London 2023: a pivotal moment as we commemorate the fair’s 20th anniversary. Stone Island’s role as the Official Partner of Focus across our global art fairs – in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Seoul – underscores our shared commitment to supporting young galleries and their artists, and to showcasing them at our fairs alongside the world’s leading galleries.”


Frieze London 2023 will take place from October 11-15, 2023 in The Regent’s Park, London.


Christian Siriano 15th anniversary show during NYFWChristian Siriano 15th anniversary show during NYFW

Christian Siriano 15th anniversary show during NYFW

Christian Siriano celebrated last week his 15th anniversary with a runway show during NYFW presenting his Spring 2024 collection during which the singer Sia performed. The backdrop of an elegant French hotel, went perfectly alongside the Edgar Degas-inspired details in his collection. Siriano’s Spring 2024 colour palette features pinks, blacks, golds, whites and nudes and explores the tension between severe and soft silhouettes and textures throughout.


Burberry introduces new series of city takeovers

Burberry introduces new series of city takeovers

Burberry Streets is a series of takeovers that aim to celebrate the art of discovery and exploration in cities worldwide – kicking off in London. The takeovers merge the brand’s forward-thinking vision with its rich heritage, bringing modern British luxury to life in new and innovative ways.

Immersive experiences, installations and events will unfold across the city – each showcasing the brand’s signatures, such as seasonal check in knight blue, rose print, and the newly redefined Equestrian Knight Design. Burberry Streets kicks off with a takeover of Norman’s, the North London café renowned for its British cuisine. The café will be decorated in signature blue check and play host to a special evening event on 13th September. During London Fashion Week, a traveling Norman’s food truck will be making appearances on The Strand and Duke of York Square.

Symbols of the house will be seen in multiple locations across the capital. Flags featuring the new rose print will fly above London’s Bond Street and Piccadilly’s screens will be lit up with videos from the Winter 2023 campaign. The Equestrian Knight will take to the streets in the form of chalk stencils on paths and in parks – and London’s black taxis will be wrapped in Daniel Lee’s English rose print.

The series coincides with the launch of Winter 2023, Daniel Lee’s first collection for the brand – now available both in store and online, alongside a redesign of its e-commerce website, marking a new era and creative vision for Burberry.

Burberry Streets will go on to land in Seoul and Shanghai in October.

VIEW with new concept ‘reVIEW’

VIEW with new concept ‘reVIEW’

All new and yet tried and established: starting this season, the VIEW trade shows will be launching with a new concept – the first edition of reVIEW Autumn.Winter 24/25 on 13 and 14 September 2023 with fully booked space on three areas and a large range of more than 300 international premium collections in the sectors of Fabrics, Denim & Sportswear, Additionals and Design Studios. The reVIEW Autumn.Winter 24/25 thus functions for the first time as a follow-up event to the MUNICH FABRIC START, which took place in Munich from 18 to 20 July 2023.

Ten weeks later, from 28 to 29 November 2023, the VIEW then will open its doors as the preVIEW for the Spring.Summer 25 season – eight weeks before the next edition of the MUNICH FABRIC START, which will gather the industry at the MOC from 23 to 25 January 2024. Not only the timing and the intention of the VIEW are changing, but also the location.

The move to the Dampfdom in the MOTORWORLD, which is the most suitable trade show location not only thanks to its spectacular architecture but also because of its technical equipment, will not only mean an increase in space and thus an expansion of the exhibitor portfolio but also an improved infrastructure for the VIEW, which will now be held in the immediate vicinity of restaurants, parking facilities and a hotel.

WHP Global to acquire global denim brand G-Star RAW

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WHP Global to acquire global denim brand G-Star RAW

New York-based brand management company WHP Global has entered into an agreement which will see them acquire a majority stake in G-Star RAW.

Under the terms of the agreement, the existing G-Star shareholders, including founder Jos van Tilburg, will retain a stake in the brand. The current leadership team of G-Star RAW, led by CEO Rob Schilder, will continue to operate the brand’s marketing and product development functions as well as the wholesale, retail and e-commerce distribution out of the Amsterdam headquarters.

The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2023, subject to customary closing conditions including works council procedure. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.