Marc Cain celebrated its 50th anniversary at its headquarters in Germany with a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ event and a large-scale Fashion Show, at which the exclusive anniversary collection was presented for the first time.
The typical Marc Cain leopard print played a leading role. The unmistakable animal pattern adorned the entire façade of the marquee as well as the idyllic garden with lake. The exclusive terrace structure was presented in Leo style. This elaborate staging virtually immersed the guests in a breathtaking world of leopard print.
The glamorous highlight of the evening was the Fashion Show in the leopard print tent. The interior was transformed into an enchanted forest, with floating fireflies, lush plants and trees. The 50 models, including supermodel Karolina Kurková, who opened the Show, entered the catwalk from a golden elevatory hidden in a tree. Right at the beginning, the models presented the 50-piece anniversary collection. The anniversary collection was framed by the highlights of the Fall/Winter 2023 collection as well as a preview of the Spring/Summer 2024 season. Marc Cain had initiated a livestream and “See Now Buy Now” events in the Stores, which gave all customers worldwide the opportunity to experience the Show up close and in real-time and to shop directly afterwards.
“This evening has moved me deeply. Back in 1973, when I founded Marc Cain, I would never have thought it possible what we have managed to achieve: Global player. pioneer in knitwear, Stores and showrooms all over the world and No.1 in premium womenswear. The evening is the culmination of the last decades, which have shown me that while there must be a vision at the beginning, the road to success is paved with innovation, technology and progress. Not to mention perseverance and the courage to realise even unconventional ideas,” states Helmut Schlotterer, founder, owner and Managing Director.
The anniversary collection is now available in-stores.
Kingpins upcoming edition in Amsterdam will be taking place from October 18th till 19th, 2023 at the SugarFactory.
Furthermore, Kingpins will be hosting shows in Hong Kong and New York, with special Pop-Ups. Taking place on November 6th till 7th, 2023, at The Mills Fabrica and on January 24th till 25th, 2024 in New York City at Pier 36 / Basketball City.
The F/W 23-24 Stone Island Stellina garments are characterized by the small white embroidery, evolve towards a a new high-performance version, declined across the tones of stucco white, sage, lead and black. The brand’s DNA manifests itself in unexpected details: raw cut edges, sharp geometries traced by topstitching, as well as the matryoshka pocket system. The outerwear pieces are made of a 3-layer performance fabric, which combines a breathable outer nylon layer, protected by a run-proof polyester layer. Jackets and vests made in a light and highly breathable super stretch nylon, including an area padded with a Polartec® Alpha® substrate: a gauzed run-proof polyester substrate, ultra-breathable and extremely reactive to changing temperatures. The embroidery can also be found in other product categories: knits, sweatshirts, t-shirts. trousers and accessories.
The Italian Trade Agency ICE for the promotion abroad and internationalization of Italian enterprises, is organizing a collective participation in Milano Unica Shanghai from August 28 to August 30 in the framework of the Intertextile Apparel Fabrics trade show dedicated to the textile and apparel accessories industry. 44 Italian exhibitors will participate and present their best products and high-end proposals representing Made-in-Italy excellence.
“After three years, finally this edition of Milano Unica Shanghai sees the full reopening of the Chinese market. This is a particularly important sign for the recovery of the entire industry. Milano Unica is one of the industry’s most significant events and represents a much-awaited appointment for Chinese consumers, who are more and more attentive to new Made-in-Italy trends, quality, and innovation. The participation also testifies to the great interest of Italian entrepreneurs in the excellent business opportunities offered by the Chinese market,” commented Augusto Di Giacinto, Director of ICE Agency Shanghai.
“The 37th edition of Milano Unica at Fiera Milano Rho dropped the curtains a few weeks ago. The event saw the participation of 562 companies representing the excellence of our industry. We recorded an increased number of buyers from China and from other main target markets. This increase testifies to the importance of Milano Unica’s core values: elegance, quality, and transparency. Milano Unica Shanghai in enhancing the image towards the end consumer, represents the extension of our activities aimed at intercepting and satisfying the demand of the Chinese market, consolidating the close relationship with local operators,” added Alessandro Barberis Canonico, President of Milano Unica.
Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) x Revolver will be hosting a showroom during the upcoming edition of New York City Fashion Week.
The Showroom will take place from September 7th till 9th, CIFF x Revolver will collaborate with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on the event, with further support from the Danish industry trade association, Wear.
The Showroom will feature 12 Danish brands and 6 CFDA-selected US brands under one roof, each chosen for their shared commitment to sustainability.
Pure London has announced that from February 2024 Just Around The Corner (JATC) will unite with Pure London to create Pure London x JATC, sitting under Hyve’s retail division umbrella.
The first combined show will take place on the 11th – 13th February 2024 at Olympia London and will offer buyers a transformed show with an increased number of inspirational fashion designers and brands.
The destinations will be edited to unite all Womenswear in the Grand Hall including POP and the new Launchpad area for new womenswear designers, with Women’s and Men’s Accessories and Footwear brands, Men’s Apparel, The “Together zone” (brands showing genderless or dual gender collections), Lifestyle and Beauty brands (beauty, skincare, wellness, grooming, home fragrance, home tech), Watches, Jewellery, Wearable accessories and seasonal gifting, positioned in the Grand Hall Gallery featuring JATC’s signature style and feel.
Gloria Sandrucci, Event Director, Pure London x JATC says, “This is a landmark development in the history of these two fashion shows driven by the vision and desire to make buying easier and better for buyers. Pure London’s mission is to become Europe’s most inspiring and diverse celebration of fashion providing the best edit of brands, the most trusted trends insights, offer transformative business opportunities, while speaking up for sustainability. By uniting with JATC, and with Pure London’s 25-year history, the combined teams can pool their expertise, resources, and network to create the leading fashion trade show experience, meeting the needs of buyers and offering the very best collection of brands under one iconic roof at Olympia London.”
KENZO Artistic Director Nigo presented a memorable Spring/Summer 2024 women’s and men’s collection at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal on the Huangpu River.
The event echoed the Paris show on the Passerelle Debilly, the iconic footbridge that connects the Palais de Tokyo with the Eiffel Tower, proposing new iterations of key KENZO looks unveiled in Paris. The collection creates a compelling dialogue, bridging the legacy of Kenzo Takada with the contemporary vision of Nigo, staging code-switches between Japanese and Western wardrobes.
The soundtrack was created by Cornelius — a friend and occasional collaborator of Nigo since the mid-1990s — who shares the designer’s appreciation of City Pop, the music that was the backdrop for an exuberant period coinciding with some of the most memorable moments in Kenzo Takada’s career. In the eyes of Nigo, the recent reappraisal of the genre by new generations is a powerful analogy that underscores the relevance of the KENZO legacy to the contemporary mindset.
Anaii is an innovative project, a premium denim collection designed to be everyday luxury, crafted with a tailoring approach and philosophy.
For Anaii, the essence of luxury doesn’t lie in excess but in the continuous pursuit of uncompromising quality, simplicity, and refined, understated elegance. Drawing inspiration from architecture and modern design, Anaii explores the duality of artisanal perfection and minimalist lines to create jeans from soft and tactile, exceptionally high-quality fabrics such as cashmere denim. This unique and sophisticated materials are designed to offer authenticity and functionality that align with the diverse lifestyles of its customers.
Anaii is entirely produced in Italy within a 30-kilometer supply chain, ensuring a reduced carbon footprint and complete transparency. Sophisticated and contemporary, timeless and refined, Anaii is a collection that embraces a discreet and bourgeois elegance as its signature style, rather than one that shouts for attention.
At the official Opening Reception, Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg from the Wessel & Vett Fashion Prize announced the three finalists for the forthcoming edition of the Wessel & Vett Fashion Prize 2023.
Presenting unique visions that encapsulate a forward-thinking aesthetic Saks Potts, Heliot Emil, and Forza Collective were awarded the accolade in order to support the growth and expansion of their creative vision.
The Wessel & Vett Fashion Prize is taking a bold turn for 2023, shifting its spotlight to also include established brands and experienced designers who have proven their entrepreneurial and innovative skills, a decision that reflects the core values of the founders of the Foundation – Theodor Wessel and Emil Vett and their commitment to fostering sustainable brands and a responsible fashion industry.
Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) will host its first show under the combined moniker of CIFF x Revolver from 9th till 11th August 2023.
It will coincide with Copenhagen Fashion Week, which runs on 8th till 11th August, and will take place at Copenhagen’s Bella Center.
The new, optimised trade show experience will feature over 800 brands across market segments from emerging to established; domestic and international; menswear, womenswear, lifestyle, and beauty. CIFF, with over three decades of experience, and Revolver, with their fresh approach, are pooling their efforts, expertise, networks, and resources to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
“Together we can bring the very best of Danish, Scandinavian, and international fashion to the forefront, creating a more cohesive and valuable fair experience and brands and buyers alike,” says CIFF director Sofie Dolva.