Premium and Seek return with new concept

Premium and Seek return with new concept

The summer editions of PREMIUM and SEEK, which are part of Berlin Fashion Week, will take place on the 11th & 12th of July at the iconic location Station Berlin.

The Premium Group presents a new concept for a progressive community with its trend and event platform. This summer, it’s all about (re)connection, genuine emotions, and new perspectives. The flagship formats PREMIUM and SEEK become louder, more provocative, personal, and efficient. For the first time, the events will take place over two days, on July 11th and 12th, at Station Berlin. The PREMIUM portfolio includes brands such as Silk Laundry, Shaft Jeans, Peuterey, Kennel Schmenger Schuhmanufaktur, and Les Tricots de Lea. The SEEK portfolio features brands like Armedangels, Veja, Sandqvist, Helinox, or Edwin.

Ukrainian labels will also have their own exhibition spaces at PREMIUM this season. Additionally, the curators of the Platte Berlin young community and retail space will occupy an area. Platte Berlin stands for fair fashion and open exchange with local communities, especially the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community.

In cooperation with PREMIUM, the Yoonaverse conference will also take place in July, exploring all facets of digital transformation within the fashion industry and being streamed into the Berlin Metaverse. Guests can experience relevant content from renowned speakers and receive concrete business impulses.

Texworld Evolution Paris trade fairs current edition

Texworld Evolution Paris trade fairs current edition

More than 1,350 exhibitors from 26 countries are currently at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, from 3 to 5 July for the Texworld Evolution Paris trade fairs. Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld and Texworld Paris – celebrating its 25th anniversary – constitute the largest European sourcing platform for textiles and clothing in terms of number of exhibitors.

The 25th anniversary of Texworld Paris is an opportunity to offer visitors a range of special events and activities, and the new setting of Porte de Versailles provides an innovative networking opportunity. The new T-Club area exapnds its business-oriented services for exhibitors and visitors. Finally, two joint visitor days are organised with the Curve Paris and Interfilière Paris lingerie products and accessories trade shows.

Sustainability programme at Première Vision Paris upcoming edition

Sustainability programme at Première Vision Paris upcoming edition

From 4 to 6 July at Paris Nord Villepinte, the Première Vision Paris show will reinforce its eco-responsible approach with “a better way”, a new programme to decode its sustainable offer and help you in the development of your environmentally conscious collections.

Since 2015 and the launch of Smart Creation, platform dedicated to the eco-responsible and technological innovations of Première Vision exhibitors, the goal remained the same: to bring together exhibitors and visitors around the themes of social and environmental responsibility.

Season after season, the eco-responsible offer of the exhibitors at the shows continues to grow with new eco-designed product developments and technical innovations.

In order to better understand this multiple offer and to facilitate sourcing and search for committed partners, starting in July, Première Vision Paris is deploying “a better way”, a new pictogram-based programme relaying on 5 new criteria: Social initiatives, impact of production sites, traceability, product composition/processes, product life-cycle and end-of-life.

Prada Group IOC/Unesco announce partnership

Photo Credit :Conference held by Prada at Unesco

Prada Group IOC/Unesco announce partnership

Prada Group and IOC/UNESCO have announced a new enhanced partnership within the framework of SEA BEYOND, the educational programme dedicated to the dissemination of ocean literacy principles and ocean preservation, conducted together since 2019.

In light of the new partnership agreement, which includes Prada Group’s bold commitment to make an ongoing donation of 1% of Prada Re-Nylon collection revenues to further sustain and develop the SEA BEYOND project, a two-year new programme on ocean literacy is presented.

With the substantial increase of resources SEA BEYOND will benefit from, the programme will now extend its scope beyond education, with two new areas of focus related to the ocean: support for scientific research and humanitarian projects.

The aim of this enhanced partnership is for SEA BEYOND to become an open platform, welcoming third-party projects with ocean preservation principles at the core. IOC/UNESCO will scout relevant opportunities and will analyze and validate all the new proposals submitted by Prada Group.

TBD Eyewear: sustainable, genderless & Made in ItalyTBD Eyewear: sustainable, genderless & Made in ItalyTBD Eyewear: sustainable, genderless & Made in ItalyTBD Eyewear: sustainable, genderless & Made in ItalyTBD Eyewear: sustainable, genderless & Made in Italy

TBD Eyewear: sustainable, genderless & Made in Italy

TBD Eyewear is an Italian sunglasses and eyeglasses brand that brings forward the concept of sustainable fashion, through the use of ecological frames in bio-acetate. Founded by Fabio Attanasio and Andrea Viganò, entrepreneurs with a passion for Made in Italy, craftsmanship, digital, and internationalization. Recently showcasing their collection at Pitto Uomo, they presented their Madras, Tela and the brand new Silk style.

Thanks to its formulation based on cellulose extracted from cotton and wood fibers, bio-acetate is completely free of chemicals, in order to be 100% biodegradable and recyclable and maintain the features and performance of traditional acetate. TBD Eyewear believes in an ecological and ethical change in the fashion industry, by valuing sustainable materials with the aim to minimize the environmental impact and support Italian craftsmanship with production sites in our territory.

Genderless, sustainable, and Made in Italy are the key features of TBD Eyewear, bringing forward this conscious project of top-level design conceived in Milan and handcrafted in Cadore. These products are the result of particular attention to detail, acquired in historic family-run workshops. Craftsmanship is at its peak level considering that the whole production process is ethical and entirely Made in Italy, from the acetate sheets to the hand-assembled hinges, including the screws, which are created on molds recovered from the ’30s and produced by a small company from the Veneto region.

Sustainability at Milano Unica’s upcoming 37th edition

Sustainability at Milano Unica’s upcoming 37th edition

Back in 2018, Milano Unica launched the first project dedicated to sustainability, under the slogan “Save the Planet”, featuring a selection of 250 sustainable samples from 53 exhibitor companies. The following year, on the occasion of the Tendenze S/S 2021 event, those in attendance were asked to answer an important question: can creativity be sustainable? The result was a resounding ‘yes’, contradicting the old saw that associated sustainability with evergreen products, classic but less creative.

With the 37th edition of Milano Unica, taking place July 11th till 13th, the Sustainable Creativity project will take an important step forward, adopting a new, concrete approach: all the creative concepts for the upcoming 2024-2025 Fall/Winter season will be interpreted exclusively on sustainable samples, reflecting the growing, decisive and permanent commitment of the textile and apparel industry.

In addition, to make it easier for buyers to orient themselves among the plethora of sustainable offerings in the Milano Unica parterre, the products on display in the area will be labeled according to their sustainability value areas:

– Climate Action

– Chemical Safety

– Biodiversity Conservation

– Circular Economy 

– Social Justice

Rinascente Be Florentine: celebrating Florence uniquenessRinascente Be Florentine: celebrating Florence uniqueness

Rinascente Be Florentine: celebrating Florence uniqueness

Rinascente Florence officially celebrated its architectural, brand mix and interior fitting renovation, finished in 2020, with an event titled Be Florentine, a celebration of the typically Florentine cultural richness and beauty.

On June 13 and 14, 2023, on the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 104, Rinascente’s long-established partner, a one-of-a-kind event ‘Be Florentine’ took place.

“Our vision of a department store,” explains Pierluigi Cocchini, CEO of Rinascente, “goes beyond the simple shopping experience: it is to be in commingling with the territory, engine of modernity and innovation, a place where things you don’t expect, happen. Be Florentine events confirm the philosophy that has always characterized us and that we can sum up with our claim FOR THE CITY, WITH THE CITY, IN THE CITY and that, this occasion could be declined into FOR PITTI, WITH PITTI, IN PITTI!”

A program full of happenings, started at the opening of Pitti Immagine Uomo 104, when the Tosca&Nino terrace on the 4th floor of Rinascente Florence hosted the launch of Be Florentine events press conference and the opening of window display project created in collaboration with Slowear, who presented its SS 24 collection with an exclusive project to support young talents.

On Tuesday, June 13 evening Palazzo Vecchio opened its doors to Rinascente for a special night starting with an aperitif in the evocative Cortile del Michelozzo and continuing in its magnificent Salone dei 500 with an intimate live private concert followed by an exclusive gala dinner in perfect Florentine style. On June 14, Rinascente colored Piazza della Repubblica in a distinctive, sparkling purple with an exclusive party with light dinner and explosive DJ set in the spectacular Purple Gallery, a 1,000-square-meter crystal gallery created for the occasion in front of the store.

The visitors’ experience was made unique by a contamination through which globally known luxury brands come into contact with handcrafted products with attention to detail, the flagship of Made in Italy. Special attention is also paid to leather goods and menswear in perfect harmony with the identity of Florence.

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NEW Buyers Guide: Florence

Check out our Buyers Guide to see updates straight from Pitti Uomo as the WeAr team reports from Florence.

Plus, come visit us at Padiglione Centrale ground floor to get the latest issue of Wear Global Magazine.

Colorful and transparent are keywords for this season’s trend – what next year will hold only the upcoming season will unravel.

Pitti Uomo as always gives us great new insight into the happenings of the industry and this June will be especially an indicator of which brands and trends will be leading the pack. Upwards and onwards is the theme for the upcoming months. The WeAr Team will be at Pitti to give you an overview of what is happening there at this Buyers Guide edition.

Please also don’t forget to keep an eye out for our new publication WeAr Showrooms which will be published early July and will amongst others also contain and wrap-up of Pitti Uomo and an overview of the German fashion scene. As always we wish you successful business.” – Shamin Vogel, Editorial Director

SP Sal Parasuco collection makes Pitti Uomo debut with signature outwear and denim capsule

SP Sal Parasuco collection makes Pitti Uomo debut with signature outwear and denim capsule

With the exclusive debut of SP Sal Parasuco Collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo, Parasuco and incoming creative director, Tu Ly, present the most forward-leaning and emblematic expression of the brand to date. SP Sal Parasuco will launch with two highly distinctive and complementary offers: a signature denim capsule arriving for Spring ’24 and new, luxury outerwear that will be available for Winter ’24.

With SP Sal Parasuco, we are entering a new era and it’s exciting on every level,” says Sal Parasuco.“We have a design maturity in denim that we can now apply to achieve a high standard in outerwear.”

SP Sal Parasuco is designed in Montreal and Italy, and will be made in Europe using sustainable materials, such as recycled nylon and goose down, when possible.Youthful yet trans-generational, the collections reimagine people’s relationship with outerwear by considering how each piece builds upon their personal style.The denim capsule is defined by a new monogram jacquard that plays out in graphic repetition. To start, each style will be proposed in denim, white and black, with yellow as a high-octane accent. Nearly identical across men’s and women’s, the pieces are designed with a modular wardrobe approach–mixing and matching for maximum wearability.

The two collections are complementary and will be shown together at Pitti Immagine Uomo, where the dedicated space features a video wall that enhances how the models appear and move in the pieces.Going forward, SP Sal Parasuco will expand into additional categories such as accessories and footwear.

At Pitti Uomo, SP Sal Parasucois will located in the Contruzoni Lorenesi on the Ground Floor, Stand 3.


Pitti Uomo 104 upcoming edition

Pitti Uomo 104 upcoming edition

Welcoming visitors to Pitti Uomo 104, taking place June 13-16 at Fortezza da Basso, Florence, will be a special installation by guest designer Eli Russell Linnetz, founder of ERL. The Californian designer will also be presenting the Spring-Summer 2024 collection of his ERL label with a fashion show on Thursday June 15. 

FENDI, Special Guest at this edition of Pitti Uomo will present its Men’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection, with a special fashion show, by invitation only, scheduled for late afternoon of June 15th in the unique and recently inaugurated FENDI Factory, the new pole of excellence located in the heart of Tuscany’s countryside in Capannuccia.

With 825 brands (41% of which are international), the edition itinerary promises to be rich, dynamic, and unpredictable, as it is packed with unprecedented and crossover proposals. 

“People want to come back to Florence and meet. Our event always garners more appeal, even at a time that is definitely not easy for the fashion industry. And, it is always chosen and rewarded as the not-to-miss setting for earning recognition and meeting one’s international clients”Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine.