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Not Just A Label and Alcantara Collaborate on London Show

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:58
CULTURE CRUSH: Not Just A Label, the e-commerce and editorial platform for emerging design talent from around the world, and Italian company Alcantara are staging a joint show called “Made In Italy, Designed In Britain” at Protein Studios in East London. The show features one-of-a-kind artworks by 10 U.K.-based designers. It marks the culmination of a project that asked designers to construct bespoke artworks created from Alcantara’s material, a synthetic leather that uses the brand’s proprietary technology. Alcantara materials are often used in the automotive and aerospace industries due to their non-flammable properties. The company supplies the interiors for Formula 1 cars like Ferrari. The designers — Sadie Clayton, Per Hansson, Martine Jarlgaard, Kay Kwok, Lazerian, Mai-Gidah, Cat Potter, Qi, Fannie Schiavoni and Jule Waibel — were chosen for their innovative approach to materials which often come from outside the traditional fashion spectrum, according to Stefan Siegel, the founder and chief executive officer of Not Just A Label. The 10, who earlier this year visited the Alcantara production plant in Italy’s Umbria region and its headquarters in Milan, were challenged to create a product fashioned from the company’s portfolio of materials. “It is really interesting how fashion can innovate by learning from other sectors as well,” said Siegel, adding that his company

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Stutterheim Toasts New Line in Berlin

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:57
The Swedish raincoat brand showed off its bonded cotton line at The Store in Soho House.

Bulgari Opens Orlando Unit

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 18:35
The Peter Marino-designed store looks to capture tourists and locals alike.

Beyoncé Fans Cluster Outside Roberto Cavalli Boutique in Milan

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:26
The artist was in Milan on the Italian leg of her "The Formation World Tour."

Isko Assigns ‘I-Skool’ Awards

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:27
The talent contest's finale took place on Friday night in Treviso.

More Women Plan on Buying Coach Bags

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:22
More women plan to buy a Coach handbag in the next 3 to 6 months, according to a new survey by Baird analyst Michael Altschwager.

Mode City Suffers from Lyon Move and Market Challenges

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:10
LYON – The recent Mode City and Interfilière lingerie and swimwear events were held in what trade-show organizer Eurovet chief executive officer Marie-Laure Bellon described as “the most difficult context I’ve ever known.” Mode City saw visitor numbers decline more than 21 percent year-on-year to 11,000. Held in Paris since 2008, the sister shows decamped to the Eurexpo convention center in Lyon from July 9 to 11 because of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer final in Paris, making it more difficult for international buyers to attend. Certain major lingerie brands like Aubade were also absent. The economic climate, bad weather in many markets, terrorist attacks in Europe and the spate of strikes and political unrest in France were additional hindrances. “There were a lot of brands missing. That means we don’t have a global overview and have to go and see them elsewhere, making things more complicated for buyers,” commented Le Bon Marché lingerie department director Laurence Dekowski. “We have some buyers who didn’t come because it’s hard to get here,” admitted Luli Fama co-founder and designer Lourdes Hanimian. The brand’s colorful swimwear has won it a loyal celebrity following, and it took home Mode City’s Beachwear designer of the year prize. The growing

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Kahn Lucas Launches Capsule Collection With Hearst Editors

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:38
The tween collection will be offered exclusively on the editby17.com web site.

Louis Vuitton Gives Packaging a Taste of Saffron

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:01
The new bags and boxes wink to a color omnipresent in the French firm’s history.

Swarovski Collective 2017 Designers Announced

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:01
One of the 11 designers will win the 25,000 euro ($27,663 at current exchange) Swarovski Collective Prize in June 2017.

Polo Ralph Lauren to Make Regent Street Debut on Sept. 15

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:01
Unit will be first in Europe to carry men’s and women’s collections.

Harrods Teams with Burberry on Holiday Initiatives

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:01
BRITISH TALES: Harrods has teamed with Burberry on a partnership that includes a series of holiday initiatives titled “A Very British Fairy Tale.” The activities, which kick off in November, will see the windows of the Brompton store decorated in an imaginative snowy landscape. The showcase follows two children who travel to an English country house and features flying cars, floating bathtubs and secret trails. The label will also design an exclusive capsule collection of ready-to-wear, accessories and gifts. The brand will mount craftsmanship and personalization stations at the store, where shoppers can view artisans monogramming Burberry merchandise. In addition, dishes from Thomas’ café will be available for purchase at the food halls. The Harrods Christmas tree will also be designed by Burberry and will be placed in the grand entrance of the store. The retailer and brand have partnered in the past on a men’s wear range in 2015. In May, the company unveiled a major new strategic plan, with the aim of fine-tuning its merchandise offer and tightening its relationships with wholesale partners, although three-quarters of Burberry’s sales now take place in its own-brand stores. As high-spending tourists dwindle in Europe and the U.S., Burberry plans to cultivate the local consumer with a “elevated

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Antonio Banderas to Play Gianni Versace in Film, Says Bille August

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 21:27
Versace said it "has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming movie" about the late designer

CFDA Releases Preliminary New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 Calendar

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 21:26
Additions and changes to the schedule include Tom Ford, Thakoon and Akris.

Barve, Bounipun Win Woolmark Prize for India, Pakistan and Middle East

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 20:42
MUMBAI — India’s Nachiket Barve was revealed as the finalist for the India, Pakistan and Middle East awards for women’s wear at an event here Friday. Bounipun, also from India, was revealed as the finalist in the men’s wear segment. They were among 15 designers shortlisted for the region for the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize, with 11 in the women’s wear category and four for men’s wear. The others in this round were Sahil Kochhar and Eka from India; Bouguessa, Bint Thani and Reem Al Kanhal from the Middle East; Bashar Assaf and Mira Hayek from Lebanon, and Saira Shakira, Zonia and Republic Womenswear from Pakistan. The men’s wear designers included Bounipun from India, House of Arsalan Iqbal from Pakistan and Emperor 1688 and Mashael Alrajhi from the Middle East. Bounipun is the label of designer Zubair Kirmani. “This time you can really feel the buzz. The concept of working with wool is being much better understood now,” said Arti Gudal, country manager of The Woolmark Co. for India, noting that it was the same for the award process where the story and commercialization both were being seen as important parameters in design. The award function for the region is to be held in India

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A.P.C. Expands from N.Y., L.A. with San Francisco Store

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 19:04
Paris-based brand A.P.C. became the latest to celebrate the opening of its Bay Area retail location.

Gen Art Announces Fresh Faces in Fashion L.A. Designers

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:25
Gen Art announced five L.A.-based designers for the West Coast return of its Fresh Faces in Fashion event.

Cath Kidston Creates Capsule Ranges for Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 15:43
The 38-piece Winnie-the-Pooh collection will launch on September 26, while the 73-piece Mickey and Minnie Mouse range will be available on December 5.

ITC Rules Against Converse in Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 15:20
The International Trade Commission has ruled in favor of New Balance in its legal battle with Converse over trademark rights regarding footwear. In the fall of 2014, Converse asserted trademark rights regarding the toe cap, toe bumper and midsole stripe design accents in its Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers by filing a lawsuit with the ITC requesting a general exclusion order. If approved, that would have prohibited other companies from importing any shoe with those design elements. Converse has filed lawsuits in federal court against a group of companies alleging that they infringed on its Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker design and the trademarks related to it. Separately, Converse has requested the ITC begin an investigation into the allegedly illegal importation or sale of products bearing certain likeness of its trademarks. Converse’s broad trademark infringement case was filed against 32 footwear manufacturers and retailers, including Wal-Mart Inc., Kmart Corp., H&M, Skechers, Fila, Iconix Brand Group, Ralph Lauren Corp., Aldo Group and Tory Burch. In January 2015, New Balance claimed it had a meeting with Converse asking for clarification on the infringement claims against other competitors and proposed a coexistence agreement with Converse that was ultimately rejected. New Balance Athletics Inc., which owns the PF

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Hayden by Hayden-Harnett Bags Launch With Vegan Designs

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 14:39
The Hayden-Harnett bag line has been put on hold by its licensee AHQ, in favor of a new vegan brand, Hayden by Hayden-Harnett.