A fashion show is far more than any other event category. It continuously pushes boundaries and fluctuates in trends from top shops to minimalistic sets. Having fashion shows is a perfect way to push buyers and press interest for brands. Though poorly organized shows may result in disasters and turn off the industry insider faster than you could say, ‘Werk It!’
While the fast-paced and price-driven nature of the fashion industry makes it an obvious choice for being named the worst culprit in terms of modern slavery and forced labour, leading data and analytics company GlobalData notes that this is not the case.
From 29 until 31 August 2021, over 400 European shoe brands will be showcasing their collections at Gallery SHOES & Fashion in the ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, ‘Kaltstahlhalle’ and ‘Halle am Wasserturm’ areas of the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. New exhibitors include Björn Borg, G-Star RAW and Parbleu from the Netherlands, Calzados from Spain, La Ballerina from Germany and Sandro Rosi from Italy.
Modest Fashion Day took place in Kazan during the 12th International Economic Summit “Russia – Islamic world: KazanSummit powered by Russian Fashion Council. The first part of Modest Fashion Day was the business program – 16 international experts talked about development and prospects of modest fashion as well as support means for gifted designers. The second part of Modest Fashion Day showcased designers VALENTIN YUDASHKIN, IGORGULYAEV, Measure, Guzelem, SAHARA, ZUHAT, Su.Su, Alsu Gilmi, and Eva Graffova, who presented their modest fashion collections to the public. The event took place at Kazan Expo international exhibition center. The global program of Modest Fashion Day got almost 300 thousand views. Streams from the event are still available in Russian Fashion Council’s official group in VK, the largest social media of Russia and CIS.
Modest Fashion Day took place in Kazan during the 12th International Economic Summit “Russia – Islamic world: KazanSummit powered by Russian Fashion Council. The first part of Modest Fashion Day was the business program – 16 international experts talked about development and prospects of modest fashion as well as support means for gifted designers. The second part of Modest Fashion Day showcased designers VALENTIN YUDASHKIN, IGORGULYAEV, Measure, Guzelem, SAHARA, ZUHAT, Su.Su, Alsu Gilmi, and Eva Graffova, who presented their modest fashion collections to the public. The event took place at Kazan Expo international exhibition center.
"The New European Bauhaus – Werkstatt der Zukunft" will redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry
More courage for change! The conference "The New European Bauhaus –Werkstatt der Zukunft" by Fashion Council Germany will bring together international experts in the context of Frankfurt Fashion Week on 6 July to redefine the future of the European fashion and textile industry.
The Bedroom of Madama of the historic Palazzo Madama in the central Castello Square in Turin, will act as a backdrop to the digital fashion shows of Torino Fashion Week for a perfect combination of art, fashion and it’s a culture.
Auroboros is a London-based fashion house merging science and technology with physical haute couture and digital-only ready-to-wear. The brand has unveiled its first digital ready-to-wear collection during London Fashion Week in partnership with the Institute of Digital Fashion.
Join the online conference: "Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry"
On 27th May 2021, the EU COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster will be presented at the conference “Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry”. This is a Partner Event at The Green Week #EUGreenWeek - Europe’s largest annual environmental policy conference. This year it will be held from May 31 to June 4, under the main theme of “Zero Pollution”.
A new short fashion film, premiering on the opening day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on April 20 spotlights French talent Emma Bruschi through an exclusive insight to her creative process, and the sustainably-minded craftsmanship that makes her collections unique. This showcase during MBFW Russia is part of Bruschi’s grant, having been recognised by Mercedes-Benz and Fashion Open Studio for her sustainable practice as the best in show during the mentorship programme at the 35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères. Bruschi also won the Chanel Métiers d'art 19M Prize.
Russian Fashion Council invites designers from across the globe to apply for the international hybrid fashion event - Global Talents Digital. The third Global Talents Digital issue is dedicated to sustainability (sustainable development). Designers of virtual and real clothing, footwear and accessories are welcome to join as long as they work at least one of the techniques - upcycling, recycling, ethical fashion, slow fashion, and zero waste. Global Talents Digital will take place phygitally in the end of July.
April 19 through 24, the spring season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place in the Museum of Moscow. Fashion shows were arranged in Russia’s capital and 6 other cities, including Milan. Italian brands Hand Picked, Collini, Daniela de Souza, Vuarnet and others introduced their new collections at the Milan-based Sari Spazio Showroom.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia started with new designer collections, video games, and an interactive digital platform
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is taking place on April, 19-24 at the Museum of Moscow. The designers will show their new collections in Moscow and other Russian cities - St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Sochi, and Chelyabinsk. The MBFW opening on April 19 will parade the Moscow-based brand Ruban.
Shows of the new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia are scheduled on April 20-24 at the Museum of Moscow. Besides the main program in Moscow, the shows will take place in Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Sochi. The united MBFW Russia’s program will include live streamed shows by designers from Italy, Spain, France, and other countries.
A real celebration of the children's smile in Zanzibar was realized by part of the team of EO Dent - Dr. Pavlova, Eva and Ogi Pavlovi, together with Maria Silvester and Nasko Lazarov, who said “We succeeded and made so many children from Africa smile”.
GALACTICA, which aims to demonstrate the viability of new industrial value chains regarding the textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across the EU, launched the first Call for proposals, with a total budget of 1.2 M€ to support European SMEs. The Call for proposals is addressed to the European SMEs and start-ups that plan to develop innovative solutions that could be part of cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains with two different funding lines.
More than 180 participants registered to the CLAMTEX Virtual Marketplace: Towards industry 4.0 in the textile industry organized between January 20th and February 24th with a total of 6 webinars and 6 matchmaking sessions.
The 2021 Grammy Awards were history-making in many ways. Beyonce received nine nominations and became the most nominated female artist of all time. Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, who both took home trophies for their respective 2020 albums, were right behind her with six nominations each.
Armenian-American actor, model, and social media personality David (Davit) Gharibyan premieres video in honor of "International Women's Day." Digital Journal has the scoop.
Sustainability has become a very important issue for everybody. Students from a range of disciplines at Kingston University have come up with creative solutions to improve sustainability after they took part in a virtual hackathon focusing on environmental issues.
Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion and Textile Brands at Circular City Week New York
Get to know the European project FASCINATE that has the aim to support the internationalization of European textile and fashion SME’s working towards the development of circularity and sustainability.
The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience, announced EURATEX.
Designers from any part of Russia or the Earth are invited to live stream their new collections. Brands that do not intend to come to the Russian capital but are ready to stream their shows online can apply at the website of Russian Fashion Council till March 31. The Advisory board will make a long-list in accordance with the rules of MBFW Russia. Brands and designers from other cities and countries will be announced on the primary schedule of the Fashion Week.
Danish designer Violise Lunn makes magic with paper tissue and glue, crafting dream dresses and fantasy shoes that seem destined for fairies. This adventure began in 1999 when the late Kirsten “Kiki” Kiser, a Danish model turned architect and gallerist, asked if Lunn could make a frock out of paper. “I thought, Well, why not?” the artist says on a call. “I made dresses, and then afterwards I thought, Okay, the dresses needed shoes, and then I created some shoes with papier-mâché.”
GALACTICA project, which aims to foster the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across EU, announced the registration opening for its first-ever Hackathon, with €50.000 in prizes. SMEs from these sectors as well as other interested parties such as start-ups and university students can form teams and register.
Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing, also for the textile industry. The European Cluster Strategic Partnership for Excellence, CLAMTEX - Cluster management towards excellence in Advanced Manufacturing and Textile Industry, is organizing a 6-week interactive virtual workshops to promote the uptake of Industry 4.0 in the textile sector.
At the beginning of October 2020, Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S. launched the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication which invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators, artists and creatives to rethink on how to communicate the values of ethical and sustainable fashion system to new generations.
Pitti Immagine begins to reveal the events and special projects for the next edition of Pitti Uomo, which will physically be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 21-23 February 2021. Until then, the fair will kick off - in a digital format - on January 12th on Pitti Connect, the platform launched by Pitti Immagine this past summer to support exhibiting companies in the presentation of their collections and in the generation of business contacts with international buyers.
A complete recovery in Clothing and Textile sectors is still uncertain, despite some positive signals
Data of the third quarter of 2020 show a partial recovery compared to the second quarter. Nevertheless, production is still negative, and signs of a full recovery are yet to be seen. EURATEX is calling the EU for an active engagement in crucial area like circular economy, digitisation and level playing field.
International Fashion Futurum Forum took place on December 11 and discussed "What is the future of independent fashion brands in post-COVID reality: cultural codes and business opportunities." The Forum was attended by 74 speakers from 24 countries.
International Fashion Futurum Forum is discussing What is the future of independent fashion brands in the post-COVID reality
On December 11, International Fashion Futurum Forum is taking place in Moscow, considering the following topic: “What the future of independent fashion brands in the post-COVID reality is: cultural codes and business opportunities.” 74 speakers from 24 countries will discuss the future of local fashion brands and changes that will affect the fashion industry. Moreover, they will offer practical advice to designers from across the globe. The new edition of Fashion Futurum will be powered by the Moscow Department of Culture. During the Forum, the discussion will cover pressing issues and trends in development of the future.
Win one of the 30 Scholarships for 2021 Master Courses in Fashion, Design, Communication and, Photography at Raffles Milano
Raffles Milano, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is awarding 30 scholarships up to 50% of tuition fee for Master courses in Fashion Design and Business, Photography, Visual Design and Communication, Product and Interior Design starting in November 2021.
The history of Swiss Arabian is an enchanting tale that spans over 40 years. This pioneer in Arabian perfumes was founded in 1974 by Mr. Hussein Adam Ali, a visionary young man from Yemen with a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for perfumery.
New study shows that managers are more positive now about flexible working and staff working from home
A new study undertaken jointly by the Equal Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham and the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance at the University of Kent shows that managers are much more positive about their staff working from home and working flexibly since lockdown.
Milano Green Forum will take place online on November 20, 2020. The event is conceived as the most important moment of international debate on the environmental issues.
AEI Téxtils, the Catalan technical textiles’ cluster, has participated in the European Cluster Conference 2020. The conference was held on November 10th and 11th and was organized by the European Cluster Collaboration platform (ECCP), the European Commission and the German Presidency of the European Union.
Female garment factory workers are among those hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. That's why new initiatives to close the gender gap are a step in the right direction, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
First virtual European Cluster Conference 2020 discussing priorities for cluster policies and developments
The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference has started today, 10 November 2020 and it will continue on 11 November 2020. The conference is organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Custom Menswear Designer Inherent Clothier Partners Movember to Make a Difference for Men's Health Worldwide
Inherent Clothier is both a couturier and a movement, tailoring modern-day “suits of armor” built to inspire authentic self-expression and empower men to speak openly about mental health. This month, the company that aims to help every man build a fully functional, versatile seasonal wardrobe with confidence built into every suit joins in the fight to raise awareness about men’s mental and physical health issues, along with suicide prevention.
The all-new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Russia came upon as successful experiment with fashion shows from different cities, presented in one online schedule. On October, 19-23, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place at 5 Russian cities at once: Moscow, St. Petersburg (635 km from Moscow), Krasnodar (1,195 km), Sochi (1,360 km) and Yakutsk (4,885 km).
One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people have moved their lives online. Work, school, and social interactions moved online. Unfortunately, the number of cyberattacks has exponentially increased in 2020.
Gap is reportedly considering closing all company-owned stores in Europe. Uninspiring product ranges and heavy discounting leave Gap irrelevant in European market, says GlobalData.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia took place from October 19th through 23rd at several venues at once. This season, designer shows were arranged in different modes, offering the audience both offline and online presentations. Shows of the new collections were available for watching from anywhere worldwide at various online platforms and media websites, including Be Global Fashion Network, as well as at VK, the largest social network of Russia and the CIS.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place on October, 19-23 at 8 Moscow-based venues simultaneously. Shows from the capital will be topped up with livestreams from four Russian cities. Around 60 designers and fashion houses will showcase their new collections. All the shows and presentations will be streamed in the social media and at partner websites, including Be Global Fashion Network in its video section.
Bigger, in a new hall, with an extensive safety concept: h+h cologne is ensuring a safe stay at the trade fair with its package of measures entitled “#B-SAFE4business”.
Imagining Sustainable Fashion is the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication. It is launched by Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S.
EURATEX announced today, that latest data suggest a situation worse than 2009 as turnover fell by nearly 25% in the textiles industry, and by 35% in the clothing sector. On the other hand, imported textile products from China increased sharply. EURATEX asks the European Union to quickly implement what has been promised and develop a resilient industry.
The program for the upcoming season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia includes real shows and video presentations with VR and AR elements, arranged into a united schedule. Shows at Moscow’s Manege will start on October 20 and will continue to October 24.
This week the European Commission announced the Finalists for the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition around the topic of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion.
An exclusive invitation-only lifestyle and business club, has debuted in Dubai - The Ambassadors Club. It is founded by H.H. Count Oliver of Wumbrand-Stuppach of the imperial family of Austria. The Ambassadors Club combines lifestyle benefits with those of a business network - creating a platform for members to explore new opportunities and collaborations while enjoying exceptional experiences.