Supima, the cashmere of the cotton world, has won a fresh and artistic accolade. On Monday night, French artist Adrien Vescovi unveiled two giant seven-meter high toiles of dyed Supima inside the Palais de Tokyo.
Carla Sozzani, noted retailer, gatekeeper to the Azzedine Alaïa archives and all-round fashion legend, has a new project. The Italian lady opened her own Fondazione Sozzani Monday night in an unexpected neighbourhood.
Parisian trade show Première Vision welcomed 56,154 visitors on September 17 to 19, at an edition centred on the issues of sustainability and innovation, and boosted by an intense conference programme.
Mastercard has teamed up with Levi Strauss & Co., VF Corporation and Marks & Spencer to trial a new hybrid digital payment scheme for garment factory workers, seeking to improve security, efficiency and transparency.
Apparel rental services could now be taking spend away from traditional sales in an already challenged sector, and it remains to be seen if rental clothes will cannibalize retail sales over the longer term.
Zara continues to be the group’s largest brand, while Stradivarius and Uterqüe are the fastest-growing formats. FashionNetwork.com takes an in depth look at brand performance and Inditex’s long-term vision.
The app designed to inform customers about the environmental and social commitments made by fashion brands is soon to launch on app stores. Formerly called Clothparency, it has now settled on the name Clear Fashion.