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PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO (FIRENZE, 16-19 GIUGNO)
Pitti Immagine is an Italian company devoted to promoting the fashion industry worldwide. According to Pitti Immagine the trade fair must create clear and stimulating relationships involving the exhibitors, their collections and the buyers and public, by offering information, and knowledge.
WHITE SHOW MEN (MILANO, 20-22 GIUGNO)
WHITE is a breeding ground of ideas, it is fashion culture as a lifestyle which embraces art, design, music, communication and the new frontiers of the web medias.
CAPSULE MEN'S (PARIGI, 26-28 GIUGNO)
Capsule is the premiere gathering of the finest apparel and accessories brands from around the world. More than a tradeshow, the brands who participate in Capsule make up a community that is shaping the future fashion landscape. In our case, different really is better.
SEEK (BERLINO, 8-10 LUGLIO)
Seek is Berlin's most progressive contemporary fashion trade show and presents more than 200 brands across the segments of moderns menswear, new classic, upper streetwear, selected womenswear, authentic designer collections and lifestyle products.
CAPSULE SHOW (NEW YORK, 20-21 LUGLIO)
“Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.”
JACKET-REQUIRED (LONDRA, 29-30 LUGLIO)
Jacket Required premium menswear show is a trade only event, open exclusively to buyers and members of the press.
Hosting an inspiring, carefully edited international line-up of contemporary casualwear across apparel, footwear, accessories and lifestyle product over two floors at The Old Truman Brewery, London.
WHITE SHOW (MILANO, 26-28 SETTEMBRE)
WHITE is the international contemporary fashion showcase, but also a cultural reference for a generation of designers, stylists and artists who consider the fair in via Tortona 27, 35 and 54 a valuable take-off field.
TRANOI (PARIGI 2-5 OTTOBRE)
More than a commercial gathering, Tranoï – which literally means “between us” – is an artistic platform with a stern selection of more than 1000 premium designers from all over the world, created for them to meet the most influential fashion ambassadors.
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SEMPACH - SWISS CHRISS PER SWISS CHRISS
2005 – 2015
A dieci anni dalla sua nascita Swiss Chriss riprende in mano le sue origini e dà vita a Sempach: capi senza tempo che affondano le proprie radici nella ricerca di materiali e dettagli dell’esercito elvetico.
Nel 2005 Christian Wernle, un ragazzo di Basilea, andando per mercatini dell’usato, intuì come attraverso il recupero di vecchi sacchi a pelo militari elvetici fosse in qualche modo possibile restituire quelle caratteristiche in una linea originale e contemporanea di capi spalla. Nasce così Swiss Chriss: giacche a forme e design variabile accomunate dal tessuto trapuntato caratteristico dei sacchi a pelo dell’esercito. Il 2015 segna un passo importante: a dieci anni dall’intuizione di Christian Wernle, Swiss Chriss decide di riprendere in mano le proprie origini e aggiornarle in un nuovo percorso che riparta da quei concetti ma che li aggiorni con un prodotto di design pulito e rigoroso. Torna la trapuntatura dei sacchi a pelo da cui tutto è partito, ma questa volta sotto forma di citazione e inserita in un contesto ancora più teso ad esaltare la funzionalità dell’oggetto in questione. Questi oggetti vogliono essere solo l’inizio di un percorso che, lungo le prossime stagioni, segnerà Swiss Chriss con alcuni punti essenziali della sua storia: l’esercito svizzero come citazione di fondo, il design come punto di partenza, la cura dell’ultimo dei dettagli come se fosse il primo, la funzionalità come manifesto estetico.


STUTTERHEIM Raincoats
“Mio nonno era un uomo meraviglioso. Andava spesso a pescare con il mare in tempesta, e la sera scriveva poesie. Ero letteralmente terrorizzato tutte le volte che partiva per andare a pescare (a pescare la vita, come diceva lui), in barba al tempo burrascoso, la pioggia battente e i temporali più forti. Solo recentemente ho ritrovato il suo vecchio impermeabile. In quel momento tutti i ricordi sono riaffiorati nella mia mente e ho subito voluto indossare quell'impermeabile. Era un capo di grande fascino, e molto funzionale (anche se era enorme). Con grande attenzione l'ho riportato a casa mia e, guardandolo in cucina, ho immaginato una versione aggiornata e contemporanea di quel vecchio capo. Un tributo a mio nonno e il suo amore per la vita. Ed ecco l'impermeabile. Con tutte le cuciture nastrate e saldate. La migliore qualità. Realizzato interamente a mano con una linea discreta e classica. Sono molto felice (anche se la nostalgia riaffiora di tanto in tanto) di essere riuscito a riportare in vita il vecchio impermeabile di mio nonno. Un capo da indossare in campagna, al mare o anche solo per una passeggiata in città. Ora è possibile essere eleganti anche se il tempo è brutto.”
Alexander Stutterheim

SOISIRE SOIEBLEU: tiratura limitata con certificato di autenticità
Partiti dall’idea esclusiva di foulard unici per scarpe uniche, si aggiunge per la primavera estate 2013 un tassello con edizioni in pelle stampata con tiratura limitata di 977 paia. All’interno della confezione ogni paio sarà corredato da un attestato che permetterà di richiedere il certificato di autenticità. Il relativo numero di serie è riportato all’interno della linguetta.

Soisire Soiebeleu nasce con l’idea di produrre un accessorio unico; ogni paio è lavorato a mano, originale ed esclusivo, realizzato sia da autentici foulard vintage recuperati dai brocantes di tutto il mondo e selezionati uno ad uno, sia da pelli stampate e lavorate manualmente con un particolare trattamento con cera. Ogni foulard ed ogni stampa su pelle sono diversi e unici, mai uguali. Made in Italy.

SWISS CHRISS: INNOVAZIONE, RICERCA, SPERIMENTAZIONE
Pensare, creare, costruire capi che siano nuovi nello spirito, nei materiali, nei tagli, ma che rimangano di uso quotidiano è l’obiettivo di sempre di Swiss Chriss.
L’elemento fondamentale nell’ideazione dei capi è l’innovazione che parte sempre dall’elemento primo: il tessuto.
Ogni stagione, all’interno delle aziende di tessuto, proprio davanti alle macchine, i designer Swiss Chriss lavorano insieme ai tecnici realizzando un numero elevatissimo di prototipi e prove continue su miscele e trattamenti completamenti nuovi. Ogni stagione vengono così ideati e realizzati tessuti in esclusiva che consentono di avere capi innovativi e pratici, dall’ottimale contenuto stilistico e che abbiano una reale funzione d’uso. La ricerca e sperimentazione è la mania di Swiss Chriss, ma ciò serve per allungare la distanza rispetto a tutti.


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PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO (FLORENCE, 16-19 JUNE)
Pitti Immagine is an Italian company devoted to promoting the fashion industry worldwide. According to Pitti Immagine the trade fair must create clear and stimulating relationships involving the exhibitors, their collections and the buyers and public, by offering information, and knowledge.
WHITE SHOW MEN (MILAN, 20-22 june)
WHITE is a breeding ground of ideas, it is fashion culture as a lifestyle which embraces art, design, music, communication and the new frontiers of the web medias.
CAPSULE MEN'S (PARIS, 26-28 JUNE)
Capsule is the premiere gathering of the finest apparel and accessories brands from around the world. More than a tradeshow, the brands who participate in Capsule make up a community that is shaping the future fashion landscape. In our case, different really is better.
SEEK (BERLIN, 8-10 JULY)
Seek is Berlin's most progressive contemporary fashion trade show and presents more than 200 brands across the segments of moderns menswear, new classic, upper streetwear, selected womenswear, authentic designer collections and lifestyle products.
CAPSULE SHOW (NEW YORK, 20-21 JULY)
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.”
JACKET-REQUIRED (LONDON, 29-30 JULY)
Jacket Required premium menswear show is a trade only event, open exclusively to buyers and members of the press.
Hosting an inspiring, carefully edited international line-up of contemporary casualwear across apparel, footwear, accessories and lifestyle product over two floors at The Old Truman Brewery, London.
WHITE SHOW (MILAN, 26-28 SEPTEMBER)
WHITE is the international contemporary fashion showcase, but also a cultural reference for a generation of designers, stylists and artists who consider the fair in via Tortona 27, 35 and 54 a valuable take-off field.
TRANOI (PARIS 2-5 OCTOBER)
More than a commercial gathering, Tranoï – which literally means “between us” – is an artistic platform with a stern selection of more than 1000 premium designers from all over the world, created for them to meet the most influential fashion ambassadors.
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SEMPACH - SWISS CHRISS FOR SWISS CHRISS
2005 – 2015
Ten years since it was founded, Swiss Chriss has gone back to its roots to create Sempach: a range of timeless pieces that draw inspiration from the design and materials of Swiss army gear. In 2005, a young guy from Basel, Christian Wernle, on spotting a Swiss army sleeping bag while browsing in a flea market, realised it would make the perfect basis for a range of original, contemporary outerwear. This was the start of Swiss Chriss: a line of different designs of jackets, all featuring the characteristic quilted fabric inspired by army sleeping bags. 2015 marks a key development for the brand: ten years after Christian Wernle first had his idea, Swiss Chriss is going back to its roots and rebooting its design vision, updating its original inspiration with a clean, pared-down aesthetic.. The original sleeping bag quilting is back, but in the form of a style concept characterising a range where function is to the fore. These products are just the start of a new pathway set to take shape over the coming seasons, based on the very elements that launched the idea of Swiss Chriss: Swiss Army gear as source material, great design as a starting point, painstaking attention to detail from start to finish, and function as a style manifesto.



STUTTERHEIM Raincoats
“My granddad was a wonderful man. He often went out fishing during stormy weather and then later in the evening he wrote poems. He scared me to the bone every time he set off to sea to catch fish (or life, as he said), defying the worst weather, the heaviest rains and the loudest of thunderstorms. It was just recently that I discovered his old raincoat in an abandoned barn. At that moment, old memories struck me and I instantly wanted to wear his coat. It was both stunningly cool and very practical (although as big as a tent). With great care, I brought it back home to my kitchen and imagined it in an updated, contemporary version. A homage to my granddad, and the quest for life. And there it was. The coat. With all its seams taped and sealed. In the very best quality. Handmade and with a discreet, classical cut. I am very happy (although I am melancholic from time to time) that I have managed to give new life to my granddad’s old coat. A coat to wear out in the countryside, at sea or just when strolling around the city. To be well dressed, even in bad weather conditions, is now possible.” Alexander Stutterheim

SOISIRE SOIEBLEU: limited edition products with a certificate of authenticity
Launched with the idea of using unique scarves to make unique sneakers, the spring summer 2013 collection now features a range of shoes in printed leather, in a limited edition of 977 pairs. Inside the box each pair of shoes comes with a document that enables the owner to request a certificate of authenticity. The serial number is printed inside the tongue.

Soisire Soiebleu started with the idea of creating truly unique accessories; each original, exclusive pair of shoes is hand-crafted, using individually selected, authentic retro scarves sourced from vintage markets around the world, or printed leather that is waxed by hand. All the scarves and prints are different and unique: no two pairs are the same. Made in Italy.

SWISS CHRISS: INNOVATION, RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTATION
Thinking, designing, constructing garments that are new in their own spirit, fabrics, shapes, without forgetting the original mood of the importance of the practical daily use of Swiss Chriss
The main feature in the design of garments is the innovation based on the first original element : the fabric.
every season, working in the textile companies, Swiss Chriss designers get in front of the machines with the technicians to develop a range of prototypes and research innovative blends and treatments. Every season exclusive new textiles are designed and produced to create supremely practical and innovative garments that consummately combine functional performance and style.
Research and experimentation are what drive Swiss Chriss, constantly widening the gap in comparison to everybody else.




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