PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO (FIRENZE, 07-10 gennaio 2014)
Contemporary Global Lifestyle
La piattaforma più importante a livello internazionale per le collezioni di abbigliamento e accessori uomo e per il lancio dei nuovi progetti sulla moda maschile; Pitti Immagine Uomo di edizione in edizione, é diventato il punto di riferimento scelto dalle migliori aziende nazionali ed internazionali per la presentazione di progetti, di nuove collezioni e per il lancio di strategie globali all'apertura della stagione.
Dal 7 al 10 gennaio 2014 Swiss Chriss, Szen, Munich Special Edition presentano le loro nuove collezioni invernali.
WHITE (MILAN, 22-24 FEBRAURY 2014)
salone leader della moda contemporary
Alla fine dei mesi di febbraio e di settembre aprono i battenti le due edizioni dedicate alle collezioni femminili, in cui WHITE si conferma, stagione dopo stagione, il salone leader della moda contemporary con un numero di espositori e buyer in costante crescita. Data la vastità dell’offerta e il grande flusso di compratori italiani ed internazionali, il salone si articola in tre aree espositive situate.
A febbraio, presentano le nuove collezioni Swiss Chriss e Soisire Soiebleu.
TRANOI (PARIGI 28 FEBBRAIO - 3 MARZO 2014)
Creativity and business
Duarante la Paris Fashion Week, nella suggestiva location del Palais de La Bourse, Swiss Chriss, Szen e Soisire Soiebleu presentano le collezioni per la prossima stagione invernale.
Piu’ che un incontro commerciale, Tranoi è una piattaforma artistica con una severa selezione di designers internazionali. I più prestigiosi buyers e giornalisti si danno appuntamento durante i giorni dello show al Tranoi: una preziosa fonte di creatività internazionale, di qualità e di talenti.
JUJU: the iconic jelly shoes
JuJu, the creator of the original jelly shoes, which go back more than 25 years, is back with a new take on the beach shoes we loved when we were children, a range of sandals in contemporarys colourways made from a new super-soft, extra comfortable rubber.
In the UK JuJu jellies were a runaway success both in clothes and shoe shops and department stores.
The British company was established by Rushton Schafer in 1986 and is still based in Northampton, the capital of the UK shoe industry.
Still produced using the traditional injection method and with the same high standards of quality that the company has been known for for more than 25 years, JuJu shoes are made from a unique gel enhanced with a touch of glitter or colour that is injected directly into the machine.
All the materials used come from Britain and are completely recyclable!
The history of Tyoulip Sisters goes back at least 350 years, when the Dutch farmer Thiebe Van Steef moved his livestock to New Amsterdam, all branded with logo “TS”. The hides that he sold were mainly used to make footwear, trunks and heavy luggage for the Dutch West India company.
In 1929 the family moved the tannery and offices to Brooklyn, where it began producing articles for the American army.
It was thanks to the Van Steef sisters that in 1974 the company went back to its roots, producing bags destined for small shops in the centre of Brooklyn. The sisters also changed the logo to “Tyoulip” (recalling the tulip, the symbol of Holland) and “Sisters” for the company’s family background.
The brand’s spirit and craftsmanship continue live on in the heart of Brooklyn, nurtured by a team of designers and creatives.
LAIDBACK LONDON: handmade fairly traded African sandals
Entirely hand-crafted sandals produced in Kenya: the upper, sole and beads are assembled and stitched by hand in Africa.
Laidback London is committed to improving the quality of life of its African craftsmen, significantly impacting on their income and locally sourcing its raw materials like the leather and the rubber for the soles, which are cut and stitched by hand, just as the beads are individually applied.
The flavour of the collection is influenced by the traditions of various unique, authentic African cultures and tribes. Each sandal has a story to tell…
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.
SZEN: unique printing techniques for unique, reversible sweaters
Knitted prints and reversibility; unique garments but “double” at the same time because of their reversibility and prints (either plein and fantasy colors), are the distinguishing features of the product, the values that make the product different. Each top is a unique item, a canvass on which the expert dyers intelligently measure the mixture of shades applied by hand, calibrating the gestures and the quantities of dye used. When the garment is still only sewn on the shoulders, it is cross-stretched and printed by hand, at different stages. Each shade is applied in different phases, one for each decoration area, first on one side and then on the other. This is how a depth of colour and an unrepeatable texture is obtained: the different colours partially filter through from each side and can be read one through the other, revealing themselves from the edges and in filigree, creating an uneven and intense surface. Right and wrong-sides no longer exist: the reversibility of each top multiplies the play of combinations, cancelling the concept of season and trend.