Friday, June 29, 2012

BREAD & BUTTER TradeShow 4-6 July 2012

BREAD & BUTTER GmbH & Co. KG realises the concept of an innovative trade fair event for contemporary clothing culture.

With its ‘tradeshow for selected brands’, BREAD & butter GmbH & Co. KG realises the concept of an innovative trade fair event for contemporary clothing culture.

The internationally prevailing trade show, held twice a year since 2001, provides a creative marketing and communication platform for selected brands, labels and designers from the progressive segment that is unrivalled throughout the world. Under the maxim “fun & profit”, BREAD & BUTTER unites inspiration and business. The brands exhibiting at BREAD & BUTTER present themselves integrally, in keeping with their individual philosophy and within their own brand culture and emotional setting.


Date: July 4-6
Venue: Berlin-Templehof Airport
Time: 10am-7pm (6pm last day)
Location: Berlin, Germany

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Joyce

The Barneys of Hong Kong, Joyce unveiled its shiny and long-awaited website today. Designed to resemble a fashion magazine, it goes all out in the editorial department, featuring interviews with in-store designers ranging from Alexander Wang to Yohji Yamamoto, as well as endless video footage.
But while editorial is nice, e-commerce is better. And so, not by accident, an e-shop has also been rolled out, carrying capsules by nine rising designers: Charles Frederick Worth, David Koma, Quentin Veron, Rad Hourani, Heaven Tanudiredja, Pier Atkinson, Una Burke, Tsolo Munkh, and Yang Du. With nearly every Western label throwing itself at the Chinese market, it's nice to see a little restraint and originality.
*Una Burke for Joyce
(C) Hint

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lakmé Fashion Week>Gen Next Batch>Winter/Festive 2012

7 Gen Next, 15 Emerging & 3 Accessory Designers Selected

Mumbai, May 28 ’2012: Riding high on the achievements of LFW Summer/Resort 2012, the esteemed panel of Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board members met to announce several exciting initiatives for LFW Winter/Festive 2012, scheduled from August 3 to August 7, 2012.

Indian Textile Day:
LFW will be dedicating an exclusive day for Indian textiles again this season as a part of the ongoing effort to celebrate Indian textiles and weaves. The day will witness a strong pool of textile designers from across the country with live demonstrations by craftsmen throughout the week. This season will continue to host knowledge sharing workshops and panel discussions with industry veterans to bring awareness and increase support for Indian textiles

Talent Box: With the overwhelming response and success of Talent Box shows - the international concept of showcasing designs in a second showing  area at ‘The Source’,  will celebrate its one year anniversary this season

Supporting its mission to promote new talent, the respected panel of the LFW Advisory Board members also shortlisted the new batch of Gen Next, Emerging and Accessory Designers for Winter/Festive 2012. The popular Gen Next category at LFW, in its 7th year, announced the fourteenth batch of promising young designers for its next edition.

As compared to Winter/Festive 2011, this upcoming season of WF 2012 has generated a credible increase in applications across categories, a testament of the reach the platform represents and the business transacted last season.
LFW Winter/Festive 2012 received around 250 designer applications across categories

Submissions came from 27 cities across the country along with international applicants from Colombo, Dubai, Dhaka, Ontario, Sydney, Hong Kong and Texas

Winter/ Festive 2012 will see 7 Gen Next, 15 Emerging and 3 Accessory designers showcasing their collections. Applications were judged on the criteria of quality, innovation and creativity, marketability and commercial viability. Eminent designer and stylist Aki Narula continues to mentor the Gen Next designers this season as well.

The Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board comprises of eminent stakeholders from the fashion fraternity, including designers, buyers and the media. This season, the responsibility of selecting the future talent rested on the shoulders of experts - Anamika Khanna- Designer, Dr. Alka Nishar- AZA, Dr. Darlie O' Koshy- AEPC, Krishna Mehta-Designer, Pradeep Hirani- Kimaya, Priya Tanna, Vogue,  Sujata Assomull- Launch Editor Harpers Bazaar along with Anjana Sharma, Director – Fashion, IMG Reliance and Purnima Lamba- Head Lakmé, Innovation, who are all part of the LFW Advisory Board.

Talking about the new talent and applications this season, Purnima Lamba- Lakmé, Innovations said, “The Lakmé Fashion Week Advisory Board has always been a strong supporter of new talent and believes in providing some exceptional opportunities allowing designers to showcase their work on a larger scale. As the newest member on the Advisory Board, I look forward to bring my experience in the beauty industry and take this platform to the next level. We are also very thrilled to introduce to you a fresh batch of designers that show a lot of promise with their futuristic designs and creativity. We are positive that our new initiatives and the Gen Next designers paired with the industry stalwarts will play a key role in setting newer benchmarks.”

Also present at the Advisory Board, Anjana Sharma, Director-Fashion, IMG Reliance said, “LFW has been conceived with an aim to integrate India into the global fashion world. The perception of Indian designers globally is that of immense talent, and as supporters of the business of fashion, it is our endeavour to discover and put forward the best. As a platform conceived by LFW, Gen Next has been one of our highlights since its inception and has become the most coveted program encouraging young talent. This season our main focus it to strengthen our commitment towards young talent. These inclusions reiterate our long-term commitment to the growth of the fashion industry in India. We are excited to see this new talent take a leap at Lakmé Fashion Week this season.”

Name of Designer
Gen Next Designers
Aniket Satam
Asa Kazingmei
Astha Sethi & Siddharth Arora
New Delhi
Kavita Sharma
Mehak Pruthi
New Delhi
Richa Agarwal
Sneha Arora
Emerging Designers
Aarti Vijay Gupta
Mayank Anand & Shraddha Nigam
Nikhil Thampi
Nimish Shah
Nupur Kanoi
Pallavi Goenka
Payal Khandwala
Pernia Qureshi
New Delhi
Pia Pauro
Prashant Chauhan
New Delhi
Roma Narsinghani
Siddharth Arya
Surya Sarkar
Tanya Sharma
Yogesh Chaudhary
Accessory Designers
Kaabia & Sasha Grewal
New Delhi
Nitya Arora
Rohan Arora