Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has attended a high-level lunch organised by Walpole, the British Luxury association, where the action plan for implementation of the European strategy for fashion and high-end industries by 2020 was discussed.
The plan was presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani at the event, attended by key stakeholders and sectors of the fashion and high-end industries.
After the great response to its first denim collection for Spring/Summer 2014 leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll took up the challenge of creating a collection of wintery denim knits for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 and the result is the inspiring Stoll Winter Denim Trend Collection 14/15, which the company has just launched.
“The novelty of the current collection is based on extraordinary pattern techniques but also the combination of seasonal mixed materials, merino wool connects in this context with indigo-dyed cotton,” says Jörg Hartmann, Head of Fashion & Technology at Stoll.
Invista, a leading producer of fibres and polymers, has released its Legwear Innovation Fashion Directions collection for 2014-2015, inspired from the likes of Michael Kors, Versace, Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Donna Karan. The company is providing legwear brands with fibres and technologies.
Innovations such as Lycra Fusion fibre, Lycra 3D hosiery, Lycra Beauty hosiery, Lycra Energy socks, Lycra Soft Comfort fibre, and Lycra SPORT socks, are all perfect for the 2014-2015 collections, Invista legwear experts believe. Claire O’Neill, Invista’s Marketing Account Manager commented: “… we are constantly researching fashion trends around the globe and how these will impact future legwear design.”
“I’m very proud of our seven key trends for 2014-2015. These accessible styles will be just as popular on the high street as they will be on the catwalk, and the presence of Lycra fibre means the fit will last, and the wearer will be as comfortable as she is stylish.”
Nottingham Trent University fashion design student Mel Uskuri, 21, from Cannock, Staffordshire, has a won a £3,000 industry prize as part of the first-ever fashion scholarship awarded by Derbyshire fashion house and knitwear manufacturer David Nieper.
According to David Nieper, with the UK fashion industry facing a shortage of design for manufacturing skills, it is working with Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design to up-skill the next generation of designers, pattern-cutters and dressmakers with the knowledge and industry experience employers look for.
With Christmas and New Year parties approaching, Invista, a leading integrated producer of polymers and fibres, believes that women up and down the country will want to look their best for the festive season.
A survey in support of Lycra Beauty Brand shapewear, conducted by the company, has revealed how unconfident UK women are with their appearance and figure.
Research shows that they spend nearly a third of a year not feeling comfortable with how they look, with more than half spending up to 90 minutes a day fretting, and 5% are spending more than four hours a day worrying about their appearance.
The winter session of Interfilière Paris, the leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, will take place from 25-27 January in Paris, Porte de Versailles, exploring the dominating trends for Spring-Summer 2015.
Designed as a creative showcase for tomorrow’s trends, the show will bring together the entire intimates and beachwear industry in the same pavilion. A unique concept, the event is offering the sector’s professionals excellence in fabrics, the most sought-after accessories, know-how and inspiration.
I honestly don't understand those people who hate fireworks: unlike Great Britain, where Guy Fawkes's night has gradually extended to New Years' eve, creating a long, firework season, in Italy you see pyrotechnic displays very sporadically, during fun fairs or religious celebrations. The first records of fireworks date back to 7th century China, and sometimes I wonder what they may have looked like back then, or how they were invented.
Hawick Knitwear has become a finalist in the Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Award, organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), which aims to encourage young people to start working in the industry. The award ceremony took place in Glasgow last week, where the winners were announced.
Finalists in Scotland's Modern Apprenticeship Awards include a designer, knitwear manufacturers, life science and defence systems companies, as well as others.
The Awards recognise the quality and value of apprenticeships, the achievements of individuals and the employers, who support them.
Long John Tsung Right Industrial, an integrated manufacturer of a wide range of shoes, has produced shoes made from the fabric developed by Karl Mayer and produced on its new TM 4-EL warp knit tricot machine.
The Taiwanese shoe manufacturer’s part in the cooperative venture was to use the double-layered fabric supplied by Karl Mayer to produce a continuous upper with a clean profile, without using any reinforcing elements.
"In Place" is a collection of works by Dorothy Caldwell, a graduate from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
The exhibition is the result of an investigation into the Australian outback and the Canadian Arctic where the artist lived for some time and it expresses the personal relation of people with their landscape: through history we have gradually become very acquainted with our planet, new lands were discovered and new civilizations blended with one another to create our global village.