Nike has launched a brand new Magista football boot based on its revolutionary Flyknit technology. Nike Flyknit technology first appeared in running shoes for the London Olympics but this is the first time it has been used in football (soccer) boots. The boot was unveiled by FC Barcelona playmaker Andrés Iniesta in Spain yesterday and is said to give players unprecedented fit, feel and control.
The leading computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, will exhibit at the Preview in Daegu exhibition that will take place from 5-7 March in Daegu, Korea.
On display will be the latest version of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system demonstrating comprehensive support of the entire process of apparel production from planning and production to sales promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling that is said to offer great savings in the sample making process.
Knitted fabrics of various weights and compositions were making the running in all fashion sectors at the latest Premiere Vision in Paris, February 18- 20. It is a trend reflecting the importance placed on knitted fashion generally. As Premiere Vision put it : ‘ from the catwalks to the street, designer and brand creativity finds expression in knitwear. Fashion brands are developing comprehensive and coordinated collections’. In addition to the flat bed knitters who were featured at Knitwear Solutions, the various fashion forums were full of knitted fabrics for the new season.
Newlife has presented its luxury eco-technical textiles and showcased the company’s new Dailywear knitwear collection at the Spring/Summer Première Vision salon in Paris.
New yarns were presented for flat bed knit designs that focus on style, versatility and easy care. It is a refined look, either matt or lustrous, that belies the high performance metrics in garments made with Newlife yarns, the company reports.
The concept of heritage seems to be a popular one these days: our ever expanding global village has blurred the confines of who we were, of our traditions and our cultural baggage. We are losing our sense of identity, of belonging to one place and we are becoming more similar to one another. I remember visiting London as a tourist and going to Kensington High Street market to buy unique, mostly handmade clothes and accessories that I was sure I wouldn’t find anywhere else, or visiting certain small shops and restaurants that served food I could only find there.
Rahul Mishra has been announced the winner of the 2013/2014 International Woolmark Prize (IWP), during the final awards event held at the Triennale Museum, Milan.
A judging panel including Frida Giannini, Franca Sozzani, Tim Blanks, Colette Garnsey, Angelica Cheung, Alexa Chung and representatives from the global IWP retail partners, selected Rahul Mishra - representing India and the Middle East - as the winner.
“I feel like this is a dream and this is giving me new hopes for my future career. This award will change the perception of global fashion in regards to Indian fashion and this is all because of wool – an amazing fibre, the fibre of possibilities,” the winning designer commented.
Messe Frankfurt is adding another member to its Texworld brand family with the launch of Texworld Istanbul, therefore enlarging the company’s portfolio of fairs in Turkey. The show will take place from 4-6 November for the first time at the Lütfi Kırdar International Convention & Exhibition Center in central Istanbul.
The move comes after its competitor Première Vision signed a partnership agreement with CNR Holding, a leading organiser of trade shows in Turkey, to create Première Vision Istanbul – a new biannual event in the Première Vision network, aimed at fashion professionals from the Eastern Europe and Middle East region.
“The launch of Texworld Istanbul marks a very exciting point in the development of Messe Frankfurt in Turkey”, explained Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition. “In the last ten years, our company has led the path for many Turkish textile professionals to a variety of international markets by offering high-quality fairs all across the globe. Now we are bringing the international fashion fabrics manufacturing base to Turkey.”
Amidst the clamour of Europe’s fashion weeks, Elizia Volkmann finds space to analyse what’s actually happening in fashion and clothing trends, regardless of the poetic language of the forecasters.
We have long been aware in retail and design that there are no longer two distinct seasons for fashion and yet as the big four fashion weeks run their course, fashion editorial and marketing still adheres to this rule despite consumers being able to buy from the runway during live streaming by brands such as Burberry and most big design houses such as Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang are now pumping out up to ten collections a year.
According to the German sportswear giant adidas, every footballer dreams of a boot that combines the comfort and responsiveness of playing barefoot with the protection of a traditional design – and today the company launched its latest step towards that dream with the launch of the adidas Samba primeknit.
The trend for transparency and airy constructions reached its zenith in Knitwear Solutions, the Fourth Edition of Premiere Vision devoted to flatbed knitting. Arresting examples of quality knits in various finely spun yarns composed of wool, linen, cotton and cashmere, including synthetics with essential shine, were gathered together in the trend area in Hall 6.
Première Vision once again collaborated with knit designer Xavier Brisoux to create specific developments for Knitwear Focus, the fashion information forum at Knitwear Solutions. The proportion of knitwear in the fashion offer has increased in recent years and it was emphasised. Knitwear represents 20% to 40% of the product offer of ready-to-wear brands. The garments were made by many of the knitters whose stands clustered around the fashion area.