UPDATE “Annual watch fairs, as they exist today, no longer make much sense. This does not mean that they should disappear. But it is necessary that they reinvent themselves”. With this harsh comment, Swatch Group, one of the world’s largest watchmakers, announced its departure from the Baselworld trade […]

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group announced that it will no longer take part in the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair. The company, which owns brands Tissot, Longines and Omega, will be leaving the fair as of 2019. “Annual watch fairs don’t make sense anymore”, said The Swatch Group in a statement. “Everything […]

Fiorucci is going back to its Italian roots. The brand is preparing to debut its spring 2019 collection at trade show White Milano, scheduled for September 21 to 24 to align with Milan Fashion Week. The Tortona 27/Superstudio Più will be hosting a special area where Fiorucci has been invited to showcase […]

Gorgeous summer weather set the tone for a positive mood at the Berlin fashion fairs last week. Even though the crowds seemed to be somewhat smaller than in previous seasons, the atmosphere at the eight events in the German capital was generally cheerful – disguising the fact, that German fashion retailers […]

The upcoming CHIC Shanghai, taking place from 27th to 29th September 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, will present its motto 'New Makers' that interprets the progressive change in the Chinese fashion business. “The current conditions for international fashion companies […]

Just a few years ago, when the idea of so-called 'wearables' came up, it was expected that they would soon find their way into everyday life. But since then, not much has changed except for smart watches. At the Wear It Festival in Berlin's Kulturbrauerei last week, cyborgs, nerds and do-gooders met, […]

In early July, two Berlin fairs for green fashion - Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show - will take place for the last time in their usual formats. Thereafter, the events will merge to a new format called "Neonyt". According to an announcement last Wednesday by Messe Frankfurt, which owns both […]

The recent anniversary event marking the 25th anniversary of the OutDoor fair in Friedrichshafen was also its last. From next year onward, Messe München will host the OutDoor show. Accordingly, the mood alternated between melancholy and upliftment. OutDoor will be OutDoor by Ispo The 25th edition of […]

The streetwear trend in men’s fashion has certainly been acknowledged in the 94th edition of Pitti Uomo, held in Florence this week. Luxury sneakers were included in many of the spring/summer 2019 collections. However, most labels have chosen to remain classic, with fabrics like cashmere, linen, and […]

British menswear and accessories brand Simon Carter is to return to men’s trade show Pitti Uomo after seven years. In a statement, Simon Carter said that the return to Pitti Uomo was “part of a concerted effort” to build overseas distribution, looking to add to its existing stockists of: David Jones […]