Messe Frankfurt, an international trade show firm, announced its speaker lineup and seminar industry topics for the winter edition of Texworld USA in 2018. The event will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York from Jan. 22 to 24 and is colocated with Apparel Sourcing USA.And this year, Texworld USA will debut its “Explore the Floor” series, which features intimate tours led by seasoned industry expert — tour leaders will introduce attendees to exhibitors that best fit their business needs. Tours will be led by Arthur Friedman, senior editor of Sourcing Journal; Jeff Wilson, senior business development manager of NSF International, and Deberah Johnson, executive director of Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.The firm said its speaker lineup and educational series for winter 2018 will home in on industry topics such as sustainability and spring 2019 color and fabric trends. Highlights from its "Seminar Series" include Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency and the Importance of a Circular Economy for the Future of Fashion. Its "Textile Talks" series will feature Sustainability and Transparency in Apparel with Megan Meiklejohn of Eileen Fisher and the BF+DA’s Tek Tiles Project led by Johnson, among other topics. StartUp Fashion and Lenzing Fibers organized discussions at the event.Its trend showcase was created by Texworld USA’s art directors, Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, who will together present ‘Gourou de la Mode,” the Infinite spring 2019 trends as part of the event’s “Explore the Floor” series.Jennifer Bacon, show director of Messe Frankfurt North America, said, “Lenzing Fibers continues to organize a compelling lineup of educational opportunities season after season. Attendees can look forward to topics that will keep them on the cusp of what is happening in our ever evolving industry — our seminars and Textile Talks are perfect for anyone no matter their level in the business.”For More Textile News From WWD, See:
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion