INVISTA reveals Legwear Innovation trends collection
INVISTA, a leading global producer of fibres and polymers, has revealed its Legwear Innovation trends collection for 2013-2014.
The collection consists of eight key trends including Illusionist, featuring optical effects such as twisted lace, and Baroque Splendour (pictured) which focuses on super-luxe and opulent patterns reminiscent of the baroque period.
Nominations open for Footwear Industry Awards
Nominations are now open for the second edition of the annual Footwear Industry Awards. The event will be held on the first night of Moda Footwear on Sunday 17 February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
The awards, organised in association with the British Footwear Association (BFA), Independent Footwear Retailers Association (IFRA), Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today, encourage nominations from the footwear industry for either companies or individuals in each of the relevant categories.
FLIP extends its reach for February
Following its successful inaugural show in August, FLIP is set to further expand its reach for its second edition.
Having launched as an urban, street, board and action sports lifestyle exhibition following the industry’s call for a dedicated UK trade show for the sector, the show is now developing further.
Couromoda and São Paulo Prêt-à-Porter to showcase over 3,500 brands
The Couromoda fair will celebrate its 40th edition alongside São Paulo Prêt-à-Porter when both events take place in the same week of January 2013 in Brazil.
By holding both fairs at the same time, they bring together 3,500 brands and occupy 100,000 sqm of the Anhembi and Expo Center Norte exhibition pavilions in the centre of Brazil.
UKFT expands annual Tie Lunch
The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) and The Guild of British Tie Makers’ annual lunch has expanded this year to include the glamorous ballroom at The Dorchester Hotel in London.
The event, which takes place on 12 December 2012, celebrates the best of British menswear in the supply and retail sectors. This year’s sponsors include leading industry trade title MWB magazine and Moda, the UK’s largest fashion trade exhibition.
Stars Awards winners announced
Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards 2012 announced the winners of its retail awards in a ceremony at the Cumberland Hotel in London’s West End on 8 November.
The event, sponsored by Underlines Magazine and Moda Lingerie & Swimwear headline sponsors INVISTA (owner of the Lycra® fibre brand), saw 225 stores, shops, brands and VIPs attend the ceremony which paid homage to the excellence of retailers from both the UK and Ireland.