New To The Denim Scene: The Kapok Fibre
Silkiness against the skin is a feeling that will never get old. Imagine a vintage silk scarf running through your hands as you tie it around your neck. That buttery softness almost evokes a pleasant sigh of relief. Tencel has helped us offer this smooth hand-feel in denim while reaping all the environmental benefits, but we have also started seeing wider use of the Kapok Fiber in the denim industry known as cotton silk.
The 5 Key Denim Trends to Watch for Pre-Fall 21
Mid season collections have become increasingly important for retailers and pre-fall is one that remains at retail the longest each year so it's no wonder why brands and retailers put so much emphasis on these drops. Despite the slowdown of the pandemic, pre-fall 2021 gave us a lot to digest. Comfort is still king, as people continue to stay at home amid an ongoing global pandemic — and that translates to both the silhouettes we see come up again and again as well as key fabrics.
How Stores and Brands are Adapting to the Pandemic with Small but Life Saving Initiatives
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis and continuing lockdowns are encouraging us all to be more creative than ever. In our personal lives we need to look for new ways to express ourselves and to keep being involved in the lives of our family and friends.
They’ve Got Legs: Female Raw Denim Consumers Could Be the Industry’s Next Big Wave
In 2019, with the help of a close friend, I started the world’s largest and most-inclusive denim fading competition, The Indigo Invitational. From the start, we wanted to welcome denim lovers from all over the planet, and, with over 850 registered competitors from all over the world, we can say we’ve done that.
How The Global Pandemic is Ushering in a New Era of Comfort for Jeans
Despite the uphill challenges faced by COVID-19, the skinny jean proves it will take more than a global pandemic to silence its reign. Here’s how the denim industry is employing sustainability and size-sizing to keep the skinny on top.
2021: Setting the Scene
As we head into the New Year, we find ourselves in a position that no one would have expected twelve months ago. . We are still amidst a growing global pandemic - the likes of which haven’t been seen for a century - alongside fragile political systems and societal unrest.
Revenge of the Analog: Explaining the Rise of Premium Denim
Innovations in the manufacturing sphere have permanently changed how denim is produced. From the projectile loom to laser-assisted fading, technological leaps forward have given manufacturers the ability to bring a finished product to market that looks virtually identical to either archived or more recent faded examples.
Amsterdam: The Denim Capital of Europe
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is known for many things other than denim. The city stands for liberty, hope, freedom of speech and is famous for its beautiful canals, artistic heritage, coffee shops, and the Red-Light District.
Online vs. Offline Shopping: The Eco Debate
With stores shuttered for Black Friday sales, online shopping was the primary choice of snatching those deals versus a trip to the over-crowded malls. With a 22% increase in online purchases, this Black Friday marks the second-largest online spending day in the history of the U.S. And as a lot of us turn to e-commerce this holiday season for the good of our health, one question has been raised. Is it more sustainable to shop online or offline?
In An Era of Fast Fashion, Vintage Denim is Becoming the New Luxury
When it comes to wearing denim, 99% of people will likely opt for washed denim over raw. In fact, most consumers might not even be aware of what raw denim is. The truth is unless you’re a true denim fanatic, it’s not that fun or comfortable to wear old school 100% cotton denim in its “raw” unwashed state.
Denims Continuing Impact On Streetwear
With the streetwear industry worth approximately $200 billion according to a joint study by Hypebeast and PWC, and given the multi-faceted nature of denim, it's no wonder that during the last decade we've seen a significant rise in the role that denim plays on the street. We're going to take a look at just how these two worlds collide and the surprising similarities that both denim and streetwear offer. From art shows to sneakers, denim and streetwear are inseparable in 2020
A Denim Subculture - Wearing One Pair of Jeans All Year Round
Remember the rigid jeans from back in the day? The jeans that you were supposed to take with you in a bathtub to let them soak and shrink to your body shape, in an effort to make them feel like a second skin? The jeans that people washed in the sea instead of in a washing machine…Ring any bells?
Not A Trend, But A Movement
Some question whether sustainability is just another passing trend or if it’s actually a real movement, but we don’t have the luxury to coast on an ‘ignorance is bliss’ type of mentality anymore. Responsible production and responsible garments are here to stay, so let's take a look at some of the hot topics in sustainable fashion and denim right now.
Denim is a fabric loved the world over. Recognized as one of the most ubiquitous items of clothing, jeans are universally worn by all ages, genders, and demographics in all the shapes and styles that have emerged across the items storied history. It’s the undisputed champion of garments.
Denim and sustainability: More than a buzz word or just a passing trend?
The S Word. Yes, you know the one. Not that one, the other one: Sustainability. You know, the word that every brand, company, and client has dropped into the conversation claiming that they are sustainable or that they want to be sustainable.
We’re seeing trends move at lightspeed in our industry, but what consumer trends are solidifying that you should be taking note of? 2020 has brought on a lot of pain and discomfort to the world - from our ongoing health crisis to social crises all the way to an economic crisis.
Rental and Resell: The New Business Models Driving Denim
Globally, our fashion industry produces about 53 million tonnes of fibre every year and more than 70 percent of that ends up in landfills or on bonfires. With such staggering numbers and consumption showing no signs of slowing, it’s become clear shopping for clothes is no longer a harmless pastime; it is yet another painful frontier between desire and conscience.
COVID-19 and It's Initial Aftermath on the Industry
When the COVID-19 virus started to grip our world in Spring this year, we all hoped it would have disappeared by now. But unfortunately, it is still amongst us and continues to have a major impact on our daily lives.
Repair / Repurpose / Recreate - A Trend That is Here to Stay?
We’re continuing to talk trends here at Calik Denim. And while forecasting future trends is a feat in itself, it’s just as important to look at past and historical trends in order to gain a deeper insight into today’s denim industry.
Can Denim Act as a Carbon Sink?
We’re constantly trying to ‘reduce’ our carbon emissions, but what if we ‘rethought’ our approach? The concept of creating a positive climate impact when producing anything seems wildly out of reach, but we’re closer than we think thanks to carbon sequestration and carbon sinks.
Why a Hemp Revival Means Big Business for Denim
It has been well documented that jeans are one of the fashion industry’s worst offenders of environmental damage. Manufacturing those beloved blues uses massive amounts of water. While the figures vary slightly depending on whom you ask, it takes 998.8 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans (the equivalent of three days of water usage for a U.S. household) according to Levi’s.
Vintage Denim Trends - The Impact of ‘Heritage' on Denim Fashions
In a previous post on the Calik blog, we studied the concept of a fashion trend and highlighted some key denim looks from recent decades. From cowboys and cattle ranchers to hip hop MCs and New York City punks, denim has seen it all. Due to the universal nature and mass appeal of the fabric, denim has arguably seen more trends than most. And of course, it’s not only responding to trends, but it’s setting a fair few as well
A Circular Denim Economy
The traditional fashion industry is a polluted industry. It’s no secret. There are a lot of resources involved and approximately 30% of all garments produced will never be worn. One of the items which have the most impact on our planet also happens to be the most popular; a pair of jeans.
The Denim Industry Has a Sizing Issue: Here is How Brands Are Tackling the Problem
It’s widely known that shopping for jeans is a nightmare. We’ve all experienced the frustrations associated with the lack of a universal sizing system across retail. It’s created a perpetual guessing game of what size will fit you best when shopping across different brands — at one store you maybe a 29”, but at the next, you’re a 30”. To add to this, cramped fitting rooms and an overwhelming amount of silhouettes, fabrics, and washes can make the whole process even more taxing.
How Manufacturers are Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling
There is a new wave of consciousness coming and many believe this is the start of new beginnings. Now more than ever, it is important for everyone to commit to responsible production and consumption, as we have been given this opportune pause to shift our old ways of thinking.
H&M to Unveil New Store Look-and-Feel in The UK at Festival Place, Basingstoke
H&M renewed a lease in Festival Place, a 1.1 million square foot retail and leisure shopping centre in Basingstoke, the seventh most affluent town in the UK.
An Augmented Reality Shopping Boutique is Here
Machine-A, the London-based concept store, is using augmented reality to recreate the in-person experience.
In the Textile Industry, Old is Increasingly Becoming New
The economic recovery from COVID-19 offers a rare opportunity to dramatically shift the trajectory of many industries, including textiles. The textile industry, say observers, has long been primed for a circular makeover and also circularity would be good for the climate. Switching to more circular business models, including fashion rentals, re-commerce, repair and refurbishment, could help the industry cut around 143 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030.
Mango to Sell Intimissimi Collections on Its E-Commerce Platforms
Spanish clothing retailer Mango will sell Intimissimi collections on its e-commerce platform from this spring. Mango notes that it is increase their commercial offer in complementary product categories thanks to open up its online selling channel to third-party brands. Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi will market a broad selection of garments from its collections via Mango’s online channel.
Fashion Month’s Realignment: A New Pace
While almost every show has gone digital, fashion month quietly comes back around. Designers across markets have pivoted to digital formats. Even The Autumn/Winter 2021 fashion calendar looks chaotic, it offers new approaches to collections, fashion shows and showrooms. The future of fashion collections has actually never looked brighter as designers shake off pre-pandemic constraints.
Mango’s new denim collection will save 30 million liters of water
Mango’s new sustainable denim collection for women, men, and children will be saving 30 million liters of water during the finishing process.
Denim Regains Some of Its Pre-Pandemic Mojo
Considering the new world conditions such as social distance and remote working that are seen globally with the pandemic; although denim, as a garment that has endured decades of social and political changes, is thought to have lost blood last year, researches reveal the opposite.
Pantone unveils New York Fashion Week AW21 colors
Color expert Pantone predicted New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2021 colors as a “versatile range of color that embraces and accommodates the various possibilities of our bifurcated lifestyle”. Pantone’s suggestion of ten colors includes shades of blue, yellow, green, pink, brown, and red.
The winner of Zalando’s first Sustainability Award
The first Sustainability Award is given to the Swedish fashion brand House of Dagmar by fashion e-tailer Zalando as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Premiere Vision Paris goes 100 Per Cent Digital
Première Vision Paris is set to host a 100 per cent digital show, to continue to support the creative fashion industry and set the stage for the recovery expected to get underway in 2021. The digital show, to be held from February 15-19, 2021, will be launching new industry-targeted services, and reflects the marked acceleration of the group’s digitisation.
10 Jeans to Wear for Valentine’s Date Night
Pink, red, and hearts are always a part of women’s fashion, but there’s no better time to rock all three than on Valentine’s Day. Shoppers will find that there’s no shortage of these fun and flirty looks in the denim category this season
Guess What This Sneaker is Made Of...
Material designer Emily Burfeind who has been in a quest of using wasteful resources of apparel and sneaker material alternatives in the manufacturing process presented her new creation: “Sneature” (‘sneaker’ and ‘nature’).
Levi’s Teased an Upcoming Denim Collection With Pokémon
Levi’s new collection -inspired by a pocket monster- will be launching soon.
Asos Acquires Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge Brands
Recently, Asos, an online fashion retailer, purchased the brands Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and HIIT brands from the Sir Philip Green Arcadia group which went into administration in November 2020.
London Fashion Week Confirms Digital-Only Schedule for FW21
British Fashion Council has released the dates for London Fashion Week 2021(LFW).
Wrangler Launches Homeware Collection With Pottery Barn Teen
US denim brand Wrangler has re-entered the home design space with the launch of a collaboration with decor retailer Pottery Barn Teen.
Jeans Are a Mainstay in Women’s Pre-Fall 2021 Collections
The perfect transition piece between seasons, jeans are often the foundation of designers’ Pre-Fall collections.
Dior Plays The Tarot Card as Haute Couture Comes Up Trumps
Maria Grazia Chiuri presents film shot in Tuscan castle while fashion’s superleague defies pandemic
How Blockchain is Paving The Way for Greater Transparency & Sustainability Within The Fashion Industry
Transparency and sustainability remain two of the largest topics within the global fashion industry today. While many brands and retailers are beginning to pay more attention to their supply chains’ environmental and social impact, adopting new ways of working more transparently remains a challenge.
Chanel Appoints Kate Wylie as New Sustainability Chief
Kate Wylie will join Chanel in April before assuming her role as global chief sustainability officer and global president of the Fondation Chanel on July 1.
EU Strategy for Textiles Roadmap Published
It seems that sustainable textiles will be in the focus of the textile industry more. A roadmap setting out the European Union (EU) strategy for sustainable textiles was published.
Fendi’s Fall 2021 Men’s Collection Puts a New Twist on Pajama Dressing
The pandemic has already affected our dressing habits and trends in fashion. But for anyone hoping that next fall and winter will be back to business-as-usual dressing, Fendi’s fall ’21 men’s collection might offer a realistic — and comfortable — a suggestion for what fashion will really look like in nine months.
ASOS Setting Up New Fulfilment Centre In Lichfield
ASOS, a leading online fashion retailer, is making a new investment for the new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre. With £90 million investment, the new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre will be established in Lichfield. The centre is expected to employ 2,000 people over the next three years.
Will Regenerative Agriculture Change Fashion?
Using materials that are obtained through alternative methods, and sourcing for more environmentally friendly materials is a new must for the fashion industry.
Paris Fashion Week to go Digital due to Covid-19
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has affirmed that Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Haute Couture Week will still go ahead, be that as it may, there will be no welcomed visitors this season due to Covid-19 limitations within the nation
Balmain Names New Chief Commercial Officer
Balmain has named a new chief commercial officer. Matthieu Petri, the previous retail chief of LVMH-owned adornments brand Chaumet, will be venturing into his modern part at Balmain compelling promptly. Petri will report to Balmain’s CEO Jean-Jacques Guével.
Calik Denim, Good American Combine Powers for Sustainable Venture
The brands jointly created a new collection with Calik Denim’s sustainable "Selfsized" fabric.
What Will Street Style Look Like in 2021?
On the off chance that your Unused Year Eve felt anticlimactic at best and absolutely discouraging at most exceedingly bad, you weren’t alone.
21 Fashion Trends to Know for 2021
Out of the hardships of 2020, the design industry developed more shrewd and more mindful of its natural and social effect
2020's Biggest Fashion Trends Reflect a World in Crisis
To see back at the year in design is to see back at a year of emergency. Within the to begin with few months of 2020, as the seriousness and scale of the coronavirus widespread got to be clear, businesses around the world confronted exceptional challenges postured by the biggest worldwide open wellbeing emergency in eras. The design industry was not safe.
2020 in Review: The Pandemic Tested Denim’s Commitment to Sustainability
Making a more economical supply chain and more productive forms are non-negotiables for most within the denim trade.
Pierre Cardin, Designer to the Famous and Merchant to the Masses, Dies at 98
Pierre Cardin, the visionary designer and licensing pioneer who invented the business of fashion, is dead.
Recycled Polyester to Reach 60 Percent Penetration at Adidas in 2021
Adidas continues to advance its sustainability efforts.
5 Denim Trends That Are Hitting Their Expiration Date in 2021
With the pandemic, the comfortable clothes trend has been increased. Now check out the new denim trends that will attract attention next year as we enter 2021.
Discover Hilfiger's new Tommy Jeans Drop Shop platform
Tommy Hilfiger launches the latest 'Tommy's Drop Store' artistic network offering three microcapsules co-designed by three artists-Jonny Banger (@sportsbanger), Mago Dovjenko (@iammago) and Toby Evans (@zome.work)-each sharing their own passion for unique creative fields.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Unveils Autumn/Winter 2021 Schedule
Copenhagen Fashion Week, scheduled to take place from 2-5 February, has announced the official schedule featuring 33 Nordic region brands that will highlight their upcoming collections for autumn/winter 2021.
The Best Fashion Presentation Moments of 2020
When designers juggled digital and live presentations, creativity stood out.
Off-White Launches First WeChat Capsule
Off-White has discharged its to begin with a collection for men and ladies in More prominent China, accessible only on the brand’s modern WeChat Mini Program.
Saint Laurent SS21 was about as Socially-Distanced as It’s Possible to Get
Saint Laurent launched it's SS'21 collection today.
How Pantone Landed on Its Color of the Year for 2021
Pantone announces the color of the year for 2021
Few Fashion Names Feature on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in 2020 List
US business magazine Forbes published its annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
More Cancelations: News Round-Up From The Trade Show World
The trade fair landscape in the US and Europe will be disrupted in the coming winter season.
Selfridges Launches New Retail Concept in Support of Independent Designers
The "Rewiring Space" of the UK department store chain opened on December 3 at its Oxford Street site, as tight lockdown measures were lifted in London.
Gabriela Hearst is appointed creative director of Chloé
Officially, this Monday, December 7, the House of Chloe revealed that it would entrust its artistic vision to the Uruguayan designer Gabriela Hearst.
Wellness and Digitalisation Will Influence Design in 2022
According to Lucia Rosin, founder of Italy-based clothing consultancy Meidea, there is a significant shift in the denim world, with health, empathy and digitalization at the forefront of developments for spring-summer 2022.
Sustainability rules: More details about Frankfurt Fashion Week unveiled
Frankfurt Fashion Week is announced that will take place for the first time from 5 to 9 July. In addition to the well-known Neonyt, Premium and Seek trade fairs, a new format with a focus on denim and young fashion brands announced under the title 'The Ground'.
H&M Group Experiments with Made To Order ‘Fast Fashion’ To Tackle Overstock
While the circular economy needs a big transformation for the fashion industry; alongside circular transformation, reducing excess stock in the fashion industry is a major barrier to achieving environmental sustainability.
Hello Haute Denim
Womenswear label Ports 1961 and New York-based denim brand R13 have this season co-designed a collection inspired by Jane Birkin’s relaxed ’70s Parisian look.
Levi’s Teams with Streetwear King Angelo Baque
Levi’s launched a new limited-edition collection with Awake founder and former Supreme brand director Angelo Baque. Centered around Levi’s Authorized Vintage, Angelo Baque brings his streetwear eye to the new limited-edition.
H&M Taps Renewcell to Create Circulose Fibers for Millions of Garments
H&M Group and Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell announced their new expanded partnership to take steps toward a more sustainable future.
2020 Denim Circularity Report
The global denim industry is plotting its circular future with biodegradable stretch jeans, Cradle to Cradle certified platinum denim fabrics, jeans made entirely of recycled content, and jeans that can be traced back to the cotton farm
Denim Industry Will Look to Digitalization, Ethical Supply Chains Post-Pandemic
Though Covid-19 created difficult experiences for the denim industry, like bankruptcies, closed stores and canceled orders; on the other hand, this is an opportunity to reset to transform the industry.
Tommy For Life Pilot Program Tests Circularity in the Netherlands
Leading denim brands are trying their hand to extend the clothing lifecycle and promote circularity.
Fall’s Leather Trend Tees Up New Opportunities for Coated Denim
Coated denim is in the midst of a comfort and quality evolution. The growing population of vegan consumers challenges the leather industry. New vegan arrivals in stores saw an upwards trajectory, increasing 8 percent year over year across categories. Investment in pure leather products, however, slowed, with arrivals dropping 11 percent year over year.
Moschino X Palace Join Forces For An Unexpected, Expansive Collection Of Garments And Accessories
Palace has just revealed their new partner, Moschino, after a capsule line honoring Whitney Houston.
Right on Cue, Brands Turn to Heritage Designs to Drive Sales
Only in 2020 would “sourdough starters” be a status symbol and memes that question the relevance of time make sense to the everyperson, but that is exactly what months of quarantine does to pop culture.
How can Monki’s ’Green Machine’ İnnovate Recycling?
Monki presents the first machine that enables cotton and polyester blends to be completely separated and recycled in large quantities.
London Fashion Trade Shows Are Canceled
The big organizations still are delayed, canceled, or organized online because of the increasing coronavirus effect and due to ongoing restrictions arising.
Lenzing Follows H&M Pilot With Full Blockchain Rollout
The Lenzing Group’s investments in sustainability and the circular economy garnered top marks from Canopy.
Denim Première Vision launches the Digital Denim Week next 30 November to 4 December 2020
Covid-19 pandemic changed the format of all events, one of them is Denim Première Vision. DIGITAL DENIM WEEK will fully replace the physical edition of the show initially scheduled for 24 and 25 November in Berlin.
Amsterdam City, Public Bodies, Firms Sign 'Denim Deal'
Amsterdam city recently signed the ‘Denim Deal’, an agreement to manufacture denim products more sustainably.
Brand Stores, Wholesale and E-comm Can Coexist, Says Frame Co-Founder Jens Grede
Californian lifestyle brand Frame opened a popup shop in the Upper East Side and marked the occasion with a New York-inspired photo exhibition by Frame co-founder Erik Torstensson.
New format for Texworld Paris in February ‘21
COVID-19 crisis continues to affect major international events in all sectors.
Highlights from Kingpins24 Amsterdam
We were at the latest edition of Kingpins24 Amsterdam which is held digitally from October 27 to October 30, 2020. Cem Ozan Sari, Calik Denim Engineer, shared important novelties in the 4-day webinar with main topics innovation, traceability, transparency and people's empowerment
Uniqlo India Launches Online Store on It's First-Year Anniversary
Japanese apparel brand, Uniqlo has launched e-commerce operations in the Indian market.
Sustainability Was The Key Focus of Most Denim Technology Providers
Denim players across the supply chain presented the innovations and projects being developed for Spring/Summer ’22 at Kingpins
Ispo Munich Cancels Physical Edition
The current Corona situation is still affecting the physical events
Denim PV Cancels Berlin Event
Important events continue to be postponed or canceled, as the conditions for gathering have not yet been established.
Amsterdam’s Denim Scene is Still Kicking, But With a More Local Flavor
The global denim industry will meet online Kingpins24 event on Oct. 27-30, instead of meeting in Amsterdam this week for Kingpins Amsterdam.
10 Size-Inclusive Denim Brands to Know
The inclusive fitting has been a core feature of contemporary denim brands, which has sustainability and responsible manufacturing.
J Brand and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski Cook Up a Collection
Antoni Porowski, the food and drink maverick from Netflix’s reality show “Queer Eye,” caught the eye of denim label J Brand with his fashion sense.
Ready for October's Amsterdam Digital Events?
Kingpins24 Amsterdam and Amsterdam Denim Days have announced their new dates and schedules that show how the denim industry can be flexible and creative.
Fashion Week Tokyo goes online
Fashion Week Tokyo kicked off on 12nd October. Coronavirus pandemic has forced to try new and unconventional ways of reaching audiences in Japan and overseas. 39 brands are showcasing their latest collections.
Fashion and Textiles Industry Keen to go Green Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
The sustainability trend continues in the fashion industry
20 Examples of the New Normal the Denim Industry Faces
2020 proved not a "normal" year in the denim industry either. In a “normal” year, consumers would be stocking up on new fall jeans, denim brands be preparing the launch of holiday collections and players across the denim supply chain would begin their biannual global road show to trade shows around the world.
S/S 21 Denim Report from Project and Coterie Online
The way denim brands present their Spring / Summer 2021 collections to customers can vary from zoom meetings to chat boxes, but their emphasis on relevant designs remains sharp.
At Balenciaga, a World Turning Inwards and Waking Up
The first implementation of a new calendar for Balenciaga, “Pre-collection Summer 2021” was shown labelled.
Mourning for Kenzo Takada
Fashion lost an important name from the consequences of the coronavirus. The Japanese designer Kenzo Takada died at the age of 81.
Levi’s Wants to Buy Back and Resell Your Old Jeans
Levi’s is taking a major step to extend the lifespan of its jeans and makes the buy-back system simple.
Why World Cotton Day Gets Global Recognition
World Cotton Day (WCD) will be held Oct. 7, and it serves as an opportunity to celebrate the international cotton industry.
Moschino Put on an Elaborate Fashion Show With Puppets Wearing Tiny Couture Outfits
Moschino exhibited the new collection in an extraordinary way of fashion show by using puppets to showcase while the world has been anything but normal in 2020.
“The Future Is Going To Be Difficult. So Let’s Embrace It”: Jonathan Anderson On His SS21 Show In A Box
For Spring/Summer 2021, brands have been forced to get creative when it comes to showing their collections.
Cotton Groups Ink Pact for Greater Tracking of Sustainability Impacts
In the Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group, the groups worked collaboratively between 2019 and 2020 to coordinate sustainability impact measures and measures for cotton farming systems.
No Catwalk Masks for Milan as it Looks to Brighter Post-Pandemic Future
Milan Fashion Week was about as close to “normal” as it gets mid-pandemic.
In Paris, a Fashion Eco-System on Edge as Shows Disappear
In January, when Swedish modeling firm Acne Studios last held a catwalk presentation in Paris, it purchased hundreds of vegan-friendly rice bowls for models and crew to select backstage from cafe owner and caterer Pearlyn Lee.
Lenzing Launches Carbon-Zero Tencel Fibers
Following wider corporate commitments made by the Lenzing Group in 2019 to drive sustainability and combat climate change, Tencel, Lenzing's flagship brand for textiles, is introducing its very first carbon-zero Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres to the market.
Fed Up But Dressed Up: How Coronavirus has Impacted the Catwalk at London Fashion Week
As the industry settles into its most unusual fashion week yet, Olivia Petter examines the effect the pandemic has had on the vision for spring/summer 2021.
Tokyo Prepares for a Different Kind of Fashion Week
After canceling the March installation of Tokyo Fashion Week due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Spring 2021 season of Tokyo Fashion Week is set to run from Oct. 12 through 17.
French Federation Releases Breakdown of Paris Fashion Week
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, has released the break-down of the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, revealing that 19 houses currently plan to stage actual physical shows.
Balenciaga to Delay First Haute Couture Collection to July 2021
Balenciaga is to delay its first foray into haute couture until July 2020.
Will Amazon's New Luxury Online Store Be Fashion's Savior — or Archenemy?
The ongoing pandemic had a severe impact on the luxury retail, since they had to close their stores and most of their shopping experience was done by in-store personal service.
Denim Mills Share Digital Tactics for Navigating the New Normal
The pandemic came with a unique challenge for the denim industry, since the industry always heavily relied on travelling for inspiration
Levi’s and Heron Preston Embrace Flaws in New Collection
Levi’s and Heron Preston released their latest collaboration. The fall assortment of women’s and men’s items are named “Mistakes Are OK.”
Transparency In the Denim Industry Begins with Traceable Fibers
The denim industry is changing rapidly with the new information age and the consumers want to know the reality behind what they are wearing more than ever.
It is Official Now: Don't Wash Your Jeans
The University of Toronto found out when they examined the footprint of jeans by investigating the environmental distribution, pathways, and sources of indigo denim microfibers shed by denim clothing.
Mango’s IDenim Collection Puts Spotlight on Individuality
Called IDenim, the collection emphasizes denim for every “identity,” a concept underscored by its accompanying campaign featuring six individuals modeling all the various styles.
Stella McCartney Introduces First Unisex Collection
Stella McCartney has launched a ''genderless'' fashion line.
Why Kingpins Launches a Digital Marketplace and Changes Kingpins24 Format
In October, Kingpins 24 will launch a new marketplace Kingpins Exchange.
Tommy Hilfiger Accelerates Sustainability Journey
Tommy Hilfiger announced, “Make it Possible”, an approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’.
New York Fashion Week Events Prepare to Go Digital
New York Men’s Day (NYMD) will be held Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. EST to coincide with New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
Stockholm Fashion Week Relaunches Digitally and Fur-Free
In 2019, the Stockholm Fashion Week was canceled due to “major challenges” in meeting demands for more sustainable and innovative clothing.
No Kingpins China City Tour in September
Kingpins has decided to cancel the planned China City Tour 2020 that would take place on 2 and 4 September.
Pandemic Awakening New Sense of Responsibility in Denim
The sustainability is no longer nice for a company—it is essential. The COVID-19 has forced denim experts to reconsider the true meaning and value of sustainable denim.
Ermenegildo Zegna Keeps Sustainability Close at Heart With Project
The step taken by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group on the road toward honoring its legacy and sustainable vocation was met with great admiration
Louis Vuitton’s Biggest Shanghai Store Sees Record-High $22M in August Sales: Sources
Is Louis Vuitton managing to turn the pandemic crisis into an opportunity? The expectation continues with claims that Louis Vuitton broke sales records in China
Come Together: Supreme Group & Igedo Company
The pandemic changed the destiny of all events by necessity. Lastly, due to Covid-19, the Supreme Group and Igedo Company announced that they coordinated Supreme Women & Men Düsseldorf and Gallery Fashion & Shoes by Igedo Company together.
The British Fashion Council reveals provisional line-up for London Fashion Week
The British Fashion Council has confirmed that London Fashion Week will run from Thursday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 22.
Burberry Is Launching Reusable Face Masks
Trends in fashion affected by the pandemic are becoming more popular.
Copenhagen Fashion Week SS21: The Street Style Set Are Back With a Bang
Copenhagen Fashion Week hosted a series of events that were presented on a new hybrid platform called CPHFW72H that mixes digital experiences with physical events that went ahead from August 9 to August 12.
Turkish Denim Mills Address Client and Customer Needs Around COVID-19
On July 28, executives from four Turkish mills joined Carved in Blue for a webinar to discuss how they are handling the pandemic, their sustainability plans and how COVID-19 could transform the denim industry.
H&M Makes a Jean Jacket That's Going to Love You Forever
Fear of transmitting the coronavirus is pushing people to test their innate impulses to kiss, shake hands and pat each other on the back, but a new invention from H&M Lab, the German research center for the apparel business, seeks to fill the holes created by the contact epidemic.
Asos Calls on Brands to Make Ethical Manufacturing Pledges
Asos is calling on its brand partners with a UK manufacturing presence to strengthen their commitment to transparency and responsible action.
It will be worth the wait! Calik Denim postpones the “Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim 2020” event to the next year due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
The annual ‘Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim” event was set to be held in Amsterdam on the 27th of October 2020. Given the global uncertainty resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed.
Nike opens House of Innovation in Paris
Nike has opened its third House of Innovation store in Europe located in Paris. It follows the New York and Shanghai stores opened in 2018.
Levi’s Wants to Launch Its ’Most Sustainable’ Collection Ever
Levi’s has launched its most sustainable jeans ever, made from organic cotton and Circulose, a breakthrough material made from worn-out jeans.
Wrangler Creates Limited Edition Line With Bob Marley Foundation
Wrangler partnered with Bob Marley Foundation to celebrate the musician’s dedication to pursuing meaningful change.
Kingpins Cancels Amsterdam October Edition
Kingpins Amsterdam Canceled Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Jeanologia Develops Tool Streamlining Digital Design
Jeanologia has launched E-Designer, an innovative tool that reinvents the way jeans are being created and manufactured, accompanying designers in their digital transformation.
Past Meets Future: Discovering the Upside of Upcycling Denim
Brands and retailers predict that after the pandemic, a smarter and less shopping consumer profile.
Louis Vuitton Taking it's Menswear Show to China and Japan
For the first time, Louis Vuitton will be going ahead with a men’s show in Shanghai and Tokyo, rather than Paris.
Travel restrictions Push Bluezone and Munich Fabric Start to cancel
Despite all efforts, the organizers have announced that they will have to cancel Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone, originally scheduled for September 1 to 3.
Balmain’s Socially Distant Couture Show Took Place on the Most Fashionable Boat
“From the beginning of the lockdown in Paris, I wanted to do something when it was over”
Dior creates miniature versions of couture collection for magical digital show
Le Mythe Dior film prepared by Matteo Garrone for Dior reminded us once again the strong connection of fashion with history.
The Pandemic Is Rewriting the Rules of Retail
According to McKinsey's report, consumers are more likely to continue their home-focused shopping habits...
Calik Denim Takes Its Precautions Against Epidemic With "Passion For Life"!
Calik Denim, takes all the necessary precautions against COVID-19 epidemic that whole world has been struggling against. Calik Denim continues to “evolve” by creating solutions to make its working order in a healthiest way.
One Square Meter X Calik Denim
Embracing the purpose to design denim collections with innovative approaches, Calik Denim collaborates with local artisans as well as the world's leading brands and designers.
Willy Chavarria X Calik Denim
Willy Chavarria, the conceptual fashion label with a cinematic approach to design and presentation based in New York, introduces his first denim focused collection named DIRTY WILLY DENIM.
Calik Denim Turns The Denim Industry Rules With Fashion College Partnership Projects!
Acting with a sense of responsibility, premium denim producer, Calik Denim, continues to collaborate with the world’s most prestigious fashion schools such as Parsons School of Design.
Study Hall: Sustainable Fashion Conference, 2019
On April 27, The Library Study Hall hosted ‘Sustainability as a Culture’, the fourth event in its international conference series, focusing on themes of sustainability, technology, and human rights.
Habit Fashion Awards, 2019
As the partner of Habit Fashion Awards in denim category for many years, Calik Denim have presented the year’s denim award Nudie Jeans at a significant event held in Stockholm on 3rd of December 2019. Nudie Jeans was selected as the 2019 Denim Brand in Northern Europe.
Washpro: Calik Denim Debuts Antimicrobial Denim Fabric That Require Fewer Washes
Calik Denim’s new sustainability-driven innovation Washpro technology promises long-lasting freshness for the denim garments
Skinlithe: Get the Denim Look but With the Comfort of Tights
When consumer needs are examined, the importance of comfort comes to the fore, especially for “generation Z”. This need led to the birth of a new concept in this season, Skinlithe.
Denethic: The New Definition of Sustainable Denim
Calik Denim invests in sustainability not just for its own production, but also to help its business partners to reduce waste. With this attitude, the company proudly launched its Denethic concept by using unique and innovative techniques, to provide fabrics with washed effects without actually washing jeans after sewing.
D-Clear: Breakthrough Technology in Sustainability
Calik Denim proudly introduces its D-Clear technology. D-Clear uses 40% less water in indigo dyeing and 83% less during the finishing process
Ever Evolving Talks By Calik Denim Sheds Light On The Future For The Second Time!
With over 350 visitors from all over the world, the 2019 edition of the annual Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim event was a huge success.