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After Michael Kors, Gucci has decided to leave the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition: the organisation, based in Washington and devoted to act against fake goods and counterfeiting, had indeed accepted among its members Alibaba, the big Chinese digital market.
PoinTex – Textile Innovation Cluster – has been among the protagonists of the 11th annual public conference of the European technological platform for the future of textile-apparel industry, organised together with Euratex in Bruxelles, at the European Commission.
The attendance’s campaign for the 46th edition of Filo (28th-29th of September 2016) continues performing high results. A significant number of companies have already confirmed their participation to the autumn edition of the Yarns and Fibres’ Exhibition and there are only few exhibiting spaces still available, while the deadline for participating with ‘best price’ rates is set for the 31st of May 2016.
The Whitney Bag comes now in two new models. Last year Max Mara teamed up with Renzo Piano’s Building Workshop to create a a bag inspired by the new building of the Whitney Museum of American Art of New York designed by the Italian architect. In 2016 here are the ‘Anniversary Edition’ bags, paying homage to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the museum.
“The study courses we have been organising for over 30 years are an example of positive cooperation between the educational system and the textile industry. Our goal is to train future managers, so that they can continue to spread the Made in Italy textile culture all over the world”: that is how Luciano Barbera, a well-known textile entrepreneur, describes the mission of Biella Master delle Fibre Nobili, that he himself has founded and brought to international success.
The end of April represents the right moment to start asking how 2016 will perform as far as textile-fashion industry is concerned. Estimates of Sistema Moda Italia, carried out together with Carlo Cattaneo University – Liuc of Castellanza, confirm a favourable performance for the sector, with growth expectations for 2016 around 2.2%.
The 46th edition of Filo is scheduled to be held at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan on the 28th and 29th of September 2016. Well before the fair however, there are also some important dates, aiming at strengthening the dialogue among Filo, exhibitors and, more in general, business operators. Starting from the road-show presentations in Biella, Milan and Prato during the last week of June. In the meantime, it is always possible to visit Filo “virtually”, through the website.
Milan, the city of art, design and fashion lives in April sparkling days. To open dances, the week before the Salone del Mobile, it was MiArt 2016, the event dedicated to the most interesting international art’s galleries. And during MiArt the Herno prize, at its second edition, has been awarded to the Wilkinson London’s gallery for its space in the area Decades dedicated to the Eighties.
Not only politics and diplomacy, but also business: the Italian President of Council’s visit to Iran (11th-13th of April) gave the opportunity to sign many trade agreements concerning a number of sectors, including textile and fashion.
A week entirely dedicated to the launch of the 46th edition of Filo for operators and press: therefore, there are three scheduled press conferences to give a detailed preview of the exhibition scheduled for the 28th and 29th of September 2016 at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan. As usual, Filo’s road show starts on the 20th of June 2016, with the second stage in Milan on the 21st of June. In the same month of June, a third stage will take place in Prato.
Lvmh, luxury’s world leader, and Bocconi University have signed a five-year agreement aimed to set up the chair in Fashion and Luxury Management. The aim of the agreement is supporting research, didactics and institutional activities of the Milanese university within management sector related to fashion and luxury.
“Say it with flowers” seems to suggest the capsule collection through which the trademark Elena Mirò celebrated its first 30 years. Flowers photographed by Gian Paolo Barbieri are indeed the protagonists of the collection, made up of kaftans, t-shirts, foulards and bags.
In the period 2008-2014 in Italy 337 million of counterfeit goods have been confiscated, for an estimated value of 4.4 billion euro. As far as apparel industry and accessories, including glasses and footwear are concerned, figures are even more shocking: in a year, the requisitions concern on average 23.122.367 counterfeit items, which means 2.640 every hour. More than 80% of confiscated products within the EU come from China.
The 45th edition of Filo – which had been carried out on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2016 – has concluded with great professionals’ satisfaction and once more it has shown that this exhibition represents a crucial date within the international textile fairs’ panorama. Paolo Monfermoso, the responsible for Filo, describes the plans for the second 2016 half year.
The comments of exhibitors immediately after the end of the 45th edition of Filo are of the unanimous opinion that visitors’ number has been higher than the expected and, above all, buyers who visited the fair were high level decision makers.
During the two days of the exhibition, among the stands, a very positive atmosphere has been experienced.