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PHOTO CREDIT: HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark kicks off Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019
Fashion leaders, policymakers, NGOs, creative directors and innovators from across the globe convened at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 to demand urgent action on sustainability in the fashion industry

Hosted in the grand setting of Copenhagen Concert Hall on 15-16 May, the event marked the Summit’s 10th anniversary and provided a platform for companies to unveil new solutions, launch new commitments, collaborate with industry peers and partake in agenda-setting discussions. The event was organised by Global Fashion Agenda – the world’s foremost leadership forum for sustainability in fashion, under the patronage of HRH the Crown Princess of Denmark.

It was clear at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 that there is an urgency and united ambition to act now. The discussions and debates emphasised that companies must collaborate now, more than ever, to rectify the harmful consequences of the fashion industry and combat the climate crisis, resource scarcity and social implications. According to new findings in the Pulse of the Fashion industry 2019 update, if the current pace of change does not improve, fashion will continue to be a net contributor to climate change, and the Paris Agreement’s objective of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius during the remainder of this century will not be achieved. The Summit provided a forum for stakeholders to come together and rewrite fashion to safeguard the planet.

Eva Kruse, CEO and President of Global Fashion Agenda, said: “We can solve the planet’s and the industry’s biggest issues – if we work together and take action now. We need bold leadership to accelerate the change and push policymakers to support this journey.”

Leading brands and organisations unveiled new initiatives

Multiple companies chose to announce their new sustainability measures at the landmark event. Highlights include:




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Elevating Seattle Pride: Sky View Observatory celebrates through art, community and acceptance
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As Seattle celebrates Pride in June for the forty-fifth year, Sky View Observatory elevates month-long activities to new heights at the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest. Festivities kick off with a one-of-a-kind art show debuting on June 1. Activities scheduled throughout the month include…

‘AVA’ – Camille Hannah’s Stunning New Solo Exhibition of Oil on Plexiglass is Set to Launch at HOFA Gallery, Los Angeles
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Australian artist, Camille Hannah, and her works are surging in popularity around the globe. Her 2019 art collection, AVA, will make its début as a Solo Exhibition at the House of Fine Art (HOFA) in LA this May. This will be Camille’s first Solo Exhibition in the US and…

Gabriel & Co. + Donna Karan: Everyday Ease
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Gabriel & Co., the most trusted leader of bridal and fashion fine jewelry world, is elated and honored to feature in this month’s FASHION NEWS: DESIGNER FLASH one of the greatest talents in the history of American fashion…

Creative Director Phunky London: “Earth is my home; Legrady is my philosophy”
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We don’t know where Phunky London comes from; we certainly can’t tell where he’s heading; and, at times we can barely believe he’s with us at all.

“Phunky London is a state of mind, not a physical person,” proclaims the world art scene with a single voice.

“Well, have you met…

Red Carpet Fashion at Film Society of Lincoln Center 50th Anniversary Gala
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For 50 years the Film Society of Lincoln Center has been dedicated to elevating the art of film. Here are the best dressed of this momentous event!

Dee Rees
Filmmaker Dee Rees opted for a black suit, but there was nothing basic about…

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PHOTO CREDIT: Offbeat Street Art Tour. Bear Champ
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Giving a unique look at art that you may overlook every single day

Today, the Offbeat Street Art Tour, Chicago’s Newest Street Art Tour officially launches. The Offbeat Street Art Tour is a walking tour taking guests through Wicker Park, Bucktown, and Logan Square and highlighting the amazingly talented artists found in each of these neighborhoods. “The idea came about after my wife and I went on a similar tour in Buenos Aires about 7 years ago,” says Jeff Woelker, owner of the Offbeat Street Art Tour. “There are so many talented artists both from Chicago and around the world that share their art with us—we wanted to share it with a broader audience and help bring the recognition they deserve,” adds Woelker.

What Can Customers Expect:

We start in Wicker Park and highlight some of the newest artists in the neighborhood, giving some history around street art in Chicago and how it’s currently becoming more mainstream. We then walk down the 606 giving some history around how it started and where it came from, and finally we walk up Milwaukee highlighting the numerous photogenic or “Instagrammable” murals along the way. Throughout the tour, you’ll see murals and street art in alleys, behind buildings, or other unexpected locations you probably overlook on your day-to-day…

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PHOTO CREDIT: David Yurman Holt Renfrew Ogilvy Boutique, Montreal
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Celebrating an over 180-year heritage, Holt Renfrew is recognized worldwide for an inspired shopping experience

American luxury jeweler, David Yurman, announces today the opening of its new space in Montreal at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy at 1307 Saint-Catherine Street West. The boutique, which reflects the brand’s philosophy of art and the family’s unique creative expression, opens its doors on May 17, 2019.

Situated on the main level of the historic Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, the 1,200-square-foot boutique features a heritage wall that visually narrates the Yurmans’ journey from art to jewelry alongside current designs. The new boutique is nearly double the size of the previous David Yurman location at Holt Renfrew Montreal.

The space will feature a curation of David Yurman products across all categories, including Women’s, Men’s and Wedding. Each product category is separated by the use of architectural finishes and elements such as metal portals and wooden screens that give the space an intimate yet luxurious feel.

The storefront features a modern wall of rich black concrete, while the interior includes live edge walnut, travertine counters and touches of antique bronze as well as artisan plaster wall features. The millwork is a mix of walnut tambour and antique bronze. The store’s fixtures are made up of 90% repurposed materials,…

W Concept Lands in New York With First Pop up: URL to IRL
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W Concept, a new premium e-commerce known for launching emerging Asian designers in the States opens its first retail pop up, entitled URL to IRL today at 475 Broadway in Soho, NYC.

In 2006, WIZWID, one of the largest premium fashion e-commerce platforms in Korea, launched W Concept with the…

Jaanuu’s New Classics Collection Is The Elevated Basics Every Medical Professional Needs In Their Scrub Closet
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The classic white t-shirt is considered a fashion staple for anyone’s wardrobe and the preeminent direct-to-consumer medical apparel brand Jaanuu is bringing that concept to the healthcare industry with the launch of their latest collection of  scrubs for men and women. Dubbed the

Longtime Fashion Designer Clarence Ruth Launches Colors De La Runway
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Longtime fashion designer and style icon Clarence Ruth has launched a new project that blends together the vibrant worlds of art, education, and fashion for an early-learning experience families can enjoy together. Colors De La Runway Book is the first children’s book of its kind, a unique work that…

History museum in French Quarter opens $38M expansion with contemporary art exhibition
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In the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, surrounded by more than 300 years of history, a new exhibition immerses visitors in the city’s thriving contemporary art scene. The Historic New Orleans Collection—a museum, research center and publisher with three campuses in…

Suit up Australia, Indochino Has Launched Down Under
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INDOCHINO, the global leader in made to measure apparel, is introducing Australian men to a revolutionary new shopping experience and launching online today.

Founded in Canada with the belief that you don’t need to spend a fortune on a custom wardrobe, INDOCHINO was the first company to disrupt the apparel…

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PHOTO CREDIT: Diesel Fragrances. Spirit Of The Brave
Diesel Fragrances and Neymar Jr., accompanied by Buzzman, give us their definition of bravery for the launch of a new fragrance, "Spirit of the Brave". Spread worldwide, the campaign was launched on May 19th in more than 40 countries
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Within just 10 years, football player Neymar Jr. has become a star. Exposed to millions of fans, journalists and opponents, each of his gestures is photographed, shared and scrutinized, every word he utters gets analyzed and tweeted.

So what exactly is being brave when you are Neymar Jr, one of the biggest stars in the world?

By relying on the codes of entertainment, the film intends to define what sticks most to Neymar Jr.’s skin: his tattoos. He has more than 70, each illustrating an important event of his life. Neymar Jr.’s tattoos not only tell his story, they reveal his personality.

They come to life under the direction of multi-awarded Canadian director and photographer Mark Zibert, to illustrate THE definition of bravery: never take yourself too seriously, never stop playing even in front of your greatest fears.

A unique and very personal film, in the image of the Spirit of The Brave fragrance co-created by Neymar Jr., the bottle of which is inspired by one of his iconic tattoos. Shaped as a fist, it displays the lion Neymar Jr. wears on his own hand, a symbol of self-confidence and bravery.

This campaign, supported by a display coverage also photographed by Mark Zibert, will be deployed in several countries as of May 19th including France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, the US and of course Brazil. @neymarjr and @dieselfragrances are its first media, orchestrating reveals and conversation with their fans, as well as future…

Musician Josie Dunne Collaborates with Zappos and Sperry to Combat the Ocean Plastics Epidemic
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Sperry, the iconic footwear brand with a heritage of innovation and love for the sea, and Atlantic recording artist Josie Dunne, known for her personal passion for ocean sustainability, have teamed up with to launch a limited-edition shoe made with BIONIC® yarn, spun…

adidas Unlocks a Circular Future for Sports With FUTURECRAFT.LOOP: A Performance Running Shoe Made to be Remade
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adidas strengthens its commitment to tackling plastic waste with the reveal of FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – a 100% recyclable performance running shoe.

Together with Parley for the Oceans, adidas introduced in 2015 the first performance footwear concept with an upper made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed and recycled from marine plastic…

Pandora Unveils The Pandora Garden, An Immersive Experience On New York’s High Line
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Pandora, the world’s most recognized jewelry brand, will come into bloom this March 27th-29th on the High Line in New York City. To celebrate the upcoming launch of its Spring 2019 collection, the brand collaborated with globally renowned multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory on an experiential activation that explores…

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PHOTO CREDIT: SECOO joint hands with LUISAVIAROMA (LVR), bring global goodliness to customers
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SECOO signed a cooperation agreement with LUISAVIAROMA, Italy’s first and leading fashion luxury retailer that offers more than 500 luxury fashion brands. Starting from mid-June, with this cooperation, SECOO users are expected to enjoy an upgraded consuming experience and greater choices from the fashion world.

In recent year, with the increasing market growth of e-commerce, China has become one of the top markets for luxury and fashion products consumption. When the overseas luxury brands plan to enter the Chinese market, they also prefer to go through the e-commerce method. SECOO has been under the global spotlight, as it is China’s biggest luxury e-commerce platform that cooperates directly with famous luxury brands.

Federica Marchionni, SECOO International CEO and Group CSO, said: “Through this cooperation with LVR, SECOO will bring luxury, limited, exclusive, fashion, major and emerging brands to China, delivering the most premium products to SECOO’s high-end consumers and enhance the shopping experiences. I am proud of this collaboration as we seek to uplift the offer and expand the business further”.

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LUISAVIAROMA was founded in Florence in the early 1930s. Since its inception, it has focused on meeting the unique needs of the high-end fashion and luxury…



ELOQUII Opens Its Sixth Store In The Heart Of New York City’s SoHo Shopping District, Following A Successful Pop-Up Shop

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ELOQUII, the trend-driven retailer for women sizes 14-28, welcomes their sixth store, located in New York City’s SoHo shopping district, back by customer demand. The ELOQUII SoHo store was first
H&M Foundation awards 5 innovations a total €1 million grant for their efforts to make fashion sustainable
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Lab made vegan leather, textile fibers made of nettles, a digital system to make products recyclable from scratch, children’s clothes that expand and a biodegradable toxic-free membrane for outdoor wear are this year’s Global Change Award winners, sharing a €1 million grant from the…

Gilt Launches Partnership with Rachel Zoe
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Gilt, the insider style destination for coveted designer flash sales, is partnering with celebrity stylist-turned-designer and entrepreneur Rachel Zoe on two special curations. Exclusive online boutiques will feature Zoe’s favorite handpicked fashion trends for women and men, home décor, as well as a second edition of gift recommendations to…

L’Oréal Professionnel Kicks Off Its 110 Year Anniversary Celebrations With a Star-studded Opening Party at the Iconic Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris
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Last night, as part of the brand’s three day 110th anniversary celebrations, L’Oréal Professionnel united more than 2000 internationally renowned Hair Artists, partners and celebrity friends to an opening night at the Carrousel du Louvre, one of Paris’s most emblematic venues. In celebration of 110 years of partnership, L’Oréal…