Here is the latest news from Super, Première Vision Sport and Copenhagen Fashion Week…
September edition of Super is canceled
The September edition of womenswear trade event Super (originally scheduled 23-26 September) is canceled. This has been announced by trade show organizer Pitti Immagine.
“We recently reopened the fairs in a physical format in Florence. This entailed a huge commitment on the safety front with results which, due to the context and the times in which we had to work, was judged very flatteringly by ourselves as well as the Italian and foreign members of the trade. For this reason, we carefully evaluated the idea of also reopening Super during the next women’s fashion week in September, but we were forced to acknowledge that the current anti-Covid procedures and the relevant regulations concerning social distancing strongly limit the use of the space and the consequent possibility of involving a representative number of brands. Therefore, we have decided to also suspend the September 2021 edition of Super,” says Agostino Poletto, general manager of Pitti Immagine.
In October Pitti will be presenting its new program for women’s fashion.
Première Vision postpones new Sport event
The debut of Première Vision’s Sport trade shows is postponed to 2022. The events were initially scheduled September 29-30 in Portland and October 4-5 in Boston respectively in collaboration with The Materials Show.
“Due to the delta variant causing havoc in the world, the return to in-person shows may be too soon for most of us. Upon a quick survey amongst our exhibitors and a few brands, the majority voted to cancel the fall events,” say Hisham and Kari Muhareb of American Events, organizer behind The Materials Show.
Première Vision Sport was planned as a new format dedicated to the active and performance sports industry and as a side-by-side show with The Materials Show specialized in footwear for high-performance sports with a selection of dedicated materials – components, fabrics, and leathers. The shows are now expected to run in 2022.
Copenhagen Fashion Week announces new Advisory Board
Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW) announces its novel Advisory Board including Danish and international members within the field of fashion and sustainability. In January 2019, CPHFW established a Sustainability Advisory Board to help inspire and inform Copenhagen Fashion Week's overall sustainability strategy and sustainability action plan. Today, the former Sustainability Advisory Board will turn into the main Advisory Board of Copenhagen Fashion Week since sustainability is integral to all their activities, and as a result, a list of new members is welcomed. The Advisory Board will provide insights and feedback on e.g., the 2023 Sustainability Requirements or upcoming projects moving forward.
The Advisory Board consists of both, Danish and international members within the field of fashion and sustainability and includes
- Amy Powney, creative director, Mother of Pearl
- Amelia Hoy, diversity consultant, activist, and actor
- Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, chair - Policy Hub and chair of the Technical Secretariat of the Apparel EU Product Environmental Footprint project, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
- Carla Buzasi, president, WGSN
- Clare Press, digital creator and founder, The Wardrobe Crisis
- Dio Kurazawa, founding partner, The Bear Scouts
- Kate Heiny, director, sustainability, Zalando SE
- Janet Mensink, executive director, SLCP
- Liesl Truscott, corporate benchmarking director, Textile Exchange
- Nicolaj Reffstrup, founder, Ganni.