PARIS — On the sidelines of the recently wrapped Première Vision Paris textiles fair, a group of experts from the denim world gathered for a panel hosted by leading Turkish denim mill Isko on the “Unlimited Possibilities of Responsible Denim.” Ebru Ozkucuk Guler, CSR executive at Isko; Miles Johnson, a designer at Stan Ray denim who has worked at companies including Patagonia and Levi Strauss & Co.; Rachel Pearce director of denim consultancy Denimhand, and François Girbaud hashed out the topic. Isko’s sustainable denim panel in Paris. Courtesy Girbaud, who at the intimate event also presented his third sustainable denim Eyether capsule for Isko, said he’d experienced an epiphany about the harm denim was doing to the planet after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when he saw “all these people from the communist countries arriving in acid wash jeans.” Among the takeaways, for Johnson, who sees food industry trends as “a good indicator for where the clothing industry is headed,” the way forward for any company looking to become more sustainably conscious is transparency. “They just need to open their doors and their information up, and naturally what happens is people start to clean up their act. Because the consumer now startsRead More...
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In the not too distant past, if you were to have asked the chief executive officer of a luxury fashion brand how long it would take to see the results of a new creative director, he or she would have said a minimum of 18 months. In today’s terms, that’s a luxury because now, more than ever, time equals money. Raf Simons left Calvin Klein with six months still to serve on his contract, while some banks rated Burberry’s stock as risky, months before chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s debut collection even hit store floors. Brioni has changed creative directors twice in two years, with Justin O’Shea departing after six months and his successor, Nina-Maria Nitsche, staying less than one year. Time is no longer on a new designer’s side. So has this obsession with speed killed the traditionally trained designer? Delivering for a fashion house takes time, and historically, designers were afforded enough time to settle in and establish their handwriting. When I worked with Missoni in Milan, it was a joy to immerse myself for days in their archives, absorbing the history of the brand. I followed up with visits to the family home on the lakes north of Milan to meet everyone atRead More...
The annual luncheon will be held in New York on June 13.