IN THE FIRM BELIEF THAT TRUE INSPIRATION ALWAYS COMES
FROM THE CROSSOVER OF IDEAS AND TALENT, ALL THE
BRANDS INVOLVED IN ISKO I-SKOOL™ PROJECT ARE EAGER TO MAKE THEIR KNOWLEDGE
AVAILABLE TO YOUNGER GENERATIONS.
Promoter of the initiative and the largest denim producer worldwide, ISKO™ has asserted itself over the years as the leading interpreter, capable of relentlessly driving market standards and promoting culture with exceptional initiatives that usually involve creative contamination between different partners along the value production chain. Over the years ISKO™ has organized several cultural and relational activities testifying to the company’s commitment to analyzing trends and suggesting concrete solutions aimed at innovating the industry. Lectures, round-tables, debates but also celebratory events dedicated to the worldwide denim community, for unique moments in the name of networking.
This is the Italian ISKO™ specialized center for design and style research. CREATIVE ROOM™, together with its Art Director Massimo Munari, are making ideas, inspirations and solutions available to the denim world by combining pure creativity with the ability to fully enhance the potential of fabrics. For the ISKO I-SKOOL™ project, CREATIVE ROOM™ is leading the operational part of the Denim Design Award by following students through the creation and industrialization of their ideas, bringing their creative ideas to life and letting inspiration become reality.
The Lenzing group is a world market leader headquartered in Austria, with production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibers Its portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibers. Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for cellulose fibers. With 77 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three cellulose fiber generations on a large industrial scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and the lyocell fiber TENCEL®.
Over the years, thanks to continuous co-operation and creative dialogue with its clients, Reca Group has established important and lasting relationship with some of the most prestigious names in the global fashion business, who put their trust in this company and its dynamic young team that has reliably shown itself capable of developing tailor-made solutions which satisfy their customers' needs. A detail here, an accessory there…. And all the little touches that make such a difference. This is Reca Group’s philosophy in its search for the unique, the personal and the exclusive. Labels, hangtags, and packaging, whether simple or elaborate, are symbols of brand identity and association. Evolving accessories that take centre stage as significant details in a fashion perspective… which since its launch in 1960 have brought the company based in Carpi (Modena) growing international recognition as a leader in the semi-finished accessory sector. Reca Group is also present in New York and in Hong Kong.
China Textile Information Center (hereinafter referred to as “CTIC”) is an authoritative information consulting, research and service organization and also the largest comprehensive research and public service agency of China’s textile industry under the sponsorship of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council and the mandate of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC). CTIC is committed to pushing on the development as well as the transformation and upgrading of the textile industry, promoting the spread and application of textile technology and cultural creative ideas, giving support to the profound integration of the textile industry with fashion industry, cultural creative industry, information technology industry and emerging industries of strategic importance, and helping Chinese textile and apparel enterprises improve their product quality, market presence and international competitiveness.
Alessio Berto started in 1987 his career driven by his passion for fashion system. His experience from small to big companies threw him toward a broader vision of an evolved pattern making method and during his 25 years career as employee Alessio Berto worked for the best north Italian companies , making patterns for Jean Paul Gaultier Jeans, Katharine Hamnett Jeans, Andrew Mackenzie, Replay, Gas, Kenzo KI, Boy London amongst others. In 2012, he decided to put his experience at disposal to the companies who needs “progressive" pattern making method, details culture and reliability, starting The Tailor Pattern Support consulting office which provides: patterns, prototypes but also school teaching and workshops, an archive of vintage pieces at disposal to the clients in order to give the construction of his patterns an authentic identity and not only a standard approach.
Tonello is the global leader of garment finishing technologies that, since 1981, has been contributing to the success that made in Italy has enjoyed all over the world. Thanks to its cutting-edge machines and its one-of-a-kind service, it acts side by side with its customers creating a link between the designers and the companies working, dyeing and finishing the garments. With more than 7500 machines sold worldwide, Tonello is considered the reference point for the garment finishing industry.
For forward-thinking companies that breathe life into our wardrobes, car interiors, furniture and more, Lectra is committed to crafting the premium technologies they desire. Facilitating the digital transformation of their industry, Lectra empowers brands and manufacturers from design to production, providing them with the market respect and peace of mind they deserve. Founded in 1973, today Lectra has 32 subsidiaries across the globe, serving customers in over 100 countries. With more than 1,600 employees, Lectra reported revenues of $288 million in 2016. Lectra is listed on Euronext (LSS).
Eco-Age is a brand and marketing consultancy specializing in sustainability and founder of The Green Carpet Challenge. We occupy a unique space in the communications arena, with unparalleled expertise in sustainability, supply-chain, content creation, marketing, event-planning, internal and external communications and PR. Over the past ten years, Eco-Age has developed considerable connections with the world’s most influential voices in sustainability and is able to drive global debate, focusing on positive social and environmental impact.
The Riri Group, leader in the production of zips and buttons, is characterised by its extensive product range and unique offer thanks to its three brands: Riri, a point of reference for pre-cut zips made of metal and die-cast in plastic and zinc; Meras, specialising in the production of nylon and cut metal zippers; Cobrax, a celebrated brand name for iconic rivets and buttons.
The high quality of its products, designed season after season, supported by continuing innovation, an unmistakable customisation of details and constant search for excellence, have made the Riri Group the solution of choice for many top players on the fashion, high-end accessory, outdoor and denim markets. A multi-brand strategy and dedicated production sites in Mendrisio, Padua, Tirano and Palazzolo allow the Group to meet most of the customer’s style requirements.
Established in 1981, it is now one of the leading international companies in the denim sector. The Italian Group which is based in Asolo (Treviso) creates, promotes and distributes men’s, women’s and children’s casual wear, accessories and footwear. The company’s mission has always been to excel in its innovative style, characteristic Italian design and superior quality of its products.
Born in January 2011. Completely designed and manufactured in Italy. Peter Non is the “non-shoe”. They are not made for “this” or “that”, they transcend function. Something that you sleep on as easily as you would unconsciously begin walking with your left foot. The name “Peter”, from the greek “petros”, means “stone”: solid, durable and multifaceted in a word “eternal”. The surname, “Non”, is related to the concept of “non-shoe” and embodies the Venetian origins of the brand.
Born in Los Angeles, California, 7 For All Mankind was the first company to bring premium denim to scale, putting L.A. on the map as the fashion authority of the west coast staple. 7 For All Mankind quickly earned an immediate following for its innovative use of fabrics, fit and finishes in denim. Often nicknamed as "Sevens," the brand has become not only a household name, but a favorite among Hollywood elite, fashion editors and stylists.
The company continues to be a force in the industry it brought to life, with innovative collaborations and partnerships. Today, 7 For All Mankind® brand offers denim, sportswear and accessories collections for men, women and kids. Products are sold in freestanding 7 For All Mankind® stores, on-line at www.7forallmankind.com, and in luxury department and specialty stores in over 80 countries worldwide.
About G-Star RAW
Founded in 1989, G-Star RAW remains driven by a philosophy of “Just the Product”. With this dedication to quality and progress, the brand represents the forefront of the denim industry, producing pioneering products and rapidly growing into a global brand. Since inventing the '3D Denim' approach to jeans construction in 1996, with the creation of the G-Star Elwood, G-Star now offers a wide range of apparel, accessories, footwear, and eyewear, alongside its jeans core. February 2016, G-Star RAW and Pharrell Williams announced their strategic partnership in which Pharrell Williams is co-owner of the jeans brand and titled ‘Head of Imagination’. Pharrell Williams is immersed in the company on many creative levels, from collections, to advertising and business strategy.
Roy Roger's is an Italian fashion brand of the Sevenbell Group, produced by the Florentine company Manifatture 7 bell S.P.A, a pioneer in denim manufacturing since 1952. The name Roy Roger's has always been associated with jeans, and the product is visually distinctive thanks to technical and style details that have become its trademark over time: zippers on the back pockets to keep your wallet safe, a small front pocket for coins, and the Roy Roger's logo, a black triangle, sewn onto the back right-hand pocket. Roy Roger's today is evolving towards a range extension, including total look for men, women and children, where historic archive and contemporary trends live together in perfect harmony. Roy Roger's is distributed internationally by its Authorized dealer network, online and in the Florence, Forte Dei Marmi and Milan flagship stores.
FreeJOY adhering to the idea of your body to carry the fashion, advocate all good starting from your body, mainly for new women who loves fashion and sports. Committed to become full of free, pleasant, comfortable wearing a sense of sports fashion brand. No matter on the journey, at work, or even in the sports center, FreeJOY can achieve multi-scene, and multi-dress conversion, meanwhile highlight the self-style, which is FreeJOY pursuit enjoy a free and unrestrained lifestyle.
For the past 10 years, the Cologne-based label ARMEDANGELS has been proving that fashion can be done differently: ECO & FAIR. No slave wages, no chemical madness, no cheap mass production. The simple idea to print T-Shirts and gather money for charity projects by selling them turned into an enterprise that today is one of the biggest Eco & Fair fashion labels in Europe. With a team of 70 and four collections a year, ARMEDANGELS shows that sustainability and great product design do not rule each other out.
Dondup is an Italian fashion house, controlled since 2015 by the international private equity fund L Catterton, with a turnover of 60 million di Euro in 2016. DONDUP, an innovative brand ever since its foundation, is managed today by President Matteo Marzotto and by CEO Marco Casoni, with a focus on international and digital development. The Dondup spirit introduces into the contemporary ready-to-wear dimension some details and a structure typical of the denim culture, viewed as an area of constant experimentation consisting of total look for men, women and children.
JEANERICA JEANS&co makes contemporary premium denim commodities. Constructed to last from sustainable high-quality fabrics and finished using the best techniques available, all JEANERICA goods are supplied continuously off the shelf. The JEANERICA range features essential styles in perfect fits with understated details and expert washes. Based on archetypal models, these styles are constantly refined and adjusted to stay true to denim’s original function as a modern garment for everybody. Balancing style and functionality, denim is the ultimate commodity. It possesses simplicity, modesty, expression, and seduction. JEANERICA’s ambition is to restore these qualities and indulge everyday denim needs.
CHONG was founded in 2005, it is a successful online fashion company in China, the brand DNA is born for fashion and try to offer premium women wear with European and American fashion style to Chinese elite women. It has to been one of the TOP 5 female brands in Alibaba platforms for 10 consecutive years since 2007. It has over 2 million followers in their online platforms.
JUN by YO is a Chinese premium menswear brand which was founded in 2016. It was jointly created by HU JUN, the Chinese famous celebrity who has a steady stream of creative inspiration, and OPHLIA WANG, who has rich experience in design and brand management.