One of Paris' greatest print stories in France is the house of Leonard, which this season went on a surfing safari. Designer Christine Phung even developed a Leonard tropical fauna surf board and Lycra wetsuit.
One cannot fault Felipe Oliveira Baptista of lacking in energy and effort, especially in his second collection collection for the house of Kenzo, whose inspiration was that most industrious of all creatures, the bee.
Fashion conglomerate Shandong Ruyi has brushed aside a sale of textile maker Lycra proposed by Lycra's creditors and is instead looking to publicly float the business, two people with direct knowledge told Reuters.
The first edition of Kingpins Transformers: Ed, the new one-day conference for university students highlighting sustainability in the denim supply chain, kicks off at London’s Ravensbourne University on October 18.
Following months of speculation about a possible IPO, Ruyi has announced that it is preparing to list the Lycra Company on China’s newly created Science and Technology Innovation Board as it looks to push growth in Asia.
Fully equipped with knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing machinery, the centre has been created to help mills, brands and retailers throughout Asia create fabrics and garments using Lycra’s textile solutions.
Following its acquisition of Invista's Lycra division, Chinese group Shandong Ruyi is reportedly planning to launch a $500 million IPO for the business, now operating as The Lycra Company, within the next three years.