A short overview of the trends and developments expected in the fashion industry in 2019. Global growth averaged more than 2.5 percent in the years after the financial crisis, but it would be an optimistic observer who would bet on it continuing through 2019. With global headwinds, Brexit (and other) uncertainty, as well as trade […]


Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes.”   Columnist Diana Vreeland’s remark about the nature of fashion expresses a deep and abiding truth about the industry – it’s an expression of people, of feelings […]

Fashion Innovation Week powers up its 2nd edition

The 2019 edition of the Fashion Innovation Week promises a program full of events, seminars, networking and a holistic approach to innovation in the field of fashion. Building on the success of the first ever event of its kind last year, which brought together 1000 visitors, over 100 C-Level business leaders and over 120 start-up […]

Ticino: fiscal reform generates growing investment opportunities

Leading funds, politicians and brands come together at the NetComm Suisse Institutional Day to discover the opportunities in the new Swiss fiscal reforms   The latest Swiss fiscal reform is about to come into effect and will likely have an impact on the tax burden that companies operating in the country will bear. There has […]

Rising to the challenge of digital

Two days of creative innovation for the Ticino fashion Valley   Universities are hotbeds of bright ideas, so why not gather those into a single space and bring in the powerful machinery of business that can bring the best of those ideas to fruition? This is the concept behind the Digital Creativity Challenge, organized by […]

Return of the Fashion Innovation Award

Now in its second year, the FASHION INNOVATION AWARD, powered by Loomish SA and promoted by NetComm Suisse is a Call to Innovation, aimed at gathering the brightest and most creative young businesses and start-ups, carefully evaluating and selecting them through the help of an expert jury, and finally allowing the very best to pitch […]

Bally exploring AI for luxury at Fashion Innovation Award

History meets technology with Bally’s commitment to AI in 2019, the Swiss luxury brand will take on the role of platinum sponsor of the Fashion Innovation Award, a prize presented by Loomish, as part of its annual summit on Fashion Innovation held on April 2, 2019 in Lugano, Switzerland. Loomish, a Swiss investement management firm, […]

Fashion tech drives sustainability in fashion

Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious in their purchasing decisions and fashion – one of the worst-polluting industries of all – is grappling with ways to meet this demand and become more sustainable. Though eco-fashion means different things to different shoppers, with labels such as “vegan”, “local”, “organic”, “recycled” appealing to different types of sustainability […]

Innovation inside

The changing approach to innovation and digital strategies by top retailers and brands Innovation is in no short supply in the fashion world. From Adidas’ Futurecraft 3D-printed running shoe to ECCO’s Dyneema-bonded leather, tech has infiltrated clothing for good. Yet advances aren’t just limited to R&D; the entire supply chain is undergoing a digital do-over. […]