For this year's event on October 26th at the London Irish Centre in Camden, Creative Industry Hub has invited buyers from the UK's leading fashion brands to meet to EVERY fashion designer in the room, including Missguided, JoJo Maman Bebe, ASOS, Fortnum & Mason, and more.
Pitti Uomo is undoubtedly a premier men’s fashion event. At Pitti Uomo you can see the latest trends, new designers and companies in men’s fashion, premiering the best men’s tailoring from across the globe, but also the best dressed men in the world. The best sentence I have ever heard is that there you can meet "anyone who’s anyone in the menswear business". And this is true. The atmosphere is unique and you feel like everyone is your friend. Everyone is smiling and having fun and at the same time doing business.
Pitti Uomo 92 will mark the ninth edition of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO, the scouting project produced by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery and sponsored by Pitti Immagine Uomo in cooperation with Altaroma and L’Uomo Vogue, that seeks out new Italian or Italian based talents in men’s fashions.
Sir Paul Smith design icon and entrepreneur will visit Milan to meet fashion students from around the world on February 1st, 5:30 pm.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place from March 12 to March 16, 2017, the second edition of Fashion Futurum International Conference is scheduled for March 16-17, 2017. Over 100 young and established designers, Live Streaming Video, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Art Heritage Exhibition, vibrant street style - for one week all local and some international fashionistas are to be detected nearby Moscow Man?ge, the central venue of #MBFWRussia, next to Red Square. The Manege will host the Fall/Winter 2017 collections by fashion designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries.
TOM* (Toronto Men's Fashion Week) has partnered with Toronto's Historic Sites (operated by the City of Toronto) for "Beatles 50 T.O" - a celebration of the 50th anniversary since the iconic band last performed in Toronto, Canada.
Collections from 352 exhibitors, a trend area, the unique Première Vision color range, along with numerous seminars, fashion exhibitions and special creative collaborations... this July 19-20, the show brings the freshest resources and newest vibes for Fall-Winter 17/18 to New York!
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London presents BA16 - a showcase of work celebrating the latest talent from its leading graduating students. Opening with the annual BA catwalk show on Monday 6 June, the season will continue with an exhibition from Tuesday 7 June.
Step into the most luxurious setting with your favorite bespoke clothing tailors and designers. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Designer Forum New York caters to the finest upscale menswear buyers, in addition to the growing market of bespoke ladies wear buyers, custom clothiers and tailors / designers in the U.S., Canada and from around the world.
International Conference Fashion Futurum: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy
The business program and international conference Fashion Futurum opened with the discussion New Faces of Fashion: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy on 14 March 2016; the following issues were raised within the discussion - demand for young brands, efficiency of the e-commerce strategy, financial support and development routes.
The suits will be created by 365 young designers from universities all over the world, so you can wear a different jacket every day over your gray T-shirts. Be an example for young people, because they should be ready for the business world, and clothing is very important as it gives the first impression of the person.
As I've previously reported, London College of Fashion's annual MA Womenswear catwalk show will be held on February 18, 2016. So, let's spend a few minutes to know better these ten talented young designers, who are going to show their works during the event...
Interview with Martin Yordanov - business consultant and owner of the most modern factory for men's suits in Europe - Richmart.
IACDE is a 'global professional platform for Pattern Designers,Technical Designers, Technical Engineers / Directors, Executives (mostly Chief operating officers) and Suppliers of the Clothing Industry' and was founded back in 1910 in New York.
Association's mission is 'to support individuals engaged in sewing and design related businesses, in both commercial and home-based settings' in a variety of specialties: custom clothing, formal and bridal wear, design, pattern making, tailoring and alterations, accessories, costumes, wearable art, image consulting, production sewing, teaching and other industry-related avenues.
MFC invites all fashion designers from Europe, interested in MTM and MTO, to present their latest collections in the Cluster's new showroom. * Up to 10 garments from one designer (FREE participation) - onlymen's suits, jackets and blazers, teen and children's jackets.
Dean Manev - the President of Men's Fashion Cluster - is already in The Netherlands. He is there with serious intentions - to turn Bulgarian dances, embroidery (shevitza) and fashion into 'generator of business in Europe'.
WOW is New Zealand's largest arts show and each year a new theatrical world is created in which incredible garments are bought to life. This year 55,000 show goers attended from around the world. WOW® is a breathtaking spectacular of dance, theatre, music and art. The garments you see on stage are the award-contending designs selected from worldwide entries in the annual WOW Awards competition, which puts the simple, but challenging brief to designers - to take 'art off the wall and adorn onto the human form'.
Deliana Simeonova is the creator of Gaitani New York (Gaitani NY) - an online boutique, offering women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories, home decoration and paper products, inspired by folk motifs, symbols and memories of Bulgaria, combined with modern design.
Most of the famous designers already presented their Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 collections. So we can define the fashion trends of the handbags. We selected some of the most outstanding models presented during the Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
The collaboration between designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco is marked by an often unspoken, always intense, creative dialogue. As a design team, Kaufman and Franco have shared a unique fashion trajectory - from designing for Valentino in Rome, to helming the Ungaro initiative in the U.S., to overseeing the entire scope of product at Anne Klein as co-creative directors - before establishing KAUFMANFRANCO in the fall of 2004.
Five successful designers, including Thomas Tait, Marco De Vincenzo, Nicholas Kirkwood, MGSM Massimo Giorgetti and Paul Andrew, by now well-established names on the fashion scene, also thanks to their participation at several of the world's most authoritative, important competitions, have chosen to work with five emerging talents, namely Carlo Volpi, Maria Sole Cecchi, Fernando Jorge, Martine Rose and Matteo Lamandini.
'We launched the European Fashion Award FASH competition in 2005, and expanded it to a global level in 2011 thanks to its popularity. In 2008, the foundation's charitable work was honored by the German government and business initiative 'Germany - Land of Ideas'.
The travelling exhibit Snoopy & Belle in Fashion opened July 8, 2015 at Ermelerhaus at Art'otel Berlin Mitte. Bringing together some of the world's top design talents, the exhibition features all new one of a kind creations for the on-trend vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls!
The forum brought together experts from the academic, business and design communities in the fashion industry. Fourteen Winners of Golden Needle by the Academy of Fashion, fashion design students from four Bulgarian universities and Bulgarian designers, who have presented their work on world fashion stages, took part in the fashion show. The accent of the event was the presentation of contemporary clothing with references to Bulgarian folklore.
As you know, on Monday (June 8th), London College of Fashion announced its Collection of the year Award Winners. Now, we are going to present you an interview with the awarded students, which they gave for LCF News and which we believe can be useful for everyone who wants to study Fashion design.
The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) was established in September 2006 as the only fashion council in Pakistan, with its head office in Lahore. Its a non-profit organization aiming to help facilitate Pakistani designers. PFDC has established regular fashion weeks since February 2010 in collaboration with giant global brand Unilever and the world's biggest beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.
It was THE white hot evening as The Webster Miami and Le Bon Marché Paris celebrated the launch of the White Collection with a cocktail and intimate dinner held inside the iconic Le Bon Marché Paris.
The Made To Order system will help fashion industry to get out of the crisis and will restore many work positions in European factories.
MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East. MAN spearheaded London Fashion Week's menswear schedule in 2005 and proudly champions emerging menswear talent. Designers are selected by a panel of buyers, stylists and journalists.
COLLEGE SHOP, London College of Fashion's pop-up retail space, returns for a fourth year to a brand new location: 33 Marshall Street, right in the heart of Carnaby - London's most exciting shopping destination, where over 150 brands of quality and distinction can be found across 13 streets.
Richmart, one of the biggest European factories for men's made-to-measure suits, offers now discounts for suits made of Italian wool fabrics Vitale Barberis Canonico, Cerutti and E.Thomas. The factory works with customers all around the world and all suits are custom made. There are classic and slim fit styles.
The Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2015 closes its fourth day after presenting scores of strong collections. The opening day on November 1st, witnessed the presentation a group of designers who undertook a special training and incubation program called Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF). The strongest of this bunch was Sapto Djojokartiko whose creation of beautiful, flowing dresses with intricate details of embroidery which caught the undivided attention of the audience, which consisted of buyers, the media and fashion lovers.
If you want to sell your products online, Be Global Fashion Network offers a very affordable solution together with Consult Soft UK.
We offer complete website solutions for beginners to start selling on the Internet right away. Little to no experience is required in order to add your products to the e-shop platform with the help of the point-and-click back-office environment. We use a proven e-commerce technology meeting current web-development standards that is easy to use and search-engine optimized.
SITAM-AB School of Fashion Design and Applied Arts, founded in 1970 in Thessaloniki, Greece, is one of the longest running and most successful training institutions in Greece in the field of Fashion and Design.
For its 20th Anniversary, the Salon du Chocolat is presenting a fabulous retrospective of the 150 best designs that will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition, as well as an exclusive 'special anniversary collection'.
İMA collaborates with world-famous fashion schools such as London College of Fashion, Polimoda, Institut Français de la Mod and Nottingham Trent University, providing its students access to international institutes, brands and designers.
The 29th season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia takes place in Moscow from 22nd to 26th October. Over 70 participants will show their collections for Spring-Summer 2015.
Fashion Matters, London College of Fashion's annual gala event which raises money for scholarships and bursaries has this year smashed its target, raising in excess of £85,000.
Sharp Dressed Man was founded by the Baltimore Fashion Alliance in 2012 to support men re-entering the workforce - it collects gently worn suits & business attire and distributes them to men who are newly released from prison and trying to make a fresh start.
ModaLisboa is claimed to be Portugal’s most popular fashion event. The 43th Edition of Lisboa Fashion Week took place at Patio da Gale, in Lisbon, Portugal from 10 to 12 October. The focus is Portuguese fashion, but other fashion designers were also presented - the Bosnian designer Lidija Kolovrat, the Brazilian brand Cia Maritima, the Polish designer Michal Szulc, the French designer Christophe Sauvat, etc.
150 high school and college students (designers-to-be) were selected by the White House to participate in this first of its kind Fashion Education Workshop, aiming to show what it takes to be a success in the fashion industry.
Checks are the preferred patterns for men's suits of the designer Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez
Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez is at Richmart factory for a made-to-measure training and a fashion intern. She is a participant in the Men's Style project and she is creating 5 models of men's suits for the project.
Fashion Weeks are places where the new collections of the designers and fashion brands are presented. However, most of the visitors of the fashion weeks are usually celebrities and fashion fans that also show originality in the way they dress for those events and can even set the trends.
The theme of the collection is 'Travels through 18th century Italy'.
The previous night we became spectators of the final event of one great platform for young fashion designers - Frankfurt Style Award 2014. At the Frankfurt International Airport were presented the top 60 creations, chosen from the work of students from more than 400 fashion schools in 34 countries.
British Mills and fabric designers continue to develop amazing textiles, fusing cutting edge
designs and smart finishes with passion and know-how.
The UK Fashion and Textile Association is at Premiere Vision to promote British fabric designers and theirs skills.
Dean Manev is the Trade Director of the Men’s Fashion Cluster, organizer of the Men’s Style project. The project offers support to fashion designers for developing their men’s suits brand. The cluster works in collaboration with one of the biggest factories for production of men’s suits in Europe - Richmart.
For those who want to study fashion design in Europe we created a list of 30 of the best schools in Europe, where you can receive quality Fashion design education (ordered alphabetically by the name of the countries).
Today, we are going to present you Thomas Mahon - head cutter and director of bespoke atelier English Cut, established in January 1995.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which main mission is to strengthen the influence and success of American Designers in the global economy, plans to add New York City to the list of world's men's fashion capital cities, along with Milan, Paris and London.
New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Gala will once again celebrate ballet and fashion with a program that will include three world premiere ballets by Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, and Troy Schumacher,as well as existing works by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, all featuring costumes designed by an international roster of some of the fashion world’s most renowned talents: Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera,and Mary Katrantzou.
Poznań Fashion Fair, the most important event for the industry in Poland, will be held from 2nd to 4th September. It will include top brands, professional trainings and a preview of new trends.
Nearly 400 companies and brands from 17 countries, including Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, will present their collections during the upcoming edition of Poznań Fashion Fair. Visitors will have an opportunity to get familiar with the latest and forthcoming collections of clothing, footwear, leather goods and accessories. Traditionally, the event will be held on Poznań International Fair fairgrounds.
Our closets are windows into our internal selves - an interview with Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner about our inside out connection with clothing
Today we are going to present you Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner (Dr. B) - a psychologist who analyzes dress behaviors + trends. She runs her wardrobe consulting business, InsideOut, and specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety, substance and eating disorders. She works with popular media outlets, including radio, print, and television, offering information to improve wellness.
INDX Menswear is a unique trade show for Independent Retailers. The new show that everyone's talking about...
They offer the relaxing and friendly environment of INDX to other shows for writing orders. They work without interruption on building ranges conducive to a successful buy.
Being a fashion designer - the dream of many children and teenagers, which is already starting to come true for three young girls from Ruse, Bulgaria - Martina, Stella and Preslava. Instead of resting during the summer holidays, they draw new models of suits for children and teenagers aged 3-7, 8-12 and 13-17 years.
If you are a young fashion designer with talent, passion for fashion, many ideas, imagination and enthusiasm and you are interested in menswear, but you need some help and support to start your own men's suit brand, here is the right place for you.
Try to get beyond the visual - An interview about the psychology of fashion with Dr. Karen Pine, Psychologist & Professor of Fashion
Today we are going to present you Dr. Karen Pine - a renowned psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire and a Professor in the Fashion Department of Istanbul Bilgi University. She speaks, writes about and researches topics designed to help people live better, happier and more fulfilling lives.
This year's Summer edition of Modefabriek was held on 13 & 14 July at the Amsterdam RAI.
Modefabriek is an innovative business-to-business trade show for labels in the middle and high segment of the fashion market, which value the uniqueness, quality and continuity with an individual vision of fashion.
Eager anticipation for the 10th date with “Who Is On Next?”, the scouting project conceived and developed by AltaRomAltaModa in collaboration with Vogue Italia for the search and promotion of young designers on the national and international scene which, this year, will include the “10th Anniversary Who Is On Next?” exhibition, celebrating the project’s ten-year milestone. The 10th anniversary event will feature an overview detailing the creative vision of talents who, from the first year to-date, have graced the Altaroma catwalks.
The 25th edition of AltaRomAltaModa returns to animate the capital with an unmissable selection of events including catwalk shows, exhibitions, previews and special projects according to the organizers.
Iconic couture houses Curiel Couture, Renato Balestra and Sarli Couture confirmed their presence on the Altaroma calendar. We present you some of the models from the Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Haute Couture colletion for Italian label Sarli Couture.
Louis Copeland & Sons is a name synonymous with men's fine tailored clothing and high end fashion in Ireland. World renowed as a Master Tailor and stockist of designer men's suits and casual clothing, the company has grown over nearly 100 years in business, and today they are very proud of their reputation.
Among the custommers of the Louis Copeland brand are the actor Chris Noth (Law & Order and Sex And The City) and the former president of the USA Bill Clinton.
Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris, France with Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter events held each year. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation. Currently, Fashion Week is held in the Carrousel du Louvre, as well as at various other venues throughout the city.
The report 'Stitched Up' (by Clean Clothes Campaign) reveals that worker exploitation, poverty wages, forced overtime and life-threatening conditions are spread not only in Asia but in Europe as well and that is an endemic in the global garment industry.
Richmart is a factory, manufacturing made-to-measure men's suits. The factory is in Ruse, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe and has a capacity for production of up to 1 300 suits per day. The company wants to support all young fashion designers and invites them to visit the factory where every participating designer will receive made-to-measure training for free and also...
On the 17th of June, the manufacturer of menswear "Richmart" gave a press conference for their successful performance at the World Conference in Washington, organized by the consulting firm "Goldratt" from 8th to 11th June. The press conference was devoted to the prospects of the Bulgarian fashion industry's leading trends in men's fashion business and a short fashion show of men's suits.
From June 8th to 11th 2014 Goldratt Marketing Group organizes the international conference TOCICO, which will be attended by about 500 people from over 50 countries – owners and top managers of world famous companies.
The Men's Fashion Cluster is invited to be official producer of made-to-measure men's suits for some of these gentlemen. The funds from the sales will be donated to charity.
Pitti Immagine Uomo, the key international trade event showcasing men's fashions and contemporary lifestyle trends, will be held in Florence from 17 to 20 June 2014.
New York, NY - 'Caribbean New York Fashion Week (CNYFW) 2014' Fashion Events begin on Sunday - June 1st through June 4th, 2014.
Caribbean New York Fashion Week 2014 is a fashion event showcasing some of the Caribbean Best Fashion Designers Collections, Caribbean Models and highlighting some Costume Designs.
Roberto Cavalli created two special outfits for of Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour, which begins this week.
Born Free is a global initiative with the goal of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by December 31, 2015. The exclusive Shopbop + Born Free capsule collection was formed in collaboration with 22 top designers, including Victoria Beckham, Céline, Tory Burch, and Isabel Marant. 100% of the profits from this collection will benefit Born Free. The MAC AIDS Fund will match all donations and the total purchase price of all products sold, up to $500,000.
Made in France 2014, the only exhibition devoted to high-end apparel and accessories manufacturing, will be showcasing a wealth of French high-end manufacturing expertise, skills, craftsmanship and industrial techniques, and welcoming new sectors and rare skills.
The exhibition Made in Spain: La mode au-delà des frontières arrives in Paris in order to showcase the best of the creation of Spanish fashion to the French public.
Paris, global capital of fashion, becomes the perfect enclave to display a selection of the more representative pieces of the Fall / Winter 2014 - 2015 collections by 28 Spanish designers, from the more established brands to the young creators who emerge with strength.
Men's Style is a project for business support of the fashion designers.
It is not like the regular fashion contests. It fully supports the creation of the collections of men's suits of the designers by providing all the materials and sewing one piece from the models, which is then presented in a photoshoot. Then the collection is offered for sale online as made-to-measure and it is also presented on fashion fairs in Europe and USA.
Fashion weeks have record history of bringing the stunning collections on the ramps and stealing the shows. The designs always have covered massive target-markets which included traditional collections, vintage patterns, modernistic skirts and tops, wedding dresses, mother of the bride suits and much more.
Yes, we should admit that Leonardo DiCaprio looks great in his Giorgio Armani Made to Measure black one-button lape three-piece tuxedo at the Oscars 2014. He looks elegant, stylish and classy.
But let's take a look at the celebrities who were braver and chose other colors for their suits and you decide if they were right to do it...
The classic men's suit is most wanted for corporate and formal wear. Huge amounts of garments are sewn in black, gray and blue and this makes male's style in offices extremely unattractive and impersonal. The 'fashion' element is actually missing.
The main reason for this is that stores offer limited variations of models because of the huge variety of sizes, which manufacturers should produce to fit the different characteristics of the male body.
The 11th ZOOM fair takes place under the Première Vision Pluriel banner from 18 to 20 February 2014
at Paris - Nord Villepinte, Hall 2.
The show’s integration within the group is now complete under the management of PV Manufacturing. Fashion professionals attending Expofil, Première Vision, Indigo, Modamont and le Cuir à Paris will also visit ZOOM to see its diverse range of high quality manufacturing solutions for their collections.
The director of the Men's Fashion Cluster returned from Milano Unica, the international textile fair organized in Italy from 11th to 13th February 2014. At the fair were presented the finest quality products for Spring/Summer 2015 from both Italian and European textile manufacturers.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 13 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the SLS AMG GT.
Growing up in California, 'Star Wars' was a 'big obsession' for Rodarte designer-sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. And they've decided that their collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 is the right place to show it including the images of Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Yoda in a few of their garments, shown on February 11, 2014 in New York, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
IFEMA will present the fashion shows of 40 great Spanish designers of the moment at the 59th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid (MBFWM), an event organised by IFEMA and the best showcase for creation and new trends in Spain within the field of fashion, will hold its fifty-ninth event from 14th to 18th February 2014 at Feria de Madrid.
Over a period of five days, Hall 14.1 at Feria de Madrid will provide the setting for the forty best Spanish designers of the moment to present their collections for Autumn/Winter 2014-15.
The Men's Fashion Cluster is looking for fashion designers to join the Men's Style contest in February. "The contest will run until the end of 2014, but we encourage you to apply now, because in the end of every month, we'll announce the approved designers, who win the monthly prizes", said the director of the Men's Fashion Cluster, organizer of the project.
Designer duo Yana and Anastasiya Shevchenko (mother and daughter) presented YanaStasia Spring-Summer 2014 collection during the Moscow Fashion Week on October 31, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The collection is called 'In the Russian tradition'.
The Men's Fashion Cluster is looking for young and approved designers from all over the world to take part in its contest Men's Style and send their ideas for the 'Men's suit - modern and practical'.
Why should you participate? What are the benefits for winners?
Youth unemployment is at critical levels - in the EU 23.3 percent (5.5 million) of those under the age of 25 are jobless, according to EU figures.
The European Union is preparing a 6-billion-euro ($8-billion) package to address the problem. The money will be used to help young people find jobs or vocational training. There are several ways the money can be spent to fight youth unemployment. But what I believe will be the best option is to support entrepreneurship among the unemployed young people.
Elegance and serenity on the presentation of Valentino Spring-Summer 2014 collection on October 1, 2013, during the Paris Fashion Week.
'The collection is a journey amidst elements borrowed from imaginary ethnic groups,' stated the show notes at Valentino. 'Subtle almost imperceptible references are blended in a vertical silhouette with a sleek sense of regality.'
It combines the Italian aristocratic look with Balkan-style ethnic patterns.
The Men's fashion cluster organizes International fashion design contest for designers, fashion photographers and filmmakers and the theme is: 'Men's suit - modern and practical'.
The main aims of the project are to make the suit more attractive and practical in everyday life of men, teenagers and children, to preserve made-to-measure traditions and to promote the use of wool fabrics, which allow the clothes to breath, being ecologically clean, practical, light and fine.
Valentino Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli
'Valentino' designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showcased feminine, romantic and mysterious Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2013/2014 on July 3, 2013, in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
It includes cinematic-inspired elegant cover-ups and breathtaking dresses, featuring lace and embroideries of lion's heads, bees, beetles and dragonflies.
Between 13th and 17th September, Hall 14.1 at Feria de Madrid will once again provide a focal-point for fashion and design in Spain and the best showcase for the latest new trends when MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MADRID (MBFWM), organised by IFEMA, stages its fifty-eighth event.
This is a key forum for Spanish fashion, one where the industry's creative talent and latest ideas for Spring/Summer 2014 are destined to play the starring role over a period of five days, based on the presentation of collections from 44 designers and labels on the catwalk.
The Men's fashion cluster and Fashion.bg are in the process of organizing an International fashion design contest - Men's Style 2013/2014. The theme of the contest is "The men's suit - modern, stylish and practical".
The competition is open for designers from around the world over the age of 18. They should send their sketches of models of men's suits or photos of finished men's suits of their own design. The registration will be available online. But if you wish to be the first to declare your willingness to participate, please email us at email@example.com
Irina Lazova from Bulgaria has been selected for 'The Lycra - Future Designer Award'.
She graduated from London College of Fashion in June, 2013. Previously, she has a BA in Public Relations and considerable experience in the field of advertising. These activities have helped her to build her design style, modern and bold, but still focused on the consumer interest.
Her collection, which participates in the race, is described as' luxury sportswear "or sportswear for non-practising women.
The Lebanese designer Elie Saab presented his new women's collection during the France Paris Fashion Week.
This year for 27th time will be held Taiwanese most prestigious design contest for young fashion designers.
In 2013 'Taiwan Fashion Design Award' might be won by foreigner for the first time, because the organizer - Taiwan Textile Federation - is welcoming international designers to broaden competition's platform.
This year's contest has attracted more than 450 young fashion designers from seven countries (China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Swaziland and Hong Kong), compete in the preliminary round on 18 July 2013.
On 27-28 May 2013 the port city Karachi became home to Pakistan's first-ever Men's Fashion Week.
In Pakistani society in their everyday life, most men wear shalwar kamiz - a combination of long shirts and loose trousers.
But Karachi Fashion Week 2013 tried to buck that trend with two days of shows dedicated exclusively to men's fashion and emerging male designers.
On Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, were shown famous designers’ most breathtaking creations during the Costume Institute Gala exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture". The annual event was co-chaired this year by Rooney Mara and Beyoncé, who was glamorous on the red carpet with long dress in black and flamy orange!
During the Vietnam Hanoi Fashion Week 2013 about 20 Vietnamese and foreign designers showcased their Fall-Winter 2013 collections from 18 to 20 April at Hanoi Deawoo Hotel. Vietnam’s contemporary top designer Minh Hanh has chosen for her new collection streaked with elegantly hand-weaving materials of dark colors.
Everybody’s talking about it, and, for this 10th edition, hundreds of manufacturers will be flocking to Made in France by fatex, the trade show for French high-end clothes manufacturing: a platform for excellence showcasing the unrivalled know-how of France’s finest SMEs specialising in fashion and design across all sectors of the luxury market.For everyone who loves outstanding quality and a certain “je ne sais quoi” that’s a cut above!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion week Russia: New season, new designers, new ideas for Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 collections
From March 29 to April 2 Moscow hosts the 26th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. More than 70 designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, the Great Britain and Spain present their Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 collections at the new main venue of the Fashion Week – the Central Exhibition Hall (CEH) «Manege» (Manezh Suare, 1).
From 18th to 22nd February Feria de Madrid hosted the staging of the most comprehensive showcase for Spanish creation and design with the fifty-seventh edition of MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MADRID, an event organised by IFEMA.
Over a period of five days, the main purpose of this showcase was to promote the world of Spanish fashion in all its creative diversity, by presenting the latest ideas for Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 from 42 established designers and various up-and-coming designers of the moment.
Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2013 takes place at Fashion Tent, Plaza Senayan, from 3 to 9 November 2012. With the theme “Indonesia Today, The World Tomorrow”, this largest fashion event in Indonesia began with the collections of Lie Sang Bong, a Korean designer and the Indonesian designer Sebastian Gunawan.
In the first section, Lie Sang Bong, the Paris-based-designer, launched his collection inspired by butterflies. His couture designs were presented in irresistible palettes from blue, red, orange to green.
Models presented creations of The Queen of Thai Silk at the Bangkok Couture Fashion Week 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 September 2012.
The Queen of Thai Silk is a union of seven designers from Thai and international, using fine Thai silk in their collections.
Taking a look at the schedule of designers and brands, presenting their collections at Paris Fashion Week, you can see that foreign names prevail. About 25% are the real French designers and brands, such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Agnes B. etc. There are many Italian and Belgian designers and fashion houses that show their collections in Paris and among the other presented countries are Great Britain, USA, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Brazil...
As London Fashion Week is over, we can now point some key fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013 in the designer collections.
The combination of black and white is still favourite to most of the designers, but in some collections they combine also with the trendy blue and gray. The combinations are in geometric forms, for example in the models of Antonio Berardi and Peter Pilotto or florals in the collection of the brand Unique.
London fashion week began today with a fashion show of the British duo Antony and Alison, which presented a colorful collection of dresses from painted silk in celebration of the label's 25 year anniversary.
The dresses, which were initially in dark colors - black, ecru, were enriched throughout the show with blue, violet and turned to watercolors with pink and green, then in expressionism paintings in yellow and orange shades.
As summer nears its end, the start of the international fashion week season is just around the corner. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the first major stop in the circuit of fashion’s most influential events, is gearing up for a week full of top international designers and the next generation of emerging talent, to take center stage at Lincoln Center. IMG Fashion, producer of the Event, announced the preliminary line up for New York City’s most renowned week.
The designers of the fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent have recently created a new bag with wool shearling. Though winter is a couple of months away, there is nothing wrong in stocking up the wardrobe with the most exclusive designer accessories.
The bag YSL Cabas is made of beige wool shearling & soft black and brown leather. It can perfectly suit your formal attire. The wool element combined with the black and brown leather adds a classy touch to the look of the bag.
Copenhagen fashion week took place from 8 to 12 August and showed models for Spring 2013.
We have made a selection of what we liked from the presented collections.
Sports-inspired and wearable styles took centre stage at the fashion week, but still remained utterly cool and cutting edge. Womenswear and menswear brands used drawstring waists, elasticated cuffs and varsity jackets for Spring 13.
The seventeenth edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) took place from the 11th until the 15th of July on the Westergas Area (Cultuurpark Westergas) in Amsterdam. Both renowned designers and upcoming talented designers show their latest collections to fashion professionals.
The fashion week has started on Wednesday night with shows of two talented Dutch designers. Claes Iversen made a big impression with his Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
On 1 July started Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013.
The collections of Christian Dior, Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani Privé, Elie Saab, Valentino and others will be presented. July 5 is a day of fine jewelry, with Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collections from Chanel, Dior, Boucheron, Mellerio Dits Meller and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The new collection of the Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova is inspired by the Bulgarian symbol - the Lion
The Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova presents her new collection 'Legend for the lions', which is inspired by the Bulgarian historic symbol, that exists in the national emblem of the country - the lion.
The photo shoot is made in Sofia on the Lions` Bridge. Photographer is Dilyana Florentin.
Festival of FASHION AND BEAUTY is the biggest and most prestigious fashion forum in North-east Bulgaria, which provides a possibility for different fashion brands /Bulgarian and foreign/, to present their collections to a specially selected audience. By tradition, the host of the forum is Grand Hotel Varna, and the organizer – Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group.
Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival is back for the 9th time at Sentra Kelapa Gading area on May 12-27 2012. This year’s theme is INNOFASHION, a mix of two words Innovation and Fashion, an interpretation of national culture richness in the fashion and culinary industry with the touch of latest trend.
Europe future fashion 2012 will be held in Split, Croatia from 14th to 15th of July in the 5 star hotel Le Meridien Lav. The previous edition proved to be the homecoming for international designers around Europe.
Europe future fashion gives an opportunity to European designers to show their collections around the world. It is two days of networking, exchange of knowledge and the most important - its two days of incredible positive vibe in fashion.
This summer will be colorful and full of prints. For those who think "nothing new under the sun" I will say that although trends repeat each year, this summer the patterns on the clothes are different and memorable.
For example, stripes - they are not boring and monotonous, but a combination of thin and broad lines and different colors. They can be vertical, horizontal and even diagonal. We can see them in the collections of many designers worldwide. The Bulgarian brand Daphne also offers original combinations of stripes in different colors. Stripes have been successfully combined with other geometric shapes, which is also very trendy.
Adidas and Stella McCartney officially launching The Kit - exclusive Olympic collection designed specially for Team GB. The collection design is inspired by the British flag. “The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union flag. For me it’s one of the most beautiful flags in the world and it was important for me to stay true to that iconic design but also to modernise it and present it in a contemporary way", says Stella. She has accounted for everything, right down to the smallest of details.
Celia Kritharioti is the highly acclaimed, internationally recognized couture designer from Greece. She has become a firm fixture on the fashion scene in Athens, thanks to her extraordinary design prowess and couture know-how, making House Tsouhlou very much her own - the highly esteemed salon established in 1906. Her distinctive style of femininity and air of seduction has revamped the house, namely her savvy innovation with embellishing and fabulous fearless creativity.
Today is the last day of the London Fashion Week - one of the "Big Four" fashion weeks, along with Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. . It is twice each year - in February, where fashion trades present Autumn-Winter collections and September - for Spring-Summer.
During the six-day fashion week their new seasonal trends for Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 presented many famous fashion houses and designers like Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Simone Rocha, Mulberry, Burberry, J. W. Anderson, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Christofer Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff and others.
Today their collections will present Matthew Miller, Christopher Shannon, James Long, Oliver Spencer and others.
Yesterday, 9 February, officially kicked off the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York.
Collections for Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 will present world known designers and fashion houses among which Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra, Derek Lam etc.
During the first day their collections presented Max Azria, Richard Chai, Tadashi Shoji, Cynthia Rowley, who offered wearable and sell able looks for the season.
From 2nd to 5th February took place the18th edition of the Seville International Flamenco Fashion Show 2012.
Flamenco flowers, dresses, shawls, shoes, necklaces and earrings were showcased at the fashion event in Seville, Spain. Twenty-four parades with 1200 dresses by professional designers such as Aurora Gaviño, Pilar Freire, Vicky Martín Berrocal, Juana Martín, Ana Morón, Cristo Báñez and Luchi Cabrera were presented. Visitors got a first glance of the latest in Flamenco Fashion.
Cropped tops and bra tops are the main fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2012. Combined with shorts or a mini skirt they guarantee your trendy look. Shorts can be various in style and fabrics - jeans, leather, wide, tight, with high or low waist.
Floral prints are never out of fashion and they can be seen in many designers collections. Some of them like Blumarine used this trend to the extreme level while others just added floral prints to their collections to make them more feminine.
This year a hot fashion trend are oversize women's handbags.
Celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are hot supporters of this fashion trend. They love the large bags and buy from well-known designers.
This year the bag will be combined mainly with the jacket and shawl. It will be very trendy to put your shawl around the straps of the bag.
The Bulgarian online boutique for dresses Belnoir offers ready made dresses of the American fashion houses Jovani, Faviana, Blush Prom, BG Haute, Scala, Night Moves.
In the site www.belnoir.bg there are in stock more than 150 models of prom dresses. The American prom collections for 2012 offer a huge variety of models, colors, prints, lengths and sizes of the dresses.
The Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) is Indonesia's definitive fashion event, held annually to showcase Indonesian fashion design talents as well as the progress of its burgeoning fashion and creative industry. The goal is to establish the city of Jakarta as a global fashion hub. Most shows are invites-only, reserved for buyers, local and foreign media, socialites, celebrities and the rest of the fashion-loving public.
This year more than 150 designers - local, regional and international - have confirmed their attendance at Jakarta Fashion Week 2012. The opening night (12 November) featured four of ASEAN's global talents: Biyan from Indonesia, the Singapore-born England-based Ashley Isham, Malaysia's Bernard Chandran and Thailand's Tube Gallery. At Jakarta Fashion week will also participate the British milliner Justin Smith's collaboration with Oscar Lawalata, Dewi Fashion Knights, which boasts the latest collections from Indonesia's elite designers such as Tex Saverio, Sebastian Gunawan, Sally Koeswanto, Sally Djojokartiko and Auguste Soesastro.
From 14 to 16 November in the city of Nis, the third-largest city in Serbia, will be held Fashion Week Nis 2011, organized by Agency SNOB. Earlier this year in April was the first edition of the event that gathered fashion designers from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bulgaria.
Atelier Ixtys with designer Dimana Nakova was the only representative from Bulgaria and they will participate again in November with their newest collection.
For the next year the check will be trendy again in Autumn-Winter 2011/2012. The check pattern can be combined with both classical and with extravagant accessories.
Checkered shirts, skirts, jackets, bags and shoes can be seen in the collections of many world designers and fashion houses. We leave to you the choice in which one element of your outfit can bet on it.
Sicily is the inspiration of the designers of Pietro Filipi for the collection Autumn-Winter 2011/2012.
The models in the women's collection are inspired by the 50s and 80s, with respect to the women's forms, with underlined higher waist, accents on the shoulders and retracted silhouette of the trousers. The romantic floral motives, silk, velvet accessories and lace make a strong contrast with strict jackets in men's style.
The fashion compass of many fashion designers this season points East. Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Celine - all of them included in their collections elements, resembling copies of Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Vietnamese national costumes. The Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne, which is always in line with fashion trends also drops a hint at far East with elegant blouses with Japanese flowers and stylish belts on the waist. If you want to bring in your wardrobe some exotics and diversity, get the elegant blouses of Daphne.
Printsource is the main resource for surface and textile design for America's major manufacturers, retailers and catalogs, covering such industries as men's, children's and women's apparel, bed and bath, kitchen and tabletop, paper goods and stationery, wallcoverings, window fashions and other surface and textile design applications. Printsource has released its list of the Top 10 Print Ideas for the Autumn / Winter 2012-2013 season. We present this trend forecast in help of apparel and home textile executives, creative directors, textile designers, product developers, textile mills, retail chains, private label developers and buying offices.
The fashion brand Gucci never forgets men and occasionally creates new models to catch their attention. The designers created a new collection men's shoes Gucci, which are not made from leather, but from carbon fiber. This material becomes more and more popular for the production of shoes. GG Plus Moccasin is made in Italy and comes in elegant beige/ebony colors, laced in dark brown leather. The best feature of these shoes is the cut out at the front that shows a beautiful G as brand logo. The carbon fiber is found at the beautiful back heel of the shoes in the rubber sole. The shoes can be found at various stores at the price $425.
From 12th to 15th July 2011 "080 Barcelona Fashion" celebrated its 18th edition. About 50 national and international fashion brands and designers presented their collections in the showroom.
The Spanish fashion brand Mango made its first triumph on the fashion stage. Mango made not just a fashion show, and a true beauty review. For a part of its collection the brand was inspired by Nomadic tribes. The designers played with asymmetric and colored mosaic, and the fabric looked like bathed in light.
Bulgarian fashion designer Dessislava Goranova - one of the 17 winners in 19th edition of the competition Mittelmoda
The winners of the 19th edition of Mittelmoda that took place in Gorizia on July 1, 2011 were 17 and came from all over the world. One of them was the Bulgarian designer Dessislava Plamenova Goranova. She was born on 12.07.1983 in Sofia and now studies at "Accademia di Belle Arti Lorenzo da Viterbo".
The other winners were :
Four Italians: Gea Antonini and Federica Croce from "Accademia di Costume e Moda", Petra Dorigoni from "Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti" and Federico De Peppo from "Accademia d'Alta Moda Koefia"....
It’s finally beginning to feel like summer, and as we gear up for much anticipated longer days and warmer weather, it’s time to start getting ready for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. For the seventh year, thousands of fashion industry professionals will migrate to the sands of Miami Beach to see what’s in store for the swimwear industry in 2012.
"This season is one the most exciting to date; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is bringing it’s most international roster of swimwear designers yet," says Christina Neault, Executive Producer of the event for IMG Fashion.
Europe Future Fashion 2011 presented designers from Croatia and other world fashion brands as French, Swedish, from Kosovo, Romania
On Friday, 8 July, was opened the 2011 edition of Europe Future Fashion. The nice atmosphere of hotel Le Meridien Lav gathered fashion experts and people from Split, who wanted to feel the fashion atmosphere. During the first evening famous designers from Croatia, France, Sweden Romania and Kosovo presented their new collections. The show was opened with ballet dances and the collection of Omnia Mei.
During the second evening their collections presented Edor Paris from France, Anemarie O, Mihaela Cirlugea, Maria Hera, Ana Čurić i David Priol.
The 19th edition of AltaRomAltaModa was held from 8 to 11 July 2011 at Complesso Monumentale S. Spirito in Sassia. This year, the image of the event has been entrusted to British artist and photographer Katerina Jebb whose stylistic code is characterized by the use of superimposed images achieved through the use of photocopiers and scanners.
Well-established names of historic Maisons including Sarli, Curiel, Balestra and Gattinoni presented their collections in Rome.
In the period 8th - 10th July in Split, Croatia will take place the fashion shows Europe Future Fashion 2011, which will present designers from 4 continents.
Defiles, many exclusivity during the hottest touristic season on Croatian Riviera. This year Europe Future Fashion Academy offers an innovative concept: conferences, media/investors exposure, sale, in the most prestigious marketing University in Dalmatia.
Cracow Fashion Awards, a Polish contest for young designers, has opened Cracow Fashion Week for the third time. Since 1996, Cracow Fashion Awards has annually promoted emerging talents in fashion design, who have recently graduated from Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. The level of this year’s entries has been of an exceptionally high standard. The collections ranged from stunningly designed avant-garde outfits and evening-wear to modern street-wear and classic feminine elegance.
Design duo: Alberta Ferretti and Emma Watson have finally unveiled their eco-friendly fashion collaboration, Pure Threads. It features five Seventies-style pieces inspired by Miss Watson's fashion idol, actress Jane Birkin, and is made entirely from environmentally-friendly materials.
The Harry Potter star has designed for People Tree, modeled for Burberry and is current face of Lancome.
From 16 to 21 March Kiev hosted one of the major events in the fashion world – the 28th Ukrainian Fashion Week. Over 50 designers and fashion houses presented their visions for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012.
The viewers of the event had the opportunity to enjoy the incredible models, who sparkled in brilliant eccentricity and futuristic look. The original outfits were completed with hair styles resembling the horn of a ram or bird nests, extravagant jewelry and eccentric accessories.
The Bulgarian man becomes more and more modern and elegant, especially if he chooses garment of the famous brand for men’s fashion – Styler.
For Spring/Summer 2011 Styler offers the traditional striped and checked patterns along with the trendy shirts with original ornaments, flowers and embroidery.
The shirts are in variety of non-traditional colors – dusky pink and magenta.
The Spring/Summer 2011 collection from Topshop offers pretty much everything - from tight corsets to airy blouses. Everything is on the "long side" - the skirts, the dresses this summer will be very long.
In this collection, Topshop truly brings spring colors to life - orange, cherry red and purple are the colors of this year. If you look closely, the models hair strands are dipped in color too.
Ruse fashion house Vayana has opened its new store in Ruse.
The new Spring-Summer 2011 collection was presented to a public of famous ladies, fans and customers.
Vayana is a trademark of "BTB Bulgaria" AD. It is on the market for 4 years. For the development of “Vayana” work Achim Bayer from Germany, as a conceptual engine and "producer", and a group of designers...
"SEA OF LOVE" is the new 2011 collection of designer Polya Milanova for Mon Amour. This collection is dedicated to the 20th years of creative activity of the designer.
Impressive, provocative short or asymmetrical dresses, is the main line in the prom dresses. he dresses are made from fine French lace, taffeta, organza and metallic tulle, which give brilliance and splendor. Sophisticated handmade sets and lace encrusted with Swarovski stones are creating unique dresses.
After Naomi Campbell, Mischa Barton and Pierre Sarkozy, Peaches Geldof!
Peaches Geldof, who represents the new generation international fashionista and pop rock.
The golden boy of glamour, loved by international stars like Marcus Schenkenburg, the Beckhams and Heidi Klum, presented his new fall/winter 2001/2012 collection under the flashing neon lights.
Gucci designer Frida Giannini cited flame-haired songstress Florence Welch as the inspiration for her sexy fall collection, which opened fashion week in Milan on Wednesday.
The fashion show began with a bold palette of emerald green, fuchsia, purple, teal and rust, colors that only a strong, and confident woman would wear.
Hall 3 of fieramilanocity from 25th to 28th February turns the spotlights on MI Milano Prêt-à-porter, international show organised by Fiera Milano Rassegne presenting prêt-à-porter womenswear and accessories for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012.
As well as showcasing new products and new fashion trends, the event aims to become increasingly a platform for new research and meeting-place for businesses, stylists and buyers.
The 53rd edition of Cibeles Madrid fashion week brings the proposals of 45 Spanish creators together on the runway
From 18th to 23rd February, pavilion 14.1 of the Feria de Madrid becomes the best and most representative show case for the current panorama of Spanish fashion, during the 53rd edition of CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK (CMFW), organized by IFEMA. In a space of creation and new tendencies, where the diversity of styles and proposals unite, a total of 45 designers will present on the runway their collections for the new autumn-winter season 2011/12. To these we can add another 40 up-and-coming talents in design, which will take place in EL EGO with direct sales to the public throughout the days of this event.
Black and white
The crisp contrast of this classic combination is always in style, it’s classic, simple and very sexy. Monochrome is one of the simplest, most chic of looks and never fails to gain attention when done well. If you are unsure about a color combination, you can always rely on black and white, because it is easy for creating a fairly effortless wardrobe.
The designers decided to show a lot of leg this year with tight high splits on the dresses and skirts.
The slit is a detail that always lends major sexy, but is it appropriate for the winter?
Prepare for freezing cold this winter, because the high splits have been putting pins on display all over New York Fashion Week's Fall/Winter runways.
The faux leather is on trend again, as we can see on the catwalks at this year's New York Fashion Week.
Fashion brand J Mendel, which traditionally, uses a lot of leather in its collections, presented its new line at the New York Fashion Week. At the moment, Gilles Mendel is leading the fashion house, who is fifth-generation designer.
New York Fashion Week is coming to an end and until now it has seen shows from Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan showing their wares for the new autumn/winter 2011-12 season. While they showed us the new fashion trends that will dominate the world at the end of this year, the first row of fashion shows was attended by many stars who also demonstrated their point of view of what is elegant and modern.
Monique Lhuillier's fall 2011 show proceeds like a fantastic call to femininity. Bow-tied belts cinch dresses perfectly at the waist, echoing that kind of old Hollywood glam in the retro-styled hair and sultry cat-eyes.
Then, a feather-trimmed skirt tops a pair of skinny black trousers and a slim blazer; shoulder embellishments on a sparkly black sheath, and lace-up heels
The beautiful movie star Emma Watson - who has been in the spotlight since she was 10 - has been crowned a Style Icon at the Elle Style Awards.
She did admit, however, she has "been feeling the pressure a bit more recently" to look good. The 20-year-old actress received her Style icon award from Vivienne Westwood, who admitted she had no idea who the Harry Potter actress was.
In a world of globalization where any successful clothing design is quickly copied and mass marketed, designers like those starring in New York Fashion Week want that little extra wow to make their mark.
Or, in the case of Prabal Gurung on Saturday, a lot of extra wow. As the first days of the Autumn-Winter 2011 collections got underway at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Gurung, who was born in Singapore and raised in Nepal...
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is taking place in New York City at Lincoln Center from February 10-17, 2011 with more than 100 designers presenting their Fall 2011 collections including Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Tommy Hillfiger, Prabal Gurung, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson, Tory Burch, and Betsey Johnson.
Poznań Fashion Fair is the most important business event for the fashion industry in Poland.
Twice a year at the grounds of Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie designers, manufacturers and importers of clothes, lingerie, clothing accessories, footwear, leather and textiles meet with their clients, showcasing new collections that herald future trends in fashion.
The Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 began yesterday. It will continue 4 days. Most interesting during the first day was the Christian Dior fashion show.
This time when creating his collection for Dior, John Galliano was inspired by the work of Rene Gruau - a famous artist-illustrator.
Tight jackets, magnificent shoulders, deep necklines and tailored skirts to the knee were the center of the collection with 1950s flavour. Galliano went all-out for volume, enveloping his models in layers of tulle as they flowed down the runway.
From January 19 - 22, 2011 a great selection of German and international designers will show their latest collections under the umbrella of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. Among them are Romanian designers and others form Easter Europe, who showcased their collection on the first day of the event.
Romanian fashion has had a reputation for being ostentatious ever since communism's fall in 1989...
Gucci announced the "birth of a new dandy, who likes to seduce with his self-confidence and awareness” with its show during the Milan fashion week.
Designer Frida Giannini offers sexy, rock-centric 70s style with lapels, flared pants, double-breasted jackets and sharp suits, complemented with small details and accessories.
This season’s Versace collection for men presents an optical game of shapes, proportions, colours and graphics, conducted with a knowing and contemporary nod.
This is not, however, a look that sparkles and shines. Instead the luxurious aspect of the collection – such a hallmark of the Versace brand – comes from the fine fabrics used and the expert tailoring employed.
The foundation of the collection comprises highly sartorial elements, with garments that have a new volume and are less rigid and softer than previously.
From January 19 - 22, 2011 a great selection of German and international designers will show their latest collections under the umbrella of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. More than 40 brands are part of the event and contribute to a strong week for industry professionals attending the runway shows.
Many returning and new designers build a strong line-up for the season Autumn/Winter 2011. The four-day showcase of Winter 2011/2012 designs targets fashion industry professionals, and is expected to draw around 200,000 visitors to Berlin.
Ever since it was announced Kate Middleton is due to marry Prince William next April the mania is now in full swing.
The biggest names in the fashion world, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Valentino and Gucci, sketched their interpretation of Kate Middleton's wedding dress. For the moment, Miss Middleton is still considering how to dress in the happiest day of her life.
In this cold weather there is nothing better than warm, fur coats.
Want to get some original ideas? Every year fashion designers bring something new to the table and this season they managed to take the fur coats to another level, creating stylish designs which suit the current fashion trends perfectly.
Short fur coat can be combined with almost everything, even dresses. If the leather is light, focus on the cream and pale shades.
Worn on all kinds of occasions, belts are a must-have accessory this winter. Almost universally made of leather, they are always delicately thin and elegantly complement the look of the woman.
During the day, you can double up the belt and sling it low on hips for more casual look. In the evening, however, is time for bold statement in terms of color and ornaments. Bejewelled and velvet belts add a touch of evening glamour.
This winter, lace is crowned to be the ultimate fabric and one of the key trends. From dresses to shirts to accessories, this feminine fabric has made a big comeback for the winter fashion season.
The Fall/Winter 2010 lace fashion trend has taken the catwalks with sleek and sophisticated dresses and lace accessories. Fashion experts advise to select one lace garment to be the focal point of the outfit and keep the rest of the look simple.
Pakistan’s very first Bridal Couture Week being held in the thriving, 9 million city of Lahore from November 26 to 28.
Lahore, the second largest Pakistani city, which lies on the border with India, is considered the cultural capital of the conservative Pakistan. The three-day event showcased designers, including Muzaffar Ali, Nilofer Shahid, Amina Ajmal, Mehdi, Hoorain.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kylie Minogue are among a host of stars who have found their inner 'hippie chick' by embracing the styles and trends from the 70s.
This season's catwalks are dominated by the decade's iconic styles and trends, including maxi dresses, mini-skirts and hot pants, with designers Marc Jacobs and Rebecca Taylor basing collections on the stylish 70s.
As shoppers were feasting in the highly anticipated Lanvin for H&M launch yesterday, another well-known chain appears to have caught on to the raging success of the designer/high street collaboration.
Yesterday Gap unveiled an exclusive seven-piece capsule collection designed by Italian fashion house Valentino, which was launched to celebrate the opening of Gap's first Italian store last week in Milan.
Google Inc. launched a fashion e-commerce site Boutiques.com, which uses human curators, visual recognition and machine learning technology to recommend items to shoppers.
Boutiques.com has so many capabilities and components that even Google engineers have a hard time qualifying it. It is a collection of hundreds of virtual boutiques merchandised, by designers, retailers, bloggers, celebrities, etc.
H&M finally releases campaign images of their Holiday 2010 collection with an all star cast photo shoot featuring Somali Beauties Liya Kebede, Waris Dirie and more. The shoot focused on the models in holiday-themed clothing.
The star cast is posing with their family members and friends. Wearing holiday themed clothing, the group gets us into the holiday spirit with these charming images.
There was hardly any skin shown and just a little experimentation, but Pakistani designers still managed to set the ramp on fire with their highly wearable clothes that gathered the traditional with the Western at the country's well known fashion week.
The week will feature 24 distinct designers who will showcase creations from their Spring/Summer 2011 pret-a-porter collections
The JFW 2010/11 opened with а show entitled A Tribute to Kebaya, featuring Kebaya, the national dress of Indonesian women as interpreted by more than 20 renowned designers. On Sunday JFW presented a special collection created by one of Indonesia’s brightest talents Oscar Lawalata and British textile designer Laura Miles. Their collection is called Weaving the Future, in which the two designers worked together with traditional textile craftsmen and weavers, including from areas in Eastern Nusa Tenggara as well as other parts in Indonesia such as Garut, West Java.
From October 28 to 31, 2010, Lviv Fashion Week took place in Lviv. Kenzo Takada was the guest of honour of the sixth season. It was the first visit of Mr.Kenzo to Ukraine at the invitation of the Lviv Fashion Week organizers.
Major couturiers along with young budding designers from Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Armenia presented their new spring/summer 2011 collections for 4 days.
FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland is the greatest, periodical fashion event in Poland.
This autumn the show that took place in Łódź between 12 and 17 October presented spring-summer 2011 trends. FashionPhilosophy confronts Polish market with foreign clothing industry. Informs and inspires designers. Fashion Week is also a platform of communication for the branch managers, technologists, producers, stylists, media reps, fashion agents and traders. It supports cooperation, fusion and transfer.
There is no doubt that Nancy Gonzalez designs unforgettably beautiful handbags. From the craftsmanship, to her choice of exotic leather, color, details and silhouette – it all comes perfectly together to create a bag that the consumer can literally wear forever.
Its eye popping burnt orange crocodile leather is suitable throughout the year and given the size, you can fit many personal items while the bag maintains its shape.
Art Week Style.Uz takes place from 9 to 14 October in
Uzbekistan. Many famous designers presented their collections, such as the French fashion label Balmain,
the Spanish designer AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA , Max Mara etc.
The event also hosted several master classes - Master class by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO (Italy),
Master class by LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, exhibitions and concerts.
Art Week Style.Uz is the most high profile fashion and art event in Central Asia, which is truly recognized as one of the best events showcasing the entire versatility of traditional and contemporary Central Asian art, culture, music and fashion. Style.Uz project is a crossroads of arts, traditions and modernity. For four years now the Week impresses with its scale and dynamics, variety of its events and attracts more and more attention of the world’s most famous figures. The concept of the Art Week is completely different from that of fashion-week, because it compiles painting and antique exhibitions, auctions, presentations, National Dress Festival, fashion shows by Uzbek and foreign designers, master classes by experts from different fields of arts, charity concerts.
We present you the collection of fashion house Odeta for Fall/Winter 2010/2011. Designers of the models are Valeria and Donka Lazarchevi.
The dresses are mostly in glamorous combination of black and white, decorated with many embroidery, lace and stones. The line is elegant, offering models with “airy” or tight silhouette. Lengths are different, but the high slits and open backs make each model from the collection sexy.
Anna Sui presented her spring-summer 2011 collection, which combine ethnic diversity, charm, brightness and cheerfulness of hippies, combined with the beautiful smiles of the models.
Dresses, dresses and dresses once again! Feminine, light and spring-like. It is the variety of details that makes the dresses special. Ribbons and embroidery, feathers and beads in combination with bright, “positive” colors, create a charming and sensual female image.
FashionPhilosophyFashion Week Poland is the greatest, periodical fashion event In Poland. This autumn we are going to present spring-summer 2011 trends. FashionPhilosophy confronts Polish market with foreign clothing industry.
Informs and inspires designers. Fashion Week is also a platform of communication for the branch managers, technologists, producers, stylists, media reps, fashion agents and traders. It supports cooperation, fusion and transfer.
We present to you photos from collections for Fall/Winter 2010-2011 of more than 25 Bulgarian fashion companies.
The garments, available for the season are practical, with clean and elegant line. From these collections you can judge the level of Bulgarian fashion at the moment, having in mind that we mainly present ready-to-wear garments. We plan to publish a separate article about formal and bridal designer collections.
The aim of this article is to hear your comments – the actual producers and designers and people who buy Bulgarian clothing.
The Fashion Fair in Poznań consisted of four complementary showrooms where you could find a review of all the fashion market sectors. The newest designs from the collections of almost 400 Polish and foreignprêt-à-porter brands, footwear, underwear, swimming suits and accessories were presented. In quiet showrooms, where the exhibitors presented their offers and business talks were held for three days. Among almost 5 thousand registered visitors you could come across Grażyna Hase, the designer, or Miss Polonia 2009 - Maria Nowakowska.
The new collection of the popular Bulgarian brand Styler by "New Style" – Plovdiv, offers everything necessary for the modern man’s wardrobe. Despite the statement that there is no fashion for men, Styler offers many interesting ideas that make the models trendy and noticeable. Monochromatic blouses have playful color cuffs and collars, the shirts have spectacular modern designs and optionally can be worn with turned cuff, which must be different from the basic fabric.
Young Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista, who was recently tapped by French sportswear giant Lacoste, featured retro-futuristic silhouettes in his collection, with second-skin leotards with lozenge-shaped cutouts and sheath dresses with scythe-shaped appliqués.
The designer provided plenty to mull over by tempering his conceptual leanings to focus on clean separates with a sporty bent.
DKNY’s Spring 2011 show at New York Fashion Week delivered colorful, fresh Spring looks. The collection offers sleek silhouettes, accessorized with colorful scarves, English-style floral prints and lots of cascading ruffles.
The emphasis was on the classic style with a twist of urban chic. The color palette was bold and bright – bright red tops and outfits, followed by gorgeous deep blue and turquoise dresses.
As doors open today to the new home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center it’s clear that innovation and design play a key role in creating a space that revolutionizes the way fashion shows are experienced.
With a 30 percent larger venue then previous seasons in Bryant Park and just under 90 runway shows taking place from September 9-16, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is fulfilling its mission to “organize, centralize and modernize”...
As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week arrives to its new home at Lincoln Center, what remains unchanged is Mercedes-Benz commitment to style and luxury at one of the world’s biggest annual fashion events.
Through a collaborative effort with fashion icon Iman and her new IMAN Home designs, and interiors and special events design consultant Carlos Mota, the VIP Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge is a bold design statement and sanctuary for guests taking in the latest fashion looks on the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week spring and summer 2011 season.
365 days. 365 outfits. 365 dollars.
Young American designer, inspired by the movie "Julie & Julia" in which a woman tries on a new dish every day, decided to launch her own fashion project. Its initial period is one year during which the designer Marissa Lynch will stop doing traditional clothing shopping and will wear only made by her clothes.
On 27th and 28th 2010 of August Dubrovnik Fashion Week International presented a series of fashion shows that took place on the open air catwalk set against a backdrop of perfectly preserved Renaissance and Baroque buildings, churches and palaces, within the historic walls of the Dubrovnik Old Town.
Major Croatian designers and fashion houses presented their collections including Hippy Garden, Juraj Zigman, Art Go'den, Mara Miloglav, Zjena Glamocanin, SMart and Marina Design.
U.S. actress Katie Holmes is the face of the new collection of fashion brand J. Crew.
This is not the first time the Hollywood star is posing as a model for leading fashion brands. This time the famous actress and the rest of her costars in “The Romantics” have shot an ad for J. Crew’s Fall 2010 collection. The fashion brand contributed the wardrobe for the upcoming film.
Swarovski will bring their unique sparkle to the collections of 13 designers during Fashion Week in London, New York and Paris next month.
The company continues to support both internationally recognized and emerging designers for Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Weeks.
Swarovski has collaborated with leading designers to produce iconic moments in Fashion history for more than 10 years. Such designers have included Christopher Kane and Alexander McQueen.