The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo - A collection of the latest commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.
The discovery of the Lascaux cave, in 1940, had a profound influence on the artists of the time. For Georges Bataille, it represented the dawn of the human race. The power with which animals are depicted (deer, horses, oxen) takes us back to the infancy of mankind and its relationship to nature, as well as the invention of art. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It is this wild and ancient femininity, linked to the magic of the earth, that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women's collections, throughout the creation of her first cruise collection for the House.
This season, Canali undertake a journey towards the origin of elegance, of everything that is made well and Made in Italy - a journey that begins at the end and ends at the beginning. The new collection reveals once more what lies behind the curtain of Canali craftsmanship - exquisite construction, exceptional quality and distinctive details.
Premiere Vision defined some of the main trends for Spring summer 18. It sets forth with a fresh and witty outlook to trigger a desire for innovation, imagination and deliberately optimistic future scenarios.
For too long, the playboys, fortune-makers and empire-builders of the world have been forgotten. It’s time, once again, for these icons of masculine power to rise and take their rightful place at the centre of the sartorial stage. Billionaire presents an extravagant, rich wardrobe for mature men who are unafraid of who they are and who they want to be.
Sustainability is an increasingly distinctive and unavoidable value for the fashion industry as a whole. Miroglio Textile gave concrete form to their ethical commitment by implementing cutting-edge printing technologies that reduce the use of water from a minimum of 50% on natural fibers (from an LCA study validated by ICEA) up to 100% in sublimation printing.
It soars above the rugged Cuchumatanes mountains, skirts the burning mouth of Volcán de Fuego, brushes the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey, glides through the lush Selva Lacandona rainforests and guards the golden Mayan Ruins of Tik’al. In ascent, a visually graphic abstraction of an unfurled terrain.
It's time to update your look with SABA's simple 'how to' on three ways to style a men's contemporary suit. SABA suits continue to exude an air of relaxed confidence this season, combining structure with movement and breathability in premium wools. Introducing the Collins Contemporary, impeccably crafted in 100% Australian wool for an elegant slim cut, and a sleek, contemporary profile.
The journey of the menswear collection begins in 1960s swinging London and moves to a dusty exotic world. Traditional, sharply cut Savile Row tailoring in sober shades gradually becomes more exotic and opulent, inspired by India during the Empire period, where the palette and iconography is fully embraced, from safari colours to sun-bleached leopard prints and exotic landscapes to ornate embroideries. Jewellery fit for a Maharaja reference the lavishness of the time and the spirit of the 60s adds a dandified irreverence to the collection.
Time for trend moods. Time for ideas. The FW 2017/18 Milano Unica trends were presented at “La Pelota” in Milan to exhibitors and fashion community.
Like the 24-hour cycle of a day, the collection opened and closed with darkness. The opener was a high-hemmed jacket and wide straight pants in rugged, almost-black blue cotton above a black knit accented by another knit—this one raspberry—both hemmed with irregular castellations of moth eaten-ness. At collection’s end, a cluster of black looks were elevated both in fabrication and decoration—they included an all-black Hendrix-flavored hussar’s jacket—but they were still black.
Innovation, sustainability and creativity. These are the three key words that define Gruppocinque’s pledge to the future. And behind this project is Lorella Paulotto, the recently appointed CEO, and original partner and co-founder since its foundation in 1996.
I saw them in a shop in Milan and I fell in love with those bags. They are so original and fresh. Below you can see the latest collection of Braccialini bags made in Italy.
DYEME - Wool, cashmere and linen: 3 different fibers which nature has endowed with different dyeing attributes. It's a peculiarity that Solbiati has used to advantage in a skilful blend, where the raw materials, carefully proportioned and tuned, are combined from the very first stages of the production process.
From November 2-8, a dedicated window display at well-known concept store Colette will be showcasing pieces from the new Sonia Rykiel Christmas 2015 collection, with sales running in exclusivity until November 15. The entire collection will then follow in the Sonia Rykiel store network and soniarykiel.com.
Graduate Ximon Lee from Parsons School of Design, is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award. The special eight-piece collection for H&M, that Ximon envisions being worn by both men and women, celebrates his passion for structure, fabric and volume. The collection will be available in selected H&M stores, as well as online at hm.com, from 22nd October 2015.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada presented Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid
This season Agatha Ruiz de la Prada once again plunges into a summery multi-coloured universe with her whirlwind energy and her tongue-in-cheek aesthetic. Reviving the naive femininity of the 1940s - with unmistakable references to the mods of the 1960s – Spring/Summer 2016 presents a refreshing approach to comfort.
GruppoCinque presents its new collections for the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season during Premiere Vision Paris
The new GruppoCinque collection for the fall/winter 2016/2017 season offers creations with a strong emotional impact, confirming the DNA of an innovative reality and projecting the company into a new level of being contemporary.
An evocative language, implicit only to Missoni, takes form in signature, paradigmatic patters - space-dyes, zigzags, striped and wide-banded motifs - that have been elaborated in varying chromatic blocks and then slanted, rotated or misaligned to create intriguing multicolored and interlaced compositions. Knitted jacquards of inlayed tromp-l’oeil recall the geometric forms of Sonia Delaunay and contrast the fluid, abstract floral prints that ornament the the slender and linear silhouettes of Missoni’s Spring 2015 collection.
Alexander McQueen’s menswear collection this season explores the spirit of journeying and solitude. Drawn to what is unfathomable and remote, the sea acts as a powerful opposite to the land, and is a place where men can make themselves new. To create a strong sense of the world of water and naval adventure, McQueen has homed in on the image of sailors and wrestlers. The collection further explores the theme of adventure and tattoos as a male habit of mapping his body with identity.
TESS GIBERSON speaks to an expanding global audience of strong, empowered women. The line is recognized for its cool, effortless and creative aesthetic with a distinct knitwear component. Designer Tess Giberson’s focus originates largely from the influence of her parents, both artists, while growing up in rural New Hampshire in the early 1970s. They raised Giberson with an emphasis on craftsmanship and creativity, traits further cultivated when attending Rhode Island School of Design.
You have to go way back to find a moment when mega-bombshell Scarlett Johansson remotely resembled the off-beat women that Peter Jensen has built a career on, but he’s found it. Turns out his muse is not so much Birch herself, but the film that started her rise to fame – 2001’s Ghost World, the story of two high-school graduates (Thora Birch’s Enid and Johansson’s Rebecca) pouring scorn on the small town they live in. That sounds more like Jensen, and the results are appropriately quirky and charming.
Definitely, Gisele Bündchen was the topic of the evening - she announced her official retirement from the catwalk. After more than a dozen fashion shows with Colcci, 34-year-old Gisele chose her last event as a runway model to be the same one, where she made her debut 20 years ago.
H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials, using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen and organic leather to create pieces of great individual style. The collection, worn exclusively by actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde in the campaign, will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.
Celebrating freedom. Exploring classics. Teasing sensuality. Composed silhouettes slowly unravel to reveal a woman’s sensibility. Fabric extensions are layered, wrapped around the body or simply worn loose to create fluid pieces that nonchalantly fall away to reveal a subtle sexiness.
The absorbing depiction of the Parisian apartment of a fictional art collector created by Robin Brown for Helly Nahmad Gallery’s Frieze Masters The Collector, acted as the conceptual impetus for Autumn Winter 2015. A masterful study of character through environment, the notion of building a narrative around a muse captured Erdem’s imagination.
Europa unveils a Spring-Summer 2016 that is full of surprises. The Tuscan company, which has been a leader for over 40 years in the production of Made in Italy, high quality and technologically advanced stretch and super stretch denims, is demonstrating its mastery of denim production and its constant investment in technology by launching a genuine innovation: ES, a collection of “smart” stretch denims that make use of Roica™ EF by Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation, a next-generation yarn with elevated technological characteristics.
A work of art always comprises autobiographical elements. It’s an object that comes from surrounding reality, something solid that is then covered by spiritual energy. You could describe it as substance, and my work is transforming that substance – Joseph Beuys. Aldo Maria Camillo looked to the work of the artist Joseph Beuys as the inspiration for the new Cerruti 1881 Paris collection – Beuys as an industrious shamanic figure, imbued with deep-seated pragmatism, and an unstoppable desire to transform. He gleans Beuys’ creative spirit, along with his penchant for nourishing and protective fabrics and a vibrant conciseness.
The story of Tombolini is about total dedication to excellence. Its exclusive and refined spirit and Italian elegance has continued to evolve staying faithful to the one aspect that must endure in fashion: taste. Beautiful dressing is synonymous with creativity, ensuring those original and surprising details that make each piece a must-have for the savvy customer.
Two light boxes suspended above a black lacquered wood floor dominated by Marc Quinn’s painted bronze orchids.
It takes two to Tango in Argentina but only one to belly dance in Cairo… and so, inspired by a recent boat trip along the Nile and other exotic destinations, Ted’s menswear is full of thrilling precision and rhythmic with this season.
Marlane Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fabrics - classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard, woollen and over-dyed effects
Marlane is a dynamic firm from Biella, which produces fabrics for elegant and upper casual wear.
For the next Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season, the Marlane collection offers different definitions of style: classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard effects, woollen effects, over-dyed effects, jaspe, and tweed.
British fashion label Temperley London presented its Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection yesterday (February 16, 2014) during the London Fashion Week.
It's a monumental collection that features every texture, shape, length, cut and layer that you could imagine. There is truly something for everyone.
'East Side Story' is the name of Sibling's Spring-Summer 2014 collection for men, which was presented on 17 June 2013, during the London Fashion Week in Britain.
The wood is a traditional gift for fifth anniversary and the wood theme is a key part of Sibling's collection, because 2013 is the fifth year of brand's men's range.
So, the wood theme was amplified by jacquards and a backdrop derived from the woodgrain work of artist Richard Woods.
Key ingredients: Sporty look, lightweight woven knits, cartoon touch, panels of circular links and diamond lattices, shorts, three-quarter-length trousers and deep V-necks.