White Man & Woman was a 3 day event held from 17th to 19th June 2017 at the Via Tortona in Milan, Italy. This event showcased products like outodoor style and fashion. We selected to show you the suits that were presented, mainly in white, blue and light gray, suitable for the summer. The suit jackets are combined with jeans or wide-leg trousers.
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.
We continue our series of articles about the custom tailors from the separate states in USA. It is time to show you the custom tailors in Kansas. These tailors are with a rich experience in custom made suits and accessories. Some of them provide the tailoring service in more states but also have a workshops in Kansas.
In 2007, founders Richard Hall and McGregor Madden worked with "fast fashion" retailers and legacy brands that focused on speed and cost cutting - business principles that Hall and Madden understood, but didn't personally agree with for building a modern company. With both experience in manufacturing and a love for menswear, Hall and Madden wanted to build a menswear brand focused around the customer - an experience that was simple and informative with high-quality products.
SharpSense Founder Paul Sibenik Talks About the Use of Body Scanning Technology in the Custom Menswear Industry
We recently had the opportunity to interview the founder of SharpSense, Paul Sibenik, to ask him some questions about the utilization of body scanning technology in the custom menswear industry, his company, industry trends, and how he thinks the industry will evolve.
Men's Fashion Group Florence prepares a celebration of 60 years of the Italian men's suits brand MABRO at Pitti Immagine Uomo 92. Recently the most modern European factory for made-to-measure suits RICHMART has bought the main controlling share of Men’s Fashion Group Florence and the following brands: MABRO, M52 and MABRO Donna.
8 sales benefits to use SuitPack Tailored - the suit packing solution tailor-made for the menswear industry
SuitPack Tailored removes risk of jacket and trousers falling off the hanger during transit. Suits arrive ready to be sold and ready to wear. No requirement to press or steam at any stage between manufacture and sale...
Habitus is the project built through the collaboration of four tailors’ skills and ideas. They work together, cutting and sewing bespoke garments, in a workshop placed in the very heart of Rome. I went to see their workshop in Rome last week and met the whole team. Bernardo La Guardia gave me an interview about the way they work.
Sartoria Gallo is a tailor shop in Rome, located at 45 Flavia Str. Luigi Gallo found the shop in 1960, in 2007 he passed it to his son Marco Gallo. The skilled hands of Luigi Gallo have in fact dressed people such as Stefano Accordi, Michele Placido and many others. Today his son Marco, is the tailor and manager of the shop.
Saying goodbye to winter often means saying hello to new fashion trends. Men’s fashion is changing fast and you definitely want to be adopting the latest trends as soon as possible. However, not all trends are worth binning at this point – there are six men’s fashion trends you want to hold onto this spring.
SuitPack Tailored is a single product that can be used to pack, receive and deliver a suit “ready to wear”. It has been developed to allow suit manufacturers, distributors and retailers to experience greater predictability and consistency in this process. SuitPack Tailored helps to reduce the costs for transportation of suits from the manufacturer to the customer.
Her name is Sasha Kinane and she is a Stylist at Institchu. Working full time in the field of menswear, she is well versed in the importance of a well fitted, quality suit.
Luca Litrico, one could see his passion towards his work in his eyes and his hands are a proof of his years of experience in men’s haute couture. Talking to him is like taking a beautiful trip to past, the days of style and elegance which made Italy a unique and recognisable country in the world. Seeing him creating his collections, a sense of appreciation emerges towards the uniqueness of Italian artisanal production. Yet seeing him travelling to various destinations of the globe in order to take measurements and tailor, one can easily conclude his affection towards his job. Luca grew up among spools of thread and scraps of fabric with much love and passion towards his profession.
Paul Henry Tailoring launched as a centre of excellence for tailoring, in a bid to save what is becoming a dying craft in Ireland. Paul Henry Tailoring offers the traditional Savile Row style experience of bespoke tailoring to its clientele from its showroom on Strand Street Great.
Emphasized in texture and character, the Fall/Winter 2017 collection gives the idea of nonchalant cool with an uncompromising devotion to elegance and boldness. A personality driven by free- thinking sensibilities and a refusal to become content with the norm.
At Antonacci, they believe that nothing distinguishes one more than the elegance of a fine, custom-fitted, handmade suit. They take pride in the tailor's craft, with a passion for impeccable quality in every single detail. From the finest fabrics and threads to old-world artistry and craftsmanship, they are meticulous about creating garments of the highest standards, and they understand the secrets of the perfect fit.
Reds, purples, blues in the new menswear collection of LeGrand Leseur to be presented at Atlantic City fashion week
Menswear designer LeGrand Leseur, known for creating suits and looks that haven't been done before, is going to present his new collection at Atlantic City fashion week.
During the past twenty years, Oger has grasped every opportunity to enhance its expertise in the sphere of tailor made clothing with the knowledge of specialists, and to then immediately share this knowledge with the customer. The result is expressed in a number of high-profile premi?res and creative surprises. In a line-up that is unequalled. In terms of price, brands and the palette that is made up of suits, jackets, waistcoats, trousers and shirts.
Bespoke Tailoring is and always will be a must for men who want to stand out in the crowd, men who look positively towards their future without uncertainties. The Market of Made to Measure is constantly growing unlike classic clothing stores. Enrico Monti offers you the opportunity to open your own store for men's made-to-measure suits and shirts.
Enrico Monti specialises in creating Tailored Suits and Shirts, paying particular attention to the quality of entirely Italian craftmanship. In 1911 Bruno Monti (Enrico Monti’s grandfather) created Tessitura Monti, a historical fabric company for Shirts.
Paul Stuart's roots are in soft shoulder clothing, over the years the store and the brand have been influential in helping to redefine the American tailored look into the slimmer more international silhouettes of today. In fact, Paul Stuart has a long history of bringing innovations and new styles into American menswear. For example, Paul Stuart was the first U.S. retailer to introduce side vents and three-button suits.
Willem Marten’s passion has been in creating made-to measure clothing since 1999. Willem has developed a deep experience and understanding in bespoke tailoring. He started Tessuto Divino in 2005, and was later joined by his father and a rare family tradition was established.
Ruben O is the brainchild of Ruben Opheide, tailor in heart and soul and fancier of all that relates to the British gentlemanship. Together with his mentor and renowned Belgian master tailor, the most refined suits, blazers, shirts and trousers are designed.
SUITS by Curtis Eliot is an international custom made menswear company. We give our clients the opportunity to experience an old-fashioned tailor service with a modern twist. Each garment is custom designed and fitted to each individual, allowing our clients to select the fit, fabric and style of each of their designs. We specialize in made-to-measure suits, topcoats, dress shirts, shorts and most recently custom shoes.
In the olden days, jumpsuits were seen as an iconic apparel for women farmers and industry workers. Therefore, many people had the impression that jumpsuits were boring. However, the notion changed when women decided to go vintage and jumpsuits became sexy and stylish fashion garments that suit every body shape. The all-in-one outfit has a top and pant in one garment. The fashion world has made jumpsuits into an appealing stylish outfit that no woman can resist.
John Ferrigamo Custom is a world class Hi Fashion Bespoke, Made To Measure and Shirt Maker, providing the highest standards in garment and shirtmaking along with the luxury of personalization.
Alpha Suit founder Sean McKee has been one of North America’s most in-demand clothiers for more than two decades. In this time, he’s helped some of the country’s most wealthy and accomplished men to look and feel their absolute best, by providing them with Custom Made Suits, Bespoke suits, custom made sport coats and custom shirts.
Hickey Freeman is a manufacturer of suits for men and boys, based in Rochester, New York, US, founded in 1899. The Hartmarx Corporation bought the company in 1964. In August 2009 India's leading textile and apparel company, SKNL, bought Hartmarx in bankruptcy proceedings. In 2012, Authentic Brands Group, LLC (ABG) finalized, its acquisition of the HMX Group, which includes the Hickey Freeman brand. In 2013, Grano Retail Investments Inc. acquired the Hickey Freeman assets including the factory in Rochester, NY.
Michael Thomas Clothiers has a passion: making every client look their very best with custom clothing of unparalleled quality and design. Founder Tom Comeau has decades of experience selecting luxurious fabrics and meticulously designing garments that fit the personal and professional image of each individual customer, both gentlemen and ladies. Tom is joined at M.T. Clothiers by wife Lori, son Michael and daughter Kristen in a growing family business that has acquired an extremely loyal following.
Originally from a working-class town outside of Manchester in the North of England, David was never satisfied with the ordinary. Inspired by a Modernist ethos, David began getting his own suits custom made for himself as a teenager. As a young Graphic Arts student in Leeds, David was quickly swept up by the world of fine tailoring joining the Savile Row house Gieves & Hawkes at the age of 19.
Today, we are going to present you some of the most popular in the capital of Germany - Berlin. The city is well known with the fashion events that are hosted there. We all know about Berlin Fashion Week, but nobody is thinking that there may be find some of the master tailors in Europe.
Alexandra's passion is to make bespoke suits that fit like no other. To make the wearer feel like the owner of his clothes and not the other way round. Whether it's soft shoulders or rope shoulders, a gift for instantly recognising what will complement and enhance your look is one of Alexandra's keenest talents. You’ll be feeling good on the inside and exuding confidence on the outside.
Roco Clothing started up in 1973 as a retail outlet based primarily in Stoke-on-trent and the surrounding area. They have now taken business entirely online and pride themselves on offering the public an outstanding customer service, with knowledgeable staff and high level of experience.
Throughout your life, you will get a lot of different invitations to a lot of different events, and each event will vary in its level of formality. You may have to attend really casual events and very formal events, and you may even get invited to some business events as well. To determine what you should wear to different types of business events, keep reading so that you will know exactly what outfit will be best for the atmosphere and expectations of an upcoming occasion.
Kings Gentlemen is a custom clothier, offering many different custom clothing styles to choose from in suits, jackets, pants, shirts, and overcoats. Lawrence Kiely is a master clothier and owner of the business. Read an interview with Lawrence about men's clothing and style.
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith Jr. was born on September 25, 1968. He is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known by his stage name Jason Derulo, is an American singer, songwriter and dancer, who has achieved eleven platinum singles since the beginning of his solo career in 2009. He is a birthday boy today (born September 21, 1989) and we wish him to keep the trend in the development of his career.
I think the time has passed when the best dressed men at the red carpet were only the ones dressed in Gucci or Armani. At least that's what most of the magazines that write about the red carpet were trying to convince us all the time. Now that men have many options to buy a custom made suit they can show some original style on the red carpet, not just wear black, don't you think? And it is a shame that most of them, even celebrities, still wear ill-fitting black ready-to-wear suits.
With custom and forward fashions for South Carolina's modern man, Granger Owings Bespoke has opened its doors in Columbia, South Carolina. Presenting an intimate atmosphere within Main Street's iconic Arcade Mall, this evolving generation of the Granger Owings brand features a refreshing and modern vibe that showcases the superior quality, craftmanship and style of the men's apparel found inside
Karl Otto Lagerfeld is born on 10th of September 1933. He is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched collars.
Martin Freeman is a real style icon, wearing suits that are remembered on the red carpet. He looks perfectly in this three piece grey suit, arriving for the premiere of `The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug` in Berlin, Germany. The suit also has a perfect fit, which we can see rarely among celebrities, unfortunately.
Miller’s Oath is a bespoke tailor and ready to wear atelier, inspired by our great grandfather’s clothing store in South Dakota that opened in 1906. The design is a modernization of traditional American clothing inspired by wardrobe pieces from the turn of the century until today. Subtle details from the front cutaway, semi-roped shoulder, coat length, high armhole and ticket pocket create the Miller’s Oath aesthetic, a timeless silhouette that is as distinctive as it is sophisticated. The collection includes suits, sportcoats, shirts, ties, topcoats, and jeans.
Michael Keaton is an American actor, comedian, producer, and director. He was born September 5, 1951 and today he celebrated his 65-th birthday. On this occasion I want to wish him all the best and show you his impeccable style on the red carpet and other formal events where the actor is always appropriately dressed.
Armand Douglas "Armie" Hammer was born on August 28, 1986. He is an American actor known for his portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in the 2010 film The Social Network, Clyde Tolson in J. Edgar (2011), Prince Andrew Alcott in Mirror Mirror (2012) and the title character in the 2013 feature film The Lone Ranger. In 2015, he starred as Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., with Henry Cavill.
Playtime Paris celebrated its 10th anniversary with family. Julie Malait decoded and set to images the currents that will permeate children’s wardrobes.
With respect and support of natural beauty, Paade Mode offers quality, handmade, organic and functional limited edition range of contemporary clothing for boys and girls up till the age of 10.
Savile Row London is world known as the home of hand-crafted British bespoke suits. Recently international designer labels and tailors has opened their shops in the street offering also ready-to-wear and made-to-measure suiting.
Cad & The Dandy: It’s about making the best suits and creating a new destination shopping experience
Interview with James Sleater, one of our founders and co-directors of Cad & The Dandy.
Sounds of beauty. A concept of “secret couture” for an original, classy, yet daring and unconventional image that goes beyond fashion trends and seasons, by always enhancing personality, style and individuality.
Welsh and Jefferies is a small but neat shop situated at number 20 Savile Row offering bespoke suits and coats. The Cut and Fitting are done under the control of Head Cutter James Cottrell, whom I met in July 2016 and interviewed at his Savile Row shop.
The Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) is an Italian film award - the oldest movie award in Europe. This year the awards ceremony was held at the Teatro Antico, Taormina, Sicily Island, Italy, on July 2, 2016. And what a surprise - all gentlemen were dressed in similar black suits, making them look one and the same.
'My name is Brian Lishak and I have been working in Savile Row for 60 years and also travelling on behalf of companies in Savile Row for that period of time. What we do here is what is called bespoke, which is made by hand from start to finish...'
True to his innovative vision, Stefano Ricci foresees the future with the presentation of the SR Junior Fall/Winter 2016-17 line, which completes the Men’s authentic lifestyle range. This collection is a meaningful correlative of the designer’s attention for the new generations: dressing our children in safe, hand-tailored, exclusive garments is his pleasure and ambition.
Known for their menswear wardrobe staples this season they are branching out into the world of tailoring, using their unique design approach to create classic pieces that compliment modern life and guarantee instant style.
You probably assume that you will be paying a fortune for these tailored items, with the perfect fit guarantee and avoidance of the well-established brands' standard sizes. That’s not the case. At Tailor Store, you will find affordable sartorial fashion.
What is the dressing style in your company? We would like to show it if it is original and presents the corporate culture of your company. The clothing style we are looking for is the men's suit. Show us your most stylish suits. One out of each 20 companies that submit photos and are featured in our gallery will participate in a contest...
Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.
A new concept of formal wear is the leitmotif of the SS 2017 collection, where elements of sportswear intersect with the classics and are interpreted in fabrics that are only apparently traditional but actually light, bi-stretch and no-iron.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Spring 2017 collection, previewed in Milan last month, weaves a touch of leisure through elegant and expertly tailored sportswear, haberdashery, formalwear and accessories.
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world number 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. His accomplishments in professional tennis cause him to be regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Justin O'Shea selected Metallica for his first Brioni campaign. The four members of American band are shot by photographer Zackery Michael. The campaign marks the first steps of recently appointed creative director Justin O'Shea - the tattooed, Australian former fashion director of MyTheresa.
Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli presented their latest men's collection in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (June 22-26, 2016). The designer duo's inspiration was the exhibition 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible'.
Richmart factory is equipped with the latest technology in the sewing industry. It has CAD-CAM systems of Lectra, 22 cutters /automatic robots/, special working places of Durkopp and Pfaff in the sewing department, ironing from Brisay, production line for trousers with automats Durkopp and Baisler as well as Eaton system, four production lines Brisay for finishing.
Surfing was the key inspiration for US designer Thom Browne's latest collection, presented in France during the Paris Fashion Week (June 22-26, 2016).
A synthesis that comes from introspection, while seeking to harmonise shapes and languages in a determined, straightforward manner. The spirit of the Giorgio Armani man embraces change, while staying true to its ethos.
Individuals shifting within a pulsating metropolis who choose clothing to be present, live and to represent themselves, mixing recognisable shapes and signs in a personal way: it is a tense and sharp collection that stems from a reflection on today's meaning of identity.
'I like the idea of a journey, like Marco Polo. I hate travelling but there are many ways to do it, whether in your mind, or in changing the tapestry of a chair, or through the pages of a book'.
SS 2016 collection by D&G is deeply inspired by The Chinese Palace of Palermo in designers' favorite Sicily - the main inspiration in all their work as they admit. In the past, the Chinese guest room in European palaces was a must.
A signature black palette glimmers with touches of red, gold and silver while heads are topped with cool wide brim hats. Leather jackets are often air-sprayed byhand like graffiti murals and blazers are covered with shining superhero crystal pins.
Mark Marengo is a British brand that offers the best tailoring tradition of Savile Row with a contemporary design edge. Mark and his team of in-house tailors offer fully bespoke suits, custom shirts, ties, hand-made shoes, and original accessories, alongside Mark Marengo Pr?t-?-Porter.
Blue suits are definitely among designers' favorites for 2016. This is not a surprise, because blue is an elegant color, suitable for different occasions, styles and body types. The variety of its shades gives gentlemen endless options to experiment.
Helen Anthony is the new premium British marque. British in style and design and unrivalled in quality. They tailor the highest quality garments, produced from the finest leathers, yarns and wools, with unparalleled style and haute couture. The designs are contemporary, sharp and daring, yet retain the essential classic elements that make them appeal to the more discerning gentleman.
Off the field, the Romanian national football team grabbed the attention with their beautifully tailored suits made to measure by Viggo using Dormeuil's Exel cloth 834.006.
Founded in 1992, Roderick Charles has grown to seven outlets located throughout the square mile, London’s West End and Battersea and, of course our website. From its roots in bespoke tailoring Roderick Charles now offers a full ready to wear collection.
Richard James Bespoke will be in residence at The Pierre in New York from Monday 16th May to Friday 20th May. Bespoke manager Steve Powell and one of the head cutters will be present to undertake fittings, consultations and advise on bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring.
A tailor is not a miracle worker and there are only a few set common alterations a tailor will be able to make to your ready-to-wear suits. Here they are...
In a modern workshop, the mechanic, thanks to art and craft, together with capable hands when developing the carburation, turns a car in a four-wheels jewel.
In the same way, in Cantarelli, with expert hands to assemble the fabric and a unparalleled fit and modernity, create impeccable clothing for the man, with an incomparable and unmistakeable style.
Black tie is a dress code of formal wear for evening events and social functions, derived from British and American costume conventions of the 19th century. Do you agree that those old costume conventions should change? Wouldn't it be much better if men dress in colours like women and not wear only black suits on formal ceremonies (the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Awards, etc.)? Some men do it, but they are still few.
Interview with Charlie Baker-Collingwood, the creator of Henry Herbert Tailors.
Richmart Junior showed their Spring designs of kids' jackets. We really love their designs with original embroideries and attractive linings, made of 100% viscose.
Reinterpreting timeless western styles, Marras placed it in a playful and fashion-friendly realm. A hodgepodge of prints and patterns referenced a southwestern motif. Old western symbols such as the apron or overalls were brought forth in trendy plaids. Denim and leather juxtaposed with fur decorated jackets as well as oversize knitwear. The outlaw was also allowed his opportunity to shine with modern rifts on the leather biker jacket and dangerously sharp suiting.
Krammer & Stoudt once again proved our statement: The black suit is not in fashion and the dandy style makes men more attractive.
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Speaking about the men’s suit trends, the first and most important thing that you should remember is - the black suit is not in fashion and will not be any more. Beside that it has many disadvantages (one of which is that black clothes can put years on you) nowadays it also shows bad taste and lack of personality and imagination. Since made-to-measure suits gain a very big popularity and you can select your suit fabric among thousands of colours and patterns, to wear a black suit just shouts that your suit is cheap and outdated.
It is an undeniable fact that at Pitti Uomo in Florence you can see the most stylish men. Last week I visited Pitti Uomo 89 and saw it myself. Below you can find a selection of the most stylish men in my opinion. What makes them look so well? Read what are the most important things that distinguish them.
Interview with Martin Yordanov - business consultant and owner of the most modern factory for men's suits in Europe - Richmart.
Everybody asks if Santa exists, but no one asks if his dwarfs exist. Have you ever seen toys, made by Santa's dwarfs or all the toys and Santa's presents are Made in China? I think you know the answer but it is not correct any more. Now there is a collection that is Made in Lapland by Santa's dwarfs. It is the collection of children's suits Richmart Junior.
One of the USA's leading purveyors of custom menswear, Q Clothier creates luxury suits, slacks, sport coats, shirts, furnishings and more. Q's unique combination of retail stores along with a national team of professional clothiers allows Q to present clients with the ultimate in customer service.
The Milanese buttonhole is a very iconic type of buttonhole and a sign of a bespoke suit. The Asolsa Lucida glossy buttonhole, which most likely originated in the Abruzzi region of Italy, is also preferred in Paris, whose tailors refer to this style of buttonhole as the Milanese buttonhole. The silk gimp, key to the overall look, is usually from Guterman and is known as Agreman.
- Wool absorbs up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp.
- Wool absorbs and releases moisture quickly, thus allowing the fabric to "breathe".
- Wool is dirt resistant, flame resistant, and, in many weaves, resists wear and tear...
Teaming up with The Woolmark Company for the third year in a row, the Australian-owned menswear brand and tailor M.J. Bale has launched a large selection of lightweight suits and tuxedos woven with lightweight Cool Wool fabrics.
You can earn an additional income up to 120 000 euro per year without any investment. Richmart offers this great opportunity and an additional business for more than 1000 people working and studying in Western Europe, USA and Russia.
The British Fashion Awards are held annually in the United Kingdom (since 1989) 'to showcase British designers and present awards to those who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year'. And every year we see many celebrities showing their taste (or its lack) on the BFA red carpet. This year our favorites among the gentlemen, who were most stylish during the event, are...
The Dutch Showroom of the MFC (the first from the European chain that the Cluster is planning to create) was opened on November 16, 2015 in the World Fashion Center Amsterdam. An unique review-spectacle combining Bulgarian folklore and contemporary fashion with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza) was presented to the audience.
Today, we present you a selection of rap singers dressed in suits. It is not an ordinary style of rappers but there are occasions and ceremonies where the dress code is formal. As a conclusion, we could say that this type of singers are really creative in wearing suits.
CTDA is the oldest continuously running trade organization in the USA, founded in 1880. It was established as a platform for sharing and exchange of ideas and techniques about design, pattern making, fitting, cutting and tailoring. Today, CTDA is an association of true Bench Tailors, Custom Clothiers and Luxury Retailers, providing custom clothing (suits, shirts, trousers and accessories) in their stores.
Looking at the photos some people may think that there is nothing to talk about men's suits on the ceremony.
Red: the subtle thread leading a silent revolution that brings a breath of the unexpected to the world of Giorgio Armani. It makes a statement about a new femininity: it is strong and powerful, without relinquishing the possibility of soft understatement. Sensuality is here, but never in a way that is unsophisticated.
The global event for fashion professionals - Première Vision Paris - was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. The top Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fashion trends in six major industries - Yarns, Fabrics, Leather, Designs, Accessories and Manufacturing - were presented during the forum. So, let's start our overview with the Men's and Women's key suit fabrics for the cold season of 2016/2017...
This collection was named 'Mirror the World' and it's about saving Venice (and the rest of the world) from the effects of climate change.
'For Spring-Summer 2016, I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way', said the designer - and I think he did it. He managed to introduce a collection, which includes all of the Elie Saab quintessential elements, but in the same time is absolutely different from all his other works.
In the end of October, the National Folklore Ensemble 'BULGARE' is going to the Netherlands for a one-month tour. BULGARE is going to present Bulgarian dances and folklore in some of the most prestigious theaters in more than 20 cities in the country.
Richmart presented men's suits with Bulgarian embroidery with unique dancing show at Sofia Fashion Week 2015
During the third evening of Sofia Fashion Week 2015 (held September 17-19, 2015), Richmart - one of the most modern men's suit factories in Europe, which received the 2015 Overall Contribution to the fashion industry Award by Bulgarian Academy for Fashion - presented men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza).
For the cold season of 2015/2016, Zuhair Murad heads for the high peaks, driven by a desire for their unspoiled glacial purity. Satins smooth as the driven snow, flurries of organza, a blizzard of layered tulles, polar prints, a veritable ice storm of diamante, beading and sequins, all translate into a show of snowflake sensuality and elegance, an ice-cool pinnacle of luminous charm.
Starting with must-have season tones such as blue, beige, camel, toasted and khaki tones, the range extends with touches of colour in ochre, terracotta and even reds. From the above, the MANGO menswear collection has chosen grey tones with indigo blue to blend the different styles proposed by the brand.
Tsvetomir Petkov is a young Bulgarian designer, Fashion design student at the National Academy of Arts. He is born in Troyan, lives in Sofia and is currently in Ruse, where he works on the Richmart Vintage project.
'An iconic blend of casual sophistication, expressive volumes and a touch of graphic Modernism that California dreams are made of', says the brand's statement about Lebanese designer's latest collection.
The Ermanno Scervino Man for Spring Summer 2016 abandons himself in a glamorous dégagée dimension.
'We had a great time doing the collection. 'Unisex'! - as usual with a collection we went through hell. But we came out the other side. Trousers for women, yes! Dresses for men, the same dresses that women wear? Do that! It takes a lot of trial and error. Dresses without a woman's waist! But then you, the woman, look like a king or queen (from history or a parallel universe) - you the man look like a king or a queen!'
'This Versace collection is stripped back to the Versace soul. Stripped because I took off all of the decorations. You are going to find a pure Versace soul that stands on its own', said Donatella Versace about her Fall-Winter 2015/2016 creations.
Last week I met the fashion designer Chloé Henris from Belgium. She studies in Helmo in Liège (Belgium), but this year she came in Bulgaria on an Erasmus project in Varna free university.
'I've spent so much time making elements of the women's clothing appropriate for men's fashion, that I've realized that what I want is to remove the feminine and masculine aspects from my fashion', said brand's designer John Pepper.
This year, during the 39th edition of São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazilian label Amapô presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection full of colors, energy and 80s style, combining references to Barbarella, Miami, aerobics and David Bowie. One really interesting mixture for both girls and boys!
Yesterday, during the São Paulo Fashion Week (April 13-17, 2015), Aqua de Coco by Liana Thomaz presented its Summer 2016 collection at the Candido Portinari Park in São Paulo, Brazil.
Innovative, creative geniuses, visionary are some of the words used to describe designer Francis Hendy. His designs have been called exquisite, modern, and sexy, with widespread appeal. Color, cut and innovation are his signature design style and philosophy.
One of the hottest trends in men's wardrobe for the Spring-Summer season of 2015 are Stripes - vertical or horizontal, wide or pin, monochromatic or colorful, on knits or tailoring, from head to toe or on separates - the choice is yours and combinations are countless.
Maxi rose prints and naïf children's drawings mixed with 60s silhouettes, pastels and traditional black are the key elements of Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015/2016 women's collection, dedicated to mothers and motherhood.
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 traditional production strategy used by fashion companies to match production with consumer demand forecasts is called make-to-stock.
Cantarelli Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection - a contemporary way of dressing inspired by the seventies
The exclusive wardrobe of the Cantarelli man for the season Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 is focused on the reasearch of fabrics and colours, combined with the modern culture of tailoring expressed in soft tailored jackets with 'accentuated' shoulders, with macro patterns and jaquard or bouclé effect in silk and wool or alpaca/cashmere, well recognizable in Cantarelli style.
This collection is an artful story full of print, colour and rich fabrics which hint at the past, but have a strong focus on the future.
The Made To Order system will help fashion industry to get out of the crisis and will restore many work positions in European factories.
For the Spring/Summer 2015 Givenchy menswear collection, Riccardo Tisci reveals the dark and romantic side of the Givenchy man. A strong, masculine and military-inspired look is counterbalanced by tender touches evoking a celebration of love and religion.
A mixture of the regal elegance of Rajasthan, Northern India and that of the Air Force.
Forever 21 announces the launch of their Holiday 2014 campaign featuring recording artist Iggy Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2015 collection includes: painterly and graphic prints, luxurious but understated leather and suede coats, knee-length daywear dresses, long and lean silk dresses, crystals adorned distressed jeans, Nordic-inspired heavy knit sweaters, boyish pantsuits.
Twice a year Scabal launches up to 15 new collections assembling all the latest fabrics alongside their permanent fabric collections and special editions. This gives customers the possibility to choose from 5 000 top fabrics for jackets, suits, trousers, overcoats and shirts.
For the Spring/Summer 2015 there is a playfulness with silhouettes that allows new combinations of volume and tight, cropped and elongated. The key piece for this season is the shirt, designed in various ways. No matter what style you have the shirt will be the foundation when you dress, says Nina Starck, Head of Design at Lindex.
Gabriel Baradee graduated from Japanese studies (Bachelor) in Vienna and Berlin and received his Diploma from ESMOD Berlin (Ecole Supérieure des Art et Techniques de la Mode). He could gain international experiences in London and Tokyo. Highlights of his career so far have been the establishment of his label by the “moving showroom” concept with fashion shows in Berlin, Vienna and Zurich (2009), the collaboration with Eva & Adele for the Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, and the “Best Newcomer Award 2012” of the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle. In January 2013 he showed his work at the lavera Showfloor during the Berlin Fashion Week. Since 2011 he annually presents his label at the MQ Vienna Fashion Week.
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.
Estrato® is a synthesis that combines nature, content and performance. The project is based on the desire to overtake, once and for all, the limits of the staticity of fabrics and therefore of garments. Estrato® blends weft’s and warp’s flexibility, without using synthetic fibres: it is created with excellent yarns, wool from Super 110’s to Super 180’s, wool and cashmere and pure cashmere, in a wide collection of fabrics and colours for infinite stylistic possibilities.
Aldo Maria Camillo takes on a personal and sartorial journey, pursuing the idea of the noble soldier by encapsulating the faded charm of history in a distinctly contemporary vein. He focuses on the central theme of imperfect perfection, the defining trait of Cerruti 1881 Paris, and interprets calculated yet crucial mistakes as a sign of life and uniqueness within an extremely formal framework.
The counterpoints of the city and the seaside, the North and the South of France, are presented as a journey from one to the other in the clothing. Starting with the formality of elegant and urbane navy suiting – the clothing of the society gentleman – with a focus on the tuxedo and traditional pinstripe, there is a movement towards the nautical.
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.
With an interesting sense and love of fashion LeGrand Leseur wanted to push the limits by creating suits and looks that haven't been done before. All suits are custom bespoke designed, tailored and altered for the client until he creates the image that the client wants and fits him best.
Stylish, sophisticated and impeccable. With Distinction, international fashion house McGregor offers today’s gentleman a formal line that anticipates the working man’s wardrobe needs. McGregor Distinction sets the right tone in any situation - from a business meeting to an informal dinner - with tasteful tailoring. Undeniable Italian influences in the cut and materials give the collection a distinct flair. The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter collection combines formal and casual influences. Picture a sharp cut blazer above the perfect five pocket, combined with a slim shirt and the finest of knitwear.
The main theme of Toga Virilis Spring-Summer 2015 collection is the American West.
Cotton Pouf is a Bulgarian company, which produces hand knitted pouf furnishings, accessories for your home, personal fashion items for ladies.
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.
Patchy Cake Eater means a “ladies’ man with patches”. The brand pursues universal designs with a hint of tailored refinement and subtle elegance. It creates the masculinity that a woman wearing men’s clothes exudes, and applies it back to men’s fashion.
Alessandro Sartori, Berluti's creative director, showed a selection of elegant evening looks and innovative outerwear in luxurious fabrics.
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.
Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director, was inspired for the brand's Fall-Winter 14/15 collection after visiting an exhibition featuring ornate Iranian rugs.
Larusmiani is the oldest luxury clothing and tailoring brand on Via MonteNapoleone, the heart of Milan’s fashion district and emblem of Italian style, established in 1922. In 1950 a textile company was also established, when the founder of the company decided to put his knowledge of raw materials to use not only for his own creations, but also to supply fabrics to other tailors.
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.
I visited Lanificio Comero during Milano Unica trade fair and had a chance to see their fabrics collection for Fall/Winter 2015/2016.
The first time they told me her name I didn’t think of how violent it would be to love her masculine side. We both harbor opposite principles. There is no doubt that her nature is stronger than mine. Alex never combs her hair. She is restless and somewhat haughty, those kind of girls who would rather wait standing than sitting. She is always found nervous, with a suspicious look and a small mouth. Very confident of herself, but nevertheless nothing calms her. Nothing but my soul: biting her mouth is overcoming her in battle, sour strawberry who dyes blue my manhood.
Earth, Wind & Fire is the new line of technical fabrics presented exclusively by Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills in the world, at the 19th MILANO UNICA (9-10-11 September 2014).
Men’s suits are one of the most important formal basic wear in any men’s wardrobe. Every man should have at least one suit. However, there are times when one needs to be officially attired like attending a formal occasion or a job interview which cannot be done without a proper suit. So it is important to know the basics in the making of a suit to make it look best on you.
Virgin wool has two definitions. First, it is the wool taken from a lamb's first shearing. This is the softest and finest wool produced. Second, virgin wool can refer to wool that has never been used, processed, or woven before. This type of virgin wool can come from an adult sheep.
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.
Kristos Avraam is on a 5 day practice at Richmart factory in Ruse, Bulgaria. He is a participant in the Men's style project, organized by the Men's Fashion Cluster and he is creating his men's suits collection for the project now. He described his models as "Smart chic" and revealed that his suits will be from two colours - a different color for the jacket and the trousers, which is a very popular trend for casual suits.
Footballer David Beckham was received the title Best looking man in a suit, reports Female First.
Beckham surpassed the singer Justin Timberlake and actor George Clooney in the ranking of the British site - Institchu.co.uk. 520 women had to choose a famous man who they think looks best in a suit. For the player voted over 20% of participants in the survey.
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.
Pure in its pursuit of escape and athleticism, surf subculture inspired a bold direction for Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015. Shown once again during Paris Men’s Fashion Week at the Couvent des Cordeliers on Sunday, June 29, 2014, the collection explored an energetic fusion of surf and punk
Gucci's designer Frida Giannini offers maritime style to the gentlemen for the hot season of 2015. She presented brand's collection on June 23, 2014 in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week.
The colors are mainly white, navy blue, red and beige.