The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
The Italian fashion house unveiled its spring-summer 2018 men’s collection with a host of familiar faces. Avan Jogia, Brandon Thomas Lee, Luka Sabbat, and more returned to the runway for the brand. Embracing a King of Hearts theme, Dolce & Gabbana’s lineup was once again driven heavily by prints. Bold graphic numbers showcase an eclectic mix of sartorial suiting.
Spring/Summer 2018 - a collection filled with ice cream sundae colors, lots of texture and abstract prints inspired by rocket ships and bits of machinery. Short-sleeve shirts came hand-embroidered with abstract, Kelly-like swirls while scarves boasted busy patterns of rings, circles and dots. There were matte fabrics galore, as in a nubby micro boucl? — that looked from a distance like terrycloth — for a short bomber-style jacket, while Lamb worked a crosshatch one into a double-breasted suit.
On the occasion of his ten-year anniversary at Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche revels in the craftsmanship of the House atelier situated at no. 3 rue Marignan in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Musings on process and proportion become the theme of the Summer 2018 collection, as the studied deconstruction and reconstructiheme, leather, nappa, accessories, on of the Dior Homme suit produces controlled gestures of volume.
Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.
CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, once again joined forces with one of fashion’s most iconic free spirits, Jeremy Scott, for a Spring/Summer 2018 show that was truly out of this world. Marking Scott’s 20-year anniversary as an independent designer, this season’s looks were a literal reminder of why he is one of fashion’s most brilliant stars: the collection showcased an irreverent take on intergalactic glamour, sparkling like space-age stardust on the runway.
It’s Official, Benetti Menswear are now the Official Tailor to the Football Association of Ireland and the Senior Mens International Soccer team. The past months have been an incredible time for Benetti, as an Irish designed brand this partnership is the perfect fit and one they really look forward to working on over the next three years.
There was originally a company named Savile Clifford established over one hundred years ago. They were a weaver based in Huddersfield, the historical birthplace of fancy worsted fabrics. However, over the years a lot of the history surrounding Savile Clifford has become somewhat clouded after the company was taken over numerous times.
The inspiration of the collection was driven by the namibian folk called the Herero, and more precisely by « Conflict and Costume », a book by Jim Naughten. In this work, they can admire the Herero women’s victorian patchwork dresses, made of hundreds of pieces of fabrics just like Haute Couture dresses. African Haute Couture?
Pitti Uomo – The extravagant Italian trade show combining an array of menswear styles from across the globe. This event is nothing short of spectacular, sporting vibrant colours, suits tailored to perfection and the most intricately designed garments from the world’s finest brands.
Fusing tailored men’s wear with oversized ripped torsos the line depicts an interesting dichotomy between couture and street - the main idea in Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
Presented at Pitti 92, Luigi Bianchi Mantova Sartoria Spring/Summer 2018 reveals a wide selection of patterns and designs: check, overcheck, Prince of Wales check, damier, pinstripes are the main themes in a clever game of contrasts and softer, colour-coordinated matches.
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.
This passion was born in 1975, in a small garage, thank to Michele and Anna, two young people that had the first idea and now still are the company's owners. The farm is included in the Martina Franca textile district, one of the most important producing Italian area about clothing sector. In the new company generation there are Graziana, Antonella, Angelo and Massimo, that actively take part in the business processes. There are specific skills combining a special mix between scholastic and corporate trainings.
Michele Latorre founded Sartoria Latorre in 1965, initially as a little local company, to produce made-to-measure suits. During the years, Michele gains experience serving local customers in his small workshop at Locorotondo, a beautiful village, in the very heart of Valle d'Itria, Puglia. Nevertheless, his far-sighted vision and his entrepreneurial curiosity brought him beyond his village walls, towards the "high tailoring", that gives "Made in Italy" an international strength.
Z Zegna unveiled its TECHMERINO™ SS18 collection, in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, during the 92nd edition of Pitti Uomo, Florence. TECHMERINO™ is a fusion of the best attributes of Merino wool with the most sophisticated wool processing and finishing techniques. The result is a breathable water resistant fabric that adapts to the ambient temperature and is quick drying.
Krammer & Stoudt, founded in 2012 is a menswear line that offers Southern California casual cool with a contemporary point of view. It was co-created by Michael Rubin and Courtenay Nearburg and utilizes Mike's fine art and Courtenay's fine photography background.
Salvatore Ferragamo presented its Spring/Summer 2017 collection during Milano Fashion Week Mens. The latest offering, the first without creative director Massimiliano Giornettito, who exited last season, was envisioned by Ferragamo’s design team and offered travel-wear elements such as fanny packs, oversized cargo pockets on suits and seriously industrial grade-looking shoes.
Life energy and the stunning beauty of flowers have provided inspiration for BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS, the leading theme of the summer trade shows. New creative ideas that blossom just like flowers: improbable, effervescent and ironic.
H&M Studio unveiled its latest runway show in Paris, a “see now, buy now” S/S 2017 collection inspired by the power of love, grace, strength and passion of ballet, featuring both womenswear and for the first time, menswear.
For Spring/Summer 2017, Christian Louboutin’s Men’s collection sees two worlds collide in a fusion of shoemaking past and present. Celebrating this convergence of traditional, centuries-old Italian leather manufacturing and innovative, boundary-pushing design, Christian Louboutin demonstrates the beauty to be found when skill meets unabandoned creativity.
The Cifonelli Regal Prince is spending the summer months in La Habana, very much at his ease in the warm Cuban sun. The subtle smell of sea salt and jasmine mingle in the air. The warm earth tones of faded brown and caramel, sun bleached sand and dusty grey provide the color palate for the spring/summer collection.
The name Tom Ford is already synonymous with the highest of high-end luxury suits and menswear garments. His new spring/summer 2017 collection continues right along with that trend (with a helping of luxe minimalism thrown in for good measure).
C.L.A.S.S., the leading eco-material hub based in Milan and specialized in the integration of a new generation of smart values within fashion and home d?cor, presents the new SS 2018 collection through its partners, highlighting the new generation of values as innovation, research, creativity, traceability, transparency and sustainability. A very new business model and a real supporting tool for companies (not only the “fashion” ones) for lower environmental impact productions. A new concept that contributes to improve the quality of life, properly answering to cultural changes and to consumer’s new mind-set that links excellence to smarter products.
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.
The well known producers of fabrics Holland & Sherry presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. There are four wool fabrics - XTREME, DRAGONFLY, SUMMER ASCOT and CRYSTAL SPRINGS.
Summer was the main focus of Milano Unica in February. At the same time, there was more than a touch of trans-seasonal designs among the offerings by the classy exhibitors as buying patterns adjust themselves to multiple market demands.
For his second Couture collection presented at Westin hotel in Paris, Ziad Nakad offers his own vision of a universal garden where butterflies and flowers are the main symbols of his inspiration. Tradition and modernity combine to each silhouette giving the appearance of a sparkling bouquet of summer flowers.
That was precisely the objective in studying Milano Unica’s spring-summer 2018 trends: to think differently by combining historical periods, places and people apparently on opposite poles but which in reality share a common meaningful and enlightened contemporary view.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 men’s Hybrids capsule collection declares that the future is now! Fashioned from an innovative use of technical textiles and unconventional material mash-ups, the collection offers a glimpse into a brave new world where sport and luxe synthesize into chromatic, bold entities. An astral clan of sneakers, city shoes and sandals—the Hybrids offer a style for every dimension.
Acclaimed actor John Malkovich has a new stage: fashion design. Since childhood, John has had an interest in clothes and fashion photography. He even studied costuming at university and, to this day, does costume design for theater. He walked the Comme des Gar?ons runway when no actor would and was featured in campaigns for Prada, Antonio Miro, and Armani, among others.
Chester Barrie is a modern Savile Row menswear brand with a rich heritage. At its core is a tailoring offer that is designed for men who know that looking good is important. The highlight is a Red Carpet story that mixes glamour and sophistication to create an offer that looks fantastic from Hollywood to London's West End but throughout the collection there are pieces men will turn to when it matters most.
Antonio Marras joins the growing number of designers taking up the theme of travel for spring-summer 2017. After an intimate presentation of his latest collection during Milan Fashion Week, the designer unveiled his lookbook for the season. Model Reid Rohling is the collection’s protagonist, lending it a boyish quality.
It's time to show the trends that were shown during the fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, new York and London. The suit is the type of clothing that men should really consider for a must. Be modern, be stylish, be confident. We present you the trends for Spring/Summer 2017 for men's suits...
For his debut men's effort, Demna Gvasalia paraded coats and suits with fridge-wide shoulders — alongside suffocating, shrunken styles.
The Private White V.C. brand pays homage to its namesake WWI hero; Private Jack White. The clothing line has a subtle nod to Jack’s military legacy, with many items based on classic wartime pieces, updated with added functionality and detail for the modern man.
“I’ve long desired to marry the Stella woman to a man and now the time just feels so right.” – Stella McCartney
Hopsack is one of go-to fabrics in the Spring and Summer. It’s not technically a fabric, it’s a method of weaving a fabric (most often a lightweight wool). The “basket weave” texture, which comes in many different gages, creates a very unique feel to a tailored garment. Think of it like a Spring/Summer alternative to flannel or tweed.
Maison Margiela continues the hallowed house’s tradition of breaking garments to display how they work: suits have been torn apart, sewn and held together with rope-belts; the seams outlined like veins and blueprints, elevating the idea of an unstructured or deconstructed blazer.
Through their tireless work, savvy inovation (they were the first to introduce suits tailored for different body types, zipper trousers and tropical weight wool suits, amongst other things) and an unwavering commitment to dressing men in high-quality clothing produced in the USA, the brothers grew their company into one of the largest suits manufacturers in the world.
The pleasure of travel, the dream to bring together different cultures, the game of connecting past and present and the desire to rediscover historical figures of aesthetic and cultural importance: these are the cornerstones on which MILANO UNICA’s new trends for next Spring-Summer 2018 have been based.
The brand showed off its Spring/Summer 2017 wares on “real” people. Italy’s finest – an architect, a gypsy poet, actor, classical dancer, and tattoo artist among them. But the point was that the clothes work beyond the catwalk, which is often the ongoing issue: does it work in real life?
1970s style continues to inspire as Turnbull & Asser looks to the beloved era in Monte Carlo. The brand’s protagonist for spring-summer 2017 is modeled after Grand Prix racers who doubled as suave international playboys. Presenting its impeccable suiting, Turnbull & Asser embraces blues and greys for the season, offering a color palette ideal for summer.
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.
Originally from Chester in the North West of England, Daniel W. Fletcher moved to London to study and has also undertaken a number or roles and internships with brands in the capital including Victoria Beckham, Burberry, James Long and Hussein Chalayan. Daniel also spent a year in Paris learning his trade at the houses of Lanvin and Louis Vuitton, the latter of which he is currently designing leathergoods for and therefor splitting his time between London and Paris.
At Nick Graham believe that Modern Menswear is a mix of two parts tradition, two parts attitude and one part pure fun. Its what they call "Post-Prep." By combining classic British menswear with American post-prep styling, they’re out to create a new dynamic – one that is both recognizable and refreshing.
Sun and fun are key words for the Spring/Summer 2017 FENDI Men’s Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Playful and energetic. Soft and almost ‘washed’ materials together with welcoming shapes define an easy, relaxed silhouette apt for long days spent outside, lazily. Coats, parkas and blousons are fluid, shirt-jackets are firm and pragmatic, shorts bare legs. Silk tracksuit and quilted caftans for a zing of exoticism.
Pristine whites, sunny yellows, midnight blues. Relaxed, yet refined; easy-wearing, yet elegant - the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection inspires a desire to swim, stretch out in the sun, play. And, at day's end, hold a cocktail party, poolside. Or anywhere else you might prefer. For that summer breeze ruffling your hair...is the wind of freedom.
Fashion designer Peter Dundas reviled new Roberto Cavalli‘s Spring Summer 2017 Menswear collection with lookbook captured by photographer Edouard Plongeon. Stars of the session are Erik van Gils, Akos Sogor, and Leon Dame.
A basket-ball court, cheerleaders, popcorn vendors, breakdancing mascots, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and infamous rapper Busta Rhymes all packed into a 3-D mapping experience set the pace for Philipp Plein’s sports-driven, unconventional and high-geared Spring/Summer 2017 men’s collection.
Richard James Spring/Summer ‘17 collection snaps the brim of its toquilla straw hat down sharply and speeds across the shimmering, sun-slapped cyan sweep of the Straits of Florida to hedonistic ‘50s Havana in the company of the enchanting, exquisitely attired British gentleman adventurer and contrebandier Michael Dandy Kim Caborn-Waterfield.
We are a new generation! A generation filled with somebodys: Innovators, Out of the box thinkers, People not afraid to say what they mean, and mean what they say. Why should your tie be any different? We strive to provide hand crafted pieces that express your personal style just as much as your professionalism. Partnering up with local designers and suppliers allows us to keep things interesting!
Season after season, Christian Louboutin technical virtuosity and signature irreverence take classic men’s styles to the next level, all in pursuit of uncompromising innovation in design. Boundaries, after all, mean little to the designer, with tradition often taken merely as a suggestion whilst fabrics, embellishments, constructions and techniques are reinvented tirelessly.
Travel seems to be in the air during the spring collections, with several designers sending their models on strange journeys to both real and imagined locales. Riccardo Tisci men seemed to be military men on a mission; the collection was heavy with camouflage prints and utility features.
Exclusive cocktail Thursday September 22, 2016 at the Borsalino showroom in Via Sant’Andrea 5 in Milan for the presentation of the Borsalino Spring / Summer 2017 capsule collection by Nick Fouquet. Borsalino and Californian designer Nick Fouquet welcomed international buyers, influencers, socialite and celebrities for a “meet & greet” with cocktail and live jazz accompaniment.
The Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection combined the best of rebellious British punk and Victorian symbology for a rebel cry of irreverence! The Libertine girl is an androgynous retro-futurist who is effortlessly chic-as-hell in shocking high-octane clashes of color and texture.
Dashing Tweeds weave design studio in East London is the place where all designs for cloth and ready to wear start. In addition to Dashing Tweeds Cloth Collections woven in Britain, the company offers also a variety of ready-to-wear garments.
FASHION WORLD TOKYO is Japan’s largest fashion trade show and held twice a year in April and November. The show gathers all kinds of fashion wear, bags, shoes, fashion accessories, fashion jewellery, men’s fashion, textile and OEM/ODM products from around the world. With 850* exhibitors & 28,000* visitors, the next FASHION WORLD TOKYO [2016 NOVEMBER 7th to 9th ] provides the fashion industry with abundant opportunities to expand their business in Japan & Asia.
Oliver Spencer showcased their Spring Summer 17 collection at London Collections: Men on Friday 10 June. The collection has a strong 1950s Mediterranean influence, taking its inspiration from Oli's favourite house: Casa Malaparte on the island of Capri, Italy. A house famed for its imposing modernist Italian architecture, it is set atop a vertiginous coastline surrounded by sea. The natural, rugged coastline forms a harmonious contrast with the clean modernist lines of the architecture.
Two months before Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection is sent down the runway at New York Fashion Week, the New York-based fashion designer was in Australia visiting the source of Merino wool - the natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre which lies at the heart of his latest collection.
Playtime Paris celebrated its 10th anniversary with family. Julie Malait decoded and set to images the currents that will permeate children’s wardrobes.
Tommy Hilfiger presented its Spring 2017 Hilfiger Edition collection on July 13, 2016, in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
The point of departure is the art of Ligabue and Vincent Van Gogh, especially the agitated lines and bold strokes they used to portray the clothes of the male figures in their paintings.
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.
The show was a rendition of classic Sander staples, almost archetypal—boxy workwear-inspired blousons, unstructured cotton suits with controlled volumes, dusters of ample near billowy proportions. It looked pared down and practical, a modular wardrobe for the modern zeitgeist. Fabrics were light yet textured; the color palette spanned from luminous hues—pale blues and grays, delicate greens—to sun-bleached, ombré effects that gave an almost “foggy” patina to part of the lineup.
Malan Breton’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, presented during New York Fashion Week, showcased the designer’s impeccable tailoring and elaborate details that were combined with unconfined, liberated silhouettes. His precision Savile Row cuts were a testament to a newfound direction in menswear styles. Popsicle prints and denim led the way.
A new story begins, a page turns. Single threads meet and intertwine, weaving a narrative that grows, building upon itself. A protagonist materializes; a plot unfolds. Motifs appear and recur as markers on a path, leading to an end that is in itself another beginning.
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.
It's a new beginning for Seidensticker SS17 collection with 5 new fittings in formal and semi-formal shirts. After extensive market research Uno, Uno Super Slim, Black Rose and Splendesto have been ended and the brand will appear in the market with a new labelling concept.
Michael Bastian is a luxury American menswear designer born in Lyons, New York, a small upstate town near lake Ontario. Upon graduating from Babson college in 1987, he moved to Manhattan, taking his first job as an assistant buyer at Abraham & Strauss. Subsequently taking on roles of increasing acclaim at world-renowned institutions—Sotheby’s, tiffany & co., and Ralph Lauren—Bastian was appointed as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman in 2000. It was during his five-year tenure there that he was inspired to introduce his eponymous line, Michael Bastian.
Spring/Summer 2016 also sees the addition of several new styles of bags to the men’s leather goods collection. Fresh styles include backpacks Apoloubi, perfect for the adventurer, and Explorafunk, suited to an urban explorer. Handheld Trictrac is an elegant and edgy update to the classic portfolio; the Benech Messenger, whether carried cross-body, on the shoulder, around the waist or by hand, is versatile enough for work or travel.
Panama Hats are wardrobe essentials for the summer months for those looking to add a touch of glamour to their outfits. This stylish men’s summer hat is the perfect accessory that has seen its recent rise in popularity as can be seen in crowds at Wimbledon, Lord’s and Glastonbury and at summer weddings throughout Great Britain. But what differentiates the Panama straw hat from a regular straw trilby or fedora hat?
A sartorial tradition with an undisputed cultural heritage, which recalls the unconventional but innate and refined charm of this region. A wonderful colour palette, that evokes ancestral traditions and endless landscapes in fine textile masterpieces.
The famous tailor Luciano Barbera gives advises for choosing the suit according to the season and what are the materials we should prefer.
American designer Tom Ford continues to blend his new penchant for casual and formal styles. The spring-summer 2016 menswear collection delivers a strong lineup of trim, tailored suiting.
Spring 2016 is inspired by the lush foliage and picturesque landscape of Biella – a mountainous Italian village, home to the Luciano Barbera brand – and reminds us that textures, prints and colors are most vibrant when mixed and layered.
The ultimate proposal in fashionforward luxury menswear, the new Couture collection emits sartorial finesse and a sense of nonchalant elegance epitomized by Stefano Pilati, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Head of Design, with his trademark styling details and pioneering aesthetic codes.
Colourful birds and delicate vegetation create unique patterns on formalwear and casual looks for the eccentric gentleman.
It blurs the lines between town and country; simplicity and sophistication. Drawing inspiration from the architectural principles of Le Corbusier, the new Spring-Summer Collection from Berluti brings a new, more relaxed, elegance to classical male elegance.
Isolated and hostage to his flights of fancy, James juxtaposed the fantastical forms of his extraordinary art collection with his stunningly natural new-found surroundings to create what he called his Surrealist Xanadu.
Chiara visited Amazon’s state of the art European Fashion Photography Studio in Shoreditch, East London, to shoot the campaign with photographer Cass Bird and i-‐D magazine’s Fashion Editor, Julia Sarr-‐Jamois.
Taking from the unforgettable milestone of the Eighties’ success, Manuel Ritz renewed itself and its passion for fashion, clothing and creative soul, thanks to the acquisition by the company ManifatturaPaolonione of the biggest and fast growing fashion company in Italy with a turnover of more then 60 million € and more then 500 employees.
Constant investment to deliver an increasingly ecologically sustainable printing method and a project dedicated to the importance of our heritage. These are the two objectives for Miroglio Textile in 2016.
The history of CUPRO as a unique, one-of-a-kind, matchless material, is unquestionable! What’s new can be found in this summer’s collections that convey a more contemporary flavor, one that crosses seasons, a true transeasonal chameleon, delivering perfect comfort with an exquisite ‘feelgood’ functionality alongside its new pearly finish optic, that is completely unique to CUPRO.
Every year, the designers from all over the world present their collections with spectacular fashion shows. We selected for you the schedule of the biggest and the most important fashion weeks.
It was in 1894 that Simeon Simpson set up a business as a bespoke tailor in Middlesex Street in London when he was only 16 years old. Being at the centre of the garment trade, Middlesex Street was better known by its nickname “Petticoat Lane”.
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.
The Italian fashion house Brioni presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection - unique with the new concept of the men's suit. We all knew, that the black suit is no more the best outfit. Nowadays, it is more interesting and eye catching when a man is dressed in different suit - unusual colour, fit and fabrics.
A natural textile made with woven leaves, high-tech designs and the Greenpeace Detox commitment. Lanfranchi Spa new positioning marks a step forward in combining the power of creativity and the innovation DNA with a responsible mission for the future.
The dunhill Spring/Summer 2016 advertising campaign is a modern celebration of London, a homage to its gentlemen; their deep affection for classic cars and all that encompasses the perennial dunhill themes of British masculine elegance. Celebrating the idiosyncratic twists that English men bring to the most formal of wardrobes; an understated elegance, an attention to detail reflected within the cut of his blazer, the shine of his shoes and whose personality is expressed in the pattern of his tie and pocket square.
The label BRACHMANN Menswear reworks the classical male wardrobe by playing with hybrids, silhouettes and details. With a strong signature educated by architecture, the label deconstructs classical menswear staples and recomposes them while looking for inspiration in the Bauhaus-Style, contemporary art and popular culture.
Men’s fashion trends for 2016 in the accessories are characterised with boyish looks and versatile styles. See the top 4 trends.
he Woolmark Company is pleased to announce a two-season partnership with leading American fashion designer Thom Browne, becoming the first US designer to use Cool Wool-certified garments in a commercially available collection.
Alfred Brown specializes in weaving worsted fabrics from merino wool, the properties of which are good drape, soft texture, strength and versatility. Their fabrics are mainly used for men’s suits and jackets.
John Foster is, historically and culturally, much more significant than just being the story of a company renowned for weaving quality worsted and worsted/mohair fabrics for almost 200 years. It is the story of a textile entrepreneur and his family business that built an entire community around its famous Black Dyke Mills in Queensbury, near Bradford. The company built houses, the village hall and leisure facilities to ensure the well-being of its highly skilled workforce. Always an innovator, John Foster took first prize for alpaca and mohair fabrics and the gold medal for yarns at the Great Exhibition in 1851.
From October 21 till October 25 Moscow saw the Spring/Summer 2016 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. During the major Eastern European fashion week the runways of the Manege Central Exhibition Hall welcomed shows of designers coming from Russia, Georgia, Turnkey, China and other countries.
For spring/summer ‘16, inspiration comes from independent minds. A gentle rebellion against sartorial tradition sees tailoring rules subverted in sleeveless jackets and bias cut skirts, whilst couture fabrics are offset with naïve screen-printing techniques.
Milano Unica World concluded its cycle for 2015 following the success of the Shanghai VIII edition. Numerous projects for the new year are already in the making, aiming the spotlight on Milano Unica exhibitors, protagonists in the fashion world.
This season, Christian Louboutin graced a diverse mix of New York Fashion Week runways with red soled creations, and nailed the manicures at Cushnie et Ochs for the 4th consecutive season.
Classic coats and functional pieces mixed with elements of regalia. English lace and floor-length satin dresses with leather biker jackets. The Rucksack, regimental tailoring and The Belt Bag in oblong and square. Capes and weatherproof silks are practical and protective.
PHILIPP PLEIN continues his high-octane odyssey into the world of hip-rock, a modern day fusion of hip hop, heavy-metal, rock and rap that takes its genesis in the punk scene.
A voyage often starts from within, seems to suggest KENZO’s Spring Summer 2016 collection: through its print-blocking and multitude of harmonious clashes, it suggests traveling occurs on a daily basis – from voyages to the other end of the world to simply taking the bus to another neighborhood. The designers begin by hijacking a history of ethnic fashion by picking non-Western details – yet refusing to exotify the cultures those are from.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: 57 runway shows, 14 presentations, sensible fashion and virtual reality
From 21st to 25th of October 2015 Moscow will host Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Spring-Summer 2016. The main venue is Manege, located in a few steps from Red Square and the Kremlin, also there are different locations around the city for presentations and fashion shows. MBFW Russia will showcase collections from over 70 designers from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, China and other countries.
Uniform is at the core of JOSEPH. Simplicity, functionality and ease underpin the collection; a simple white cotton shirt; a white jersey t-shirt; the perfect sweatshirt; a wrap skirt; men's trouser; and a white plimsoll are the foundation pieces. Desirable essentials are developed from the most straightforward version to the most extreme. The collection begins and ends in the same place; an iteration of the uniform.
A return to the beginning of time, in order to create a change in perspective: a pursuit of an essence that generates everything and is necessary today more than ever. Following the thread of an emotional story embedded in the vital magma of contemporary culture, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli accomplish a new stage of a very personal narrative journey for the Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Looking towards a place both real and stylized they leave Rome, the center and horizon of their own aesthetic universe, behind them, and always preserving their invaluable expertise of métissage and savoir-faire, they land in wild, tribal Africa.
Khongboon Swimwear, luxury swimwear created by Supaporn Khongboon, presents it's newest collection showcasing updated prints, streamlined silhouettes and buttery fabrics. Inspired by the idea of a picturesque paradise, Khongboon has fused together weft fabrics with awe-inspiring prints synonymous with affordable luxury. With 12 new styles and 10 new prints, Khongboon Swimwear's SS16 collection is colorful and right on-trend for the upcoming swim season.
It begins with a memory: images from the maison archives of shows from the late eighties and early nineties. “Their modernity and airiness continue to fascinate me,” says Gaia Trussardi, Creative Director of the brand. Everything is mixed together and worn in layers. Flowing suits. Fringed vests. Blazers as light as shirts. Safari jackets and duster coats constructed like tops. Fluid caftans. Extra-light suede. The final impact is ultra-chic lightness.
Tradition, heritage, experience and visually overwhelming and stunning imagery that Ekaterina comes across, form the basis for all her collections. Spring/Summer 2016 sees Ekaterina on her journey exploring folk inspired prints and patterns, which are reinterpreted in a way that is distinctive, authentic, true to her brand DNA and vision.
For the Spring/Summer 2016 Prada Women’s show AMO investigates the perception of continuous space through an invasion of the ceiling. Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mold that defines the catwalk and seating areas, while the concrete ground area acts as the negative of the above scene.
This Spring-Summer 2016 collection is about stylistic role-playing, where the heroine passes through various sartorial levels.
It’s 10:30 a.m. and in Terminal 2C, gate n°5, of Paris-Cambon airport, under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, a row of check-in desks line the runway for Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection. Passengers and Chanel Airlines hostesses parade some 99 looks.
Blocks of horizontal, vertical, diagonal and zigzag stripes lightly ripple knits, crepon and silk, with openwork, reliefs and canneté, transforming the Missoni Summer 2016 collection into a full immersion of color, graphic lines into a pictorial patchwork.
The L’Oreal prize to the best established designer collection was awarded for the third consecutive time to the Alvarno duo of designers, and the best model awarded to the young Joana Sanz from the Canary Islands
A profound respect for the artisanal makes craftsmanship the heart of the house of Alexander McQueen and the collection for Spring/Summer 2016 looks to the people of Spitalfields from the late 17th century, the Huguenot migrants who arrived in London as religious refugees.
Horizon: a clean and clear naturalistic line of beauty, looking from the past into the expanse of the future. In the Spring-Summer collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, strips away many extraneous elements to concentrate on a purity of line and precision in technique to find an ease for the future.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel collection for Spring/Summer 2016 takes to the streets of Paris, imbued with dynamic spirit of Sixties and Seventies denim days splashed across the pages of the cult British title Nova magazine. Fast-forward to the Left Bank of today, where American illustrator Langley Fox Hemingway once again embodies the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel girl - this time captured amidst the passing traffic of the iconic rue Tournon by French photographer Sonia Sieff.
Daring Grace, A Season of pure elegance, With soft yet brave geometry, Like a cactus which thrives and flowers
After successfully launching her brand in 2014 at Fashion Scout in London, this season saw Candice Cuoco take to the runway once more to present CCUOCO’s SS16 collection, Persephone.
Ion Fiz presented Spring/Summer 2016 "LE PRÉSAGE" collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid
The collection takes as its starting point the omen, intuition to create pieces of contemporary design from classic lines that are destroyed and create as result innovative ways.
Designer Esther Noriega presents TEMPO - Spring Summer 2016 Collection, inspired by the Muses of Music
TEMPO is a collection in movement markedly feminine, a collection that confronts adagio with allegro. A slow tempo, sensual, pulsating, a lively tempo, energetic and cheerful. The nuance of the collection pumps up the volume, without fanfare, piano or forte, and hence the woman moves to the beat of a fashion sonata. The melody is executed with defined and resounding fashion trends, merging with a cut that recreates the classicism of couture and results in a defined style that harmonizes femininity and defines the aesthetic dialogue of the designer from Valladolid, Esther Noriega.
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.
The event will take place from 18 to 22 September at Feria de Madrid.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 24 gilded nail designs tonight at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. Inspired by Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, the clothing and nails are best described as dramatic handcrafted treasures. The ancient Egyptian emphasis on procuring the most valuable riches for the afterlife was translated into a regal, glistening runway show of avant-garde fashion and artistry.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, exhibited an abstract collection of graphic nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Spring/Summer 2016 Show at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in New York. Inspired by rebellious German artist, Blinky Palermo, the clothing and nails featured high-key color in neat, precise patterns. The outcome of this inventive fashion partnership was an irreverent art show – loud yet refined.
Custo Barcelona presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection Slow at New York Fashion Week. The pieces of this new collection feature intricate details and elaborate production processes. With creativity and modernity in mind, it found its inspiration in the culinary movement that rejects the standardization of taste and defends creative, slow cooking. The garments are all produced in the company’s ateliers and again bear the “Made in Spain” distinction sewn into the label.
Paris Hilton was the special guest on the first day (28th August 2015) of the International Fashion Fair - Fast Fashion and Fashion Week Poland. The celebrity appeared during the fashion shows of the Polish producers. She also took part in the press conference and in the evening she performed as a DJ at the afterparty.
Following on from launching the Spring-Summer 2016 Collection Persephone in London at Fashion Scout for London Fashion Week, CCUOCO will be heading to Paris to showcase their new collection at ZIPZONE Paris. Housed in the iconic Louvre Museum ZIPZONE is an exhibition run during Paris Fashion Week showcasing the best of international design. CCUOCO's collection will be able to be viewed from 2nd - 4th October.
For LOU DALTON, Spring/Summer 2016 is about defining the essentials of a man’s wardrobe: the lightweight blazer; the Harrington jacket; the striped knit; the utilitarian shirt; the tailored cargo pant. These are pieces that carry their heritage with them, from the origins and traditions of tailoring and functionality – the backbone of LOU DALTON - to the dress codes of the Casuals and the late 80s/early 90s rave scene.
After last season's dynamic debut, A Suit To Travel returned to LC:M as an evolved summer suit for SS16 that makes use of unlined and breathable cloth.
It was "Le Plus Beau des Voyages": the soundtrack for the runway show mimicked the journey in which the models declared their individuality, to stand out from the rest. The Lanvin man is contemporary and aesthete yet does not follow fashion in order to follow the crowd.
“I still remember the sense of wonder I felt when experiencing that simple magic of a kaleidoscope – countless pieces that would shift, rotate and converge, creating infinite images and juxtapositions though constant in their beauty as a whole.” (Andrea Pompilio)
For the debut of its men’s collection for Spring summer 2016, Trussardi has chosen the rooms of the Braidense Library inside the Brera Pinacoteca. The installation conceived and developed by Gaia Trussardi comes from her desire to innovate the way that fashion is presented by combining it with different forms of art. Twenty-three people – actors, models and performers – participate in this event staged in the rooms of the Braidense National Library.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collection at Musée du quai Branly. Tokyo and Mexico, two cities full of life where nature collides with the urban on every street corner, form the inspiration for the collection. This season, the man is an urban animal for whom the city is a colorful second nature, interacting with the rest of the world. This collection will appear in shops in early December 2015.
This season, the journey of the man of flowers continues, emerging from his Winter world of evening formality and the Opera House, to the bright sunshine and colour of Summer. Taking his place in a contemporary, indoor ‘jardin a la française’ – filled with 2000 Fée des Neiges flowering white rosebushes, embedded in wooden parquet flooring – the Dior man becomes the contemporary embodiment of a new, haute bourgeois world; a figure who playfully subverts the rules of masculine dress while at the same time upholding their traditions.
Missoni Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is the expressive telling of their itinerant man’s emotional metamorphosis as he journeys through the exhilarating country of India. The senses are awakened, time slowly erodes, culture and tradition delicately reveal themselves, vitality is reinvigorated and conventional, Western manner is abandoned for Eastern, sentimental rousing. Relaxed silhouettes, soft tailoring, featherweight knits and potent hues define this season’s Eastern state of mind.
From a very young age, we have been intrigued by the notion of a voyage, of traveling and the exploration of the deserted. When creating this collection for Summer 2016, we think of the man who makes these roving forays across uncharted lands. We imagine his strong, experienced, utilitarian and purposeful silhouette. We consider his practicality and resourcefulness.
Billy introduced his SS16 collection as part of the first standalone New York Fashion Week: Men’s in New York City. Models walked the runway in Chelsea’s ArtBeam studio while Nashville-based singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter played his song “Young Man” from his upcoming album Imaginary Man. His solo performance on electric guitar lent a moody, sultry tone both loose and refined to the atmosphere. “It was a perfect fit,” says Rayland. “The music, the vibe in the room, everything.”
An incredible post-modern and futuristic atmosphere is the set-up of the #PLEINPUNK show at Milan ́s Social Music City. An enormous Globe of Death at the entrance sets the mood of the show, with six stuntmen making acrobatic jumps and turns in the location. In the center of the runway more than 65 destroyed cars colored in gold and silver gave the feeling of an art installation. Right before the model ́s entrance a flaming car appeared and drove fast around the set followed by two vintage police cars like a classic chase scene from a movie. American Hip-Hop sensation Tyga kicks off the show performing his hit : Rack City.
In the midst of the Paris men's fashion schedule, adidas Originals last night boldly launched four new styles from the progressive Tubular footwear series, inspired by early 90s running technology.
The summer edition of Modefabriek 2015 ( 12 - 13 July 2015) was held in Amsterdam as usual. More than ever before, the internationally popular Modefabriek is mobilising knowledge, tools and inspiration to innovate the fashion industry, particularly retail.
Going ultra casual for spring-summer 2016, designer Patrick Grant presented his latest collection for E. Tautz during London Collections: Men. A morning slot on the last day of LCM frames the show as a palette cleanser, especially with its soft tailoring and clean lines, but the heritage label dating back to 1867 has a lot more to show for it.
With immersive graphics and electric colours, Mary Katrantzou’s designs speak with a bold, clear creative vision. For Season 2 of her partnership with streetwear giant adidas Originals, the designer looks back to 80’s workout and fitness imagery combined with sportswear paraphernalia to create abstract collages of figurative motifs. adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou will be available in to shop online at www.marykatrantzou.com from July 2015 onwards.
On Friday night in London, a high-octane tribe of dystopian desert dwellers descended upon the LCM runways for Todd Lynn’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Draped in immaculately tailored yet unconventional blazers (a Todd Lynn signature), oversized biker jackets, transparent knitwear, and shorts, the men and women of Todd’s misanthropic world marched in custom made Christian Louboutin boots set to a rousing soundtrack from Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange.
The Ermanno Scervino Man for Spring Summer 2016 abandons himself in a glamorous dégagée dimension.
Chinese atmospheres and the Mediterranean tradition of Sicily come together in this Spring-Summer 2016 collection for men.
From the southern, sun soaked shores of Costa Adeje Spain, FRANKLIN EUGENE presents SHADES OF BLUE - a men’s wear collection inspired by the color blue in all of its simplicity, depth, and mesmerizing facets of ultramarine, cobalt, navy, Prussian blue, sky, azure, and Egyptian Blue.
For the third season in a row Tiger of Sweden presents their collection at the well-attended fashion week in London, the London Collections:Men.
Authentic, traditional and sartorial menswear mixed with unconventional elements. Super-lightweight classic outerwear over English mohair suits. Cotton lace, double-faced cashmere, wool-silk tailoring cloth. Solid colours of black, navy, brown and stone with accents of turquoise and red.
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.
LaMarque Collection was born from the innovative mind of fashion designer Ifigenia Papadimitriou. The Montreal-based contemporary brand specializes in leather jackets, leather and mixed media sportswear, down-filled puffers, and Italian wool coats with leather detailing. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection marked the debut of the LaMarque brand, although the design and executive team behind the brand have more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry.
Milan-born rapper Fedez, media personality of the year, is the new face of Sisley's SS 2015 campaign
Interpreting the brand-new Sisley story with personality and charisma is Milan-born rapper, Fedez, who with his girlfriend, Giulia Valentina, will be the face of the SS 2015 campaign.
At Reformation, fashion and sustainability coexist. Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, the company designs and manufactures limited-edition collections in their own factory. Located in downtown Los Angeles, they manufacture most of their products in their own sustainable sewing factory.
Take it from us, nothing puts a spring in your step like a fresh pair of kicks. The changing of the seasons means trips to the beach, nights on the town, and plenty of opportunities to be seen… so you had better make sure your shoe game is on point. For the Louboutin Homme, we picked out five styles that we love to help celebrate your victory over winter all summer long.
The new City Life collection from adidas NEO Label and Selena Gomez is heavily inspired by the glam sportswear look, fusing contemporary sportswear with city attitude.
With a cast of supermodels, H&M’s new summer 2015 campaign will be the soundtrack to the season, thanks to an exclusive track by Axwell /\ Ingrosso. The commercial will debut online at hm.com on April 30, before appearing on TV and in cinemas worldwide.
The company follows its own ethical code: inside, through interpersonal relations, and outside as well, it always places people first. Thus, each person is responsible for his or her job. There is no need for heavy-handed regulations, and no one's individualism is penalized. Freedom is encouraged and, as Brunello Cucinelli points out: “This creates a united group where each person has a specific role to play for the good of all.”
What are the women of 2015 like? Strong, complicated, demanding. They do everything and want everything. Their closet has to have room for leisure time in town, a meticulously elegant office look and a never-predictable sexiness.
"Top Vague" is the masterpiece of the Spring/Summer collection. Featuring the sophisticated "Lace Leather" detailing with embedded crystals and a scalloped vamp, this look is a tour de force that will gather admirers far and wide.
A famous British newspaper said that Zinedine Zidane could get on the metro during the rush hour wearing a white suit and still be immaculate when he got off. Such a feat could only be achieved by a living style legend. As well as innate elegance, this Apollonian from Marseille, also known as Zizou, possesses a Ballon d’Or and a World Cup Winner’s medal with the French national team.
Paul Andrew, the British-born, New York-based footwear and accessory designer, debuted PAUL ANDREW, his eponymous line of luxury women’s shoes in Spring 2013. The collection is on course to firmly establish him as a fresh, innovative and creative force within the fashion industry.
On the screens, with a background of gradiated neon colours we see a curious face tilting her head towards us, as she spoke. “Welcome to Kenzo SS15. KENZO would like to remind you there is no planet B. Please protect what is precious.” Her name is Knola and she is a real person despite the avatar appearance. She’s quintilingual and a global citizen and as her voice vaults from English to Chinese to Japanese to French to Arabic, mirroring the way we live our 21st century lives today, traveling from one place to another in what feels like a much smaller world.