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Association of Sewing and Design Professionals

Association of Sewing and Design Professionals

Association's mission is 'to support individuals engaged in sewing and design related businesses, in both commercial and home-based settings' in a variety of specialties: custom clothing, formal and bridal wear, design, pattern making, tailoring and alterations, accessories, costumes, wearable art, image consulting, production sewing, teaching and other industry-related avenues.

Parsons The New School for Design to open a Making Center in 2016

Parsons The New School for Design to open a Making Center in 2016

As you already know Parsons The New School for Design (New York) is one of the Top 30 Fashion schools in the USA. Its list of celebrity alumni includes: Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and many more. The latest news around Parsons are that it is going to open a new Making Center next Fall with 35,000-square-foot space on two floors of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC).

World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability

World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability

World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.

Dormeuil with a new intelligent fabric for all seasons

Dormeuil with a new intelligent fabric for all seasons

The new cloth offers thermo regulation - the higher the temperature, the more the fabric cools and the cooler the temperature, the more the fabric warms. So, Tecnik® by Dormeuil is a great choice for both Summer and Winter and your all season men's suit.

Vitale Barberis Canonico for Fall-Winter 2016/2017

Vitale Barberis Canonico for Fall-Winter 2016/2017

Vitale Barberis Canonico presented its latest collection at the XXІ edition of Milano Unica (September 8-10, 2015) and it concentrates on 3 core ranges: Classic, Vintage and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The most elegant rappers in suits

The most elegant rappers in suits

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.

Belgian fashion: Kris Van Assche

Belgian fashion: Kris Van Assche

Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. After graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. Having worked for Yves Saint Laurent then Dior Homme, he started his own label KRISVANASSCHE in January 2005. He has also been the Artistic Director for Dior Homme since April 2007.

Cristiano Ronaldo Style

Cristiano Ronaldo Style

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014. In September 2015, Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.

Custom Tailors and Designers Association

Custom Tailors and Designers Association

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.

Key steps in creating your own style

Key steps in creating your own style

It is hard to form your style without any preparation about this really important step. We defined the most important steps that you should follow to create own style.

Belgian fashion: My Town is My Country, the new Autumn Winter collection by Scabal

Belgian fashion: My Town is My Country, the new Autumn Winter collection by Scabal

Today Scabal employs almost 600 staff worldwide. Over the years Scabal has evolved into a producer of top quality fabrics to the most prestigious tailors and textile businesses around the world and as a manufacturor of the finest suits, jackets and shirts for the most demanding men.

Why you should choose the tailor-made suits over the ready ones

Why you should choose the tailor-made suits over the ready ones

It would be a rare occasion when a suit from a branded store would fit you perfectly. It’s always a wise decision to get your suits tailor made. We are going to give you some of the most important reasons why you all should prefer the tailor-made suit.

Top 4 upcoming menswear events

Top 4 upcoming menswear events

We present you top 4 menswear trade shows during November, December and January. You can read information about the shows - their main purposes, what you can find and the future trends.

Belgian fashion: Walter Van Beirendonck

Belgian fashion: Walter Van Beirendonck

Walter Van Beirendonck studied at Fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. His first breakthrough was at British Designer Show in London in 1987 as part of ‘The Antwerp Six’.

What 007 Is Wearing In 'Spectre'

What 007 Is Wearing In 'Spectre'

James Bond's style eclipses every man in the room — discreet and intuitive, able to stand out without calling attention or blowing his cover. Bond doesn't have time to follow fashion.

Belgian fashion: McGregor

Belgian fashion: McGregor

McGregor Fashion Group BV, established in 1993, is a successful fashion house in the higher market segment.

The men's suits at 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in San Francisco

The men's suits at 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in San Francisco

Looking at the photos some people may think that there is nothing to talk about men's suits on the ceremony.

Kiton Fall/Winter 2015 collection

Kiton Fall/Winter 2015 collection

While remaining faithful to the traditions of Neapolitan haute couture, the forms and proportions of the Kiton suit have undergone a makeover.

George Clooney style: Wearing a suit

George Clooney style: Wearing a suit

George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.

Belgian fashion: Bellerose

Belgian fashion: Bellerose

They sold our first line of men's shirts in the summer of 1989. Since then they have been inspired by countless references, which they absorb into our world. When Patrick named his first sportswear shirt after a small town in the United States, a true success story was created based on authentic American references. The “casual with a touch” was created with its nonchalant form and impeccable fabrics. Casual evolves into preciousness.

Z Zegna Fall/Winter 2015 collection

Z Zegna Fall/Winter 2015 collection

The fusion of tailoring and technological sportswear continues to serve as the grounding philosophy of Z Zegna for Autumn / Winter 2015. The brand ’s innovative new stance, which debuted in Spring Summer 2015, is reinforced by an intelligent new collection that builds upon the brand ’s sartorial heritage with a ‘Be Your Own Style’ frame of mind.

Dutch fashion: Cold Method

Dutch fashion: Cold Method

'Cold Method has a masculine image and appearance and a nonchalant urban look with a cool attitude. It represents a complete men's wardrobe for every occasion with a balance between casual and dressed. A classic tradition in a contemporary way'.

Canali Fall/Winter 2015 collection

Canali Fall/Winter 2015 collection

The Fall/Winter 2015 collection begins in 1950s Milan, creating an imaginary bridge between tradition and modernity along which craftsmanship and premium materials are interpreted in new forms and proportions. Silhouettes bring life to a well-defined and extremely contemporary elegance with particular attention to leisure: coats and jackets in pure cashmere are made with an exclusive “double” technique that results in an extraordinary lightness and luxury. Lines are prevalent throughout the collection, creating diverse motifs and prints: delicate chalk stripes, shaded varieties for a mélange effect or crisscrossed in checks of all different sizes.

Dutch fashion: Daily Paper

Dutch fashion: Daily Paper

Daily Paper is an Amsterdam-based menswear label, founded in 2010. It's founder is with African origin and has a passion for contemporary fashion. Brand's collections are affected by different African cultures, but interpreted in a modern way.

Dutch fashion: State of Art

Dutch fashion: State of Art

Every year, State of Art develops eight collections of sporty, contemporary, stylish and comfortable clothing for 'people with an active lifestyle'. The brand has show rooms in Antwerpen, Helsinki, Kopenhagen, Lichtenvoorde, Oslo and Stockholm, 32 brand stores, more than 1,000 official dealers, many shop-in-shop locations and an official webshop.

Dutch fashion: Scotch & Soda

Dutch fashion: Scotch & Soda

The Amsterdam-based label's team wants 'people to love their clothes and enjoy wearing them' and that's why they make 'great garments that suit every individual'. The brand offers classic and vintage styles, rich details, high quality and occupies the space between luxury and mid-priced menswear.

Players from  Bayern Munich wearing Armani Made-to-Measure

Players from Bayern Munich wearing Armani Made-to-Measure

Giorgio Armani: 'Guardiola's Bayern is a winning team that plays a quality game, and is composed of motivated athletes with an international scope. That's why I decided to once again work with a highly important football club, creating an entire Made to Measure wardrobe for them. A tailored suit is a true contemporary luxury, which is perfect for a top club like Bayern and adapts naturally to the athletes' bodies'.

Dutch Business Dress Code

Dutch Business Dress Code

The Dutch tend to dress fairly conservatively in business, though standards and styles vary widely from one industry to another: formal attire is normal in banking, open-neck shirts and jeans in the IT and entertainment sectors. In most Dutch organisations, it is generally normal to wear a jacket, not necessarily a suit, to take the jacket off when working. Colour has no particular significance, and colourful shirt/tie combinations are quite usual in some sectors, such as marketing and service industries.

MILANO UNICA presents Spring/Summer 2017 trends: synergy between supply & demand

MILANO UNICA presents Spring/Summer 2017 trends: synergy between supply & demand

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.

Dutch fashion: Studio JUX

Dutch fashion: Studio JUX

Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.

The #HMBalmaination came together for a big fashion celebration in New York

The #HMBalmaination came together for a big fashion celebration in New York

On Wall Street in New York, the Balmain x H&M collection made its global runway debut in front of a celebrity-packed audience. Kylie Jenner, Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung were among the guests to get an exclusive look at the glamourous, powerful and rich detailed collection designed by Olivier Rousteing. The collection will be available in around 250 stores worldwide, as well as online, starting November 5, 2015.

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus

Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Techno fabrics trends: Eco focus

The latest edition of Première Vision Paris, held September 15-17, 2015, presented also the key directions at Techno fabrics. Let's take a look at the Eco focus...

Dutch fashion: gsus

Dutch fashion: gsus

gsus sindustries is a Dutch fashion label, creating garments for men, women, boys and girls. It was founded in 1993 as 'an impulsive outsider, a rebel who cared little for status symbols and 'how things are done'.

Première Vision Paris: Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Shirts fabric trends

Première Vision Paris: Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Shirts fabric trends

Let's take a look at the key Shirts fabric trends, presented during the Première Vision Paris, which will be leading for the cold season of 2016/2017...

The green in the menswear - a key trend for Fall/Winter 2015-2016

The green in the menswear - a key trend for Fall/Winter 2015-2016

This season, the dark green made its long waiting return. We can see the colour among the creations of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Gucci.

Zinedine Zidane for MANGO MAN Fall/Winter 2015 campaign

Zinedine Zidane for MANGO MAN Fall/Winter 2015 campaign

Style neither creates nor destroys, it renews. Consequently, following the success of Spring/Summer collection, Zinedine Zidane returns to present the most urban line in the MANGO Man Autumn/Winter collection. The French sports star proposes the must-haves for a winter in which Chesterfield coats combined with quilted jackets, knitted sweaters combines with parkas and warm fabrics blend with technological materials, producing a contemporary, casual all-purpose look.

Exclusive: A Made-to-Measure month at Brown Thomas Dublin

Exclusive: A Made-to-Measure month at Brown Thomas Dublin

Brown Thomas is an Irish chain of four department stores, located in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Currently, a made-to-measure month is running at the chain's Dublin department, where gentlemen can meet some of the best tailors in the world, who works for the top menswear brands.

World Textile Summit 2015

World Textile Summit 2015

The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world's most influential textile business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry.

Men's and Women's Suit Fabrics Trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017 at Première Vision Paris

Men's and Women's Suit Fabrics Trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017 at Première Vision Paris

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...

First winning menswear designer Ximon Lee’s collection for H&M

First winning menswear designer Ximon Lee’s collection for H&M

Graduate Ximon Lee from Parsons School of Design, is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award. The special eight-piece collection for H&M, that Ximon envisions being worn by both men and women, celebrates his passion for structure, fabric and volume. The collection will be available in selected H&M stores, as well as online at hm.com, from 22nd October 2015.

Dutch fashion: Jonathan Christopher

Dutch fashion: Jonathan Christopher

Next men's fashion designer from The Netherlands, who we are going to introduce you, is Jonathan Christopher. Next to his own brand 'Jonathan Christopher Homme', the designer also freelances for other brands, including Karl (Karl Lagerfeld).

Dutch fashion: Jan Boelo Drenth

Dutch fashion: Jan Boelo Drenth

Jan Boelo Drenth (born 1988) is a Dutch fashion designer, creating wearable garments for both men and women. His signature style includes 'making the optimal of the existing techniques', knowing the 'how-made' of garments and mixing 'rock and gothic elements with sexy and original modern elements'.

Dutch fashion: Bas Kosters

Dutch fashion: Bas Kosters

Today, we continue our journey into the world of Dutch fashion. The next fashion designer, who we are going to present you is Bas Kosters - an independent designer and artist from Amsterdam, The Netherlands - and his Studio, established in 2005.

'Permanent State of Confusion' - Bas Kosters Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

'Permanent State of Confusion' - Bas Kosters Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

In 2014 Bas Kosters took a step back and went on a quest to find his own 'self'. 'Who am I, what am I about, and what do I want to do with that?'. The designer visualized and reflected on this search in his new collection. But 'PSOC' is also a reflection on the current state of the fashion world. The fashion scene is changing, just like the consumers' mentality is changing. The research resulted in this statement collection.

Dutch fashion: Francisco van Benthum

Dutch fashion: Francisco van Benthum

Francisco van Benthum is an Amsterdam-based menswear designer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990's. His vision included 'exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men's fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions'.

Charlie Hunnam - The Story behind The Star

Charlie Hunnam - The Story behind The Star

Well, we all know that British actor Charlie Hunnam looks more than well - he is young, talented and has a charming smile. But maybe we don't know enough about his way to the Big Screen and what made him who he is now. Let's take a look...

Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia presents 2015 Graduate Exhibition and Parade

Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia presents 2015 Graduate Exhibition and Parade

You can join the Graduate Exhibition and Parade at Whitehouse's Sydney campus on the 23rd and 24th of November 2015 and at their Melbourne campus on the 25th and 26th of November 2015. Institute's graduates will present their designs and collections on the Runway, supported by graduate students, alumni, friends, family and staff.

Richmart presented men's suits with Bulgarian embroidery with unique dancing show at Sofia Fashion Week 2015

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).

Farrell Autumn/Winter 2015 collection by Primark

Farrell Autumn/Winter 2015 collection by Primark

Robbie Williams created the Farrell line as a tribute to his Grandfather, Jack Farrell - a notable dresser on the Stoke-on–Trent scene. The latest collection of Farrell takes inspiration from the past while remaining firmly rooted in the present, offering clean modern cuts in classic shapes.

Elegant menswear for Fall-Winter 2015/2016 by Cesare Attolini

Elegant menswear for Fall-Winter 2015/2016 by Cesare Attolini

And today, 130 tailors - each dedicated to performing a single step - use only scissors, thimbles, needles and thread to produce 50 entirely handmade jackets and suits per day, made of finest Scottish, English, Irish and Italian yarns, from the highest quality wools to the purest cashmeres. It takes 25 to 30 hours to make a suit and each of them has a little handcrafted details fine-tuned over the decades by Vincenzo Attolini