Men's suits magazine
I'm 18-years-old and for the past 6 years, I've been writing and managing the fashion blog and platform, Tolly Dolly Posh, which has now transformed into one solely dedicated to ethics and sustainability. I would say I definitely feel more like a blogger and what I do, definitely fits into that description better, however, I know that I have the capability of being a designer and I have experience under my belt from designing co-branded collections in the past.
The fashion world is changing. The old fashion model is reshaping inevitably from slow to fast fashion. And although the slow fashion model has many disadvantages (about 18 months pass from the design of a garment to its production), many fast fashion companies have a negative effect on the fashion industry. In fact, the problem is not that fashion is becoming fast, but that there are many unethical practices involved.
The Acne Studio show had all the ingredients of a minimalist approach to vibrant colours and design elements that gel together in strikingly cool ways. With a palette of soft muted hues to saturated tones that add warmth and depth to classic silhouettes.
With all the glitz and glamour at Paris Fashion Week Namacheko added a unique flavour that was reflected in the head turning ensembles of the Swedish/ Kurdish label. Launched by brother and sister duo- Dilan and Lezan Lurr, the brand has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2017.
The Issey Miyake show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week-Day 3 may have been many things but nothing as apparent as the fusion of different styles, iconic feels and wrapped up in some of the best prints seen so far. Instead of just using words alone, below are some points and pictures of just how inspired and artfully eclectic this particular collection was.
The most stylish men's trade fair Pitti Uomo 94 took place from 12 to 15 June 2018. And although NY Times stated that "The Dandy Is Dead", I can not agree with that. In Florence everyone was "dandier" than ever. And while the so called peacocks have prepared different outfits for every day, the same happened also to buyers, managers and other visitors of the business fair.
What made the Wooyoungmi show unlike any of the others was the cool and interesting tie between retro elements combined with country inspired feels with a modern twist. The striking colour palette that had soothing hues drawn from nature such as buttercup yellow, dusky blue, earth tones, maroon and pale grey. The prints added further interest and authenticity to the looks that included stripes, plaid, checks and textures. Modern twists were reflected in the accessorizing, the bags, boots and hair.
Ever rebellious – Raf Simons waged a full-fledged war against the current cloud of street-wear styles hovering over the fashion world. In the time where some of the biggest names in luxury fashion are ditching luxury for street and sportswear, none more evident than Louis Vuitton's selection of Virgil Abloh as artistic director earlier this year, Raf vowed to focus on traditional menswear garments, even for new generation.
Another highly anticipated show at Paris Men's Fashion Week was the Dior Homme show that many had been looking forward to all week. Not only did the show live up to many high fashion expectations, the collection was a resounding success, then again; how could it not be, as it involved a prince, a talented artist and a double debut. Which in short means, that the House of Dior had in its wings a multitude of talented individuals working together to present a fresh take on the future of fashion from this global powerhouse.
The postponement of the Balmain Homme show according to schedule was well worth the wait. Olivier Rousteing delivered yet another collection based on rock influence, but rotating the looks around variants of glam from past eras, creating this blend of rock glamour through the decades but with a modern interpretation. So yes it was a relief to see no big hair, bold makeup and excessive piercings and tattoos.
The Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2019 was one of the best in terms of originality and style while still staying true to the brand’s design aesthetic, not forgetting the subtle inclusion of the unexpected, which is always a treat for the eyes. A very strikingly cool combination of razor sharp classic silhouettes vs a totally edgy biker-esque attitude made for interesting bedfellows to start with. The collection had a grunge glam kind of essence that moved between each ensemble with an energy that just had everyone’s attention.
Nothing could be as simple, innovative and with an impactful essence of Avant Garde than Hed Mayner at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2019. A very intense subdued palette set the tone for the dramatic cuts, silhouettes, drapery and more, as the audience watched in amazement. The only visible colour was candy pink and powder blue in various tones and the only print was the pinstripes that were used to the minimum.
As soon as the summer approaches, the market for sunglasses overflows with new trends, aesthetics, types and much more. Well, for every man, having a one or two pair of cool looking sunglasses is a must. However, with a galore of varieties and brands, it becomes a bit arduous to choose the right one. Some go just for the looks while some want the durability.
Perhaps one of the highly anticipated shows by far at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 was the Louis Vuitton show which showcased the work of Louis Vuitton debut designer Virgil Abloh. While the collection as expected was inspired, cohesive and very dissimilar to what Louis Vuitton customers are used to, it did wow the audience for the most part leaving a bitter sweet sentiment on many present. Given the shift of style aesthetic this scribe found an interesting cross-road between classic and artsy which added a new flavour to fashion from the brand.
The mere mention of Rick Owens and the first thing that comes to mind is breaking the rules. Hence the show that had everything from drama, deconstructed silhouettes, exaggerated elements, architectural shapes, all moved in unison with the aesthetics of the man himself. The styling and attitude of the models, the raw grunge feels and minimalist approach made this collection one of those that moved into a league of its own.
Glenn Martens of the Parisian brand Y Project showed range and diversity through a collection that was inspired, playful and uplifting. From tailored pieces to unique interpretations of blazer jackets and trench coats, the use of a striking palette having strong neutrals, bright hues of energizing yellow, warm orange and royal purple and blue. Speaking of blue, the eye-catching inclusion of denim in powder blue and indigo adds further energy and life to a collection that is young and carefree.
On a palette of fun, youthful colours, dominated by shades of blue, a dash of yellow, white, black and orange, Off-White designer Virgil Abloh showed a multi-dimensional look at the many ways to wear denim, adding visual interest with distressed denim, textures, knits, fleece and parachute that gels well with the quirky elements of animation, oversized silhouettes, camouflage and tie ‘n’ dye all to show-off his cool range of footwear that is a jogger and lace-up that have a chunky, army-esque appeal that is sure to liven up spring and summer of 2019.
From the abstract to the outlandish, the vibrant colours to the creative techniques of layering. Hiromichi Ochiai for Facetasm showed a collection that was every bit as eccentric as it was artistically reflective of current day global village. Including an interesting mix of different art-forms, silhouettes, styles and sentiments that evoke curiosity while hinging on folklore and the beauty of story-telling. Here’s just how Facetasm fascinated us at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for 2019.
Designers Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund of Cmmn Swdn made opening night to Paris Men's Fashion Week every bit as memorable as the impact, energy and social awareness the collection had on the audience. Against a background of what looked like the landfills or somewhere in between, where many garments end up as waste and staying true to the hybrid element the brand is known for, the pieces shown couldn't have been any more hybrid than it was. An interesting mix of youthfulness and subculture, a mix of old-world aesthetics and contemporary, tipping the future of fashion vibes that were both edgy and elegantly sleek.
The GmbH show was not only unique but had that special eclectic quality while being relevant, fun and fashion-forward. Designer duo Serhat Isik and Benjamin Alexander pulled out all stops, no doubt; to deliver a showing of a collection I can see many people wearing in their own individual ways. It was personalised and pleasurable.
Take a look at three videos, that are the best illustration of the problems and solutions for the fashion industry, presented by Dean Manev, Business Development Director of 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion, at the conference "Build Your Strong Fashion Brand Through Ethical Values" in Florence last week. The authors of the videos were awarded with the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award at the ceremony that took place on 13 June at St. Regis Hotel, Florence.
A summer vacation with a partner is a way to spend some quality time together, and also enjoy some summer fashion. There is nothing more fun than getting yourself and your partner ready to enjoy some sun, sand, and relaxation! If you are looking for some summer fashion ideas to wear on your vacation, this guide brings you some of the hottest looks to inspire your wardrobe and your love life!
Craig Green’s style mixes workwear influences and futuristic volumes, sculpted silhouettes and functional aspects. Strong content is teamed with a highly emotion-charged mise en scene that is always spectacular. Thanks to these distinguishing features, Craig Green has gained an enthusiastic clientele that includes the most prestigious boutiques and department stores around the world. Exploring the concepts of uniform and utility, his fashion shows have become an eagerly awaited cult happening on the menswear calendar. In Florence, this London-born designer presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an event at Pitti Immagine Uomo on the evening of Thursday 14 June.
The collection commences with Franklin Eugene Fury, a stunning multi color blazer, and quickly segues to several light and breezy shirts in black and white before making a bold return to color with a nod to WAKANDA. The presentation smoothly shifts gears to several audacious teal and black installations. Next, we have a FRANKLIN EUGENE homecoming of sorts with an abundance of ultra clean black and white colorless silhouettes that magnificently channel the clean lines and affect that remain hallmarks of the brand.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, popular by its nickname SBAC, is a graded exam consortium which is created by the Common Core State Standards which is adopted by a number of states. The test comes with automatic essay scoring. The main aim of the consortium is to become the leading provider of the multi-state test in connection with the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for the Colleges and Careers, also known as PARCC.
The Brioni Fall/Winter 2018 wardrobe explores sartorial archetypes for the discerning man of the 21st century. It relies on the assumption that design in our mobile, highly challenging world should be about the search for relevant clothes. To this end, Brioni concentrated on the core pieces of a man’s needs, in an approach that is more evolutionary than season oriented. Revisions may appear subtle. Closer inspection will reveal the guiding principle: to rethink everyday icons in the interest of the uttermost quality and luxurious comfort.
Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.
Watching the London courtesy but maintaining a strong bond with the Italian traditions, this is the synthesis of the Spring Summer 2018 Tagliatore collection. Jackets and dust coats describe a research made of changes, a symbol of the contemporary and influences. Rock music and classical elegance are united in a harmonious concert which draws inspiration from thought and culture.
A collection where sartorial cuts are mixed with playfulness and a pinch of impertinence in bright colors and couplings of classic and hi-tech fabrics. The autumn winter 2018/2019 of Alessandro Gilles, a man's fashion brand from Campania born in 2006, sees the timeless style of classic tailoring, combined with passe-partout, more sporty, made of high quality fabrics exclusively made in Italy.
Ethical fashion is important, because it is our social and environmental responsibility and if we don’t act now, it may be too late in the future. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry’s water consumption will grow by 50 per cent to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791 tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148 tonnes.
Bespoke tailoring is a hand-sewn garment, custom-made to the customer's requirements. With over 50 years of craftsmanship experience, G. Tonino's suits are of the very finest quality, hand stitched and lined with canvas.
Simplicity is the key to beauty. Nothing can attest to this statement more than the humble scarf. Scarves are simple sheets of fabric that come in varied shapes, sizes, and materials. This clothing accessory when adorned properly goes a long way in adding some panache to your attire, making you look extra cool and confident.
Instagram millionaire Gianluca Vacchi's larger-than-life personality with a massive social media following anchored through music, sensual dancing and his celebratory yachting videos can now call himself the newest recording artist on the Universal Music Latin Entertainment roster.
Cashmere. Argyle. The Twinset. Cardigans for British (and Hollywood) royalty. All made famous, made relevant and in some instances made for the first time, by this knitwear company, whose origins lie in the unassuming town of Hawick, Scotland, United Kingdom.
In 2010 he opened the fall show for Calvin Klein as an exclusive in New York, he was on the cover of Surface, he appeared in the spring issue of V Man, he signed with Soul Artist Management, he walked the spring shows for Calvin Klein and D&G in Milan, he was on the cover of Attitude and became the face for American Eagle.
Anderson & Sheppard probably has the most individual silhouette on Savile Row (though strictly they are, of course, off the Row on Old Burlington Street). The original, draped style developed by Frederick Scholte has become a firm house style, the soft shoulder, high armhole and large sleevehead now instantly recognisable.
One of the most difficult tasks for any parent is to make the right selection of clothes for their baby boy. In general, most kids are choosy about making the selection of best clothes to dress up for any occasion. Things get more difficult the moment your kid starts growing in age and are more concerned about fashion statement.
303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion offers 100 000 business opportunities for designers and bloggers at Pitti Uomo 94
“303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion” organizes a conference about ethical fashion from 12-15 June 2018 in Florence, Italy, during Pitti Uomo '94. Be Global Fashion Network is a media partner of the event. All fashion influencers, designers, business entrepreneurs and retailers are welcome to join for free.
From the lively color palette, to the selected spring materials and elegant designs, the elements come together for a contemporary take on tailored clothing.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection by Ravazzolo is built on a tourbillion of sharp lines, the utmost expression of style details and ton-surton micro patterns. The suits are increasingly dynamic and the actual concept of outerwear is reinterpreted in terms of lightness, comfort and handmade details. Fits are slimmed down, reversible fabrics dominate jackets and suits.
Tailoring starts out clean, almost puritanical; austere. Precisely cut double-breasted jackets are worn over ivory leather bib-fronted shirts with slim fitted trousers finished with a broad, leather stripe. Long tailored coats with peak lapels and equally pared down trouser suits are cut in bonded black and scarlet leather. Outerwear is re-constructed: pieced and patched in camel and differing scales of Prince of Wales check in graphic shades of black, scarlet and ivory. An oversized cotton gabardine trench coat is reversed and inset with a wool silk jacquard patchwork of contrasting check. Cotton broderie anglaise shirts are paired simply with white poplin cropped trousers or layered with Fair Isle-inspired knits, one of which is pieced and patched together from socks, the once heel now forming the elbow.
No longer does a gentleman have to choose between a sharp look and comfortable warm-weather wear. Scabal’s spring collection is a refined study in beautiful colour palettes, innovative patterns and finishes to suit the modern man. Whether its gold-standard suits or lightweight cotton jackets, this collection pulls out all the stops for a season of sartorial success.
In search of promoting ethical and eco fashion events, we found and present you Eco Fashion Week Australia. Fantastic week-long runways, eco seminars and awards will feature local and international designers who practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not leave a carbon footprint.
Living alone and being single are not plausible excuses to slack in your lifestyle, eat unhealthy foods and dress sluggishly. If anything, you should take advantage of the freedom that comes with being a bachelor to hit the gym and get fit, prepare healthy meals and up your style game.
The Hayes high-performance button up by Mission Workshop is a beautifully-tailored oxford button-up designed to look great dressed up or dressed down. Utilizing an innovative textile called 37.5® the Hayes has the ability to help keep the body from creating liquid sweat while isolating odor molecules without using chemical finishes. Incorporating this ingenious material with the Mission Workshop design aesthetic creates a technical, stylish button up that is truly built to endure.
Fashion trade show Pure London, showing Spring/Summer 2019 collections from 22 to 24 July 2018, is set also to launch a new section dedicated to ethical fashion labels. Launching in conjunction with Common Objective – a new online platform created by the team behind the Ethical Fashion Forum – Pure Conscious aims to educate and connect conscious designers with retailers and brands while also creating a platform for new and emerging talent.
ITMA is the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. Organised by ITMA Services, the upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.
From the hilltops of Tuscany to the back alleyways of Rome, Culturata products are all nurtured lovingly from start to finish, seed to garment.
Since 1985 when Simon Carter sold his first product - a vintage brooch that he had copied in pewter, to the society jewellers Cobra and Bellamy, he have held fast to some core principles.
Henry A. Davidsen aim to provide you with a collection of perfectly fitting and classically fashionable garments through personalized service unmatched in any traditional retail environment. They source top quality fabrics and trimmings from around the globe. In today’s value conscious moment, they find that the luxury of custom is in many cases MORE affordable than items off the rack.