Tag: mens fashion
Interview with Carmine Sansaro, Master Tailor of Sartoria Sansaro Rome
The global men's fashion supply chain is driven by large brands which dictate styles, materials and prices. Traditional contract manufacturing for these brands operates under price-based competition. In order to break out of this dead end, Richmart, the most modern made-to-measure men's suits factory in Eastern Europe, decided to reconfigure its entire supply chain. The managers undertook a detailed Thinking Process analysis of the supply chain, based on the principles of the Theory of Constraints and decided to move towards a win-win partnership between all parties involved from the wool through fabric, machinery and equipment to sewing factories and fashion consultants to the consumer. The Sales Director of Men's Fashion Group Dean Manev and Martina Martini (Art Director) made a presentation about Made To Measure and Made To Order services during the International TOCICO conference in Berlin, Germany on 19 July.
Pitti Uomo Firenze - the Spectacular composition of men’s elegance or the shortcut to the belief that the modern man is a Dandy
What is Pitti Uomo? A large and magnificent manifestation of men’s fashion exhibitionism without any holdbacks, blowing like a bottle of champagne and held in the historical center of Florence, Italy, where exhibitors carefully present their latest men’s collections. The latest men’s fashion trends are marked there, before the upcoming fashion events in Milan.
Men's Fashion Group Florence prepares a celebration of 60 years of the Italian men's suits brand MABRO at Pitti Immagine Uomo 92. Recently the most modern European factory for made-to-measure suits RICHMART has bought the main controlling share of Men’s Fashion Group Florence and the following brands: MABRO, M52 and MABRO Donna.
Gone are the days, when you could stroll in lithely or lumber gawkishly into every occasion with your favourite t-shirt and jeans and still be labelled the ‘James Dean’ of fashion… The winds-of-change call for a ‘ James Dean of Today’, one that spells panache, suaveness and the ability to turn heads and keep em’ rolling…
The festival has become one of the most important date to bookmakers as well as to those who are looking for a great opportunity to socialize. Men’s fashion is on a whole other level during the festival as the most exquisite gentlemen gather around to socialize and exchange ideas.
'Recon Blocking, By Tokyo and Hazy Days demonstrate the latest effects, techniques and fabrications that are offering a fresh and forward alternative to color-blocking. Modern graphic touches, statement shading and plays with placement and scale reenergize geometric blockings while retaining longevity over coming seasons'.
ISAIA Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection is dedicated to the 25th anniversary from company's debut on the international market and especially in the United States.
Skopes is a British brand, producing seasonal, forward order collections including casual and formal coats, shirts and tailoring. Brand's collections include a wide variety of mix & match suits, jackets, blazers, eveningwear and trousers to suit all budgets.
The return of the Western in 2016, a testament to the unfailing popularity of the cinematic genre, have inspired a merging of cultures in the mesmerizing fashion show put on by Dolce & Gabbana.
'Music is full of memories and history; it is timeless, ageless and placeless. We imagined being in Sicily (Taormina, Agrigento, Palermo), attending a festival, a concert, an event, under the palms of the Favorita's or the Botanical Garden's banana trees. In this magical atmosphere, the Sicilian Barocco's golden yellow and Etna's lava red passion merge'.
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.
For Fall-Winter 2016/2017ANGELICO evolves into a new identity, merging the concepts of formality and leisure, creating a contemporary expression of tradition with a renewed aesthetic.
Classic elegance with modern twist. Fusion of artistic craftsmanship and European's premium quality fabrics. Wide peak lapels, lightly padded shoulders, flat front trousers, shorter jackets and slim silhouettes, accomplished by matching bags, shoes and men's suit accessories.
Jack Victor is a leading North American company for men's tailored clothing, founded in 1913. The brand represents sophisticated, accessible luxury with international styling.
American menswear line Tallia Orange offers 'a fresh concept in tailored clothing that encourages the consumer to express his own style through an exciting and unique array of fabrics, designs and colors'.
'Our garments represent our understanding of style and workmanship, whether made in our Italian officinas or in our very own Monterey, California workshop. As makers, manufacturers, and purveyors of utterly distinctive design sensibility, we are committed to bringing you an iconic, American brand whose quality is second to none, all inspired by our heritage in the Monterey Bay Peninsula'.
'The Shoe Sandal introduces a formalised hybrid for the Spring-Summer season, fusing structural shoe silhouettes with sandal cut-outs. Heavy Duty Lace-Ups breed new life into the traditional brogue and oxford design, whilst Extreme Sports Shoes builds upon the sneakers trend with exaggerated forms and multi-fastenings'.
As we know, blue suits and gray suits are classics for men who don't want to risk their reputation - even if they are not politicians or businessmen. They are clean, simple and suits every occasion. But this monochromatic look is kind of background for this Summer season.
The menswear trade show Jacket Required was held July 27-28, 2016 in London, UK. I visited this premium men's fashion event and now I'll present you exclusive pictures of some of the presented Spring-Summer 2017 collections, including by Gibson London, Farah, Gant Rugger, Hartfor, Mc Alson and Keen.
'Blue Steel sees color become more transseasonal as deeper hues bring an ice cool element. Classic khaki is updated with strong earth infused tones that reflect a more contemporary take on the Maximum Green utility trend, while Atomic Coral imbues Spring-Summer 2017 with a feminine touch in vibrant saturated coral hues'.
Earthy Spice Palette - Classic, rusted shades compliment dense dry handled wovens and supple leathers and imbue sportive performance fabrications with a raw, masculine appeal.
Suits and separates from linen blends in light colors (shades of white, pink and tobacco), indigo denim, high-waisted wide-leg pants, soft suede trench coats, blazers and linen casual shirts are the key elements of label's Italian style collection.
The traveling theme was main part of this collection, balancing between tailoring and sportswear.
You can choose an array of details to create your very own custom suit. Each garment is expressly made at the esteemed Southwick Clothes of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Epaulet offers the perfect classic suiting range in ideal year-round fabrics.
E. Marinella is an Italian necktie company founded by Eugenio Marinella in 1914 in Naples. The store provides finest bespoke ties for Neapolitans and gentlemen from all over the world, including Gorbachev, George Bush, Francois Mitterrand, Oscar Luigi Skalfaro and Helmut Kohl.
The most important sign for the quality of a tie unfortunately can't be represented - only felt. So before buying a tie, hold it in your hand, feel it - but not in the genre of sentimentality. It is good to check very carefully in silk creases. The touch of the silk is the first and best adviser. If you can define what you feel, you are on the right way.
Tailored finesse meets technical craftsmanship in SUIT designs. Resting on team's ambition to create tailored yet flexible items, details inspired by sportswear and outdoor industries are incorporated alongside details from the classic tailoring industry.
Premium menswear show Jacket Required is a trade only event, open exclusively to buyers and members of the press. The presentation of the Spring-Summer 2017 collections will be held on July 27-28, 2016 at The Old Truman Brewery, London.
Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli presented their latest men's collection in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (June 22-26, 2016). The designer duo's inspiration was the exhibition 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible'.
London Collections: Men June 2016 edition was held earlier this month in British capital. During the event Jermyn Street - in the heart of the West End - was transformed into an open air catwalk, as St James's hosted a series of men's fashion shows for the public.
Karl Lagerfeld appeared sensationally to open a retrospective exhibition and to receive the high award of Florence, Fiorino d'Oro. The exhibition KARL LAGERFELD_Visions of Fashion at the at the Palazzo Pitti, Florence, included more than 200 photos, following his career as a photographer.
'Utility Chic brings a new clean lined femininity to hardwearing cargo looks, Winter Lotus Blossom offers a blend of Eastern and Western cultures that reenergises heritage trends while Sublime Settler takes to the prairies, offering a lady-like alternative to the traditional rugged rancher aesthetic'.
Italian designer duo Dolce & Gabbana presented its latest men's collection in Italy during the Milan Men's Fashion Week. Among the models on the runway were Cindy Crawford's son Presley Gerber and Jude Law's son Rafferty Law.
Recently Brioni, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Tom Ford, Vetements and Public School announced that they say goodbye to Milan Men's Wear fashion shows. The final balance is 10 designers who have decided not to showcase their collections this year in Milan.
The Bernhardt label is the key to superb value in men's and ladies' suits, jackets, trousers and formal wear. Using their manufacturing expertise they produce distinctive made-to-measure and ready-to-wear garments with fine fabrics, efficient deliveries and impeccable service.
Etro relaxed tailoring collection with hippie notes sent the message that men's suit can be as comfortable as pajamas and still looking great and stylish - even worn with sandals or barefoot.
'Bigotry, misogyny, bullying, hatred, jealousy, inequality, loss, personal complexities that generate challenges - for those of us who have lived through adversity and emerged from it stronger, clearer, and with hope - it is this kind of hope that inspired Franklin Eugene A Cut Above'.
The last edition of fashion platform Pitti Uomo has just finished (in Friday, June 17). The atmosphere among the stands was filled with energy, collections abounded in creativity and they had all been put together with a keen eye on the market.
Suspenders (or Braces in British English) - this cute anachronism - are popular especially in England and the USA. Americans consider suspenders practical and comfortable with a hint of nostalgic feeling. For Englishmen - braces are part of the tradition.
Many companies often launch online stores without a physical presence in order to save expenses and to be on the market without being tied down by the geographic location. But recently we started to see the opposite trend - men's clothing retailers that used to sell only online started to open physical stores.
A Baroque garden-inspired print adorns slick one-and-a-half breasted suits, bombers and windbreakers at the opening of the show, and bright bold stripes adorn blousons and wide leg trousers.
Topman Design is an in-house designed premium collection from Topman which is showcased during London Collections: Men.
'It is the ninth edition as London Collections: Men. As fashion weeks change and our businesses start showing to consumers, we need to open our doors to more consumer-facing content. Over the next six months, London Collections: Men will embrace London Fashion Week Men's as a title to better engage with a consumer audience'.
Three classic themes but with contemporary twist will be key in ladies' wardrobe - Cargo, Country and Nautical. To be commercially successful, directions are modernized to give the customers exactly what they'll want to buy tomorrow.
Browne's innovations in tailoring are identified in the gallant scandal and reconciliation of the paradigms of men's and women's fashion.
Being in some way impartial, I can definitely say that in contemporary fashion I am especially surprised by Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester. Particularly by the Antwerp-based Ann... She is absolutely and in the best sense of the word - crazy! And what connects all of them?
Ermenegildo Zegna is one of the biggest global producers of fine fabrics (2.3 million metres per year) and the largest menswear brand (600,000 sleeve units suits) in the world, producing suits for its own label as well as for world famous brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dunhill and Tom Ford.
The Italian luxury tailor Brioni announced it would hold its next show on July 4 in Paris during the women’s couture season, dumping its usual June Milan men’s wear slot.
'Our collection is an ode to the fans of idols past and present. To the plethora of positivity that permeates a crowd at a maxed out concert. To the joyful obsession and energetic adulation that abounds amongst the masses. It is after all, music that brings us together'.
Dress historian Professor Christopher Breward is the author of a new book, which covers all four centuries of this enduring element of men's fashion, called "The Suit: Form, Function, Style." He says that the suit "denotes truths that are greater than a basic meeting of cloth, scissors and thread."
The last edition of Pitti Uomo was held in Florence in January, 2016. Our team was there and among the brands, which grabbed our attention was Sartoria Latorre. It was founded in 1965 by Michele Latorre.
'Florence holds a special place in my heart as, over the years, I have regularly come back to show my work or to collaborate on ventures that closely mirrored my thoughts about it. I am thrilled to be there again this season to present my S/S 2017 collection as well as a special project we are developing especially for Pitti.'
In the collection you can find unconstructed and garment dyed products, alongside with more formal proposals, such as business and 'black tie' dinner suits.
According to the visual discovery tool Pinterest, that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests, the colour that's been hitting all the right notes for men's fashion this season is 'astronaut blue'.
Kim Jones is a British fashion designer, born in London, UK, in 1979. In 2011, Jones was named the new style director of Louis Vuitton's men's ready-to-wear division, replacing Paul Helbers who held the position for five years.
Stefano Ricci is an Italian menswear designer with more than 30 years of experience. His eponymous brand (which is one of the Top 20 European made-to-measure men's suit brands) was created with the idea of offering 'the highest standards of the hand-made tradition'.
'This collection, combining traditional French, foreign, aristocratic and military influences into a new, modern urban style, celebrates that inspiring tradition of openness and adaptation. Scottish tartans, French Jacquards and Japanese wools are used for a variety of riffs on classic fraks, relaxed streetwear and cuirassier uniforms.'
The atelier's detailed measuring process takes nearly 40 points of measurements. Each J. Tooe garment is cut from luxury European fabrics, fully canvassed with horsehair and crafted to customer's exact fit. All garments are made in the UK for 6-8 weeks.
"He has no experience as a designer, but the decision of Kering - the group which owns Brioni - to appoint him perhaps points to the changing definition of the role of a creative director in today's fashion landscape, where brand identity, social media mastery and the ability to communicate a unifying message across fashion, retail and perfume/cosmetics are increasingly essential".
Brioni is the name of an island in the Adriatic Sea, close to the coast of former Yugoslavia. Before World War II it was a favorite getaway for the rich Europeans, and later - a favorite vacation spot for Yugoslav leader, Marshal Tito. Nazareno Fonticoli and Gaetano Savini chose the name of the island for their brand for two reasons...
'Pictures of young African heavy metal loving men named the Botswana Renegades by photographer Franck Marshall, Morrocan colors and reptiles or festive Berlin 'club-kids' spirits were among the many influences of this Freedom themed collection'.
The company offers in-home, in-office and after-hours appointments; consulting, advice, assistance and recommendations from professional clothiers about wardrobe related issues; customization options for suits, sport coats, trousers and shirts; perfect fitting; hand-stitched details...
In 1966, after 9 years at Turnbull & Asser and a short period as John Steven's assistant, Michael Fish opened his own store called 'Mr. Fish'. The exclusiveness of the store is determined by the high prices - usually about £35 for a jacket, £100 - for a suit, and £8-20 - for a shirt - defined by the generously used expensive fabrics.
'It's easy to mark the exact time and place this collection was born: October 25th, in a Queens photo studio. That morning, as my team and I watched Steven Klein shoot Cindy, Claudia and Naomi for Balmain's latest campaign, we were in awe of what was happening in front of the camera. The poise. The professionalism. And the amazing power of confident women who are aware of the singular beauty of their own bodies - and the effect that they can have upon others'.
It was full with Bohemian outfits in which Military elements are built, strange items such as corkscrews, which gave me carte blanche to move conceptually among them with my protruding from the pockets silver spoons, boutonnieres, vases and countless monarchical needles like a more gallant, but not old-fashioned scout.
The event, which celebrates the Cardinals' opening week will be held Tuesday April 12, 2016, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m., at the Crown Room on the second floor of Budweiser Brew House, Ballpark Village, St. Louis, MO, USA.
'As menswear design gets increasingly more exciting each season, the Spring-Summer 2016 runways were full of inspiration. From London and Milan to Paris, new developments included plays on minimal design and Eastern influences, as masculine looks were balanced with a delicate femininity'.
'For my Fall 2016 Women's Collection, I was inspired by a woman who dares to be herself. By day, her style is effortless and sophisticated in languid menswear. At night she transforms herself with the bold spirit of a cool rocker imbued with a modern romanticism' - Ralph Lauren
Popular skincare brand LAB SERIES Skincare for Men supported one of New York's most dynamic design duos OVADIA & SONS for their Fall-Winter 2016/2017 runway show for NYFW: MEN'S. 'What is great about both of our brands is that men look to us for guidance', says Joseph Grigsby, Vice President, Global Marketing, LAB SERIES Skincare for Men.
'We looked within this city /New York City/ we love and found details, experiences and monuments that molded our collection. The Brooklyn bridge was one of those monuments. A bridge crosses and expanse of water and is ultimately about connection. The Fall collection is about bringing these experiences to life through a rich Nautical filter'.
The fashion business is slower in accepting of marketing techniques in comparison with other businesses. For long years fashion manufacturers were interested in what is economical and easy to be produced. Manufacturers showed too little interest in customers' demand, but it's no longer this way - the marketing process is fundamental in fashion business.
'I've always kind of been inspired by the colors of ship containers. When you think about the process of shipping and receiving goods, and when you see that people now turn them into homes, it started making sense. We made the lining of jackets with a pulled back photo of containers, and that was the starting point for the color palette. I wanted it to be seasonless, a bit lighter and softer'.
The Duke of Windsor - first as Prince of Wales and later while living in exile because of his sympathies for Hitler and his marriage to Wallies Simpson - loved to experiment, although the military uniforms perfectly matched his somewhat decadent face. I won't forget his breeches and boots during one walk with the Japanese princess through the gardens of Balmoral castle.
Schulung 04.02.2016 (kostenlos) von 11:00 bis 17:30h. in World Fashion Centre Amsterdam. Wie macht man Business - Mode? Seien Sie ein Modeberater / Seien Sie ein Agent
PROJECT New York, under UBM Fashion Group's roster of premiere trade shows, will deliver its Fall/Winter 2016 offering this Sunday, January 24th until Tuesday, January 26th. The show will launch a new partnership with WGSN, showcase an interactive new app, Spin My Planet, and present a distinguished group of brands within The TENTS and PROJECT.
Pitti Uomo gives stage not so much of the foisted fashion trends, but it's more like a chivalrous tournament between men who is the most elegant. That's why the eyes are crossed like rapiers and the arrogance is followed by unconcealed curiosity. But the protagonist is not so the elegant man but the taste...
'Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered' - In a line with this motto, Giorgio Armani has just presented in Milan Emporio Armani's sport elegant menswear collection with Alpine style references for the 2016/2017 cold season.
The University of Westminster is going to start the world's first Menswear Master's Degree program the upcoming Fall season. It will offer a two-year studying dedicated entirely to the men's clothing. The program will be led by Ike Rust, who previously served as the Royal College of Arts head of menswear design.
Last night during the Milan Men's Fashion Week / Milano Moda Uomo, running January 15-19, 2016, Miuccia Prada mixed for her label's show the presentation of Men's fall and Women's Pre-Fall collections - 'Gender is a context and context is often gendered'.
This year PittiUomo was visited by more than 35 000 visitors from all over the world. All the exhibitors presented fantastic Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 collections of men's suits, jackets, pants, coats, shoes, belts, bags, accessories, etc. The exhibition was also a place where Woolmark, the Australian wool association, presented latest wool trends and their prize award.
During this year's edition of the trade show Pitti Uomo, you could meet all kinds of interesting personas - stylish, different, elegant, dressed to impress. One of them was Vladimir Ștefan Popa - he is an Author & the Creative Director of the men's fashion blog The Essence of Style.
'At Who Is On Next? Uomo we were very impressed by Vittorio Branchizio's career and his innovative talent for knitwear that blends artisan skill and contemporary styling. We are happy to offer him our stage so that he can show his new collection to the Pitti Uomo audience', said Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine Director of Communications and Events.
Pitti Italics is one of the Pitti Immagine Uomo projects - the program through which the Fondazione Pitti Discovery promotes and supports internationally promising new generation Italian fashion designers. At this edition the spotlights was turned on FEDERICO CURRADI of Florence who has a decade of experience with the most prestigious names in fashion, from Ermanno Scervino to Iceberg, in his résumé.
The world's most important platform for men's clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men's fashion, Pitti Uomo, is currently running (January 12-15, 2016) in Florence, Italy. Be Global Fashion Network is on spot to show you the atmosphere of the event and to reveal the key trends and directions in men's fashion business.
Emmett's shirt are produced using the finest fabrics available and manufactured to the very highest standards. Each shirt range is made in a limited edition of 25 and new styles are available each week. The range of accessories offered by Emmett London includes: Ties, Pocket Squares, Cufflinks, Handkerchiefs, Collar stiffeners, Silk knots, Bow ties & dress studs, Scarves and much more.
This Summer for the Larusmiani man is hot and colourful. He takes on torrid city temperatures in a tasty palette of refreshing fruit colours. Brightening the wardrobe are lime, papaya, and also wild berries and figs. He is ready to leave for an adventurous, poetic journey, always in pursuit of versatile elegance that wonderfully combines bespoke tailoring and luxury sportswear.
Project New York is a 3-day-event, held biannually in NYC, NY, USA - it is entirely dedicated to the menswear market. The fair offers three communities featuring men's apparel, footwear, and accessories. The next edition of PROJECT New York FW will be held January 24-26, 2016 at Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC, USA.
Cifonelli Spring-Summer 2016 collection offers a variety of ensembles: cream suits with white shirts; all black outfits; crisp linen suits; big dots paired with stripes; cobalt-black; printed or colorful jackets - and of course the Cifonelli shoulder - a natural one with only a hint of padding and a lightly formed sleeve-head pitched towards the chest.
Earlier this month it was announced that Litorina IV LP ('Litorina') sells their ownership of 53% in Eton to another private equity firm - EQT VII ('EQT'). Eton has doubled its turnover since Litorina became the majority shareholder in 2011. The divestment is a strategic step in the shirt maker's global expansion.
Doppiaa is making its debut at Pitti Uomo with a special event to launch its F/W 2016-2017 collection. An exclusive Cocktail&Lunch, by invitation only, is to be held on Tuesday 12 January at 12.30, inside the Opificio delle Pietre Dure at Fortezza da Basso, where guests will have the chance to admire some of the works currently being restored.
If Black Tie is written on the invitation, it means formal evening dress or tuxedo. It is worn only after 6 PA. Initially it appeared in the English aristocratic society as a garment suitable for smoking rooms, where gentlemen seclude, from where its name comes - a smoking jacket.
Roberto Cavalli, Hermès and other world famous fashion houses have presented the key trends in menswear accessories. Aesthetics in the details - this is the key characteristic of the season.
J. Press is a men's clothier in the USA, founded in 1902 by Jacobi Press in Yale University's campus. In 1974, the Press family sold the rights to license J. Press for the Japanese market, making it the first American brand to be licensed in Japan and later the brand was acquired by the Japanese apparel company Onward Kashiyama. But in its roots the company is almost the same as in the beginning...
Angelo Galasso was born in Francavilla Fontana, Puglia region, Italy, in 1959. He become familiar with fabrics, colors, shapes, and proportions at an early age and his passion for workmanship and style grew in Angelo Galasso brand, launched in 2009. In 2014, GQ UK defined Angelo as one of the most elegant men and the 'Godfather of Italian Style', while British magazine called him 'one of the most important innovators of this generation'.
We know that many formal events require Black tie dress code (although all gentlemen look almost the same in black suits with white shirt and black ties/bow-ties), but we are happy to notice that many fashion houses worldwide already accept the idea of Variety as a better option and offer high quality men's suit (many of them made of wool) in a wider range of colors and patterns.
From 19 to 21 January 2016 Panorama Berlin will present a contemporary and relevant selection of women's and men's collections, shoes, accessories and lifestyle articles by market leading brands. Panorama Berlin is the biggest fair in Europe with over 650 exhibitors.
Cem Mustafa Abaci: The jacket will continue to be the heart of the men's wardrobe and made-to-measure is increasingly becoming the standard
Today I am going to present you Mr. Cem Mustafa Abaci - the founder and creative director of ABACI fashion brand, located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The Men's Fashion Cluster (MFC) is a union of fashion designers and fashion business professionals from more than 50 countries (mainly from Europe and the USA). It completes projects in the field of men's fashion, supports the fashion designers and the fashion industry.
The Menswear Guest Designer at Pitti Uomo 89 will be Juun.J. The Korean designer, whose creative research in menswear continues to attract the attention of the international fashion community show after show, will present his menswear collection for the first time in Florence with a one-of-a-kind event that will take place on Wednesday 13 January, at the Stazione Leopolda.
Made-to-measure is already a necessity to every menswear brand as it provides a whole new experience to the men with style, giving them what they want. Most brands still offer made-to-measure at a higher price than ready-to-wear. However there is one European brand whose mission is to offer well-made suits at an affordable price...
IACDE is a 'global professional platform for Pattern Designers,Technical Designers, Technical Engineers / Directors, Executives (mostly Chief operating officers) and Suppliers of the Clothing Industry' and was founded back in 1910 in New York.
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.
MFC invites all fashion designers from Europe, interested in MTM and MTO, to present their latest collections in the Cluster's new showroom. * Up to 10 garments from one designer (FREE participation) - onlymen's suits, jackets and blazers, teen and children's jackets.
'Key developments can be seen in Print & Pattern, Geos, Stripes & Checks, including creative experiments with natural world aesthetics and striking slogan looks. Elsewhere, fresh, ultra-feminine florals introduce a sophisticated appeal'.
Red: the subtle thread leading a silent revolution that brings a breath of the unexpected to the world of Giorgio Armani. It makes a statement about a new femininity: it is strong and powerful, without relinquishing the possibility of soft understatement. Sensuality is here, but never in a way that is unsophisticated.
The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.
Welcome to Anecdote. A ready-to-wear collection of classics brought with the story of today. Simple and sophisticated essentials in everyday chic style. Wool skirts, dresses, hats and gloves, denim tops, bottoms and dresses, cashmere trench coats and much more.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Rivets are one of the key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016in women's fashion. Especially combined with the vision of sci fi characters from block buster like 'Star Wars', for example. The color palette includes mainly black and white, while stars, of course, are the key detail, reminding us about the designers' galactic inspiration.
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'.
Trench coats, jackets and dresses, mainly in black, red or grey slick vinyl are part of the womenswear collection for this cold season by fashion houses like Loewe, Maison Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Christian Dior and Rudybois.
Avelon's latest collection is full of rich fabrics, inspired by the wandering nomads. It offers A-line silhouettes, sheer tops, chic ethnic cardigans, graphic printed skirt, leather pieces in burgundy, slouchy knitted dresses, baroque skirts, oversized blankets.
'Avelon likes to be subtle, but we are strong when we need to be. You will see Avelon when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. Avelon likes to be smart without being boring, to be casual with flair. We do not like to shout, we prefer to whisper. Avelon leads by following itself'.
For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.
Next key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe, that we will take a look at, is Patchwork. As you can see, some pieces are totally folk inspired, others - not exactly - but all of them bring the spirit of the hand-made-with-love clothes, which make us feel cozy, protected and loved.
'The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment'.
'In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning'.
'Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves. There are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men's and women's collections, both focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play'.
As we've already mentioned, soft + warm + white is a winning combination for the upcoming cold season and that's why White fur is one of the key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe. Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Pascal Millet, Giambattista Valli, Miguel Marinero, Tommy Hilfiger and Fendi are amoung the fashion houses, which included the trend in their Fall/Winter 2015-2016 womenswear collections.
Much like Vivienne, the Red Label girl was born in the country and moved with her family to London when she was 17. She knows the names of all the trees and she's always been a reader. Since she's been in London she's gone to the museums all the time. She's an art lover and she really thinks culture is very, very important.
Yes, they are pretty strange and most of them - pretty unwearable, but it's a fact - conceptual garments are one of the key women's fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016. Many designers chose to show more extravagant pieces in their women's collections for the upcoming cold season. And while some of the fashion designers managed to create both conceptual and wearable apparel, others completely bet on the artistry and the impressiveness of the designs.
Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Max Mara, Miu Miu and Haider Ackermann are among the world famous fashion houses, which preferred the trend for their Fall/Winter 2015-2016 womenswear collection.
It reminds the military style and includes a double-breasted coat with wide shoulders, which may vary in length and color (but mainly black or brown) and can be combined with trousers or a dress.
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'.
For the next year's hot season, famous womenswear designer Hannibal Laguna offers an easy-to-wear collection - comfortable garments with silhouettes that can be worn all day, but which can also be used at night, combined with skirts or pants.
CH Carolina Herrera Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Men's collection offers: classic menswear looks mainly in navy blue, gray, green and camel, combined with practical handbags, leather gloves, stylish scarves and sport style shoes.
British designer Julien Macdonald enters the world of menswear - later this month, he will show his women's ready-to-wear collection during the London Fashion Week, which will include a few men's looks, too. 'I have always been interested in designing menswear collection, but I've never really found the right time to do it until I was hit with inspiration when designing my current women's collection', said Macdonald.
US giant Forever 21, which currently operates 720 stores worldwide and plans another 100 for this year, consider downsizing some of its mega stores, including a 90,000sq ft site in Times Square, NYC, and a 127,000 site in Las Vegas.
Another of my favorite Lebanese designers (alongside Elie Saab), who knows how to make a woman look and feel like a princess, offers new glamorous ready-to-wear collection, including both daywear and evening gowns.
The Bird of paradise is the key motif of this mid-seasonal collection by the Italian fashion house and designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has been at Fendi for 50! years. He describes the pieces as 'pleasant aggressively' - soft but graphical. We would say that they are both sophisticated and comfortable - relaxed luxury.
Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson presented his label's collection for the hot season of the next year in June 2015 during the London Collections: Men. He said he wanted to show something 'laid-back, Zen-like', reminding an 'imaginary world that a child might create for himself' - and we think he did it.
Uma Wang Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection, dedicated to patterns and prints, was presented in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week and it offers: heavy volumes, flowing dresses, long overcoats, golden paisley patterns, floral prints, Earthy hues, black velvet and wool, white-collared tunic dresses.
Chloé Pre-Fall 2015 pretty wearable and youthful collection is inspired by 60s and 70s rock stars like David Bowie and Kate Bush and offers high waisted sailor pants, patchwork fur coats, striped knit sweaters, short floral print dresses, wool capes, ribbon tied blouses, over the knee boots and handbags in leather, suede and snakeskin.
Jenny Packham Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection offers: lots of textures (satin, velvet, lace), sequins in different sizes, beadwork of crystals and pearls, nude body-skimming dresses, mid-length skirts, long cardigans, sheer tops.
'That's my first menswear show. And to tell you the truth, the first question that I had - more than, 'What am I going to do as a story?' - was, 'What is the show that I want to remember in five years? What is the Balmain man?' And these guys are exactly like who I am - they are discovering the world, traveling as an aventurier, trying to find treasures… being a strong man discovering the world'.
Another menswear brand, which presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection during the New York Fashion Week: Men's is Tommy Hilfiger Tailored. The designer admits the garments are inspired by 'a glamorous island hopping holiday in the 1950s, when making a journey stylish was just as important as the destination itself'.
As BGFN previously reported, in July 2015 was held the Inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's and US fashion designer John Varvatos was chosen to close the event. After 13 years in which he showed his new lines in Milan, Italy, Varvatos supported the new fashion platform, presenting there his Spring-Summer 2016 collection.
The campaign message is clear and is realised through checkerboard game knits, #PoliticiansRCriminals badges pinned to the models' lapels and roulette wheels emblazoned across T-shirts - including brand's official backstage tee.
The Chiaradè woman, according to the fashion designer Pasquale Pironti, is feminine, elegant, sophisticated, never goes unnoticed, lives with passion - she is like the embroidered, printed, blooming red roses on tailored suits, applied through silk petals on macrame, brocade silk and lace.
Richmart presented its Spring-Summer 2015 men's suit jackets collection during the Festival of Fashion and Beauty 2015 in Varna.
Vittorio Branchizio is a young designer who has created a knitwear collection with enormous potential. His marked technical and innovative skills combine with a brilliant interpretation of the best Italian manufacturing traditions for knitwear that is totally unique - from the basic concept to the finished product to the package.
Tsvetomir Petkov is a young Bulgarian designer, Fashion design student at the National Academy of Arts. He is born in Troyan, lives in Sofia and is currently in Ruse, where he works on the Richmart Vintage project.
RIANI Spring-Summer 2016 collection presents the present-day confident woman in a modern interpretation of the 70's style - casual, glamorous and with attention to the details.
Traveling in style, accompanied by an ever-changing soundtrack, adopting other cultures and worlds as a tool for writing one's personal story through clothing is the journey that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have embarked on for Valentino Men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, presented on June 24, 2015 in France during the Paris Men's Fashion Week (June 24-28, 2015). The result focuses on the man and his inalienable individuality.
Among the most popular ladies from the world of show business, who like and wear clothes with Eastern folklore embroideries are: Super model Kate Moss, actresses Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Camilla Belle, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and singer Adele. And among gentlemen - movie legend Jackie Chan.
Yesterday, during the Paris Men's Fashion Week (June 24-28, 2015), French designer Hedi Slimane presented his latest men's fashion collection for Saint Laurent fashion house. It is called 'Surf Sound' and is dedicated to 'contemporary Californian surf music culture'. The collection is really rainbow-like and fresh, full of embroideries and beading.
Actors Matt Bomer ('White Collar'), Dan Stevens ('Downton Abbey') and Chen Kun ('Love story in Shanghai') shot a black-and-white photo session in New York, USA, with photographer John Balsom, for the presentation of Giorgio Armani's made-to-measure menswear service. The campaign shows the link between the luxury Italian brand and the world of television.
'An iconic blend of casual sophistication, expressive volumes and a touch of graphic Modernism that California dreams are made of', says the brand's statement about Lebanese designer's latest collection.
Kean Etro presented a modern multicultural collection, inspired by 'the cyclical symbol of life - a paisley' - which is 'The Tree of Life', according to a Persian legend. Pieces are fresh, wearable and stylish. Used materials are luxurious, prints are intricate and colors - rich. They bring sense of traveling, dreams and beauty. The collection is urban-oriented with references to the exoticism of the Far East.
'Folk reverie' is the theme of Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015 collection. 'Pre-collections are becoming increasingly important for the brand. Our customers are constantly looking for standout and unique pieces', said the designer, who presented lots of fur, lace, florals and full skirts.
Carolina Herrera's Resort 2016 collection started with a feather illustration. The idea of lightness, grace, and simplicity took shape in color, silhouette and materials. Fashion is to please the eye - Carolina Herrera's Resort celebrates beauty and the women who embrace it.
During the past weekend (June 14-15, 2015) Jermyn Street, in the heart of the West End, was transformed into an open air catwalk as St James's hosted a series of men's fashion shows open to the public as part of London Collections: Men (LCM). This was the first time the general public have been invited to share the front row of a catwalk show during London Collections: Men with fashion leaders, press and celebrities attending from around the world.
Carolina Herrera's Pre-Fall 2015 Collection epitomizes effortless dressing. The luxurious fabrics, rich prints, details and colors as well as precision craftsmanship known to the New York-based atelier result in silhouettes uncomplicated for the wearer.
Embracing simplicity in silhouette, fabric and color, Carolina Herrera's Resort 2015 Collection defines feminine luxury in its most pure form. Inspired by the lifestyle of a global woman, this season lends itself to easy dressing in the spirit of understated elegance.
As we already know Eastern Folklore inspiration is one of the hottest trends for this season. And folklore motifs have their place not only in ladies' garments but in gentlemen's, too. And Richmart - the most modern men's suit factory in Eastern Europe - is approving that. They offer to their customers unique high quality men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian motifs.
During the Milan Fashion Week, designer John Richmond presented his womenswear collection, described as 'an undercurrent of exoticism and sexual adventure'. Diversity is the key characteristic of the collection - both elegant and sexy rock pieces, eye-catching colorful and simple monochrome designs, romantic and futuristic garments, dark colors and bright notes, glamour and extravaganza.
Earlier this year, during the Milan Fashion Week, designer John Richmond presented his Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection in Italy. 'Sartorial elegance takes center stage. The suit is now the badge of rebellion', Richmond said. The designer offered a variety of modern daytime men's suits - some of them with Savile Row and Neapolitan bespoke tailoring elements.
The spirit of mountain climbing is the key element of Phillip Lim collection for the next cold season. It is incorporated in modern outerwear looks - blue and earthy toned jackets, relaxed trousers, long minimal coats, sharp parkas...
'Elegant, yet easy-going; crisply chic, but casual… Berluti's new Fall/Winter Collection combines savvy silhouettes with comfortable materials. For a wardrobe with tailored spirit, but a sporty personality', says the note for the brand's latest creations.
Louis Vuitton's Men's Style Director Kim Jones dedicated brand's Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection to the fashion designer and artist Christopher Nemeth. Every aspect of the collection was defined by the designer's admiration for Nemeth's work, whose woven rope motif became the emblem of the show.
'This Versace collection is stripped back to the Versace soul. Stripped because I took off all of the decorations. You are going to find a pure Versace soul that stands on its own', said Donatella Versace about her Fall-Winter 2015/2016 creations.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-Collection for Spring Summer 2016 plots a winding path through the iconic arrondisements of Paris, jumping across the Seine from Sonia's spiritual home in the 6th district to explore the diverse and nonchalant style of the City of Light. Captured by Sonia Sieff at Le Basile café in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Langley-Fox Hemingway embodies once again the Sonia woman, sparking the collection's playful femininity with a boyish yet sexy attitude.
After we've made on overview of Zuhair Murad Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection, it's time to take a look at his ready to wear garments, which according to me, are not less impressive and classy. The world famous designer decided to present his collection 'Gypsy Queen', inspired of nomadic life of the 'elegant gitane', with studio photos by photographer Ralph Venih.
'Back To Nature. This season, heralds a fresh return to nature, as fashion prints demonstrate a renewed focus on organic, earthy aesthetics. Graphic Marble offers a modern twist on mineralized patterns, while Scratch the Surface infuses looks with a crude, untreated natural feel.'
'On view, two key material trends for Spring-Summer 2016, this season woven materials trade in established constructions for intriguingly fresh variations that appeal with a creative tactility. We see two versatile key styles emerge in the form of sophisticated Couture Craft Weave and layered 3D Self Texture translation.'
After almost a decade as a creative director of the brand, designer Frida Giannini quit her post surprisingly early, and Gucci's design team, headed by Alessandro Michele, had to reworked the whole collection in less than a week. And the final result - a collection that blurred the gender lines.
With the Euphoria collection, Jordi Dalmau makes a mod to the early 20th century, creating a perfect symbiosis between the most deviant part with his daring designs and impossible colors, and the most stylish, simple and elegant with his quieter creations.