Billionaire Autumn/Winter 2020 collection
This season, the luxury brand Billionaire finds inspiration in the ultimate playboy, Jay Gatsby. The title character in F Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel – and later immortalised on screen by Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio – Gatsby is the original Billionaire man: a party-thrower extraordinaire, a jet- setting tycoon and a legendary style icon. Here, he is updated into a modern dandy for the new roaring twenties…
Microblading: Is the Semi-Permanent Makeup Trend Worth it?
Microblading is the latest solution to fuller brows. You must have heard all the raves about the technique and how it can effectively remedy your sparse and nonexistent brows.
What All Great Hair Salons Colorado Springs Have In Common
Salons that have stood the test of time and are still popular all have specific characteristics in common. While services and skills vary for every salon, one thing that's universal among all great salons are the characteristics that lead to quality service.
Spa Robes Laundering 101: How to Wash Your Terry Cloth Spa Robes Properly
So you listened to various online reviews and chose to get a terry cloth spa robe for its fluffy soft and thick texture only to feel brokenhearted in the end because it only took a few washes to degrade its look and quality. The question is, did you follow the proper spa robe washing tips?
The 11th Premiere Vision Awards for 2019
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 17 September 2019, 5.30 pm: the whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers… as well as international journalists got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 11th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Bespoke and made-to-measure suits by Jack Davison
Following in the centuries old traditions of Savile Row tailoring, techniques and artistry, the Bespoke suit is both the highest quality class of suit and the ultimate style experience. The Bespoke suit starts with a conversation between you and your experienced tailor. After selecting your fabric from the world’s finest cloth mills and limitless styling details, an in depth set of measurements and body figurations are taken. From here your very own paper pattern will be hand drawn and cut from scratch. This will then be transferred to your chosen cloth to be constructed and sewn by hand ready for your first "basted" Bespoke suit fitting.
Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 couture collection
It was an early spring afternoon when "Serendipity" knocked the door with a joyful unexpected surprise. Was it a coincidence or destiny? Sometimes you do not need to understand, just have faith and something wonderful will mark your way! As terrifying feelings, fate, love, change of hearts, unspoken words might be, there is always a hope for a stumble of magic dust for keeping them alive.
Issey Miyake does Fusion with Finesse at Paris Men's Fashion Week Day 3
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.
Trend Spring/Summer 2019: A yearning for wide, open spaces
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.
Smythson - bespoke leather accessories
They endeavour to make the ordinary extraordinary and the everyday timeless. Rooted in deep heritage, they represent over 130 years of British luxury leather goods at their most refined, with an enduring dedication to unrivalled craftsmanship. Smythson has long catered to the highly discerning, from European Royalty and the Indian Maharajas to the likes of Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh. Influential figures, leading extraordinary lives, from Sigmund Freud to Sir Winston Churchill, recognised the timeless purity of tr heicreations.
The lapel buttonhole - purpose, history and usage
Ever wonder why your jacket has a buttonhole on the left lapel? Ever stranger, there’s no matching button to be found on the right lapel. The most popular explanation is it’s a flower holder inspired by England’s Prince Albert, who after he was presented with a small bouquet from Queen Victoria on their wedding day, made the gentlemanly gesture of cutting a hole in his lapel to hold the flowers.
Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Kim Jones showed his last collection for Louis Vuitton - Spring/Summer 2018. The show was staged in the stately setting of the Palais-Royal, but it might as well have been Bora Bora, judging by the hothouse atmosphere at the venue. The new Spring/Summer 2018 collection shows off bright shades of blue, orange, yellow, red and green alongside more muted colors like black, white, grey and tan.
Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna gave tips for success to young designers
At the 26th Edition of Milano Unica there was a meeting of Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna with Italian students in fashion in conversation also with Simone Marchetti - Fashion Editor - D la Repubblica and Affari e Finanza. The theme was "Crafting modernity: innovative design merges with couture techniques to create the silhouette of tomorrow."
Loro Piana remains focused on its most iconic heritage fabrics: ZELANDER®, naturally resistant for dynamic lifestyles past and present
Following the new corporate textile campaign for the fabric Tasmanian® launched last July, Loro Piana continues to focus its energies on the excellence and exceptional, timeless performance of its most iconic fabrics. At the Milano Unica fair, for the SpringSummer 2019 collection, the spotlight will be on Zelander®, a family of fabrics made of New Zealand merino wool, characterised by their extraordinary resilience, as well as their lustre, elasticity and exquisitely warm, soft feel. These properties are all highlighted by studies carried out on the fabric’s outstanding performance, and by the refined, unique spinning and weaving techniques used by Loro Piana that guarantee the wearer will enjoy pure wool garments providing the utmost comfort and a perfect fit. This applies particularly to the Natural Stretch version: its rippling capacity means the wool has a natural “internal memory”, allowing the fibre to “remember” and return to its original shape, even after movements, wringing or crushing.
Lutwyche - luxurious hand-crafted menswear
LUTWYCHE produces luxurious hand-crafted menswear, using traditional English artisan techniques. Offering Made-To-Measure and Bespoke tailoring, all of the clothing is individually hand-cut, made and finished in its own unique workshop in England. The stunning collection receives over 40 hours of hand-crafted tailoring, whilst the ultimate Bespoke approximately 60 hours.
British quality men's shoes by Joseph Cheaney and Sons
Joseph Cheaney founded the company and moved to the present site in 1896. In 1903 Joseph's sons Arthur and Harold joined the company. In 1930 "Dick" Cheaney, grandson of the founder, joined the company.In 1966 Cheaney won the Queen's Award to industry and was sold to Church and Company. In 2009 Jonathan and William Church bought the company. Their family has been making fine shoes for five generations and they are fully committed to producing the finest footwear entirely made in England.
Brett Johnson Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection
For Fall/Winter 2017-2018, Brett Johnson journeys to Virginia’s majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the seat of his family home.
Edward Green shoes - cut by hand from the world's finest leathers
Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.
John Lobb - bespoke men's shoes from UK
John Lobb began making bespoke boots and shoes over 150 years ago. Generations of master bootmakers have continued the lineage of unrivalled skill and constant innovation, bringing the spirit of bespoke into the modern era.
Custom made suits by Santandrea
Santandrea has been synonymous with high quality menswear for almost fifty years. Founded in 1968 as Sartoria Saintandrews, it has rapidly established itself internationally by virtue of its made-to-measure garments that are cut and tailored entirely by hand in the atelier of Fano. In 2006, it became part of the Trabaldo Togna Group, the celebrated producer of fine wool fabrics.
Z Zegna Spring/Summer 2018 collection - a Vintage Regatta
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.
Tailored suits by Sartoria Rossi from Tuscany
From the firm's early days, the workshop in Marciano della Chiana has been a reflection of the creative craftsmanship expertise of Sartoria Rossi, its strong bond with Tuscany and its impressive know-how, closely linked with the workmanship tradition of Arezzo.
Tailored suits by Munro Tailoring from Netherlands
Forget ordinary, ready-to-wear products for the masses. Munro Tailoring believe in custom, one-of-a-kind items made exclusively for you and your customers. A new approach to retail that allows you to enjoy the freedom of realising your own specific needs and desires with a truly personal service at exceptional value for money.
Men's shoes by Hydson Shoes
Hudson was founded in East London in 1990 and is still based in Hoxton, where all of their shoes and boots are designed.
Savile Row tailors: Alexander McQueen
Tailoring lies at the very heart of Alexander McQueen and is a fundamental part of the house. Combining traditional techniques with new and innovative approaches, a bespoke Alexander McQueen suit is expertly crafted to the highest quality and with the utmost attention to detail.
Custom suits and shirts by Beckett and Robb
Beckett & Robb makes clothing for men who want world-class products at a fair price. They’ve spent a lot of time pounding the pavement to make that possible, value quality and design, which is why they make everything in Western Europe. The company believes in being transparent about how they make products, and are happy to talk about the origin of all materials used, where they manufacture, and the work environment for tailors. They’re a quality-driven brand that makes luxury products accessible.
Scabal Tailoring - Made-to-measure experience
Your sartorial adventure with Scabal comprises of selecting the finest luxury fabric, choosing the style of the cut crafted with Savile Row tailors techniques to suit your individual measurements, down to picking your unique personalised detailing both inside-and-out.
The Expert Choice From Nature: Monocel
This new presentation of Monocel® yarns will demonstrate innovation and synergies to likeminded partners about its true potential, and how it can represent the next generation of smart cellulosic yarns. Here you can see and evaluate our Monocel® yarns for yourself in a range of jersey and woven fabric innovations.
Artful Tailoring - Bespoke and Custom Clothing
Made using the 200 year-old, time-tested methods of the famed Savile Row Tailors, the construction of a bespoke suit takes 80 hours of detailed workmanship. Artful Tailoring are the only custom tailor in the valley that hand cuts suits in store. Creating a bespoke suit requires several meetings with the tailor to ensure a perfect fitting suit.
Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2016 collection
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.
William Westmancott - a Savile Row bespoke tailor
William Westmancott is a Savile Row craftsman and almost certainly the UK’s most expensive bespoke tailor.
He trained for 10 years in two of Savile Row’s most prestigious houses before launching his own 6 years ago.
Borean Men's Couture - a result of a long research and design
The Borean Mario was founded in the 70's and it specializes in the manufacture of clothing. The company produces haute couture dresses for the most important national and international brands.
Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2017 - exaggeration of volumes and shapes
“The idea of ‘the hybrid’ is intrinsic to the collection,” says Kris Van Assche. “Today, people don’t just fit into one box, they fit into many and all at once. There might be an idea of the New Wave or Skate that somebody has grown up with, but it is what those things and people have grown into now that matters. Traces of memory and tradition can still exist, but these happen without nostalgia: this is the hybridisation of now.”
Cad & The Dandy - a passion for all things tailoring
Cad & The Dandy has a passion for all things tailoring. They don’t over complicate things, operating from premises in Savile Row and The City, with their trained Savile Row tailors, cutters and finishers. They offer three grades of tailored suit: fully hand-stitched, half hand-stitched and machine stitched. All of our suits start with pattern creation, done by hand and retained for future orders.
Penrose - the British woven silk ties
Making and internationally supplying men’s accessories, specialising in woven silk ties. Each design is made in limited runs using the finest silks, crafted by specialist weavers in England and Italy.
Gruppocinque Spring-Summer 2017 presents two complementary lines
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.
Italian Fashion: Pal Zileri
Inspired by timeless Italian heritage and echoing the designs of new Creative Director MAURO RAVIZZA KRIEGER, Pal Zileri sews together traditional craftsmanship with avant-garde style and advanced techniques—a vision we call AVANT-CRAFT.
International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives
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.
Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collection
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.
Galia Lahav presents 'GALA BY GALIA LAHAV' - luxury ready-to-wear Bridal collection
Galia Lahav is a bridal and evening haute couture design house, which masters in the art of creating luxury dresses. Galia Lahav dresses are not modest rather extravagant and intricate in beautiful design. With her famous illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace, she has created a brand, which is a household name in bridal. All the dresses made in Galia’s studio are hand made by the top seamstresses in Israel and finest luxury sewing techniques. The brand can be found in over 40 stores around the world in Europe, Australia and the United States. Since the company was founded, Galia has been on a conquest to redefine fashion for women by creating worlds most sought out dresses.
Dutch fashion: Iris van Herpen
'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'.
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'.
Herve Leger Fall 2015 collection
For Fall 2015, Herve Leger by Max Azria draws its inspiration from the magnificent basilica de la sagrada famlia by Antoni Gaudi. One of the most outstanding figures of the Catalan culture, Gaudi developed a highly expressive language of his own and a body work that speaks directly to the senses. The collection journeys through the symbolism captured in three of the Basilica's facades and its outstanding stained glass windows: nativity, passion and glory, which signify the concepts of birth, sacrifice and toil in human nature.
Exhibition 'Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up' at London College of Fashion
Fashion Space Gallery, located at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, is delighted to announce Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up, the first ever exhibition to explore McQueen's catwalk make-up.
Cute Mustache Nail Art Tutotial
This tutorial shows you how easily create cute mustaches design on your nails. This design is great to wear every day. It is not so formal or extravagant.
A special, exclusive revival of United Colors of Benetton knitwear from the seventies and eighties. Veritable classics of Italian taste, reproduced in the original colors, with luxury yarns and sophisticated knitting techniques. To be worn with the same natural elegance and spirit of the times in which they were originally created. Their essential, innovative design makes them still remarkably contemporary.
Women's fashion: Sretsis Spring-Summer 2015 collection
Sretsis shines brightly through dream-like silhouettes and dark humored prints disguised, sometimes unnoticed, as a wide-eyed innocent take on age old femininity.
Mr. Gentleman Spring-Summer 2015 collection
In the Spring-Summer 2015 collection techniques, material and colors are specific to certain geographical regions - From Italy, Mexico, France to New York.
For that unique French touch: high-end, luxury and designer fashion manufacturing "Made in France"
Made in France 2014, the only exhibition devoted to high-end apparel and accessories manufacturing, will be showcasing a wealth of French high-end manufacturing expertise, skills, craftsmanship and industrial techniques, and welcoming new sectors and rare skills.
Jaeger-LeCoultre collections - A dazzling artistic inspiration
Distinguished by absolute seduction and supreme elegance, a pair of sparkling
creations successfully merge two incredibly refined and formidably complex arts: exceptional
watchmaking and exceptional jewelery-making.
Over the years, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed unique new gem-setting techniques that illuminate the finest contemporary watch creations. Born from the dexterous fingers of genuine artists, they celebrate the union of beauty and precision.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT