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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
'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'.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Sretsis shines brightly through dream-like silhouettes and dark humored prints disguised, sometimes unnoticed, as a wide-eyed innocent take on age old femininity.
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.
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.