There's something about wearing a well-fitting suit. It lifts your spirits, bolsters your confidence and makes you feel as if you’re ready to do anything, including the hard stuff. The old idiom, “The suit makes the man” holds true even today. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best when is wrote, “Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.” The suit is a classic way for a man to show the world that he knows his stuff and he’s someone to be taken seriously. But more than that, the comfort and confidence that a made to order suit gives a man is priceless.
My family has a small history of shoemaking. In the 1950’s the small towns near Benevento were very involved in the shoemaking industy. Many households were involved in various stages of shoemaking. It was an outworker based system where various parts of shoes were made by different groups of people, and mostly in their homes. Unfortunately in the past 10 years, most of these small workshops have closed due to consolidation of the shoe industry, and the main industrial shoemaking area in Italy is now concentrated in the Marche region.
Bearing in mind the desire of the most exigent ones – connoisseurs, experts, style fanatics – Santoni introduces the Fatto a Mano su Misura. A service, not a collection. Santoni’s unique savoir faire, craftsmanship and tradition are at the client’s complete disposal.
J.M. Weston, traditional shoemaker for more than 120 years, enhances and reinterprets classic codes with audacity through the impetus of its Artistic Director Michel Perry. Building on the excellent craftsmanship of its Limoges factory, the brand continues to evolve, reinventing itself without ever compromising its search for timelessness. Each new style, new leather, new detail of manufacturing is conceived in its workshops to enhance the feet of men and women. More than just a shoe, the loafer, derby or oxford shoe become a walking companion, a reflection of an easy-going lifestyle and of resolute elegance.
What determines whether you can make beautiful shoes is not your hands or fingers but the spirit that guides your hands and fingers. And the thing that supports this spirit is the feeling the customer will have for the shoes. What is essential is invisible to the eye. Remember that the things that make a shoe truly shine are what comes before it is made and what comes after it is made.
George Cleverley is a unique shoe company with an impressive history. Headed by Mr. George Glasgow Snr (Co-owner & Chairman) & Mr. George Glasgow Jr (Co-owner & CEO), it has become world-renowned for handmade shoes & leather goods. Between George Snr & George Jr they attend every trunk show around the world to ensure they meet with clients and keep a personal relationship with their customers.
Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.
They are a four generation shoemaker based in Mallorca. Their shoes combine the classic models such as oxford shoes, derby or loafers, monk strap shoes, and contemporary styles as chelsea and chukka boots. Specialists in genuine shell cordovan shoes and boots.
After a year and a half search across Italy to visit directly with factories in Italy, they've launched HALL MADDEN shoe collection. All three series of shoes are made in Italy in selection of the best factories to represent a variety of pricing to bring the best quality at the best value. From the staple leather dress shoes to fun casual loafers, they're proud to offer our first collection.
Expanding on well-loved slip-on styles in his men’s collection, including the Dandelion loafer, SS17 sees Christian Louboutin introduce a new range to join his beautiful classics – an expanded collection of more casual, timehonored loafers. For the season, a new last was developed; with a curved vamp and higher toe spring, it offers a relaxed, easy, elegant look for the Louboutin ‘homme.’
Redoing your wardrobe can be a refreshing change in your life. By buying a few new pieces at a time, you can gradually build up an entire wardrobe of stylish clothes and accessories. Introduce different pieces as regularly as you can each time you shop. This will also make it easier for you to stick to your budget.
For his Autumn/Winter 2017 collection show on the catwalk of London Fashion Week Men’s, E. Tautz designer Patrick Grant was inspired by men from the countryside. However, this “man” is of the intimate kind; in order to put a modern spin on his collection’s traditional silhouettes, Grant looked at the garb of scarecrows in the countryside of Leeds as depicted by photographer Peter Mitchell in his series “Some Thing Means Everything to Somebody.” The result was elegant wool coats, tailored anoraks, high-waisted belted trousers and open collars that were loosely layered to create the laid back, but fully modern look.
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
In the year 1921 Emil Jonsson was appointed apprentice in the shoemaking trade. After three years of apprenticeship Emil opened a shop in Bygdea in the north of Sweden. Emil was famous for a special style of a Norwegian welted boot with a raised lake. Emil’s son Melker took over the shop in 1944. Melker is the one in the family who without comparison have made most shoes and boots in the family. He worked many years in a shoe factory which he for some time was the owner of. Melker retired in 1988.
Zenonni Su Misura is a luxury company producing fine bespoke and made-to-measure apparel, shoes and accessories for men. The company was founded in 2004 by two entrepreneurs: Simona Hulber, a well-known Romanian menswear designer and Ciprian Vlad, both with a rich background, with more than 15 years of experience in men’s fashion industry. Zenonni Su Misura was the first company in Romania to offer the true experience of an Italian sartoria or of a Savile Row tailor shop.
Footwear has been an essential part of our lives and has been regarded as a necessity in order to offer us a state of well being for centuries. Not only do shoes protect us from various external factors such as dirt and cold weather but they have turned into a fashion accessory which will only offer the wearer a feeling of being stylish and fashionable.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 men’s Hybrids capsule collection declares that the future is now! Fashioned from an innovative use of technical textiles and unconventional material mash-ups, the collection offers a glimpse into a brave new world where sport and luxe synthesize into chromatic, bold entities. An astral clan of sneakers, city shoes and sandals—the Hybrids offer a style for every dimension.
SUITS by Curtis Eliot is an international custom made menswear company. We give our clients the opportunity to experience an old-fashioned tailor service with a modern twist. Each garment is custom designed and fitted to each individual, allowing our clients to select the fit, fabric and style of each of their designs. We specialize in made-to-measure suits, topcoats, dress shirts, shorts and most recently custom shoes.
Expressing a nonchalant attitude with a practical new lug sole, quintessential Christian Louboutin men’s styles become vehicles for the roaming ranger spirit this Autumn/Winter 2016. Classic, clean cut loafer, oxford and Chelsea boot models take on a subversively utilitarian attitude, all whilst maintaining a sleek profile perfect for city life.
Moreschi means craftsmanship, elegance, and quality... the essence of a product 100% Made in Italy. Moreschi is the emotion felt by wearing a shoe born from an inseparable coupling, between highly qualified handicraft and valuable materials, carefully selected to combine class, style and comfort, without equals.
In March 2015 the Zagliani atelier became a part of the Bally brand. In this union that shares a commitment to luxurious design and the highest quality craftsmanship the Zagliani legacy, renowned for its expertise in handcrafted bags made from the softest, most luxurious leathers and exotic skins, lives on through Bally.
Modern attitude married to ancient know-how. A legacy guarded by the craftsman masters, some of which work in the company since 1975. They witnessed the turn of Santoni from a local workshop into a reference brand and kept alive the original passion for extreme quality and beauty.
Founded in 1879 in Northampton, at the heart of England’s most famous shoemaking town, Crockett & Jones specialise in the manufacture of high quality Goodyear-welted footwear. For men there are 3 ranges produced by Crockett & Jones: Hand Grade, Main Line and Shell Cordovan.
Roco Clothing started up in 1973 as a retail outlet based primarily in Stoke-on-trent and the surrounding area. They have now taken business entirely online and pride themselves on offering the public an outstanding customer service, with knowledgeable staff and high level of experience.
From the moment you enter the shop on Shaftesbury Avenue, it is their job to ensure you are relaxed, comfortable and in the right frame of mind to make the right choices for you. Whether its cloth, style or fit, they will guide you in the right direction to ensure you end up with tailoring you are happy with.
William T. Clothiers is a Certified Merchant Member of The Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA) the oldest trade organization in the United States. Membership includes distinguished master tailors, designers, and custom clothiers who create fine custom clothing for discerning clients across the country.
Season after season, Christian Louboutin technical virtuosity and signature irreverence take classic men’s styles to the next level, all in pursuit of uncompromising innovation in design. Boundaries, after all, mean little to the designer, with tradition often taken merely as a suggestion whilst fabrics, embellishments, constructions and techniques are reinvented tirelessly.
To celebrate 150 years of continuous shoemaking at Grenson, they decided to look back through their archives and recreate a collection of their past shoes that span the decades of the 20th Century.
FASHION WORLD TOKYO is Japan’s largest fashion trade show and held twice a year in April and November. The show gathers all kinds of fashion wear, bags, shoes, fashion accessories, fashion jewellery, men’s fashion, textile and OEM/ODM products from around the world. With 850* exhibitors & 28,000* visitors, the next FASHION WORLD TOKYO [2016 NOVEMBER 7th to 9th ] provides the fashion industry with abundant opportunities to expand their business in Japan & Asia.
In celebration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Christian Louboutin has teamed up with the French E-concept store SportyHenri.com to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit. For the project, chic non-performance footwear was created to be worn by the athletes at formal occasions, in particular the Closing Ceremony. The shoe designs take visual cues not only from Cuban heritage but from the athletes themselves. Serving as a strong source of inspiration and guidance, the Cuban athletes as well as several former athletes had an active part in shaping the final collection.
Today we'll take a look at the wardrobe of the Italian millionaire Gianluca Vacchi (Born on August 5, 1967 in Bologna, Italy). He is an entrepreneur and financier and serves as a President at SEA Societ? Europea Autocaravan S.p.A.
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.
Mark Marengo is a British brand that offers the best tailoring tradition of Savile Row with a contemporary design edge. Mark and his team of in-house tailors offer fully bespoke suits, custom shirts, ties, hand-made shoes, and original accessories, alongside Mark Marengo Pr?t-?-Porter.
Under the LES HOMMES and LES HOMMES URBAN brand names, the company markets and distributes collections of men’s apparel, jeanswear, accessories and shoes.
Under the LES HOMMES and LES HOMMES URBAN brand names, the company markets and distributes collections of men’s apparel, jeanswear, accessories and shoes.
The world’s best–dressed man takes his sartorial eye to salesman Toby Watkins, transforming him into a sharply dressed gentleman.
Sundays are mostly reserved for your most casual attire. But occasionally you need to get all dressed up. Think about the weddings, baptisms, graduation ceremonies, and the like. That’s where you need a suiting look that’s a nice as something you’d wear to work, but with a slightly less aggressive vibe.
Daniel and Lade is the leading online tailor made-to-measure retail platform in the UK for bespoke, custom men's suits. The company aims to offer, easy and affordable for customers, high quality tailor-made custom clothing and accessories for special occasions and everyday life.
From shaping the last to polishing the shoe and each step in between, the journey of a Christian Louboutin shoe is a tale of craftsmanship worth telling again and again. We follow the life of a shoe at the factory in Naples, Italy, where many of our Homme styles are born.
For London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin joined forces with two of our favourite menswear brands: E. Tautz and James Long.
Sharon Takeda, curator of “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015” opening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on April 10, says, “After five years of researching and finding pieces to put in the show, we have quite an interesting group of things that are quite colorful. In the end, it’s turned out to be quite enlightening in the sense that the material is just as rich to mine as in womenswear.”
One of the most outstanding catwalks among the international scene is held within FIMI’s framework. FIMI FASHION WEEK Catwalk – An event that brings together trends, color, quality and the glamour of major brands in children’s fashion. Buyers, consultants, media and VIP guests from around the world attend our Catwalk. After the great success of its Catwalk, FIMI releases three days of intense FIMI FASHION WEEK Catwalks.
The design of the Danish Fashion house SAND is driven by passion, creativity and innovation. What started in the 80 ́s, until today grew into an international fashion brand. Cool Scandinavian silhouettes combined with southern European charm to maintain its provocative, sophisticated focus – SAND creates clothes for the way world citizens think, work and live.
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony was once again a place where we hoped to see a difference in men's style. We were not quite lucky, but still there were some men that made a difference and are worth showing to you.
Okinawa was founded by its director, Michele Ruffin in the 1990s, and is located in the province of Padova, Italy. Okinawa has been supplying materials and technological processes of what we refer to as ‘ennoblement’ which is to say, the company uses are highly innovative, creative and exclusive, 100% made in Italy, applied materials and finishes that focuses on the world of leather.
Spring-Summer 2017 is guided by the captivating laws of attraction. This season cultivates good vibes to attract and bring closer very different worlds. It unites softness and performance, encourages rawness and modernity to converse, binds mysticism with authenticity.
Men’s fashion trends for 2016 in the accessories are characterised with boyish looks and versatile styles. See the top 4 trends.
For SS16 from New York to Paris, Christian Louboutin shoes have traversed cultures and continents through the imaginations of our collaborating designers. From a Mediterranean paradise at Naeem Khan to a surrealist psychedelic party at Holly Fulton, it’s been a wild ride back to Paris. But the voyage didn’t end with our homecoming, instead, on arrival, Olympia Le Tan ushered us into “Hotel Olympia” - a collection that served as homage to the recently demolished Hotel Okura in Tokyo.
'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'.
Danit Peleg graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 2015 and has created a ready-to-wear collection, printed entirely at home. It was a graduate project for her Fashion Design degree. Danit is interested in the influence of technology on fashion design and believes that it can give designers more independence in the creation process, that's why she dedicated a year of her life to her 3D printing journey.
Since her Oscar-nominated performance as enigmatic rock star Penny Lane in 2000’s hit Almost Famous, actress and Hollywood royalty Kate Hudson has become a red carpet favourite with her effortless bohemian glamour.
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.
Who says you have to choose between being active and being fashionable? Our Start moving collection has already proven that you can love sports and set trends at the same time with active wear. Today we are going further and announcing THE ultimate combo: Bershka’s experience in the fashion world and Reebok‘s knowhow in active wear technology are coming together to create a special edition of sneakers for certain sports and fitness activities, and, especially, urban workout.
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.
From 15 to 17 September, the next edition of Première Vision Paris (formerly Première Vision Pluriel) will give concrete expression to the strategic changes implemented by Première Vision, now the sole organiser of this fully integrated ensemble of six shows, all mutually complementary in terms of their offer and services.
Five successful designers, including Thomas Tait, Marco De Vincenzo, Nicholas Kirkwood, MGSM Massimo Giorgetti and Paul Andrew, by now well-established names on the fashion scene, also thanks to their participation at several of the world's most authoritative, important competitions, have chosen to work with five emerging talents, namely Carlo Volpi, Maria Sole Cecchi, Fernando Jorge, Martine Rose and Matteo Lamandini.
A chance encounter between British Fashion Award-winning designer Patrick Grant and Christian Louboutin led to collaboration, and this Monday, for the fifth consecutive season, Patrick Grant’s E. Tautz’s walked the LCM catwalks in custom Red Soled creations.
Minimalistic, precise, modern: the new Porsche Design Sport by adidas collection is one thing above all: intelligently constructed down to the final detail. Functional elements are skillfully integrated into puristic designs. Exclusive materials underscore the luxurious quality of the sportswear.
The Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin have started the new season with 160 labels. From Wednesday until Friday (July 8-10, 2015), international designers presents their sustainably produced collections for Summer 2016 on the biggest presentation area ever. The broad offer comprises everything from high fashion and street and casualwear to shoes and accessories.
In the midst of the Paris men's fashion schedule, adidas Originals tonight boldly launched four new styles from the progressive Tubular footwear series, inspired by early 90s running technology. The SS16 Tubular collection was unveiled by a group of local performers, freely moving around architectural obstacles in an atmospheric underground venue.
On Friday night in London, a high-octane tribe of dystopian desert dwellers descended upon the LCM runways for Todd Lynn’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Draped in immaculately tailored yet unconventional blazers (a Todd Lynn signature), oversized biker jackets, transparent knitwear, and shorts, the men and women of Todd’s misanthropic world marched in custom made Christian Louboutin boots set to a rousing soundtrack from Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange.
Currently in Italy runs the Milan Men's Fashion Week (Milano Moda Uomo) from 19 to 23 June 2015. Prada is one of the fashion houses, which presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection during the event. Really short shorts, interesting knits and wide-shouldered tops are the key elements of the collection, which was presented by both male and female models.
For Autumn/Winter 2015, Christian Louboutin turns back the clock on several eras of style, from the sixties, to punk, to grunge. Influenced by the exotic, the bold, the sensual, and the irreverent, the line introduces new colours, textures, and technical innovations with the detail and craftsmanship that are emblematic of the Louboutin brand.
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.
'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.
Designer Stella McCartney visits Korea for the first time. Stella McCartney had special moment at adidas Women’s store at Cheongdam on May 20th to celebrate 10th anniversary of adidas by Stella McCartney which started from 2005.
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.
Take it from us, nothing puts a spring in your step like a fresh pair of kicks. The changing of the seasons means trips to the beach, nights on the town, and plenty of opportunities to be seen… so you had better make sure your shoe game is on point. For the Louboutin Homme, we picked out five styles that we love to help celebrate your victory over winter all summer long.
Zendaya Coleman stopped by InStyle’s offices yesterday to chat about her upcoming gig hosting the Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday, April 25, but our conversation with the 18-year-old singer, actress, and red carpet force quickly turned to one of her favorite topics: fashion. And much to our delight, the shoe-obsessed star exclusively revealed some major news: She’s designing her first-ever line of footwear with her stylist, Law Roach, set to launch just in time for back-to-school season this year.
"Top Vague" is the masterpiece of the Spring/Summer collection. Featuring the sophisticated "Lace Leather" detailing with embedded crystals and a scalloped vamp, this look is a tour de force that will gather admirers far and wide.
Modern way of life is very busy in every aspect and yes, men spend more time and money on their wardrobe nowadays, but many of them prefer to do their shopping fast and easy and why not from their home or office. But in the same time, gentlemen want to look and feel unique. So, offering custom-made clothing online is the natural decision, which combines both personalization and time saving. Here is our Top 20!
Paul Andrew, the British-born, New York-based footwear and accessory designer, debuted PAUL ANDREW, his eponymous line of luxury women’s shoes in Spring 2013. The collection is on course to firmly establish him as a fresh, innovative and creative force within the fashion industry.
Ukrainian Fashion Week is the main fashion event and the only officially recognized Prêt-a-Porter Week in Ukraine. It was first held in November 1997 and today is attended by over 25 000 guests at every edition. Yesterday, during the event, his menswear collection presented Viktor Anisimov.
The extravagant workaholic Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest womenswear collection for the luxury fashion house Chanel yesterday (March 10, 2015) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
Continuing his tradition of working with both new and established designers around the globe, Christian Louboutin returned to London Fashion Week, pairing his styles with the Autumn/Winter 2015 collections of Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunders, and Michael van der Ham.
Made-to-order is a production approach where items are not manufactured until a confirmed order is received - nowadays this system is getting more and more popular, because it saves money, time, space and worries to the manufacturers and fashion retailers and gives customers the feeling of uniqueness. Today, we are going to present you 10 made-to-order fashion products, which offer high quality and personalisation...
One of the major modern myths of our time is the idea that all high-heeled shoes are uncomfortable or difficult to wear. In truth many high-heeled shoes are in fact uncomfortable, but these days discomfort is the exception not the rule. Some doctors even say comfortable high heels may be the solution to back problems and posture. Ultimately when it comes to the level of comfort or discomfort of any shoe including heels, has much more to do with the quality of the shoe.
Fresh view of effortless but confident dressing in Paul Smith Fall/Winter 2015 during London Fashion Week
With tailoring a strong focus of the collection, a more muted palette than usual predominates. Khaki and charcoal grey sit alongside midnight black but with punctuation points of vibrant colour never far away; whether in a dusty pink woollen suit jacket or a baggy mustard yellow shearling duffle.
For the Fall/Winter 2015 Kenzo menswear collection we look towards individuality, survival, protection and the functional. We welcome the unknown with inimitable curiosity. We celebrate the signs of others and observe symbolism as communication through cult scribbles, care labels and unique prints. we are a community.
For the February edition, the show's two forums, Display and Jewel Case, located at the heart of the show, will present the key directions of a richly inspiring Spring-Summer 2016, through a selection of the best developments and innovations from the exhibitors.
After much anticipation for the new sneaker, Kanye revealed the YEEZY BOOST on stage during his performance of 'Only One' at the 57th Grammy's.
As in a Hemingway novel, intense and vibrant solo characters make up the story of a new collection that focuses on the need to outline the essence of male beauty - virile and sensual, but with an underlying softness.
From industry newcomers to established fashion houses, Christian Louboutin has always enjoyed collaborating with talented designers from the world’s fashion capitals. With the return of the men’s fashion season, the brand opened the Autumn/Winter 2015 season with our very first appearance at London Collections: Men alongside a couple of favorites: designers Todd Lynn and E. Tautz’s Patrick Grant.
The adidas Originals Blue Collection is a premium apparel and footwear line merging adidas' longstanding lifestyle heritage with a refined luxury street aesthetic. Mixing functional sport utilitarianism with a savvy street attitude, the SS15 collection perfectly combines the two sartorial disciplines by offering versatile garments and trainers that are aspirational in terms of both design and manufacturing.
It's been a very exciting week at Pitti!! Co-founders and designers, Byron and Dexter Peart, of WANT LES ESSENTIELS have been taking guests on a galactic voyage of discovery with their completely rebranded Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection. Last season, the beloved travel and accessories brand launched footwear with two key styles, and this season, they are launching into the world of footwear with innovative new styles in metallic leathers, exotic skins and textured finishes.
The perfectly polished Greenwich is this season's to go. On work days, play up the structured silhouette by pairing with monochrome tailored pieces letting the colorful interior pop. On weekends, make it the refined juxtaposition to laid-back dresses or over-sized knits and skinnies.
Breathing new life into timeless designs, SS15 shakes off the cold with a wit and spirit that is distinctly Louboutin. Colourblocking takes on the Education; a classic brogue oxford, and Gondolier; a low-top sneaker, will help you get your kicks wherever you roam. For the more modest gentleman, Fes and Greggo deliver clean silhouettes in smooth dark leather.
Girly, fresh, colorful - these words best describe the newest Patrizia Pepe collection.
For the lady out there who sees heels as more than something you put on, but rather a part of who you are, the Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook is just for you. Shot by photographer Peter Lippmann, Water in Love suggests that one should never take off their Louboutins – even in the bath.
Sonia Rykiel innovated not just with the cut of her garments, but also with her philosophy of fashion. She collaborated with the popular French mail-order company Les 3 Suisses in 1977 and then released a renegade fragrance, 7ème sens, the following year. She designed sweaters closer to the body than they had ever been — a sweater had never been sexier. Declared “Queen of Knits” by Women’s Wear Daily in 1972, Sonia Rykiel became an international icon.
Vibrant and energetic, the menswear wardrobe is saturated in shades inspired by exotic tropical fruits. Effectively capturing the optimism of the season, two key Fashion Colors land in the form of Mango Lassi orange and Papaya orange.
"Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth. ", said Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
Chosen from the House's styles for their romantic yet spirited charm, both a famous round-toed ballerina shoe and an enduring bestseller finished off with the brand’s signature bow are now available in sizes 27 to 33.
The 29th season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia takes place in Moscow from 22nd to 26th October. Over 70 participants will show their collections for Spring-Summer 2015.
The monologue opening the Spring 2015 fashion show takes its full meaning looking at the diversity of this astonishing collection. From lace dresses matched with clerical collars to cropped velvet trousers, or the architectural heels in the shape of the Louis Vuitton monogram flower, we discover a forward thinking wardrobe.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
CHARLES & KEITH WINTER 2014 draws inspirations from the past and merges it with ideas of the future. Time is held suspended under a slate of accents and natural palettes.
Elemental- Wood-printed and gold plated detailing, smooth matte marble swirl textures mixed with neutral tones are the unlikeliest of elemental combinations created in the form of statement top handles. When mixed with neutral tones, mid-heels and loafers exude the characteristics of a rustic wintry mood.
Italian fashion house Etro surprised the audience at its Fall-Winter 2014/2015 fashion show with a collection of characteristically British suiting.
Gracefully and seductively, she makes her entrance. She, the modern Berlin woman in softly flowing plissé, diaphanous lace creations with their floral beauty and open mesh structures in the form of organic elements – these wisps of fabric allows her to dissolve in a combination of lightness, transparency and modern coolness. Here and there a sparkling embellishment reflects the city lights. The Berlinoise plays with contrasts – and is delicate and raw at the same time. Self-confidence and effortless style on all levels define her individualistic attitude. She loves the fast moving, the urban and industrial, the big city of Berlin and its influences. At the same time she infuses all her memories and illusions of France into her life here, in the rough metropolis.
Talented emerging Canadian designer Helen Oro will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week at 4:00 pm on Friday September 5, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.
The pop singer Selena Gomez continues her work with the sports giant Adidas. For the third season, the young singer enjoys her fans with original and unusual designs.
More than 500 guests saw the beautiful fashion spectacle during the 7th edition of the Festival of FASHION and BEAUTY, which was held on 29 June 2014 in Grand Hotel Varna, Bulgaria.
This Festival is one of the biggest and most prestigious fashion forums in Bulgaria, where many Bulgarian and foreign brands show their collections to a specially selected audience. The organizer of the event is Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group together with the Bulgarian fashion directory.
The actress Sarah Jessica Parker will be awarded with "Honorary Image" for her successful and creative work in the fashion industry.
Emporio Armani is one of the brands that presented their Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collections during the Milan Fashion Week.
You can see unusual combinations of fabrics and mixture of feminine and masculine elements in the collection, which offers contrasting daywear and eveningwear.
Brazilian label Lilica Ripilica, specialized in children's fashion, presented its collection for 2014/2015 hot season on April 3, 2014.
It's inspired by a fantastic balloon journey over three American places: Nashville, Hawaii and New York.
On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, the luxury label FENDI, whose Creative Director is Karl Lagerfeld, will open its first boutique in Germany. The boutique is 365 square meters large and is located in Maximilianstraße 12-14 in a historical building from the 19th century. The hosts, Pietro Beccari (Chairman and CEO of FENDI), Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi will personally welcome the guests at the opening.
Legendary Spanish-born shoe designer Manolo Blahnik presented his Fall-Winter 14/15 collection on February 9, 2014 during the New York Fashion Week (for the first time ever).
Collection includes: a variety of flats, booties and a few tall boots, bold colored suede, silk pumps, embroidered and brocaded details, polished laces.
The actress Sarah Jessica Parker, known for her character Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" has already presented hir collection of shoes.
The Russian supermodel Irina Shayk was the face of dozens of fashion campaigns and photo shoots and designer shoes are just a part of the job of the blue-eyed brunette.
The world famous fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection yesterday (February 23, 2014) during the Milan Fashion Week.
Key words were:
Hoods, Fairies, Flowers, Helms, Keys, Fireflies, Enchantments, Elves, Animals, Dreams, Secret garden, Romantic, Tchaikovsky.
Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci, who is part of the luxury French brand Givenchy since 2005, was a big fan of basketball as a child. And in Givenchy's collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015, which was presented on January 17, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, that could be clearly seen - the catwalk was transformed into a basketball court and the models walked with hair slicked to their heads, which were wrapped tightly in nets.
Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers.
The Australian actress Nicole Kidman undressed for the new campaign of Jimmy Choo.
Fashion designer Axel Hardy (Axinia Hadzhieva) creates unique and cutting-edge clothing made of personally developed yarns from organic cotton, linen, silk, soy. Her garments present Bulgaria in Europe's fashion world for years. In December 2013 the models were shown at the exhibition in O2 Arena in London, UK.
Imagination of the modern fashion designers has no end. The proof of this is the latest collection of Chilean designer Sebastian Erazuriz who decided to devote his models of his ex-lovers.
Designer duo Yana and Anastasiya Shevchenko (mother and daughter) presented YanaStasia Spring-Summer 2014 collection during the Moscow Fashion Week on October 31, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The collection is called 'In the Russian tradition'.
Sergio Rossi started his business in the 1950's in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, and created his brand in 1968. Due to excellent workmanship, the Sergio Rossi shoe has attracted a refined clientele who desire high quality Italian footwear. The brand has always been synonymous with glamour and numerous Italian and international stars have worn Sergio Rossi on the red carpet over the years.
La Garçonne style - the independent female archetype of the 30s, whose sense of liberation reflected in 'borrowed-from-the-boys' wardrobe with a sense of softness - that's the key of Giorgio Armani's Womenswear collection for Fall/Winter 2013-2014.
During the fashion show models were dressed in cropped, fluid pants, often sat at the hip and streamlined cropped or longer jackets, fastened with one or two gumball-size black buttons.
The palette is formal in black, white, light purple, gray and silver.
The Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter 2013 Accessories collection comprises of bold colours and even bolder heel heights.
It includes diverse and alluring male and female shoes and bags.
Key elements of the collection are: deep jewel tones, tartan fabrics, delicate lace and strong silhouettes. Christian Louboutin relies on many decorative elements to add a dash of dazzle to classic shapes.
Welcome to the world of Malo, the venerable Italian cashmere brand loved for its impeccable quality, detail and design. Each and every piece of Malo cashmere is created with a respect to the knitwear heritage and extensive know-how of this Florence based house.
Exclusively for Bulgaria the newest shoes and bags collection for Summer 2013 by Sara Pen was presented during the Festival of Fashion and Beauty in Varna, Bulgaria.
The event was a real provocation for fashion and beauty lovers, with the attractive styling of the models and the unique accessories of Sara Pen.
MILANOV brand was founded in 2002. Now after 10 years it successfully submitted to the Bulgarian market stylish and quality women's and men's leather jackets, skirts and trousers.
The brand is inspired by nature and presents special models with exclusive design for those of you who choose sports style and comfort in their daily life.
Have you ever asked yourself where does the word 'suit' come from?
Well, the answer is from the French 'suite', which means 'following' and the Latin verb 'sequor' - 'I follow'.
That's because suit's components - jacket, trousers and waistcoat - follow each other, have the same cloth and colour and are worn together.
Let's take a look at some types of suits, which are worn through the years according to the occasion...
More than 800 guests saw the beautiful fashion spectacle during the sixth edition of the Festival of FASHION and BEAUTY, which was held on 21-22 June 2013 at the Summer Garden of Grand Hotel Varna at the Resort Complex 'St. St. Constantine and Elena'.
Pageant of colors, magnetism, style and sophistication fascinated guests of the fashion forum.
During the first evening of the event, their latest collections presented: 'Amnesia', 'Reflections', 'Vayana collection', 'Rifle' /Tempo Casual/, 'Seven Seconds', 'List', 'Phard' and 'Zu Elements'.
Unico is the new and exclusive made-to-measure service introduced by Angelo Galasso. It is presented a new dimension in menswear - Italian traditional craftsmanship, combined with Angelo’s eye for detail, resulting in an experience that is, as the name suggest, unique to each client.
HUMANIC Philosophy - Fashion is inspiring and exciting at the same time. It effects our moods. So HUMANIC has created the term 'shoemanic'. A shoemanic is an individual with an obsessive, passionate or peculiar relationship with shoes. This includes those who collect shoes, those who fall in love with shoes and those whose personality changes as a result of wearing their favourite shoes. Are you shoemanic?
Since the spring/summer 2012 season, the Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has been the face of DEICHMANN's premium brand, 5th Avenue, which she presents with the statement: "I love these shoes!". From 5 March 2013, her new TV spot will be appearing on German television and subsequently in most other European countries where DEICHMANN has a presence. This third spot is another declaration of love to the current models in her collection. The shoes will be arriving in stores at the same time as the start of the TV ads.
The Sergio Rossi Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection designed by creative director Francesco Russo finds inspiration in one forceful idea: the exaltation of the shoe as an expression of architectural design. It’s a tribute to world-class architect Santiago Calatrava, who throughout his work has forged a union between architectural vision and engineering principles.
Accordingly, the Sergio Rossi shoe becomes for all practical purposes a micro building where the architectural factor emerges conceptually as the successful pursuit of a design project, not as a group of geometric shapes and consequently complete constructions.
The shoe retailer United Nude created a special model of shoes, inspired by the ad campaign where Lady Gaga is presented as naked colossus with an army of tiny good looking menfolk scaling her body.
The shoes have 12 inch high heels. They are available for purchase at the United Nude flagship stores in Paris, London and Amsterdam.
Christopher Ciccone, the younger brother of the pop star Madonna, who is an artist, has launched his first shoe collection.
The collection features rubber, canvas and leather footwear and has been designed for ‘anybody who likes to wear shoes, and where God made weather’, says the 51-year-old designer.
The summer in Colombia is full of fashion. After the recent Fashion Week Colombiamoda 2012, between July 31 and August 3, 2012, in Corferias, the main exhibition and fair venue in Bogotá, Colombia, takes place the International Fashion and leather show (IFLS). It showcases the most comprehensive offering of latest-collection products for professional buyers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, the Caribbean, Spain, the US, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The shows already started and the presented models are for Spring/Summer 2013.
We want to present to you two great shopping sites, where you will find many fashionable offers.
Dorothy Perkins provides affordable, feminine fashion. The average Dorothy Perkins customer is in her early thirties and she's likely to be a busy mum or working woman. She loves fashion and takes a close interest in the new fashion trends. Quality, fit and price are all important to her.
Another site that we can recomment is Boden, which offers exclusive and beautiful clothes for all year round.
Considering the new Spring-Summer 2012 shoes collection by Christian Loubouitin it's impossible not to enjoy the warm weather. Sensous summer, sandy beaches, foamy waves and... yes, Loubouitin shoes of course. A fabulous collection abounding with footwear in bright and glossy colors, embellished with sequins and beading, and encrusted with jewels. Certainly there aren't missing models with spikes, a trademark of Christian Louboutin.
The 28-year old British singer Cheryl Cole presented her second collection of shoes in cooperation with the brand StylistPick.
All the shoes have candy-themed names like Fizz Balls, Pink Shrimp, Flying Saucers, etc.
The range consists of various models - from spring ankle boots to classic heels for the holidays. It's a fun but stylish collection full of pastel shades and platform heels.
Shoes have always played a special role in the designs of Alexander McQueen and in the works of Sarah Burton, who took after him in the fashion label. She continues to create unusual and unique models, which can never be mixed up with footwear by other designers.
For Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 Sarah Burton designed a number of quirky pairs, including shoes and ankle boots decorated with fur, ruffles, flowers and rosettes, lace and buckles.
The fashion brand Prada has come out with a pair of stiletto-heeled sandals with bright pink patent leather lips with a lit cigarette hanging delicately from the lips. The sexy, 1980’s inspired “Lips” shoes feature a foxy ankle strap and half inch platform. The model is from their Spring 2012 collection.
The Italian-made heels cost $890 at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. There's also a pair of "smoking" slides for $590.
Very strong shoes and accessories, in classical bourgeois style, reminder of past decades or very extravagant. Le Silla uses all his energy to express the depths of his soul but he also makes attractive and measured offers for different kinds of women.
She’s a Bad Girl with a strongly rebellious streak, perhaps towards crisis, and she wears her shoes as though they were armour to hide her fragility and make her strong and independent. She's elegant but ferocious, a Lady Gaga or a Rihanna who keeps her arms at their feet.
Halle Berry created her own line of fashionable women's shoes in partnership with the popular German retailer Deichmann Shoes. The line is called "5th Avenue by Halle Berry" and is designed to fit the lifestyles and budgets of busy mothers like herself.
"Women have always loved shoes. It's like if your hair is not right and your shoes are not right, the woman is not right. If both of them are right, you're pretty much OK," Berry said in a statement report.
Almost every fashionista has experienced the problem of coming home from a night out on the town or a luscious day of shopping just to find that her brand new stilettos have been ruined by cobbles, gravel, drain covers or escalators. A solution to this problem is the new innovative product Plastic Fantastic® heel protector.
Plastic Fantastic® is a tube of highly advanced plastic that will seal tight around your stiletto heel when sufficient heat is applied - the recommended way to do this is with a proper hairdryer.
Paradox London offers a vast array of styles that encapsulate both style and comfort for the perfect wedding day.
The fastest growing bridal footwear brand Paradox London Pink is designed to appeal to fashionable brides everywhere. Classic, Vintage or Chic, there is a vast presentation to complete every bride's vision.
The American singer Cheryl Cole is only 160 cm tall and no wonder that she has a lot of high heel shoes. No one however could imagine that at Cheryl's home there are more than 2000 pairs of shoes and some of them she keeps in the refrigerator.
“I hoard them all over the house: in cupboards in the kitchen, in the bathroom - every room,” Cheryl reveals for the Grazia magazine.
World famous designer and luxury shoemaker Manolo Blahnik designed a new collection of eco-friendly shoes made from fish scale.
The only artificial material is the cork. The collection is part of a collaboration with US-based eco-designer Marcia Patmos and will be included in the Spring-Summer 2012 runway show in New York.
The original shoes will be sold for $895 at Manolo Blahnik stores.
Designer Christian Louboutin believes that women wear high heel shoes because they make them more confident and sexy.
The shoes designer Christian Louboutin recounted a meeting with a French academic: She said that what is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman's foot when she orgasms. "So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation."
The new shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti tell an underground story, create an extremely poetic abstraction, invent new rhythmical "jazzy" steps, play on underground, but most of all, invent a new happy decadence. It is a new form of Symbolism, of abstract representations as it was in visual arts from 1885 to 1910. Symbolism was about avoiding objectivity in favour of the subjective, of ambiguous and powerful symbols. Primitive.
Among the artists associated in the Movement there were: Odilon Redon, Gustave Moreau, Gustav Klimt, Fernand Khnopff... The new shoes addiction is, in that sense, a very modern identification, plus an accent of happiness, of constant play, with a form of exaggerated culture. To play with the colors, with the shapes, to be amused by the abstraction. The new memory is the wake-up, the transformation of a woman who lives the 70's with a constant poetic license. The real memories are a part of the graphics, prints, volumes, but especially colors. All these elements are re-studied, re-formulated and exude a light mood less intrusive, more subdued... After all, this woman aims to be comfortable, at ease and to move with a "contemporary step".
Francisco Costa - the designer of Calvin Klein fashion house chose lace, soft pastels and shapely silhouettes for the Spring 2012 collection of the brand. The models are in gorgeous silky dresses, jackets and light-as-air palazzo cropped pants. Interesting elements focus on clean forms of patterns. A major accessory of the collection are the platform shoes with high heels.
The fashion brand Gucci never forgets men and occasionally creates new models to catch their attention. The designers created a new collection men's shoes Gucci, which are not made from leather, but from carbon fiber. This material becomes more and more popular for the production of shoes. GG Plus Moccasin is made in Italy and comes in elegant beige/ebony colors, laced in dark brown leather. The best feature of these shoes is the cut out at the front that shows a beautiful G as brand logo. The carbon fiber is found at the beautiful back heel of the shoes in the rubber sole. The shoes can be found at various stores at the price $425.
At a fashion show in Varna, Bulgaria were presented shoes and bags with the brand Sara Pen. The unique collection, offering also extravagant boots can be found in the representative shop of Sara Pen in GRAND MALL Varna.
The fashion show Festival of fashion and beauty 2011 took place in Varna in June and presented also other world fashion brands like Puma, Roberta Biagi, Mariagrazia Pi, Imperial, Northland, Nysens, Evona, Cango Rinaldi, Gerard Darel, Joseph, Vivienne Westwood and Moschino. Their collections also presented several Bulgarian designers and fashion houses - Rositsa couture, Daniel fashion, Veteida and Diana Alexandrova.
Christian Louboutin created ballet shoes with eight-inch heels, featuring the brand's distinctive red soles. The shoes will be put up for public auction, aiming to ease cash problems at one of the world's leading dance companies, the English National Ballet.
Louboutin commented: "Isn't the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven."
Summer, scent of sea and romance, sunny days and warm evenings. Beautiful time for planning the wedding ceremony. Your child's dream is about to come true - to be dressed in a beautiful wedding dress. You probably already know how do you want to look like a bride, but when you dip into the sea of wedding dresses, you will see that the choice is not easy. Stick to the fashion trends and you won't be wrong.
Ruffles can be seen in many wedding dresses this summer. They sway romantic in step of your walk to the alter. Choose them if you want to look very feminine.
Elegant luxury in the Spring-Summer menswear collection of the Bulgarian brand Andrews Fashion Studio
Collection Spring-Summer 2011 of Andrews Fashion Studio continues to impose successfully the concept TOTAL LOOK. This is seen in every detail and accent in the clothes, shoes and accessories. Every separate element or combination create the feeling for comfort, elegance, style and a lot of energy. This is also due to the colors - white, green, turquoise, camel, used by the designers of Andrews Fashion Studio.
One of the hits in the collection is the sport two-face jacket. The combination of beige and blue is ideal for the night yacht party or a walk on the see shore.
As we saw on the Paris catwalks, one of the most important fashion trends in footwear this season will be the velvet and suede shoe trend.
Suede shoes were presented by Roger Vivier, Dries van Noten, Charlotte Olympia, who decided to give them a Burgundy tint. Kat Maconie, Gio Diev and Jerome C. Rousseau – three designers, who showed great selection of velvet shoes on the catwalk, in various models and colors.
Crocs are one of the ugliest shoes in the world and yet they get a comfortably cute makeover, providing an updated style and comfort that they offer with their new Crocs Spring 2011 line.
The new Crocs Spring 2011 line offers many different styles, such as a flat shoe made with a jelly-like material and breathable holes, or a strappy sandal, made of the same jelly-like material but with the classic foam sole.