The canons of style are undergoing a period of upheaval, and this is also reflected in fabrics for men’s fashion. Fabrics today are required to be innovative, to redefine tradition without distorting it, to present products that are dynamic and wearable, for the active man who is utterly contemporary.
Marras imagined a British-Sardinian gentleman, fond of hunting with hounds in the wild countryside, but driven by nostalgia and a sense of home. “His style is a mash-up of memories.” A feel of rustic elegance was threaded through the collection, which was focused on outerwear. Peacoats and parkas were patchworked from an array of tweeds, jacquards, corduroy velvets, tartans, and felted wools. Worn inside-out exposing soigne linings, they had oversize, protective proportions; and though they looked sporty and functional, they conveyed the typical Marras flair for eccentric practicality. The British-Sardinian nobleman in question was obviously fond of a dapper touch of tailoring. Indulging in thick, knitted robe de chambre and parading sumptuous brocade tuxedo jackets.
On September 19-21 fashionistas from around the world will arrive in Paris to attend Premiere Vision to get inspired, source new materials, research manufacturers and attend trend seminars, conferences and workshops led by international experts. For the third year, the Smart Square, an informative and visionary space dedicated to information and discussions, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience responsible values and innovations in the fashion industry, will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that inspire creativity.
Etro for the presentation of its 50th anniversary men’s collection — presented at the cavernous Palazzo del Ghiaccio, the ice-skating rink in Milan — recruited the help of local auction houses to re-create the home of a dandy without the walls, with all of the items up for sale.
For the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2018 season, Dashing’s focus was all about bringing character and charm to the collection. The original sounds of sixties bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen and The Kinks infused all corners of the world, leading the way for evermore experimental psychedelic acts. Dashing’s latest collection is highly influenced by these stars, appropriating the names for their newly designed fabrics.
The deepening, immersive relationship between man and nature is a cultural and creative trend which has served as their inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2018. The latest collection balances the rugged textures and colours of the natural world with the clean lines of modern design to create a unique and well considered collection for the new season.
See, touch and experience the latest collection from TINTEX Textiles as they reveal a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.
Embracing the colder months as an excuse to layer up and re-discover luxurious warm fabrics like cashmere and merino wool. It’s a chance to pair complimentary colours and contrasting textures; to balance rugged, weighty pieces with sleek tailoring.
As always, the fabrics are selected in partnership with the most prestigious companies in the trade. Soft movement is achieved by weaving different yarns in both faux-uni colours and mixed shades.
On a secluded beach near his beloved Marseille, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus unveiled his highly anticipated debut menswear collection. Awash with blues, yellows, creams and orange, the Spring/Summer 2019 offering conjures up images of long summery days in the south of France – where Jacquemus spent his childhood.
The collection takes as its starting point the elegant modernism of the British male, with references as diverse as the tailors of Savile Row to the styles favoured by the pony kids of Ireland. The look is restrained, balanced, committed, authentic; utilitarian but seductive nonetheless: sober tailoring, tidy ties, shrug-on trench coats, cable knits and fuss-free lace-up boots or trainers.
From St Moritz and Aspen to Kitzbuhel and Courchevel, this season the Billionaire man and his band of jet-set brothers are to be found high up in the mountains. As the sun sets over snowy peaks, they gather in an exclusive men’s club for an evening of apres ski entertainment. Some fly in from a business meeting on their private helicopter and others come straight from a day on the slopes, but they all arrive dressed to stand out in the crowd.
Stockholm’s Filmhuset forms the backdrop for the Tiger of Sweden Fall/ Winter 2018 collection. Alongside the rolling fields of Gardet just next to it, the building stands out against the sky with its radical architecture. Some would call it brutalist, we would rather describe it as humanist. However it is what goes on inside this building that truly matters. It was built as a haven for the art of film-making, filled with cinemas, production companies, costume rooms, a library, set-designs, studios and more.
Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 appears to indicate that the current focus on sustainability and performance is producing real results. Designs were attractive and varied, with Merino wool featured as a major fibre in the mix.
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.
A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Each shape of the collection represents one of these elements while at the same time a climate evolution where each season has its unique beauty and a gentle and mysterious atmosphere.
There are two things that lead to unique discoveries: research and passion. Neither can exist without the other. Research means exploring a world in so much detail that you are able to make it evolve or even revolutionise it. Passion means having the deepest possible love of what you do, each and every day.
Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available wool fabric and yarn manufacturers, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, July 10 -12. Come and visit The Woolmark Company in Idea Biella – Pavilion 20 – Central Lounge and in Moda In – Pavilion 12 – Central Lounge.
The inspiration of Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection is born from a careful observation of contemporary men and women, who found, again, the pleasure in using hands in everyday life activities. In this sense, there is a rediscovery of old, craftsmanship works, that today are more and more experienced like passions.
The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, with the same family at the helm for more than 350 years, presents its new Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection at Edition XXVII of Milano Unica (Rho Fiera from 10th – 12th July 2018). The collection is divided into the following ranges: Classic, Vintage, Supersonic and Earth, Wind & Fire. What is it that dominates? A return to the original winter fabrics where heavier weights, natural stretch and sartorial highlights predominate.
She’s preparing herself, enhancing her hair, raising the drape of her black gown for putting her stilettos on… then she’s going to the casino, sitting at a poker table and playing like a man. Being an elegant woman is always a trump in the game of the American and Georgian designer Patuna.
It's not a show, it's a parade! The Rani Zakhem Couture Fall Winter 2018-2019 collection is a vibrant and sparkling tribute to the combating and combative woman, Amazone of all jungles and terribly ”Glamazonian”, fatally seductive when, like a warrior goddess, she appears in her crystal armor.
African Australian designer Azulant Akora embraces unconventional angles and unexpected forms, bold colors and regal silhouettes. Emerging onto the Australian fashion scene in 2013 where she was awarded the Australian Wool Fashion Award, Azulant is a designer on the move.
This isn’t your typical Paris Men’s Fashion Week recap that includes explicit mention of the who’s who at the event to the ambiance and sets as well as the never ending looks on glamour and style, most of which indicate what we’ll be seeing and wearing in spring and summer of 2019.
The Acne Studio show had all the ingredients of a minimalist approach to vibrant colours and design elements that gel together in strikingly cool ways. With a palette of soft muted hues to saturated tones that add warmth and depth to classic silhouettes.
With all the glitz and glamour at Paris Fashion Week Namacheko added a unique flavour that was reflected in the head turning ensembles of the Swedish/ Kurdish label. Launched by brother and sister duo- Dilan and Lezan Lurr, the brand has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2017.
The Issey Miyake show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week-Day 3 may have been many things but nothing as apparent as the fusion of different styles, iconic feels and wrapped up in some of the best prints seen so far. Instead of just using words alone, below are some points and pictures of just how inspired and artfully eclectic this particular collection was.
What made the Wooyoungmi show unlike any of the others was the cool and interesting tie between retro elements combined with country inspired feels with a modern twist. The striking colour palette that had soothing hues drawn from nature such as buttercup yellow, dusky blue, earth tones, maroon and pale grey. The prints added further interest and authenticity to the looks that included stripes, plaid, checks and textures. Modern twists were reflected in the accessorizing, the bags, boots and hair.
Ever rebellious – Raf Simons waged a full-fledged war against the current cloud of street-wear styles hovering over the fashion world. In the time where some of the biggest names in luxury fashion are ditching luxury for street and sportswear, none more evident than Louis Vuitton's selection of Virgil Abloh as artistic director earlier this year, Raf vowed to focus on traditional menswear garments, even for new generation.
Another highly anticipated show at Paris Men's Fashion Week was the Dior Homme show that many had been looking forward to all week. Not only did the show live up to many high fashion expectations, the collection was a resounding success, then again; how could it not be, as it involved a prince, a talented artist and a double debut. Which in short means, that the House of Dior had in its wings a multitude of talented individuals working together to present a fresh take on the future of fashion from this global powerhouse.
The Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2019 was one of the best in terms of originality and style while still staying true to the brand’s design aesthetic, not forgetting the subtle inclusion of the unexpected, which is always a treat for the eyes. A very strikingly cool combination of razor sharp classic silhouettes vs a totally edgy biker-esque attitude made for interesting bedfellows to start with. The collection had a grunge glam kind of essence that moved between each ensemble with an energy that just had everyone’s attention.
Nothing could be as simple, innovative and with an impactful essence of Avant Garde than Hed Mayner at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2019. A very intense subdued palette set the tone for the dramatic cuts, silhouettes, drapery and more, as the audience watched in amazement. The only visible colour was candy pink and powder blue in various tones and the only print was the pinstripes that were used to the minimum.
Perhaps one of the highly anticipated shows by far at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 was the Louis Vuitton show which showcased the work of Louis Vuitton debut designer Virgil Abloh. While the collection as expected was inspired, cohesive and very dissimilar to what Louis Vuitton customers are used to, it did wow the audience for the most part leaving a bitter sweet sentiment on many present. Given the shift of style aesthetic this scribe found an interesting cross-road between classic and artsy which added a new flavour to fashion from the brand.
The mere mention of Rick Owens and the first thing that comes to mind is breaking the rules. Hence the show that had everything from drama, deconstructed silhouettes, exaggerated elements, architectural shapes, all moved in unison with the aesthetics of the man himself. The styling and attitude of the models, the raw grunge feels and minimalist approach made this collection one of those that moved into a league of its own.
Glenn Martens of the Parisian brand Y Project showed range and diversity through a collection that was inspired, playful and uplifting. From tailored pieces to unique interpretations of blazer jackets and trench coats, the use of a striking palette having strong neutrals, bright hues of energizing yellow, warm orange and royal purple and blue. Speaking of blue, the eye-catching inclusion of denim in powder blue and indigo adds further energy and life to a collection that is young and carefree.
On a palette of fun, youthful colours, dominated by shades of blue, a dash of yellow, white, black and orange, Off-White designer Virgil Abloh showed a multi-dimensional look at the many ways to wear denim, adding visual interest with distressed denim, textures, knits, fleece and parachute that gels well with the quirky elements of animation, oversized silhouettes, camouflage and tie ‘n’ dye all to show-off his cool range of footwear that is a jogger and lace-up that have a chunky, army-esque appeal that is sure to liven up spring and summer of 2019.
From the abstract to the outlandish, the vibrant colours to the creative techniques of layering. Hiromichi Ochiai for Facetasm showed a collection that was every bit as eccentric as it was artistically reflective of current day global village. Including an interesting mix of different art-forms, silhouettes, styles and sentiments that evoke curiosity while hinging on folklore and the beauty of story-telling. Here’s just how Facetasm fascinated us at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for 2019.
Designers Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund of Cmmn Swdn made opening night to Paris Men's Fashion Week every bit as memorable as the impact, energy and social awareness the collection had on the audience. Against a background of what looked like the landfills or somewhere in between, where many garments end up as waste and staying true to the hybrid element the brand is known for, the pieces shown couldn't have been any more hybrid than it was. An interesting mix of youthfulness and subculture, a mix of old-world aesthetics and contemporary, tipping the future of fashion vibes that were both edgy and elegantly sleek.
Craig Green’s style mixes workwear influences and futuristic volumes, sculpted silhouettes and functional aspects. Strong content is teamed with a highly emotion-charged mise en scene that is always spectacular. Thanks to these distinguishing features, Craig Green has gained an enthusiastic clientele that includes the most prestigious boutiques and department stores around the world. Exploring the concepts of uniform and utility, his fashion shows have become an eagerly awaited cult happening on the menswear calendar. In Florence, this London-born designer presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an event at Pitti Immagine Uomo on the evening of Thursday 14 June.
The collection commences with Franklin Eugene Fury, a stunning multi color blazer, and quickly segues to several light and breezy shirts in black and white before making a bold return to color with a nod to WAKANDA. The presentation smoothly shifts gears to several audacious teal and black installations. Next, we have a FRANKLIN EUGENE homecoming of sorts with an abundance of ultra clean black and white colorless silhouettes that magnificently channel the clean lines and affect that remain hallmarks of the brand.
A collection where sartorial cuts are mixed with playfulness and a pinch of impertinence in bright colors and couplings of classic and hi-tech fabrics. The autumn winter 2018/2019 of Alessandro Gilles, a man's fashion brand from Campania born in 2006, sees the timeless style of classic tailoring, combined with passe-partout, more sporty, made of high quality fabrics exclusively made in Italy.
Pitti Uomo sees the arrival of the new Sebago designed in Italy Sebago, an American brand founded in Maine in 1946 and famous worldwide for its Penny Loafers boat shoes, presents its first collection at Pitti Uomo, entirely designed and developed in Turin (after acquisition of the brand by the BasicNet Group).
ITMA is the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. Organised by ITMA Services, the upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.
As a home of craftsmanship, in Milan classic tailoring brands like Canali, Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana, Billionaire, Phillip Plein and MSGM presented their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collections. We, spotted some trends that will make the men look really stylish during the next cold seasons. See what we define from the designers' models:
For this Spring/Summer 2019 edition, Milano Unica exhibitors showcase renewed interest in experimentation not only in terms of trim, i.e. embroideries and prints, but also in textile production.
This will be a season of movement, starting with the delightfully undulating structures and finishes that bestow performance on the summery elegance chosen by Angelico to dress active days. Brightness and innovation accompany the collections of traditional fabrics and K1, the creative range that includes jersey.
Lanificio Zignone presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an innovative design and performance
Lanificio Zignone presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an innovative design and performance: high-quality fabrics, elegant and dynamic like the men they are thought for. The event focuses on sustainability and it is a chance to illustrate the mill’s commitment to conscious water use.
Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available Merino wool fabric and yarn manufactures, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, February 6 - 8.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Collezione Fall-Winter 2018-2019 during Milan Men's Fashion Week
The new collection was presented at a reception in the exposition spaces of Via Tortona: a must-visit venue during the Milanese Fashion week.
For Spring/Summer 2019, Trabaldo Togna has brought out an even richer collection of Estrato fabrics with enhanced designs.
The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.
'Processing my Realities.' This is the overarching trend theme at the latest edition of MUNICH FABRIC START. It impressively reflects the power of those interactions which seem so violent at present within the textile and fashion industry. The clash between online and analogue, between Industry 4.0 and skilled craftsmanship, between the virtual and the existent. And between Man + Machine, the concept theme of the BLUEZONE.
For the second consecutive year, the Biellese company participates in “Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair” with its Fall/Winter 2018/19 collection and the upcoming Spring/Summer 19 preview. Among their super tech yarn, Wooltech Total Easy Care, which has been chosen for the Venetian gondolier uniform, and Harmony Idro which boasts water and oil repellent properties.
Blossom Premiere Vision unveils the latest developments, innovative materials and colour trends for Spring/Summer 2019
This 12 and 13 December, the Palais Brongniart in Paris will welcome the 4th edition of the PREMIERE VISION Group’s latest exhibition: BLOSSOM PREMIERE VISION.
The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.
Presenting 150 years of weaving expertise distilled into an imaginative, diverse collection of exceptional luxury fabrics, for outerwear through to accessories. Emily White, Design and Sales Director, comments “As weavers of the most luxurious fabrics for over a century, combining our knowledge and heritage with innovative design was key when preparing our debut collection for Premiere Vision. Drawing inspiration from historical tailoring fabrics in our archive, the collection features classic weave structures at exploded scales, double-faced fabrics, and textural jacquards”.
Fashion trends Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 at MUNICH FABRIC START - an Interplay of Creativity, Technology and Digitalisation
The MUNICH FABRIC START from 5 to 7 September 2017 that has just drawn to a close was a very special one, according to the organizers. And it was very special for me too, as I was there for the first time after being at other fairs in Italy, France and Germany. I saw numerous innovations, developments and optimisations used to visualise ideas giving the sector a platform for creativity and technical developments. In Munich the future is real and technology the key to a broad-based textiles and fashion industry brimming with dynamism that is both tangible and perceivable.
Munich Fabric Start presents Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 trends and pushes new trade fair and event formats
Munich Fabric Start kicks off the new trade fair cycle for Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 with even greater impact. In addition to extending existing areas, a new trade fair format MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE will be launched, extending the ranges to include the next step in the value chain.
In an age when fabrics are required to evolve constantly in order to retain their central role in the fashion cycle, Angelico is following two routes: exquisite weave, construction and hand in fabrics, and performance standards in line with the contemporary lifestyle. These two tendencies come together in products for different occasions in both the collection of orthogonal fabrics and the K1 creative collection, which also includes jersey and were presented at Milano Unica this month.
Larusmiani Tessuti presented their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection at Milano Unica earler this month. The upcoming Autumn / Winter 2018-2019 season it’s a ample collection that respects nature and ethical working conditions through low impact productions and careful attention to the origin of fabrics. Larusmiani does not support countries and exporters where there’s no transparency on working conditions or where it is tolerated the exploitation of child labor for example by not importing Uzbek cotton.
Lanificio Zignone Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection - 100% Made in Italy fabric inspired by dynamic business travellers
Lanificio Zignone, the dynamic, historical, family-run textile company in Strona (Biella), presented Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection at the 25th edition of Milano Unica (from 11 to 13 July at the Fiera Milano - Rho). The highlights in the collection are the original stretch fabrics, characterised by contemporary elegance united with excellent performance for the business traveller.
We are going to show the trends for Fall/Winter 2018-2018 in menswear. The materials, textures, colours and prints. Milano Unica one of the largest fairs defines the trends every season. So it is time to show the newest ones.
The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo - A collection of the latest commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.
CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that it has awarded a contract to a new company, ITMA Services, to organize its ITMA 2019 show.