The Middle East is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and one of the most iconic garments, that has emerged from the region, is the thobe. With its timeless elegance and historical significance, the thobe holds a special place in the hearts of those who wear it. In this article, we will explore the origins, styles and enduring allure of this magnificent garment...
Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.
The global men's fashion supply chain is driven by large brands which dictate styles, materials and prices. Traditional contract manufacturing for these brands operates under price-based competition. In order to break out of this dead end, Richmart, the most modern made-to-measure men's suits factory in Eastern Europe, decided to reconfigure its entire supply chain. The managers undertook a detailed Thinking Process analysis of the supply chain, based on the principles of the Theory of Constraints and decided to move towards a win-win partnership between all parties involved from the wool through fabric, machinery and equipment to sewing factories and fashion consultants to the consumer. The Sales Director of Men's Fashion Group Dean Manev and Martina Martini (Art Director) made a presentation about Made To Measure and Made To Order services during the International TOCICO conference in Berlin, Germany on 19 July.
'Utility Chic brings a new clean lined femininity to hardwearing cargo looks, Winter Lotus Blossom offers a blend of Eastern and Western cultures that reenergises heritage trends while Sublime Settler takes to the prairies, offering a lady-like alternative to the traditional rugged rancher aesthetic'.
SS 2016 collection by D&G is deeply inspired by The Chinese Palace of Palermo in designers' favorite Sicily - the main inspiration in all their work as they admit. In the past, the Chinese guest room in European palaces was a must.
'As menswear design gets increasingly more exciting each season, the Spring-Summer 2016 runways were full of inspiration. From London and Milan to Paris, new developments included plays on minimal design and Eastern influences, as masculine looks were balanced with a delicate femininity'.
'A traditional English tea time served in the orient. Two worlds at odds, but yet so similar. A mixture of English and Chinese pottery combined in print. Familiar looking western shapes enhanced with an eastern touch. Oriental fabrics with an English twist and vice versa resulting in this harmonic clash: 'Hai Ti'.
Not a single muse but an impresice picture as a souvenir: a perfume, a step of long legs drawn by the silk clothes made to live in a film like a diva. On the catwalk, thousand versions of a world that is coming back, of the couture and it seems to find in any outfit the sign of contemporary nostalgia for the exaltation of feminine beauty.
Tsvetomir Petkov is a young Bulgarian designer, Fashion design student at the National Academy of Arts. He is born in Troyan, lives in Sofia and is currently in Ruse, where he works on the Richmart Vintage project.
Among the most popular ladies from the world of show business, who like and wear clothes with Eastern folklore embroideries are: Super model Kate Moss, actresses Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Camilla Belle, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and singer Adele. And among gentlemen - movie legend Jackie Chan.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
Kean Etro presented a modern multicultural collection, inspired by 'the cyclical symbol of life - a paisley' - which is 'The Tree of Life', according to a Persian legend. Pieces are fresh, wearable and stylish. Used materials are luxurious, prints are intricate and colors - rich. They bring sense of traveling, dreams and beauty. The collection is urban-oriented with references to the exoticism of the Far East.
Milan-born rapper Fedez, media personality of the year, is the new face of Sisley's SS 2015 campaign
Interpreting the brand-new Sisley story with personality and charisma is Milan-born rapper, Fedez, who with his girlfriend, Giulia Valentina, will be the face of the SS 2015 campaign.
TOPMAN and Fashion East’s leading designer support scheme MAN returns to London Collections Men in June 2014 to showcase the most exciting new menswear talent. Established in 2005, MAN continues to champion and launch the brightest emerging designers in an unmissable group catwalk show.
Fashion duo Lydia Pearson - Pamela Easton presented their Spring-Summer 2013/2014 collection, yesterday, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Metallic golds, printed silks and embellished gowns are combined in this amazing, vibrant and eclectic collection.
The fashion compass of many fashion designers this season points East. Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Celine - all of them included in their collections elements, resembling copies of Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Vietnamese national costumes. The Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne, which is always in line with fashion trends also drops a hint at far East with elegant blouses with Japanese flowers and stylish belts on the waist. If you want to bring in your wardrobe some exotics and diversity, get the elegant blouses of Daphne.
With Easter round the corner people are all set to think of different ideas to create distinctive eggs. With the thought of creating unique eggs, Roberto Cavalli designed eggs in animal print that appeared for sale at Caffe Giacosa.
The delicious Roberto Cavalli Easter Eggs are also available at their website www.caffegiacosa.it. Cavalli has created the special Easter chocolate eggs, made of white and dark chocolate, available in three designs — Giraffe, Zebra White, and Zebra Dark.
Lviv Fashion Week is one of the leading international designer showcases in Eastern Europe. It offers a high-quality ground for fashionable defiles and runway shows. Format of Lviv Fashion Week is based on prêt-à-porter and prêt-à-porter de luxe collections. Designers present seasonable collections in multiple daily runway shows and exhibition showrooms. Fashion shows are accompanied by art, photo and jewellery exhibitions. More than 3500 people visit Lviv Fashion Week during each day.