Milano Unica 36th edition with strong increase in international buyers
The 36th edition of Milano Unica took place from 01 to 03 February 2023, with an encouraging balance in terms of visitor attendance, especially from abroad. Visitors to Milano Unica, the Italian trade show of high-end fashion textiles and accessories, totaled 5,304, up 47.5% over the February 2022 edition, including 1,500 international (+105%) and 3,804 Italian (+33%). 475 international companies presented their collections of high-end textiles and accessories for the Spring/Summer 2024 season for menswear, womenswear and kidswear at Fiera Milano Rho.
CLOTH project organised its latest ClusterXchange at ECOMONDO
Between 8th and 11th November, CLOTH project organised its latest ClusterXchange in Rimini, Italy. With a programme organised around ECOMONDO fair, the clusterxchange focussed on two main axes: learning on circular economy in Italy and in the Mediterranean region; meeting companies from around Europe.
Torino Fashion Week 2021 - DIGITAL event of fashion shows, B2B, talk and workshops
The Bedroom of Madama of the historic Palazzo Madama in the central Castello Square in Turin, will act as a backdrop to the digital fashion shows of Torino Fashion Week for a perfect combination of art, fashion and it’s a culture.
Pitti Immagine Uomo 99 returns to the Fortezza in January
Pitti Immagine Uomo will be back at the Fortezza da Basso, from January 12 to January 14, with its 99th edition, which returns to physical spaces and places safety as the top priority.
ELIIT Project - the first 15 selected partnerships are announced
The ELIIT Project announced its first 15 selected partnerships between textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors (TCLF) and technology owners/providers. The selected partnerships have received an outstanding evaluation from the 93 proposals submitted to the first ELIIT call for proposals, which closed on 31 March 2020.
H&M will close permanently eight shops in Italy
Sweden's H&M will permanently close eight of its stores in Italy, including two in the country's fashion capital Milan. The decision is partly due to the ‘economic sustainability’ of the retail locations, according to a company spokesperson.
Ravazzolo Spring/Summer 2020 collection
Ravazzolo presented their latest collection for Spring/Summer 2020. The Italian brand once again showed a collection with unique garments.
Manteco presents The Manteco System: the integrated sustainable network making fashion circular
World leading textile manufacturer Manteco presents its sustainable path for a better future: The Manteco System. A strategy and a vision shaping the company’s sustainable imprint since 1943. The system consists in the development and engineering of a production network involving 100 partner-companies from the whole supply chain within 10 km of Manteco HQs in Prato, Italy; “We all team up responsibly to create premium collection based on transparent , traceable circular economy practices,” comments Matteo Mantellassi, co-CEO of Manteco.
Manteco launches MWool - the next generation of recycled wool
Manteco, the world leading premium wool manufacturer launches a new precious ingredient MWool; it’s the ‘upgraded’ recycled wool born from the company’s cutting edge Manteco System combined with sustainable innovation and heritage.
WUERRETEX by Filo d'Oro launches at Premiere Vision a preview of the first cutting-edge treatment
Filo d’Oro (name inspired by the small silk cocoons that, kissed by the sun, look like “nuggets of light”), the business network and micro-‐chain of Made in Italy silk, returns to Première Vision in the Smart Creation Area, the exhibition corner dedicated to realities that have shown a concrete commitment to responsible innovation and looking for sustainable new generation solutions, to present WUERRETEX, a smart waterproofing process that takes place directly on the wire.
Pitti Uomo 2020 - Highlights of the menswear trade fair
Hundreds of menswear brands pop up in Florence’s Fortezza da Basso twice a year for the most popular menswear trade fair Pitti Uomo. Pitti is the home of true menswear obsessives and we can not miss to present you this year's street style.
Maledetti Toscani - made in Italy leather accessories
Maledetti Toscani carries a history of successful know-how, convinced they have “hell in the mouth and the sky in the hands” they say what they think and they create only what we do best: strictly true Made in Italy, the one made by hours of work and sacrifices, no one told on television by people who speak well and then produces abroad.
Win 10 scholarships for the International Masters in Product Design and Fashion Design 2020
Raffles Milano Istituto Moda e Design, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is allocating 10 scholarships for its International Masters in Product Design and Fashion Design starting in February 2020. The goal of Raffles Milano is to encourage young and deserving talents to complete their education in a top-level Master in Milan.
Luigi Bianchi Mantova Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection
Historic brand, created at the same time as the Company, Luigi Bianchi Mantova fully expresses the sartorial taste of Made in Italy, constant stylist research and exclusivity.
Daniele Niboli Spring/Summer 2020 collection
Between bullfighters and senoras the collection by Daniele Niboli is a homage to the flamboyant charm of Southern Spain.
Lanificio Mario Bellucci fabrics
Lanificio Mario Bellucci was founded in 1950 in Prato, a large textile center located just a few kilometers from Florence. Already from the early 60's, the company has been specialized in novelty fabrics, creating a large commercial market both in Italy and internationally.
Belvest Spring/Summer 2019 collection
The menswear of Belvest for Spring/Summer 2019 leaves the room of comfortable certainties to explore a territory at the boundaries of tailoring, the multiform space where patterns, prints, details describe the mutated sensitivity of the male universe.
Cantarelli Fashion Week
11-13 June 2019 Cantarelli Fashion Week will present men's fashion collections in the luxurious Sala Giusti at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze at Fashion Week Florence. The event will take place at the same time as Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence (11. - 14. June 2019) - the largest men's fashion trade fair, which is visited by 100,000 fashion professionals from all over the world.
Meet Sartorio at Pitti Immagine Uomo
The Sartorio brand, with its strong sartorial imprint that is modern and casual, tells the story of a Neapolitan in the World, while the Kired brand is characterized by the combination of artisanal excellence and innovation. The two present their novelties for the first time in a new space at the Cavedio of the Lower Floor (Main Pavilion). Timeless collections that do not fall victim to fleeting trends, but which are in constant evolution, reinterpreting the codes of elegance and good taste.
Why the Italian fashion factories go bankrupt?
Read the conclusions made after a journalistic investigation.
The theme of the Pitti Immagine summer trade shows is THE PITTI SPECIAL CLICK
Every six months at the Pitti Immagine fashion events there's something special going on. A spark that makes an always different alchemy, an energetic and emotional click that is difficult to contain.
A short novel of Men's Fashion
On the occasion of Pitti Uomo n.96 (Florence, 11-14 June 2019), the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery presents ROMANZO BREVE DI MODA MASCHILE – A SHORT NOVEL ON MEN’S FASHION, an exhibit showcasing thirty years of menswear from 1989 to the present as seen through the eyes of Pitti Uomo.
Milano Unica 28th edition - Satisfying results in terms of attendance and interest
The variety of the presented collections of fabrics and accessories generated positive reactions from Italian and international buyers and exhibitors expressed their satisfaction for the quality and number of contacts established.
Patrick Dempsey becomes a business partner in Italian luxury men’s brand KA/NOA
Luxury men’s slow wear brand, KA/NOA announced today in Florence, Italy, that well-known actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey is joining the company as a business partner. Founded in 2017 by Italian born Bruno Grande, KA/NOA is a fast-developing men’s brand that is 100% Made in Italy, from the yarn to the label, and a personal project initiated by Bruno Grande and his wife Valerie.
Training: Milan is not only the International capital for students, but for new managers as well
Milan is no longer just the capital of economy and business. In fact, in recent years, Milan has built a solid reputation in the training sector. It is no longer news that the Polytechnic, Bocconi and State Universities are among the most prestigious in Europe, but the number of Italian and international professionals who choose Milan to attend postgraduate and masters courses increases year after year.
UK-ITALY: Lessons in sustainable fashion, conference at British Institute
On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 95, UK-Italy: Lessons in Sustainable Fashion will be held at the prestigious headquarters of the British Institute in Florence. The conference, organised by the Department for International Trade - British Consulate General in Milan will host some of the most important players in the fashion retail scene who will discuss the collaboration between Italy and the United Kingdom for ethical and sustainable fashion; there will be speakers from Burberry, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood and also some British designers such as Christopher Raeburn and Bav Tailor to demonstrate the ongoing cooperation between the Italian and British fashion industries and the common commitment to sustainable and ethical fashion. The conference will be hosted by Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution.
Brooks Brothers 200th Anniversary Show
2018 marks a milestone in the history of Brooks Brothers — their 200th anniversary. As the first of our celebrations over the coming year, they are proud to be part of Pitti Immagine Uomo, the internationally acclaimed event spotlighting the best in men’s apparel and accessories, in Florence, Italy. In an exclusive runway show, tradition and innovation came together as they presented men's and women's iconic classics inventively styled.
Lanificio Europa received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award
Lanificio Europa produces fabrics upholding advanced ecological standards, as evidenced by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. As of March 2016, Europa signed the Detox Commitment with Greenpeace, joining the CID (Consorzio Implementazione Detox). This set a new standard of excellence for managing chemical substances within the textile production chain. A much-needed benchmark for textile and fashion companies. Thus, supporting Europa’s goal to respect the environment.
Bonaudo Spa - a leader in tanning kangaroo leathers
Bonaudo was founded in 1923, when the brothers Gioacchino, Giovanni and Marco Bonaudo starder Theri tannery in Chivasso, outside of Turin.
Bardazzi Jersey received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion award in Paris
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection
Menswear is an elevated take on the utilitarian: authentic pieces have been restudied and revised with innovative construction. Shirting in silk twill, wool, leather and shearling - featuring hand-stitched finishing by master tailors - forms the anchor of the collection, echoing the womenswear pieces.
And the 10th Premiere Vision Awards prizes for 2018 go to...
The whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 10th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
ROICA™ and ECOTEC at Premiere Vision Paris
Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.
Ravazollo Fall/Winter 2018 collection
Elective affinities are expressed in various ways: Ravazzolo - excellence in the world of suits and coats - meets Nardini - excellence in the production of distilled spirits.
Re.Verso for a circular economy
Today, style, quality and a respect for the environment are no longer dissociable. For Re.VerSo™, all three of these fundamental qualities are essential to produce high-end and innovative textiles that meet all the criteria of the fashion industry.
Lanificio Comero Flexo collection
Woolen mill Comero Biella Italy is specialises in the production of classic fabrics for menswear as well as womenswear. High end products, easily renewed from collection to collection with fine fibres and high performance stretch fabrics which maintain the appeal of timeless Italian style. Comero collections are entirely produced in our Gattinara mill situated between the plains of Novara and Vercelli, closely linked to the Biella area. These wool and fabric manufacturing areas boast centuries of tradition and are the place where the passion in their family business has matured artisan experience, research and technological innovation in order to transform the finest fibres into fabrics that speak of the style and quality of the “made in Italy” brand.
Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 - where the focus is the sustainable fashion
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.
Fashion Influencers - the victims of the Big Brands
Nowadays, the word Influencer is associated with a person who has the power to influence the decision of others to impulsively buy a product.
Promaslist - the essential tool to discover and contact French designers and brands
Promaslist.com is the essential tool to discover and contact French designers and brands in men’s fashion to see the collections but it is also a way to follow their presence at trade fairs and showrooms each season and get their contact information and sales points.
The Pitti Immagine Uomo Award 2018 goes to Bagutta
Who knows whether the textiles imprinting of his maternal family or the dash and artistic breadth of his father Gianandrea – one of the tutelary deities of 20th century music – had the upper hand, but it is certain that Pino Gavazzeni had a fortunate entrepreneurial intuition when in 1975 – in the wake of the affirmation of pret-a-porter garments – he created Bagutta which immediately established itself as an international reference point for high quality shirt-making for men and women that was synonymous with creativity and Italian style, dividing itself between its own brand collections and the production of garments for some of the greatest Made in Italy stylists. Now that Pino’s interest is mainly as a shareholder, his son Antonio and nephew Andrea are at the helm of the company, respectively as CEO and president.
Tagliatore Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Watching the London courtesy but maintaining a strong bond with the Italian traditions, this is the synthesis of the Spring Summer 2018 Tagliatore collection. Jackets and dust coats describe a research made of changes, a symbol of the contemporary and influences. Rock music and classical elegance are united in a harmonious concert which draws inspiration from thought and culture.
The events around Florence
During Pitti Uomo 94, there will be some more events about fashion, lifestyle and menswear in Florence. See the programme below:
303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion offers 100 000 business opportunities for designers and bloggers at Pitti Uomo 94
“303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion” organizes a conference about ethical fashion from 12-15 June 2018 in Florence, Italy, during Pitti Uomo '94. Be Global Fashion Network is a media partner of the event. All fashion influencers, designers, business entrepreneurs and retailers are welcome to join for free.
Fumito Ganryu to launch the label ‘FUMITO GANRYU’ as the Designer Project at Pitti Uomo 94
Fumito Ganryu to launch the label ‘FUMITO GANRYU’ as the Designer Project at Pitti Uomo 94, Joining the line-up for the upcoming fair, following the announcements of Craig Green as Menswear Guest Designer, Roberto Cavalli as Special Guest and the “FANATIC FEELINGS - FASHION PLAYS FOOTBALL” exhibition.
Is the crisis in small shops in Italy an unstoppable trend?
In Italy in 5 years (between 2011 and 2016) 267,000 shops closed, on average 122 per day, according to today.it website. The economic crisis has hit mostly small and medium-sized businesses.
Luciano Barbera Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Luciano Barbera presents a new menswear Spring/Summer 2018 collection, inspired by the colors of the Italian coasts. Offering a feeling of relaxed elegance, the new presentation blends Mediterranean colors with soft, luxurious materials. For Spring/Summer 2018 they created a lifestyle around wearable color and harmony—each clothing item is timeless, elegant, and comfortable.
Lanificio Luigi Colombo - ethical production of fabrics Made in Italy awarded by "303 Tuscans"
Lanificio Luigi Colombo is the world’s top producer of cashmere and high quality fibres. Knowledge of raw materials, high technology and experience in traditional craftsmanship are the distinctive elements of a philosophy built on values that create culture and culture that creates quality.
Monsieur Fox - trendy accessories for the modern men
Luxury should be a staple, not a rarity. For too long, men have been subject to the confines of formal, business, and casual. But a true gentleman is an interplay of all three. He is well-mannered, well-groomed, and well-liked. Monsieur Fox is an ode to that man. His demeanor is uniquely his own, his palette is refined, and his style is recognized by all those around him. He is, in a word, elegant. And he is elegant, everyday.
Sartoria Ciardi - a symbol of elegance in Naples
Sartoria Ciardi is one of the few places where you can still breathe the atmosphere of the old tailors. Renato, the progenitor, learned the art of Neapolitan tailoring at a very young age.The atelier in Naples has become a meeting place for lovers of elegance, travel around the world.
20 international scholarships for the international Masters of Raffles Milano - Istituto di Moda e Design
Raffles Milano, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is offering 20 scholarships for its international Masters that stars in the 2018/2019 academic year.
The National Chamber for Italian Fashion - a non profit organisation that promotes the development of Italian Fashion
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion.
Made in Italy - What does it mean
Made in Italy is a merchandise mark indicating that a product is all planned, manufactured and packed in Italy. Made in Italy brand has been used since 1980 to indicate the international uniqueness of Italy in four traditional industries: fashion, food, furniture and mechanical engineering, in Italian also known as "Four A".
The entire production process at Tollegno 1900 is traceable and certified
Tollegno 1900 produces fine yarns and fabrics of high quality in full respect for the environment. The entire production process is traceable and certified, from the origin of raw materials. The facilities of the company are nearly zero-net-energy sufficient. Tollegno 1900 company is committed to innovative projects in water purification technology among other eco-friendly endeavors.
303 TUSCANS awarded Loro Piana for ethical fashion
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
Trabaldo Togna 1840 received "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion
At Milano Unica Trabaldo Togna 1840 was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
Lanificio Zignone received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion
At Milano Unica Lanificio Zignone was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufacturers of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and supporting the Italian supply chain.
Stefano Ricci Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Like a majestic eagle, the SR menswear collection flies high in the excellence of absolute quality and in the purity of contemporary creativity.
Cesare Attolini Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Cesare Attolini presented Spring/Summer 2018 collection. A collection full of colours and silhouettes and suits that took out breath.
Luca Magliano is the winner of Who is on next? Uomo 2017
At this edition, Pitti Italics – the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery program that promotes and supports new generations of fashion designers and the most interesting brands that design and manufacture in Italy – is shining the spotlights on MAGLIANO.
Jack Victor Fall/Winter 2017 collection
Featuring a distinctive European feel, Jack Victor's Fall 2017 collections offer outstanding value in the finest Italian fabrics.
Awarding ceremony "303 Tuscans" for Ethical fashion during Pitti Uomo
TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany organizes the awarding ceremony “303 Tuscans” for Ethical fashion in Florence, Italy on 10.01.2018, at 6 p.m. Certificates will be given to communities supporting the Italian supply chain and the three-dimensional business model.
Pitti Immagine Uomo - beyond the concept of fair and fashion week
This is the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. Created in 1972 Pitti Uomo is held in Florence twice a year.
Brooks Brothers celebrates 200th partnerships with Pitti Uomo
Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest apparel brand, will celebrate its milestone two hundred year anniversary in 2018. Signature events and activations are planned throughout the year around the world and will begin in January in collaboration with Pitti Immagine Uomo 93 in Florence, Italy.
Dolce and Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 collection
The Italian fashion house unveiled its spring-summer 2018 men’s collection with a host of familiar faces. Avan Jogia, Brandon Thomas Lee, Luka Sabbat, and more returned to the runway for the brand. Embracing a King of Hearts theme, Dolce & Gabbana’s lineup was once again driven heavily by prints. Bold graphic numbers showcase an eclectic mix of sartorial suiting.
Simon Spurr is the new Creative Director of Eidos
Simon Spurr is back. The acclaimed British designer, credited with modernising menswear tailoring, has been appointed as creative director of Italian menswear brand Eidos — a more modern and affordable sub-label of heritage menswear brand Isaia that was launched in 2013. His first Autumn/Winter 2018 collection for the Neapolitan brand will debut in January.
Sartoria Carrara - Tuscany bespoke suits
This journey started back in 2008 with a simple goal, to help men dress better by providing them with the best clothing from around the world. Clothing that not only fit but that is also a joy to wear. Sartoria Carrara had an idea of the type of tailoring they wanted to offer; soft, flattering, beautiful and with a focus on value, but saw that that type of product did not exist. Everything was either too stiff, too heavy or unflattering. In essence they believed that no one was making tailored clothing that met the needs of today. So the journey began.
Italian bespoke shoes by Antonio Meccariello
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.
Made in Vicenza - promote your product in Italy
Made in Vicenza assists companies from Vicenza in the internationalization process. Founded in 1989, this structure is at the service of entrepreneurs and of all member companies of the Chamber of Commerce of Vicenza as well as to the entire territorial economic system. Made in Vicenza works in close synergy with the different Associations, Credit Institutions and all those dealing with the internationalization process in Vicenza and Province.
YKK launch The Excella Fin Zipper
YKK’s latest creation, the Excella® Fin zipper, part of the revered Excella® range, introduces an innovative finguard structure of the zipper extends the teeth to the tape, to protect it from friction and rip. The zipper is enhanced with an improved dynamic shape and multifunctional purpose. The newly designed teeth are a size 75, adding crucial support to top quality, ideal for use within all garments, shoes, accessories and luggage.
ROICA debuts at FILO Speciality Yarn Fair with its latest, Smarter and Unique Premium Stretch Innovations
Come and see the two unique, responsible premium stretch yarns & the new wellbeing stretch from ROICA™ at FILO in Milan, Booth C6, 27th -28th September 2017.
Cupro: The Circular Economy fiber Balancing Beauty with Smarter Sustainable Values
Experience the unique touch and feel of Cupro. Let it move your emotions through the Asahi Kasei responsible culture of smart innovation. Understand about the company commitment to ongoing improvements, with a mission to make smarter, cleaner products and a production focusing on the real innovation journey where “zero emissions” disposal is one of their goal.
We proudly interpret the Italian tailoring fashion style
Interview with Carmine Sansaro, Master Tailor of Sartoria Sansaro Rome
New achievements for White Milano: SSHeena special guest with urban catwalk for Milan
WHITE expands its geography within the Tortona Fashion District, with the hub in Tortona 31/Archiproducts and with the venue for special projects and events within Camera Italiana Buyer Moda, which add to the three already existing locations. The timing is extended to four days, in view of the fashion week, so as to converge all the sector’s initiatives in the same period, thanks to MISE. The record number of 532 exhibitors (368 from Italy and 164 from abroad, namely a 6,4% increase), goes to show the key role the trade-fair plays in the womenswear international scene. Ssheena is September’s Special Guest with an Urban Catwalk in the heart of Milan, while Efisio Rocco Marras is the Special Designer, with the new direction undertaken by I’M Isola Marras. Consolidated brands, international ones and cutting-edge labels are the event’s protagonists, comprising a rich calendar of events that has reached over 390 requests for entry, of which 134 from abroad.
Corneliani Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection
"An emotional way of life", going beyond the whims of the season so you can create your own wardrobe with consistency and imagination. Staying true to yourself and your own style. The modern contamination of tailored garment and sportswear is the keyword for the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, an answer to the most contemporary requirements with full respect for the classic rules through a continuous game of tones and nuances, as original as they are sophisticated.
Apulia Fashion makers - brings together hundreds of Textile - Clothing - Footwear companies
Apulia Fashion Makers was established with these objectives, in the profound certainty that only through the sharing of projects and goals one can pursue high objectives. What for many might have seemed utopian, has turned into a living and dynamic reality, and in a few months after its foundation, has managed to bring together over one hundred manufacturing companies of Textile - Clothing - Footwear (TCF) sectors.
Cerruti Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection marked the 50th anniversary of Cerruti and its relaunch. We know that Nino Cerruti, is one of the best dressed men in fashion so his brand is well known in using luxury fabrics and clear silhouettes in the collections. When he launched the brand back in 1967, he chose to name it after his grandfather’s textile mill, founded in Biella, Italy, in 1881 - Lanificio Fratelli Cerriti - which he still oversees.
Animals and insects inspired the new collection of fabrics Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Vitale Barberis Canonico
While visiting the XXVth edition of Milano Unica at Rho Fiera from 11th – 13th July 2017 I was impressed by the new Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabric collection of the Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, managed by the same family for more than 350 years. The collection is divided into the three ranges: Classic; Vintage; and Earth, Wind & Fire. The dominant factor? A return to the original winter fabrics predominantly in weightier pure wool.
Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano - exclusive fabrics since 1924
The roots date back to 1924 when Mario and Carlo Ormezzano founded the Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano in Valle Mosso. They had a clear vision: change the way one works worsted wool yarn, in order to produce innovative fabrics for menswear.
Revolutionizing Menswear: A New York Start-Up introducing Custom Luxury for Everyone
Manstery launches a new made-to-measure shirt collection using a groundbreaking technology that makes customizable luxury accessible to everyone. It goes on sale this month on Kickstarter with shirts starting at $158.
Dandy talks about dandies at Dandy Day RADUNO DANDY ITALIANO
After Florence and the color explosions there, another holiday of Italian dendism, like a breeze from the Tuscan wind ... Dandy Day RADUNO DANDY ITALIANO, in its first edition, found a matching decor among the antiquities of FIERA ANTIQUARIA DI AREZZO.
ISAIA Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection
ISAIA "San Leucio" collection for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 presents and re-elaborates different images and moods. The leitmotif pays tribute the silk saga and the legendary Bourbon silk textile workshop of San Leucio, nestled in the bills not far from the magnificent Reggia di Caserta and the pride of the kingdom of Napoli between the 18th and 19th centuries.
Pal Zileri Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Inspired by Venice for spring, the Italian brand is looking back at its history for spring but adapting its traditional craftsmanship to the times with relaxed looks and light fabrics.
Milano Unica presents ON TOUR - the event celebrating made in Italy production
Italy and its beauty is at the heart of Milano Unica, the trade show ‘by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’, that leverages on the excellence of Made-in-Italy production.
Milano Unica reacts to the emerging market needs
The trade show will feature several moments dedicated to various aspects of the world of fashion: from high end production - with the presence, for the second edition within Milano Unica, of Origin Passion and Beliefs - to the international dialogue with the traditional Japan Observatory and Korea Observatory, from the new entries like the textile designers to fashion press, trend books and models, the desks dedicated to the students of Polimi and comON, the designers of The Fabric Program (in collaboration with CFDA, the US Chamber of Fashion) making their selections, to Vintage.
MILANO UNICA AND ICE AGENCY - United to promote Italian textiles
Starting from next September, the fashion shows in Milan will be held concurrently with the Women’s Fashion Week. This was confirmed by Ivan Scalfarotto, Deputy Secretary at the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry that, together with ICE Agency, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, has provided unfailing support to Milano Unica and the entire fashion supply chain.
Pitti Uomo Firenze - the Spectacular composition of men’s elegance or the shortcut to the belief that the modern man is a Dandy
What is Pitti Uomo? A large and magnificent manifestation of men’s fashion exhibitionism without any holdbacks, blowing like a bottle of champagne and held in the historical center of Florence, Italy, where exhibitors carefully present their latest men’s collections. The latest men’s fashion trends are marked there, before the upcoming fashion events in Milan.
American custom suits by Houndstooth
Houndstooth believe in style. Fashion and trends come and go, but style endures. They're here to help you find your way. They stock and make clothing for every part of your life, from a day lounging around, to your most important life events.
Italian made shoes by Hall Madden
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.
White Man & Woman Milan - Attractive Summer Suits
White Man & Woman was a 3 day event held from 17th to 19th June 2017 at the Via Tortona in Milan, Italy. This event showcased products like outodoor style and fashion. We selected to show you the suits that were presented, mainly in white, blue and light gray, suitable for the summer. The suit jackets are combined with jeans or wide-leg trousers.
MonteNapoleone District, Milano Unica and Robb Report present "The Modern Man"
From June 10-20, in via Montenapoleone, a photography exhibition, devoted to fair play and the modern man, creates a Milan-Florence axis that reinforces at an international level the pre-eminence of Italian Men’s Fashion Week. Focus of the first exhibition: the jacket.
British tailored suits by Guy Field
Christopher Field is no stranger to the idea of craftsmanship. From a very early age, his creativity emerged in its first instance in the form of being a prolific artist. An Art Scholar at school, Christopher went on to Art College to study both painting and freehand drawing - equally at home with working on portraits and landscapes. It is with this acute eye for detail and observation that tailoring became a huge interest.
Tailored suits by Sartoria Rossi from Tuscany
From the firm's early days, the workshop in Marciano della Chiana has been a reflection of the creative craftsmanship expertise of Sartoria Rossi, its strong bond with Tuscany and its impressive know-how, closely linked with the workmanship tradition of Arezzo.
Florence based tailored suits by Liverano & Liverano
Liverano & Liverano are one of the last remaining Florentine tailoring houses, and are widely recognised as one of the finest bespoke tailors in the world.
Italian men's suits by Eleventy
Eleventy dress every person in the world who aspires to self-improvement with tailored and responsible Italian elegance.
Canali Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection
This season, Canali undertake a journey towards the origin of elegance, of everything that is made well and Made in Italy - a journey that begins at the end and ends at the beginning. The new collection reveals once more what lies behind the curtain of Canali craftsmanship - exquisite construction, exceptional quality and distinctive details.
Battistoni presented at Pitti Immagine Uomo 91 the new Fall/Winter 2017 Collection
Battistoni, since ever a synonymous with elegance, refinement and attention to details, presents at the 91st edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo the new and innovative Winter Collection.
Bespoke men's suit tailors in Rome
The Italian suit is a symbol of style and craftsmanship. When you hear the word "tailor", the first thing that comes in mind is Italy. We selected for you the best bespoke suit tailors in Rome. They are famous with the masterpieces they sew and most of their clients believe in their hands.
A truly incredible Mido: On an up trend in 2017
Everyone was especially happy and enthusiastic about the 47th session of the eyewear industry’s leading exhibition, which closed in Milan yesterday with more than 55 thousand entries of visiting trade people from around the world, crowding the pavilions of a MIDO that was bigger and had organized an even busier calendar of events. This is a 5.5% increase over the previous year, for which attendance figures had scored an all-time record.
Sir Paul Smith meeting fashion students at Milano Unica
Sir Paul Smith design icon and entrepreneur will visit Milan to meet fashion students from around the world on February 1st, 5:30 pm.
Pitti Uomo 91 - make the new makers
Pitti Uomo 91 will be held in Florence, Italy, from 10th to 13th January 2017.
Dash of Old Town - Italian made-to-measure suits
At Dash's, they are passionate about men's clothing, and strive to ensure their clients always feel satisfied with the quality, craftsmanship, value and service they offer. After over 30 years in the industry, Dash's of Old Townis established in response to the trends the owner saw in the market - clothiers and department stores were relying on labels to sell their stock and taking advantage of an uninformed public. In addition, many sales associates themselves were uninformed about the very garments they were selling.
Moreschi - shoes and accessories from Italy
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.
Jeep Brand with the stars of the Celebrity Fight Night
For the second year running, the Jeep® brand is Partner of the third Italian edition of the annual Celebrity Fight Night, one of the major charity events in the world, which is taking place in Tuscany until September 13.
Celebrity Fight Night 2016 charity event
Established 22 years ago by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, this prestigious event was held for the third year in Italy thanks to Andrea Bocelli - the famous Italian tenor, who since many years is a supporter of the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation. This historic philanthropic institution raises funds for projects related to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the 85th anniversary of the Reverso watch in Venice
For over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging and promoting all aspects of the filmmaking art. The Maison feels uniquely positioned to continue its work alongside the artists who make film: both are passionate about capturing the fleeting moments.
Michael Bastian Spring-Summer 2017 menswear collection
Michael Bastian is a luxury American menswear designer. His eponymous line's Spring-Summer 2017 collection was 'inspired by the personal style of American Jazz greats John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and especially the legendary Miles Davis'.
Milano Unica XXIII edition presents Fall-Winter 2017/2018 trends
The 'New Beginning' of the 23rd edition of Milano Unica starts from the principle of offering a new dimension of service, creativity and excellence of the proposals put on display, with a view to accompanying visitors through the values of quality and authenticity that characterize Made-in-Italy production.
Tailor-made suits by Caruso
During the years of the economic boom in Italy, Raffaele Caruso, a master tailor of the famous Neapolitan school, decided to move to the province of Parma in 1958. He opened a bespoke tailor's shop in Soragna to serve the area's affluent clientele and hired two seamstresses, who later became his wife and his sister-in-law. Caruso carried on his business with such great determination and commitment that, like many other entrepreneurs in that magical period of transformation of the country, he eventually created a large company of 600 employees. Caruso spa is today a leader in the production of Italian tailored men's fashions.
Men's suits: MP Massimo Piombo embraces an idea of style
Sounds of beauty. A concept of “secret couture” for an original, classy, yet daring and unconventional image that goes beyond fashion trends and seasons, by always enhancing personality, style and individuality.
Top 6 tailors you must visit in Italy
You know that the Italians are famous with their sense of style and their tailor-made suits. We present you six of the best tailors in Italy, known with their masterpieces in the field of fashion and menswear.
Ottavio Nuccio Gala at Couture Fashion Week
Based in Italy, Ottavio Nuccio Gala is an exclusive menswear label specializing in the highest quality suits, tuxedos, and formal wear. The beautifully tailored fashions are sold in Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Russia and Greece as well as London.
Sartoria Italiana at Couture Fashion Week
SARTORIA ITALIANA represents a daring mix of “Tomorrow’s Fashion Today” with “Classic Fashion Forever” with its experienced, young designer, tailor and owner Giovanni Cicciotti, a name you will hear much more of in the future.
The Italian hand-sewn shirts
The one, who is searching for a shirt, which to fit perfectly to his bespoke suit, as we mentioned earlier, will find something in England, but... not exactly. None of the shirt makers on Jermyn Street actually offers really hand-sewn shirts.
Larusmiani Tailor Workshop
Forty master tailors are engaged in the Larusmiani tailor's workshop to make every garment in the collections by hand. The experience of decades of work carried out using only needle and thread combine with the modernity of Larusmiani style to create collections that respect old-established sartorial traditions while exalting the creativity of the designers.
Pal Zileri Made-to-measure service
A suit that is yours from the first stitch to the last, produced by tradesman with generations of experience and designed for today.
Made-to-measure by Ralph Lauren
Dedicated to the highest level of quality and elegance, Ralph Lauren Purple Label is the ultimate expression of luxury for the modern gentleman.
Pal Zileri Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
Who is Pal Zileri? An intriguing question, with a complex answer. It’s the power of authenticity and origin of character. Always in search for inspiration, guided by innovation.
Marni Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
Marni is a fashion brand of its own kind. Born in 1994 as a family company which offers also Menswear and Accessories, in addition to lifestyle products like Jewelry, Eyewear, Children’s Wear and Fragrances.
Boglioli Autumn/Winter 2016 - an Italian male elegance
Boglioli established in 1900s in Gambara, in Brescia district: there the Boglioli family opened a man tailor’s shop that provided services to its clients until the 1960’s, specializing in the production and tailoring of men’s elegance.
Pitti Uomo 90 - the heart of the fair
A union of great tradition, stylistic and technological innovation, sartorial spirit and contemporaneity. The heart of the fair, the Central Pavilion pulses with developments in menswear and its contaminations with design. Boasting a transversal offer that the new Pop Up Stores have further expanded, the lower level displays contemporary classic sartorial collections, while the upper level features major new classic names and the fine quality of their pieces.
Italian handmade men's suits by Sciamat
Sciamat offers handmade men's suit jackets, pants, coats, shirts and accessories. A tailoring where the suit responds really and only to the desires of the man who wears it.
The Attolini men's suit
What for many tailors is a dream, for Neapolitan Cesare Attolini has long ago came true - Sartoria Mediterranea is the place where about 180 people sew men's and women's clothing in two versions - fully hand-sewn and partly hand-sewn...
Belvest Spring-Summer 2016 men's suit collection
The Belvest man believes in the values of Softness and Lightness since the choice of fabrics, that are even more detailed and specially researched to give personality and unique character to the garments.
Neapolitan Bespoke and made-to-measure menswear by Orazio Luciano
Orazio Luciano has been making high quality formal and casual garments for the elegant man since early 1990s. Refined classicism and a touch of technical virtuosity are keynotes of the brand and the Neapolitan flair is always there, present in each detail.
Pitti Uomo 89: Ravazzolo Fall-Winter 2016/2017 men's suit collection
Ravazzolo was among the menswear brands, which was definitely noticed by the visitors at Pitti Uomo 89 (January 2016, Florence).
Sartoria Latorre Fall-Winter 2016/2017 menswear collection at Pitti Uomo 89
The last edition of Pitti Uomo was held in Florence in January, 2016. Our team was there and among the brands, which grabbed our attention was Sartoria Latorre. It was founded in 1965 by Michele Latorre.
Pitti Immagine Uomo 90 presents Florence Calling: Raf Simons
'Florence holds a special place in my heart as, over the years, I have regularly come back to show my work or to collaborate on ventures that closely mirrored my thoughts about it. I am thrilled to be there again this season to present my S/S 2017 collection as well as a special project we are developing especially for Pitti.'
Luigi Bianchi Mantova Spring-Summer 2016 collection
In the collection you can find unconstructed and garment dyed products, alongside with more formal proposals, such as business and 'black tie' dinner suits.
Lanificio Zignone Spring-Summer 2017 Collection
The formal wear collection of Lanificio Zignone explores a new definition of the classical fabric for official events. The keyword is 'perfect fit' following the body shape.
Borean Men's Couture - a result of a long research and design
The Borean Mario was founded in the 70's and it specializes in the manufacture of clothing. The company produces haute couture dresses for the most important national and international brands.
The life of a Homme shoe at Christian Louboutin's factory in Naples
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.
Luxury hand-made menswear by Stefano Ricci
Stefano Ricci is an Italian menswear designer with more than 30 years of experience. His eponymous brand (which is one of the Top 20 European made-to-measure men's suit brands) was created with the idea of offering 'the highest standards of the hand-made tradition'.
A Free Illustration Workshop with Daniele Davitti at Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia
Italian artist Daniele Davitti has just joined the Whitehouse Institute of Design's team and he's going to be a host of a FREE illustration workshop held at the Institute's Sydney and Melbourne Campuses.
Lanieri for Spring-Summer 2016 - Leisure Gasolina and Primavera Tourist
Lanieri is the first custom made-to-measure menswear Made in Italy. The company is among the Top 20 European made-to-measure men's suit brands. To help customers find inspiration for their own garments, Lanieri launches seasonal ranges of tailored suits, ready for customization.
Massimiliano Giornetti said Goodbye to Salvatore Ferragamo
The 44-year-old designer was part of the label's team since 2010 - he started as part of the meanswear team and in 2011 was promoted to creative director, overseeing the men's and women's collections. He brought new ideas into the 'DNA of the brand', but it is time for change obviously - which is a common event in the men's fashion world lately.
Italian taste, harmony and excellence for Spring-Summer 2017 by DRAGO
DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.
S.I.C. Tess Spring-Summer 2017 Shirt fabrics collection
A fair and refined personality - this is the distinctive feature of the company's Spring-Summer 2017 Collection. Looking at the male total look, where the suit is still acting the main role with its tartan fabrics and sophisticated designs distinguishing the style of the contemporary man, the shirt element becomes an accessory without loosing the basic importance.
Marco Mengoni is the winner in Most Stylish Men February 2016 - Category Music
Marco Mengoni is an Italian singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in 2009, after winning the third series of Italian talent show X Factor. His debut extended play, Dove si vola, was preceded by the single with the same title, which reached the top spot of the Italian Top Digital Downloads chart and also served as his coronation song.
Marian Manciu: With a stylish outfit, a man makes a good impression
Marian Manciu is a blogger, personal and fashion stylist, image consultant, based in Italy. He has an interesting dressing style and is an example of a stylish gentleman.
The art of 'sprezzatura'
There it is again, the word 'sprezzatura', often associated with the Italian Gentleman-scene. 'Sprezzatura' is an idea coming from the Italian Renaissance. It explains an attitude of nonchalance in order to cope with the day very effortlessly. This 'sprezzatura' which is lived up by plenty of Italian gentlemen, fascinates an always growing community.
His excellency Ecotec by Marchi & Fildi: the smart cotton
Beautiful and responsible, but now a smarter yarn with a truly amazing fashion-savvy colour range for you to choose from. It is ECOTEC® by Marchi & Fildi, the first smart cotton, made in Italy from an exclusive, totally traceable and certified manufacturing process that turns 100% pre-dyed cotton textile clippings into these colourful ECOTEC® yarns. This process means we can enjoy huge savings in terms of water, CO2 and energy as attested by the LCA study conducted by ICEA: this confirms improvements up to 56,3% for greenhouse gases, up to 56,6% in energy consumption and up to 77,9% in terms of water usage!
The privilege of ordering Kiton
At Kiton they sew definitely by hand with white cotton threads; the shoulder (so-called Neapolitan shoulder) - the most important element of a jacket - is shaped by hand to receive volume and is jacketed - also by hand - with silk threads.
Christian Pellizzari Spring-Summer 2016 menswear collection
For his men's collection for the upcoming hot season, Italian designer Christian Pellizzari took inspiration from the 18th century Oriental porcelain sets, considered the ultimate luxury items in Italy at this time.
Salvatore Di Francisca - Italian Master Tailor
Salvatore Di Francisca was born in 1933, in Polizzi Generosa, South Italy. He was taught the art of tailoring by Saverio Dolce - a senior tailor and father of famous fashion designer Domenico Dolce.
Penrose - the British woven silk ties
Making and internationally supplying men’s accessories, specialising in woven silk ties. Each design is made in limited runs using the finest silks, crafted by specialist weavers in England and Italy.
Smart materials for better fashion & accessories
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.
The new face of Milan
I felt the greatest pleasure at the vintage stand, where I brought from dark wine red retrograde sunglasses with green lenses and gold inlaysand also a wonderful red wine pochette on green drops and a black bow tie with small green apples.
Milano Unica changes because the fashion system has radically changed
Creating a fair that breathes in synch with the urban environment means generating a series of flows, triggering a virtuous network of influences, offering a wider audience the opportunity to approach luxury in its truest form. But it also means, for the operators, looking at reality and let themselves be inspired by it. Fashion is not locked in an ivory tower: it makes sense when it looks at reality to rewrite it and imagine a new one.
The most elegant man in the world
Lapo Elkann was Fiat's marketing manager and manager of brand promotion, he has the fame of a seducer, he is a friend of Henry Kissinger and is a passionate admirer of Juventus FC. Almost everything that assuaged peacefully in modern men's fashion today was part of Lapo's fashion experiments over the years. He is a classic - like the cut of the special cuff of his grandfather's shirts, so that his expensive watch can be seen ...
Approaching the market from every angle - Milano Unica New York II Edition
MU New York features prestigious materials for men's and women's collections; avant-garde materials for the 'fashion' market; traditional and novelty shirting fabrics; denim; accessories. A total of 61 firms will participate in the upcoming edition, starting January 24, 2016.
High-end menswear by L.B.M. 1911
L.B.M. 1911 is an Italian high-end menswear brand, combining casual elegance with tailoring quality, high level of innovation and attention to detail. The brand offers luxury ready-to-wear pieces and personalized made-to-measure service.
Pitti Uomo 89 - A spectacular Fashion-Art composite, or How the elegant man feels like a cathedral
Pitti Uomo gives stage not so much of the foisted fashion trends, but it's more like a chivalrous tournament between men who is the most elegant. That's why the eyes are crossed like rapiers and the arrogance is followed by unconcealed curiosity. But the protagonist is not so the elegant man but the taste...
2015 Who Is On Next? Uomo winner Vittorio Branchizio at Pitti Uomo 89
'At Who Is On Next? Uomo we were very impressed by Vittorio Branchizio's career and his innovative talent for knitwear that blends artisan skill and contemporary styling. We are happy to offer him our stage so that he can show his new collection to the Pitti Uomo audience', said Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine Director of Communications and Events.
Federico Curradi is Pitti Uomo 89's Pitti Italics
Pitti Italics is one of the Pitti Immagine Uomo projects - the program through which the Fondazione Pitti Discovery promotes and supports internationally promising new generation Italian fashion designers. At this edition the spotlights was turned on FEDERICO CURRADI of Florence who has a decade of experience with the most prestigious names in fashion, from Ermanno Scervino to Iceberg, in his résumé.
Juun.J Menswear collection at Pitti Uomo 89
As BGFN previously reported Juun.J is the Menswear Guest Designer at Pitti Immagine Uomo 89. The Korean designer presented his latest works on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Stazione Leopolda.
Pitti Uomo 89 - The trade show
The world's most important platform for men's clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men's fashion, Pitti Uomo, is currently running (January 12-15, 2016) in Florence, Italy. Be Global Fashion Network is on spot to show you the atmosphere of the event and to reveal the key trends and directions in men's fashion business.
Larusmiani Men's collection for Spring-Summer 2016
This Summer for the Larusmiani man is hot and colourful. He takes on torrid city temperatures in a tasty palette of refreshing fruit colours. Brightening the wardrobe are lime, papaya, and also wild berries and figs. He is ready to leave for an adventurous, poetic journey, always in pursuit of versatile elegance that wonderfully combines bespoke tailoring and luxury sportswear.
Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Milano Unica
Milano Unica is a world-renowned trade fair, established in 2005. The XXII edition of Milano Unica will be held at Viale Scarampo, Milan, Italy from February 9-11, 2016.
How to make the Milanese buttonhole
The Milanese buttonhole is a very iconic type of buttonhole and a sign of a bespoke suit. The Asolsa Lucida glossy buttonhole, which most likely originated in the Abruzzi region of Italy, is also preferred in Paris, whose tailors refer to this style of buttonhole as the Milanese buttonhole. The silk gimp, key to the overall look, is usually from Guterman and is known as Agreman.
100% Merino wool outerwear by Woolrich
In the early 19th century, John Rich II, son of an English wool carder, set off from Liverpool across the Atlantic in search of a new life. He went on to found the Woolrich Woolen Mills in Pennsylvania in 1830 and travelled from logging camp to logging camp selling his first wool products: wool fabric, wool socks and basic wool garments.
Italian fashion: Angelo Galasso
Angelo Galasso was born in Francavilla Fontana, Puglia region, Italy, in 1959. He become familiar with fabrics, colors, shapes, and proportions at an early age and his passion for workmanship and style grew in Angelo Galasso brand, launched in 2009. In 2014, GQ UK defined Angelo as one of the most elegant men and the 'Godfather of Italian Style', while British magazine called him 'one of the most important innovators of this generation'.
TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies
The EU-funded TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies that will enable fashion houses from Italy and abroad to offer personalised, made to measure menswear quickly and at competitive prices. ‘All fashion houses that manufacture menswear are focused on providing made to measure products to their customers,’ explains project coordinator Mirko Zilli, CEO of Crea Solution. ‘This market is lucrative, but at the same time also increases in-house costs.’
Sustainability agenda drives attendance at ITMA 2015
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
Top quality fabrics for men's suits by E.Thomas mill
E. Thomas is specialized in the 'production of top quality fabrics both fancy and plain for menswear, made from the finest and most valuable selected Australian wools'. They are aiming to offer both classics and modern weaving, combining style and tradition.
World Textile Summit explores business basis of textile sustainability
World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.
Top 4 upcoming menswear events
We present you top 4 menswear trade shows during November, December and January. You can read information about the shows - their main purposes, what you can find and the future trends.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: 57 runway shows, 14 presentations, sensible fashion and virtual reality
From 21st to 25th of October 2015 Moscow will host Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Spring-Summer 2016. The main venue is Manege, located in a few steps from Red Square and the Kremlin, also there are different locations around the city for presentations and fashion shows. MBFW Russia will showcase collections from over 70 designers from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, China and other countries.
Anteprima - Milano Moda Donna Spring-Summer 2016 Womenswear Collection
Daring Grace, A Season of pure elegance, With soft yet brave geometry, Like a cactus which thrives and flowers
Re-inventing shoes exhibition
After its amazing launch in Milan and New York, the Re-Inventing Shoes project is now coming to London for Fashion Week and the London Design Festival!
OKINAWA presents its new collection for Fall/Winter 2016-2017
Okinawa is based near Padova, Italy, and founded 30 years ago by Michele Ruffin. It has been renowned for its quality and creativity from the start, having always paid close attention to technological processes and materials for clothing, furnishing and accessories, focusing especially on the leather market.
Outfit of the day: Choose a stylish ensemble from Versace
Gianni Versace S.p.A., usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.
Women's fashion for Fall-Winter 2015/2016 by Chiaradè
The Chiaradè woman, according to the fashion designer Pasquale Pironti, is feminine, elegant, sophisticated, never goes unnoticed, lives with passion - she is like the embroidered, printed, blooming red roses on tailored suits, applied through silk petals on macrame, brocade silk and lace.
Exhibition '5+5' during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week
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.
Renato Balestra Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
All shades of gray, from pale pearl to brilliant silver, platinum and haematite: this is the leitmotiv of the Renato Balestra Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2015-2016.
Rani Zakhem Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Couture Collection
For what would be glamour if not the art of transforming women into beings of light? In a tribute to Lola-Lola, the mythical character of 'The Blue Angel' movie, this collection tips its hat off to the famous costume makers of the great American cinema and Paramount, Gilbert Adrian, Jean Louis, Orry Kelly.
Luigi Borbone Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at AltaRomaAltaModa
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.
Vittorio Branchizio is the winner of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO 2015
Vittorio Branchizio is a young designer who has created a knitwear collection with enormous potential. His marked technical and innovative skills combine with a brilliant interpretation of the best Italian manufacturing traditions for knitwear that is totally unique - from the basic concept to the finished product to the package.
Ermenegildo Zegna with made-to-measure interiors for Maserati
As the marque enjoys new heights of modern day success, Maserati continues to innovate and further establish itself as a global luxury automotive player with an expanded product line on the horizon. In fact, the 2015 Ghibli was just named Most Popular on Edmunds.com awards. This growth is further underscored by the strengthening of its all-Italian partnership with one of world's leading fashion designers and authority of 'Made in Italy' excellence, Ermenegildo Zegna, the maison of Trivero, Italy.
Paul Andrew Footwear - Spring/Summer 2015
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.
Italian haute couture designer Ivan Donev: You can expect beautiful, beautiful surprises
Journalists in Rome call him 'the Bulgarian adopted by the Italian haute couture'. He defines himself as an Italian designer born in Bulgaria. But today when fashion gets more and more international, this is not so important. The style, consistency and talent are the significant things. And Ivan Donev has all of them.
Hats collection by Antica Manifattura Cappelli during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week
A variety of unique handmade hats by Italian Designer Patrizia Fabri for fashion label Antica Manifattura Cappelli were displayed during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week in Rome (January 30 - February 2, 2015).
Antonio Grimaldi Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection
Italian Antonio Grimaldi also was among the designers, who presented their Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collections in Italy, during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week in Rome (January 30 - February 2, 2015).
XX edition of Milano Unica presents Spring-Summer 2016 fashion trends
The XX edition of the Italian Textiles Trade Show Milano Unica will be held February 4-6, 2015. Over 425 manufacturers, dealers, importer retailers and distributors will exhibit their products in the show.
Curiel Couture Spring-Summer 2015 collection at AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week
Italian designer Raffaella Curiel (R) and her daughter Gigliola Curiel (L) are the faces behind the luxury Italian label Curiel Couture, whose Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection was presented in Italy during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week in Rome (January 30 - February 2, 2015).
Cifonelli Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at Paris men's fashion week
On Sunday night (January 25, 2015), during the Paris men's fashion week, US designer John Vizzone presented his Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection for the Parisian bespoke tailoring company Cifonelli (that first launched a ready-to-wear collection in September 2013).
Men's fashion: Knitwear for Fall-Winter 2015/2016 by Vittorio Branchizio
VITTORIO BRANCHIZIO (one of the exhibitors at Pitti Immagine Uomo 87) is a Made in Italy men's knitwear brand, using the finest natural fibers and latest technical knitting solutions. The play between knitted and textile-based sections gives life to pieces with a most complex design and a minimal apparel at its very best.
Panicale Cashmere Fall-Winter 2014/2015 knitwear collection
Knitwear makers since 50 years, the Panicale family keep running the business since the first origins of the factory, that is one of the most ancient knitting units of Umbria. This land, known as the green heart of Italy, is famous for being one of the most advanced cashmere knitwear manufacturing districts in the world.
Andrea Neri Spring-Summer 2015 men's suit collection
Andrea Neri Spring-Summer 2015 collection is expressed through an egocentric and proudly Italian style. Shapes and light volumes, thanks to the innovation of the best light weights fabrics, fruit of fine woolen mills. 'Slim fit' and 'Daily fit' that enhance the body size of every man, keeping lines close to the body.
Pitti Immagine Uomo: Maestrami Fall-Winter 2014/2015 menswear collection
The new Maestrami Autumn-Winter 2014/2015 collection is sophisticated and refined, highlighting the value of details, creative citations and artisan excellence in the interpretation of a new and modern sartorial elegance.
Marni Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo 87
Yesterday (January 15, 2015) Marni presented an exclusive fashion show for Pitti featuring the men's collection for the 2015/2016 Fall-Winter season.
Pitti Immagine Uomo 87: Hood By Air
The New York-based luxury label Hood By Air (HBA) was the Pitti Special Guest for this season's edition of the exhibition. The brand, created by Shayne Oliver in 2006 is already admired by members of the trade for its highly creative cutting-edge collections.
Marni will be the guest menswear label at Pitti Immagine Uomo 87
During Pitti Immagine Uomo 87, on January 15, 2015, the Italian fashion label Marni will present an exclusive fashion show for Pitti featuring the men's collection for the 2015/2016 Fall-Winter season.
PREMIÈRE VISION LEATHER confirms its premium positioning and launches new projects
Première Vision Leather, formerly CUIR À PARIS, is confirming its position as the premium show for leathers. Making the most of the synergy of the six Première Vision Paris shows, the world’s best tanneries have chosen PV Leather to present their new collections to the leading luxury and fashion labels, from 10 to 12 February 2015.
Urban Survival by Vincenzo Iadicicco
Urban survival can be felt everywhere, as well as fashion, which is alive with its own life. This collection is completely sewn by Vincenzo Iadicicco.
Etro Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection
Italian cuisine and clothing, pasta and colors, mixture of materials and prints - all this is part of the next year's hot season Etro men's fashion collection.
Holiday promotion of men's made-to-measure suits by Richmart factory
Richmart, one of the biggest European factories for men's made-to-measure suits, offers now discounts for suits made of Italian wool fabrics Vitale Barberis Canonico, Cerutti and E.Thomas. The factory works with customers all around the world and all suits are custom made. There are classic and slim fit styles.
Reda Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection
The new Reda Autumn/Winter collection is fuelled by the Romantic Movement known as Sturm und Drang - storm and drive: the rigid constraints of rules and customs are shattered by pure passion and freedom of expression.
Where to buy men's suits: Suitsupply
Suitsupply is one of the New York's best suit stops, offering something for every man - both ready-to-wear and made-to-measure garments.
Marlane Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fabrics - classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard, woollen and over-dyed effects
Marlane is a dynamic firm from Biella, which produces fabrics for elegant and upper casual wear.
For the next Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season, the Marlane collection offers different definitions of style: classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard effects, woollen effects, over-dyed effects, jaspe, and tweed.
Canadian designer Christopher Bates moves to Milan
'In my opinion, Canada has been the perfect incubator for my brand to grow and to figure out what works and what doesn't, and to get to a point where it's strong and then: 'What next?' I think for me, it's Europe for many reasons. I think that's a natural evolution for a Canadian designer to take', said Christopher Bates to CTV News Canada.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT