ZERO-TEX is a multifunctional fabric for all situations. It is durale, breathable, antistatic, anti-fouling, water-repellent and much more. I was able to see and touch this fabric at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. I met the designer Chieko Ikegami, who made a collection using this fabric and won the grand prize in the brand contest.
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.
The fabric trade show MUNICH FABRIC START is establishing itself in Germany as the leading platform for future-relevant textile innovations in the fashion sector. The Munich fabric show manages to strike a balance between euphoria for new things and critical debate. An overview of some of the highlights of the latest show in September and a first preview of the upcoming event.
Polyester fabric is often thought of as a cheaper, less durable option when it comes to clothing. But is this really true? For the most part, polyester is a synthetic fabric made from many different types of plastic. It is typically cheaper and lighter in weight than other types of fabrics, such as cotton or wool. However, there are some good reasons to consider polyester when selecting clothing materials. Here are the pros and cons to consider when purchasing polyester apparel.
From 2023, the summer editions of MUNICH FABRIC START, BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and THE SOURCE will take place in the second half of July. Next summer, VIEW will be held for the first time as a reVIEW concept on 5 and 6 September 2023 after MUNICH FABRIC START. The trade show dates for Spring.Summer 24 remain unchanged: VIEW (29 - 30 November 2022), MUNICH FABRIC START (24 - 26 January 2023), BLUEZONE and KEYHOUSE (24 - 25 January 2023).
Wolven: a community-based sustainable active and swimwear brand focused on creating multifunctional activewear made with OEKO-TEX certified Recycled P.E.T. fabric (RPET). Wolven is unrelenting in its mission to create high quality products that connect us to our environment. In 2021 alone, Wolven removed 38,264 pounds of trash from the ocean.
It's time to put away the swimsuits, beach chairs, and suitcases and embrace cozy fashion essentials like layering chunky knits, oversize blazers, and cool-weather tops with warm-weather bottoms. It's also time to bring out the turtleneck sweaters, shearling jackets, and corduroy pants. It is mainly men's winter fashion. Some fashions are enlisted to help you guys transfer your wardrobe to the colder months and solve the style problems with this awkward transitional period. With the passage of different seasons, it’s time to bust out your warmest winter wear.
Discover new fabrics for new garments - such as the exclusive stretch polo-shirt – atthis edition of Milano Unica
How Boucle fabric is made? Made from multiple components, curls can offer a multi-colored, mottled look achieved by introducing a variety of colors during the production process. Weaving involves a multi-step process that uses two or more threads. First, twist one of the strands and then tighten it to keep strength and durability. Place the other strands loosely to create an uneven texture of curly hair. As you can see, the process of making a loop yarn is very intense, painstaking and can take a long time. However, rewards are always visible when the boucle fabric is created. And bouclé fabric is incredibly durable.
Linen is considered the oldest textile in the world. In fact, its first use goes back about 10,000 years ago. The linen was appreciated by the Egyptian priests in particular who wore linen because of its whiteness, which symbolized purity. The Phaeacians navigators (corresponding approximately to the current Lebanon) bought the linen in Egypt and made it known in Greece, in Italy, Ireland, England, France… Everywhere, the linen was appreciated for its extremely practical side and multi uses. Today it is grown in Europe and 80% of its production comes from France.
Performance Days is the leading trade fair on the latest trends in the development of fabrics for the functional textile industry with main focus the PERFORMANCE FORUM, where the most recent innovations and developments are presented with a prize awarded to the winner of the category chosen for the current year. For 2022 the accent is on “The Journey to Carbon Neutrality - CO2 Reducing Technologies and Measuring Tools”.
SwatchOn, the global sourcing pioneer and the world’s leading wholesale fashion fabric aggregator, announced that the company has secured $10 million in additional funding, which included an investment from Pavilion Capital, Kakao Ventures, and TBT Partners. With this significant strategic investment, SwatchOn plans to develop exciting new initiatives, specifically with a focus on revolutionizing digital fashion.
A new way of conceiving tailoring, which becomes “Techno Sartorial”: impeccable cuts and exceptional fabric performance
Technologies are advancing, and new concepts are emerging every day. It is likely that the shirt you are wearing right now will be an example of outdated technology in a while as we get used to clothing, textiles and interiors made entirely from plants and recycled materials. Here's a list of 12 innovations from the sustainable textile industry that will revolutionize the way we look at fashion.
Natural fibres are known and appreciated for their intrinsic characteristics of comfort, softness, resistance and versatility. Synthetic fibres are cheaper, and this factor has led many companies to prefer them to natural fibres.
Bemberg™ smart-tech fibers interweave circular economy into the new ‘bunch’ of lining textiles by the renowned fabric manufacturer which partners with tailors, designers and brands to bring style and responsibility in the made-to-measure menswear and womenswear contemporary wardrobe.
The Spring-Summer 2022 Flat Knitting collection demonstrates the results of the intense repositioning and research work carried out over the last year by the Filidea brand, which is part of the Marchi & Fildi - Filidea Group.
The pandemic caused by Covid19 has accelerated the need for digital innovation in companies. The suspension of production and commercial activities and the cancellation of international events have stressed the fundamental importance for the textile-fashion industry to exploit the digital challenge to its advantage. Through collaboration with the best players on the market, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing has developed a realistic fabric simulation system that can be interfaced with its customers' CAD systems.
The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research to develop reusable medical face masks of precision woven fabric
The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research are launching a project to develop reusable medical face masks based on high-precision air jet weaving technology. The project is initiated by weaving machine manufacturer Lindauer DORNIER.
Brioni introduces ‘Essential’, a collection of iconic menswear items embodying the brand’s effortless Roman style.
Do you like one of a kind garments that allow you to stand out in the crowd? Do you prefer the quality of tailor-made clothing instead of what fast fashion has to offer? If slow fashion is what you desire in your collection then create your custom fabrics, find your local tailoring shop and get into work.
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, 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.
Italian Converter, a leading manufacturer of innovative fabrics for fashion, footwear and accessories, expands E.C.O. Kosmos, the fully traceable, transparent and 100% Made in Italy cross-collection. The acronym E.C.O. - Ecologic, Conversion, Optimization perfectly reflects the founding values of the Italian Converter philosophy and represents a further step in the company's responsible path.
C.L.A.S.S. proudly announces new exclusive partners joining its Material Hub and Smart Materials Bank: innovation and sustainability have never been so near and easy to access
2020 couldn’t start more sustainable. C.L.A.S.S., the influential platform and agency promoting and supporting responsible innovation for the textile and fashion business, after the inspiring experience in Davos with Fashion 4 Development, lands at Smart Creation Premiere Vision with its own booth, announcing new partnerships and expanding its Material Hub and Smart Materials Bank, the cutting-edge platforms and inspirational sources for innovators committed to give ‘fashion’ a smarter future.
Bemberg doubles its presence at Premiere Vision with smart material innovations and new collaborations
Bemberg gears up for Premiere Vision with a great deal of novelties and a key statement on sustainability: Let’s Make it Circular! That’s why the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibers joins the fair with two booths, one in the yarn-focused sector – Hall 6 C52 6D53 – the other one in the Smart Creation area, the curated district showcasing cutting-edge sustainable innovation for the textile and fashion business. Hall3 S14.
Travel is the matrix, the common trait that defines the identity of the contemporary man, alive in the photos shot by photographers and documentarists of the youth generation, imagery through the lens of style and the evocative tale of fashion. The Belvest menswear collection for spring-summer 2020 launches from this inspiration redefining that art of ease in dressing inspired by the great Renaissance painter Giovanni Battista Moroni, ongoing exhibition at the Frick collection in New York and much loved for its visionary art by the father of the company, Aldo Nicoletto.
In 2018, Lyst reported a 47% increase in shoppers searching for fashion items that have ethical and style credentials with terms like organic cotton and vegan leather, according to Forbes. Getting into the fashion industry seems like an exciting and lucrative career. It may also seem like it is all about stunning clothes and glamorous parties.
L.B.M. 1911 collection is developed through a concept of casual elegance combined with tailoring quality and appeal, characterized by a high level of innovation and attention to detail. The fits reflect the latest trends and the garments are dyed by the exclusive dyeing process and special washing.
TRAILBLAZER Chiara Boni, the first Chiara Boni’s menswear collection makes its official debut at the brand’s new store in Florence during the 97th edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo. A capsule of 4 must-have pieces: a jacket, two shirts and a pair of pants. The essential wardrobe of a trendsetter, a traveller, an innovator.
The warmth and color of flannel shirts make them a popular choice for travelers. Flannel is comfortable, durable, and offers complete sun protection. Plus, the shirts don’t show stains and look great. You can wear a flannel shirt with or without layers for any adventurous trip.
VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION Spring/Summer 2021: Sophisticated collections – concentrated information - increasing internationalization
VIEW Premium Selection will open the Spring.Summer 2021 season with an international portfolio showcasing over 400 collections. On December 3rd and 4th 2019, leading fabric, trim and denim suppliers present their preview programs and latest developments in Munich.
Good products? Competent advice? This is what customers expect today. What brick-and-mortar retailers can offer the handicraft sector in addition in order to survive the competition – this will once again be the focus of the h+h cologne workshops in 2020. At the world’s leading trade fair for the sector, trade visitors will hear expert speakers talk about which tools, marketing measures and new trends can be used to retain their customer base and even gain new target groups.
VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: European Industry meeting with election of new board of directors
This year's VDMA TFL industry meeting took place on 14 and 15 November in Berlin. For many years, the trade association has been committed to Europeanisation and this year, too, further European members have joined the ranks. "Only together as a European industry can we form an antithesis to the current global framework conditions and remain competitive," said Elgar Straub, Managing Director of the TFL trade association. The consequences of the trade dispute between the USA and China and the unclear Brexit situation are causing great uncertainty and unrest in the markets. The industry is also feeling this, and strong European cohesion is the necessary response to the current political and economic situation.
Milan Fashion Week: 2019 Women's Fashion Week in the name of sustainability and internationalisation
170 collections, 58 runways, 110 presentations e 54 scheduled events: Milan Fashion Week was back this September with a preview of S/S 2020 novelties. One of the most glamorous and awaited events for professionals and enthusiasts, presented by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI).
Freedom is the keyword by Manuel Ritz that in this season plays on the reinterpretations of the classics its way: contemporaneity, liveliness, dynamism. Manuel Ritz’s DNA becomes this way first fashion and then an item, proposing for the Fall/Winter 2019-20 two worlds of reference: Mountain andRoyal Funk, which dialogue between them creating unusual mixes played on the trajectory matter-texture.
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 17 September 2019, 5.30 pm: 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 11th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
The journey, or rather the desire to travel, is the peculiar character of our times. A window that opens upon the future, an instantaneous snapshot captured by a smartphone, or a briskly multilingual chat. Belvest's menswear collection for autumn-winter 2019-2020 takes its inspiration from the multifaceted traveler of today, that in every moment of his life seeks authentic emotional luxury. A dashing style, inspired by the new ethos, where couture is casual yet of great visual impact.
In the Men's Collection for the next winter season, which bears the name of Coral Damie, Isaia's constant support and active participation in the life of the greatest Neapolitan has become creative inspiration. The colours, the soft and opulent atmospheres, both representative and enveloping which, through the neoclassical taste impressed by Antonio Niccolini at the beginning of the nineteenth century, characterise the San Carlo, are translated in-to a precious palette of soft and dense colours that tell of timeless stories, lyrical passions and intense musical sensations.
MUNICH FABRIC START with BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual presentations of over 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals once again sets new standards in concept forecasting. The current format has been expanded, complemented and deepened in terms of both quality and quantity. On September 3-5 2019, a broad spectrum of fabrics, additionals, prints or denim, manufacturing services and a supporting programme will be on offer to the 20,000 trade visitors expected in Munich, offering unprecedented dimensions of information and inspiration.
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.
Season after season companies surprise us with their research and innovation, but also with their great attention and curiosity about trend proposals. In addition to following the strong style stimuli suggested by Milano Unica, they integrate each piece with originality and sophistication
Two times a year, for three days, the 6 major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry (yarns, fabrics, leathers, designs, accessories and manufacturing) meet the world's creative brands at Premiere Vision Paris to help them prepare their collections.
On July 16th анд 17th 2019, leading international fabric, trim and denim suppliers will present more than 400 collections featuring their preview programs and current developments for the new Autumn.Winter 20/21 season.
The Fall/Winter 2019 collection serves as a meta take on Berluti itself: patina, the signature colouration of the maison’s classic leather shoes is illuminated in new light. Captivated by the old marble tables at which craftsmen hand-dye the patina of shoes in Berluti's manifattura in Ferrara, Kris Van Assche paints his collection in the multi-hued stains of their surfaces. A wealth of reds, yellows, blues and greens saturates garments in rich colour, no two the same. The dye-splattered marble is further interpreted in print on silk shirts and nylon bags structured in exotic leather.
It's a journey into the future that draws strength from its heritage, finds its guiding light in innovation, makes comfort its vocation and colour and pattern its distinguishing marks. This is the mood of the 2020-2021 Fall-Winter fabric collection by Tollegno 1900 that focuses on materials that give life to garments in which sustainability, confirmed by a line of products made using cashmere fibre regenerated up to 100 percents, is combined with more casual and performing features of which 3D WOOL is the main feature.
The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) together with Detox - CID and Greenpeace Italia will present five eco-friendly collections during Pitti Immagine Uomo 96. Following the launch of The Time is Now! in January 2019, the project has reached the final phase: the collections will be presented on Tuesday 11 June in the Corte-Courtyard areas of the Palazzina Reale in Florence.
Authenticity is the new luxury. Rules for the weaving of genuine Harris Tweed cloth from the archipelago Islands off the West Coast of Scotland are incredibly strict and were recorded as acts of Parliament over a century ago. Genuine Harris Tweeds are produced by just a few mills and many are hand woven by crofters living a self sustaining life on the island ensuring a very low carbon footprint for the fabric. The Harris Tweed Authority hand checks all production and authenticates it with the famous orb logo.
Milano Unica is now working on the 29th edition, to be held at Fieramilano Rho on July 9, 10 and 11, 2019. The trade show will present the collection of high end fabrics and accessories for the Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 season. The area dedicated to exhibitors, selected among the best European producers, will be supplemented by the usual numerous Theme Areas and projects that have become a consolidated appointment.
E. Marinella, the sartorial brand of Neapolitan origin tells its centenary history made up of four generations in an exclusive event to be held at Pitti Immagine Uomo, as the brand’s first official presence on the Pitti Uomo international calendar.
“We believe it is extremely favorable for textile manufacturers to have the opportunity to adjoin, as closely as possible, the full range of products available on the Chinese market. Thus, they are able to assess the production trends for the autumn of 2019 and obtain the necessary trade contacts to import without having to travel to China or other countries, reducing the purchase time and saving travel cost”.
Dressing gowns are made up of cloth designed to cover up the body in order to stay warm. It is also used to dry and to cover up the body from the heat of the sun and wind.
The manufacturers of sewing and garment technology as well as machines for processing technical textiles look back on a turbulent year in 2018: While the sector reported a substantial increase of 120 percent in cumulative terms between 2009 and 2017, exports in 2018 fell by 16.7 percent from 603 million Euros in 2017 to 502 million Euros in 2018. "The industry is experiencing strong uncertainty among its customers, which has a negative impact on investment behaviour," said Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (TFL), at the opening press conference of the Texprocess in Frankfurt. "The overbureaucratisation in Germany, such as the Posting of Workers Directive or the DSGVO, the threat of Brexit and the national tendencies in many European countries, but also the situation in Turkey, the trade dispute between the USA and China and the ever more severe trade sanctions set up by the USA - all this is bringing considerable unrest to the markets.
The leading bespoke tailor & private couturier of luxury garment also announced it would be expanding globally with the Superlative bespoke service.
During the 88th annual Congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation, Marzotto Wool Manufacturing opens its doors to all the IWTO’s participants on 12 April.
The leading retailer of luxury fabrics - Bagley and Son Ltd announced it would be expanding globally. The company, which prides itself on unique e- commerce project, will announce to sell and ship cloth / fabrics globally via the brand-new luxury store online: http://www.bagleyandson.com to the public.
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.
The story of Bemberg™ heritage has shaped a new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise delivering a new face of Bemberg™, the original material for modern living.
The winner of this year’s Innovation Award presented by MUNICH FABRIC START is Becker Tuche from Aachen. The company received the award for a new product development combining wool and Cordura with spandex – super lightweight and highly functional. The woven fabric features high abrasion resistance despite its low weight as well as very high water vapour permeability. Preferred areas of application are light outdoor styles as well as streetwear and corporate fashion.
The international textile and fashion industry kicks off the 2020 Spring.Summer season in Munich. More than 1,000 fabrics, additionals, denim & sportswear suppliers exhibit their latest product and trend developments in 1,800 collections from 29 to 31 January 2019 at the MOC Munich and in the Zenith Area.
YAOK Group China celebrated their 10 year anniversary in the exclusive newly opened Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai and on this occasion they gave awards for the best retail companies operating in the Chinese market. The list of winners included top companies such as Cartier (most powerful luxury Brand in China), Chanel (most creative fashion company), Gucci (most innovative jewellery line), Hermes (most creative events) to name a few.
Silk Dupion also referred to as douppioni or dupioni is a type of pure silk fabric produced using fine thread in the warp to create tightly-woven yardage that’s plain weave crisp. It is thicker and has a rustic appearance. Silk Dupion is a popular fabric loved by many designers across the universe.
The Tiger of Sweden Spring/Summer 2019 collection is a tribute to the spirit of being on the move. Touching upon journeys of the mind as well as conventional travel, it is about freedom and the power of dreams. What happens to imagination in an age when information is never more than a click away? Have we lost the time and inclination to daydream?
With over 400 exhibitors, h+h cologne will be offering the largest selection of textile handicrafts in the world from 29 to 31 March 2019. Not only current products and trends from the sections sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and crafting await the trade visitors from all over the globe.
Following in the centuries old traditions of Savile Row tailoring, techniques and artistry, the Bespoke suit is both the highest quality class of suit and the ultimate style experience. The Bespoke suit starts with a conversation between you and your experienced tailor. After selecting your fabric from the world’s finest cloth mills and limitless styling details, an in depth set of measurements and body figurations are taken. From here your very own paper pattern will be hand drawn and cut from scratch. This will then be transferred to your chosen cloth to be constructed and sewn by hand ready for your first "basted" Bespoke suit fitting.
In the year of Zignone’s fiftieth anniversary, the fabric collection for autumn-winter of 2019 pays tribute to the dynamism that distinguishes the wool mill since its origins, bringing a new awareness to its idea of contemporary elegance.
Sidonios Malhas was established on 8th June 1984, based on the spirit of initiative and experience of its founders, Sidonio Ferreira da Silva and his son Sidonio Teixeira da Silva, adopting the legal form of a Firm.
Winter isn’t coming - it’s officially here! The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and the weather is noticeably frostier, and that means one thing for the sartorially savvy gents out there - it’s time to get out the heavy-duty fabrics. Seersucker, linen and Madras may be your go-to for spring and summer but have no place in your winter wardrobe - unless you live in the tropics. When it comes to winter fabrics, look no further than tweed!
Meyer & Mortimer has one of the oldest pedigrees among the Savile Row fraternity. The modern company traces its heritage back to the 1790s when Jonathan Meyer, a tailor from Austria, established a tailoring and military outfitting business at 36 Conduit Street, at the north end of Savile Row. Around the same time in Edinburgh, the Mortimer family was specialising in military outfitting, supplying officers with swords, ceremonial dirks and firearms. Many Mortimer weapons remain in existence.
A Como-based company established in 1954 from an intuition of its founder to satisfy the evident market demand for water-resistant technical fabrics. Working together with some of the leading companies in the sector has allowed us to develop strategic synergies in the creation of innovative and exclusive products.
It is a tribute to artisan workmanship that is unique in the world. Constructed yet soft silhouettes of suits and jackets with a sporty yet elegant touch combined with an all-Neapolitan “sprezzatura” (i.e. nonchalance). A slight fifties and sixties retro mood can be seen in the proportions and fit of the garments. Not by chance, the little of Isaia’s proposal for next winter is: Casalnuovo Collection.
Luxury Jersey has developed for their Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection a line of fabrics dedicated to the male universe - the "MEN’S ZONE": from raw materials appreciated by men, such as cotton, cotton-cashmere, wool-cotton and melange silk.
The brand has been able to get the signs of the market change all along, so that it can guarantee the full respect of all eco-toxicological parameters requested by national and international regulations. In November 2017 Maglificio Maggia received the significant certification by Associazione Tessile & Salute. Traceability and Safety in Maglificio Maggia are at the service of a never-changing business philosophy: to operate within the law in order to create innovative, unique and sustainable fabrics.
Tearfil textile yarns are designed to save the planet and they received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award in Paris in September 2018.
The production process of Organic Cotton Colours is totally sustainable, environmentally-friendly and transparent.
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.
ROICA™ Partners Showcase ROICA Eco-Smart™ family at MarediModa, the Trade Fair dedicated to Beachwear Fabrics and Accessories.
November 6th through 8th at MarediModa, gain insight into ROICA™ premium partners as they showcase their latest collections. A wide-range of offerings that include innovations using ROICA™ Eco-Smart™, the responsible choice. The premium stretch fiber, produced by Asahi Kasei, innovations that meet contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe; fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.
The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.
Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.
With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron of Scotland is the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan. Proudly Made in Scotland by skilled craftsmen and women who design, dye, warp, weave, mend and tailor their Scottish tartans and textiles. A truly global brand with timeless appeal, Lochcarron of Scotland offers a unique authenticity and showcases the very best of Scottish textiles. From kilt to catwalk, Lochcarron of Scotland champions traditional tartan fabric manufacturing whilst continuing to innovate, designing bespoke creations for major international fashion houses.
As a family owned and managed business, pride and care is taken with every order to ensure the highest quality fabric is produced. Marton mills has a workforce of highly skilled craftspeople, many of which have spent their lives in the textile industry, and is incredible proud of its loyal longstanding employees.
TINTEX Textiles revealed 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.
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
Bugis has developed a new knit fabric 100% cotton super water repellent, which dries faster and preserves all the natural confort of the cotton, while keeping all the benefits of breathability of untreated natural fibers.
A suit can often be compared to a meal. You’ll often settle for a classic plate of krapao kai. It’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it fills your stomach. In the same way, a lot of people settle for suits that are cheap, convenient, and gets the job done. However, you probably wouldn’t want to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, would you? There will be fancy events and business meetings where you have to take a client out for an expensive meal at a pricey restaurant. Would you want to wear your krapao kai suit? Sure, it may get the job done, but it won’t help you portray the image that you wish to.
ROICA™ experts showcase the world-first ROICA Eco-Smart™ Family that offers 2 responsible made yarns: a GRS (Global Recycled Standard) version 3 certified yarn and the world’s first yarn awarded Cradle2Cradle Material Health Gold Level Certificate and Hohenstein Environment compatibility certification.
Where the clothing conceals the body of the woman, with its "Crystal Skin" Collection, Adeline Ziliox decides to reveal it. Transparency assumed, body unveiled and femininity affirmed, here is the DNA of the Collection. The technical materials, which are often found in the work of the designer, like neoprene, 3D mesh fabrics reinforce this line ultra-feminine, elegant and with streetwear inspirations. The PVC masterpieces confirm the contemporary and avant-garde look of this spring summer 2019 collection.
Interview with Giusy Bettoni, the CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S. Giusy has extensive experience (over 30 years), within the textile sector, including first-hand knowledge within the raw material development market and ingredient branding for leading international organizations.
Attitude is identity. In a world choked by material overabundance, luxury is no longer in maximalist declarations that scream the wealth of their owner, but in the small gestures that speak of care, of attention, of love. Self-possession becomes the only currency by which to measure true worth.
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.
Tessitura Monti Autumn/Winter 2019: high quality fabrics for contemporary shirts suitable for every style
Autumn-Winter 2019/20 collection by Tessitura Monti presents new color combinations, special yarns and advanced finishing processes connected to the constant use of top quality raw materials: the results of this innovative search are fabrics matching refined aesthetics with comfort and excellent performance. Color is one of the most important novelties of this collection: tones are richer, more intense and varied if compared to the traditional winter proposal. Colors go from classic blue tones blending with military green and grey to the stronger and full tones of new red, brown and burnt joined by the new and important red violet.
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.
Recognized by its peers for its innovative environmental approach, 5 fabrics made from its fibers are exhibited on the brand new "Smart Materials" zone created within the Smart Square space at Premiere Vision Paris, an area dedicated to responsible creation.
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
Muchaneta Kapfunde, founding Editor-in-chief of FashNerd.com presented at Munich Fabric Start a brief lecture about different biotech innovative materials. Biotech is anything and everything that combines technology with biology. It has a potential to revolutionise the design and fabric of the future.
Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.
The winners of the HighTex Award have been chosen. The innovation award of MUNICH FABRIC START was presented for the 4th time already but for the first time companies were recognized for their overall strategic commitment with regard to resource–saving process solutions, innovative product development as well as process implementation and marketability.
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.
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.
Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.
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.
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.
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.
As a continuation into the conversation around sustainability Stella McCartney is pleased to be showcasing her work in the State of Fashion’s first large-scale public event in the Netherlands, ‘Searching for the New Luxury’. The initiative seeks to connect and support global green initiatives throughout the fashion industry, acting as the thread between designers, companies, governments and educational institutions.
Carl Stuart started out as a one-man business over fifty years ago by Walter Grimes. It is still a Limited Company with approx. sixty-five staff and is now run by Walter's daughter Jane. The business has enjoyed a huge success since those early days and is now one of the few remaining truly bespoke tailoring businesses in the UK. As well as building a reputation for quality and excellence over this period, it is also interesting to note that many of their customers and staff have remained loyal to us throughout. Indeed some members of staff have been with the company since it's inception.
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.
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.
Whether you’re going to a wedding, work function or trendy house party, you might be advised to follow a particular dress code. In the past, dress codes included black tie, semi-formal, cocktail or business casual. Nowadays, people are getting more creative. Understanding the more unusual dress codes can help you avoid confusion at your next event.
A well-tailored suit is the best investment any discerning gentleman can make. You send in your measurements, choose your fabric, establish the cut and style, and then become the proud owner of a perfectly fitted suit. Nothing makes a statement like a sharp, classic suit.
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.
Dashing has out grown its Mayfair origins and moved to a new beautifully spacious shop. Situated by the corner of Chiltern Street, within an area renowned for its independent menswear focused retail the location could not be better.
Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) is now accepting submissions from designers around the world to create one unique look using men’s shirts for the return of the Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson. Accepted submissions will be featured on the runway at the second annual event in November, in two states: Nov. 4 – 10 in Port Douglas, Queensland; and Nov. 15 – 21 in Perth, Western Australia.
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.
Cashmere. Argyle. The Twinset. Cardigans for British (and Hollywood) royalty. All made famous, made relevant and in some instances made for the first time, by this knitwear company, whose origins lie in the unassuming town of Hawick, Scotland, United Kingdom.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection by Ravazzolo is built on a tourbillion of sharp lines, the utmost expression of style details and ton-surton micro patterns. The suits are increasingly dynamic and the actual concept of outerwear is reinterpreted in terms of lightness, comfort and handmade details. Fits are slimmed down, reversible fabrics dominate jackets and suits.
No longer does a gentleman have to choose between a sharp look and comfortable warm-weather wear. Scabal’s spring collection is a refined study in beautiful colour palettes, innovative patterns and finishes to suit the modern man. Whether its gold-standard suits or lightweight cotton jackets, this collection pulls out all the stops for a season of sartorial success.
The Hayes high-performance button up by Mission Workshop is a beautifully-tailored oxford button-up designed to look great dressed up or dressed down. Utilizing an innovative textile called 37.5® the Hayes has the ability to help keep the body from creating liquid sweat while isolating odor molecules without using chemical finishes. Incorporating this ingenious material with the Mission Workshop design aesthetic creates a technical, stylish button up that is truly built to endure.
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.
After three years of searching for the perfect fabric, it is presented to you the finest, most versatile product yet - The Evolution Pant. A highly-functional pair of pants designed to be the only pants you need for travel, outdoors and everyday. Built with a unique stretch nylon Supplex® fabric, The Evolution Pant is stronger, softer, stain-proof and packed full of travel features to allow you to do more with less!
Henry A. Davidsen aim to provide you with a collection of perfectly fitting and classically fashionable garments through personalized service unmatched in any traditional retail environment. They source top quality fabrics and trimmings from around the globe. In today’s value conscious moment, they find that the luxury of custom is in many cases MORE affordable than items off the rack.
Boglioli presented its spring-summer 2018 collection at Pitti Uomo. Approaching the season, the fashion label keeps in mind the key words lightness and wearability. These ideas manifest themselves into two capsule collections and a must-own jacket. Boglioli is proud of its new Riva jacket, which features patch pockets.
Pieter Petros, better known as PP, the CEO and founder of PIETER PETROS INSTITUTE is the new age philosopher who is set out to achieve his Vision, where Nature and Humans work alongside each other.
THE EVENT - SPIN AND SPUN! On Thursday 19th, starting from 6pm, the Via della Spiga Boutique will host a special Happy Hour and DJ set : the guests will have the chance to enjoy the iconic Spun chair by Magis while spinning a nice selection of craft beers!
Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.
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.
Knot Standard was designed to fill a void in the menswear industry and ended up creating a new genre of shopping called modern bespoke. Founded in 2010 by John Ballay and Matt Mueller, Knot Standard combines a unique high tech approach to traditional tailoring. With their emphasis on giving each customer exceptional service in all aspects of the custom process, they create a luxury menswear experience unlike any other.
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.
Style means knowledge, careful choice of materials and exclusive, sometimes unrepeatable techniques. Style means passion. It means the thrill of choosing a fabric and thinking that one day it will be worn by a man who knows how to combine elegance and spontaneity with innovation and perfection. A man and his life, his dreams, his emotions. A fabric that will become part of a unique story.
Lanificio TESSILSTRONA was founded in 1966 in Vallemosso, by Francesco Mello Rella and his father-in-law, Franco Grosso. The company now operates in Cossato and occupies an area of 20,000 m2.
Kiton is a byword for timeless elegance, an iconic fashion house renowned for its style where excellently tailored clothing is combined with and enhances an innate good taste and sense of beauty.While remaining faithful to the high standards intrinsic to its natural inclination towards bespoke tailoring, the idea for Kiton's Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection stems from the intention to provide solutions that are increasingly geared to the needs and desires of its customers: the Kiton customer is the protagonist of a dynamic scenario, constantly travelling and rediscovering the timeless appeal of classic clothing. The new collection is the result of careful research that reinterprets the concept of timeless elegance, enriching it with new stylish details and applying it all products.
The first clothing was simple – a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo’s honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.
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.
Resolutions are, in fact, best made in spring. It is a season defined by newness, after all, and a gentleman’s wardrobe is no different. Scabal’s Spring/Summer 2018 tailoring collection is, says Head of Design Campbell Crichton Dunn “One that reflects the rejuvenation of social occasions this time of year brings.” “It offers key day-to-night pieces and basics with a luxurious lift. Constructions are lightweight, even when using wool and suede, to create an accessible range shot through with sporty sharpness”.
The Spring collection had a retro feel, with slightly oversize suits; worn with waistcoats and ruched shirts, they exuded a nostalgic elegance. Denim single-breasted jackets with 3-D appliques were tucked into roomy trousers, and allover floral prints had a feminine flair, in evidence on generous silk shirts or ensembles. Macrame patches were scattered on zippered bombers, fitted formal blazers, and safari jackets. As single pieces, they could add a poetic, gentle flair to the most streamlined masculine wardrobe—which is, of course, the antithesis of everything Antonio Marras stands for.
On Thursday, March 22nd, C.L.A.S.S., with support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), hosted an intimate gathering of fashion’s industry leaders, educators, designers and members of the press to celebrate An Evening of Smart Innovation. The event was beautifully orchestrated by Ginger Design, an exceptional team of Italian creatives, filmmakers, food and textile designers as a way to create a unique immersive experience telling the story of C.L.A.S.S.’ visionary journey. Thus, providing guests with an awareness and chance to embrace knowledge related to four key areas that set new standards for fashion vital to C.L.A.S.S.’ business philosophy: Heritage, Smart Innovation, Circular Economy and Design Responsibility.
Kim Jones showed his last collection for Louis Vuitton - Spring/Summer 2018. The show was staged in the stately setting of the Palais-Royal, but it might as well have been Bora Bora, judging by the hothouse atmosphere at the venue. The new Spring/Summer 2018 collection shows off bright shades of blue, orange, yellow, red and green alongside more muted colors like black, white, grey and tan.
Sewbo’s technology will allow manufacturers to create higher-quality clothing at lower costs. It will shorten supply chains and lessen the long lead times that hamper the fashion and apparel industries, helping to reduce the complexity of today’s intricate global supply network.
In his debut Summer collection, Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori illustrates the exploration of personal conscious and sub-conscious fantasies. Outdoor life unexpectedly meets the indoor throughout a fresh summery breeze which pervades the fluidity of fabrics and delicate silhouettes enlightened by a blaze of colors.
World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation
ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.
Find outfit inspiration for a summer wedding: whether you’re the groom, best man or an invited guest.
At Milano Unica three UK fabrics manufacturers received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded by TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion, keeping traditions and having transparent supply chain.
Just being environmentally friendly and ethical is obviously not enough in a market saturated with cheap fast fashion. A 30 Year Guarantee encourages people to hang on to their clothing, whilst emphasising quality and lower cost per wear.
Bearland House is an elegant 18th Century townhouse in the centre of historic Gloucester and home to the Emma Willis Factory. Here their luxury shirts, boxer shorts, pyjamas, dressing gowns and walking socks are made using traditional methods of cutting and sewing, making to the highest standards.
Sustainability has been one of the major themes of the season, and its importance was well and truly confirmed at Milano Unica, endorsed firmly by themes and fabrics in the trend area, individual collections and by the high-profile opening ceremony. A special section devoted to sustainable fabrics in the Trend Area underlined its importance. Sustainability as a major driver can only be of advantage to wool. The message: Save the Planet included video and trend installations.
Angelico has a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.
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 award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers
At Milano Unica Piacenza was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. The need to use large amounts of water resources for processing generated considerable concern in the firm, whose members dreamt of restoring those indispensable resources. The biological treatment plant, operative since 1996, is that dream come true. All the water needed for production is filtered, partly reused and then returned clean to nature.
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.
The trends at h+h cologne 2018: Sustainable and natural, colourful and animal crazy, glamorous and glitter
h+h cologne, the leading global trade fair for creative handicraft and hobby supplies in Cologne will be offering national and international top companies and visitors from the specialised trade an ideal platform again from 23 to 25 March, where they can present and discover the new products and innovations of the textile handicraft section. The largest trade fair in the world picks up on the big trends and topics of the industry and this year is particlarly occupying itself with the international correlations that are moving the handicraft world. A trend overview.
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.
Dye-sublimation printing is a digital printing technology. It is used to print on polyester or other synthetic fabrics. Large format inkjet printers using specially formulated inks are used for printing on apparel, banners, table covers, id cards and flags.
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.
The importance of selecting the best natural fibres directly from the markets of origin, has been the cornerstone of Zegna’s pre-eminence in the luxury fabric market. A positive and fair relationship with the communities, regions and countries was essential for the success and for the constant improvement of fibres.
Venezuelan designer Carlos Benguigui presented his latest inspired collection for men during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 26th season.
At Milano Unica Dormeuil 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 having transparent supply chain.
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.
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.
Loro Piana remains focused on its most iconic heritage fabrics: ZELANDER®, naturally resistant for dynamic lifestyles past and present
Following the new corporate textile campaign for the fabric Tasmanian® launched last July, Loro Piana continues to focus its energies on the excellence and exceptional, timeless performance of its most iconic fabrics. At the Milano Unica fair, for the SpringSummer 2019 collection, the spotlight will be on Zelander®, a family of fabrics made of New Zealand merino wool, characterised by their extraordinary resilience, as well as their lustre, elasticity and exquisitely warm, soft feel. These properties are all highlighted by studies carried out on the fabric’s outstanding performance, and by the refined, unique spinning and weaving techniques used by Loro Piana that guarantee the wearer will enjoy pure wool garments providing the utmost comfort and a perfect fit. This applies particularly to the Natural Stretch version: its rippling capacity means the wool has a natural “internal memory”, allowing the fibre to “remember” and return to its original shape, even after movements, wringing or crushing.
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.
Cabo Blanco and Cartagena: two exotic locations in South Africa that inspired both literature noble prizes and the Piacenza Cashmere spring-summer collection 2018 showcased at the 26th edition of Milano Unica.
There is a trend we spotted during the Fashion Weeks in Milan, London, New York, the suit had a resurgence in Paris courtesy of the trend of mixing tailoring with sportswear. Suits, blazers, and tailored trousers were combined with bombers, track bottoms, hoodies, aloha shirts, and more.
At next Premiere Vision in New York, TINTEX is pleased to announce its complete switch from the use of conventional cotton and the concomitant launch of a new fabric range that is the highest expression of the new generation of cotton: Naturally Advanced Cotton by TINTEX. This new amazing range is able to offer an advanced smart choice of 4 different premium and responsible advanced cotton solutions such as BCI Cotton, ECOTEC® by Marchi & Fildi, GOTS certified organic cotton and Supima. These new fabrics maintain and upgrade the transparent, hi-tech and sustainable organics that are at the heart of the TINTEX DNA. They represent better, smarter ecomaterials with new levels of performance and hi-tech smarts, thanks to a first class expertise in specialist dyeing and finishing techniques, coatings and applications that use the latest research, equipment and processes to deliver it.
Gabriele Pasini is fond of working with lines and volumes, playing with widths and lengths in order to explore and innovate, delving into and developing tactile variations which do not instantly transpire, but are nevertheless crucial to building a new formalism - definitely an ongoing process. Elegance, harmony and colour. Midnight, Navy, Royal and China are the blissful blues that prevail throughout the Spring/Summer 2018 Collection but then these cool blues give way to white, natural neutrals, clay, browns, greens and a distinctive brick-red hue.
The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, one of the oldest in the world with more than 350 years’ history and with the thirteenth generation of the same family at the helm, presents the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection at the Milano Unica XXVI edition. For this collection, the designers were inspired by the colours, the surroundings, and the graphics of NOMADISM: from the desert Tuaregs, to the Mongolian populations of the tundra, to the Maasai of the African uplands, a nomad by his very nature is constantly on the move. The animate and inanimate things all around him must be suited to his predisposition to travel. Most of all, his clothing.
For Spring/Summer 2019, Trabaldo Togna has brought out an even richer collection of Estrato fabrics with enhanced designs.
For Spring/Summer 2018, Tiger of Sweden Men keeps enhancing a long, slim silhouette with short jackets, slightly loose fitted trousers and snug double-breasted suits. The suiting is still based on traditional British tailoring with sharp shoulders, narrow waists and with the gorge laying high towards the neck to create a tall, proud torso which enhances the male figure. The trousers are higher and little bit wider for the perfect balance.
Conceived, organized and driven by entrepreneurs, Milano Unica offers international visibility to the world of textiles in a highly qualified context, in line with the quality of its products.
'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.
The view from a window seat is often little more than a blur as a train glides from one landscape to the next. Moments race by at breakneck speeds, reminding us that life is movement – a continuous journey from one station to the next – the Canali man is both spectator and participant. As each stop is made, the elements of the journey are laid out one by one and the passenger is treated to moments of closer observation and reflection. The destination that becomes clearer as it appears along the horizon. The Spring Summer 2018 collection is an homage to the man who is constantly on the move, whether for business or pleasure – or for business and pleasure – and to the continuous discovery that his journeys bring.
Do the words “taste” and “elegance” still have much meaning these days?* Or are they being edged out by the most opulent and narcissistic behavior? – This is me thinking aloud because I am struggling to come to terms with realities of certain situations. In this hell of opulence I believed that elegance need to be noticed, not excessively displayed. I guess, in a DANTE way, I need a Virgil who can take me out of this inferno. Alberto Vedelago comes to my rescue as my mind is cracking up.
Portability is the key word for Belvest: garments designed for everyday life, relaxation and sports, as well as for business travel and work in the global world. A new concept of tailoring, combining the highest quality and formal essentiality of models with awesome fabrics: pure cotton fil coupe patchwork, wool-hemp in “thick&thin” textures, intense and snappy mohair, micro-printed linen-wool-silk, and pure wool in light filtered shades, slightly blurred.