Different researches show that menswear industry is an excellent business opportunity for fashion designers. How come?
Men want and try to look more and more stylish and fashionable each year. The percentage of gentlemen who state that they are interested in the newest trends is rising - according to one research 37% of guys are interested in learning more about fashion on the web, with 29% reporting that they already read industry news online.
The fastest white woman in the world Ivet Lalova got married to her longtime boyfriend - the world famous athlete Simone Collio.
The ceremony was held in Rieti, Italy on September 21, 2013 with many guests from Bulgarian and world sports highlife.
The bride was amazing in a dress of Italian fashion label 'Atelier Aimee' - represented in Bulgaria by 'Bridal Fashion'.
On the streets you can see dozens of women wearing big fur "caps" and not just in Russia. Worldwide big warm hats became a sensation, and a contribution to that is the last film of Keira Knightley in the image of Anna Karenina.
On the catwalk Russian hats were presented by many fashion houses. They are not only in fur but also in artificial leather in traditional autumn and winter colors.
Taking a look at the schedule of designers and brands, presenting their collections at Paris Fashion Week, you can see that foreign names prevail. About 25% are the real French designers and brands, such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Agnes B. etc. There are many Italian and Belgian designers and fashion houses that show their collections in Paris and among the other presented countries are Great Britain, USA, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Brazil...
Copenhagen fashion week took place from 8 to 12 August and showed models for Spring 2013.
We have made a selection of what we liked from the presented collections.
Sports-inspired and wearable styles took centre stage at the fashion week, but still remained utterly cool and cutting edge. Womenswear and menswear brands used drawstring waists, elasticated cuffs and varsity jackets for Spring 13.
Donatella Versace presented her new Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collection in hotel "Ritz" in Paris on the first day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, in honor of her late brother Gianni, who was killed in 1997.
Floor-length silk gowns dominated the collection, for which Donatella said she took inspiration from a set of Tarot cards.
Festival of FASHION AND BEAUTY is the biggest and most prestigious fashion forum in North-east Bulgaria, which provides a possibility for different fashion brands /Bulgarian and foreign/, to present their collections to a specially selected audience. By tradition, the host of the forum is Grand Hotel Varna, and the organizer – Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group.
The fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" presented their summer collections, in which the mini dresses from lace dominated.
The most seductive dress this season will be ultra-short dress. Black remains a modern classic and among the materials lace is used the most. Both fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" will dictate the fashion in the summer wardrobe with the new romantic visions they presented
Today is the last day of the London Fashion Week - one of the "Big Four" fashion weeks, along with Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. . It is twice each year - in February, where fashion trades present Autumn-Winter collections and September - for Spring-Summer.
During the six-day fashion week their new seasonal trends for Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 presented many famous fashion houses and designers like Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Simone Rocha, Mulberry, Burberry, J. W. Anderson, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Christofer Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff and others.
Today their collections will present Matthew Miller, Christopher Shannon, James Long, Oliver Spencer and others.
Yesterday, 9 February, officially kicked off the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York.
Collections for Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 will present world known designers and fashion houses among which Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra, Derek Lam etc.
During the first day their collections presented Max Azria, Richard Chai, Tadashi Shoji, Cynthia Rowley, who offered wearable and sell able looks for the season.
Cropped tops and bra tops are the main fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2012. Combined with shorts or a mini skirt they guarantee your trendy look. Shorts can be various in style and fabrics - jeans, leather, wide, tight, with high or low waist.
Floral prints are never out of fashion and they can be seen in many designers collections. Some of them like Blumarine used this trend to the extreme level while others just added floral prints to their collections to make them more feminine.
For the next year the check will be trendy again in Autumn-Winter 2011/2012. The check pattern can be combined with both classical and with extravagant accessories.
Checkered shirts, skirts, jackets, bags and shoes can be seen in the collections of many world designers and fashion houses. We leave to you the choice in which one element of your outfit can bet on it.
From 12th to 15th July 2011 "080 Barcelona Fashion" celebrated its 18th edition. About 50 national and international fashion brands and designers presented their collections in the showroom.
The Spanish fashion brand Mango made its first triumph on the fashion stage. Mango made not just a fashion show, and a true beauty review. For a part of its collection the brand was inspired by Nomadic tribes. The designers played with asymmetric and colored mosaic, and the fabric looked like bathed in light.
The Italian brand Gucci is launching a collection of eco sunglasses. The new glasses are made from an acetate high in natural materials, using less petro chemicals or a material made from castor seeds. And the both new materials look pretty similar to normal sunglasses material.
In this initiative Gucci is hand in hand with Safilo Group - the company which manufacturing sunglasses and optics for most famous brands like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent.
From 16 to 21 March Kiev hosted one of the major events in the fashion world – the 28th Ukrainian Fashion Week. Over 50 designers and fashion houses presented their visions for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012.
The viewers of the event had the opportunity to enjoy the incredible models, who sparkled in brilliant eccentricity and futuristic look. The original outfits were completed with hair styles resembling the horn of a ram or bird nests, extravagant jewelry and eccentric accessories.
The Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 began yesterday. It will continue 4 days. Most interesting during the first day was the Christian Dior fashion show.
This time when creating his collection for Dior, John Galliano was inspired by the work of Rene Gruau - a famous artist-illustrator.
Tight jackets, magnificent shoulders, deep necklines and tailored skirts to the knee were the center of the collection with 1950s flavour. Galliano went all-out for volume, enveloping his models in layers of tulle as they flowed down the runway.
This season’s Versace collection for men presents an optical game of shapes, proportions, colours and graphics, conducted with a knowing and contemporary nod.
This is not, however, a look that sparkles and shines. Instead the luxurious aspect of the collection – such a hallmark of the Versace brand – comes from the fine fabrics used and the expert tailoring employed.
The foundation of the collection comprises highly sartorial elements, with garments that have a new volume and are less rigid and softer than previously.
In this cold weather there is nothing better than warm, fur coats.
Want to get some original ideas? Every year fashion designers bring something new to the table and this season they managed to take the fur coats to another level, creating stylish designs which suit the current fashion trends perfectly.
Short fur coat can be combined with almost everything, even dresses. If the leather is light, focus on the cream and pale shades.
Who’s who of fashion industry attends MERCEDES-BENZ & Vogue Fashion Night
The event highlight of the first day was the third edition of the joint VOGUE and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Night, which was attended by the who's who of the fashion industry as well as many celebrities. Boris, Lilly and Noah Becker was seen enjoying the evening as were Hannah Herzsprung, Hannelore Elsner, Natalia Wörner, Jana Pallaske, Luca Gadjus, Jette Joop, Michael Michalsky, Dorothee Schumacher or Viktoria Strehle, Nicolas Berggruen, Nikolaus Jagdfeld and Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit.
Textile and apparel industry in Bulgaria is the second most important industry (after tourism) for the country’s economy. This industry includes around 3000 small and medium companies, which employ approximately 170 000 people. According to some research, in 2009 the occupied in the production of clothes in Bulgaria are specialized mainly in the creation of lady’s store clothes – trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, top garment...
The second evening of the fashion show Fashion evenings in Grand Hotel Varna, started with the collection of Roma Fashion, authentic and modern outfits from different parts of the world in Roma style. We saw the summer collection of chain stores 2MORROW, inspired by the energy of the big city.
After a few days on 11 and 12 June 2010 at Grand hotel Varna in “St. Konstantin and Elena” will be held Fashion evenings 2010 with the participation of Bulgarian designers and fashion houses. This year face of the fashion show is the top model Jasmina Toshkova.
On June 12, Saturday, will be presented collections of Roma fashion – modern and authentic costumes from the Balkan countries, Efradin Atelier, Fortuna style 95, 2Morrow, Delfina swimwear, Sharin underwear, accessories 4ARK, Tiffi, Richmart, etc.
On 11 and 12 June 2010 in Grand hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena will be held the ninth edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria – "Fashion evenings", which is presenting collections of famous Bulgarian designers and fashion houses.
Wide variety of elegant outfits, jewelry and accessories will be presented during the fashion shows – ladies formal and wedding dresses, casual wear, underwear and swimwear, hosiery, accessories and children’s clothing.
Fashion critics announced the turquoise is the color of 2010. According to them, that color will not have a competitor, because everyone will need to escape from the tense moments and dip into the waves of the turquoise. The color is the boundary between blue and green, which makes it both attractive and serene.
In the hottest color of the season will be as jewelry and accessories, and clothing and footwear.
During the International Fashion Forum - Ruse 2010 took place the second fashion edition of "Fashion Portal - Ruse 2010". The scene was built among the fountains in front of Ruse Municipality, which created an unique atmosphere.
Their collections presented Arda-Ruse, Markam Fashion, Rollman, Deni Deor, Vayana, Bordo, Lenars-Maria Fashion salon and Radina-Maria. Their models also presented pupils from Vocational High School of Clothing and Design - Ruse.
Online boutique for dresses "Belnoir" is pleased to present the new collections of prom and formal dresses from leading American fashion houses. With us you find models of Jovani, Faviana, Allure, Night Moves, Scala, BG Haute, Blush Prom and others.
The models for this season are definitely vital and light. Beautiful print patterns, accents of bright colors, ethnic motifs, as well as the typical for formal dresses – draperies, appliqués and decorations – these are the basic trends in the represented collections.
Increasingly more often at the catwalks we see bizarre garments, accessories and impressive scenery, which are turning the fashion défilés into a real show.
Just recently Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel's Fall-Winter 2010/2011 collection alongside a real iceberg and the models marched around it.
We offer you other unusual footage of fashion shows from this season.
On 9 March 2010 began the twelfth edition of the Fashion Week in Castilla and Leon, which is held in the city of Burgos, Spain. Traditionally it will last three days (from 9th to March 11th) and more than 30 designers and fashion houses will present their collections for autumn-winter 2010/2011.
The first day began with presentations of Ladybug collection (Spanish lable for women's fashion), Estilo By Imelda (bags and accessories), Pamela (children's clothes), the young designer Marta Valdespino and others.
The designer - who works for Christian Dior, as well as his own self-titled label - loves catwalk shows because they bring his creations to life.
He explained: "If a picture paints a thousand words, a show has 20 minutes to bring the muse, the mood and the feel of a whole season to life. I want to seduce all your senses.
"If the clothes are the script, the models are the silent sirens that have to bring the story alive. I love using theatre and magic to tell the tale."
The XI-th edition of Castilla y Leon Fashion week will take place in Burgos, Spain from 6 to 8 October 2009.
Among the companies, that will show their collections for Spring-Summer 2010 and will be presented in the commercial area are Angel Iglecias, Anton & Moda, Esther Noriega, Havier Vicente, Nalia, Teleno Moda Intima, Intima Farae, Sadecor, Rojatex, Trasluz and other. The fashion show will feature pret-a-porter ladies' wear, bridal and evening wear, children's clothing, accessories, lingerie and swimwear. Up and coming designers will also show their collections.
CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK, the grand forum for Spanish design stages its fiftieth edition between 18th and 22nd September 2009 at Feria de Madrid.
Over the last twenty-five years, CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK, an event organised by IFEMA, has worked ceaselessly to launch and promote the most outstanding designers of the day, thus helping to boost the profile and unity of Spanish fashion as a whole, resulting in the excellent image that it enjoys today. This work has been made possible by the considerable support that Madrid's institutions have provided for the Fashion Show, especially the initiatives undertaken by the Madrid Regional Government.
One of the key Bulgarian fashion trends for Autumn-Winter 2009 are checkered blouses, skirts and jackets, which can be seen in the new collections of the biggest Bulgarian fashion houses.
The topical colors are yellow, brown, beige, grey, dun, olive green, purple, red, blue.
In the new ARDA fashion house collection, Arda-Sport line, we can see combinations with Grey and Yellow in a check design turned into a playful low-cut sleeveless dress and a pleated skirt.
On 13 and 14 June 2009 in Grand hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena thiumphed fashion and beauty. The eight edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria - "Fashion evenings" gathered those who appreciate beauty on a fashion show, which presented collections of famous Bulgarian designers and fashion houses, as well as importers of quality garments and accessories.
The fashion show was held with the kind stewardship of Grand hotel Varna and with the support of its general director Mr. Ivan Portnih. Official sponsor were the cigarettes Merilyn Slims. Producer of the event is Ekaterina Toneva, Mrs. Bulgaria World Beauty 2007, the organization and performance is made by Amalia Tincheva. The major media partner was the Bulgarian fashion directory Fashion.bg, which celebrated 10 years since its creation.
Eleonora Mancheva is on the cover of the largest bridal fashion and services edition in Bulgaria - "Svatben katalog" magazine. The new copy of the specialized reference book consists 256 pages, on which suitable for the summer bridal and formal dresses from the most famous Bulgarian and worldwide designers are presented.
oday the most important criterion regarding bridal dresses is to match the style of the lady wearing them, whether it's a luxurious dress decorated with gold and brocade, a suit with pants, or a summer dress with shoulder-straps.
On 13 and 14 June 2009 in complex "St. Constantine and Elena" will take place the most bigger fashion event in Bulgaria "Fashion evenings", which is held for 8th year with the exclusive assistance and kind household of Grand Hotel Varna.
This year a partner of the event is the Bulgarian fashion portal Fashion.bg, which celebrates 10 years from its creation, during which it actively promoted Bulgarian fashion in Bulgaria and abroad.
Spring is the season of weddings. The weather is warm and kind. In the air
hovers love and high mood. Wedding dresses continue to inspire from romance
of the feast. Some designers take a look back to 20's of the last century.
We propose you the accents of this spring actual fashion trends.
Embroidery with floral elements
It is modern the contrast of white dress and decoration of textile flowers. Three colored threads are weaven into flowers - burgundy, black, sailor's blue or dark green.
On its session on Friday the Academy of fashion voted the nominations for the "Golden needle" award for the year 2001. The award for overall contribution to Bulgarian fashion and the "Golden needle" in this category is adjudged to the famous Bulgarian designer Daria Manchenko. She has graduated the Higher school of fashion stylistics, haute couture fashion and costume "Arman Gojel" in Paris and more than a quarter of a century she works in the field of fashion design.