When we here about knitting, we usually associate it with old people sitting on a cozy rocking chair slowly knitting your mittens. This has always been a widespread preconception about knitting, but, the truth is, you should not really consider knitting to be just an old people’s hobby. There are a lot of reasons why people knit, which is why there are also a lot of knitting stores out there that are offering yarn bundles for people who love to knit and want to get the best yarn deals at the same time.
As we approach the end of the summer months, everyone starts to think about what kind of fashions might be coming in for the autumn. Of course, you will always want to stay ahead of the game, and this means that you will be on the lookout for the kind of fashion that you should invest in, so that you’re ready for autumn to arrive. With this in mind, we have worked hard to put together a great selection of fashion ideas that will see you right through late summer and into early autumn.
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.
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.
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.
Stockholm’s Filmhuset forms the backdrop for the Tiger of Sweden Fall/ Winter 2018 collection. Alongside the rolling fields of Gardet just next to it, the building stands out against the sky with its radical architecture. Some would call it brutalist, we would rather describe it as humanist. However it is what goes on inside this building that truly matters. It was built as a haven for the art of film-making, filled with cinemas, production companies, costume rooms, a library, set-designs, studios and more.
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.
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.
With all the glitz and glamour at Paris Fashion Week Namacheko added a unique flavour that was reflected in the head turning ensembles of the Swedish/ Kurdish label. Launched by brother and sister duo- Dilan and Lezan Lurr, the brand has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2017.
Ever rebellious – Raf Simons waged a full-fledged war against the current cloud of street-wear styles hovering over the fashion world. In the time where some of the biggest names in luxury fashion are ditching luxury for street and sportswear, none more evident than Louis Vuitton's selection of Virgil Abloh as artistic director earlier this year, Raf vowed to focus on traditional menswear garments, even for new generation.
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 “Responsible Innovation Collection” represents a new level of smart innovation linked to responsible, eco-centric production. The collection uses the best high-tech, natural-based materials, combined with FILPUCCI’s dying & finishing expertise. This gives customer’s real access to a new, fashion-forward aesthetic, where quality and smart uniqueness in these new, more responsible yarns, deliver a new textile era of sustainable fashion solutions that are driven by ethical and natural values.
Blossom Premiere Vision unveils the latest developments, innovative materials and colour trends for Spring/Summer 2019
This 12 and 13 December, the Palais Brongniart in Paris will welcome the 4th edition of the PREMIERE VISION Group’s latest exhibition: BLOSSOM PREMIERE VISION.
The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) will roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities as part of the Made It campaign, with the support of Marks and Spencer.
The first autumn winter collection celebrates a natural and effortless style approach inspired by British menswear from the boy next door nonchalance to subversive sartorialism. Savile Row traditions combine with British Oddities in slim and sculptured styles paired with relaxed outerwear for a slightly undone and youthful effect. Sporty silhouettes are contrasted with the use of distinctively English heritage fabrics in wools and plaids blurring the boundaries between function and fashion, formalwear and sportswear with a signature effortlessness.
Kufner is a fully integrated company with a 150year old tradition located in Munich, Germany. Its 520 staff in four production sites on two continents produce about 150 million meters each year. The vertical integration includes production stages weaving, knitting, finishing and coating as well as production of thermo-bonded nonwovens and warp production.
With 312 exhibitors from 36 countries (2015: 273 from 33 countries) and a growth rate of 14 %, Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017) launches its biggest event ever. Held in parallel to Techtextil, Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials in Frankfurt am Main, will showcase, for the fourth time, all the stages of the value creation train in the textile industry, including design technologies, IT, the various processes and procedures for cutting, sewing, seaming, embroidering and knitting, as well as technologies for finishing, textile printing and logistics. And Texprocess will be offering additional stimulus for the sector with the first ever Digital Textile Micro Factory.
H&M Studio unveiled its latest runway show in Paris, a “see now, buy now” S/S 2017 collection inspired by the power of love, grace, strength and passion of ballet, featuring both womenswear and for the first time, menswear.
Richard James Autumn/Winter 2017 Camofleur collection starts its surreptitious journey just a short step from Savile Row in a covert corner of the neighbouring Royal Academy of Arts, where it squints, scratches its head and stands in awe before the astonishing, jarringly geometric work of camofleur Norman Wilkinson’s top-secret Dazzle Section.
Premiere Vision defined some of the main trends for Spring summer 18. It sets forth with a fresh and witty outlook to trigger a desire for innovation, imagination and deliberately optimistic future scenarios.
Desigual has returned for a show at New York Fashion Week presenting its Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, which has been given the name EXTRAORDINARY.
Acclaimed actor John Malkovich has a new stage: fashion design. Since childhood, John has had an interest in clothes and fashion photography. He even studied costuming at university and, to this day, does costume design for theater. He walked the Comme des Gar?ons runway when no actor would and was featured in campaigns for Prada, Antonio Miro, and Armani, among others.
Tommy Hilfiger is pleased to announce the launch of the Tommy Hilfiger Holiday 2016 collection and global advertising campaign, Hilfiger Holiday Voyage, featuring the brand’s global women’s ambassador, Gigi Hadid, alongside Francisco Lachowski. Shot in New York by photographer Gregory Harris, the campaign channels Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2016 nautical theme as Gigi hosts a festive party aboard the “Hilfiger Line.” The Holiday 2016 collection will be available in Tommy Hilfiger stores worldwide, select wholesale partners, and online at tommy.com, beginning November 8, 2016.
The brand showed off its Spring/Summer 2017 wares on “real” people. Italy’s finest – an architect, a gypsy poet, actor, classical dancer, and tattoo artist among them. But the point was that the clothes work beyond the catwalk, which is often the ongoing issue: does it work in real life?
Pringle of Scotland is the iconic brand founded in 1815 at the birthplace of the Scottish knitwear industry. From the beginning, technical innovation has led to the creation of knitwear as outerwear and it became one of the first luxury knitwear manufacturers in the world, having expanded throughout Europe, the US and Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries.
With respect and support of natural beauty, Paade Mode offers quality, handmade, organic and functional limited edition range of contemporary clothing for boys and girls up till the age of 10.
Ease, freedom and creativity in a refined contemporary balance. Intense hues that intertwine fine leitmotifs throughout the collection. Patterns play a fundamental role in the dialogue between clothing types.
A new story begins, a page turns. Single threads meet and intertwine, weaving a narrative that grows, building upon itself. A protagonist materializes; a plot unfolds. Motifs appear and recur as markers on a path, leading to an end that is in itself another beginning.
The journey of the menswear collection begins in 1960s swinging London and moves to a dusty exotic world. Traditional, sharply cut Savile Row tailoring in sober shades gradually becomes more exotic and opulent, inspired by India during the Empire period, where the palette and iconography is fully embraced, from safari colours to sun-bleached leopard prints and exotic landscapes to ornate embroideries. Jewellery fit for a Maharaja reference the lavishness of the time and the spirit of the 60s adds a dandified irreverence to the collection.
You will never find a wool or a textile necktie in the wardrobe of a British city-gentleman. He would wear a wool tie only in his countryside mansion, while knitted ties would leave with please for the people of art, science, literature and journalism, for their real or supposed rebelliousness and anti-conformism.
A signature black palette glimmers with touches of red, gold and silver while heads are topped with cool wide brim hats. Leather jackets are often air-sprayed byhand like graffiti murals and blazers are covered with shining superhero crystal pins.
QANTAS once again turns to Australian Merino wool as almost 3000 pilots fly high in suits made from the natural fibre. Qantas pilots will receive a new uniform for the first time in 13 years, with more than 30,000 metres of suiting fabric needed for the pilots’ wool suits.
'Our collection is an ode to the fans of idols past and present. To the plethora of positivity that permeates a crowd at a maxed out concert. To the joyful obsession and energetic adulation that abounds amongst the masses. It is after all, music that brings us together'.
If you are searching for something ultra-warm, very comfortable, 'trendy chic' and with care for the details, for the next cold season, Eden Park Fall-Winter 16/17 collection will grab your attention.
DAKS menswear collection took Milan Fashion Week once again as its main stage, for the Fall Winter 2016 season Creative Director Filippo Scuffi honored the label’s London heritage.
Like the 24-hour cycle of a day, the collection opened and closed with darkness. The opener was a high-hemmed jacket and wide straight pants in rugged, almost-black blue cotton above a black knit accented by another knit—this one raspberry—both hemmed with irregular castellations of moth eaten-ness. At collection’s end, a cluster of black looks were elevated both in fabrication and decoration—they included an all-black Hendrix-flavored hussar’s jacket—but they were still black.
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!
Constant investment to deliver an increasingly ecologically sustainable printing method and a project dedicated to the importance of our heritage. These are the two objectives for Miroglio Textile in 2016.
'We looked within this city /New York City/ we love and found details, experiences and monuments that molded our collection. The Brooklyn bridge was one of those monuments. A bridge crosses and expanse of water and is ultimately about connection. The Fall collection is about bringing these experiences to life through a rich Nautical filter'.
'I've always kind of been inspired by the colors of ship containers. When you think about the process of shipping and receiving goods, and when you see that people now turn them into homes, it started making sense. We made the lining of jackets with a pulled back photo of containers, and that was the starting point for the color palette. I wanted it to be seasonless, a bit lighter and softer'.
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.
In the next winter collection Brooksfield lines up generation-less garments, designed to create a concept of relaxed elegance to everyone who wears them: father and son can share them because each contributes their own personalities to their outfits.
'The new universe of Versace - Fibre optic tracksuits, space-age metallic trenches, sleek tailoring and astrological prints. The Versace Fall/Winter 2016 man is a pioneer and his ambition is as big as the universe', says brand's statement.
'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.
The fusion of tailoring and technological sportswear continues to serve as the grounding philosophy of Z Zegna for Autumn / Winter 2015. The brand ’s innovative new stance, which debuted in Spring Summer 2015, is reinforced by an intelligent new collection that builds upon the brand ’s sartorial heritage with a ‘Be Your Own Style’ frame of mind.
Every Anecdote garment is offered in a wide range of colors and each collection is based on anecdotes about Jet's and her family and friends' lives. Easily combinable sweaters, vests, cardigans, dresses, scarves in a wide range of colors - nothing too pretentious.
Welcome to Anecdote. A ready-to-wear collection of classics brought with the story of today. Simple and sophisticated essentials in everyday chic style. Wool skirts, dresses, hats and gloves, denim tops, bottoms and dresses, cashmere trench coats and much more.
Braided knits - Shapes look braided, knit panels are interlaced and knotted. Belts are elaborated in plaits and generously wrapped. Stitches are inspired by French braids and transformed into complex twists and braids, cables are wavy and intertwined in gauges 5 to 14. Jacquards, intarsias and prints trace out curly hairstyles. Yarns play on contrasting counts.
Avelon's latest collection is full of rich fabrics, inspired by the wandering nomads. It offers A-line silhouettes, sheer tops, chic ethnic cardigans, graphic printed skirt, leather pieces in burgundy, slouchy knitted dresses, baroque skirts, oversized blankets.
From November 2-8, a dedicated window display at well-known concept store Colette will be showcasing pieces from the new Sonia Rykiel Christmas 2015 collection, with sales running in exclusivity until November 15. The entire collection will then follow in the Sonia Rykiel store network and soniarykiel.com.
The next fashion trend for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Premi?re Vision Paris, that we'll take a look at, reveals the key Jackets fabrics...
Tradition, heritage, experience and visually overwhelming and stunning imagery that Ekaterina comes across, form the basis for all her collections. Spring/Summer 2016 sees Ekaterina on her journey exploring folk inspired prints and patterns, which are reinterpreted in a way that is distinctive, authentic, true to her brand DNA and vision.
We continue our overview of the top fashion trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Première Vision Paris, with the key Coats fabrics...
This collection was named 'Mirror the World' and it's about saving Venice (and the rest of the world) from the effects of climate change.
Horizon: a clean and clear naturalistic line of beauty, looking from the past into the expanse of the future. In the Spring-Summer collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, strips away many extraneous elements to concentrate on a purity of line and precision in technique to find an ease for the future.
Francisco van Benthum is an Amsterdam-based menswear designer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990's. His vision included 'exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men's fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions'.
Robbie Williams created the Farrell line as a tribute to his Grandfather, Jack Farrell - a notable dresser on the Stoke-on–Trent scene. The latest collection of Farrell takes inspiration from the past while remaining firmly rooted in the present, offering clean modern cuts in classic shapes.
Re.Verso™ is the first and only platform for re-engineering wool and cashmere materials for fashion. It was created and developed in Italy by a group of companies who lead the way in this field, who now, after only one year can boast some great achievements in the short time since its launch, at Première Vision last year where the inaugural Re.Verso™ collection of fashion fabrics was presented by A. Stelloni by Mapel.
Sportswear, function and a generous splash of retro-futuristic shimmer come together for a high-fashion extravaganza in H&M Studio AW15. Taking cues from the late 60s futurism this collection blends sporty skiwear with rich colours and embellishment.
In September, the global event for fashion professionals presents the fashion information and seasonal directions of its 6 shows in 16 forums, over more than 5,000m2 of dedicated areas. These showcase the exhibitors' most creative and innovative products, selected by the Première Vision fashion team.
Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera, famous for her elegant and classy womenswear pieces, now presents her fresh childrens' fashion collection for the upcoming cold season. Wool, knitwear and cotton bring warmth in boys and girls' wardrobe, while loose forms offer infinite possibilities for different combinations.
British designer Julien Macdonald enters the world of menswear - later this month, he will show his women's ready-to-wear collection during the London Fashion Week, which will include a few men's looks, too. 'I have always been interested in designing menswear collection, but I've never really found the right time to do it until I was hit with inspiration when designing my current women's collection', said Macdonald.
Lauren Tormenta will present a collection inspired by Medieval Castles during Couture Fashion Week New York
New York City designer Lauren Tormenta will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week New York during the upcoming 22nd season of the prestigious event. The fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the Big Apple.
Drawing references from military and the great outdoors, the utility trend fuses a masculine aesthetic with genuinely useful design detailing. This couldn’t be further from past interpretations of military – there are no silver buttons or embroidered epaulets – instead, look out for bomber jackets, overshirts with pocket detailing and workwear-style trousers.
New season, whole new sartorial mood. To prepare you for the trends ahead, we’ve compiled the ultimate Autumn/Winter lookbook. Styled by Topshop's Creative Director Kate Phelan and modelled by girl-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid, it's full of outfits you didn't even know you needed yet.
Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson presented his label's collection for the hot season of the next year in June 2015 during the London Collections: Men. He said he wanted to show something 'laid-back, Zen-like', reminding an 'imaginary world that a child might create for himself' - and we think he did it.
he Ninetyfive family of yarns expands in the name of sustainable-cashmere knitwear. Now there are two sources of these “double life” yarns with an eco-friendly message. They are among the finest yarns by Filpucci, a company which combines its textile research expertise with a passion for exploring new sustainable alternatives.
From a very young age, we have been intrigued by the notion of a voyage, of traveling and the exploration of the deserted. When creating this collection for Summer 2016, we think of the man who makes these roving forays across uncharted lands. We imagine his strong, experienced, utilitarian and purposeful silhouette. We consider his practicality and resourcefulness.
The campaign message is clear and is realised through checkerboard game knits, #PoliticiansRCriminals badges pinned to the models' lapels and roulette wheels emblazoned across T-shirts - including brand's official backstage tee.
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.
On Friday night in London, a high-octane tribe of dystopian desert dwellers descended upon the LCM runways for Todd Lynn’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Draped in immaculately tailored yet unconventional blazers (a Todd Lynn signature), oversized biker jackets, transparent knitwear, and shorts, the men and women of Todd’s misanthropic world marched in custom made Christian Louboutin boots set to a rousing soundtrack from Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange.
Currently in Italy runs the Milan Men's Fashion Week (Milano Moda Uomo) from 19 to 23 June 2015. Prada is one of the fashion houses, which presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection during the event. Really short shorts, interesting knits and wide-shouldered tops are the key elements of the collection, which was presented by both male and female models.
TESS GIBERSON speaks to an expanding global audience of strong, empowered women. The line is recognized for its cool, effortless and creative aesthetic with a distinct knitwear component. Designer Tess Giberson’s focus originates largely from the influence of her parents, both artists, while growing up in rural New Hampshire in the early 1970s. They raised Giberson with an emphasis on craftsmanship and creativity, traits further cultivated when attending Rhode Island School of Design.
You have to go way back to find a moment when mega-bombshell Scarlett Johansson remotely resembled the off-beat women that Peter Jensen has built a career on, but he’s found it. Turns out his muse is not so much Birch herself, but the film that started her rise to fame – 2001’s Ghost World, the story of two high-school graduates (Thora Birch’s Enid and Johansson’s Rebecca) pouring scorn on the small town they live in. That sounds more like Jensen, and the results are appropriately quirky and charming.
Trompe l’œil marble veining on the body like tattoos. New space-dyed patterns in wide, uneven and blurred bands like television static. Coloured metallic inlaid within the graphic patter of wood and marble. The alluring marquetry of cuts, patterns and textures. Graphics of the materials from postmodern interior design, like works by Richard Artschwager.
'This Versace collection is stripped back to the Versace soul. Stripped because I took off all of the decorations. You are going to find a pure Versace soul that stands on its own', said Donatella Versace about her Fall-Winter 2015/2016 creations.
Not every man can afford to travel to London or Rome for fitting and ordering custom-made suits, but the new technologies give the opportunity to have something special on a reasonable price. For others it is not a problem to fly to the fashion capitals for a luxury piece. There are good offers for both options. Let's take a look at some of them...
Sarah Burton takes the notion of the female form and deconstructs it to discover the darkly romantic woman underneath. Her silhouette grows organically in three dimensions, as strong and natural as a flower. England’s symbol is the rose, a symbol of strength and fragility, forever on the brink of dishevelment.
Celebrating freedom. Exploring classics. Teasing sensuality. Composed silhouettes slowly unravel to reveal a woman’s sensibility. Fabric extensions are layered, wrapped around the body or simply worn loose to create fluid pieces that nonchalantly fall away to reveal a subtle sexiness.
Made-to-order is a production approach where items are not manufactured until a confirmed order is received - nowadays this system is getting more and more popular, because it saves money, time, space and worries to the manufacturers and fashion retailers and gives customers the feeling of uniqueness. Today, we are going to present you 10 made-to-order fashion products, which offer high quality and personalisation...
One of the hottest trends in men's wardrobe for the Spring-Summer season of 2015 are Stripes - vertical or horizontal, wide or pin, monochromatic or colorful, on knits or tailoring, from head to toe or on separates - the choice is yours and combinations are countless.
Gaia Trussardi contrasts sleek seduction with the aplomb of the uniform in the TRUSSARDI Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection. The silhouette is sleek and clean yet full of contrasts.Oversized coats with dramatic martial allure, caban jackets and short menswear-style jackets are worn over slip dresses and camisoles that follow the body's curves.
On the screens, with a background of gradiated neon colours we see a curious face tilting her head towards us, as she spoke. “Welcome to Kenzo SS15. KENZO would like to remind you there is no planet B. Please protect what is precious.” Her name is Knola and she is a real person despite the avatar appearance. She’s quintilingual and a global citizen and as her voice vaults from English to Chinese to Japanese to French to Arabic, mirroring the way we live our 21st century lives today, traveling from one place to another in what feels like a much smaller world.
In the old factory building Old Sorting Office in the industrial area of New Oxford street – the Tiger models marched along a rough catwalk to the strains of futuristic synth music. For Tiger of Sweden’s Autumn Winter ’15 collection, the understated post punk look from the German synth band Kraftwerk has served as a great inspiration.
Fresh view of effortless but confident dressing in Paul Smith Fall/Winter 2015 during London Fashion Week
With tailoring a strong focus of the collection, a more muted palette than usual predominates. Khaki and charcoal grey sit alongside midnight black but with punctuation points of vibrant colour never far away; whether in a dusty pink woollen suit jacket or a baggy mustard yellow shearling duffle.
The total comfort of knitwear, the ductility of jersey, the texture of yarn that becomes an aesthetic dimension that creates new fabrics: the Emporio Armani collection has a strongly urban feel, characterised by the presence of jersey as a highlight and knitwear as an unusual detail.
Flatbed knits compose an imaginary botanical inventory to make Spring-Summer 2016 silhouettes blossom. The shapes and textures of flowers inspire stitch-plays and clothing volumes. Tops, skirts and dresses unfurl like delicate floral whorls, in luxurious blooms.
It is sometimes forgotten that the uniform is a testament to equality. At work and at war, the dress uniform has long stood as a symbol that all men are equal in the face of duty — sharing equal honour, valour, and truth — and this season the house of McQueen uses that tradition to take apart the class separations associated with the British heritage silhouette.
Agnès B. opened her first shop in Paris in 1975. Since then, she has been creating timeless pieces for every collection, mixing classic fashion codes with streetwear style.
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.
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.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2015 collection includes: painterly and graphic prints, luxurious but understated leather and suede coats, knee-length daywear dresses, long and lean silk dresses, crystals adorned distressed jeans, Nordic-inspired heavy knit sweaters, boyish pantsuits.
Two light boxes suspended above a black lacquered wood floor dominated by Marc Quinn’s painted bronze orchids.
Gabriel Baradee graduated from Japanese studies (Bachelor) in Vienna and Berlin and received his Diploma from ESMOD Berlin (Ecole Supérieure des Art et Techniques de la Mode). He could gain international experiences in London and Tokyo. Highlights of his career so far have been the establishment of his label by the “moving showroom” concept with fashion shows in Berlin, Vienna and Zurich (2009), the collaboration with Eva & Adele for the Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, and the “Best Newcomer Award 2012” of the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle. In January 2013 he showed his work at the lavera Showfloor during the Berlin Fashion Week. Since 2011 he annually presents his label at the MQ Vienna Fashion Week.
A special, exclusive revival of United Colors of Benetton knitwear from the seventies and eighties. Veritable classics of Italian taste, reproduced in the original colors, with luxury yarns and sophisticated knitting techniques. To be worn with the same natural elegance and spirit of the times in which they were originally created. Their essential, innovative design makes them still remarkably contemporary.
Green in a variety of shades - olive, bottle, khaki, pine, hunter green, forest green, moss green - is definitely one of the key colors in men's wardrobe for Fall-Winter 14/15.
Earlier this year, 40 years after his debut, designer Giorgio Armani presented his Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection, named 'Echos of Armani' during the Milan Fashion Week. It responds to Armani's design philosophy in creating simple wearable timeless silhouettes, a.k.a easy elegance.
Robert Noble was originally established in Galashiels, Scotland under the name of David Ballantyne in 1666 and today - almost 350 years later - it combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology to serve some of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
This winter, H&M is celebrating the holidays with a spectacular campaign and festive collection. Global superstars Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are the stars of the campaign, singing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 new album Cheek To Cheek. The extended version of the commercial premieres at hm.com on November 25.
It takes two to Tango in Argentina but only one to belly dance in Cairo… and so, inspired by a recent boat trip along the Nile and other exotic destinations, Ted’s menswear is full of thrilling precision and rhythmic with this season.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
Stylish, sophisticated and impeccable. With Distinction, international fashion house McGregor offers today’s gentleman a formal line that anticipates the working man’s wardrobe needs. McGregor Distinction sets the right tone in any situation - from a business meeting to an informal dinner - with tasteful tailoring. Undeniable Italian influences in the cut and materials give the collection a distinct flair. The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter collection combines formal and casual influences. Picture a sharp cut blazer above the perfect five pocket, combined with a slim shirt and the finest of knitwear.
Discovered Spring-Summer 2015 collection features a combination of bold prints and more subtle, traditional pieces.
The main theme of Toga Virilis Spring-Summer 2015 collection is the American West.
Cotton Pouf is a Bulgarian company, which produces hand knitted pouf furnishings, accessories for your home, personal fashion items for ladies.
Federico Curradi, the creative director of Iceberg, has been inspired for brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection by Bruce Wayne - the famous philanthropist of Gotham City, who wears the tweed in his every-day life and high-tech clothes when he becomes Batman.
For Fall Winter 2014, the Pucci girl goes in search of a savage chic. Creative Director Peter Dundas creates a quasi-primitive, luxury-kissed landscape for her journey, drawing upon the decorative cultures of ancient Native American and Inuit people. Drawn in earthy colors and rich with intricate handcraft, a surge of animalistic energy pulses through the collection. But the savage is cut with the civil, leaving a rigorously chic refinement wafting through the air.
Fur and knits are the key elements of Fendi Fall-Winter 14/15 menswear collection, designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi and presented in Milan earlier this year. It is graphic, luxurious, stylish and pragmatic.
Louis Vuitton introduced Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Paris Fashion Week. The show started promising, with many effects and did not disappoint the viewers to the very end.
In addition to its exhibiting weavers offer, Première Vision presents a space dedicated to knitwear experts at Hall 6 South.
The platform dedicated to creative flatbed knits brings together hall 6 south international knitters, as well as spinners, knit studios (at Indigo), and machine manufacturers: four complementary activities dedicated to the development of knit collections.
Today we are going to take a look at some of the top trends in womenswear for the upcoming cold season. It will offer something for everyone - from romantic fairytale gowns through comfortable sportswear to bold leopard prints.
Jelena Jankovic graduated bachelor's degree of Fashion design this year at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'Spirits Of The Past'. It is inspired and created under the influence of ancient techniques such as knitting, dyeing, wood processing
Bulgarian fashion designer Nikolay Bozhilov had his international debut during BERLIN FASHION WEEK 2014 (8-14 July). He presented his newest collection SYMBIOSIS at his fashion show at lavera Showfloor.
'It was kind of conservative, because I thought that was the only new thing possible', said Miuccia Prada of her latest menswear collection, presented yesterday (22 June 2014) during the Milan Fashion Week. This collection brings the spirit of the late 60s and early 70s with somber hues and evident stitching.
United Colors of Benetton revealed its proposals for the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015. Unique silhouettes and fabrics spreading along freshness and uniqueness.
Inspired by the tropical island Bali and the Brazilian culture and heritage, Animale Spring-Summer 2015 collection is light, floral, embroidered, feminine and draped and was presented in Brazil during the 37th Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
Youthful energy, 60s vibes and beautiful knits are the key ingredients of Iceberg Resort 2014 collection. It includes also A-line mini skirts, snug knit cropped trousers, wavy stripe separates, tailored jackets. Garments are soft and summery.
Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein's creative director, presented brand's Fall-Winter 14/15 womenswear collection during the New York Fashion Week.
Warm and cozy are the words that best describe these sweater dressing and knits that look tailored.
Mohair and yarn are main fabrics and patchwork is part of the whole gentle feeling that garments bring. Relaxed comfort, minimalism and elegance.
Brazilian label Lilica Ripilica, specialized in children's fashion, presented its collection for 2014/2015 hot season on April 3, 2014.
It's inspired by a fantastic balloon journey over three American places: Nashville, Hawaii and New York.
Ukraine-born knitwear designer Ekaterina Kukhareva, who launched her line in 2009 after graduating from Central Saint Martin's with BA in Textiles in London, presents her Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection called Skazka (A Fairytale).
Producing unique knitted fabric, her label is known for its luxury hand-made trimmings.
In February 2014 during the Milan Fashion Week Emilio Pucci's creative director Peter Dundas presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection full of swinging fringe dresses, fluffy fur coats and lace up trousers.
'Full force bohemian goddess with a slightly nomadic vibe' - that's how the experts describe the creations.
Famous Italian fashion house Missoni known for its colourful knitwear designs presented its Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection on February 23, 2014 in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week.
'A very feminine girl in men's oversize outerwear', said brand's designer Angela Missoni about her new collection before the show's start. But the main accent was the innovative way in which the designer worked her textures - mostly via pieces that look woven but are actually knits.
Growing up in California, 'Star Wars' was a 'big obsession' for Rodarte designer-sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. And they've decided that their collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 is the right place to show it including the images of Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Yoda in a few of their garments, shown on February 11, 2014 in New York, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Fashion designer Axel Hardy (Axinia Hadzhieva) creates unique and cutting-edge clothing made of personally developed yarns from organic cotton, linen, silk, soy. Her garments present Bulgaria in Europe's fashion world for years. In December 2013 the models were shown at the exhibition in O2 Arena in London, UK.
New Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2013/2014 kids collection includes beautiful dresses, tops, skirts, outerwear and eye-catching accessories, like sunglasses, bags and tiaras - to make young ladies stylish, modern and elegant.
The world famous Italian fashion brand offers some really impressive girls wear outfits.
This collection presents floral dresses, lace dresses, bright knitted cardigans, cozy suits and eye-popping outerwear, like coats and trenches.
The World's Premier Fabric Show Première Vision will take place from 17-19 September 2013 at Parc d'Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte.
The hottest men's suit fashion trend for Spring-Summer 2013 is the retro style of the 20s, known as 'Jazz Age'.
Gentlemen are elegant and stylish wearing a suit. They can create a classy and romantic outlook for themselves for every situation with one well-fitting suit.
So, let's see what are the offers from some of the world's best known fashion brands...
'East Side Story' is the name of Sibling's Spring-Summer 2014 collection for men, which was presented on 17 June 2013, during the London Fashion Week in Britain.
The wood is a traditional gift for fifth anniversary and the wood theme is a key part of Sibling's collection, because 2013 is the fifth year of brand's men's range.
So, the wood theme was amplified by jacquards and a backdrop derived from the woodgrain work of artist Richard Woods.
Key ingredients: Sporty look, lightweight woven knits, cartoon touch, panels of circular links and diamond lattices, shorts, three-quarter-length trousers and deep V-necks.
MANGO is Spain's most popular fashion brand around the world. Its new MANGO Kids clothing brand goes on sale from 18 July at the MANGO online store.
The new line of children's clothing, aimed at children aged 3 to 12, will include both basic clothes and more on-trend garments, and will also adapt some of the best-sellers from the women's collection for girls: the so-called 'mini-me'.
United Colors of Benetton Fall-Winter 2012/2013 introduces modern classics through the use of contemporary craftsmanship, celebrating colors and the use of color as only the brand can!
The prevailing mood across the women’s, men’s and accessory collections is inspired by English heritage and outdoor dressing, reinvented through the creative use of bright colors, and the application of new fabrics and computerized knitting technologies.
Take a look at collection Fall/Winter 2012-2013 of the Bulgarian brand for men's fashion Styler.
A big variety of machine knitted sweaters, long sleeve blouses, shirts, jeans garments, trousers, jackets, suits as well as accessories - scarves, hats and gloves offersStyler for the Autumn-Winter season. The main colours used are blue, lilac and red. The models are in sport-elegant style.
On the threshold of autumn, when the summer remains a memory and autumn and winter dictate changes in our wardrobe, the young Bulgarian designer Evgeni Petkov-Eugenio presents us his new collection for Autumn-Winter 2012/2013. Yes, once again it is Eco and represents some of the strongest fashion trends for the autumn-winter season - Eco fur, black leather, baroque lady and knitted sweaters!
From 18 to 20 July 2011 in New York takes place the SpinExpo exhibition for fibers, knitwear and knitted fabrics. SpinExpo released 10 trend boards which give a clear idea of the incoming mood, direction, color, and textural elements for Fall / Winter 2012 - 2013.
Organized by independent textile specialists, SPINEXPO TM presents a truly international top level offer in the field of fibres, yarns for knitting, circular knit and weaving (fabrics and upholstery), socks, laces, labels and technical textiles.
Life’s contrasts, that inspired the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for her paintings come to life in the haute couture collection of the designer from Ruse – Vesselina Pencheva.
Her new summer collection for 2011 was presented with a great success during the Fashion week in Johannesburg, South Africa. The painting of Frida Kahlo impressed Vesselina Pencheva, who creates exclusive fashion for more than 10 years in South Africa.
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.
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.
Julia Jurevich, Miss Bulgaria 2007, will present our country at the world fashion exhibition in Geneva
During the new photo session Julia was dressed in amazing knitted bridal dress. It is designed by Evgeni Petkov, who will present Bulgaria at the Eco Chic forum – a world fashion exhibition, which will be held in Geneva. 43 fashion designers will take part in this forum. Among them will be the famous designers Rick Owens and Diane von Furstenberg.
Evgeni Petkov's models are inspired by Bulgarian folklore. The dress, which he will present, was specially made by 100% natural fabrics. The knitting dress is unique because it was made by natural wool with linen lining. It is arranged with Eco-cotton tracery from Germany.
Every woman, who wishes to look original and exquisite chooses boutique or unique clothes. An excellent choice are the fine hand knitted blouses.
At Fashion fiesta Albena 2007 the company from Rousse IvMan presented their collection boutique hand made knittwear for summer 2007. The combination of youth and love towards hand knitting make every garment, designed and produced by the IvMan team unique. The models are made of high quality yarns - cotton and silk, mainly in the modern for the season light colours. The natural materials ensure comfort in the hot summer days and evenings.
Alexander Serafimoff is a russian designer who creates knitted dresses illustrated with colourful landscapes and animals. He uses "%100 natural" yarn (sheep's and llama's wool as well as cotton).
"It definitely seems to me that nowadays the 100% organic yarn is not existing on sale. At present, if you see (at the label of yarn) an inscription "100%" you should realize that it's implying no more than 95%. The "hidden" rest (from 5% to even 10%) contains viscose, lavsan and so on -- "things" that make the knitwear made by "natural" yarn more "yielding springing" and less creased. Therefore I have to say that my "organic" knitwear is APPROXIMATELY organic..."