We all need to travel occasionally. Some of us do it for business purposes. And here, our appearance during meetings with professional partners will be essential for professional success. In contrast, others travel mainly for tourism purposes. Whatever your reason for national and international trips, one thing is sure: you will need a high-quality leather travel bag. Why leather? Simply put, because it is one of the most versatile materials nature has to offer, and in the hands of a skilled craftsman, it could be the building block of a fine work of art.
ALLTRUEIST, Montreal's luxury e-commerce store shipping globally alltrueist.com, is proud to unveil a groundbreaking collection that marks an unprecedented step in the fashion industry. This innovative launch emphasizes slow fashion, responsible manufacturing, personalized style, and a commitment to animal-free products – a first in the industry by integrating such quality and diversity in one place.
The textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries employ 80,000 workers in Bulgaria. However, employment has gone down by 20% in the past four years which is a concern. Social partners discussed the challenges and opportunities of the new EU Sustainable Textiles Strategy and focused on both environmental and social sustainability.
Are you looking for a new wallet? This post will give you tips on selecting the perfect wallet that is right for you.
The Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® tanning systems designed by Conceria Nuvolari evolve in the name of environment respect, enhancing the quality of the leather. New governance actions have been adopted by the company. Sustainability and long life are the keywords on which the success of Nature-L® and Graphene Leather® is based. These two revolutionary projects are developed by Conceria Nuvolari, based in Monte Urano (Fermo province), specialized in the production of sheep and goatskins and other top-quality hides, used mainly in the footwear, leatherware and apparel sectors.
The ELIIT Project announced its first 15 selected partnerships between textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors (TCLF) and technology owners/providers. The selected partnerships have received an outstanding evaluation from the 93 proposals submitted to the first ELIIT call for proposals, which closed on 31 March 2020.
The modern guy is now aware that his outfit needs something that will catch everyone’s attention. He needs to look elegant yet comfortable at the same time. Both your top and bottoms have to look good together. But sometimes, there are times that your pants may need an extra layer of security. Using men’s casual belts are a great way to show off your fashionable style while ensuring that your bottom wear does not fall off, literally.
An exploration of the senses, Sensorama is what guests will experience for the Fall/Winter 2020 presentation of Roger Vivier. In a new world imagined by Creative Director Gherardo Felloni, Hotel Vivier transitions from the conceptual to the sensorial. From sight, sound and smell, to taste and touch, Sensorama will give guests a multi-sensory experience while discovering the new collection. “For me, Sensorama is the idea that sensation can make something click in your brain,” says Felloni. “Sensorama is all about the senses and how these are what connect imagination to the mind.”
Men who dress up show their character and image that symbolize self-respect and pleasure. Women may have put various intricacies in the field, but men also make efforts into putting themselves together. Throughout the years, fashion has become a part of everyday life. They may not know it by then, but even the earliest men expressed and carried themselves through self-adornments.
Slowness and speed, confidence and ease. A fast ride on the car, at sunset. Enjoying sunrise walking quietly along the river Tiber. Brioni keeps evolving its sartorial code while keeping true to the roots. Roman roots: an attitude towards dressing that’s nonchalant, probably a bit absent minded, and masculinely so.
Maledetti Toscani carries a history of successful know-how, convinced they have “hell in the mouth and the sky in the hands” they say what they think and they create only what we do best: strictly true Made in Italy, the one made by hours of work and sacrifices, no one told on television by people who speak well and then produces abroad.
The ultimate wardrobe staple for the winter season, a pair of men's boots will add some suave to any look. From off-duty styles such as panelled boots and easy-to-wear Chelsea styles to sophisticated suede lace-ups and simple leather designs, there are plenty of styles to choose from.
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.
Knee-high boots are the perfect accessory to many different outfits, but it can be hard to know exactly how to pair them. They are a tricky shoe to get right, but they can make you feel empowered when you do wear them properly. Here are some of the ways we would style knee-high boots.
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.
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.
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.
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 spirit and emotion of the mid-Twentieth Century British artist. Francis Bacon. John Deakin. Soho. The artist vulnerable yet powerful. Hybrids: classic clothing taken apart at the seams, turned on its head. The maverick male in heritage McQueen. Cut, pieced and patched trench coats, hunting jackets, pinstripes, knits, shirting and military clothing realised with the power and immediacy of a broad-brush stroke. Strength of character, individuality and creativity.
Whether terrestrial or phantasmagorical, no destination seems beyond the reach of Christian Louboutin’s imagination. Embark on inspirational journeys, from sunny Portugal to the snow-kissed beauty of the Himalayan steppes, with a collection of whimsical pieces for Fall-Winter 2019/20 that showcase the Maison’s trademark savoir-faire and creativity.
2019 kicked off with a multitude of men’s fashion shows, providing the industry with the must-have styles and trends for the autumn 2019 buying season. Held in London, Milan and Paris, the 3 fashion weeks were particularly exciting given the recent predictions in menswear market growth. Men’s fashion is undergoing a transformation, becoming more confident and striking with each catwalk show.
A leather belt can make or break a man’s outfit. Once you’ve identified the style, width, pattern and grain you’re after for your leather belt, it is important to assess the quality of your product. But how to judge the quality of leather belts for men? There are several criteria: the maison that produces them, of course, but also the quality of the leather itself, the quality of the buckle and the stitching work. Duret Paris offer a wide variety of leather belts for men which pass those tests with flying colours.
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?
The designer Tom Ford took to the iconic Park Avenue Armory to kick off New York Fashion Week: Men’s with his Fall/Winter 2018 collection. In addition to showing off his latest designs, the Texas-born designer-turned-director also used his runway to debut a new undergarment and timepiece line.
It can be confusing and frustrating shopping for a leather bag. There are many low-quality and fake leather bags on the market. Furthermore, many leather bags' hardware breaks within a season or two. To help you learn how to know the difference between a high-quality leather bag and an overpriced piece of garbage, we have gathered information from expert leather craftsmen to help you understand what goes into making a leather bag.
La Patrie was founded in 2015 and is one of the first tanneries in the world to have industrialized the metal free tanning of precious alligator and crocodile skins.
The fashion highlights for the autumn-winter season 2019/2020 will be featured on the TexTailorExpo by Sara Allwood, Creative Director of The Trend Bunker online platform. She will also reveal one of the most important secrets of the fashion industry - how to predict and create new trends. Seminars are free for exhibitors and visitors to the first edition of TexTailorExpo, which will take place from 8 to 10 November this year at the Plovdiv International Fair.
Exploring the notion of looking back to move forward, the Fall/Winter 2018 collection picks up the John Varvatos ethos - and take it to the streets. Injected with the vitality of downtown New York, the line up reveals an emotive concept with effortlessly cool execution. Juxtaposing the strength of a well-built foundation with an unrestricted movements of an on-the-pulse underground, the 2.0 man underscores his subversive virtues with a laidback confidence.
Bonaudo was founded in 1923, when the brothers Gioacchino, Giovanni and Marco Bonaudo starder Theri tannery in Chivasso, outside of Turin.
Menswear is an elevated take on the utilitarian: authentic pieces have been restudied and revised with innovative construction. Shirting in silk twill, wool, leather and shearling - featuring hand-stitched finishing by master tailors - forms the anchor of the collection, echoing the womenswear pieces.
Dorlet has been devising, designing, developing, manufacturing, creating and selling metal fashion, clothing and leather goods accessories since 1928.
Many people think it would be unfathomable for a man to carry a bag. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are tons of men who carry a bag each and every day. Doing so makes their life so much easier. After all, they have to carry a lot of documents and other items to work. How would they be able to lug these items around, if it weren’t for their hand bag? Just remember that some men’s hand bags are better than others. Within this guide, you’re going to learn about the best of the best.
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.
Etro for the presentation of its 50th anniversary men’s collection — presented at the cavernous Palazzo del Ghiaccio, the ice-skating rink in Milan — recruited the help of local auction houses to re-create the home of a dandy without the walls, with all of the items up for sale.
What made the Wooyoungmi show unlike any of the others was the cool and interesting tie between retro elements combined with country inspired feels with a modern twist. The striking colour palette that had soothing hues drawn from nature such as buttercup yellow, dusky blue, earth tones, maroon and pale grey. The prints added further interest and authenticity to the looks that included stripes, plaid, checks and textures. Modern twists were reflected in the accessorizing, the bags, boots and hair.
Berluti has announced Kris Van Assche as its new artistic director, succeeding Haider Ackermann, who announced that he is leaving the French fashion house on March 30.
They endeavour to make the ordinary extraordinary and the everyday timeless. Rooted in deep heritage, they represent over 130 years of British luxury leather goods at their most refined, with an enduring dedication to unrivalled craftsmanship. Smythson has long catered to the highly discerning, from European Royalty and the Indian Maharajas to the likes of Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh. Influential figures, leading extraordinary lives, from Sigmund Freud to Sir Winston Churchill, recognised the timeless purity of tr heicreations.
These are the typically particular type of sofa which is well designed from animal hides they are placed in places of public interest like hotels, clubs and homes where you can relax. Leather lounges sofa is what makes a living room it does not only enable a look fashionable but also provide a comfortable place to relax after a long day of work. In reality, they are attractive and good looking which makes them outstanding in the market. Also, they provide a comfort zone when a person is relaxing. The leather lounges sofa is excellent in the market.
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The Boots that fit, from personalities and famous actors to the best professional polo players. Boots that are the result of more than 120 years of experience and love for the trade, transferred from generation to generation, from parent to child. A unique heritage and distinctive character that is unmistakably Fagliano.
Christian Louboutin Unveils One-of-a-Kind Collaboration with Disney Studios and Lucasfilm for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
It was a meeting of the minds when Christian Louboutin met with Doug Chiang, Executive Creative Director for the Star Wars franchise, at Industrial Light & Magic, the innovative studio leading animation and special effects for the saga. From their magical time together in both San Francisco and Paris, a galatic collection of Star Wars: The Last Jedi-inspired styles were born to celebrate the release of the new film.
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.
Joseph Cheaney founded the company and moved to the present site in 1896. In 1903 Joseph's sons Arthur and Harold joined the company. In 1930 "Dick" Cheaney, grandson of the founder, joined the company.In 1966 Cheaney won the Queen's Award to industry and was sold to Church and Company. In 2009 Jonathan and William Church bought the company. Their family has been making fine shoes for five generations and they are fully committed to producing the finest footwear entirely made in England.
My family has a small history of shoemaking. In the 1950’s the small towns near Benevento were very involved in the shoemaking industy. Many households were involved in various stages of shoemaking. It was an outworker based system where various parts of shoes were made by different groups of people, and mostly in their homes. Unfortunately in the past 10 years, most of these small workshops have closed due to consolidation of the shoe industry, and the main industrial shoemaking area in Italy is now concentrated in the Marche region.
Bearing in mind the desire of the most exigent ones – connoisseurs, experts, style fanatics – Santoni introduces the Fatto a Mano su Misura. A service, not a collection. Santoni’s unique savoir faire, craftsmanship and tradition are at the client’s complete disposal.
J.M. Weston, traditional shoemaker for more than 120 years, enhances and reinterprets classic codes with audacity through the impetus of its Artistic Director Michel Perry. Building on the excellent craftsmanship of its Limoges factory, the brand continues to evolve, reinventing itself without ever compromising its search for timelessness. Each new style, new leather, new detail of manufacturing is conceived in its workshops to enhance the feet of men and women. More than just a shoe, the loafer, derby or oxford shoe become a walking companion, a reflection of an easy-going lifestyle and of resolute elegance.
George Cleverley is a unique shoe company with an impressive history. Headed by Mr. George Glasgow Snr (Co-owner & Chairman) & Mr. George Glasgow Jr (Co-owner & CEO), it has become world-renowned for handmade shoes & leather goods. Between George Snr & George Jr they attend every trunk show around the world to ensure they meet with clients and keep a personal relationship with their customers.
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 19 September 2017, 5:30 pm: the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Premiere Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 9th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
The world leader in trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry, Premiere Vision continues to further its development, and announces the launch of its marketplace in 2018. In an ever more connected and technological world, Premiere Vision is already positioning itself to meet future market developments.
Master multi-taskers have met their match with Christian Louboutin’s newest men’s bag, Cabado. A FW17 introduction, Cabado is a shape-shifting tote with a twist, converting easily to be worn as a backback with a simple glide downward of the straps.
The traditional final event of the academic year took place on July 5th at 9.30 pm at the NABA campus in Milan. Almost 200 students from the BA in Fashion Design (60 of which attended the course in Fashion Styling & Communication) and 45 students of the MA in Fashion and Textile Design were able to celebrate their hard work with a catwalk attended by press, fashion institutions, companies and influencers, besides their teachers and families.
After a year and a half search across Italy to visit directly with factories in Italy, they've launched HALL MADDEN shoe collection. All three series of shoes are made in Italy in selection of the best factories to represent a variety of pricing to bring the best quality at the best value. From the staple leather dress shoes to fun casual loafers, they're proud to offer our first collection.
MANGO is making a commitment towards sustainability.Last year the firm launched Take Action, a project which includes actions aimed at creating a business model based on sustainability criteria and more environmentally-friendly processes.The firm is currently developing a plan which will include future initiatives in this sphere. One of them is MANGO Committed, a women and men’s collection made up of garments manufactured with sustainable materials, reflecting MANGO’s commitment to continue working in an environmentally-friendly manner and adopting sustainable development criteria.
A year ago, the PREMIERE VISION group inaugurated BLOSSOM PREMI?RE VISION , a biannual trade show dedicated to first collections and designed for creative, luxury and high-end fashion brands. Last December, the success of the show's second edition confirmed the coherency and effectiveness of its underlying concept.
Founded in 2009, Northskull is a men’s jewellery and accessories brand based in London with a focus on creating contemporary pieces that add a stylish element to the attire of the modern man.
Expanding on well-loved slip-on styles in his men’s collection, including the Dandelion loafer, SS17 sees Christian Louboutin introduce a new range to join his beautiful classics – an expanded collection of more casual, timehonored loafers. For the season, a new last was developed; with a curved vamp and higher toe spring, it offers a relaxed, easy, elegant look for the Louboutin ‘homme.’
FENTY Creative Director Rihanna and global sports brand PUMA presented the third installment of the beloved FENTY PUMA by RIHANNA collection. For the rebellious and daring, this season takes inspiration from the halls of FENTY University, paying homage to the kids gone rogue, who hit honor roll and serve detention in style.
For Spring/Summer 2017, Christian Louboutin’s Men’s collection sees two worlds collide in a fusion of shoemaking past and present. Celebrating this convergence of traditional, centuries-old Italian leather manufacturing and innovative, boundary-pushing design, Christian Louboutin demonstrates the beauty to be found when skill meets unabandoned creativity.
C.L.A.S.S., the leading eco-material hub based in Milan and specialized in the integration of a new generation of smart values within fashion and home d?cor, presents the new SS 2018 collection through its partners, highlighting the new generation of values as innovation, research, creativity, traceability, transparency and sustainability. A very new business model and a real supporting tool for companies (not only the “fashion” ones) for lower environmental impact productions. A new concept that contributes to improve the quality of life, properly answering to cultural changes and to consumer’s new mind-set that links excellence to smarter products.
The brand Prada presented their Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show at Milano Moda Uomo. The fashion show was womens and mens - the models walked together on the stage.
That was precisely the objective in studying Milano Unica’s spring-summer 2018 trends: to think differently by combining historical periods, places and people apparently on opposite poles but which in reality share a common meaningful and enlightened contemporary view.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 men’s Hybrids capsule collection declares that the future is now! Fashioned from an innovative use of technical textiles and unconventional material mash-ups, the collection offers a glimpse into a brave new world where sport and luxe synthesize into chromatic, bold entities. An astral clan of sneakers, city shoes and sandals—the Hybrids offer a style for every dimension.
Last July, the PREMI?RE VISION group inaugurated BLOSSOM PREMI?RE VISION, a new biannual trade show dedicated to first collections and designed for creative, luxury and high-end fashion brands. The first edition was a resounding success, winning praise from fashion houses for the relevance and effectiveness of a concept organized to be consistent with the fashion calendar for first collections, and complementary to the PREMI?RE VISION PARIS* calendar, which targets main collections.
The pleasure of travel, the dream to bring together different cultures, the game of connecting past and present and the desire to rediscover historical figures of aesthetic and cultural importance: these are the cornerstones on which MILANO UNICA’s new trends for next Spring-Summer 2018 have been based.
This season, American designer Brett Johnson, founder and creative director of his eponymous brand, BRETT JOHNSON, explores the off-duty sartorial preferences of the world’s most iconic men in design and business. Professionally, these men are internationally renowned fixtures on the global, economic stage. Privately, these are modest individuals who prefer the seclusion of an isolated hideaway often lost in the wilds of the American West and always far away from the cacophony of their professional lives.
Originally from Chester in the North West of England, Daniel W. Fletcher moved to London to study and has also undertaken a number or roles and internships with brands in the capital including Victoria Beckham, Burberry, James Long and Hussein Chalayan. Daniel also spent a year in Paris learning his trade at the houses of Lanvin and Louis Vuitton, the latter of which he is currently designing leathergoods for and therefor splitting his time between London and Paris.
Pristine whites, sunny yellows, midnight blues. Relaxed, yet refined; easy-wearing, yet elegant - the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection inspires a desire to swim, stretch out in the sun, play. And, at day's end, hold a cocktail party, poolside. Or anywhere else you might prefer. For that summer breeze ruffling your hair...is the wind of freedom.
In March 2015 the Zagliani atelier became a part of the Bally brand. In this union that shares a commitment to luxurious design and the highest quality craftsmanship the Zagliani legacy, renowned for its expertise in handcrafted bags made from the softest, most luxurious leathers and exotic skins, lives on through Bally.
A basket-ball court, cheerleaders, popcorn vendors, breakdancing mascots, the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and infamous rapper Busta Rhymes all packed into a 3-D mapping experience set the pace for Philipp Plein’s sports-driven, unconventional and high-geared Spring/Summer 2017 men’s collection.
ZACHARY PRELL launched at wholesale in Spring 2009, amidst the most daunting economic climate in decades. Unfazed, Zachary traveled extensively across the U.S. for the past two years, working alongside sales teams at partner stores to train, motivate and share knowledge. In what has become a tradition, shirt styles were named in honor of family, friends, advisors and colleagues to thank them for their show of support. Zachary loved personalizing the collection and the surprise that came along with celebrating these recipients. The IRVING, named after Zachary's grandfather, was the brand's very first shirt and sold out during the inaugural season.
It’s written in the stars – this is the universe of Versace. Astronomy, astrology, man in space: a wardrobe from the heavens for the Versace man today.
To celebrate 150 years of continuous shoemaking at Grenson, they decided to look back through their archives and recreate a collection of their past shoes that span the decades of the 20th Century.
September 13th, 12.30 pm, the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Première Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 6 prizes of the 8th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Sustainability is an increasingly distinctive and unavoidable value for the fashion industry as a whole. Miroglio Textile gave concrete form to their ethical commitment by implementing cutting-edge printing technologies that reduce the use of water from a minimum of 50% on natural fibers (from an LCA study validated by ICEA) up to 100% in sublimation printing.
When Alessandro Sartori returned from a trip to Marfa, that incredible open-air museum in the Texan desert, he brought with him the inspiration for a minimalistic, casual collection. Wide, roomy cuts, flowing jerseys, colours scorched by the blazing sun. A winter collection that proves there are no seasons.
In celebration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Christian Louboutin has teamed up with the French E-concept store SportyHenri.com to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit. For the project, chic non-performance footwear was created to be worn by the athletes at formal occasions, in particular the Closing Ceremony. The shoe designs take visual cues not only from Cuban heritage but from the athletes themselves. Serving as a strong source of inspiration and guidance, the Cuban athletes as well as several former athletes had an active part in shaping the final collection.
The point of departure is the art of Ligabue and Vincent Van Gogh, especially the agitated lines and bold strokes they used to portray the clothes of the male figures in their paintings.
It soars above the rugged Cuchumatanes mountains, skirts the burning mouth of Volcán de Fuego, brushes the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey, glides through the lush Selva Lacandona rainforests and guards the golden Mayan Ruins of Tik’al. In ascent, a visually graphic abstraction of an unfurled terrain.
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.
Strategic developments, structural changes, a reorganised offer... next 13-15 September, Première Vision Paris will seek to further promote and coordinate the complementary offer of its 6 shows within one homogenous, coherent and efficient event. This reflects a continuity with prior editions, which saw synergies and transversality strengthened between the show's many activity sectors and know-hows.
Spring/Summer 2016 also sees the addition of several new styles of bags to the men’s leather goods collection. Fresh styles include backpacks Apoloubi, perfect for the adventurer, and Explorafunk, suited to an urban explorer. Handheld Trictrac is an elegant and edgy update to the classic portfolio; the Benech Messenger, whether carried cross-body, on the shoulder, around the waist or by hand, is versatile enough for work or travel.
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.
Helen Anthony is the new premium British marque. British in style and design and unrivalled in quality. They tailor the highest quality garments, produced from the finest leathers, yarns and wools, with unparalleled style and haute couture. The designs are contemporary, sharp and daring, yet retain the essential classic elements that make them appeal to the more discerning gentleman.
'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'.
Established October, 2005 with a desire to help discerning men show everyone who meets them that they care about the image they portray. Alexander & Laine garments are created from hand picked fabric mills from around the world and made by craftsman, not machines.
From shaping the last to polishing the shoe and each step in between, the journey of a Christian Louboutin shoe is a tale of craftsmanship worth telling again and again. We follow the life of a shoe at the factory in Naples, Italy, where many of our Homme styles are born.
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.
'Pictures of young African heavy metal loving men named the Botswana Renegades by photographer Franck Marshall, Morrocan colors and reptiles or festive Berlin 'club-kids' spirits were among the many influences of this Freedom themed collection'.
Reinterpreting timeless western styles, Marras placed it in a playful and fashion-friendly realm. A hodgepodge of prints and patterns referenced a southwestern motif. Old western symbols such as the apron or overalls were brought forth in trendy plaids. Denim and leather juxtaposed with fur decorated jackets as well as oversize knitwear. The outlaw was also allowed his opportunity to shine with modern rifts on the leather biker jacket and dangerously sharp suiting.
The design of the Danish Fashion house SAND is driven by passion, creativity and innovation. What started in the 80 ́s, until today grew into an international fashion brand. Cool Scandinavian silhouettes combined with southern European charm to maintain its provocative, sophisticated focus – SAND creates clothes for the way world citizens think, work and live.
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.
Okinawa was founded by its director, Michele Ruffin in the 1990s, and is located in the province of Padova, Italy. Okinawa has been supplying materials and technological processes of what we refer to as ‘ennoblement’ which is to say, the company uses are highly innovative, creative and exclusive, 100% made in Italy, applied materials and finishes that focuses on the world of leather.
LECLAIREUR offers a unique vision of fashion, highlighting the most daring and avant-garde artists and designers in all its event spaces for the past 35 years. LECLAIREUR innovates, discovers and inspires. These values also drive PREMIÈRE VISION, the leading organiser of trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry.
Spring-Summer 2017 is guided by the captivating laws of attraction. This season cultivates good vibes to attract and bring closer very different worlds. It unites softness and performance, encourages rawness and modernity to converse, binds mysticism with authenticity.
JEFF.LTD is a company that is true to the original materials and gives priority to the design, avoiding unnecessary functionality. That's why it can't be swept away by the easy changing trends in modern society and its authentic brand's value is long-lasting.
Annette called her Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection 'Structural Art' and its a 'meeting' of art and architecture in geometric forms, neoprene and denim, fur and leather. The garments are in the typical for the brand clean and unobtrusive lines, giving the perfect mix of comfortable serenity, sensual elegance and refined tailoring.
For Autumn/Winter 2016 Paul Smith embraces his past, exploring some of his design signatures including stripe, print and tailoring.
Charles Darwin in 1859 gave us a theory of evolution, the science of natural selection, an argument for the ‘survival of the fittest’, and a story of how man triumphs. He was an avid explorer in his youth, travelling the world for field study, discovering and collecting specimens, making a Victorian enquiry into who we are. For Autumn/Winter 2016, the collection embraces the spirit of travel and a world newly open to exploration and the gathering of collectibles, but in the way of the McQueen tradition of flora, fauna and memento mori. This is a collection obsessed with the elegance that ‘survives’ the struggle for life.
The new corporate fashion trend is: Big companies from other industries create their clothing collections. As an example, see the automobili Lamborghini collection presented at Pitti Uomo 89 in Florence. On the opening of Pitti Immagine Uomo, Automobili Lamborghini presented its 2016-2017 Fall-Winter collection at the Grand Hotel Villa Medici.
Britain is the crucible of modern tailoring and Alfred Dunhill is proud to continue offering the ultimate in menswear, both through Bespoke and Made-to-Measure. Reflecting the origins of the brand in saddlery, customisation of leather pieces and the creation of unique Bespoke items uphold the heritage of the brand in a contemporary and luxurious way.
The Idris Elba + Superdry Collection has landed! The collaboration between the British hero brand and the Golden Globe-winning actor is anticipated to reign as the definitive lead in premium style for men. esigned alongside Superdry Co-founders James Holder and Julian Dunkerton, the opportunity to collaborate appealed to Elba due to a natural bond with the brand.
For its 32nd edition taking place this January 19th and 20th, Première Vision New York marks a new stage in its evolution. Already known for its premium offer of fabrics, accessories and textile designs, the show now broadens to include leather and manufacturing. The event, already the North American market leader, thus becomes a unique destination for buyers to develop collections, now bringing five activity sectors together under one roof.
I saw them in a shop in Milan and I fell in love with those bags. They are so original and fresh. Below you can see the latest collection of Braccialini bags made in Italy.
Cufflinks are used to secure button shirt cuffs and may also be an item of jewellery for men. Cufflinks can be manufactured from a variety of different materials, such as glass, stone, leather, metal, precious metal or combinations of these. Securing of the cufflinks is usually achieved via toggles or reverses based on the design of the front section, which can be folded into position. In addition, there are also variants with chains or a rigid, bent rear section. The front sections of the cufflinks can be decorated with gemstones, inlays, inset material or enamel and designed in two or three-dimensional form.
For spring/summer ‘16, inspiration comes from independent minds. A gentle rebellion against sartorial tradition sees tailoring rules subverted in sleeveless jackets and bias cut skirts, whilst couture fabrics are offset with naïve screen-printing techniques.
This season, Christian Louboutin graced a diverse mix of New York Fashion Week runways with red soled creations, and nailed the manicures at Cushnie et Ochs for the 4th consecutive season.
Classic coats and functional pieces mixed with elements of regalia. English lace and floor-length satin dresses with leather biker jackets. The Rucksack, regimental tailoring and The Belt Bag in oblong and square. Capes and weatherproof silks are practical and protective.
PHILIPP PLEIN continues his high-octane odyssey into the world of hip-rock, a modern day fusion of hip hop, heavy-metal, rock and rap that takes its genesis in the punk scene.
Fall Winter 2015 at Bershka features a young, casual collection with an urban feel, where the richness of the fabrics and details on the finishes of the clothes will be the common thread of the season. The use of materials is reinvented, enriching them with new finishes such as the worn leather effect or stamped suede, as well as the return of more rustic materials such as velvet and woollen fabrics.
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.
Uniform is at the core of JOSEPH. Simplicity, functionality and ease underpin the collection; a simple white cotton shirt; a white jersey t-shirt; the perfect sweatshirt; a wrap skirt; men's trouser; and a white plimsoll are the foundation pieces. Desirable essentials are developed from the most straightforward version to the most extreme. The collection begins and ends in the same place; an iteration of the uniform.
A return to the beginning of time, in order to create a change in perspective: a pursuit of an essence that generates everything and is necessary today more than ever. Following the thread of an emotional story embedded in the vital magma of contemporary culture, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli accomplish a new stage of a very personal narrative journey for the Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Looking towards a place both real and stylized they leave Rome, the center and horizon of their own aesthetic universe, behind them, and always preserving their invaluable expertise of métissage and savoir-faire, they land in wild, tribal Africa.
This Spring-Summer 2016 collection is about stylistic role-playing, where the heroine passes through various sartorial levels.
It’s 10:30 a.m. and in Terminal 2C, gate n°5, of Paris-Cambon airport, under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, a row of check-in desks line the runway for Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection. Passengers and Chanel Airlines hostesses parade some 99 looks.
'For Spring-Summer 2016, I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way', said the designer - and I think he did it. He managed to introduce a collection, which includes all of the Elie Saab quintessential elements, but in the same time is absolutely different from all his other works.
80s are one of the coolest fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in womenswear. Who says that retro can't be fresh? Oh, yes, it can! Saint Laurent, Blumarine, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Loewe and Missoni are some of the world famous fashion houses, which included the 80s rhythm in their collections for the upcoming cold season.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada presented Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid
This season Agatha Ruiz de la Prada once again plunges into a summery multi-coloured universe with her whirlwind energy and her tongue-in-cheek aesthetic. Reviving the naive femininity of the 1940s - with unmistakable references to the mods of the 1960s – Spring/Summer 2016 presents a refreshing approach to comfort.
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.
Okinawa is based near Padova, Italy, and founded 30 years ago by Michele Ruffin. It has been renowned for its quality and creativity from the start, having always paid close attention to technological processes and materials for clothing, furnishing and accessories, focusing especially on the leather market.
The winter season is going to be very interesting - colorful, lively and unconventional. Trends are diverse and everyone can find something for himself. Colors, fabrics and patterns are combined to show you what will be modern during the coming season.
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.
Gianni Versace S.p.A., usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.
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.
For well over a century, the Louis Vuitton Monogram has captivated the imaginations of men and women from all walks of life. Emblazoned across handbags and trunks, from the treasures we carry to the treasures we keep, the iconic “LV” remains one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.
The British brand Atelier d'Exception will be showcasing their beautiful handbags at Paris Fashion Week this season at ZIPZONE Paris. Housed in the iconic Louvre Museum, ZIPZONE is an exhibition run during Paris Fashion Week showcasing the best of international design.
The Bird of paradise is the key motif of this mid-seasonal collection by the Italian fashion house and designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has been at Fendi for 50! years. He describes the pieces as 'pleasant aggressively' - soft but graphical. We would say that they are both sophisticated and comfortable - relaxed luxury.
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.
“I still remember the sense of wonder I felt when experiencing that simple magic of a kaleidoscope – countless pieces that would shift, rotate and converge, creating infinite images and juxtapositions though constant in their beauty as a whole.” (Andrea Pompilio)
For the debut of its men’s collection for Spring summer 2016, Trussardi has chosen the rooms of the Braidense Library inside the Brera Pinacoteca. The installation conceived and developed by Gaia Trussardi comes from her desire to innovate the way that fashion is presented by combining it with different forms of art. Twenty-three people – actors, models and performers – participate in this event staged in the rooms of the Braidense National Library.
Chloé Pre-Fall 2015 pretty wearable and youthful collection is inspired by 60s and 70s rock stars like David Bowie and Kate Bush and offers high waisted sailor pants, patchwork fur coats, striped knit sweaters, short floral print dresses, wool capes, ribbon tied blouses, over the knee boots and handbags in leather, suede and snakeskin.
From bustling city sidewalks to the streets of Cairo, Christian Louboutin’s Autumn/Winter 2015 handbag collection is made to accompany the glamorous woman on the run.
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.
From 15 to 17 September, the next edition of Première Vision Paris (formerly Première Vision Pluriel) will give concrete expression to the strategic changes implemented by Première Vision, now the sole organiser of this fully integrated ensemble of six shows, all mutually complementary in terms of their offer and services.
An incredible post-modern and futuristic atmosphere is the set-up of the #PLEINPUNK show at Milan ́s Social Music City. An enormous Globe of Death at the entrance sets the mood of the show, with six stuntmen making acrobatic jumps and turns in the location. In the center of the runway more than 65 destroyed cars colored in gold and silver gave the feeling of an art installation. Right before the model ́s entrance a flaming car appeared and drove fast around the set followed by two vintage police cars like a classic chase scene from a movie. American Hip-Hop sensation Tyga kicks off the show performing his hit : Rack City.
An Art Deco-inspired casino – built from scratch in the main hall of the Grand Palais – set the stage for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection, replete with slot machines and roulette and blackjack tables manned by croupiers. Meandering through this chic Cercle Privé casino were a selection of handpicked guests, with Karl Lagerfeld adding to the excitement by inviting A-lister friends of the house (around 20 in total) to sit at tables in the casino’s center. Kristen Stewart led the way, followed by Julianne Moore, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabelle Huppert, Rita Ora, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Lily Collins. Joining them were Vanessa Paradis, accompanied by her daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Alice Dellal and Violette d'Urso.
Traveling in style, accompanied by an ever-changing soundtrack, adopting other cultures and worlds as a tool for writing one's personal story through clothing is the journey that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have embarked on for Valentino Men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, presented on June 24, 2015 in France during the Paris Men's Fashion Week (June 24-28, 2015). The result focuses on the man and his inalienable individuality.
Singer & actress, Selena Gomez was spotted leaving Tori Kelly's Album Release party at celeb hot-spot, The Nice Guy in West Hollywood. The brunette beauty donned leather leggings by Montreal based brand, LaMarque paired with an over-sized striped t-shirt & cream vest.
Kean Etro presented a modern multicultural collection, inspired by 'the cyclical symbol of life - a paisley' - which is 'The Tree of Life', according to a Persian legend. Pieces are fresh, wearable and stylish. Used materials are luxurious, prints are intricate and colors - rich. They bring sense of traveling, dreams and beauty. The collection is urban-oriented with references to the exoticism of the Far East.
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.
LaMarque Collection was born from the innovative mind of fashion designer Ifigenia Papadimitriou. The Montreal-based contemporary brand specializes in leather jackets, leather and mixed media sportswear, down-filled puffers, and Italian wool coats with leather detailing. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection marked the debut of the LaMarque brand, although the design and executive team behind the brand have more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry.
'Elegant, yet easy-going; crisply chic, but casual… Berluti's new Fall/Winter Collection combines savvy silhouettes with comfortable materials. For a wardrobe with tailored spirit, but a sporty personality', says the note for the brand's latest creations.
Louis Vuitton's Men's Style Director Kim Jones dedicated brand's Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection to the fashion designer and artist Christopher Nemeth. Every aspect of the collection was defined by the designer's admiration for Nemeth's work, whose woven rope motif became the emblem of the show.
Contemplating the works of the flemish renaissance in a museum, wandering into a gallery exhibition modern photography, a foray into abstract art on a walk through town: time travelling between the centuries, meandering between the genres and schools of art, whilst still capturing the zeitgeist. ’In the moment’ is the idea of self-discovery behind capara’s Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection. Inspired by the depth and complexity of the landscape painting by flemish renaissance artist Pieter Breugel the elder, on the one hand, and the modernity of the works of Katharina Grosse and the photographs by Viviane Sassen on the other, the collection really strikes a chord with the here and now.
The Fall 2015 Dior Homme collection is positioning itself as a set of references under the leadership of Kris Van Assche, the House’s creative director. It’s a locker room recovered from memories of the uniforms of college boys and grasps the essential aspects of masculinity.
For the presentation of its Cruise 2015/16 collection, Chanel heads to the ultra futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – the Zaha Hadid-designed exhibition and performance space – in Seoul, South Korea. Structured silhouettes in sweet, eye-popping hues effortlessly marry South Korean influences with Chanel hallmarks. The mood proves energetic with avant-garde leanings, as Karl Lagerfeld revisits local culture in a broad sense, from traditional dress (the hanbok) to sugary K-Pop aesthetics.
With the beginning of spring Cartier presents its latest collection ‘C de Cartier’, which is as fresh and colourful as this time of the year. The ‘C de Cartier’ bag dazzles in an array of vibrant hues that shimmer with Parisian sparkle, perfect for expressing an cosmopolitan attitude and style expertise.
John Varvatos Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection is inspired by 'historic images of legend Bob Dylan in Central Park during his musical heyday' (1965) and includes many trenches and leather coats, completed with criss cross belts and luxurious beaver furs.
As the marque enjoys new heights of modern day success, Maserati continues to innovate and further establish itself as a global luxury automotive player with an expanded product line on the horizon. In fact, the 2015 Ghibli was just named Most Popular on Edmunds.com awards. This growth is further underscored by the strengthening of its all-Italian partnership with one of world's leading fashion designers and authority of 'Made in Italy' excellence, Ermenegildo Zegna, the maison of Trivero, Italy.
H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials, using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen and organic leather to create pieces of great individual style. The collection, worn exclusively by actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde in the campaign, will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.
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.
Riccardo Tisci reinvents the Givenchy Woman for his FW 15 collection through a clash of cultures.
Today, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015), Louis Vuitton fashion house presented its latest womenswear collection full of fur, animal prints, miniskirts, and leather.
Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig often rule the red carpet – and with good reason. Their dramatic collections never fail to include show-stopping gowns and exceptional eveningwear and the Fall 2015 collection, shown at New York’s regal St. Regis Hotel during New York Fashion Week, was no exception.
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.
The Philipp Plein woman for pre-fall 15 is wrapped in dreamy muted shades of lavender, gray, violet, foggy white and sky blue, along with pastel pink and jet black. Sophisticated looks in coordinated skin tight studded leather pants and matching jacket under a fur vest or slim tailleur with zipper accents.
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.
For the Fall/Winter 2015 Kenzo menswear collection we look towards individuality, survival, protection and the functional. We welcome the unknown with inimitable curiosity. We celebrate the signs of others and observe symbolism as communication through cult scribbles, care labels and unique prints. we are a community.
'Amazing designs for powerful and brave women. Incredible experience! If you have been following me on Internet, you have realised that over the past few months, I have been talking a lot about my mutation. I have been transformed into a Megababe. Everybody else is beginning to talk about this change and the anxiety it makes them feel. I will be ready to disconnect soon, go to heaven and be perfect'.
For Spring-Summer 2016, this exclusive fashion information area is keeping a travelogue entitled 'Transcontinental Modernity'. It is taking us on a series of Round Trips between Hong Kong & Milano, Shanghai & Cairo, München & Cape Town, New York & Jaipur, Los Angeles & Antwerpen, Venetia & São Paulo.
As in a Hemingway novel, intense and vibrant solo characters make up the story of a new collection that focuses on the need to outline the essence of male beauty - virile and sensual, but with an underlying softness.
Moonage daydream: an alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today. In the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion.
Lanvin Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection offers: linear, military, minimal, gray silhouettes, a variety of textile patterns (tweed, flannel, Prince of Wales check, hounds tooth), all-in-black looks, embroidery, metallic details and little chains, layering.
The classic outfitting of the male wardrobe is renewed by glam rock details, like the tuxedo jacket and the classic cloth topcoat with leather ergonomic sleeves. The glossy, silver coloured zips emphasize cuts and pockets of jackets, trousers and blousons, and printings and little contrasting inserts renew the dress shirts.The trousers, often reaching the ankle, make the silhouette slender and the slim lines enhance the essential design. The materials are precious and smart and give an image both stylish and vaguely snob of the night-time world.
Last night (January 20, 2015) Italian designer Roberto Cavalli presented his Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection in Italy, during the Milan Men's Fashion Week (January 17-20, 2015).
Last night (January 19, 2015) Italian fashion label Brioni presented its Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection in Italy, during the Milan Men's Fashion Week (January 17-20, 2015).
It's been a very exciting week at Pitti!! Co-founders and designers, Byron and Dexter Peart, of WANT LES ESSENTIELS have been taking guests on a galactic voyage of discovery with their completely rebranded Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection. Last season, the beloved travel and accessories brand launched footwear with two key styles, and this season, they are launching into the world of footwear with innovative new styles in metallic leathers, exotic skins and textured finishes.