Authenticity is the new luxury. Rules for the weaving of genuine Harris Tweed cloth from the archipelago Islands off the West Coast of Scotland are incredibly strict and were recorded as acts of Parliament over a century ago. Genuine Harris Tweeds are produced by just a few mills and many are hand woven by crofters living a self sustaining life on the island ensuring a very low carbon footprint for the fabric. The Harris Tweed Authority hand checks all production and authenticates it with the famous orb logo.
Have you heard? The new breed of formal menswear is here. Yes, it’s the Travel Suit, and this blog is all about it. What it is, why it is worth getting much more is to follow below. If you want to travel in style, this article is for you. Business or pleasure? Have you ever been asked that by an airline employee or a friend before heading to your vacation? Probably. But, why not both?
Sydney is a popular tourist destination for a good reason: you can find almost everything that you want to find if you visit. This does include numerous fashion opportunities. In fact, most people that love fashion and visit the city are highly surprised by what they find. We all know about the beaches, culture and luxury retreats Sydney villas. Few know about the many chic corners that will make you wonder how you will carry the bags with you back to the hotel.
Neiman Marcus opens its first Manhattan location in New York City’s newest, most exciting and innovative shopping and dining destination, Hudson Yards, on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. This spectacular store boasts a customer-centric shopping experience throughout three levels of luxury fashion, digital innovation, and delectable dining, all located on levels 5, 6, and 7 of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards.
More than 25 years after the inauguration of the new workshop, Cesare Attolini is a tailor’s shop that is very Italian and international at the same time, with garments that are exclusively “handmade” produced in its workshops. A hotbed of style, turned to by men from all over the world wanting to ensure the character of their elegance remains exclusive. A workshop of timeless elegance, where creativity and wisdom come together in a union that is prodigious to say the least. A place where the word luxury is a verb, an active word, alive, not meaning ostentation but rather a unique, intense, discreet experience based on shared values. Significant customisation in particular.
The leading retailer of luxury fabrics - Bagley and Son Ltd announced it would be expanding globally. The company, which prides itself on unique e- commerce project, will announce to sell and ship cloth / fabrics globally via the brand-new luxury store online: http://www.bagleyandson.com to the public.
Luxury retailer 11 Honor? made a debut at New York Fashion Week with a Shopify-powered catalog that allowed attendees to shop off the runway using QR codes.
Loretta Caponi, a symbolic atelier of Florentine craftsmanship, famous for lingerie, home wear, luxury tableware and beddings, will present its ready to wear ladies Autumn/Winter collection for 2019/2020 on Friday 22nd from 10am to 6pm at Palazzo Parigi, Milan.
The story of Bemberg™ heritage has shaped a new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise delivering a new face of Bemberg™, the original material for modern living.
Walking into the Montblanc area at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is like stepping outdoors, taking a stroll through luscious greenery and breathtaking mountain vistas and valleys. Against this natural backdrop, Montblanc introduces its latest watchmaking collections including TimeWalker, Star Legacy, Heritage and the new 1858 timepieces inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s conceived for military use and exploration. The design of the booth combines natural wood, plants and rock evoking the beauty of mountain landscapes and bringing visitors closer to nature.
Luxury men’s slow wear brand, KA/NOA announced today in Florence, Italy, that well-known actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey is joining the company as a business partner. Founded in 2017 by Italian born Bruno Grande, KA/NOA is a fast-developing men’s brand that is 100% Made in Italy, from the yarn to the label, and a personal project initiated by Bruno Grande and his wife Valerie.
Buying good shoes has always been a very good idea. The focus has to be on quality and value, and the more you focus on finding great shoes, the better the results will be. Rieker shoes for example are very good and they are always very easy to use and adaptable to your own needs. It’s a great idea to push the boundaries and take things to the next level as much as possible.
Breitling, the Swiss watch brand with a worldwide reputation for luxurious high-performance timepieces, hosted a dazzling celebration of its entry into the Chinese market with a red-carpet gala night at Beijing’s breathtaking Phoenix Center on November 20, 2018. International movie stars and Breitling Cinema Squad members Brad Pitt and Daniel Wu were on hand to mark the occasion, along with surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh. They were joined by personalities from the worlds of fashion, high society, sport, music, and film, including Japanese fashion designer Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi, South Korean actress Shin Se-Kyung, Chinese actress Qi Wei, and Chinese actor Li Zonghan.
If you pride yourself on your attention to detail, you don’t need us to tell you that a good watch can really complete a look. Yet with so many on the market, how can you possibly know which brand of timepiece to choose? Today, we’re looking at the best watch brands that are top choice with the rich and famous. Basically, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to…
Attitude is identity. In a world choked by material overabundance, luxury is no longer in maximalist declarations that scream the wealth of their owner, but in the small gestures that speak of care, of attention, of love. Self-possession becomes the only currency by which to measure true worth.
Henry Ewan Golding was born on 5th of February, 1987.He is a Malaysian actor, model and television host. He has been a presenter on BBC's The Travel Show since 2014. He is best known for his roles as Nicholas Young in Crazy Rich Asians and Sean Townsend in A Simple Favor.
Berluti’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pre-Collection by Haider Ackermann is an exercise in quietness and sartorial serenity: devoid of all distraction and visible ornament, clothes have a way of unveiling their artisanal know-how, clean architecture, hidden details and rich natural textures.
Carl Stuart started out as a one-man business over fifty years ago by Walter Grimes. It is still a Limited Company with approx. sixty-five staff and is now run by Walter's daughter Jane. The business has enjoyed a huge success since those early days and is now one of the few remaining truly bespoke tailoring businesses in the UK. As well as building a reputation for quality and excellence over this period, it is also interesting to note that many of their customers and staff have remained loyal to us throughout. Indeed some members of staff have been with the company since it's inception.
From St Moritz and Aspen to Kitzbuhel and Courchevel, this season the Billionaire man and his band of jet-set brothers are to be found high up in the mountains. As the sun sets over snowy peaks, they gather in an exclusive men’s club for an evening of apres ski entertainment. Some fly in from a business meeting on their private helicopter and others come straight from a day on the slopes, but they all arrive dressed to stand out in the crowd.
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.
Everyone loves diamonds. For centuries, diamonds have been prized for their lustrous beauty. They are the stone of choice for engagement and wedding rings. We wear them in jewelry, royalty wears them in crowns and tiaras, and the world’s biggest and most expensive diamonds sit in glass cases in museums. Without a doubt, diamonds are always a girl’s best friend, but can men wear them too? Let’s find out.
Constancia Bags is born in the heart of Tuscany, from the passion and tradition of full grain vegetable tanned leather. A leather shop that is attentive to the smallest details of its creations, to development, design and workmanship, in order to guarantee the best to the final recipient, and to generate something unique and original, using only quality leathers.
THE EVENT - SPIN AND SPUN! On Thursday 19th, starting from 6pm, the Via della Spiga Boutique will host a special Happy Hour and DJ set : the guests will have the chance to enjoy the iconic Spun chair by Magis while spinning a nice selection of craft beers!
Style means knowledge, careful choice of materials and exclusive, sometimes unrepeatable techniques. Style means passion. It means the thrill of choosing a fabric and thinking that one day it will be worn by a man who knows how to combine elegance and spontaneity with innovation and perfection. A man and his life, his dreams, his emotions. A fabric that will become part of a unique story.
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.
The National Chamber for Italian Fashion - a non profit organisation that promotes the development of Italian Fashion
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion.
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
The importance of selecting the best natural fibres directly from the markets of origin, has been the cornerstone of Zegna’s pre-eminence in the luxury fabric market. A positive and fair relationship with the communities, regions and countries was essential for the success and for the constant improvement of fibres.
Do the words “taste” and “elegance” still have much meaning these days?* Or are they being edged out by the most opulent and narcissistic behavior? – This is me thinking aloud because I am struggling to come to terms with realities of certain situations. In this hell of opulence I believed that elegance need to be noticed, not excessively displayed. I guess, in a DANTE way, I need a Virgil who can take me out of this inferno. Alberto Vedelago comes to my rescue as my mind is cracking up.
Escorial is a rare and luxurious wool from a small sheep originating from the Spanish Royal flocks of El Escorial, today only to be found in small numbers in Australia and New Zealand. The story of Escorial wool is one of remarkable rediscovery. Once a fibre prized by the 15th Century Spanish Royalty, Escorial's heritage, authenticity and rarity combine to make it the pinnacle of luxury today.
Many of us will be familiar with the beautiful sight and fluffy feel of the fur like soft rug used to decorate rooms inside the home. Having these rugs in a room, help to create an inviting and warm ambience and they reduce noise making them perfect in family living rooms. How many of us know that these rugs are made from sheepskin. Sheepskin also known as lambskin is the hide of sheep with the wool still attached to it.
Fusing tailored men’s wear with oversized ripped torsos the line depicts an interesting dichotomy between couture and street - the main idea in Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
Nina-Maria Nitsche previously worked at Maison Martin Margiela. She joined the brand in 1989 and, for the following 23 years, worked closely with the designer. After the designer’s resignation, in 2009, Nitsche took over the creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela.
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.
Watches are one of the most popular fashion accessories these days. They are not only looked upon as timepieces, but also as fashion symbols. Expensive timepieces are a depiction of one’s class and status. If you are planning to gift your lady an exclusive watch, look for one with diamonds on it. Diamonds are said to be a woman’s best friend. Branded watches, embedded with diamond pieces, are perfect gift items for the feminine gender.
For his first-ever jewelry line, Kanye West has teamed up with the most coveted jeweler of '90s hip-hop, Jacob Arabo. Dubbed Jacob the Jeweler by legends like LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z, Arabo’s opulent and classic style was a no-brainer for the Yeezy collaboration.
One of our favourite menswear brands from Germany – BRACHMANN – unveiled anothr great – classic collection during the fashion fest in Berlin. The BRACHMANN menswear collection Spring/Summer 2017 is inspired by classics such as maritime sailor shirt and trousers, the duffel coat and Guernsey sweaters.
The name Tom Ford is already synonymous with the highest of high-end luxury suits and menswear garments. His new spring/summer 2017 collection continues right along with that trend (with a helping of luxe minimalism thrown in for good measure).
Porsche Design and Dezer Development Announce Grand Opening of first-of-its-kind Porsche Design Tower Miami
The Porsche Design Tower Miami, one of the world’s most highly-anticipated luxury high rise developments, has come to life, creating an unmistakable architectural and engineering masterpiece. Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development, and Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group will commemorate the Grand Opening of the first-of-its-kind Porsche Design Tower with an exclusive event held on Saturday, March 18 in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
The move follows the departure of Brioni's creative director Justin O'Shea in October and comes at a time of transition for the company, which is attempting to establish itself as a leader in luxury menswear.
Palazzo Pitti reopens the Sala Bianca to fashion shows, those that have led to the creation of the acclaimed Made in Italy. This will take place on January 11th, with a celebration in pure Italian style for the 45th anniversary of STEFANO RICCI’s founding, a leading company in the production of 100% made in Italy luxury menswear.
Simon Dowling can create tailored garments to suit all your sartorial needs. Work suits, weddings, eveningwear and overcoats all feature in our product range.These garments are created in conjunction with the best luxury fabric houses from across the globe. Loropiana, Dormeuil, Holland & Sherry and some artisan mills have provided cloth for our store over the last five years confident in the fact that their name will be attached and associated with a quality garment.
The classical splendor that is the Royal Palace of Madrid in the Eighteenth Century continues to inspire us today. The restrained opulence of the Berniniesque exterior housing centuries of Spanish art and ancient culture. The luxury and resplendence of princely elegance on display reverberates within us today as design handed down for generations lives again in the collection from Cifonelli for Fall/Winter 2016.
Hickey Freeman is a manufacturer of suits for men and boys, based in Rochester, New York, US, founded in 1899. The Hartmarx Corporation bought the company in 1964. In August 2009 India's leading textile and apparel company, SKNL, bought Hartmarx in bankruptcy proceedings. In 2012, Authentic Brands Group, LLC (ABG) finalized, its acquisition of the HMX Group, which includes the Hickey Freeman brand. In 2013, Grano Retail Investments Inc. acquired the Hickey Freeman assets including the factory in Rochester, NY.
Today, we are going to present the most expensive suits in the world. Most of these suits are necessarily reserved for the superclass: The world’s leading businessmen, celebrities, and world leaders who can afford to spend more money on a single suit than you can afford to spend on your car (or even your house). Such is the nature and allure of the exclusivity inherent in these, the 10 most expensive men’s suits in the world.
Berluti is pleased to announce the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director. The appointment is effective immediately and the designer will present his first collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2017.
For too long, the playboys, fortune-makers and empire-builders of the world have been forgotten. It’s time, once again, for these icons of masculine power to rise and take their rightful place at the centre of the sartorial stage. Billionaire presents an extravagant, rich wardrobe for mature men who are unafraid of who they are and who they want to be.
Beckett & Robb makes clothing for men who want world-class products at a fair price. They’ve spent a lot of time pounding the pavement to make that possible, value quality and design, which is why they make everything in Western Europe. The company believes in being transparent about how they make products, and are happy to talk about the origin of all materials used, where they manufacture, and the work environment for tailors. They’re a quality-driven brand that makes luxury products accessible.
It is already 25 years since Dormeuil created one of the most beautiful fabrics of modern times. Given the name Amadeus it immediately conjures up the essence of genius and beauty as one thinks of the music of Mozart.
Clerici Tessuto, founded 1923, is one of the most important textiles manufacturers for the luxury sector, with ranges for men's and women's clothing, accessories and home furnishing, covering the entire finishing cycle of silk and other natural fibres.
An international editorial photographer covering fashion, events and bespoke hand made luxury goods. Love being behind the camera and visually expressing myself. To help communicate and express ideas, stories and narratives through photography.
'Our garments represent our understanding of style and workmanship, whether made in our Italian officinas or in our very own Monterey, California workshop. As makers, manufacturers, and purveyors of utterly distinctive design sensibility, we are committed to bringing you an iconic, American brand whose quality is second to none, all inspired by our heritage in the Monterey Bay Peninsula'.
During the years of the economic boom in Italy, Raffaele Caruso, a master tailor of the famous Neapolitan school, decided to move to the province of Parma in 1958. He opened a bespoke tailor's shop in Soragna to serve the area's affluent clientele and hired two seamstresses, who later became his wife and his sister-in-law. Caruso carried on his business with such great determination and commitment that, like many other entrepreneurs in that magical period of transformation of the country, he eventually created a large company of 600 employees. Caruso spa is today a leader in the production of Italian tailored men's fashions.
ISAIA was founded in Naples in the 1920s thanks to the intuition of Enrico Isaia, forefather of the family, who opened a fabrics store for the most renowned tailors in town. In later years, Enrico set up a small workshop next to the store, where skilled craftsmen made tailor-made men's clothing.
Michael Bastian is a luxury American menswear designer born in Lyons, New York, a small upstate town near lake Ontario. Upon graduating from Babson college in 1987, he moved to Manhattan, taking his first job as an assistant buyer at Abraham & Strauss. Subsequently taking on roles of increasing acclaim at world-renowned institutions—Sotheby’s, tiffany & co., and Ralph Lauren—Bastian was appointed as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman in 2000. It was during his five-year tenure there that he was inspired to introduce his eponymous line, Michael Bastian.
A sartorial tradition with an undisputed cultural heritage, which recalls the unconventional but innate and refined charm of this region. A wonderful colour palette, that evokes ancestral traditions and endless landscapes in fine textile masterpieces.
The event was held at the the Zegna's Rodeo Drive boutique on June 8, 2016. Among the celebrities, who joined it were L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and actors Julian Morris, Justice Smith, Mo McRae and Terrence 'J' Jenkins.
Every stage of the creative process, fro the sketches to the final fittings, is cared out on the third floor of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. One hundred years of following a tradition of perfection where errors are unacceptable; where one's profession is cherished because handmade does not stem from elite craftsmanship, but from pure art.
Since 1842, the Dormeuil name has been associated with the finest fabrics for men's clothing of classic elegance and impeccable cut. Softness, comfort and refinement; a Dormeuil suit provides incomparable ease, and enhances the personality of the man who wears it.
D. Jones' Bench-Made suit making process uses all of the measurements, art and preferences of custom suit making, but your suit is made by a tailor and a sewing machine with hand finishing. Bench-made suits are handmade, therefore, they are luxury suits for men.
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.
Ermenegildo Zegna is one of the biggest global producers of fine fabrics (2.3 million metres per year) and the largest menswear brand (600,000 sleeve units suits) in the world, producing suits for its own label as well as for world famous brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dunhill and Tom Ford.
Edgardo launched his own brand AQUAZZURA in 2011, when he was only 25-year-old. He aims to create stylish yet wearable footwear for today's woman balancing between modern design and impeccable craftsmanship.
GANDHUM introduces luxury fabrics which step away from the conventional - Silk / Cotton blend suiting and a Velvet / Corduroy contrast evening jacket are a couple of standout pieces.
The Italian luxury tailor Brioni announced it would hold its next show on July 4 in Paris during the women’s couture season, dumping its usual June Milan men’s wear slot.
Alessandro Michele presented his Fall-Winter 2016/2017 men's collection for Gucci fashion house earlier this year in Milan. Brand's inspiration for this collection was Cartoon Character Snoopy and Italian Fashion Designer Walter Albini.
Since 1989, the team at David August has skillfully crafted the finest custom men's wardrobes. Led by CEO David August Heil, the brand provides tailor-made suits for the most distinguished of business leaders, sports professionals and entertainers.
Conor Matthew Mccreedy is an artist, best known for his paintings made in varying shades of blue. In 2013, the SA Style Awards named Mccreedy the "Most Stylish Business Personality" in South Africa.
'The Blue of Monte Carlo' was the Tuesday night motto when French luxury automobile brand Bugatti celebrated its lifestyle collections in the Principality of Monaco. An exclusive evening, hosted by Bugatti in partnership with Monaco Luxury group, was held at the Fairmont hotel, which saw as invitees Bugatti owners and their guests.
A Hand Tailored Suit is a Dublin-based atelier, creating custom-made bespoke garments for Men, Women & Children. The brand offers perfectly fitting handmade garments for all types of occasions.
The constant search for the rare and luxurious is woven into the history of Dormeuil. Founded in 1842, Dormeuil has sought out the most precious materials wherever they are in the world, travelling to remote parts of the globe, tracking down the most exquisite examples of precious fibre.
Tech and policy leaders joined artists, economists, global CEOs and other influencers at New York Times luxury conference
Entitled 'Luxury Beyond Product', the fifteenth edition of this invitation-only event explored the dramatic ways the luxury industry is changing in its quest for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world.
Kim Jones is a British fashion designer, born in London, UK, in 1979. In 2011, Jones was named the new style director of Louis Vuitton's men's ready-to-wear division, replacing Paul Helbers who held the position for five years.
Daniel and Lade is the leading online tailor made-to-measure retail platform in the UK for bespoke, custom men's suits. The company aims to offer, easy and affordable for customers, high quality tailor-made custom clothing and accessories for special occasions and everyday life.
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.
Stefano Ricci is an Italian menswear designer with more than 30 years of experience. His eponymous brand (which is one of the Top 20 European made-to-measure men's suit brands) was created with the idea of offering 'the highest standards of the hand-made tradition'.
'What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the House. I am very grateful to Hedi Slimane, and the whole Yves Saint Laurent team, for having set the path that the House has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary brand'.
'This collection, combining traditional French, foreign, aristocratic and military influences into a new, modern urban style, celebrates that inspiring tradition of openness and adaptation. Scottish tartans, French Jacquards and Japanese wools are used for a variety of riffs on classic fraks, relaxed streetwear and cuirassier uniforms.'
The 44-year-old designer was part of the label's team since 2010 - he started as part of the meanswear team and in 2011 was promoted to creative director, overseeing the men's and women's collections. He brought new ideas into the 'DNA of the brand', but it is time for change obviously - which is a common event in the men's fashion world lately.
The atelier's detailed measuring process takes nearly 40 points of measurements. Each J. Tooe garment is cut from luxury European fabrics, fully canvassed with horsehair and crafted to customer's exact fit. All garments are made in the UK for 6-8 weeks.
Brioni is the name of an island in the Adriatic Sea, close to the coast of former Yugoslavia. Before World War II it was a favorite getaway for the rich Europeans, and later - a favorite vacation spot for Yugoslav leader, Marshal Tito. Nazareno Fonticoli and Gaetano Savini chose the name of the island for their brand for two reasons...
For Fall/Winter 2016, Canali presents a collection that is an exercise in equilibrium, one in which contrasts take center stage. Luxurious and studied elements come together for a seemingly minimalist look as shapes, materials and colors are combined in unique and purposeful ways.
DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.
For the next cold season French designer Nicolas Ghesquière accomplishes a captivating adventure through both time and the heart of the MAISON LOUIS VUITTON, unearthing the glorious vestiges of a visionary trunk-maker and recasting yesterday's creations for today's tastes.
Tessitura Monti collection is the stylistic reworking of a travel on three evocative sensory dimensions:
* an urban itinerary;
* an exotic-tropical journey;
* a virtual trip through digital network.
A fair and refined personality - this is the distinctive feature of the company's Spring-Summer 2017 Collection. Looking at the male total look, where the suit is still acting the main role with its tartan fabrics and sophisticated designs distinguishing the style of the contemporary man, the shirt element becomes an accessory without loosing the basic importance.
“The idea of ‘the hybrid’ is intrinsic to the collection,” says Kris Van Assche. “Today, people don’t just fit into one box, they fit into many and all at once. There might be an idea of the New Wave or Skate that somebody has grown up with, but it is what those things and people have grown into now that matters. Traces of memory and tradition can still exist, but these happen without nostalgia: this is the hybridisation of now.”
'As menswear design gets increasingly more exciting each season, the Spring-Summer 2016 runways were full of inspiration. From London and Milan to Paris, new developments included plays on minimal design and Eastern influences, as masculine looks were balanced with a delicate femininity'.
Braid & Mackenzie is a British luxury brand offering sophisticated menswear, timeless style, highest quality, wearable comfort and impeccable attention to detail. Its made-to-order service allows unique personal approach to every customer both on spot and online.
In March 2012, Yves Saint Laurent officially stated that Slimane would replace Stefano Pilati as brand's creative director. And under the Slimane's governance YSL has become one of controlling conglomerate Kering's most powerful brands - the sales doubled in his first two years at the brand to almost $800 million annually in 2014.
Creating a fair that breathes in synch with the urban environment means generating a series of flows, triggering a virtuous network of influences, offering a wider audience the opportunity to approach luxury in its truest form. But it also means, for the operators, looking at reality and let themselves be inspired by it. Fashion is not locked in an ivory tower: it makes sense when it looks at reality to rewrite it and imagine a new one.
One of the USA's leading purveyors of custom menswear, Q Clothier creates luxury suits, slacks, sport coats, shirts, furnishings and more. Q's unique combination of retail stores along with a national team of professional clothiers allows Q to present clients with the ultimate in customer service.
SECOO, the high-end service platform, announced to have received the official authorization of the world class tailor-made men's clothing brand "KITON", and SECOO began to play an important role as partner of KITON in China. The cooperation between the two parties is expected to be diversified and deep rather than focused on e-commerce.
In an are of steeped in an ancient weaving tradition where pristine waters flow, the Fratelli Tallia di Delfino wool mill came into being in 1903. The world renowned brand is highly regarded for its high-end menswear fabric and recognised world-wide for its mastery in the production of the finest luxury suit cloth.
As you know, Mark Vanderloo is one of the most famous male models in the world. He was born in Waddinxveen, the Netherlands, in 1968 and has been the primary model for Hugo Boss black-and-white print ads and billboards since 2005. One of Mark's most recent works is for the Ettore Bugatti Fall-Winter 2015/2016 advertising campaign and lookbook.
Giorgio Armani: 'Guardiola's Bayern is a winning team that plays a quality game, and is composed of motivated athletes with an international scope. That's why I decided to once again work with a highly important football club, creating an entire Made to Measure wardrobe for them. A tailored suit is a true contemporary luxury, which is perfect for a top club like Bayern and adapts naturally to the athletes' bodies'.
The forces behind APT are Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim with history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, with strong background in graphic, textile and product design, who men while living in Rome. They both are inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa and share a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
On October, 20th, 2015, Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner was spotted wearing the Porsche Design '1919 Datetimer Series 1 Titanium & Rubber' during the House of Remy Martin 'One Life/ Live Them' Launch Event in New York City. The collection was developed by the Porsche Design Timepieces AG based in Solothurn Switzerland and it is perfect for today's contemporary business traveler.
Galia Lahav is a bridal and evening haute couture design house, which masters in the art of creating luxury dresses. Galia Lahav dresses are not modest rather extravagant and intricate in beautiful design. With her famous illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace, she has created a brand, which is a household name in bridal. All the dresses made in Galia’s studio are hand made by the top seamstresses in Israel and finest luxury sewing techniques. The brand can be found in over 40 stores around the world in Europe, Australia and the United States. Since the company was founded, Galia has been on a conquest to redefine fashion for women by creating worlds most sought out dresses.
'Avelon likes to be subtle, but we are strong when we need to be. You will see Avelon when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. Avelon likes to be smart without being boring, to be casual with flair. We do not like to shout, we prefer to whisper. Avelon leads by following itself'.
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'.
Elie Saab Fall-Winter 2015/2016 haute couture collection offers sense of Byzantine, Ancient Greece and Egyptian elegance with its antic gold chaplets, bracelets and earrings.
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.
Provocative evening gowns, bright pastel colors, chic V-neck tops, skinny trousers, 70s style short dresses combined with tall boots, autumnal floral and leaf patterns, fine lace, a sense of luxury - you can find all this and much more in Atelier Versace Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli presented an all-about-Rome haute couture collection for the upcoming cold season at Piazza di Spagna, Rome. The fairy tale gowns are like a poem about the Eternal City in chiffon, silk, organza, tulle and velvet.
As BGFN previously reported, in July 2015 was held the Inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's and US fashion designer John Varvatos was chosen to close the event. After 13 years in which he showed his new lines in Milan, Italy, Varvatos supported the new fashion platform, presenting there his Spring-Summer 2016 collection.
All shades of gray, from pale pearl to brilliant silver, platinum and haematite: this is the leitmotiv of the Renato Balestra Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2015-2016.
For what would be glamour if not the art of transforming women into beings of light? In a tribute to Lola-Lola, the mythical character of 'The Blue Angel' movie, this collection tips its hat off to the famous costume makers of the great American cinema and Paramount, Gilbert Adrian, Jean Louis, Orry Kelly.
This collection was inspired by the Tudors and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth for her ninetieth birthday: an homage to a monarch who, in the 20th and 21st century has been an example of great style, elegance, civility, discretion and extraordinary balance.
GREEN SHOWROOM and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are Europe's biggest platforms for green fashion during Berlin Fashion Week. A new avantgarde as well as established labels showed fashion, accessories, beauty and well-chosen lifestyle products which reconcile luxury and design with sustainability. Highlight of the trade fair was the glamorous Salonshow.
The garden of earthly delights: a vision of innocence and experience, simplicity and luxury, beauty and decadence through the eyes of Flemish and French masters of both art and craft. In the Autumn-Winter Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the Old Masters of Flemish painting and to the artisanal masters of haute couture to provide a synthesis of historical form, technique and artistic gesture to arrive at the point of today.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
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.
Carolina Herrera's Pre-Fall 2015 Collection epitomizes effortless dressing. The luxurious fabrics, rich prints, details and colors as well as precision craftsmanship known to the New York-based atelier result in silhouettes uncomplicated for the wearer.
'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.
TAG Heuer on the starting grid with Cara Delevingne and the 'Grid Boys', TAG Heuer on the circuit, TAG Heuer on the wrists of the McLaren-Honda team, Fernando Alonso & Jenson Button, TAG Heuer in Monaco harbour aboard the SeaDream for a cool and exclusive party, TAG Heuer & the Automobile Club of Monaco: a global partnership with a long history.
Carrera y Carrera was the only Spanish Fine Jewelry brand present at the MET Gala 2015, one of the most significant events in the world of international fashion. 'China: Through the Looking Glass' was the chosen theme for the Gala this year. Carrera y Carrera jewels were the perfect complement to this special occasion.
World famous model Cara Delevingne is the face of the new Chanel campaign. The 22-year-old supermodel, who is part of a luxury fashion house's campaign not for the first time and is a regular on the catwalk for designer Karl Lagerdelf, has been given a retro military vision for the photo shoot.
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.
Yesterday, during the Paris Fashion Week, Danish designer Ole Yde presented his brand's Fall-Winter 15/16 collection. YDE is a luxury women's Prêt-à-Porter label based in Copenhagen, offering poetic and feminine style to the ladies. The brand was launched in 2005 and is recognized both for its sophisticated daywear and glamorous eveningwear.
Beverly Hills, CA, February 22, 2015: The Two Broke Girls lead actress, Kat Dennings stepped out in a Hunter Green Couture Gemy Maalouf Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
The 57th edition of the Grammy Awards took place last Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Two true stars, Kat Graham and Zendaya Coleman, joined the list of celebrities that choose Carrera y Carrera to dazzle on the red carpet.
'I design and create in order to expose a woman's contradictory personality - She seduces with her discreet allure while at the same time through her innate sensuality, shows us her ability to rule through silent presence. The woman should be at the same time angelic and feel absolutely seductive', says Georges Chakra.
Yesterday (January 27, 2015) during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015), French designer Julien Fournié presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.
Indonesian designer Zaskia Sungkar will present her latest collection called 'Mandalika', inspired by the grace and beauty of Princess Mandalika, a mythical character from legends told in Nusa Tenggara Barat, a province in Indonesia.
Award-wining designer Luis Machicao will present his latest collection during CFWNY for fifth time at 6:00 pm on Friday February 13, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.
Indianapolis-based designer Berny Martin will be part of this year's edition (February 13-15, 2015) of Couture Fashion Week in New York City, USA. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 13, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway.
Bridal dresses 2015 by some of the world's most famous fashion houses at 'Brilyantin' Wedding Center
2015 Bridal collections of White One by Pronovias Fashion Group, Enzoani, Demetrios and Modeca are already available at 'Brilyantin' wedding center in Burgas, Bulgaria.
The New York-based luxury label Hood By Air (HBA) was the Pitti Special Guest for this season's edition of the exhibition. The brand, created by Shayne Oliver in 2006 is already admired by members of the trade for its highly creative cutting-edge collections.
I visited London in the end of November and as a fashionista I wanted to do some shopping. My friend recommended me Oxford Street, where I spent only about 5 hours. I will never forget this experience because I felt like being in a fashion fairy tale.
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.
To provide a source of inspiration for the 2014 new festive illuminations, the New West End Company’s Bond Street Development Group delved deep into the archives to explore the heritage of the street, established in 1686 and now home to over 125 of the world’s leading luxury stores including more than 80 designer flagships which sees £1billion of spend annually.
Athleticism. The search for an Olympian ideal that creates a new dialog between physicality and clothes. Gaia Trussardi is inspired by a toned, lithe, real figure for the Trussardi Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Rejecting the contemporary culture of absolute virtuality and the disconnection between mind and body, she admires the timeless elegance of athletes and imagines a dynamic and sophisticated woman.
Today the brand is constantly engaged in research for ever finer and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities - sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from super 200's with cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña.
Alessandro Sartori, Berluti's creative director, showed a selection of elegant evening looks and innovative outerwear in luxurious fabrics.
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.
The royal heron is the true star of this collection. A symbol of grace, this bird was a common decorative element in Manila shawls, adapting to the iconography liked by the women of the period. Embroidered with care with a historic beauty where craftsmanship and luxury were latent.
Iconic since 1924, Montblanc's Meisterstück celebrates 90 years of achievement.
Timeless, the fountain pen has long become a symbol of the brand values: finest craftsmanship, traditional manufacturing techniques, precious materials, refined aesthetics and best functionality. The Meisterstück ranks among the world's most famous luxury icons. Today, it also continues to assert Montblanc's savoir-faire and vision for the future of luxury writing instruments.
Elena is an Italian fashion brand, which offers to its customers high quality handcrafted leather goods with care for little details.
With passion for Skiing and golf, Elena wants to bring passion in life of those who appreciate the Italian aesthetic.
Recently, famous movie star ZHOU Chuchu chose to wear jewelry pieces from Spanish top jewelry brand Carrera y Carrera for her appearance in an occasion where she was also the emcee.
She was wearing shining Ruedo diamond earrings and Gardenias diamond ring from Carrera y Carrera and impressed everyone with her glamor and confidence.
Gisele Bündchen will be the celebrity in the new advertising campaign of the famous luxury fragrance Chanel N°5.
She has already collaborated with Chanel in the Cosmetics and Makeup lines. According to Chanel, Gisele represents a fresh, modern and timeless elegance that fits perfectly Chanel N°5.
Luxury Italian brand Cosabella presented her new line of glow-in-the-dark lingerie.
Made of the brand's signature super-lacy fabrics the pieces' prices are between $47.50 and $105 and will glow brightly once the lights go down in neon green after only 3 minutes under the sun.
For the next two months, the KaDeWe atrium will be transformed into a modern palazzo, presenting Italian labels with high quality standards and the sense of tradition that often guides family-run or artisan operations. On all floors, the premium store focuses on Italy - from fashion, accessories and beauty to home and gourmet.
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.
Legendary Spanish-born shoe designer Manolo Blahnik presented his Fall-Winter 14/15 collection on February 9, 2014 during the New York Fashion Week (for the first time ever).
Collection includes: a variety of flats, booties and a few tall boots, bold colored suede, silk pumps, embroidered and brocaded details, polished laces.
The Fall-Winter 2014/2015 menswear collection of the famous French fashion house Louis Vuitton, presented on January 16, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, is typically luxurious.
It's very gentlemanlike - silhouettes are clean and classic, the color palette includes lots of deep blues, some beige and bronze, gray, brown, camel, eggplant purple, burgundy and inevitable black. In contrast with sleek silk in garments are used alpaca and vicuña.
After the successful launch of BOHEM nail jewellery, BOHEM is now releasing their first pair of nails for celebrities.
These experimental nails were produced in the Birmingham based studios.
27 'Miss Universe 2013' contestants took part in the Tony Ward By Atelier Crocus Couture Spring-Summer 2014 fashion show on October 26, 2013 during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow.
It was a night of glamor and universal beauty. The collection is called 'Frozen memories' and includes evening and cocktail dresses.
Huishan Zhang is the winner of the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The award was bestowed to the designer tonight at The Dorchester after a catwalk show featuring the four shortlisted designers of the prize. Huishan Zhang was presented with an endowment of £25,000 from Dorchester Collection's chief executive officer Christopher Cowdray, along with an engraved Baccarat crystal trophy and a stay at a Dorchester Collection property, and in a new element launched this year, the prospect of one-to-one mentoring from a selection of the judges.
Global researches show that men are spending more and more money on clothes and especially on luxury ones. For example in 2011 the spend on luxury menswear has grown twice as fast as women's.
Naturally, when the demand increase, the supply goes up, too.
So, fashion brands see a big opportunity to expand their market share thanks to their menswear collections - 40% of the global sales in 2012 coming from menswear.
On the 27 June 2013 during the Paris Fashion Week, British designer Kim Jones presented his Spring-Summer 2014 menswear collection for the French brand Louis Vuitton.
Jones is style director of Vuitton's Men's Studio for 2 years, working under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs.
The designer is a travel fanatic and the inspiration for this collection, was his trip to the USA in January this year. In his 41 apparels, Kim Jones tried to represent this 41 archetypes: preppy, broker, frat boy, gas jockey, scout, hippie, greaser, trust fund baby, and so on.
Donatella Versace has created Spring-Summer 2013 collection full of gold, pastels, Roman inspired clothes and half nudity. Her inspirations were gladiators, Mister T and Elvis. Versace men's collection 2013 is pure fun and high level of luxury. But it still contains some wearable extravagant garments. Colors, variegation, freshness and a bit of craziness are keywords for Versace Spring-Summer 2013 men's collection.
The new Tom Ford handbag collection for Fall-Winter 2012/2013 is offering a variety of lust-worthy accessories worth admiring. Whether we're talking about dresses, makeup or accessories, the Tom Ford label has always been a reliable option for classy alternatives with a high chance of passing the time test. With a focus on high quality, opulent pieces that have modern and edgy touches yet still maintain a classy allure, the high end label has become one of the best acclaimed names in the fashion industry.
On 9 October in the HITACHI showroom fashion house Romantika Fashion presented its newest collection The Flowers – 2013 by Sofia Borisova, part of the line Woman Fashion.
Before the start of the show the businessman Nikolay Mladjov and designer Sofia Borisova welcomed their guests and each lady received a lace rose, hand-made especially for the occasion.
Can the bag look so tasty that you might want to eat it? It is quite possible. This question have may be asked the designers of the brand Judith Leiber, creating the clutch called Butterfly Kisses Crystal Cake.
The cake designed as a tier to tier cascading rainbow of color crystals is embellished with enamel butterflies.
Robbie Williams' fashion label Farrell has been snapped up by British luxury department store Selfridges after the shop was attracted by the brand's "heritage look".
The British high end retailer has become the first luxury department store to purchase the Take That singer's clothing line - which is named after his grandfather, Jack Farrell - after being attracted by its "clear brand ethos" and "heritage look".
At Paris Haute Couture fashion week Atelier Versace presented Fall-Winter 2012/2013 collection of dramatically short mini-dresses and long gowns slit high on the thigh.
The models are inspired by the imagery in tarot cards – the sun, the moon and the world. The dresses are feminine and romantic, with layers of transparent plastic and patches of silicone, pearl and crystal mesh. Embroideries of the tarot symbols added to the luxurious look. The fabrics are mostly in tender pastel colours.
The designer Amitabh Chandel designed a luxury shirt witch is mach expensive than a Jaguar car. The shirt is handmade and buttoned up with 25 high worth solitaire diamonds and gold. The shirt price is £60,000, but it is not like a lux, because the expensive shirt is just a casual cloth for Indian richs and moguls.
Depending on the individual and his desires, the shirts are modified. Prices start from 600 pounds and go up to 60,000 pounds. The cost depends on the use of gems and diamonds.
Carrera y Carrera unveils Mediterráneo, a fresh, youthful, and innovative jewelry collection that tells of the legends of goddesses and nymphs who have dwelt in this tranquil sea through the exquisite craftsmanship of its pieces in yellow gold, white gold, and diamonds.
Epic stories have inspired each one of the lines of Mediterráneo: Actea, the beautiful, vigilant nymph that watched over sailors; Afrodita, the embodiment of tender love on the shores of a calm sea; Calipso, symbol of passion and desire for heroic Odysseus; and finally, Atenea, the magnificent goddess that displayed her splendor across the seas of the world.
With Easter round the corner people are all set to think of different ideas to create distinctive eggs. With the thought of creating unique eggs, Roberto Cavalli designed eggs in animal print that appeared for sale at Caffe Giacosa.
The delicious Roberto Cavalli Easter Eggs are also available at their website www.caffegiacosa.it. Cavalli has created the special Easter chocolate eggs, made of white and dark chocolate, available in three designs — Giraffe, Zebra White, and Zebra Dark.
The first BeachCandy Swimwear store is set to open in Corona del Mar, California this month. The luxury swimwear maker has a new collection exclusive to the store that will feature 16 ready-made, mix-and-match pieces in 14 colors.
Customers who want a more exclusive fit can have special-ordered swimwear items that are custom made for them. The custom collection allows the customer to choose from over 150 fabrics. Among the BeachCandy pieces is the Monokini, which is embellished with about 500 Swarovski crystals, particularly on the hips, and costs $675.
World-famous furniture brand "Bretz" created a unique living room furniture collection with inlaid Swarovski crystals.
The German brand is known for its splendor and avant-garde style.
Available in several glamorous colors, these flamboyant pieces are handmade and feature leather upholstery.
This is why I love buying accessories from Valentino you can buy one accessory and double it up as another too! This time around, the luxury brand has on offer 22-carat gold pearl belt-cum-necklace with Swarovski crystals.
This new wonderful design is suitable to combine with other Valentino’s accessories like shoes, bags etc. This is luxury belt it is crafted in brushed-gold brass and accented with blue and green Swarovski crystal.
Love is in the air, but you should book your getaway for Valentine’s Day earlier, because you don’t want to spend the holiday in the local restaurant. The online travel advisor Cheapflights.com helps couples to choose a romantic destination, which meets their requirements.
1. Viceroy Anguilla in the British Antilles – its modern architecture speaks luxury and is gives way only to the surrounding exotic scenery and two white-sand beaches.
Chocolate, hearts, greeting card or just a flower – those are the traditional St. Valentine’s Day gifts. But there is another gift that is worth to thing about – sexy underwear, which will make your lover and yourself happy.
In the Triumph stores you can find several options for lingerie in the traditional red color. Amourette 28 is a model made from beautiful lace – for the women who prefer classic elegance.
The famous American brand Victoria’s Secret surprised its numerous clients with another collection of tempting underwear.
This time it is designed for future brides. Seductive, feminine and sophisticated lingerie from the new "wedding" collection of Victoria’s Secret combines gentle translucent fabric with a traditional white color, seductive lace with a comfortable and practical fashion.
Diane Kruger and Jérôme Lambert , CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre officially presented the new Reverso Ultra Thin Lady at the SIHH.
The press conference was an occasion to tell the story of the last 3 years between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Diane Kruger since the Swiss Manufacture met her at Venice film festival in 2007. She expressed her long attachment with the Brand, the first time being when her mother offered her a Reverso for her 18th birthday.