Knot Standard was designed to fill a void in the menswear industry and ended up creating a new genre of shopping called modern bespoke. Founded in 2010 by John Ballay and Matt Mueller, Knot Standard combines a unique high tech approach to traditional tailoring. With their emphasis on giving each customer exceptional service in all aspects of the custom process, they create a luxury menswear experience unlike any other.
Monaco is without question where the rich and famous come to play. If it’s a hit on the French Riviera, you can pretty much guarantee it’ll be a hot look wherever. Our finest fashionistas have studied the catwalks for ideas that will turn heads from Paris to Tokyo, and from Las Vegas (usually more casual) to Milan. If you’re planning to visit any of these playgrounds of the prosperous this Summer season, it’s vital that you’re on point with your wardrobe. Fortunately, we’re here to give you a few handy titbits.
After two years of development, Bluffworks are finally ready to present to you one of our finest products yet - a high performance, machine washable, dress shirt that never wrinkles, but has a natural look and feel that rivals any shirt you own.
ISAIA Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection is dedicated to the 25th anniversary from company's debut on the international market and especially in the United States.
You can wear as many patterns in a single outfit as you want to as long as all of the patterns contrast each other.
Rudy Martinez began working as a master designer in 1986 with Martinez Custom Clothier in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been in the custom clothing business for over twenty five years. He studied fit and tailoring with a master craftsman from the Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA).
We know that many formal events require Black tie dress code (although all gentlemen look almost the same in black suits with white shirt and black ties/bow-ties), but we are happy to notice that many fashion houses worldwide already accept the idea of Variety as a better option and offer high quality men's suit (many of them made of wool) in a wider range of colors and patterns.
The EU-funded TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies that will enable fashion houses from Italy and abroad to offer personalised, made to measure menswear quickly and at competitive prices. ‘All fashion houses that manufacture menswear are focused on providing made to measure products to their customers,’ explains project coordinator Mirko Zilli, CEO of Crea Solution. ‘This market is lucrative, but at the same time also increases in-house costs.’
'Key developments can be seen in Print & Pattern, Geos, Stripes & Checks, including creative experiments with natural world aesthetics and striking slogan looks. Elsewhere, fresh, ultra-feminine florals introduce a sophisticated appeal'.
The next fashion trend for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Premi?re Vision Paris, that we'll take a look at, reveals the key Jackets fabrics...
The global event for fashion professionals - Première Vision Paris - was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. The top Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fashion trends in six major industries - Yarns, Fabrics, Leather, Designs, Accessories and Manufacturing - were presented during the forum. So, let's start our overview with the Men's and Women's key suit fabrics for the cold season of 2016/2017...
Uma Wang Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection, dedicated to patterns and prints, was presented in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week and it offers: heavy volumes, flowing dresses, long overcoats, golden paisley patterns, floral prints, Earthy hues, black velvet and wool, white-collared tunic dresses.
It's still Winter outside, but we can't wait for the Summer to come! That's why today we'll take a look at 10 top trends, which are both fashionable and wearable and will make us feel fresh and cosy during the long Summer days (and nights ;) ).
Cantarelli Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection - a contemporary way of dressing inspired by the seventies
The exclusive wardrobe of the Cantarelli man for the season Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 is focused on the reasearch of fabrics and colours, combined with the modern culture of tailoring expressed in soft tailored jackets with 'accentuated' shoulders, with macro patterns and jaquard or bouclé effect in silk and wool or alpaca/cashmere, well recognizable in Cantarelli style.
'Expert Italian tailoring - an intrinsic part of the house's DNA - merges with sportswear to create a new archetype of the male wardrobe, acquiring an unprecedented, impalpable consistency unbound to seasons', Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Robert Noble was originally established in Galashiels, Scotland under the name of David Ballantyne in 1666 and today - almost 350 years later - it combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology to serve some of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
The counterpoints of the city and the seaside, the North and the South of France, are presented as a journey from one to the other in the clothing. Starting with the formality of elegant and urbane navy suiting – the clothing of the society gentleman – with a focus on the tuxedo and traditional pinstripe, there is a movement towards the nautical.
Marlane Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fabrics - classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard, woollen and over-dyed effects
Marlane is a dynamic firm from Biella, which produces fabrics for elegant and upper casual wear.
For the next Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season, the Marlane collection offers different definitions of style: classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard effects, woollen effects, over-dyed effects, jaspe, and tweed.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
Brooks brothers combines modern technology with the detailing of hand tailoring, offering both non-iron fabrics and traditional finish pure cotton cloths - totally over 1,500 of the world's finest fabrics.
Savile Row (originally named Savile Street) is a street in Mayfair, central London, built between 1731 and 1735.
The street is mainly famous for its handmade bespoke men's suits - each of them created to perfectly fit its owner. Tailors started opening their businesses on Savile Row in the late 18th century.
The Trend Council is ready with the Swimwear trend forecast for Spring-Summer 2015. Season's swimwear evolves into a new product category for many major runway designers fueling an increase in resort, beach and swimwear trends. The biggest trends to follow are African and Moroccan influences as well as Active Sport detailing.
Fashion weeks have record history of bringing the stunning collections on the ramps and stealing the shows. The designs always have covered massive target-markets which included traditional collections, vintage patterns, modernistic skirts and tops, wedding dresses, mother of the bride suits and much more.
Imaginative, interesting, and just cool - that's how fashion experts describe Paco Rabanne Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection presented at the end of February in France during the Paris Fashion Week.
Garments are with straight silhouettes, innovative designs and feminine motives.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 2, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, in which they continue their 'Medieval princesses' theme.
The classic men's suit is most wanted for corporate and formal wear. Huge amounts of garments are sewn in black, gray and blue and this makes male's style in offices extremely unattractive and impersonal. The 'fashion' element is actually missing.
The main reason for this is that stores offer limited variations of models because of the huge variety of sizes, which manufacturers should produce to fit the different characteristics of the male body.
A collection of futuristic lines that mingle with biological textures to use from morning to night.
The shapes and patterns of NOSTROMO, as well as the materials, are inspired by the spacesuits (work of Moebius), structures and interiors of ships, as well as the anatomy of the creatures and textures that appear both in the Alien saga films and in the work of the artist H. R. Giger.
On January 8, 2014 during the London Fashion Week, Marjan Pejoski presented his occult collection full of runic graffiti. He said that his latest outing was born under the sign of the Four Aitches: Hindu, Himalaya, Holy, Hockey - Spiritual and secular, something old and something modern.
After we've talked about the All season men's suit and How to take care of wool suits, today we'll take a look at patterns.
Patterns are created in fabric by interweaving differently colored threads. Here are the most common patterns found in a typical wool suit.
For her collection for Spring-Summer 2014, Carolina Herrera was looking for inspiration in 50s and 60s art works of Venezuelan artists Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez.
'You are going to be dizzy! It's about Kinetic Art - it's eye-popping!', Carolina Herrera explained.
There are plenty of stripes, curved line patterns and fluttering silk.
Elegance and serenity on the presentation of Valentino Spring-Summer 2014 collection on October 1, 2013, during the Paris Fashion Week.
'The collection is a journey amidst elements borrowed from imaginary ethnic groups,' stated the show notes at Valentino. 'Subtle almost imperceptible references are blended in a vertical silhouette with a sleek sense of regality.'
It combines the Italian aristocratic look with Balkan-style ethnic patterns.
The hottest men's suit fashion trend for Spring-Summer 2013 is the retro style of the 20s, known as 'Jazz Age'.
Gentlemen are elegant and stylish wearing a suit. They can create a classy and romantic outlook for themselves for every situation with one well-fitting suit.
So, let's see what are the offers from some of the world's best known fashion brands...
The Bulgarian manufacturer of ready-to-wear, made-to-measure and made-to-order men's suits Richmart presented its Spring-Summer 2013 collection during the Festival of Fashion and Beauty.
Richmart is one of the biggest manufacturers of men's suits in Europe and this collection is another proof, that the brand can guarantee to every gentleman, who decides to choose it, a really stylish, elegant and classy look.
First – select the right breast of the jacket. Single-breasted jacket with two buttons is probably the most popular style, but jackets with three or four buttons are also popular. Remember that fashion for men often changes like the women’s fashion.
Only tall and slim guys can wear formal double-breasted jackets, because they add volume to the figure and if you are fuller-figured man, they will make your body look fuller.
This year, Israeli fashion Couture brand My Lady Haute Couture, designed again a collection of bridal and formal dresses for the Bulgarian representation of the company – Bridal Fashion. The gowns are made in one single piece of every model, with unique design made by the designer of the brand – Haim Bar.
The bridal dresses radiate in diamond white and ecru, and in combination of diamond white with latte macchiato.
Designer Nevena, presented her new collection of dresses yesterday at the Kempinski Hotel Zografski. This year, she decided to risk using unknown models from Expose model agency, because she didn’t want to distract the audience from the focus of the evening – the dresses. Sheer dresses radiating with the typical of fashion house "Nevena" aristocracy, perfectly blended with vivid colors and a dose of boldness.
Israeli exclusive brand My Lady Haute Couture presented its latest collection at the wedding fair in Milan at the end of June. Official representative of the brand for our country is Bridal Fashion – representative for Bulgaria of world famous brands Pronovias Fashion Group, Elie by Elie Saab, Valentino sposa, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero and more recently of Atelier Aimee.
On September 17 in Europe Hall of the city theatre in Rousse, fashion house Modis presented its collection for Fall/Winter 2010/2011 with designers Valery Gidenov and Drina Pashova. The fashion show was stylish and professional, without a host pouring unnecessary superlatives, and the guests convinced themselves of the quality and originality of the clothes.
Over a hundred pieces of clothing were presented at the fashion show. The clothes were only in black, white, gray and “ashes of roses” colors and the variety of patterns and fabrics impressed the audience, that showed its approval with applause.
We present you some of the most fashionable, current models of wedding dresses, created by the designer Gergana Simeonova for 2010.
This summer’s current fabrics are silk and fabrics, covered with numerous beads and embroidery. Flowers, made of fabric also decorate the wedding dresses of fashion house Simon. The dresses with one shoulder are still in fashion, as well as the models with a silhouette reminiscent of a mermaid.
Tony Lance underwear brought the first evening of the fashion show Fashion evenings 2010 to a close with impressive combination of lingerie and retro accessories provided by "Party house". The models presented mysterious masks, gorgeous hats, collars with ostrich feathers, royal crowns, cloaks and wigs.
Tony Lance presented lingerie from satin and chiffon with floral motifs, embroidery, curls, pleats and lace, in fashion this season.
Coralia is a trade mark of designer Veneta Vassileva. This year, on June 15 the fashion house turned 20 years of presence on the Bulgarian market and presented its anniversary collection on 11 June during the event "Fashion evenings 2010"
The brand clothing – casual and formal, is addressed to the modern and business woman. The clothes are comfortable, refined with good line, combination of branded textiles and accessories and high quality workmanship.
"We make the belt fashion possible" – this is the motto of "BeltArt", which presented its collection of leather bags and belts during the event Fashion evenings 2010 in Grand Hotel Varna.
The mother company is founded in the 50's, in Oberberg German land. Well-known for the leather briefcases production, the activity field develops also by producing men belts within clothing industry at the beginning of the 60's.
Fashion house Veteyda offers for Summer 2010 a stylish, feminine and different collection, addressed to the dynamic, young ladies, who are sensitive and demanding to the constantly changing fashion trends, to the intelligent and emancipated women, with a sense of beauty and originality, who do not hesitate to experiment with colors and fabrics.
The outfits this season are definitely very vibrant. Spectacular colors, frills, drapes, these are the main patterns, presented in the collection.
Fashion house Ungaro hired new creative director. The post took designer Giles Deacon, which was no surprise after weeks of rumors about his appointment.
With the appointment, Giles Deacon becomes the latest of designers to attempt to right Ungaro, which has been bleeding money since the 2004 retirement of its founder and namesake.
The financial crisis will be soon over and The Australian Fashion Industry expects better financial results.
Last year, Fashion Week in Australia was 15% less than the previous year.
There were presented only 41 brands, which showed patterns similar to those in major fashion capitals New York, London, Paris and Milan.
This year the designers once again showed plenty of models, patterns and colors.
The summer of 2010 will be colorful and covered with great mood. Floral and animal motifs, polka dots, prints and sheer fabrics, combined with enchanting colors will detonate the Spring and Summer this year.
Disco craze this season will not depart from the trends. Pants, skirts, jackets, T-shirts, shoes and bags with prints will be total hit.