For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Each shape of the collection represents one of these elements while at the same time a climate evolution where each season has its unique beauty and a gentle and mysterious atmosphere.
The Issey Miyake show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week-Day 3 may have been many things but nothing as apparent as the fusion of different styles, iconic feels and wrapped up in some of the best prints seen so far. Instead of just using words alone, below are some points and pictures of just how inspired and artfully eclectic this particular collection was.
The Spring collection had a retro feel, with slightly oversize suits; worn with waistcoats and ruched shirts, they exuded a nostalgic elegance. Denim single-breasted jackets with 3-D appliques were tucked into roomy trousers, and allover floral prints had a feminine flair, in evidence on generous silk shirts or ensembles. Macrame patches were scattered on zippered bombers, fitted formal blazers, and safari jackets. As single pieces, they could add a poetic, gentle flair to the most streamlined masculine wardrobe—which is, of course, the antithesis of everything Antonio Marras stands for.
Kim Jones showed his last collection for Louis Vuitton - Spring/Summer 2018. The show was staged in the stately setting of the Palais-Royal, but it might as well have been Bora Bora, judging by the hothouse atmosphere at the venue. The new Spring/Summer 2018 collection shows off bright shades of blue, orange, yellow, red and green alongside more muted colors like black, white, grey and tan.
As a home of craftsmanship, in Milan classic tailoring brands like Canali, Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana, Billionaire, Phillip Plein and MSGM presented their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collections. We, spotted some trends that will make the men look really stylish during the next cold seasons. See what we define from the designers' models:
Dye-sublimation printing is a digital printing technology. It is used to print on polyester or other synthetic fabrics. Large format inkjet printers using specially formulated inks are used for printing on apparel, banners, table covers, id cards and flags.
Ryan John Seacrest was born on 24th of December, 1974.He is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. Seacrest is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated countdown program American Top 40, and the KIIS-FM morning radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest. He began co-hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan on a permanent basis May 1, 2017.
Blossom Premiere Vision unveils the latest developments, innovative materials and colour trends for Spring/Summer 2019
This 12 and 13 December, the Palais Brongniart in Paris will welcome the 4th edition of the PREMIERE VISION Group’s latest exhibition: BLOSSOM PREMIERE VISION.
The Italian fashion house unveiled its spring-summer 2018 men’s collection with a host of familiar faces. Avan Jogia, Brandon Thomas Lee, Luka Sabbat, and more returned to the runway for the brand. Embracing a King of Hearts theme, Dolce & Gabbana’s lineup was once again driven heavily by prints. Bold graphic numbers showcase an eclectic mix of sartorial suiting.
Luigi Bianchi Mantova Sartoria presents their new Autumn-Winter 2017/2018 collection characterized by a sophisticated taste, that represents the highest expression of tailoring quality and Made in Italy.
The production processes of the Sartoria Latorre are numerous, coming from the ancient tradition of a tailoring of times gone by. Needle, thread and thimble: they are the soul of their work, the heart of a meticulous and overwhelming work
Coats look to be less bulky, and jackets sturdier. Everything is cosy comfort or rigorously structured; outerwear grows more radical. Hijacked classics create a play on fantasy from top to bottom.
One of the projects that caught my attention at Munich Fabric Start was the MicroFactory at Keyhouse. Coordinated by the Deutsche Institute fur Textil- und Faserforschung (German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research), MicroFactory at Keyhouse demonstrated for the first time a fully networked and integrated production chain from the design stage through to the finished product. It illustrated the possibility for a swift reaction to market needs already from the first production batch.
Zara is one of the largest international fashion companies. It belongs to Inditex, one of the world’s largest distribution groups. The customer is at the heart of their unique business model, which includes design, production, distribution and sales through their extensive retail network.
Buttons are almost as ancient as clothing. Information exists that buttons from the Bronze Age are found in India during excavations and in Turkey buttons are found dating back to 10,000 years B.C. Their history is more than rich. During the millennia they revived for use at times and at times were forgotten. They were characteristic of the clothes of the rich and noble circles and inaccessible to ordinary people. Any kinds of materials were used, from wood and stone to precious metals and diamonds. In 18 – 19 century their decorative value reached unexpected heights, and after the World War II showed up their utility function – then they were used completely as intended – for fastening.
Gucci Cruise 2017, whose creative director is Alessandro Michele, consists of 87 visions, which are in the spirit of Michael Fish. Fashion for young people not yet recognized in the matrix of conformism and the constant social sex, whatever that means. The outfits are charming, remembering the British impulse - non-ideological dandy Alessandro Michele says: “Men's Cruise collection was an excellent occasion to outline my vision for eccentricity. It started from My enormous passion for England, I tried to describe what is happening in my imagination, which often reveals aesthetics very similar to English fashion."
Happy 10th DfT! Lara Krude is the winner of the “Designer for Tomorrow” fashion talent award, which Peek & Cloppenburg and Fashion ID have awarded for the tenth time. The graduate of the HAW, Hamburg presented her “What remains” collection this morning on the runway of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin and impressed the Jury Board of Patron Stella McCartney with her innovative tailoring skills. At the start of the award show, 2016 DfT winner, Edda Gimnes, presented her new collection in her first solo fashion show. Among the prominent guests were, among others, international model Kenya Kinski, the newly married Victoria Swarovski as well as German model and actress Susan Hoecke.
We are going to show the trends for Fall/Winter 2018-2018 in menswear. The materials, textures, colours and prints. Milano Unica one of the largest fairs defines the trends every season. So it is time to show the newest ones.
The development of Brunello fabrics involves a huge variety of yarns: silk, cupro, viscose, acetate, cotton, wool, elastan, nylon, polyester and new fibres, some of which are spun specifically for us. Over and above classic compact cloths and dobbies, creative fantasy versions range from traditional jacquard to piazzato fabrics, free patterns, checks, pin-stripes, conventional and ink jet prints and cloth or yarn dyed. This is combined with our accurate finishing techniques and allows Brunello the prestigious Marks & Spencer accreditation, which has been met for many years. This mix of innovation and creativity ensures that Brunello fabrics are original and unique.
We continue our series of articles about the custom tailors from the separate states in USA. It is Hawaii turn, so now you can see the tailors in this state. In Hawaii there very little custom tailors because of the search of that service. In Hawaii the dress code is more casual, you heard about the "Hawaiian shirt" - shirt with short sleeves with tropical motifs. The climate also has an influence, the weather is hot, so most of the Hawaiian men don't wear suits and respectively the tailors are small amount in this state. See what we found:
In 2004 was founded the GRUPO NOIVA, a company created and developed from the beginning in order to secure a leading position in providing Iberian bridal market. However the youth and dynamism of the undertaking's managerial staff, together with a broad overview of the bridal market focused on the company's activities for export currently featuring numerous points of sale distributed throughout the world, not marginalizing however the Portuguese market where brand is and will continue to make a difference.
Tailoring lies at the very heart of Alexander McQueen and is a fundamental part of the house. Combining traditional techniques with new and innovative approaches, a bespoke Alexander McQueen suit is expertly crafted to the highest quality and with the utmost attention to detail.
CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, teamed up with pop culture’s “most irreverent designer,” Jeremy Scott, to create a striking look for his Fall/Winter runway. Similar to many of the iconic figures featured throughout his latest collection, the custom nail style highlighted during the show was truly one of a kind.
Desigual has returned for a show at New York Fashion Week presenting its Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, which has been given the name EXTRAORDINARY.
Dolce & Gabbana isn't quitting its courtship of millennial influencers anytime soon. On Saturday, A-list offspring, social media celebs and the 20-something It crowd flocked to Milan to fill the front row and storm the catwalk at the Italian fashion house's Fall 2017 men's show.
Lyuben Dilov Jr is among the undoubted modern phenomena of our time. He is well known in society and show business - as a publisher and writer, screenwriter and journalist, politician and image-maker. "He was one of the most intelligent students whom I taught in the 80s at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication", said Prof. Lyubomir Stoykov.
Antonio Marras joins the growing number of designers taking up the theme of travel for spring-summer 2017. After an intimate presentation of his latest collection during Milan Fashion Week, the designer unveiled his lookbook for the season. Model Reid Rohling is the collection’s protagonist, lending it a boyish quality.
Through their tireless work, savvy inovation (they were the first to introduce suits tailored for different body types, zipper trousers and tropical weight wool suits, amongst other things) and an unwavering commitment to dressing men in high-quality clothing produced in the USA, the brothers grew their company into one of the largest suits manufacturers in the world.
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.
At Nick Graham believe that Modern Menswear is a mix of two parts tradition, two parts attitude and one part pure fun. Its what they call "Post-Prep." By combining classic British menswear with American post-prep styling, they’re out to create a new dynamic – one that is both recognizable and refreshing.
Sun and fun are key words for the Spring/Summer 2017 FENDI Men’s Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Playful and energetic. Soft and almost ‘washed’ materials together with welcoming shapes define an easy, relaxed silhouette apt for long days spent outside, lazily. Coats, parkas and blousons are fluid, shirt-jackets are firm and pragmatic, shorts bare legs. Silk tracksuit and quilted caftans for a zing of exoticism.
David Naman is the result of a tailoring background developed over time combined with innovation, research and dynamism. If you are a true lover of style, class and Italian designer, David Naman is the one to wear. Since 1996, David Naman is the answer to a cosmopolitan man with an international style but with an Italian taste.
Pocket Square Clothing was established in 2011 as a men’s accessory brand. With no formal fashion training but with an architectural and business background, founders Rodolfo Ramirez and Andrew Cheung sought to create a lifestyle brand beyond clothing. To date they feature a collection of handcrafted bow ties, skinny neckties and pocket squares. The brand is a reflection of the ideals behind the Urban Gentleman. This is their effort to tell a story, to inspire and be inspired, and to create a powerful connection with you through timeless pieces.
Richard James Spring/Summer ‘17 collection snaps the brim of its toquilla straw hat down sharply and speeds across the shimmering, sun-slapped cyan sweep of the Straits of Florida to hedonistic ‘50s Havana in the company of the enchanting, exquisitely attired British gentleman adventurer and contrebandier Michael Dandy Kim Caborn-Waterfield.
We are a new generation! A generation filled with somebodys: Innovators, Out of the box thinkers, People not afraid to say what they mean, and mean what they say. Why should your tie be any different? We strive to provide hand crafted pieces that express your personal style just as much as your professionalism. Partnering up with local designers and suppliers allows us to keep things interesting!
Travel seems to be in the air during the spring collections, with several designers sending their models on strange journeys to both real and imagined locales. Riccardo Tisci men seemed to be military men on a mission; the collection was heavy with camouflage prints and utility features.
'Recon Blocking, By Tokyo and Hazy Days demonstrate the latest effects, techniques and fabrications that are offering a fresh and forward alternative to color-blocking. Modern graphic touches, statement shading and plays with placement and scale reenergize geometric blockings while retaining longevity over coming seasons'.
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.
Tommy Hilfiger presented its Spring 2017 Hilfiger Edition collection on July 13, 2016, in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
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 2016 black and white come in a variety of patterns and prints, which add a contemporary hint to the classics. In addition to traditional stripes and checks, polka dots and leopard print are two key options to try.
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.
The show was a rendition of classic Sander staples, almost archetypal—boxy workwear-inspired blousons, unstructured cotton suits with controlled volumes, dusters of ample near billowy proportions. It looked pared down and practical, a modular wardrobe for the modern zeitgeist. Fabrics were light yet textured; the color palette spanned from luminous hues—pale blues and grays, delicate greens—to sun-bleached, ombré effects that gave an almost “foggy” patina to part of the lineup.
The journey of the menswear collection begins in 1960s swinging London and moves to a dusty exotic world. Traditional, sharply cut Savile Row tailoring in sober shades gradually becomes more exotic and opulent, inspired by India during the Empire period, where the palette and iconography is fully embraced, from safari colours to sun-bleached leopard prints and exotic landscapes to ornate embroideries. Jewellery fit for a Maharaja reference the lavishness of the time and the spirit of the 60s adds a dandified irreverence to the collection.
Graphic patterns combined in an elegant movement are the key elements of this relaxed yet formal collection inspired by Manlio Rho's art.
Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli presented their latest men's collection in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (June 22-26, 2016). The designer duo's inspiration was the exhibition 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible'.
Africa is once again the key theme in Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2017 men's collection by Kim Jones. The designer has spent his childhood there and its exotic land, flora and fauna are a permanent source of inspiration for him.
"The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the type of products we can create and also the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products", says Linnéa Nilsson at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, whose thesis studied the relationship between textile design and product design.
For London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin joined forces with two of our favourite menswear brands: E. Tautz and James Long.
Spring 2016 is inspired by the lush foliage and picturesque landscape of Biella – a mountainous Italian village, home to the Luciano Barbera brand – and reminds us that textures, prints and colors are most vibrant when mixed and layered.
Colourful birds and delicate vegetation create unique patterns on formalwear and casual looks for the eccentric gentleman.
ShoShown at London Collections: Men, the Casely-Hayford's lineup takes heavy cues from military uniforms.wn at London Collections: Men, the lineup takes heavy cues from military uniforms
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).
To commemorate Hackett's five year partnership with the prestigious EE British Academy Awards, they are proud to bring to you the Hackett ‘Five Golden Years’ 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.
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.
Australian Born Chinese – Karen Woo is a savant creative talent who is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s sought after street style, lifestyle and fashion photographer.
Constant investment to deliver an increasingly ecologically sustainable printing method and a project dedicated to the importance of our heritage. These are the two objectives for Miroglio Textile in 2016.
Tiger of Sweden shows contemporary tailoring at its very best with inspiration of old Sweden craftsmanship and the moody winters of Dalarna, a region in northern Sweden. All to the sound of a crooner voice of old romantic melancholy.
The Italian fashion house Brioni presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection - unique with the new concept of the men's suit. We all knew, that the black suit is no more the best outfit. Nowadays, it is more interesting and eye catching when a man is dressed in different suit - unusual colour, fit and fabrics.
Stella Jean was born and works in Rome, where she also lives with her two children. In July 2011 she was distinguished as one of the winners of the prestigious “Who Is On Next?” competition in Rome, organised by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italy. In June 2013 she debuted her first menswear collection at Pitti Uomo, as part of the Pitti Italics project.
Corneliani is an Italian menswear manufacturer best known for its suits and sportcoats. The company distributes its products in over 70 countries worldwide through multi-brand stores and around 90 single-brand boutiques; Corneliani also manufactures and delivers made-to-measure suits worldwide.
'Updating both Contemporary and Young Fashion, forward print designs introduce new approaches to an array of aesthetic influences, spanning florals and stripes to check, geos and camou. These trends have been forecast to inform print design development for the upcoming season, influencing high-end and fast fashion collections going into Fall-Winter 2016/2017 and more mainstream ranges for Fall-Winter 2017/2018'.
The pocket square is an accessory that is steeped in history, and they pride themselves in keeping its traditional elements alive in the company today. They place a lot of emphasis on unique designs and quality craftsmanship when creating a Rampley & Co pocket square.
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
The Fall/Winter 2015 collection begins in 1950s Milan, creating an imaginary bridge between tradition and modernity along which craftsmanship and premium materials are interpreted in new forms and proportions. Silhouettes bring life to a well-defined and extremely contemporary elegance with particular attention to leisure: coats and jackets in pure cashmere are made with an exclusive “double” technique that results in an extraordinary lightness and luxury. Lines are prevalent throughout the collection, creating diverse motifs and prints: delicate chalk stripes, shaded varieties for a mélange effect or crisscrossed in checks of all different sizes.
'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'.
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.
A voyage often starts from within, seems to suggest KENZO’s Spring Summer 2016 collection: through its print-blocking and multitude of harmonious clashes, it suggests traveling occurs on a daily basis – from voyages to the other end of the world to simply taking the bus to another neighborhood. The designers begin by hijacking a history of ethnic fashion by picking non-Western details – yet refusing to exotify the cultures those are from.
From November 2-8, a dedicated window display at well-known concept store Colette will be showcasing pieces from the new Sonia Rykiel Christmas 2015 collection, with sales running in exclusivity until November 15. The entire collection will then follow in the Sonia Rykiel store network and soniarykiel.com.
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.
Khongboon Swimwear, luxury swimwear created by Supaporn Khongboon, presents it's newest collection showcasing updated prints, streamlined silhouettes and buttery fabrics. Inspired by the idea of a picturesque paradise, Khongboon has fused together weft fabrics with awe-inspiring prints synonymous with affordable luxury. With 12 new styles and 10 new prints, Khongboon Swimwear's SS16 collection is colorful and right on-trend for the upcoming swim season.
Tradition, heritage, experience and visually overwhelming and stunning imagery that Ekaterina comes across, form the basis for all her collections. Spring/Summer 2016 sees Ekaterina on her journey exploring folk inspired prints and patterns, which are reinterpreted in a way that is distinctive, authentic, true to her brand DNA and vision.
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.
Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Max Mara, Miu Miu and Haider Ackermann are among the world famous fashion houses, which preferred the trend for their Fall/Winter 2015-2016 womenswear collection.
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.
Designer Esther Noriega presents TEMPO - Spring Summer 2016 Collection, inspired by the Muses of Music
TEMPO is a collection in movement markedly feminine, a collection that confronts adagio with allegro. A slow tempo, sensual, pulsating, a lively tempo, energetic and cheerful. The nuance of the collection pumps up the volume, without fanfare, piano or forte, and hence the woman moves to the beat of a fashion sonata. The melody is executed with defined and resounding fashion trends, merging with a cut that recreates the classicism of couture and results in a defined style that harmonizes femininity and defines the aesthetic dialogue of the designer from Valladolid, Esther Noriega.
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.
Danit Peleg graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 2015 and has created a ready-to-wear collection, printed entirely at home. It was a graduate project for her Fashion Design degree. Danit is interested in the influence of technology on fashion design and believes that it can give designers more independence in the creation process, that's why she dedicated a year of her life to her 3D printing journey.
Custo Barcelona presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection Slow at New York Fashion Week. The pieces of this new collection feature intricate details and elaborate production processes. With creativity and modernity in mind, it found its inspiration in the culinary movement that rejects the standardization of taste and defends creative, slow cooking. The garments are all produced in the company’s ateliers and again bear the “Made in Spain” distinction sewn into the label.
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.
Who says you have to choose between being active and being fashionable? Our Start moving collection has already proven that you can love sports and set trends at the same time with active wear. Today we are going further and announcing THE ultimate combo: Bershka’s experience in the fashion world and Reebok‘s knowhow in active wear technology are coming together to create a special edition of sneakers for certain sports and fitness activities, and, especially, urban workout.
For the cold season of 2015/2016, Zuhair Murad heads for the high peaks, driven by a desire for their unspoiled glacial purity. Satins smooth as the driven snow, flurries of organza, a blizzard of layered tulles, polar prints, a veritable ice storm of diamante, beading and sequins, all translate into a show of snowflake sensuality and elegance, an ice-cool pinnacle of luminous charm.
Just when you think you have seen everything there is within the fashion industry, something always seems to jump up and grab you unexpectedly. For Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht, her work not only does this from time to time, but just about every piece of fashion that she designs will leave you either totally awe inspired or incredibly freaked out. She is known within the fashion industry for taking things to a level previously unthought of, and within the 3D printing industry for exhibiting the potential the technology provides for the future.
For LOU DALTON, Spring/Summer 2016 is about defining the essentials of a man’s wardrobe: the lightweight blazer; the Harrington jacket; the striped knit; the utilitarian shirt; the tailored cargo pant. These are pieces that carry their heritage with them, from the origins and traditions of tailoring and functionality – the backbone of LOU DALTON - to the dress codes of the Casuals and the late 80s/early 90s rave scene.
It was "Le Plus Beau des Voyages": the soundtrack for the runway show mimicked the journey in which the models declared their individuality, to stand out from the rest. The Lanvin man is contemporary and aesthete yet does not follow fashion in order to follow the crowd.
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.
An evocative language, implicit only to Missoni, takes form in signature, paradigmatic patters - space-dyes, zigzags, striped and wide-banded motifs - that have been elaborated in varying chromatic blocks and then slanted, rotated or misaligned to create intriguing multicolored and interlaced compositions. Knitted jacquards of inlayed tromp-l’oeil recall the geometric forms of Sonia Delaunay and contrast the fluid, abstract floral prints that ornament the the slender and linear silhouettes of Missoni’s Spring 2015 collection.
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.
English fringed suede, Durham quilts and sheer printed English lace. Patchwork prints, mirror textiles and whipstitched suede. Pigment colours of indigo, red, burgundy, teal and ochre.
Last week adidas unveiled The adigirl Collection, a new apparel line designed specifically for the teen athlete. The line - a first of its kind - combines key performance attributes with street style detailing to create a unique, versatile assortment of pieces that bring sport into everyday life. The adigirl Collection draws inspiration from five team sports - basketball, volleyball, track, softball and soccer.
The essence of style and of a cosmopolitan life: the verticality of a New York skyscraper and of the Vendôme column, London’s fantasy and extravagance, Paris’ chic and cultural life and the baroque and light of Rome all blend in a collection aimed at today’s women.
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.
With immersive graphics and electric colours, Mary Katrantzou’s designs speak with a bold, clear creative vision. For Season 2 of her partnership with streetwear giant adidas Originals, the designer looks back to 80’s workout and fitness imagery combined with sportswear paraphernalia to create abstract collages of figurative motifs. adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou will be available in to shop online at www.marykatrantzou.com from July 2015 onwards.
Currently in Italy runs the Milan Men's Fashion Week (Milano Moda Uomo) from 19 to 23 June 2015. Prada is one of the fashion houses, which presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection during the event. Really short shorts, interesting knits and wide-shouldered tops are the key elements of the collection, which was presented by both male and female models.
'We had a great time doing the collection. 'Unisex'! - as usual with a collection we went through hell. But we came out the other side. Trousers for women, yes! Dresses for men, the same dresses that women wear? Do that! It takes a lot of trial and error. Dresses without a woman's waist! But then you, the woman, look like a king or queen (from history or a parallel universe) - you the man look like a king or a queen!'
Alexander McQueen’s menswear collection this season explores the spirit of journeying and solitude. Drawn to what is unfathomable and remote, the sea acts as a powerful opposite to the land, and is a place where men can make themselves new. To create a strong sense of the world of water and naval adventure, McQueen has homed in on the image of sailors and wrestlers. The collection further explores the theme of adventure and tattoos as a male habit of mapping his body with identity.
During the Milan Fashion Week, designer John Richmond presented his womenswear collection, described as 'an undercurrent of exoticism and sexual adventure'. Diversity is the key characteristic of the collection - both elegant and sexy rock pieces, eye-catching colorful and simple monochrome designs, romantic and futuristic garments, dark colors and bright notes, glamour and extravaganza.
Earlier this year, during the Milan Fashion Week, designer John Richmond presented his Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection in Italy. 'Sartorial elegance takes center stage. The suit is now the badge of rebellion', Richmond said. The designer offered a variety of modern daytime men's suits - some of them with Savile Row and Neapolitan bespoke tailoring elements.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-Collection for Spring Summer 2016 plots a winding path through the iconic arrondisements of Paris, jumping across the Seine from Sonia's spiritual home in the 6th district to explore the diverse and nonchalant style of the City of Light. Captured by Sonia Sieff at Le Basile café in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Langley-Fox Hemingway embodies once again the Sonia woman, sparking the collection's playful femininity with a boyish yet sexy attitude.
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.
'Back To Nature. This season, heralds a fresh return to nature, as fashion prints demonstrate a renewed focus on organic, earthy aesthetics. Graphic Marble offers a modern twist on mineralized patterns, while Scratch the Surface infuses looks with a crude, untreated natural feel.'
WUNDERKIND is Wolfgang Joop’s personal vision of what a contemporary, sophisticated and independent woman wants in her wardrobe. It is an intimate and emotional expression of the designer’s taste, one that explores the contradictions and dualities inherent in each woman. WUNDERKIND celebrates a sense of freedom, which defies sartorial conventions and offers a unique take on modern elegance.
Inspirations for Autumn/Winter 2015 range from the louche eccentricity of Baba Beaton to the off kilter goings on in the cult eighties TV melodrama Tales of the Unexpected. A trio of party girls are immortalised by Fulton’s hand in a series of repeat-geometric nouveau style prints and on crystal set, hand-engraved plastic earrings, bracelets, brooches and hair slides.
'The arrival of Spring-Summer 2016 inspires a host of fresh and directional takes on the seasons quintessential floral print stories, adding an updated relevance to established styles. IIn Multi-Applications, Offbeat Oriental Blooms appeal with a contemporary elegance, as The New Daisy blooms on urbane designs'.
The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) was established in September 2006 as the only fashion council in Pakistan, with its head office in Lahore. Its a non-profit organization aiming to help facilitate Pakistani designers. PFDC has established regular fashion weeks since February 2010 in collaboration with giant global brand Unilever and the world's biggest beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.
Definitely, Gisele Bündchen was the topic of the evening - she announced her official retirement from the catwalk. After more than a dozen fashion shows with Colcci, 34-year-old Gisele chose her last event as a runway model to be the same one, where she made her debut 20 years ago.
Yesterday, during the São Paulo Fashion Week (April 13-17, 2015), Aqua de Coco by Liana Thomaz presented its Summer 2016 collection at the Candido Portinari Park in São Paulo, Brazil.
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.
What are the women of 2015 like? Strong, complicated, demanding. They do everything and want everything. Their closet has to have room for leisure time in town, a meticulously elegant office look and a never-predictable sexiness.
'Discover exciting new prints hot off the runways of the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 ready-to-wear shows, and be inspired with the most influential print and pattern trends of the season. The Interior Floral trend was spotted in collections by leading designers like Karen Walker and Marc by Marc Jacobs.'
South Korean designers Jeong Hyeok-seo (Steve J) and Pae Seung-yeon (Yoni P), presented their Fall-Winter 15/16 womenswear collection today during the Seoul Fashion Week (March 20-25, 2015). Both designers work together for their brand Steve J & Yoni P and have won a number of fashion awards, including Designer of the year Asia (2013).
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.
Sensuality and independence. For Valentino’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli capture the essence of the world of contemporary women, portraying its changes and evolution.
British designer Bill Gaytten presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 women's collection for label John Galliano on Sunday (March 8th) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015).
The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Ready to Wear collection by Tsumori Chisato was presented this morning during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France.
I fell in love with this collection at first look. The designs and prints are eyecatching and unique.
Maxi rose prints and naïf children's drawings mixed with 60s silhouettes, pastels and traditional black are the key elements of Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015/2016 women's collection, dedicated to mothers and motherhood.
February, 10-12 Miroglio Textile, textile division of the Miroglio Group, was present at Première Vision Paris with a renewed identity and with 4 collections that concretely demonstrate the distinctive elements of the company: innovation, creativity and smart technology at the service of the fashion industry.
Europa unveils a Spring-Summer 2016 that is full of surprises. The Tuscan company, which has been a leader for over 40 years in the production of Made in Italy, high quality and technologically advanced stretch and super stretch denims, is demonstrating its mastery of denim production and its constant investment in technology by launching a genuine innovation: ES, a collection of “smart” stretch denims that make use of Roica™ EF by Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation, a next-generation yarn with elevated technological characteristics.
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.
Forever 21 announces the launch of their Activewear campaign highlighting new high-tech features as well as on-trend designs, with key theme ‘Fit. Function. Fashion.’ Top Australian model, Shanina Shaik is the face of the campaign- her healthy physique and relaxed model off-duty sense of style naturally represents the fitness movement the new Forever 21 Activewear collection.
A journey deep into Nature. Exploration of the natural universe. Ultimately leading us on a path toward self awareness and self discovery. Introspection and natural essence: two distinct worlds that the Iceberg man always makes his own.
The adidas Originals Blue Collection is a premium apparel and footwear line merging adidas' longstanding lifestyle heritage with a refined luxury street aesthetic. Mixing functional sport utilitarianism with a savvy street attitude, the SS15 collection perfectly combines the two sartorial disciplines by offering versatile garments and trainers that are aspirational in terms of both design and manufacturing.
Without a doubt, this will be one of the winning trends in the upcoming season. Denim fabric transcends its basic status and is set to star in the launching of the new SUITEBLANCO collection. Blanca Padilla, one of today’s most desired Spanish top models, is its ambassador.
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.
'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.
Victoria’s Secret officially debuted its Swim 2015 collection with the release of the brand’s anticipated swim catalogue. Shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Greg Kadel in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, the catalogue is the destination for the sexiest, most fashionable swim styles of the season.
While many swim brands hail from the Aloha state, none are quite like Issa de' mar. Issa de' mar brings bright neons to this 2015 TRIBE collection, and incorporates authentic prints inspired from travels to Morocco and other parts of Africa.
If you are a young spirit and you love colors and cartoons and 90s, then Spring-Summer 2015 is definitely your season to be both yourself and super modern, because 'The playful boy' is one of the hottest trends for the upcoming season.
As the holiday season hits its stride, the party invites come piling in. From casual cocktails to sumptuous soirées and an all-out New Year’s Eve celebration, there are so many reasons to dress up. But what to wear everywhere? With so many options— sparkle and lace, prints and little black dresses–ensemble planning can get a little complicated. Enter our glam guide to party dressing that will ensure you look chic, whatever the occasion.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2015 collection includes: painterly and graphic prints, luxurious but understated leather and suede coats, knee-length daywear dresses, long and lean silk dresses, crystals adorned distressed jeans, Nordic-inspired heavy knit sweaters, boyish pantsuits.
Two light boxes suspended above a black lacquered wood floor dominated by Marc Quinn’s painted bronze orchids.
Sonia Rykiel innovated not just with the cut of her garments, but also with her philosophy of fashion. She collaborated with the popular French mail-order company Les 3 Suisses in 1977 and then released a renegade fragrance, 7ème sens, the following year. She designed sweaters closer to the body than they had ever been — a sweater had never been sexier. Declared “Queen of Knits” by Women’s Wear Daily in 1972, Sonia Rykiel became an international icon.
A special, exclusive revival of United Colors of Benetton knitwear from the seventies and eighties. Veritable classics of Italian taste, reproduced in the original colors, with luxury yarns and sophisticated knitting techniques. To be worn with the same natural elegance and spirit of the times in which they were originally created. Their essential, innovative design makes them still remarkably contemporary.
Bulgarian hip-hop singer Kristo, who is often part of different social projects, collaborated with Richmart - one of the biggest factories in Europe, producing made-to-measure suits - for the creation of his first collection of children's coats, named 'Kristo by Richmart'.
Inspired by British travel writer Bruce Chatwin. Journeys through poetry and well-travelled book covers. Iconic field jackets, denim jackets, duffles, tailoring and trench coats. Authentic fabrications in weathered tones. Illustrations and typographic print on shirts, satchels and sneakers.
This winter, H&M is celebrating the holidays with a spectacular campaign and festive collection. Global superstars Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are the stars of the campaign, singing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 new album Cheek To Cheek. The extended version of the commercial premieres at hm.com on November 25.
The Catwalk Team at Trendstop.com - one of the world's leading trend forecasting agencies, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts - reveals for us two hot Spring-Summer 2015 prints directions...
It takes two to Tango in Argentina but only one to belly dance in Cairo… and so, inspired by a recent boat trip along the Nile and other exotic destinations, Ted’s menswear is full of thrilling precision and rhythmic with this season.
Sretsis shines brightly through dream-like silhouettes and dark humored prints disguised, sometimes unnoticed, as a wide-eyed innocent take on age old femininity.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
House of Holland Girl is cool, confident and savvy and wear labels without letting them wear her.
Discovered Spring-Summer 2015 collection features a combination of bold prints and more subtle, traditional pieces.
The main theme of Toga Virilis Spring-Summer 2015 collection is the American West.
The models are bright and chic and reflect the theme of the collection - 'Hope'. The 37 different designs were created for less than 5 months by Shirahama and her team.
Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director, was inspired for the brand's Fall-Winter 14/15 collection after visiting an exhibition featuring ornate Iranian rugs.
Federico Curradi, the creative director of Iceberg, has been inspired for brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection by Bruce Wayne - the famous philanthropist of Gotham City, who wears the tweed in his every-day life and high-tech clothes when he becomes Batman.
For Fall Winter 2014, the Pucci girl goes in search of a savage chic. Creative Director Peter Dundas creates a quasi-primitive, luxury-kissed landscape for her journey, drawing upon the decorative cultures of ancient Native American and Inuit people. Drawn in earthy colors and rich with intricate handcraft, a surge of animalistic energy pulses through the collection. But the savage is cut with the civil, leaving a rigorously chic refinement wafting through the air.
CHARLES & KEITH WINTER 2014 draws inspirations from the past and merges it with ideas of the future. Time is held suspended under a slate of accents and natural palettes.
Elemental- Wood-printed and gold plated detailing, smooth matte marble swirl textures mixed with neutral tones are the unlikeliest of elemental combinations created in the form of statement top handles. When mixed with neutral tones, mid-heels and loafers exude the characteristics of a rustic wintry mood.
Italian fashion house Etro surprised the audience at its Fall-Winter 2014/2015 fashion show with a collection of characteristically British suiting.