The VIEW Premium Selection in Munich has successfully opened the Spring.Summer season 2024. In a tense market environment, the exhibiting weavers, producers and accessories manufacturers and their around 300 pre-collections positioned themselves with strong trend statements and solutionoriented new developments.
For most families, especially those with toddlers, summer calls for vacation fun. However, as you shop for your summer styles, you’ll realize that dressing your toddler for summer fun is more challenging than expected. The sweltering summer months call for extra special attention when dressing your toddler. Besides striking a perfect balance of style and comfort, you should ensure that your kid is cool and protected from harsh direct sunlight.
It’s the height of summer, and revamping your wardrobe is a must to stay cool and stylish in hot weather. For some, a summer wardrobe upgrade would entail fits that would look good on the beach. For others, this could be casual styles for a more versatile look for their Instagram feed. With social media driving major fashion trends, and with 48% of Americans preferring to not be photographed in the same outfit twice, it’s good to be on top of fashion trends. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to your summer fits, here are a few fashion inspirations for you.
Summer is finally here, and with it comes to the sun, and with the sun comes a new array of outfits to buy and try and stun with. Of course, shopping for outfits has never been more difficult because of the massive variety that is now out there. You will likely go online or head to the shops and sit there scratching your head at racks and racks of potential outfits. Well, if this does sound like you, then you’ll be happy to know that you’re in the right place because, throughout this article, we are going to be giving you some top tips on how you can shop for summer clothes.
The Guest Designer of Pitti Immagine Uomo 102 is Grace Wales Bonner, Founder and Creative Director of WALES BONNER
Wales Bonner is the Guest Designer of Pitti Immagine Uomo no.102 (Florence, Fortezza da Basso, 14-17 June 2022). The designer of English-Jamaican origins will present, in a premiere showing in Florence, the Spring-Summer 2023 collection of her eponymous label Wales Bonner.
With the holiday season around the corner, many of us are thinking about revamping our look ready for the holidays and trips out that go hand in hand with the warmer weather. But with money tight for so many of us and a packed schedule that makes trips to the salon, gym, or store difficult, how are we supposed to get vacation-ready?
Twilight fans will recall Bella Swan ditching high heels and opting to wear Converse footwear to her prom instead. Her real-life counterpart, Kristen Steward, did the same at the 2022 Oscars, donning her comfie sneakers as soon as the red carpet was rolled up. Sneakers have, of course, come a long way, with many celebrities, influencers, and everyday folk with sartorial flair wearing them alongside suits, dresses, and other relatively elegant ensembles. If you are a sneaker lover yourself, start saving for at least one of the following trending styles.
Maybe you were looking for new Sleeper dresses to upgrade your wardrobe? As warm days are coming closer, consider checking out the fresh summer collection by Sleeper.
Summer is just around the corner and when you watch the runway shows, you know it will be a wild one. Girls will be wearing minis that will fall mid-thigh, and liquid metal textiles will render the evenings and nights completely electric. We could all see it coming after such a long time of restraints. But what will be the accessories to accompany our summer? Here is a look at the ones that should be most popular, when the heat comes upon us.
Shopping for men’s clothes can be the thing that demands a lot of attention. Whether there is a summer season or winter, you need some clothes that can portray your personality. On the other hand, buying these clothes could be an expensive approach without some discounts on them. we all want to save money so that we can fulfill our need of following the clothes fashion. This need can be fulfilled with affordability by using Everlane promo codes of shopping.
Spring and summer might not be the usual seasons you would associate with knitwear, but every fabric has its day in the sun, thanks to fashion. Get it? 2021 has been extremely strange, and while we start enjoying the much warmer weather, you might be curious to understand why and how knitwear could possibly have a place in it.
Summer is here and with it comes a heat wave. Staying stylish in 35°C weather is no easy task. Fighting perspiration, discomfort and heat while maintaining a fashionable look can be a real challenge. That is why we have come up with 5 tips for staying stylish in the summer.
With the percentage of adults vaccinated rising and the majority of the nation slowly opening up again, this summer promises social gatherings, nights out, and even vacations. After so long stuck in the same place, you may feel that your wardrobe needs a bit of a refresh. Never fear! Here are the top 5 summer fashion trends that will allow you to get out of that lockdown slump and out into the world once more.
Has your summer been feeling a little unprepared recently? From steamy cutouts and sheer layers to bright pops and trendy prints, we are here to guide you while you decide to refresh your collection. Get ready to discover a myriad of street styles and breezy looks. Keep reading to know what to shop and from where.
The use of tanning injections is one of the best methods you can use to get the desired tan. Unlike other techniques, it is simple and does not require you to spend long hours in the sun. You are, therefore, protected from the adverse effects of the sun that include damaged skin cells and the risk of cancer.
Thanks to its renown expertise, premium collaborations with some of the most influential fashion brands and an array of international awards, Jersey manufacturer TINTEX has established itself as a global leader in smart innovation. The commitment to support brands in creating responsible collections is interwoven into his motto Naturally Advanced.
Travel is the matrix, the common trait that defines the identity of the contemporary man, alive in the photos shot by photographers and documentarists of the youth generation, imagery through the lens of style and the evocative tale of fashion. The Belvest menswear collection for spring-summer 2020 launches from this inspiration redefining that art of ease in dressing inspired by the great Renaissance painter Giovanni Battista Moroni, ongoing exhibition at the Frick collection in New York and much loved for its visionary art by the father of the company, Aldo Nicoletto.
MUNICH FABRIC START Spring/Summer 2021 - A new level of sustainability, digitalisation, transparency
The MUNICH FABRIC START introduced the Spring/Summer 2021 season from 04 - 06 February in Munich. The accents were the BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual showcases presented by around 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals. The approximately 18,400 international trade visitors were offered a broad spectrum of strongly positioned collections with innovative product and trend statements. A new awareness of ecology and the increasing relevance of natural looks and resource-saving materials were noticed.
Slowness and speed, confidence and ease. A fast ride on the car, at sunset. Enjoying sunrise walking quietly along the river Tiber. Brioni keeps evolving its sartorial code while keeping true to the roots. Roman roots: an attitude towards dressing that’s nonchalant, probably a bit absent minded, and masculinely so.
A sense of augmented reality sets the tone for the Berluti collection for Spring-Summer 2020. In his continual observance of the artisanal heritage of the maison, artistic director Kris Van Assche shines an imaginative light on the features of its legacy.
Manuel Ritz's journey continues in Morocco, the place from which the brand takes inspiration for the 2020 spring summer collection. An exciting journey through the streets of Marrakech and the arid lands of the surrounding desert, among the colors of the souk of Medina and the charming courtyards of the riads.
VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION Spring/Summer 2021: Sophisticated collections – concentrated information - increasing internationalization
VIEW Premium Selection will open the Spring.Summer 2021 season with an international portfolio showcasing over 400 collections. On December 3rd and 4th 2019, leading fabric, trim and denim suppliers present their preview programs and latest developments in Munich.
Milan Fashion Week: 2019 Women's Fashion Week in the name of sustainability and internationalisation
170 collections, 58 runways, 110 presentations e 54 scheduled events: Milan Fashion Week was back this September with a preview of S/S 2020 novelties. One of the most glamorous and awaited events for professionals and enthusiasts, presented by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI).
With stable results, the 33rd edition of CPM – Collection Premiere Moscow drew to a successful close on 6 September 2019. Around 1,300 brands from 30 countries exhibited their collections for the spring/summer 2020 season in 16 halls of the Expocentre exhibition grounds. As always, CPM attracted a highly professional audience of buyers and experts to Moscow: around 21,300 professional visitors from 50 countries with a focus on Europe and South Asia.
Loubicircus presentation saw Paris' Musee des Arts Forains – a sanctuary dedicated to the magic of the circus - transformed into a late-night funfair to mark the launch of the Spring/Summer 2020 Men's Collection. A real feat of showmanship, the evening was filled with curiosities and marvels.
The Joe T is a classic summer T-shirt that has been recreated this season with 100% ultrafine Merino wool making it the perfect go-to for summer.
Know how to say colour in 18 different languages? We do. And this year, it seems the French do too. Trendhim`s Colour Report ranks Europe’s most colourful countries.
The Spring/Summer 2020 collection features a range of highly technical garments: the TRAVEL SPORT UNIFORM capsule collection successfully combines tailored style and high-tech details, with a selection of garments made of crease-resistant, quick-dry technical textiles designed for casual, dynamic men who expect maximum comfort both in and out of urban contexts, and at the same time are eager to showcase their distinctive style.
The menswear of Belvest for Spring/Summer 2019 leaves the room of comfortable certainties to explore a territory at the boundaries of tailoring, the multiform space where patterns, prints, details describe the mutated sensitivity of the male universe.
Franklin Eugene International LLC had a fashion presentation June 17, 2020 in Milan, Italy. The fashion house showcased designer Franklin Eugene’s latest menswear collection, CITRUS. The collection is inspired by a CITRUS color palette that includes lime green, lemon yellow, vibrant orange and tomato red. Stitched with fabrics that include organic cottons, silks, and wool, this collection is Franklin Eugene’s take on incorporating citrus inspired colors and prints into a Spring/Summer menswear collection. The clothing is light weight, comfortable, soft, and sun, surf, and sand ready. The collection remains true to Mr. Eugene’s signature style affections - clean lines, strong cuts, and fantastic finish work. Once again, we see Mr. Eugene lean forward and innovate with our first look at what is likely to become a brand fan favorite the FRANKLIN EUGENE TRENCH SHIRT (a range of shirt designs inspired by the trench coat).
Marco De Vincenzo returns to Pitti Uomo as the Pitti Italics Special Event for this 96th edition. Recognized as one of the most innovative voices on the fashion scene, the designer will launch his first menswear collection. The Marco De Vincenzo Spring/Summer 2020 men's collection was presented with a fashion show at the Tepidarium del Roster.
Givenchy wase the Guest Designer at Pitti Immagine Uomo 96. Clare Waight Keller – the British designer and artistic director of the LVMH group maison since spring 2017- presented the new menswear collection from the brand that is an icon of French elegance with a special event.
As the capital plays host to London Fashion Week Men’s St James’s will be at the heart of the celebration of elegance, creativity and style as Jermyn Street is transformed into an open-air catwalk for the day.
The cosmetic companies have been trying to get male clients for years. There have always been men of fashion who wore makeup and wore it well. Celebrities, entertainers, and news teams wear makeup daily to get and maintain their look while on camera.
Summer is upon us, ladies. Who doesn’t want to look stylish and trendy beneath the summer sun? Here’s a women’s summer fashion guide.
The spirit and emotion of the mid-Twentieth Century British artist. Francis Bacon. John Deakin. Soho. The artist vulnerable yet powerful. Hybrids: classic clothing taken apart at the seams, turned on its head. The maverick male in heritage McQueen. Cut, pieced and patched trench coats, hunting jackets, pinstripes, knits, shirting and military clothing realised with the power and immediacy of a broad-brush stroke. Strength of character, individuality and creativity.
Scabal presents a collection of sartorially designed pieces ideal for smart days and relaxed nights. Fabrics are light, breathable and packable for the man on the move. While colours reflect the best of the season, classic whites, beiges and navy sit alongside a variety of brighter summer jacket options with fabrics ranging from fine cottons to the softest of summer cashmere.
Although summer is two months away in most part of Europe, there are places you can go and utilise your swimsuit. You can head to the Canaries, Cyprus, Crete or Marrakesh for an increadible vacation. So take a look at our suggestions for women's swimsuits Spring-Summer 2019. From sunshine yellow and classic leopard print to retro styles and embroidery, these are some of the swimwear trends you need on your radar this year.
On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 96 MSGM, the brand founded in 2009 by Massimo Giorgetti returns to Florence as a Pitti Special Anniversary to celebrate its first ten years. On Thursday 13 June 2019, in a yet-to-be-revealed location, a fashion show will be staged to present the MSGM Spring-Summer 2020 Collection.
In the modern world, being a gentleman is a choice. The Luigi Bianchi Mantova man has a timeless style, enhanced by elements from the world of art.
Since 1931, Bemberg™ is a new material definition for responsible luxury. The one for cool exquisite comfort, whose smart heritage is born in a circular economy. Made by Asahi Kasei, the company is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel.
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.
Sartorial tradition used as an instrument to translate contemporary trends into a garments and accessories that enclose the life of LUI, the modern Canali man. LUI (HE) is an eclectic- Intense and authentic with an open mind for trends, inspiration, and experimentation; added to a great admiration for well-made curated pieces that are full of heritage.
The international textile and fashion industry kicks off the 2020 Spring.Summer season in Munich. More than 1,000 fabrics, additionals, denim & sportswear suppliers exhibit their latest product and trend developments in 1,800 collections from 29 to 31 January 2019 at the MOC Munich and in the Zenith Area.
Tailoring for today is confidently presented for both men and women. Informed by his personal experience of softening the stiffness of tailoring in the early-Eighties, Paul reinvigorates the suit. Tailoring remains at the core of the Paul Smith world and with rare independence the designer confidently contradicts the zeitgeist.
The Tiger of Sweden Spring/Summer 2019 collection is a tribute to the spirit of being on the move. Touching upon journeys of the mind as well as conventional travel, it is about freedom and the power of dreams. What happens to imagination in an age when information is never more than a click away? Have we lost the time and inclination to daydream?
Where the clothing conceals the body of the woman, with its "Crystal Skin" Collection, Adeline Ziliox decides to reveal it. Transparency assumed, body unveiled and femininity affirmed, here is the DNA of the Collection. The technical materials, which are often found in the work of the designer, like neoprene, 3D mesh fabrics reinforce this line ultra-feminine, elegant and with streetwear inspirations. The PVC masterpieces confirm the contemporary and avant-garde look of this spring summer 2019 collection.
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.
As always, the fabrics are selected in partnership with the most prestigious companies in the trade. Soft movement is achieved by weaving different yarns in both faux-uni colours and mixed shades.
On a secluded beach near his beloved Marseille, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus unveiled his highly anticipated debut menswear collection. Awash with blues, yellows, creams and orange, the Spring/Summer 2019 offering conjures up images of long summery days in the south of France – where Jacquemus spent his childhood.
This isn’t your typical Paris Men’s Fashion Week recap that includes explicit mention of the who’s who at the event to the ambiance and sets as well as the never ending looks on glamour and style, most of which indicate what we’ll be seeing and wearing in spring and summer of 2019.
It’s safe to assume summer will bring at least some change in your customers’ buying habits. Students are free to travel, work and enjoy leisure time between class sessions. Parents tweak their schedules to accommodate little ones. Families take vacations during the summer, too.
The Acne Studio show had all the ingredients of a minimalist approach to vibrant colours and design elements that gel together in strikingly cool ways. With a palette of soft muted hues to saturated tones that add warmth and depth to classic silhouettes.
With all the glitz and glamour at Paris Fashion Week Namacheko added a unique flavour that was reflected in the head turning ensembles of the Swedish/ Kurdish label. Launched by brother and sister duo- Dilan and Lezan Lurr, the brand has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2017.
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.
What made the Wooyoungmi show unlike any of the others was the cool and interesting tie between retro elements combined with country inspired feels with a modern twist. The striking colour palette that had soothing hues drawn from nature such as buttercup yellow, dusky blue, earth tones, maroon and pale grey. The prints added further interest and authenticity to the looks that included stripes, plaid, checks and textures. Modern twists were reflected in the accessorizing, the bags, boots and hair.
Ever rebellious – Raf Simons waged a full-fledged war against the current cloud of street-wear styles hovering over the fashion world. In the time where some of the biggest names in luxury fashion are ditching luxury for street and sportswear, none more evident than Louis Vuitton's selection of Virgil Abloh as artistic director earlier this year, Raf vowed to focus on traditional menswear garments, even for new generation.
Another highly anticipated show at Paris Men's Fashion Week was the Dior Homme show that many had been looking forward to all week. Not only did the show live up to many high fashion expectations, the collection was a resounding success, then again; how could it not be, as it involved a prince, a talented artist and a double debut. Which in short means, that the House of Dior had in its wings a multitude of talented individuals working together to present a fresh take on the future of fashion from this global powerhouse.
The Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2019 was one of the best in terms of originality and style while still staying true to the brand’s design aesthetic, not forgetting the subtle inclusion of the unexpected, which is always a treat for the eyes. A very strikingly cool combination of razor sharp classic silhouettes vs a totally edgy biker-esque attitude made for interesting bedfellows to start with. The collection had a grunge glam kind of essence that moved between each ensemble with an energy that just had everyone’s attention.
Nothing could be as simple, innovative and with an impactful essence of Avant Garde than Hed Mayner at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2019. A very intense subdued palette set the tone for the dramatic cuts, silhouettes, drapery and more, as the audience watched in amazement. The only visible colour was candy pink and powder blue in various tones and the only print was the pinstripes that were used to the minimum.
Perhaps one of the highly anticipated shows by far at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 was the Louis Vuitton show which showcased the work of Louis Vuitton debut designer Virgil Abloh. While the collection as expected was inspired, cohesive and very dissimilar to what Louis Vuitton customers are used to, it did wow the audience for the most part leaving a bitter sweet sentiment on many present. Given the shift of style aesthetic this scribe found an interesting cross-road between classic and artsy which added a new flavour to fashion from the brand.
The mere mention of Rick Owens and the first thing that comes to mind is breaking the rules. Hence the show that had everything from drama, deconstructed silhouettes, exaggerated elements, architectural shapes, all moved in unison with the aesthetics of the man himself. The styling and attitude of the models, the raw grunge feels and minimalist approach made this collection one of those that moved into a league of its own.
Glenn Martens of the Parisian brand Y Project showed range and diversity through a collection that was inspired, playful and uplifting. From tailored pieces to unique interpretations of blazer jackets and trench coats, the use of a striking palette having strong neutrals, bright hues of energizing yellow, warm orange and royal purple and blue. Speaking of blue, the eye-catching inclusion of denim in powder blue and indigo adds further energy and life to a collection that is young and carefree.
On a palette of fun, youthful colours, dominated by shades of blue, a dash of yellow, white, black and orange, Off-White designer Virgil Abloh showed a multi-dimensional look at the many ways to wear denim, adding visual interest with distressed denim, textures, knits, fleece and parachute that gels well with the quirky elements of animation, oversized silhouettes, camouflage and tie ‘n’ dye all to show-off his cool range of footwear that is a jogger and lace-up that have a chunky, army-esque appeal that is sure to liven up spring and summer of 2019.
Designers Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund of Cmmn Swdn made opening night to Paris Men's Fashion Week every bit as memorable as the impact, energy and social awareness the collection had on the audience. Against a background of what looked like the landfills or somewhere in between, where many garments end up as waste and staying true to the hybrid element the brand is known for, the pieces shown couldn't have been any more hybrid than it was. An interesting mix of youthfulness and subculture, a mix of old-world aesthetics and contemporary, tipping the future of fashion vibes that were both edgy and elegantly sleek.
A summer vacation with a partner is a way to spend some quality time together, and also enjoy some summer fashion. There is nothing more fun than getting yourself and your partner ready to enjoy some sun, sand, and relaxation! If you are looking for some summer fashion ideas to wear on your vacation, this guide brings you some of the hottest looks to inspire your wardrobe and your love life!
Craig Green’s style mixes workwear influences and futuristic volumes, sculpted silhouettes and functional aspects. Strong content is teamed with a highly emotion-charged mise en scene that is always spectacular. Thanks to these distinguishing features, Craig Green has gained an enthusiastic clientele that includes the most prestigious boutiques and department stores around the world. Exploring the concepts of uniform and utility, his fashion shows have become an eagerly awaited cult happening on the menswear calendar. In Florence, this London-born designer presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an event at Pitti Immagine Uomo on the evening of Thursday 14 June.
The collection commences with Franklin Eugene Fury, a stunning multi color blazer, and quickly segues to several light and breezy shirts in black and white before making a bold return to color with a nod to WAKANDA. The presentation smoothly shifts gears to several audacious teal and black installations. Next, we have a FRANKLIN EUGENE homecoming of sorts with an abundance of ultra clean black and white colorless silhouettes that magnificently channel the clean lines and affect that remain hallmarks of the brand.
Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.
Watching the London courtesy but maintaining a strong bond with the Italian traditions, this is the synthesis of the Spring Summer 2018 Tagliatore collection. Jackets and dust coats describe a research made of changes, a symbol of the contemporary and influences. Rock music and classical elegance are united in a harmonious concert which draws inspiration from thought and culture.
Pitti Uomo sees the arrival of the new Sebago designed in Italy Sebago, an American brand founded in Maine in 1946 and famous worldwide for its Penny Loafers boat shoes, presents its first collection at Pitti Uomo, entirely designed and developed in Turin (after acquisition of the brand by the BasicNet Group).
Cashmere. Argyle. The Twinset. Cardigans for British (and Hollywood) royalty. All made famous, made relevant and in some instances made for the first time, by this knitwear company, whose origins lie in the unassuming town of Hawick, Scotland, United Kingdom.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection by Ravazzolo is built on a tourbillion of sharp lines, the utmost expression of style details and ton-surton micro patterns. The suits are increasingly dynamic and the actual concept of outerwear is reinterpreted in terms of lightness, comfort and handmade details. Fits are slimmed down, reversible fabrics dominate jackets and suits.
Tailoring starts out clean, almost puritanical; austere. Precisely cut double-breasted jackets are worn over ivory leather bib-fronted shirts with slim fitted trousers finished with a broad, leather stripe. Long tailored coats with peak lapels and equally pared down trouser suits are cut in bonded black and scarlet leather. Outerwear is re-constructed: pieced and patched in camel and differing scales of Prince of Wales check in graphic shades of black, scarlet and ivory. An oversized cotton gabardine trench coat is reversed and inset with a wool silk jacquard patchwork of contrasting check. Cotton broderie anglaise shirts are paired simply with white poplin cropped trousers or layered with Fair Isle-inspired knits, one of which is pieced and patched together from socks, the once heel now forming the elbow.
No longer does a gentleman have to choose between a sharp look and comfortable warm-weather wear. Scabal’s spring collection is a refined study in beautiful colour palettes, innovative patterns and finishes to suit the modern man. Whether its gold-standard suits or lightweight cotton jackets, this collection pulls out all the stops for a season of sartorial success.
Boglioli presented its spring-summer 2018 collection at Pitti Uomo. Approaching the season, the fashion label keeps in mind the key words lightness and wearability. These ideas manifest themselves into two capsule collections and a must-own jacket. Boglioli is proud of its new Riva jacket, which features patch pockets.
Luciano Barbera presents a new menswear Spring/Summer 2018 collection, inspired by the colors of the Italian coasts. Offering a feeling of relaxed elegance, the new presentation blends Mediterranean colors with soft, luxurious materials. For Spring/Summer 2018 they created a lifestyle around wearable color and harmony—each clothing item is timeless, elegant, and comfortable.
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.
What’s more iconic than a classic summer cookout? Nearly everyone loves taking advantage of the warm evenings and longer hours of daylight by spending time outdoors with family and friends. With so much going on over the season - from holidays to summer camps - it’s easy to let one or two must-have barbeque items slip from your mind - until you your guests have already arrived). Before you go firing up the grill, check off this list to make sure you’re well-prepared for the perfect backyard gathering.
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.
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.
Kiton is a byword for timeless elegance, an iconic fashion house renowned for its style where excellently tailored clothing is combined with and enhances an innate good taste and sense of beauty.While remaining faithful to the high standards intrinsic to its natural inclination towards bespoke tailoring, the idea for Kiton's Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection stems from the intention to provide solutions that are increasingly geared to the needs and desires of its customers: the Kiton customer is the protagonist of a dynamic scenario, constantly travelling and rediscovering the timeless appeal of classic clothing. The new collection is the result of careful research that reinterprets the concept of timeless elegance, enriching it with new stylish details and applying it all products.
Resolutions are, in fact, best made in spring. It is a season defined by newness, after all, and a gentleman’s wardrobe is no different. Scabal’s Spring/Summer 2018 tailoring collection is, says Head of Design Campbell Crichton Dunn “One that reflects the rejuvenation of social occasions this time of year brings.” “It offers key day-to-night pieces and basics with a luxurious lift. Constructions are lightweight, even when using wool and suede, to create an accessible range shot through with sporty sharpness”.
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.
Tom Ford presented Spring/Summer 2018 collection during Milan Fashion Week. No shortage of slim-fitting formal wear items made its rounds — both in the power suit and sharp tuxedo persuasions. Peak lapeled blazers in a wide array of colors teamed up with wide neckties, while boldly-printed tux jackets catch the eye when styled alongside jet black bow ties.
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.
The word “monochromatic” breaks down into two pieces: “mono” meaning single and “chromatic” meaning color. So a monochromatic outfit would consist of pieces of one color.
Marni Spring/Summer 2018 collection is entitled "Lost and Found". For his second men’s show as creative director of Marni, Francesco Risso ushered guests through a darkened tunnel entrance that gave way to a bright industrial space where rows of color-blocked benches perched atop what were ostensibly clear, blow-up rafts.
In his debut Summer collection, Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori illustrates the exploration of personal conscious and sub-conscious fantasies. Outdoor life unexpectedly meets the indoor throughout a fresh summery breeze which pervades the fluidity of fabrics and delicate silhouettes enlightened by a blaze of colors.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection takes inspiration from 1930s and 40s Hollywood—a golden age for elegant and opulent menswear. It tells the story of dashing film stars and daring directors seen in precisely tailored pieces that are emboldened by unique details and subtly exaggerated shapes. The plot involves formal, restrained structures featured in deep, dramatic hues and gutsy fabrics that embody intensity on and off set. Carefully constructed pieces also appear in gossamer shades of ivory, silver, warm grays and washed blues, producing a sense of the reflective attitude of the actor pondering his character and the director considering his day’s work. The narrative concludes by setting the stage for further exploration of style steeped in fantasy and balanced by authenticity.
Find outfit inspiration for a summer wedding: whether you’re the groom, best man or an invited guest.
The Berluti Spring/Summer 2018 Collection brings together ease, a cosmopolitan spirit and a raw sense of charm to match the unique landscape of Los Angeles. Berluti's Creative Director Haider Ackermann draws the inspiration for his arty colour palette from the work of American-German photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, notorious for his subtle hues, and sees them through a current lens.
This season, we have taken inspiration from the concept of “future-nature” for our Spring/Summer collection. The new range combines fabrics with technical properties with natural fibres and finishes to create a collection which balances the clean lines of futurism with the organic feel of the natural world. Water repellent, crease resistant and bi-stretch materials sit alongside summer tweeds, printed cottons and merino wool knitwear in an interesting and forward looking range. Elsewhere lightweight seersucker, melange fabrics and stretch jersey make an appearance for the summer as the demand for comfort continues to take centre stage for menswear in 2018.
Sixty years of history from a Neapolitan company and a family.The start of this itinerary takes shape in the 1950's of "The short century" where the economic boom and the refrain of "Volare" by Domenico Modugno begin to become the hymn of an unexpected energy in the imagining, trying and creating.
The beauty of being a father, the beauty of being a child: with a common vision for style, appearance, elegance and comfort. The philosophy that is taught from childhood gives a sense of good taste and an etiquette that becomes a lifelong guide.
For this Spring/Summer 2019 edition, Milano Unica exhibitors showcase renewed interest in experimentation not only in terms of trim, i.e. embroideries and prints, but also in textile production.
A Netherlands-based men's suit company has faced a social media backlash in response to an advertising campaign featuring men embracing.
This will be a season of movement, starting with the delightfully undulating structures and finishes that bestow performance on the summery elegance chosen by Angelico to dress active days. Brightness and innovation accompany the collections of traditional fabrics and K1, the creative range that includes jersey.
Manuel Ritz presented his latest collection for Spring/Summer 2018. Relaxed silhouettes and nomad-style looks, alongside sportswear elements with a hand-crafted yet technical flavour, outline a new concept of comfort. The new organic trend, Biophilia, leads the way. Key garments are the destructured jackets in “molten” effect wool, wool overchecks, fused micro-textures, boucle pinstripes, blousons in wool or coarse-look cotton matched with soft trousers in jersey, wool or boucle wool flannel. The focus is on limited edition textures: Winter Garden, all-over flowers in cool shades, warmed with a touch of red.
Lanificio Zignone presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an innovative design and performance
Lanificio Zignone presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an innovative design and performance: high-quality fabrics, elegant and dynamic like the men they are thought for. The event focuses on sustainability and it is a chance to illustrate the mill’s commitment to conscious water use.
Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available Merino wool fabric and yarn manufactures, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, February 6 - 8.
There is a trend we spotted during the Fashion Weeks in Milan, London, New York, the suit had a resurgence in Paris courtesy of the trend of mixing tailoring with sportswear. Suits, blazers, and tailored trousers were combined with bombers, track bottoms, hoodies, aloha shirts, and more.
The Inaugural Ceremony, which began with a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Silvio Albini by President Ercole Botto Poala, presented the public with an interesting overview of prospects and opportunities for the Italian textiles sector in the near future.
Gabriele Pasini is fond of working with lines and volumes, playing with widths and lengths in order to explore and innovate, delving into and developing tactile variations which do not instantly transpire, but are nevertheless crucial to building a new formalism - definitely an ongoing process. Elegance, harmony and colour. Midnight, Navy, Royal and China are the blissful blues that prevail throughout the Spring/Summer 2018 Collection but then these cool blues give way to white, natural neutrals, clay, browns, greens and a distinctive brick-red hue.
For Spring/Summer 2019, Trabaldo Togna has brought out an even richer collection of Estrato fabrics with enhanced designs.
It’s hard to believe that certain patterns can fall "out of style," but then again, argyle isn’t exactly popular these days. The same fate befell windowpane check until very recently, and now the pattern’s back with a vengeance. Taking its name from the window-like wide square plaid pattern, it’s formed by two perpendicular pinstripes.
For Spring/Summer 2018, Tiger of Sweden Men keeps enhancing a long, slim silhouette with short jackets, slightly loose fitted trousers and snug double-breasted suits. The suiting is still based on traditional British tailoring with sharp shoulders, narrow waists and with the gorge laying high towards the neck to create a tall, proud torso which enhances the male figure. The trousers are higher and little bit wider for the perfect balance.
The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.
'Processing my Realities.' This is the overarching trend theme at the latest edition of MUNICH FABRIC START. It impressively reflects the power of those interactions which seem so violent at present within the textile and fashion industry. The clash between online and analogue, between Industry 4.0 and skilled craftsmanship, between the virtual and the existent. And between Man + Machine, the concept theme of the BLUEZONE.
Brioni reveals Harvey Keitel as the testimonial for the Spring/Summer 2018 ‘Tailoring Legends’ advertising campaign.
The view from a window seat is often little more than a blur as a train glides from one landscape to the next. Moments race by at breakneck speeds, reminding us that life is movement – a continuous journey from one station to the next – the Canali man is both spectator and participant. As each stop is made, the elements of the journey are laid out one by one and the passenger is treated to moments of closer observation and reflection. The destination that becomes clearer as it appears along the horizon. The Spring Summer 2018 collection is an homage to the man who is constantly on the move, whether for business or pleasure – or for business and pleasure – and to the continuous discovery that his journeys bring.
Thom Browne presented their spring/summer 2018 menswear collection during Paris Fashion Week. Most of the looks were in classic menswear materials: seersucker, wool, poplin being dressed throughout several looks from casual to formal suiting and evening wear.
Portability is the key word for Belvest: garments designed for everyday life, relaxation and sports, as well as for business travel and work in the global world. A new concept of tailoring, combining the highest quality and formal essentiality of models with awesome fabrics: pure cotton fil coupe patchwork, wool-hemp in “thick&thin” textures, intense and snappy mohair, micro-printed linen-wool-silk, and pure wool in light filtered shades, slightly blurred.
The Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection celebrates the spirit of the season with escapism, positivity, romance and freedom. Traditional wardrobe transitions into summer with graphic detailing, contrasting texture and effortless silhouettes that suggests an ease of the Stella man.
Wool, linen and silk are the basic materials for our sartorial collection, which this season includes a host of patterns and designs: check, overcheck, Prince of Wales check, damier, pin stripes are the main themes in a clever game of contrasts and softer, colour-coordinated matches, with fabrics enlivened by weaving different yarns to create apparently plain colours or blends of colours.
The colour-non colour is the passepartout for the summer season, matched with blue and red to create contrasts, or together with natural shades for a more colour coordinated look. White, including pure white, is enhanced by outstanding, exclusive and lively textures. Military-inspired green, blue and light blue, natural shades, ruby and coral touches complete their eclectically interpreted summer palette.
For the second consecutive year, the Biellese company participates in “Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair” with its Fall/Winter 2018/19 collection and the upcoming Spring/Summer 19 preview. Among their super tech yarn, Wooltech Total Easy Care, which has been chosen for the Venetian gondolier uniform, and Harmony Idro which boasts water and oil repellent properties.
Maverick fashion designer Nick Graham presented his latest collection, entitled Atlantis at New York Fashion Week/Men’s. Inspired by the mythical continent and the ocean, the collection was further influenced from fashion in the 60’s and Graham used Donovan’s 1968 hit record “Atlantis” as the music for the show.
This season Billionaire takes aim at the glamorous world of James Bond. Secret Agent 007 has a lot in common with the suave Billionaire man: they’re both international jetsetters, lifelong playboys and always on a mission; they live life like they drive their cars, fast but always in control. As an orchestra plays the iconic Bond themes, the mood is set for adventure and action.
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.
Portability is the key word for Belvest: garments designed for everyday life, relaxation and sports, as well as for business travel and work in the global world. A new concept of tailoring, combining the highest quality and formal essentiality of models with awesome fabrics: pure cotton fil coupe patchwork, wool-hemp in “thick&thin” textures, intense and snappy mohair, micro-printed linen-wool-silk, and pure wool in light filtered shades, slightly blurred.
The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
The 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.
Spring/Summer 2018 - a collection filled with ice cream sundae colors, lots of texture and abstract prints inspired by rocket ships and bits of machinery. Short-sleeve shirts came hand-embroidered with abstract, Kelly-like swirls while scarves boasted busy patterns of rings, circles and dots. There were matte fabrics galore, as in a nubby micro boucl? — that looked from a distance like terrycloth — for a short bomber-style jacket, while Lamb worked a crosshatch one into a double-breasted suit.
On the occasion of his ten-year anniversary at Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche revels in the craftsmanship of the House atelier situated at no. 3 rue Marignan in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Musings on process and proportion become the theme of the Summer 2018 collection, as the studied deconstruction and reconstructiheme, leather, nappa, accessories, on of the Dior Homme suit produces controlled gestures of volume.
Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.
CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, once again joined forces with one of fashion’s most iconic free spirits, Jeremy Scott, for a Spring/Summer 2018 show that was truly out of this world. Marking Scott’s 20-year anniversary as an independent designer, this season’s looks were a literal reminder of why he is one of fashion’s most brilliant stars: the collection showcased an irreverent take on intergalactic glamour, sparkling like space-age stardust on the runway.
It’s Official, Benetti Menswear are now the Official Tailor to the Football Association of Ireland and the Senior Mens International Soccer team. The past months have been an incredible time for Benetti, as an Irish designed brand this partnership is the perfect fit and one they really look forward to working on over the next three years.
There was originally a company named Savile Clifford established over one hundred years ago. They were a weaver based in Huddersfield, the historical birthplace of fancy worsted fabrics. However, over the years a lot of the history surrounding Savile Clifford has become somewhat clouded after the company was taken over numerous times.
The inspiration of the collection was driven by the namibian folk called the Herero, and more precisely by « Conflict and Costume », a book by Jim Naughten. In this work, they can admire the Herero women’s victorian patchwork dresses, made of hundreds of pieces of fabrics just like Haute Couture dresses. African Haute Couture?
Pitti Uomo – The extravagant Italian trade show combining an array of menswear styles from across the globe. This event is nothing short of spectacular, sporting vibrant colours, suits tailored to perfection and the most intricately designed garments from the world’s finest brands.
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.
Presented at Pitti 92, Luigi Bianchi Mantova Sartoria Spring/Summer 2018 reveals a wide selection of patterns and designs: check, overcheck, Prince of Wales check, damier, pinstripes are the main themes in a clever game of contrasts and softer, colour-coordinated matches.
White Man & Woman was a 3 day event held from 17th to 19th June 2017 at the Via Tortona in Milan, Italy. This event showcased products like outodoor style and fashion. We selected to show you the suits that were presented, mainly in white, blue and light gray, suitable for the summer. The suit jackets are combined with jeans or wide-leg trousers.
This passion was born in 1975, in a small garage, thank to Michele and Anna, two young people that had the first idea and now still are the company's owners. The farm is included in the Martina Franca textile district, one of the most important producing Italian area about clothing sector. In the new company generation there are Graziana, Antonella, Angelo and Massimo, that actively take part in the business processes. There are specific skills combining a special mix between scholastic and corporate trainings.
Michele Latorre founded Sartoria Latorre in 1965, initially as a little local company, to produce made-to-measure suits. During the years, Michele gains experience serving local customers in his small workshop at Locorotondo, a beautiful village, in the very heart of Valle d'Itria, Puglia. Nevertheless, his far-sighted vision and his entrepreneurial curiosity brought him beyond his village walls, towards the "high tailoring", that gives "Made in Italy" an international strength.
Z Zegna unveiled its TECHMERINO™ SS18 collection, in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, during the 92nd edition of Pitti Uomo, Florence. TECHMERINO™ is a fusion of the best attributes of Merino wool with the most sophisticated wool processing and finishing techniques. The result is a breathable water resistant fabric that adapts to the ambient temperature and is quick drying.
Krammer & Stoudt, founded in 2012 is a menswear line that offers Southern California casual cool with a contemporary point of view. It was co-created by Michael Rubin and Courtenay Nearburg and utilizes Mike's fine art and Courtenay's fine photography background.
Salvatore Ferragamo presented its Spring/Summer 2017 collection during Milano Fashion Week Mens. The latest offering, the first without creative director Massimiliano Giornettito, who exited last season, was envisioned by Ferragamo’s design team and offered travel-wear elements such as fanny packs, oversized cargo pockets on suits and seriously industrial grade-looking shoes.
Life energy and the stunning beauty of flowers have provided inspiration for BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS, the leading theme of the summer trade shows. New creative ideas that blossom just like flowers: improbable, effervescent and ironic.
H&M Studio unveiled its latest runway show in Paris, a “see now, buy now” S/S 2017 collection inspired by the power of love, grace, strength and passion of ballet, featuring both womenswear and for the first time, menswear.
For Spring/Summer 2017, Christian Louboutin’s Men’s collection sees two worlds collide in a fusion of shoemaking past and present. Celebrating this convergence of traditional, centuries-old Italian leather manufacturing and innovative, boundary-pushing design, Christian Louboutin demonstrates the beauty to be found when skill meets unabandoned creativity.
The Cifonelli Regal Prince is spending the summer months in La Habana, very much at his ease in the warm Cuban sun. The subtle smell of sea salt and jasmine mingle in the air. The warm earth tones of faded brown and caramel, sun bleached sand and dusty grey provide the color palate for the spring/summer collection.
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).
C.L.A.S.S., the leading eco-material hub based in Milan and specialized in the integration of a new generation of smart values within fashion and home d?cor, presents the new SS 2018 collection through its partners, highlighting the new generation of values as innovation, research, creativity, traceability, transparency and sustainability. A very new business model and a real supporting tool for companies (not only the “fashion” ones) for lower environmental impact productions. A new concept that contributes to improve the quality of life, properly answering to cultural changes and to consumer’s new mind-set that links excellence to smarter products.
Premiere Vision defined some of the main trends for Spring summer 18. It sets forth with a fresh and witty outlook to trigger a desire for innovation, imagination and deliberately optimistic future scenarios.
The well known producers of fabrics Holland & Sherry presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. There are four wool fabrics - XTREME, DRAGONFLY, SUMMER ASCOT and CRYSTAL SPRINGS.
Summer was the main focus of Milano Unica in February. At the same time, there was more than a touch of trans-seasonal designs among the offerings by the classy exhibitors as buying patterns adjust themselves to multiple market demands.
For his second Couture collection presented at Westin hotel in Paris, Ziad Nakad offers his own vision of a universal garden where butterflies and flowers are the main symbols of his inspiration. Tradition and modernity combine to each silhouette giving the appearance of a sparkling bouquet of summer flowers.
That was precisely the objective in studying Milano Unica’s spring-summer 2018 trends: to think differently by combining historical periods, places and people apparently on opposite poles but which in reality share a common meaningful and enlightened contemporary view.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 men’s Hybrids capsule collection declares that the future is now! Fashioned from an innovative use of technical textiles and unconventional material mash-ups, the collection offers a glimpse into a brave new world where sport and luxe synthesize into chromatic, bold entities. An astral clan of sneakers, city shoes and sandals—the Hybrids offer a style for every dimension.
Acclaimed actor John Malkovich has a new stage: fashion design. Since childhood, John has had an interest in clothes and fashion photography. He even studied costuming at university and, to this day, does costume design for theater. He walked the Comme des Gar?ons runway when no actor would and was featured in campaigns for Prada, Antonio Miro, and Armani, among others.
Chester Barrie is a modern Savile Row menswear brand with a rich heritage. At its core is a tailoring offer that is designed for men who know that looking good is important. The highlight is a Red Carpet story that mixes glamour and sophistication to create an offer that looks fantastic from Hollywood to London's West End but throughout the collection there are pieces men will turn to when it matters most.
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.
It's time to show the trends that were shown during the fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, new York and London. The suit is the type of clothing that men should really consider for a must. Be modern, be stylish, be confident. We present you the trends for Spring/Summer 2017 for men's suits...
For his debut men's effort, Demna Gvasalia paraded coats and suits with fridge-wide shoulders — alongside suffocating, shrunken styles.
The Private White V.C. brand pays homage to its namesake WWI hero; Private Jack White. The clothing line has a subtle nod to Jack’s military legacy, with many items based on classic wartime pieces, updated with added functionality and detail for the modern man.
“I’ve long desired to marry the Stella woman to a man and now the time just feels so right.” – Stella McCartney
Hopsack is one of go-to fabrics in the Spring and Summer. It’s not technically a fabric, it’s a method of weaving a fabric (most often a lightweight wool). The “basket weave” texture, which comes in many different gages, creates a very unique feel to a tailored garment. Think of it like a Spring/Summer alternative to flannel or tweed.
Maison Margiela continues the hallowed house’s tradition of breaking garments to display how they work: suits have been torn apart, sewn and held together with rope-belts; the seams outlined like veins and blueprints, elevating the idea of an unstructured or deconstructed blazer.
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.
The brand showed off its Spring/Summer 2017 wares on “real” people. Italy’s finest – an architect, a gypsy poet, actor, classical dancer, and tattoo artist among them. But the point was that the clothes work beyond the catwalk, which is often the ongoing issue: does it work in real life?