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Designers selected to participate in the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize
Competitions & awards

Designers selected to participate in the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize

The global nominees for the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize have been announced across the womenswear and menswear categories. More than 75 designers have been selected from 62 countries to participate in this year’s award, which showcases the superb qualities of Australian Merino wool.

Bulgarian magic - the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo
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Bulgarian magic - the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo

Bulgarian folk dances are based on asymmetrical meter, built up around various combinations of 'quick' and 'slow' music. The music, in Western musical notation, is often described using compound meter notation, where the notational meter accents can be of different lengths, usually 1, 2, 3, or 4. Many Bulgarian dances are line dances, in which the dancers dance in a straight or curved line, holding hands.

Michael Kors with a new store in London
Business news

Michael Kors with a new store in London

'Each floor is focused on a different category, with the lower floor being men's, the ground floor centered on accessories, and the top floor all about ready-to-wear, so it will be easy for our customers to find what they're looking for'.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS STRATEGIES - TOC (Theory of Constraints)
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS STRATEGIES - TOC (Theory of Constraints)

The conference will take place in the beautiful RIU Pravets Resort, city of Pravets, Bulgaria, 8-9 June 2016. The lecturers are certified TOC consultants from USA and Europe with many years of practical experience in the application of TOC in global organizations.

David Beckham in a partnership with Biotherm Homme
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David Beckham in a partnership with Biotherm Homme

'I'm excited to be working with Biotherm Homme. I've been thinking about developing a skincare range for a long time and it wasn't until I started speaking with Biotherm that it all came together'.

Sales in the men’s wear industry will stay strong
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Sales in the men’s wear industry will stay strong

The recent personnel shifts at prominent men’s wear brands made some people worry about the menswear industry and especially the men's suit. However, experts report that the overall sales in the men’s wear industry will stay strong.

Brioni Says Goodbye Milan Men’s Wear Fashion Shows
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Brioni Says Goodbye Milan Men’s Wear Fashion Shows

The Italian luxury tailor Brioni announced it would hold its next show on July 4 in Paris during the women’s couture season, dumping its usual June Milan men’s wear slot.

Karl Lagerfeld Visions of Fashion at Pitti Uomo 90
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Karl Lagerfeld Visions of Fashion at Pitti Uomo 90

A through-the-lens view of a great Master Celebrating the return of fashion to Palazzo Pitti and the opening of the three-year program dedicated to the culture of contemporary fashion.

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men April 2016 are announced
Competitions & awards

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men April 2016 are announced

BGFN Most Stylish Men is a global readers' voting aiming to notice all stylish men, who dress to impress in addition to their professional achievements and social responsible behavior.

Stylish artist and businessman Conor Mccreedy presents 'Blue Heaven'
Health & Beauty

Stylish artist and businessman Conor Mccreedy presents 'Blue Heaven'

Conor Matthew Mccreedy is an artist, best known for his paintings made in varying shades of blue. In 2013, the SA Style Awards named Mccreedy the "Most Stylish Business Personality" in South Africa.

Richard James Bespoke in New York
Business news

Richard James Bespoke in New York

Richard James Bespoke will be in residence at The Pierre in New York from Monday 16th May to Friday 20th May. Bespoke manager Steve Powell and one of the head cutters will be present to undertake fittings, consultations and advise on bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring.

Prince George with first postage stamp royal appearance
Lifestyle chronics

Prince George with first postage stamp royal appearance

To mark the Queen's 90th birthday (April 21), Royal Mail has released a new royal family photo. Her Royal Highness poses with her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William and her great grandson Prince George. Their faces are being turned into special edition of postage stamps.

2016 Campaign For Wool presents The five freedoms of sheep
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2016 Campaign For Wool presents The five freedoms of sheep

The Campaign for Wool supports a programme devised to create appropriate welfare standards for the global sheep flocks - internationally known as the Five Freedoms.

Who are the 8 richest people in Europe?
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Who are the 8 richest people in Europe?

Europe is the penultimate continent in size, but it is home for 8 of the 50 richest people in the world. So, who are these eight richest people on the old continent and where does their wealth come from?

The new tourist logo for Bulgaria
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The new tourist logo for Bulgaria

Нашето предложение е да се направи лого, което да представи неравноделните ритми в българските танци, чрез които можем да спасим света от обездвижването, стреса и депресията.

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Line-up - announced, Dress code - not yet
Competitions & awards

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Line-up - announced, Dress code - not yet

The big question is not which movie is about to win the prize, but which dress code will be preferred by the celebrities - Black or Color Suits?

Tech and policy leaders joined artists, economists, global CEOs and other influencers at New York Times luxury conference
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Tech and policy leaders joined artists, economists, global CEOs and other influencers at New York Times luxury conference

Entitled 'Luxury Beyond Product', the fifteenth edition of this invitation-only event explored the dramatic ways the luxury industry is changing in its quest for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world.

Selfridges London opened the world's first fully integrated bodywear department
Underwear and Swimwear

Selfridges London opened the world's first fully integrated bodywear department

Selfridges is a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom. The Body Studio is the largest department ever opened by the iconic Selfridges London. The Studio is a new holistic fashion and accessories destination created for women to promote and celebrate mind and body wellness.

The life of a Homme shoe at Christian Louboutin's factory in Naples
Accessories

The life of a Homme shoe at Christian Louboutin's factory in Naples

From shaping the last to polishing the shoe and each step in between, the journey of a Christian Louboutin shoe is a tale of craftsmanship worth telling again and again. We follow the life of a shoe at the factory in Naples, Italy, where many of our Homme styles are born.

French fashion designer Hedi Slimane quits Saint Laurent Paris
World fashion

French fashion designer Hedi Slimane quits Saint Laurent Paris

'What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the House. I am very grateful to Hedi Slimane, and the whole Yves Saint Laurent team, for having set the path that the House has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary brand'.

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men March 2016 are announced
Competitions & awards

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men March 2016 are announced

And here they are - your favorites in each of the categories of Be Global Fashion Network readers' voting for the third month of 2016...

AI-CD - Meet the world's first robot creative director
Curious news

AI-CD - Meet the world's first robot creative director

'AI-CD β is artificial intelligence that is able to give creative direction for commercials. Moving forward, AI-CD β will be assigned as a creative director to client accounts and will provide creative direction for commercials as per creative briefs. Until now, the production of commercials has been dependent on the intangible experience and know-how of human creators'

Christian Louboutin at London Collections Men Fall/Winter 2016
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Christian Louboutin at London Collections Men Fall/Winter 2016

For London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin joined forces with two of our favourite menswear brands: E. Tautz and James Long.



2016 Student Academy Awards Competition launched
Competitions & awards

2016 Student Academy Awards Competition launched

The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2016 Student Academy Awards® competition. All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1.

Massimiliano Giornetti said Goodbye to Salvatore Ferragamo
World fashion

Massimiliano Giornetti said Goodbye to Salvatore Ferragamo

The 44-year-old designer was part of the label's team since 2010 - he started as part of the meanswear team and in 2011 was promoted to creative director, overseeing the men's and women's collections. He brought new ideas into the 'DNA of the brand', but it is time for change obviously - which is a common event in the men's fashion world lately.

Brioni appoints a new creative director
Business news

Brioni appoints a new creative director

"He has no experience as a designer, but the decision of Kering - the group which owns Brioni - to appoint him perhaps points to the changing definition of the role of a creative director in today's fashion landscape, where brand identity, social media mastery and the ability to communicate a unifying message across fashion, retail and perfume/cosmetics are increasingly essential".

Giorgio Armani said No to fur in his production
World fashion

Giorgio Armani said No to fur in his production

Giorgio Armani has confirmed his intentions to no longer use fur in any of his fashion collections as of Autumn/Winter 2016.

Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director
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Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director

Legendary casting directors Lynn Stalmaster, Juliet Taylor and Mike Fenton will be saluted and will discuss the evolution of their profession and the casting director’s essential role in filmmaking with “Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director” on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Folknetika - for your successful business
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Folknetika - for your successful business

FOLKNETIKA is a 10-minute everyday team building - aerobics at the work place - a dance, based on the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo (traditional folklore dance) - without choreography or stage attire, without learning complicated steps from the authentic dances - just pure joy of dancing.

David Beckham in the new Modern Essentials campaign for H&M
Fashion collections

David Beckham in the new Modern Essentials campaign for H&M

tyle icon David Beckham has shot his latest H&M campaign for the launch of the spring 2016 Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham collection. The commercial was shot on the streets of Lisbon, where David realises that everyone wants to dress just like him. The new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham collection will be available in two drops – February 18 and March 10 – in all H&M stores that carry menswear, as well as online.

Kate Middleton in a 60s inspired skirt suit by Bulgarian designer Petar Petrov
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Kate Middleton in a 60s inspired skirt suit by Bulgarian designer Petar Petrov

Five days ago, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a two-piece skirt suit by Bulgarian designer Petar Petrov during a charity event in London. Petar is a tailor at EPONINE - a bespoke womenswear brand, famous for its elegant garments in the styles of 50s and 60s.

International Conference Fashion Futurum: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy
World fashion

International Conference Fashion Futurum: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy

The business program and international conference Fashion Futurum opened with the discussion New Faces of Fashion: Young Designers as a Key Factor in the Growth of Creative Economy on 14 March 2016; the following issues were raised within the discussion - demand for young brands, efficiency of the e-commerce strategy, financial support and development routes.

The world's first Harris Tweed three-piece suit created for a horse
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The world's first Harris Tweed three-piece suit created for a horse

Fashion designer Emma Sandham-King (an apprentice of the late Alexander McQueen) created the world's first three-piece Harris Tweed suit for a horse to celebrate horse racing's 2016 Cheltenham Festival (starting on Tuesday).

Mango Man Essentials for Spring 2016
Trends

Mango Man Essentials for Spring 2016

MANGO Man launches its offering for Spring 2016 with The New Essentials. The menswear line presents 4 different offerings with something in common: they are all equally necessary when creating new wardrobe essentials for a modern man with personality.

The traditional Bulgarian embroidery is already in Paris
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The traditional Bulgarian embroidery is already in Paris

Dean Manev, the Sales director of the Men's Fashion Cluster, gifted men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza) and linnings with the Bulgarian flag to HE Anguel Tcholakov- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco - and other officials in Paris, France.

French in Paris crazy about Bulgarian folklore dances
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French in Paris crazy about Bulgarian folklore dances

The International agricultural fair was held was week in Paris and Bulgaria participated with its own stand. Liqueur and brandy made of roses, as well as buffalo cheese, were among the most wanted products by French people, said Hristo Dimitrov - the organizer of Bulgarian stand and choreographer and producer of National folklore ensemble 'Bulgare'.

Recycled suit program Sharp Dressed Man needs your help to be able to continue helping others!
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Recycled suit program Sharp Dressed Man needs your help to be able to continue helping others!

We are sad to announce that our friends from Sharp Dressed Man - the non profit organization in Baltimore, which helps men experienced homelessness, incarceration, or other life challenges and preparing to get back to work, by providing them recycled suits and accessories - suffered a fire on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Celebrities at launch of world's first scotch whisky (sun) glasses
Lifestyle chronics

Celebrities at launch of world's first scotch whisky (sun) glasses

Sunglasses are synonymous with celebrity, so it was only right that the best of British talent turned out last night to celebrate the launch of the world’s first whisky sunglasses, crafted from Glenmorangie Original casks.

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men February 2016 are announced
Competitions & awards

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men February 2016 are announced

And here they are - your favorites among all nominees in each of the categories of Be Global Fashion Network readers' voting for the first month of 2016...

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men February 2016 in Business category are announced
Competitions & awards

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men February 2016 in Business category are announced

You made your choice - here are the winners of the different subcategories of the Business category of the Most Stylish Men 2016 contest.

24 hours with Festina and Gerard Butler
Accessories

24 hours with Festina and Gerard Butler

The Festina Group introduces the actor Gerard Butler as the new brand ambassador for the famous Festina watch brand. ‘Time to Live’ is the title of the new campaign where the actor allows access for 24 hours to his personal life. The campaign shares with the world some intimate moments in the life of Gerard Butler; at work, playing sport, relaxing, all moments where we see his passion for life. His international profile, professionalism, versatility and accessibility make Gerard Butler the perfect image for Festina. He also shares some of the campaign scenes with Denny Méndez, actress and former Miss Italy.

Activating the fashion value chain
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Activating the fashion value chain

Between the abundance of the offer, exhaustive media exposure and the accelerated deterioration of our environment, consumers are imposing new ethical requirements when making fashion purchases. More and more industry professionals appear to be seeing sustainable development as an added - value for their collections, to address this critical concern, now a fixture of 21st-century consumer spending.

Discover pass ion and practicality in the new and remarkable CUPRO innovations
World fashion

Discover pass ion and practicality in the new and remarkable CUPRO innovations

The history of CUPRO as a unique, one-of-a-kind, matchless material, is unquestionable! What’s new can be found in this summer’s collections that convey a more contemporary flavor, one that crosses seasons, a true transeasonal chameleon, delivering perfect comfort with an exquisite ‘feelgood’ functionality alongside its new pearly finish optic, that is completely unique to CUPRO.

Spanish cinema and Carrera y Carrera jewels
Accessories

Spanish cinema and Carrera y Carrera jewels

The presentation of the 30th Goya Awards ceremony sparkled with jewels from the international jewelry firm Carrera y Carrera that was evidently a true protagonist of this very special evening. Famous Spanish actors and actresses relied on the grandeur of Carrera y Carrera jewels.

Skincare for Men - Michael Bastian Fall/Winter 2016 New York Fashion Week
World fashion

Skincare for Men - Michael Bastian Fall/Winter 2016 New York Fashion Week

High-quality construction. Modern and luxurious. New York. Tailored. Handsome. Just a few synonyms of the looks Michael Bastian showcased for Fall/Winter 2016 during New York Fashion Week: Men's. Together with LAB SERIES Skincare for Men, they kicked off their partnership by shooting the look book campaign offering fashion and grooming looks for the urban man.

Menswear and skincare during the New York Fashion Week: Men's Fall-Winter 2016/2017
World fashion

Menswear and skincare during the New York Fashion Week: Men's Fall-Winter 2016/2017

Popular skincare brand LAB SERIES Skincare for Men supported one of New York's most dynamic design duos OVADIA & SONS for their Fall-Winter 2016/2017 runway show for NYFW: MEN'S. 'What is great about both of our brands is that men look to us for guidance', says Joseph Grigsby, Vice President, Global Marketing, LAB SERIES Skincare for Men.

Schedule of the most important fashion events in 2016
Fashion shows

Schedule of the most important fashion events in 2016

Every year, the designers from all over the world present their collections with spectacular fashion shows. We selected for you the schedule of the biggest and the most important fashion weeks.

Loro Piana at Milano Unica shows Spring/Summer 2017 collection
Business news

Loro Piana at Milano Unica shows Spring/Summer 2017 collection

Men's Fashion Cluster Sales Director Dean Manev is at Milano Unica. The trade fair takes place from 9th to 11th February in Milan, Italy. Dean Manev visited all fabric producers at Idea Biella and highly appreciated the collection of Loro Piana.

A men's suits manufacturer has found the key to employee's health - Folknetika
Curious news

A men's suits manufacturer has found the key to employee's health - Folknetika

Folknetika is a new type of sport, which prevents from sedentary, stress and depression and serves as prevention against cancer and other diseases. Folknetika is a presentation of folklore in a new, modern way. A combination of beautiful dance movements and rhythmic steps. Even if only 1/5 of the Europeans with a sedentary lifestyle start practicing Folknetika, at least 100,000 lives will be saved for ONE year!

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men January 2016 are announced
Competitions & awards

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men January 2016 are announced

And here they are - your favorites among all nominees in each of the categories of Be Global Fashion Network readers' voting for the first month of 2016...