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Christian Louboutin takes classic styles to the next level
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Christian Louboutin takes classic styles to the next level

Season after season, Christian Louboutin technical virtuosity and signature irreverence take classic men’s styles to the next level, all in pursuit of uncompromising innovation in design. Boundaries, after all, mean little to the designer, with tradition often taken merely as a suggestion whilst fabrics, embellishments, constructions and techniques are reinvented tirelessly.

BORSALINO by Nick Fouquet cocktail launch
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BORSALINO by Nick Fouquet cocktail launch

Exclusive cocktail Thursday September 22, 2016 at the Borsalino showroom in Via Sant’Andrea 5 in Milan for the presentation of the Borsalino Spring / Summer 2017 capsule collection by Nick Fouquet. Borsalino and Californian designer Nick Fouquet welcomed international buyers, influencers, socialite and celebrities for a “meet & greet” with cocktail and live jazz accompaniment.

Surmesur Pittsburgh builds new bridge to custom menswear
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Surmesur Pittsburgh builds new bridge to custom menswear

Surmesur Pittsburgh is now open for business at 202 Fifth Ave., after the company spent more than a year in search of just the right fit for its original shopping concept, which blends traditional tailoring methods with technological innovation.

Paris Saint-Germain unveils its 2016/2017 'Third Jersey' at le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
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Paris Saint-Germain unveils its 2016/2017 'Third Jersey' at le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

As special guest of the PARIS! exhibition organized by le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (a department store in Paris, selling a wide range of high-end goods) which is running until October 15, 2016, Paris Saint-Germain has unveiled its new jersey, designed in conjunction with Nike, at this legendary home of Parisian fashion.

Spring-Summer 2017 Fashion trends: Top 10 key colors
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Spring-Summer 2017 Fashion trends: Top 10 key colors

After the end of New York Fashion Week, it became clear that Top 3 colors for the next hot season are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Top 10 is completed by Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut.

David Beckham and Kevin Hart reunite for a road trip in new H&M campaign
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David Beckham and Kevin Hart reunite for a road trip in new H&M campaign

Bringing together one of the world’s biggest icons with the global comedy star, David Beckham has reunited with Kevin Hart for the new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham campaign for H&M. The commercial is set on a road trip, picking the story up from their first commercial where Kevin prepared to play the role of David in a biopic film. This new campaign, with David and Kevin wearing identical looks from the autumn/winter 16 collection, follows Kevin’s plans to star in “I, Beckham: The Musical”. The full commercial launches on hm.com September 26.

The Archive Collection - Celebrating 150 Years of Shoemaking at Grenson
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The Archive Collection - Celebrating 150 Years of Shoemaking at Grenson

To celebrate 150 years of continuous shoemaking at Grenson, they decided to look back through their archives and recreate a collection of their past shoes that span the decades of the 20th Century.

Celebrity Fight Night 2016 charity event
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Celebrity Fight Night 2016 charity event

Established 22 years ago by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, this prestigious event was held for the third year in Italy thanks to Andrea Bocelli - the famous Italian tenor, who since many years is a supporter of the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation. This historic philanthropic institution raises funds for projects related to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid welcomes its 64th edition with 42 outstanding creators and brands set to take part
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid welcomes its 64th edition with 42 outstanding creators and brands set to take part

Spain's major fashion event, organized by IFEMA, is taking place from 15 to 20 September, 2016. The catwalk shows will be held from 16 to 20 September in Hall 14.1 of Feria de Madrid. Today the Desigual firm will be holding a Re-see of its Spring-Summer 2017 collections with a surprising and innovative staging in Madrid.

The six Premiere Vision Awards for 2016 go to...
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The six Premiere Vision Awards for 2016 go to...

September 13th, 12.30 pm, the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Première Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 6 prizes of the 8th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.

Milano Unica XXIII: Improved trends for the Italian textile industry in 2016
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Milano Unica XXIII: Improved trends for the Italian textile industry in 2016

In 2016, Italian textile production opened with rosier projections than in the corresponding period of 2015. Exports gained +0.5%, while imports were up just +0.1%.

Zara Man Fall/Winter 2016 - the main trends
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Zara Man Fall/Winter 2016 - the main trends

The fashion giant Zara presented their proposals for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season. The accents of the collection are: the classic lapel coat, the cord trousers, the boucle coat, the lambwool sweater and the wool trousers.

Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the 85th anniversary of the Reverso watch in Venice
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Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the 85th anniversary of the Reverso watch in Venice

For over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging and promoting all aspects of the filmmaking art. The Maison feels uniquely positioned to continue its work alongside the artists who make film: both are passionate about capturing the fleeting moments.

Japan's Largest Fashion Trade Expo Invites Global Fashion Industry Professionals
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Japan's Largest Fashion Trade Expo Invites Global Fashion Industry Professionals

FASHION WORLD TOKYO is Japan’s largest fashion trade show and held twice a year in April and November. The show gathers all kinds of fashion wear, bags, shoes, fashion accessories, fashion jewellery, men’s fashion, textile and OEM/ODM products from around the world. With 850* exhibitors & 28,000* visitors, the next FASHION WORLD TOKYO [2016 NOVEMBER 7th to 9th ] provides the fashion industry with abundant opportunities to expand their business in Japan & Asia.

Club Monaco with new arrivals for the upcoming autumn 2016
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Club Monaco with new arrivals for the upcoming autumn 2016

Club Monaco is an international retail brand that designs and creates modern yet timeless clothing and accessories for women and men. Since its first store opened in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco has been recognized by fashion influencers for its thoughtfully designed, purposeful collections featuring relevant, wearable pieces, fine fabrics and exceptional fits. Headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery district, Club Monaco can be found worldwide with stores in the United States, London, Sweden, Canada, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, and Macau.

Merino wool the fibre of choice for Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2017
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Merino wool the fibre of choice for Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2017

Two months before Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection is sent down the runway at New York Fashion Week, the New York-based fashion designer was in Australia visiting the source of Merino wool - the natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre which lies at the heart of his latest collection.

Save the date: Toronto Men's Fashion Week Men of Hollywood
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Save the date: Toronto Men's Fashion Week Men of Hollywood

On the Opening Night of The Toronto Film Festival, Toronto Men's Fashion Week Men presents TOM* MEN OF HOLLYWOOD - a spectacular night where MOVIES MEET FASHION - Thursday, September 8 2016 at 8:00 PM, One King West Hotel, 1 King St. West, Toronto.

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men August 2016 are announced
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BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men August 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 eighth month of 2016...

Global Change Award 2016
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Global Change Award 2016

The Global Change Award 2016 will be open for applications on September 1, 2016. The five winners will share a grant of €1 000,000 and get tailor-made support for one year from H&M Conscious Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Vivienne Westwood Announces Return of Menswear to London
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Vivienne Westwood Announces Return of Menswear to London

Vivienne Westwood announces return of menswear to London. Men's and women's collection to be shown together at London Fashion Week Men's.

Scabal's New Head of Design is Campbell Dunn
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Scabal's New Head of Design is Campbell Dunn

It is with great pride that Scabal can announce the appointment of Campbell Dunn as the company’s new Head of Design. With an established pedigree in creating classically luxurious menswear, Campbell aims to take the company to the next creative level.

Ottavio Nuccio Gala at Couture Fashion Week
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Ottavio Nuccio Gala at Couture Fashion Week

Based in Italy, Ottavio Nuccio Gala is an exclusive menswear label specializing in the highest quality suits, tuxedos, and formal wear. The beautifully tailored fashions are sold in Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Russia and Greece as well as London.

Christian Louboutin at the Rio Olympics
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Christian Louboutin at the Rio Olympics

In celebration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Christian Louboutin has teamed up with the French E-concept store SportyHenri.com to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit. For the project, chic non-performance footwear was created to be worn by the athletes at formal occasions, in particular the Closing Ceremony. The shoe designs take visual cues not only from Cuban heritage but from the athletes themselves. Serving as a strong source of inspiration and guidance, the Cuban athletes as well as several former athletes had an active part in shaping the final collection.

Sartoria Italiana at Couture Fashion Week
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Sartoria Italiana at Couture Fashion Week

SARTORIA ITALIANA represents a daring mix of “Tomorrow’s Fashion Today” with “Classic Fashion Forever” with its experienced, young designer, tailor and owner Giovanni Cicciotti, a name you will hear much more of in the future.

MANGO launches the new Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign
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MANGO launches the new Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign

MANGO MAN presents its new campaign for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season, featuring the models Vinnie Woolston, George Barnett, Matthew Bell and David Agbodji, who have all previously worked with prestigious international brands. The photo shoot took place in the district of Harlem, New York, and was shot by Gregory Harris.

Millionaire Gianluca Vacchi with a four-day celebration for his 49th birthday
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Millionaire Gianluca Vacchi with a four-day celebration for his 49th birthday

Gianluca Vacchi was born on August 5, 1967. And for his 49th birthday Italian millionaire had a 'GV Lifestyle' celebration on the island of Sardinia, Italy, with his model wife Giorgia Gabriele and a number of friends.

Global Pricing Study 2016: Every second company involved in a price war
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Global Pricing Study 2016: Every second company involved in a price war

The increased competition with low-cost providers and clients' stronger negotiation power are given as the most important reasons for this price pressure. As a result, it has become very difficult to improve profit margins.

Wool-rich fabric by Lizzie Kimbley won the 2016 Woolmark Company Award
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Wool-rich fabric by Lizzie Kimbley won the 2016 Woolmark Company Award

'For this project I looked at textures within decaying buildings such as peeling paint, crumbling plaster, lichen and so on. I wanted a soft yet textured feel to the cloth, so hand-dyed Merino wool combined with some textured yarns in different weights was perfect for this'.

INDOCHINO pledges to suit up 25 000 grooms for free in 2016
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INDOCHINO pledges to suit up 25 000 grooms for free in 2016

INDOCHINO announced their SUIT UP WEDDINGS initiative for 2016. The beginning was on January 25th, INDOCHINO and rolled out a massive program in North America, pledging to suit up 25,000 grooms for free in 2016. Any groom whose wedding party of four or more groomsmen is outfitted by INDOCHINO will receive his own made to measure suit free of charge.

Raf Simons is the new creative director of Calvin Klein
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Raf Simons is the new creative director of Calvin Klein

After months of rumors swirling, Calvin Klein has officially confirmed the hire of Raf Simons as its new chief creative officer. The brand announced the news in a statement shared on Facebook, detailing Simons new role at the American fashion brand.

Dolce Stile Novo – Overflow – NABA's 2016 Fashion Show
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Dolce Stile Novo – Overflow – NABA's 2016 Fashion Show

Overflow is the result of reflections on the Dolce Stile Novo theme proposed to students at the beginning of the academic year. It is a derivation and interpretation that has been devised, designed and developed by the same students - an irrepressible flow, an explosion of harmonious colours and sounds.

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men July 2016 are announced
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BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men July 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 seventh month of 2016...

One fashion project is among the winners of Chivas' The Venture 2016
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One fashion project is among the winners of Chivas' The Venture 2016

The Venture, luxury whisky Chivas Regal's search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world, rewarded five social enterprises in New York City earlier this month. The winners were announced after five grand finalists pitched in front of a live audience and judging panel that included actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria.

Happy birthday Prince George
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Happy birthday Prince George

Cute Prince George turns three today - and his mother and father celebrated by releasing these adorable photos of the future king.

Première Vision Paris: 1,898 exhibitors at the heart of international fashion creation
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Première Vision Paris: 1,898 exhibitors at the heart of international fashion creation

Strategic developments, structural changes, a reorganised offer... next 13-15 September, Première Vision Paris will seek to further promote and coordinate the complementary offer of its 6 shows within one homogenous, coherent and efficient event. This reflects a continuity with prior editions, which saw synergies and transversality strengthened between the show's many activity sectors and know-hows.

Farah tailoring presenting new range of tailoring classics
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Farah tailoring presenting new range of tailoring classics

Known for their menswear wardrobe staples this season they are branching out into the world of tailoring, using their unique design approach to create classic pieces that compliment modern life and guarantee instant style.

Tom Ford launches private eyewear collection
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Tom Ford launches private eyewear collection

Tom Ford announces the launch of the TOM FORD Private Eyewear Collection, a special edition of sunglasses and optical frames designed for the eyewear connoisseur.

International management consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners is now also represented in Hamburg and Stockholm
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International management consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners is now also represented in Hamburg and Stockholm

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global consulting firm specializing in TopLine Power®, which encompasses strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. Their clients are leading companies from a broad range of industries including fashion.

BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men June 2016 are announced
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BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men June 2016 are announced

For the sixth time in 2016, the readers of Be Global Fashion Network chose their male stylish icons. This month, the winners are...

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"Designer for Tomorrow 2016" winner is Edda Gimnes

Edda Gimnes is the winner of the 2016 fashion talent award “Designer for Tomorrow” by Peek & Cloppenburg and its online shop Fashion ID.

European Fashion Award FASH 2016 Awarded to Seven Promising Young Designers
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European Fashion Award FASH 2016 Awarded to Seven Promising Young Designers

At the start of Berlin Fashion Week, seven promising young designers were awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, valued at EUR 200,000 in total, were presented in front of 250 guests on Monday evening by the non-profit organization SDBI –Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation). The ceremony took place in the impressive halls of Berlin’s Neues Museum, part of the Museum Island UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lucas Ossendrijver celebrates ten years at Lanvin with Spring-Summer 2017 men's collection
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Lucas Ossendrijver celebrates ten years at Lanvin with Spring-Summer 2017 men's collection

The Parisian fashion house's Dutch-born menswear designer celebrated a one decade anniversary as a head of the brand's men's line yesterday with the presentation of Lanvin Spring-Summer 2017 menswear collection during the Paris Fashion Week (held June 22-26, 2016).

Yoshimi Hasegawa’s new book Bespoke Style: Glimpse into the World of British Craftsmanship
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Yoshimi Hasegawa’s new book Bespoke Style: Glimpse into the World of British Craftsmanship

Henry Poole are delighted to be featured in Yoshimi Hasegawa’s new book Bespoke Style: Glimpse into the World of British Craftsmanship. The book has gone into great detail on the history of men’s style as well as tailors, shoemakers, shirt & accessory houses and luxury services. Yoshimi talks about Henry Poole’s past and present and interviews some of the Directors.

Nick Tentis London Flagship store opening in 2016
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Nick Tentis London Flagship store opening in 2016

Nick Tentis announced that the new Nick Tentis London Flagship store will open in 2016. The Savile Row store is now closed.

Ermenegildo Zegna and Blake Griffin with a made-to-measure suiting event
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Ermenegildo Zegna and Blake Griffin with a made-to-measure suiting event

The event was held at the the Zegna's Rodeo Drive boutique on June 8, 2016. Among the celebrities, who joined it were L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and actors Julian Morris, Justice Smith, Mo McRae and Terrence 'J' Jenkins.

Celebrity kids on the runway for Dolce & Gabbana Spring-Summer 2017 men's show
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Celebrity kids on the runway for Dolce & Gabbana Spring-Summer 2017 men's show

Italian designer duo Dolce & Gabbana presented its latest men's collection in Italy during the Milan Men's Fashion Week. Among the models on the runway were Cindy Crawford's son Presley Gerber and Jude Law's son Rafferty Law.

Men's ready-to-wear fashion shows may remain in the past
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Men's ready-to-wear fashion shows may remain in the past

Recently Brioni, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Tom Ford, Vetements and Public School announced that they say goodbye to Milan Men's Wear fashion shows. The final balance is 10 designers who have decided not to showcase their collections this year in Milan.

Bugatti enters collaboration with LUISAVIAROMA
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Bugatti enters collaboration with LUISAVIAROMA

French luxury car brand Bugatti and LuisaViaRoma, one of the biggest international concept stores, have just signed an exclusive collaboration deal. From June 2016 and for the next two years, the Ettore Bugatti collection will be available to local and international clientèle both in the LuisaViaRoma store and on the Luisaviaroma.com website. LuisaViaRoma becomes the first place in Italy where shoppers can buy the clothing and accessories ranges of the Ettore Bugatti Collection, a lifestyle brand extension born in 2013 reflecting the spirit of the supercar firm.

London Collections: Men changes its name
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London Collections: Men changes its name

'It is the ninth edition as London Collections: Men. As fashion weeks change and our businesses start showing to consumers, we need to open our doors to more consumer-facing content. Over the next six months, London Collections: Men will embrace London Fashion Week Men's as a title to better engage with a consumer audience'.

The Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy - Menswear Guest designer of Pitti Uomo 90
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The Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy - Menswear Guest designer of Pitti Uomo 90

Gosha Rubchinskiy, Russian designer whose creativity has succeeded in attracting the international fashion community’s attention, will be presenting in Florence - on Wednesday 15th June - his Spring-Summer 2017 collection together with a photography project created for the event.