In the early 19th century, John Rich II, son of an English wool carder, set off from Liverpool across the Atlantic in search of a new life. He went on to found the Woolrich Woolen Mills in Pennsylvania in 1830 and travelled from logging camp to logging camp selling his first wool products: wool fabric, wool socks and basic wool garments.
The winners of the the first edition of the Annual ACD awards, adjudged by InLife Tv and 'Architecture store', were announced during a glamorous gala in Anastacia Residence, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto is the place where you can see Paul Mason, a.k.a Fashion Santa, in action. All customers are encouraged to snap selfies with him, because the mall donates $1 (up to a total of $10,000) for every Fashion Santa Selfie posted on social media /hashtag #YorkdaleFashionSanta/ to the SickKids Foundation - a charity for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.
The official award ceremony of the most elegant Bulgarians for 2015 took place on December 10 in Vitosha Park Hotel .
The IWP crosses borders and cultures by seeking up-and-coming talent from established and rising design hubs around the globe. The regional awards are held in six regions: Asia; Australia; British Isles; Europe; India, Pakistan and Middle East; and USA. Six menswear and six womenswear finalists are then selected to compete in the IWP finals, traditionally held during key fashion weeks around the world.
A new study revealed that for 61% of today's women the 1950s gentleman is the most desirable of all times, because he made more of an effort with his appearance and manners. These guys regularly wore suits and hold the door open for ladies, which they found (and still find) very attractive.
At the beginning of the next month we will publish the results and 5 of you who have voted and left their contact information will be awarded with a made-to-measure men's suit jacket by Richmart - one of the most modern men's suit factories in Europe.
he Woolmark Company is pleased to announce a two-season partnership with leading American fashion designer Thom Browne, becoming the first US designer to use Cool Wool-certified garments in a commercially available collection.
The Menswear Guest Designer at Pitti Uomo 89 will be Juun.J. The Korean designer, whose creative research in menswear continues to attract the attention of the international fashion community show after show, will present his menswear collection for the first time in Florence with a one-of-a-kind event that will take place on Wednesday 13 January, at the Stazione Leopolda.
The EU-funded TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies that will enable fashion houses from Italy and abroad to offer personalised, made to measure menswear quickly and at competitive prices. ‘All fashion houses that manufacture menswear are focused on providing made to measure products to their customers,’ explains project coordinator Mirko Zilli, CEO of Crea Solution. ‘This market is lucrative, but at the same time also increases in-house costs.’
Dormeuil celebrated the launch of Dominic Dormeuil's book 'In Search of the World's Precious Wools' at the Galérie Glénat in Paris, with a photographic exhibition of some of the beautiful pictures taken by Jean-Baptiste Rabouan Photographie and extracted from the book.
The British Fashion Council is pleased to announce the emerging menswear talents who will receive NEWGEN MEN support, sponsored by TOPMAN, to showcase their AW16 collections at London Collections Men in January.
JW Anderson is the first ever designer who wins the BFA men`s and womenswear designer awards in the same year
During one of the most prestigious events in the fashion industry - British Fashion Awards 2015 - the Northern Irish fashion designer JW Anderson was named Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the year. This is happening for the first time - one designer to win the both categories in the same year.
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., celebrated its global brand ambassadorship with iconic tennis star Rafael Nadal at a pop-up tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Breuninger flagship store on November 10, 2015.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', which officially opens in the U.S. on December 18, Disney Consumer Products and Bloomingdale’s are joining forces with an illustrious group of designers in a new fashion-meets-fundraising initiative, “Force 4 Fashion.”
Premium clothing brand Jaeger is launching their Made to Measure service. To commemorate this launch Jaegar hosted an evening at their flagship Regent Street London store where customers were invited to witness a presentation from the Jaeger menswear team.
Giorgio Armani is now taking on Broadway. In his first theatrical collaboration, the designer has provided the clothes for “China Doll,” a David Mamet play opening in early December starring Al Pacino.
Tom Ford will unveil his fall 2016 men’s collection at London Collections: Men in January for the first time in a show format.
Returning from his public fall from grace, fashion designer John Galliano is set to expand his repertoire in his new role at the design helm of Maison Margiela. The British designer will be expanding the Paris-based brand's handbag range, unveiling further menswear designs
Due to its geographical location, Eastern European mythology and folklore seamlessly blend influences from Asian nomads, the Orient, Ancient Greece, the Thracian and the European Slavic cultures, the result being something completely new and interesting, but still European.
The Dutch Showroom of the MFC (the first from the European chain that the Cluster is planning to create) was opened on November 16, 2015 in the World Fashion Center Amsterdam. An unique review-spectacle combining Bulgarian folklore and contemporary fashion with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza) was presented to the audience.
Italian style will entwine with the finest Australian fibre when the International Woolmark Prize menswear final takes place as part of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence.
Last year, Tom Ford received the geoffrey beene lifetime achievement award. It didn’t take that long for the texas-born designer to be recognized again by his peers. When it comes to the way modern men put themselves together, ford has played a starring role.
The Roanoke Valley in southwest Virginia is an area adjacent to and including the Roanoke River between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian Plateau to the west. The valley includes much of Roanoke County, and two independent cities; Roanoke City and Salem.
Ann Demeulemeester is a fashion house established in 1985 and based in Antwerp, Belgium. Renowned for a poetic balance of shadow and light, the collections for women and men evoke a serene and romantic universe nuanced with a rock spirit. Masculine and feminine elements are woven throughout each collection, as signature silhouettes fuse languid tailoring in noble fabrics with sensual asymmetries and the twist of sheer and opaque textiles. Entwined with classicism and the radical touch of music and contemporary art, each design captures strength and sensitivity in equal parts.
MFC invites all fashion designers from Europe, interested in MTM and MTO, to present their latest collections in the Cluster's new showroom. * Up to 10 garments from one designer (FREE participation) - onlymen's suits, jackets and blazers, teen and children's jackets.
From October 21 till October 25 Moscow saw the Spring/Summer 2016 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. During the major Eastern European fashion week the runways of the Manege Central Exhibition Hall welcomed shows of designers coming from Russia, Georgia, Turnkey, China and other countries.
The Bulgarian team of Richmart Vintage is in Netherlands and follows in the footsteps of Bulgarian dance, embroidery and rhythms that truly obey people in the country of tulips. After a strong start to the tour Ensemble "Bulgare" in Holland, Dean Manev, Director of Men's Fashion Cluster and the team of InLIFE are guests of formation Paloina" who practice the Bulgarian folklore.
The countdown to Christmas started today at the Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event at Pandora, an anticipated event which is broadcast and seen by millions around the globe.
Natalie Portman was announced the sexiest female vegetarian for 2015. The 34-year-old actress has decided not to eat meat as a child and she continues keeping her principles. 'I've been a vegetarian since I was nine and vegan on and off. A good pasta is probably my favorite dish', she commented.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
For SS16 from New York to Paris, Christian Louboutin shoes have traversed cultures and continents through the imaginations of our collaborating designers. From a Mediterranean paradise at Naeem Khan to a surrealist psychedelic party at Holly Fulton, it’s been a wild ride back to Paris. But the voyage didn’t end with our homecoming, instead, on arrival, Olympia Le Tan ushered us into “Hotel Olympia” - a collection that served as homage to the recently demolished Hotel Okura in Tokyo.
Dean Manev - the President of Men's Fashion Cluster - is already in The Netherlands. He is there with serious intentions - to turn Bulgarian dances, embroidery (shevitza) and fashion into 'generator of business in Europe'.
We are half way through the event. Day one was highlighted by opening show at Fashion Tent, presenting a parade of more than 60 Indonesian designers who will showcase their collections over the week and a number of fashion shows by Indonesia Fashion Forwards designers. There was also a partnership between Jakarta Fashion Week and Australia-Indonesia Centre & Melbourne Fashion Festival, which presents Pageants and The Woolmark Company from Australia, the global authority on wool, which presents Rahul Mishra.
Sustainable is product, which is manufactured with environment-friendly raw materials, technologies and chemicals and respect for people - workers, local people, consumers.
This season, Christian Louboutin graced a diverse mix of New York Fashion Week runways with red soled creations, and nailed the manicures at Cushnie et Ochs for the 4th consecutive season.
The new perfume of the Colombian singer Shakira will be in a bottle that looks like a guitar.
For Spring/Summer 2016, Christian Louboutin collaborated with two London Fashion Week favourites, creating custom shoes for each occasion.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia hosted the presentation of the joint project with the international trade platform, AliExpress - Fashion. Made in Russia.
On October, 20th, 2015, Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner was spotted wearing the Porsche Design '1919 Datetimer Series 1 Titanium & Rubber' during the House of Remy Martin 'One Life/ Live Them' Launch Event in New York City. The collection was developed by the Porsche Design Timepieces AG based in Solothurn Switzerland and it is perfect for today's contemporary business traveler.
Fall Winter 2015 at Bershka features a young, casual collection with an urban feel, where the richness of the fabrics and details on the finishes of the clothes will be the common thread of the season. The use of materials is reinvented, enriching them with new finishes such as the worn leather effect or stamped suede, as well as the return of more rustic materials such as velvet and woollen fabrics.
Rianne Ten Haken stars and New York is the inspiration. SUITEBLANCO invites us to travel with their latest collection for this autumn.
We already know that one garment is sustainable, if its manufacturing process protects the environment and respects people. But which are the different aspects of Sustainability in Fashion? Let's see...
Morgana McNelis is the woman next to the 'Sons of Anarchy' actor Charlie Hunnam since 2007. She is a Los Angeles based jewelry designer. 'I think the key to maintaining a good balance is...'
Tokyo Fashion Week presented new and surprising insight into the kimono this weekend. And the reason of the interest of designers to traditional garment is that it is back with a full force in the modern women's wardrobe.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: 57 runway shows, 14 presentations, sensible fashion and virtual reality
From 21st to 25th of October 2015 Moscow will host Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Spring-Summer 2016. The main venue is Manege, located in a few steps from Red Square and the Kremlin, also there are different locations around the city for presentations and fashion shows. MBFW Russia will showcase collections from over 70 designers from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, China and other countries.
From November 2-8, a dedicated window display at well-known concept store Colette will be showcasing pieces from the new Sonia Rykiel Christmas 2015 collection, with sales running in exclusivity until November 15. The entire collection will then follow in the Sonia Rykiel store network and soniarykiel.com.
As we've already noted, sedentary lifestyle is the key risk factor for people's lives and health. That's why a group of active Bulgarians - each of them successful in their field - united themselves to create a proposal for the problem's solution. The system is called Folknetika and it was presented yesterday in Sofia, Bulgaria, during a press conference at the Bulgarian News Agency.
It is not a secret that sedentary lifestyle is extremely harmful to humans - not only for their bodies but also for the emotional and mental health. Researches show that sitting at your desk all day long, increases mortality with 20% in males and 40% in females and every year 500,000 Europeans and 1.9 million people worldwide die from sedentary.
Khongboon Swimwear, luxury swimwear created by Supaporn Khongboon, presents it's newest collection showcasing updated prints, streamlined silhouettes and buttery fabrics. Inspired by the idea of a picturesque paradise, Khongboon has fused together weft fabrics with awe-inspiring prints synonymous with affordable luxury. With 12 new styles and 10 new prints, Khongboon Swimwear's SS16 collection is colorful and right on-trend for the upcoming swim season.