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An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics

An answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics

Angelico proposes a concrete answer to the increasing demand of sustainable fabrics. The focus on environmental sustainability - increasingly requested by fashion houses and by an eco-friendly market sector - gains a concrete dimension, with a series of treatments inspired by nature.

Giovanni Luigi Bordone talks about presenting yourself with impact

Giovanni Luigi Bordone talks about presenting yourself with impact

Whether you like it or not, your clothing communicates and it can have a serious effect on your ability to achieve success. Research shows that your appearance strongly influences other people's perception of your financial success, authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, and suitability for hire or promotion.

Menswear exports outside the EU-28 accounted for 23% of total clothing exports last two years

Menswear exports outside the EU-28 accounted for 23% of total clothing exports last two years

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade for 2015-2016. It includes trade trends by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trading partners.

Nina-Maria Nitsche as Brioni's New Creative Director

Nina-Maria Nitsche as Brioni's New Creative Director

Nina-Maria Nitsche previously worked at Maison Martin Margiela. She joined the brand in 1989 and, for the following 23 years, worked closely with the designer. After the designer’s resignation, in 2009, Nitsche took over the creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela.

Italian men's suits brand MABRO celebrates 60 years anniversary at Pitti Immagine Uomo

Italian men's suits brand MABRO celebrates 60 years anniversary at Pitti Immagine Uomo

Men's Fashion Group Florence prepares a celebration of 60 years of the Italian men's suits brand MABRO at Pitti Immagine Uomo 92. Recently the most modern European factory for made-to-measure suits RICHMART has bought the main controlling share of Men’s Fashion Group Florence and the following brands: MABRO, M52 and MABRO Donna.

Google, Dior, French Federation of the Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter, Skolkovo and other leaders will tell about the future in Fashion Futurum Conference

Google, Dior, French Federation of the Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter, Skolkovo and other leaders will tell about the future in Fashion Futurum Conference

On March 16-17 over 30 world fashion industry leaders from 9 countries will meet in the very center of Moscow to discuss contemporary trends and main challenges of the industry. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia the Central Exhibition Hall Manege will become the heart of the primary innovative fashion technologies.

Gianluca Flore is exiting the Italian men's wear company Brioni

Gianluca Flore is exiting the Italian men's wear company Brioni

The move follows the departure of Brioni's creative director Justin O'Shea in October and comes at a time of transition for the company, which is attempting to establish itself as a leader in luxury menswear.

The University of Cambridge started an online short course Business Sustainability Management

The University of Cambridge started an online short course Business Sustainability Management

Recently I saw that the University of Cambridge offers an online short course Business Sustainability Management. The value of certified expertise in sustainable business practices is rising every day, which is why the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is collaborating with online education company, GetSmarter, to make this programme online, accessible to professionals around the world.

Other secrets for Pitti Immagine Uomo January 2017 edition are revealed

Other secrets for Pitti Immagine Uomo January 2017 edition are revealed

“DUE O TRE COSE CHE SO DI CIRO [TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT CIRO]”, is the title of the event that Pitti Immagine has decided to devote to Ciro Paone, founder of Kiton and leading entrepreneur in Italian fashion. It will be a dive into the taste, passion and unrelenting devotion that rally in support of beauty, while also passing through the life and career of Ciro Paone: a history that starts in Naples, and from here, goes on to conquer the world. An exhibition project that will be presented under the artistic direction of Angelo Flaccavento.

Berluti appoints Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Berluti appoints Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Berluti is pleased to announce the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director. The appointment is effective immediately and the designer will present his first collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2017.

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

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%.

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

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.

Scabal's New Head of Design is Campbell Dunn

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

INDOCHINO with new Creative Director

INDOCHINO with new Creative Director

A seasoned expert in branding and creative leadership, Michael Mayes will be responsible for shaping the creative vision, brand voice and content strategy for INDOCHINO as it continues its mission to become a world-renowned fashion brand.

Michael Kors with a new store in London

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

Richard James Bespoke in New York

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.

2016 Campaign For Wool presents The five freedoms of sheep

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?

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?

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

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.

Brioni appoints a new creative director

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".

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

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.

Activating the fashion value chain

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.

Loro Piana at Milano Unica shows Spring/Summer 2017 collection

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.

For autumn winter 2017-18, Première Vision inaugurates a new show for the launch of the season

For autumn winter 2017-18, Première Vision inaugurates a new show for the launch of the season

The world's leading organiser of trade shows and events dedicated to the upstream side of the fashion industry, Première Vision has been breaking new ground, providing inspiration and setting the pace each season for over 40 years.

Ambassador's Project - A celebration of the well-dressed gent and Merino wool

Ambassador's Project - A celebration of the well-dressed gent and Merino wool

Actor, model, singer, designer, producer and philanthropist Hu Bing, British GQ editor-in-chief Dylan Jones, model David Gandy, television and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary and musician Tinie Tempah each teamed with a tailoring house to create a unique suit.

Bespoke suits made by machines

Bespoke suits made by machines

Tailors on Savile Row have lost a legal battle over their right to use the word "bespoke" to refer exclusively to hand-made suits.

PROJECT New York Fall-Winter 2016

PROJECT New York Fall-Winter 2016

Project New York is a 3-day-event, held biannually in NYC, NY, USA - it is entirely dedicated to the menswear market. The fair offers three communities featuring men's apparel, footwear, and accessories. The next edition of PROJECT New York FW will be held January 24-26, 2016 at Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC, USA.

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Première Vision Paris

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Première Vision Paris

For 3 days, twice a year at Paris-Nord Villepinte, the six major industries (Yarns, Fabrics, Leather, Designs, Accessories, Manufacturing) supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry, come together in Paris, presenting forward-looking fashion information during Première Vision Paris. The next edition of the 'the global event for fashion professionals' will be held February 16-18, 2016.

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Milano Unica

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Milano Unica

Milano Unica is a world-renowned trade fair, established in 2005. The XXII edition of Milano Unica will be held at Viale Scarampo, Milan, Italy from February 9-11, 2016.

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Who's Next Paris

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Who's Next Paris

WHO'S NEXT is a leading international fashion trade show in Europe. Every season it welcomes 50,000 visitors through its doors at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre in Paris, where talented artists create the visuals of a communication campaign to share inspirations. The next edition of Who's Next Paris will be held January 22-25, 2016.

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Modefabriek Amsterdam

Free made-to-measure training by Men's Fashion Cluster at Modefabriek Amsterdam

During the next edition of Modefabriek Amsterdam (January 24-25, 2016) the Men's Fashion Cluster will provide a free made-to-measure training, which explains How to become a fashion consultant without any designer skills - an option that give you a chance to earn an additional income up to 120 000 euro per year without any investment.

The largest custom apparel retailer in Singapore Marcella closes all physical stores

The largest custom apparel retailer in Singapore Marcella closes all physical stores

The closure is going to happen by January 1, 2016, because the company 'is currently being acquired by an international made-to-measure group' and its physical stores have to be closed as 'it does not fit into their growth strategy'.

Tailor-made men's clothing brand

Tailor-made men's clothing brand "KITON" is now presented on SECOO

SECOO, the high-end service platform, announced to have received the official authorization of the world class tailor-made men's clothing brand "KITON", and SECOO began to play an important role as partner of KITON in China. The cooperation between the two parties is expected to be diversified and deep rather than focused on e-commerce.

TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies

TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies

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.’

An interesting collaboration between Disney and designers for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

An interesting collaboration between Disney and designers for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

'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.”

The English brand Jaeger launched Made-to-measure service

The English brand Jaeger launched Made-to-measure service

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.

Armani will dress Al Pacino in

Armani will dress Al Pacino in "China Doll"

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.

Men's Fashion Cluster has opened its Amsterdam Showroom with an unique review-spectacle

Men's Fashion Cluster has opened its Amsterdam Showroom with an unique review-spectacle

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.

Gently worn suits given away for free in Roanoke

Gently worn suits given away for free in Roanoke

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.

Men's Fashion Cluster opens a showroom in the World Fashion Centre Amsterdam

Men's Fashion Cluster opens a showroom in the World Fashion Centre Amsterdam

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.

Men's Fashion Cluster - an Ambassador of Bulgarian fashion and folklore in The Netherlands

Men's Fashion Cluster - an Ambassador of Bulgarian fashion and folklore in The Netherlands

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'.