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.
The discovery of the Lascaux cave, in 1940, had a profound influence on the artists of the time. For Georges Bataille, it represented the dawn of the human race. The power with which animals are depicted (deer, horses, oxen) takes us back to the infancy of mankind and its relationship to nature, as well as the invention of art. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It is this wild and ancient femininity, linked to the magic of the earth, that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women's collections, throughout the creation of her first cruise collection for the House.
Actor Dev Patel, who catapulted to success in 2009 when he starred in the Academy Award winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, will be the guest of honour at the Chivas Icons event on 2nd May 2017, at Play in the H Hotel. The Chivas Icons was launched in October 2016 to recognise and celebrate individuals in The Gulf, who not only make a difference themselves but also inspire others to Win The Right Way. This event will recognise Dev for his work with the #LionHeart campaign, which helps vulnerable children in India.
Key differences between the Chicago, the Los Angeles and the New York fit according to Hart Schaffner Marx
Hart Schaffner Marx's devotion to American heritage runs to deep tha they've develop three different suit models to reflect three of USA most charismatic cities: Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.
Conceived by Cristiana Schieppati and organized by Crisalide Press in collaboration with Milan City Council, the Chi ? Chi Awards - now in their sixteenth year - opened the ball at the Milan fashion week, as has been the custom for the last sixteen years, with a ceremony at the Palazzo Marino in Milan.
If you are looking for a different kind of experience, meet with Daniel and learn what makes Daniel George so unique. Their goal is to inform you about your wardrobe choices, provide you with solid menswear advice, and build a relationship with you for all your sartorial needs. You owe it to yourself to meet with an outfit that offers the finest quality garments and the most knowledgeable staff.
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.
SS 2016 collection by D&G is deeply inspired by The Chinese Palace of Palermo in designers' favorite Sicily - the main inspiration in all their work as they admit. In the past, the Chinese guest room in European palaces was a must.
The Chicago-based bespoke tailor offers a complete range of bespoke men's clothing, including: suits, shirts and dress shirts, tuxedos, sport coats and blazers, slacks and pants, overcoats, accessories.
Atelier's Made in Chicago bespoke custom suits are fully handmade. The fabric range varies from Guabello Super 180s and Ermenegildo Zegna cloths to year round Super 120s wools & blends, linens, bamboos, and Scottish Wools.
Chiara visited Amazon’s state of the art European Fashion Photography Studio in Shoreditch, East London, to shoot the campaign with photographer Cass Bird and i-‐D magazine’s Fashion Editor, Julia Sarr-‐Jamois.
Roy Chittleborough and Joe Morgan are master tailors and the owners of Chittleborough & Morgan - a traditional bespoke atelier at Savile Row, London - There is no ready-to-wear and there are no anonymous customers. There is only Bespoke.
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.
'A traditional English tea time served in the orient. Two worlds at odds, but yet so similar. A mixture of English and Chinese pottery combined in print. Familiar looking western shapes enhanced with an eastern touch. Oriental fabrics with an English twist and vice versa resulting in this harmonic clash: 'Hai Ti'.
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.
Uma Wang Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection, dedicated to patterns and prints, was presented in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week and it offers: heavy volumes, flowing dresses, long overcoats, golden paisley patterns, floral prints, Earthy hues, black velvet and wool, white-collared tunic dresses.
The Chiaradè woman, according to the fashion designer Pasquale Pironti, is feminine, elegant, sophisticated, never goes unnoticed, lives with passion - she is like the embroidered, printed, blooming red roses on tailored suits, applied through silk petals on macrame, brocade silk and lace.
Traveling in style, accompanied by an ever-changing soundtrack, adopting other cultures and worlds as a tool for writing one's personal story through clothing is the journey that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have embarked on for Valentino Men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, presented on June 24, 2015 in France during the Paris Men's Fashion Week (June 24-28, 2015). The result focuses on the man and his inalienable individuality.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
Chinese atmospheres and the Mediterranean tradition of Sicily come together in this Spring-Summer 2016 collection for men.
Inspired by this year’s exhibition theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass”, H&M’s design team created one-of-a-kind looks in collaboration with each of its guests. The designs honour each individuals unique personal style and features intricate detailing such as hand done beading and embroideries, and design elements such as pleating inspired by the folds of a fan.
The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Ready to Wear collection by Tsumori Chisato was presented this morning during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France.
I fell in love with this collection at first look. The designs and prints are eyecatching and unique.
Brand's designers and Creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli showed images drawn from the heydays of the Ballets Russes in Paris and the Beat generation in San Francisco, both of them moments when poets, painters, and wild-eyed dreamers came together to create something new.
Street styles of the sixties defined the exclusive fashion show by Marc Cain during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. The Fall/Winter 2015 collections stand out with their bohemian influences, opulent pattern mixes and striking colours.
The SACE group and Pitti Immagine are announcing the signing of an important collaboration agreement designed to enhance the international competitiveness of companies participating in the trade shows organized by Pitti Immagine through better access to the insurance-financial products and services provided by the SACE group.
To provide a source of inspiration for the 2014 new festive illuminations, the New West End Company’s Bond Street Development Group delved deep into the archives to explore the heritage of the street, established in 1686 and now home to over 125 of the world’s leading luxury stores including more than 80 designer flagships which sees £1billion of spend annually.
Thermore® was founded in 1972 in Milan and is a worldwide leader in the research, production and marketing of thermal insulation for apparel with operations in Europe, USA and Asia including production facilities in Thailand and offices in Hong Kong. Thermore's current product range includes Classic, Ecodown®, Rinnova, Pro, ARIA and EVOdown™. Thermore is a member of the Outdoor Industry Association (www.outdoorindustry.org), SnowSports Industries America (www.snowsports.org) and of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (www.cameramoda.it). Consistency and security is also earned for any Thermore® product, including hypoallergenic guarantees, thanks to the company’s commitment to excluding the use of PFOA and PFOAS, as recommended by Greenpeace. This has helped garner the prestigious Bluesign Certificate for the CLASSIC, Ecodown®, Rinnova and Thermosoft® products and it is certified GRS (Global Recycle Standard) for CLASSIC and RINNOVA. Recently EVOdown™ and ARIA got the Bluesign certificate and ARIA got also the GRS (Global Recycle Standard ) certification.
It’s been a decade since its hands began to turn to the rhythm of the Dior man’s allure. Accompanying the evolution of his contemporary style with precision, the Chiffre Rouge watch has reinvented itself year after year since its was first created, consistently remaining faithful to its defining signature: a skilful balance between masculine elegance and couture spirit.
The theme of the collection is 'Travels through 18th century Italy'.
After we've made an overview of Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection, let's take a look at Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's offers for gentlemen, presented at Paris Men's Fashion Week.
'A sense of relaxation prevails, volumes are soft while patchwork and intarsia are tactile and spectacular. Classic materials come in masculine colors, such as indigo blue, gray, camel and felt', said from the brand.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 2, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, in which they continue their 'Medieval princesses' theme.
Imagination of the modern fashion designers has no end. The proof of this is the latest collection of Chilean designer Sebastian Erazuriz who decided to devote his models of his ex-lovers.
Fashion House'' Junona'' was founded in 2000 by Katja Geneva, which is the owner and chief designer. Entirely devoted to the fair sex,'' Junona'' also offering elegant and everyday fashion for women and children of all ages. Her clothes create the image of a modern, dynamic woman, which faces the challenges of everyday stresses with a smile and enjoy her individuality.
L'Oreal Paris Salon exclusive promotes the perfect combination of Chinese fashion and hair style on L'Oreal Paris Professionnel Hairstyling Show during the Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week. The world's largest cosmetics and beauty company in cooperation with Tony Studio held the Fashionable Hairstyle Theme Show in Beijing fashion center on November 1, 2013.
Elegance and serenity on the presentation of Valentino Spring-Summer 2014 collection on October 1, 2013, during the Paris Fashion Week.
'The collection is a journey amidst elements borrowed from imaginary ethnic groups,' stated the show notes at Valentino. 'Subtle almost imperceptible references are blended in a vertical silhouette with a sleek sense of regality.'
It combines the Italian aristocratic look with Balkan-style ethnic patterns.
Valentino Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli
'Valentino' designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showcased feminine, romantic and mysterious Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2013/2014 on July 3, 2013, in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
It includes cinematic-inspired elegant cover-ups and breathtaking dresses, featuring lace and embroideries of lion's heads, bees, beetles and dragonflies.
This year for 27th time will be held Taiwanese most prestigious design contest for young fashion designers.
In 2013 'Taiwan Fashion Design Award' might be won by foreigner for the first time, because the organizer - Taiwan Textile Federation - is welcoming international designers to broaden competition's platform.
This year's contest has attracted more than 450 young fashion designers from seven countries (China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Swaziland and Hong Kong), compete in the preliminary round on 18 July 2013.
Students from different fashion design schools in China present their graduate models during the First China Graduate Fashion Week in Beijing from 24 to 28 April 2013. A total of 610 graduate students of fashion from 22 colleges will present their designs during the five-day event. Models are modern, different, stylish, interesting and fresh!
Taking a look at the schedule of designers and brands, presenting their collections at Paris Fashion Week, you can see that foreign names prevail. About 25% are the real French designers and brands, such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Agnes B. etc. There are many Italian and Belgian designers and fashion houses that show their collections in Paris and among the other presented countries are Great Britain, USA, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Brazil...
As London Fashion Week is over, we can now point some key fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013 in the designer collections.
The combination of black and white is still favourite to most of the designers, but in some collections they combine also with the trendy blue and gray. The combinations are in geometric forms, for example in the models of Antonio Berardi and Peter Pilotto or florals in the collection of the brand Unique.
Miss China Yu Wenxia won the Miss World 2012 title in a competition with 116 contestants from all over the world in Ordos, China metropolis, located in Inner Mongolia, northern China.
Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarkos from Venezuela put the crown on the head of the new winner on the lavish ceremony, organized at the futuristic stadium "Dongsheng" in the city center, on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
The collection of wedding dresses of the Chinese designer Guo Pei was shown in Beijing. Well-known for her lavish frocks that are worn by celebrities on the red carpet, Guo Pei manages to infuse Chinese elements into the world of fashion.
"I meet all kinds of celebrities in my work, but what really touches me is designing for normal people. It is probably something that they will have once in a lifetime, and they will treasure it for a life time, and that design will bring them happiness," said Guo.
The fashion compass of many fashion designers this season points East. Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Celine - all of them included in their collections elements, resembling copies of Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Vietnamese national costumes. The Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne, which is always in line with fashion trends also drops a hint at far East with elegant blouses with Japanese flowers and stylish belts on the waist. If you want to bring in your wardrobe some exotics and diversity, get the elegant blouses of Daphne.
On January 21 in Geneva, Switzerland was held the EcoChic Geneva fashion
show at the European headquarters of the United Nations. Julia Jurevich
the creation from the Bulgarian designer Evgeni Petkov.
Key fashion and government figures met in Geneva for a two day seminar during this international year of biodiversity to support the world's biodiversity and sustainable fashion.
In the year of the Tiger, the Chinese hieroglyph for the tiger is one of the most preferred
tattoos for the Asian nations.
The Chinese hieroglyph is a magnificent symbol, embodying Earth Power and People's Life Defense. Tattoos with it carry a special symbolic. Pictures can be aggressive, playful, happy or evil, said the tattooist Rumen Somov from Stara Zagora. He also said that the hieroglyph is one the easiest making tattoos. It is believed that in certain degree the tattoo can influence positively or negatively its owner. According to Rumen Somov the symbol of the Tiger is beautiful in different colours, which shows the mood of the person. In antiquity, tattoos were served not only as an adornment but as a tribe's sign. People consider that they carry a kind of a magic power.
Julia Jurevich, Miss Bulgaria 2007, will present our country at the world fashion exhibition in Geneva
During the new photo session Julia was dressed in amazing knitted bridal dress. It is designed by Evgeni Petkov, who will present Bulgaria at the Eco Chic forum – a world fashion exhibition, which will be held in Geneva. 43 fashion designers will take part in this forum. Among them will be the famous designers Rick Owens and Diane von Furstenberg.
Evgeni Petkov's models are inspired by Bulgarian folklore. The dress, which he will present, was specially made by 100% natural fabrics. The knitting dress is unique because it was made by natural wool with linen lining. It is arranged with Eco-cotton tracery from Germany.
In the Palace Museum in Beijing, China was opened the exhibition “Cartier Treasures: King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings”.
Featuring precious antiques on an unprecedented scale, the exhibition assembles the essences of the East and West, demonstrating the Palace Museum’s dedication to world art.
This exceptional display is taking place in the Exhibition Hall of the Meridian Gate. Its recent renovation won the Inaugural Heritage Award Jury Commendation for Innovation by UNESCO for the quality of the resources and techniques implemented, all of which were in harmony with the building’s original character.