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Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative Officer

Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative Officer

Riccardo, who is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, will direct all Burberry collections and present his first for the brand in September. He will be based at Burberry’s headquarters in London.

The new artistic director of Berluti is Kris Van Assche

The new artistic director of Berluti is Kris Van Assche

Berluti has announced Kris Van Assche as its new artistic director, succeeding Haider Ackermann, who announced that he is leaving the French fashion house on March 30.

Kim Jones is the new Dior  Homme's creative director

Kim Jones is the new Dior Homme's creative director

Kim Jones is officially Dior Homme’s new artistic director. The British designer who stepped down from his coveted role at Louis Vuitton earlier this year will become the successor to Kris Van Assche who had previously held the position for eleven years.

Research grant for high temperature resistant nonwovens

Research grant for high temperature resistant nonwovens

Finest fibers ( 1 µm) open new applications in the areas of personal protective textiles, hot gas fine dust filtration, battery separators and fuel cell membranes. Currently production plants are limited in terms of temperature and pressure.

Sales of Italian textiles are up 1.3% in 2017

Sales of Italian textiles are up 1.3% in 2017

Made-in-Italy textiles (including wool, cotton, linen, silk fabrics and knits) are expected to close 2017 with an overall turnover of Euro 7.94 billion, up by 1.3%, according to estimates by the Confindustria Moda Research Center.

Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn

Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn

Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn: The association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry will be present at SALTEX 2018 with a joint booth of its members.

Premiere Vision and the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la mode sign a mutual support agreement to confort Paris as the world  fashion capital

Premiere Vision and the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la mode sign a mutual support agreement to confort Paris as the world fashion capital

Paris’s two most influential players on the international fashion scene - trade-show organiser Premiere Vision and the Federation de la Haute Couture de la Mode - have signed a partnership agreement.

The Woolmark Company unveiled The Wool Lab Spring/Summer 2019 at Milano Unica

The Woolmark Company unveiled The Wool Lab Spring/Summer 2019 at Milano Unica

Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available Merino wool fabric and yarn manufactures, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, February 6 - 8.

Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles

Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles

A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.

303 TUSCANS – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION was given to Ethical brands from the Netherlands

303 TUSCANS – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION was given to Ethical brands from the Netherlands

On 21.01.2018 at Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam was held the second International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Modefabriek.

Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton

The artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear is set to leave the LVMH-owned mega-brand after seven years.

Tranzend Launches High-Tech, Adaptable, Waterproof Suit on Kickstarter

Tranzend Launches High-Tech, Adaptable, Waterproof Suit on Kickstarter

Sartorial aesthetics, sophisticated technology and environmental sustainability combined into a single two-piece suit for all occasions.

Woolmark and Scabal join forces to show the art of traditional craftsmanship

Woolmark and Scabal join forces to show the art of traditional craftsmanship

The Woolmark Company and iconic menswear brand SCABAL have once again joined forces, producing a stunning short film saluting the heroes of the handmade, the believers of bespoke and those who handle perfection.

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.