Which hairstyles were the most fashionable in 2018? Here are some of the greatest men's hairstyles that made a statement this year. Men's haircuts can cost anywhere from $8 to over $75. But there's no point visiting the barber if you're not sure what to ask for.
Many people have very busy lives in this day and age. We move from one stressful activity to the next, with very little time in between to stop and recuperate. But constant stressing affects heart health in various ways, and could be a contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease.
Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.
Every man has a style idol. Whether we know it or not, we’re always learning smart sartorial lessons from men whose style we admire. For most, it all starts as kids with our dad's fashion. Then as we grow up, we turn to movie stars, models and musicians for our fashion fix.
Velysam Paris is a specialist in viscose production located in France. The company is a circular knit specialist. It has integration with spinning, knitting and dyeing. Their designers work with the latest trends: crepe, stripes, jacquard, milano, double face, ribs with viscose, Tencel, Modal, Lurex, chine. Performance codes: Double-Face, Eco-Friendly Finishing, Organic, Mono-Stretch.
Lanificio Europa produces fabrics upholding advanced ecological standards, as evidenced by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. As of March 2016, Europa signed the Detox Commitment with Greenpeace, joining the CID (Consorzio Implementazione Detox). This set a new standard of excellence for managing chemical substances within the textile production chain. A much-needed benchmark for textile and fashion companies. Thus, supporting Europa’s goal to respect the environment.
England, the home of bespoke tailoring and the biggest contributor to men’s tailored clothing over the course of history. In some ways, suits can be compared to wines and cheese as every country makes them to have its own style.
It is time once again from 29 to 31 March 2019: Specialised trade visitors from all over the globe will meet up at h+h cologne to inform themselves about the latest trends in the textile handicraft industry. Next year things are going to be particularly colourful. Because this time the motto of the event zone "my lovely livingroom" is "colour your business!". Under this title, in the event and workshop programme h+h cologne 2019 is placing a special focus on current and successful approaches for customer acquisition, sales promotions and customer loyalty.
Win 1 of the 100 scholarships for the International Masters in Design and Fashion 2019 RM Istituto Moda e Design
RM Istituto Moda e Design, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is celebrating its First birthday by offering 100 scholarships for its International Masters in design and fashion. It has allocated 500.000 euros in scholarships for the Masters that start in February and November 2019. The goal of RM is to encourage young and deserving international talents to complete their education in a top-level Master in Milan.
The results from the October 2018 voting for Most Stylish Men are now final. Top 5 Most Stylish Men October 2018 are Adam Lambert, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Sebastian Stan and they were determined entirely by their fans.
Choosing what to wear to a job interview can prove tricky. You want to make the right impression, but you also don’t want to blend in with all of the other candidates. What you wear is very important because it will be the first and last impression the hiring manager will have of you as you walk in, and then out of the room.
Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.
The Breitling Premier collection reintroduces a name that has a special significance for the prestige watch brand. In the 1940s, Breitling introduced its first collection of truly elegant watches, which were defined by their fashionable flair. The new Breitling Premier collection combines purpose with style, delivering quality, performance, and timeless design that are worthy of the watch brand’s proud legacy.
You might think that successful businessmen and women require little in the way of sleep. The reverse is actually true; getting a good night’s sleep is often part of the reason they’re so successful! Sleep is essential for everyone, young, old, successful and middle of the road.
The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector
The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized on 24 October in Ontinyent (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Espanol (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to encourage the development and modernization of the fashion and textile industries.
Suits are the staple of modernism, professionalism and success. A man in a suit commands more respect from his peers without one, which is why it’s a strong tool for building your character. A bespoke suit offers you all of this and more. Here’s a quick rundown on why you should have a tailored suit in your wardrobe.
It’s true that many people who lose weight regain it soon after. Such sudden changes can be very dangerous for one’s health and generally not good for the overall weight loss effort. If you want to lose excess pounds and keep them off, you need to change your lifestyle and stick to the new healthy habits. The good news is that this is also the most effective and enjoyable way to lose weight in the first place. Weight Loss and Regain: Why Does It Happen and What Does It Mean for You?
How you dress at work is probably an aspect you nailed after your first week in the job. Appearance ranked second only to communication skills as a sign of professionalism when the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania carried out a national poll in 2010. Spending hours a day there, it becomes apparent fairly quickly what is acceptable, what's not and how your own style preferences fit into that.
Halloween is very soon and everybody is getting ready for the holiday. Preparations include costumes, recipes, decoration and more. I decided to show you some nail art. Even if you don’t have Halloween vibes for getting a costume or crumble a pumpkin, you still need to be ready for the holiday with at least nail art, right?
Candiani launches at Kingpins its new eco-smart denim range in partnership with ROICA™ from Asahi Kasei.
Thanks to its modern production system, continuous quality tests and constant research for new technological solutions for a small but essential accessory such as zipper, Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. is a reality on the market since 1887, constantly growing and ready to face the future successfully. A sound-great firm organized in four manufacturing plants, equipped to fulfill the complete production cycle, to join in synergy creativity and quality, precision and punctuality.
Rhys Pickering is an English YouTuber and male model. Scouted in Switzerland during his gap year from university. By 2015, Pickering achieved "top 50 model" status very quickly, shooting with highly respected photographers and working with international brands.
A city with a rich history and fascinating architecture, Stuttgart is one of Germany's most interesting places to visit. As different as could be from the likes of Berlin, Munich, or Hamburg, Stuttgart lends itself well to really indulging in "me" time and putting in the effort to better yourself – both in terms of culture and style.
La Patrie was founded in 2015 and is one of the first tanneries in the world to have industrialized the metal free tanning of precious alligator and crocodile skins.
Pino Lerario, Tagliatore’s creative director, picks up the London’s vibe to create a new concept of masculine elegance. The Fall Winter 2018-2019 collection is based on outerwear proposals with a clear British flavor. Also the rock touch, an important part of Tagliatore’s DNA, seems to regain the history of Savile Row, when in January 1969 the Beatles performed for the last time from that unforgettable rooftop.
More than 4,000 exhibitors and 750 start-ups from more than 175 countries took part in Gitex Technology Week and Gitex Future Stars in Dubai.
ROICA™ Partners Showcase ROICA Eco-Smart™ family at MarediModa, the Trade Fair dedicated to Beachwear Fabrics and Accessories.
November 6th through 8th at MarediModa, gain insight into ROICA™ premium partners as they showcase their latest collections. A wide-range of offerings that include innovations using ROICA™ Eco-Smart™, the responsible choice. The premium stretch fiber, produced by Asahi Kasei, innovations that meet contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe; fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.
The fashion highlights for the autumn-winter season 2019/2020 will be featured on the TexTailorExpo by Sara Allwood, Creative Director of The Trend Bunker online platform. She will also reveal one of the most important secrets of the fashion industry - how to predict and create new trends. Seminars are free for exhibitors and visitors to the first edition of TexTailorExpo, which will take place from 8 to 10 November this year at the Plovdiv International Fair.
The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.
Exploring the notion of looking back to move forward, the Fall/Winter 2018 collection picks up the John Varvatos ethos - and take it to the streets. Injected with the vitality of downtown New York, the line up reveals an emotive concept with effortlessly cool execution. Juxtaposing the strength of a well-built foundation with an unrestricted movements of an on-the-pulse underground, the 2.0 man underscores his subversive virtues with a laidback confidence.
Foundation is a double-edged sword. Apply it correctly and you look like a movie star. Choose the wrong product and you could be the laughing stock of the town. The foundation you pick must not only match your skin tone, its consistency needs to complement your skin type. This is only one of a list of factors we’ve assembled here for you to determine which foundation is right for you.
Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.
Belgian designer Glenn Martens, creative director of Y/PROJECT mens and womenswear Paris-based label will present the new Y/PROJECT FW 2019/2020 mens collection in Florence with a special event. Winner of last year’s prestigious Andam Grand Prize Award, Y/PROJECT is considered one of the most original voices on the contemporary fashion scene.
Bonaudo was founded in 1923, when the brothers Gioacchino, Giovanni and Marco Bonaudo starder Theri tannery in Chivasso, outside of Turin.
The Dolce & Gabbana menswear show 2018-19 was entitled King’s Angels, but King’s Millennials would have been a more appropriate title. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented another millennials fashion show in which sons of famous actors, families, and some who have made their own fame, walked the Metropole runway in Milan, many of them wearing crowns. Christian Combs, Austin Mahone, and Cameron Dallas hit the catwalk in a series of gold-brocaded tailcoats over slim pin-striped pants.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.
SCABAL has sponsored the industry project for the 2nd year bespoke tailoring students at London college of Fashion
In 1971, SCABAL commissioned Salvador Dali to create a set of paintings inspired by his vision of menswear in the year 2000. The result was 12 unique images of future fashion that are some of the artist’s most interesting creations. These paintings and the thought behind them inspired the theme of the industry project – to create a future facing garment that shows how lifestyle, social change and culture could impact the aesthetics of dress between 2018 and 2038.
With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron of Scotland is the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan. Proudly Made in Scotland by skilled craftsmen and women who design, dye, warp, weave, mend and tailor their Scottish tartans and textiles. A truly global brand with timeless appeal, Lochcarron of Scotland offers a unique authenticity and showcases the very best of Scottish textiles. From kilt to catwalk, Lochcarron of Scotland champions traditional tartan fabric manufacturing whilst continuing to innovate, designing bespoke creations for major international fashion houses.
Menswear is an elevated take on the utilitarian: authentic pieces have been restudied and revised with innovative construction. Shirting in silk twill, wool, leather and shearling - featuring hand-stitched finishing by master tailors - forms the anchor of the collection, echoing the womenswear pieces.
As a family owned and managed business, pride and care is taken with every order to ensure the highest quality fabric is produced. Marton mills has a workforce of highly skilled craftspeople, many of which have spent their lives in the textile industry, and is incredible proud of its loyal longstanding employees.
What is my body type and how will I know the dress that will compliment me? This a crucial question that most girls have trouble with. Worry no more! We are going to show you all possible body types and the suitable dresses for each, then visit https://madamebridal.com/prom-dresses and get the advised dress.
If you are someone who spends most of your time standing, because of the nature of your job, you need to consider a pair of shoes that are comfortable for your job. Standing for too long might cause you to have severe foot pain and in some cases a chronic condition such as plantar fasciitis. You need to find a good pair of shoes to enable you to stay on your feet all day. This will help you prevent feet and back health problems.
Suits are the symbol of professionalism, and it has been that way for more than a century. Among the styles, the British suits are one of the most popular. In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about British suits.
TINTEX Textiles revealed a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
Dorlet has been devising, designing, developing, manufacturing, creating and selling metal fashion, clothing and leather goods accessories since 1928.
Since the formation of Campaign for Wool by The Prince of Wales in 2010, the company has promoted globally the multifarious benefits of wool, ranging from its versatility in clothing, use in thermal house insulation and its inherent sustainability. As a result the public is slowly becoming more aware of the role wool plays in everyday life from luxury tailoring, carpeting and saddle cloths.
Many people think it would be unfathomable for a man to carry a bag. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are tons of men who carry a bag each and every day. Doing so makes their life so much easier. After all, they have to carry a lot of documents and other items to work. How would they be able to lug these items around, if it weren’t for their hand bag? Just remember that some men’s hand bags are better than others. Within this guide, you’re going to learn about the best of the best.
With various publications noting Kate Middleton’s recent haircut after the birth of her third child, many women of the same age have begun to turn to the glamourous duchess as a great role model for those women edging towards their forties.
Bugis has developed a new knit fabric 100% cotton super water repellent, which dries faster and preserves all the natural confort of the cotton, while keeping all the benefits of breathability of untreated natural fibers.
Nature matters - every day We Nordic tries to make the world greener. That's why they received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award in September in Paris.
Wearing sunglasses on a sunny day is a completely normal thing to do, but how about wearing sunglasses inside and outside, 365 days a year? There are some celebrity men who manage to pull this off, and while there might be a few days where they go sans sunglasses, seeing them with shades on has become so normal that we often forget what their eyes actually look like!
Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.
Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.
A suit can often be compared to a meal. You’ll often settle for a classic plate of krapao kai. It’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it fills your stomach. In the same way, a lot of people settle for suits that are cheap, convenient, and gets the job done. However, you probably wouldn’t want to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, would you? There will be fancy events and business meetings where you have to take a client out for an expensive meal at a pricey restaurant. Would you want to wear your krapao kai suit? Sure, it may get the job done, but it won’t help you portray the image that you wish to.
Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? Of course not. 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization is convinced that sustainability should go hand in hand with ethics. To continue its ethical fashion campaign in September the team of the organization awarded 37 brands that beside sustainability, also correspond to the ethical fashion criterias and are willing to give publicity to ethical fashion.
Learn what REAL ethical fashion is from Antoinette Russell - mother of 4 children, the "ultimate shopper" as she says about herself, a successful blogger at www.overcomingovershopping.com
Whizz kid (or old master?) of the highest and most noble Italian tailoring traditions, Gabriele Pasini is already thinking about the “next generation” for his Autumn-Winter 2018/2019 Collection. He relentlessly seeks out directional pathways and new forms of expression for tomorrow’s “dress code”. What are the main coordinates on the roadmap? How does he intend to get there? Without doubt, using colours. Without doubt, bringing into play hi-tech materials. Without doubt, reworking/refreshing cuts, shapes and references, updating all the various items in the wardrobe with unusual choices.
When men really love something, they get all close and personal. They absorb all the information they can about it until they can basically recite you facts in their sleep. Whether it’s about cars, watches, or sneakers, they spend time investing in their area of interest and add to their wealth of knowledge.
"Sales in the Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 11.4 percent in real terms in the months from January to August 2018 compared with the previous year," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at the industry meeting and general meeting of the trade association in Munich. Similarly, exports by the sector, which brings together manufacturers of sewing and garment technology, shoe and leather technology as well as laundry and dry-cleaning technology, increased by 6.2 percent in 2017 from 1.049 billion euros (2016) to 1.114 billion euros (2017). "Although times are still economically successful, many external components, such as Brexit or the trade policy of the US President, are nevertheless bringing considerable unrest to the markets," said G?nter Veit, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
Everyone loves silver jewelry. It actually is one of the most popular materials used for jewelry, and it’s understandable, keeping in mind its versatility and luster. But there are many people out there who avoid silver rings for one particular reason: tarnish. In the case when oxygen and sulfur have contact with the silver, they bond and make the silver seem to be dirty – and no one wants that.
You can draw whatever picture you want or you can even create an application or collage on our template. You can use pencils, markers, pastels, etc. The picture will be printed on white fabric and we will send you the complete dress with your design on the front and back.
With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.
Every keen entrepreneur will be aware of the latest trends and what industries are on the rise. Starting a business or investing in any rising industry can provide to be immensely rewarding and lucrative as it enables you to get in on the ground floor and capitalize on the growing popularity. The key is to spot trends at the right time, and this can be a challenge, particularly if you are a relatively new entrepreneur. So, what industries are currently emerging and could provide to be a smart area to start a business? Read on for a few industries to keep your eyes on.
Made With Respect joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
We are sure you have a few pairs of Nike shoes in your closet. Whether it be for running, playing sports or just going out, Nike shoes are commonplace today, and something that everyone wants to own.
ROICA™ experts showcase the world-first ROICA Eco-Smart™ Family that offers 2 responsible made yarns: a GRS (Global Recycled Standard) version 3 certified yarn and the world’s first yarn awarded Cradle2Cradle Material Health Gold Level Certificate and Hohenstein Environment compatibility certification.
Where the clothing conceals the body of the woman, with its "Crystal Skin" Collection, Adeline Ziliox decides to reveal it. Transparency assumed, body unveiled and femininity affirmed, here is the DNA of the Collection. The technical materials, which are often found in the work of the designer, like neoprene, 3D mesh fabrics reinforce this line ultra-feminine, elegant and with streetwear inspirations. The PVC masterpieces confirm the contemporary and avant-garde look of this spring summer 2019 collection.
Interview with Giusy Bettoni, the CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S. Giusy has extensive experience (over 30 years), within the textile sector, including first-hand knowledge within the raw material development market and ingredient branding for leading international organizations.
The results from the September 2018 voting for Most Stylish Men are now final. Top 5 Most Stylish Men September 2018 are Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Lambert, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan and they were determined entirely by their fans.
Autumn Winter 19/20 opts for solidity and a tactile and visual abundance, without excess. A season that: chooses originality as a key differentiating factor; relishes joyful, sporty and sensual multiplicity; plays with fantasy and imperfect harmonies; offers clear solutions as to innovative aesthetic and eco-responsible mechanisms; lays the groundwork for new, elegant and comfortable casualwear; draws on workwear and functionality to shake up the noble luxury of materials and shapes.
Preciosa Components, the world’s leading producer of authentically crafted Bohemian crystal and fine jewelry stones, today unveiled their latest assortment of seasonal novelties featuring several market firsts including the smallest twelve-facet chaton rose, the world’s most brilliantly cut chaton and two exquisite new coatings suitable for lost-wax casting.
It’s one of the greatest honors in life to be asked to be a friend or relative’s best man at their wedding. It’s a role that comes with some key responsibilities as well, so it’s not something to be taken lightly. When you accept the offer, you’ll be feeling proud and pleased, but this can soon give way to anxiety and stress if you don’t get your tasks sorted out as efficiently and promptly as possible. Therefore, you should have a plan of what you need to do and when each task needs to be completed to keep you on track and up to the mark.
Image editing involves modifying or altering images to achieve a desired quality or some required dimensions. Nowadays, there are numerous kinds of editors like raster graphic editors, and vector graphic editors. These tools allow you enhance, transform and manipulate images. Alternatively, you can use an app to edit your photos and achieve the same results that you would expect from a photo editor. Here are some of the common functions you get to use on a photo editing app.
Attitude is identity. In a world choked by material overabundance, luxury is no longer in maximalist declarations that scream the wealth of their owner, but in the small gestures that speak of care, of attention, of love. Self-possession becomes the only currency by which to measure true worth.
ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai
In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.
The Vatican secret archives have captured our imagination for centuries. Not just on account of their history, but also as a result of the stories and conspiracy theories that have been dedicated to them in films and literature alike. Every year about 1,500 scientists come here to do a unique research, but a reading room of Vatican Archives is as far as anyone gets. What lies beyond that? Will the archives of the secret library be available to anybody?
It’s natural for any person to want to look stunning. However, many people today think that to achieve this they have to pay a fortune for designer clothes, organic foods, gym memberships, etc. The truth is that there are only a few things a girl should splurge on. Choose them wisely and you’ll look amazing even when living on a tight budget.
The whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 10th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Tessitura Monti Autumn/Winter 2019: high quality fabrics for contemporary shirts suitable for every style
Autumn-Winter 2019/20 collection by Tessitura Monti presents new color combinations, special yarns and advanced finishing processes connected to the constant use of top quality raw materials: the results of this innovative search are fabrics matching refined aesthetics with comfort and excellent performance. Color is one of the most important novelties of this collection: tones are richer, more intense and varied if compared to the traditional winter proposal. Colors go from classic blue tones blending with military green and grey to the stronger and full tones of new red, brown and burnt joined by the new and important red violet.
The canons of style are undergoing a period of upheaval, and this is also reflected in fabrics for men’s fashion. Fabrics today are required to be innovative, to redefine tradition without distorting it, to present products that are dynamic and wearable, for the active man who is utterly contemporary.
Marras imagined a British-Sardinian gentleman, fond of hunting with hounds in the wild countryside, but driven by nostalgia and a sense of home. “His style is a mash-up of memories.” A feel of rustic elegance was threaded through the collection, which was focused on outerwear. Peacoats and parkas were patchworked from an array of tweeds, jacquards, corduroy velvets, tartans, and felted wools. Worn inside-out exposing soigne linings, they had oversize, protective proportions; and though they looked sporty and functional, they conveyed the typical Marras flair for eccentric practicality. The British-Sardinian nobleman in question was obviously fond of a dapper touch of tailoring. Indulging in thick, knitted robe de chambre and parading sumptuous brocade tuxedo jackets.
The story of a Bemberg™ heritage that has shaped a new future for smart innovation through research, knowledge and expertise to deliver the new face of Bemberg™, the one true original material for modern living.
Recognized by its peers for its innovative environmental approach, 5 fabrics made from its fibers are exhibited on the brand new "Smart Materials" zone created within the Smart Square space at Premiere Vision Paris, an area dedicated to responsible creation.
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
Muchaneta Kapfunde, founding Editor-in-chief of FashNerd.com presented at Munich Fabric Start a brief lecture about different biotech innovative materials. Biotech is anything and everything that combines technology with biology. It has a potential to revolutionise the design and fabric of the future.
In 2018, it is clear that “sustainable fashion” is not just a futuristic concept, but today’s necessity. The environmental pollution is more and more concerning every year, causing numerous humanitarian and environmental issues all over the world. It is now time for industry professionals and consumers to hear the wake up call and simply slow down.
It is no wonder that silver jewelry is popular among men and women: it is affordable, has different designs to choose from, and is durable enough to last you a long time. If you are in the market for high-quality silver jewelry, check out our list of the things you must consider to ensure that you'll find the right piece for your styling needs.
Nowadays ethical and sustainable fashion are main themes in fashion industry. Most of the brands include strategies for make better their nature responsibility. In the heart of Hall 3 at Premiere Vision Paris, on a widen area of 1,000 square meters, 33 new smart players will introduce a new generation of responsible innovations and alternative materials, all readily available in the marketplace, while experts will discuss ways of conducting business that speaks to today’s contemporary conscious consumers.
Some of the world’s most famous brands and companies have long shown their wares to us from larger-than-life billboards and glossy magazine pages. The real publicity, however, that many of the biggest fashion houses have earned has in fact come from the celebrity names who have worn their items.
I visited Munich Fabric Start from 4th to 6th September and passed by the booth of Swarovski, sparkling again with its amazing crystals. Swarovski presented its innovations for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 there in help of all fashion designers and brands, who care for shining details.
On September 19-21 fashionistas from around the world will arrive in Paris to attend Premiere Vision to get inspired, source new materials, research manufacturers and attend trend seminars, conferences and workshops led by international experts. For the third year, the Smart Square, an informative and visionary space dedicated to information and discussions, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience responsible values and innovations in the fashion industry, will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that inspire creativity.
The winners of the HighTex Award have been chosen. The innovation award of MUNICH FABRIC START was presented for the 4th time already but for the first time companies were recognized for their overall strategic commitment with regard to resource–saving process solutions, innovative product development as well as process implementation and marketability.
Lanificio Europa creates collections that are backed by passion, commitment and expertise in textiles. Specialized artisans and skilled technicians uphold 50 years of tradition and professionalism, reinforced by Tuscan culture and heritage. Established in Prato in 1966, Europa specializes in the production of cotton stretch fabrics including; super stretch for casual and sportswear, embroidered and printed, denim, yarn dyes (check and stripes), and superior jacquards. All 100% made in Italy, using fully transparent and traceable production processes to guarantee ethical and responsible production, certified by Eurocontrol.
Work makes up a huge portion of our lives, so it makes sense to do something you love. Finding your dream job isn’t always that easy, however, and the job market is competitive. So what's the best way to stand out to prospective employers? Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned employee looking for your next career move, here are five pro tips to help you apply to, and land, your dream job.
Cholesterol is a wax-like, fatty substance which is naturally found in all the cells of the body. It is needed to synthesize vitamin D and manufacture hormones, among other things. Your body mostly manufactures all the cholesterol it needs in your liver and you can also get it in the foods you eat, such as meat, full-fat dairy, eggs, coconut oil and more.
Etro for the presentation of its 50th anniversary men’s collection — presented at the cavernous Palazzo del Ghiaccio, the ice-skating rink in Milan — recruited the help of local auction houses to re-create the home of a dandy without the walls, with all of the items up for sale.
Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.
The results from the August 2018 voting for Most Stylish Men are now final. Top 5 Most Stylish Men August 2018 are Johnny Depp, Adam Lambert, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Cliff Richards and they were determined entirely by their fans.
For the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2018 season, Dashing’s focus was all about bringing character and charm to the collection. The original sounds of sixties bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen and The Kinks infused all corners of the world, leading the way for evermore experimental psychedelic acts. Dashing’s latest collection is highly influenced by these stars, appropriating the names for their newly designed fabrics.
The deepening, immersive relationship between man and nature is a cultural and creative trend which has served as their inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2018. The latest collection balances the rugged textures and colours of the natural world with the clean lines of modern design to create a unique and well considered collection for the new season.
I decided to get back out there at the age of 54 and after having only always looked after my family as a mother and wife. I didn’t want to give up either my job or my family, but it is not possible to take care of everything at the same time. The line of the brand Maison Miseon is a mix between the oriental philosophy and the excellent Italian craftsmanship, it is intended to be essential and sporty and elegant at the same time. The clothing items fit people of any age, with a strong personality and they can be worn both during the working day and in the evening for having good time. I pay a lot of attention to the quality of the materials, which are mainly natural, I care of the details and the satisfaction of my clients.
See, touch and experience the latest collection from TINTEX Textiles as they reveal a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.
Henry Ewan Golding was born on 5th of February, 1987.He is a Malaysian actor, model and television host. He has been a presenter on BBC's The Travel Show since 2014. He is best known for his roles as Nicholas Young in Crazy Rich Asians and Sean Townsend in A Simple Favor.
Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.
No matter what our fashion sense may be, a college graduation ceremony can seem like an event with no specific guidance on what to wear. It can feel like a toss-up between dressing for work or wearing your Sunday’s best. Then there’s the desire to be comfortable without compromising a sense of fashion. It can even come down to deciding between something out of your own closet or getting some new threads. We’ve created a few pointers that may help you next time you’re faced with the question of what to wear to a college graduation.
Berluti’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pre-Collection by Haider Ackermann is an exercise in quietness and sartorial serenity: devoid of all distraction and visible ornament, clothes have a way of unveiling their artisanal know-how, clean architecture, hidden details and rich natural textures.
One of the longest established shoemakers in England, RE Tricker Limited was founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker. A reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality, established Tricker's as the maker of choice for heavy country boots and shoes to farm and estate owners and the landed gentry.
It’s a multifunctional, cheap, extremely popular and most importantly, a natural cosmetic that should be in every home. Aloe vera should be your first choice for amazing fighting skin discoloration, moisturizing, healing wounds and even works on scars! Its invaluable regenerating and soothing properties make it an ideal product for skin care as well as hair care.
At the only dedicated program in the U.S. that teaches the design and global operations of the fastest growing apparel segment, menswear with a focus on sportswear, students learn the hands-on skills to create a lifestyle menswear fashion collection. The Advisory Board includes heavy hitters Tom Julian, Trend Specialist; Aaron Ledet, VP, Americas Sourcing VF Corporation; and Joe Knoerschild, founding partner of Billabong and Hurley. Students learn sourcing and production first-hand on a Study Tour to Central America.
Embracing the colder months as an excuse to layer up and re-discover luxurious warm fabrics like cashmere and merino wool. It’s a chance to pair complimentary colours and contrasting textures; to balance rugged, weighty pieces with sleek tailoring.
Woolen mill Comero Biella Italy is specialises in the production of classic fabrics for menswear as well as womenswear. High end products, easily renewed from collection to collection with fine fibres and high performance stretch fabrics which maintain the appeal of timeless Italian style. Comero collections are entirely produced in our Gattinara mill situated between the plains of Novara and Vercelli, closely linked to the Biella area. These wool and fabric manufacturing areas boast centuries of tradition and are the place where the passion in their family business has matured artisan experience, research and technological innovation in order to transform the finest fibres into fabrics that speak of the style and quality of the “made in Italy” brand.
Regent offer a semi-bespoke tailoring service. A semi-bespoke service, which is frequently referred to as made-to-measure, yields results that are just as good as a fully bespoke tailor, but at a fraction of the cost and with far fewer fittings after the customer's measurements have been taken.
As always, the fabrics are selected in partnership with the most prestigious companies in the trade. Soft movement is achieved by weaving different yarns in both faux-uni colours and mixed shades.
Discover the selection of ethical, and kind to the environment brands. Each of them in their own way contributes to the development of fashion towards sustainable development.
Dior Homme and French BMX specialists Bogarde are joining together for a collaboration centred around three bikes, the second of which is available as one of 100 numbered pieces. Taking inspiration from motocross wheel dimensions, this second exclusive, gold-finished creation echoes the design codes of Dior Homme, including details in black and white as well as a bee engraved on the hand grips. Made in France, this bike displays leather details which feature the "Dior" signature, created by Dior in Italy.
Cab, plane, meeting, back again: a working day demands more than ever, and businesswear needs to move with you. This is where BOSS Stretch Tailoring comes in. Flexing with the body, the designs offer unparalleled ease of movement, which boxer Anthony Joshua puts to the test.
One of the most mediatic Portuguese male models, Fernando Cabral has several successes. He is the only Portuguese on the top 50 models of the worlds, ranked by the renowned Models.com site., was awarded by SIC and CARAS in 2014 and 2018 with the Golden Globe of the best male model and in 2016 was considered GQ Men of The Year.
As a continuation into the conversation around sustainability Stella McCartney is pleased to be showcasing her work in the State of Fashion’s first large-scale public event in the Netherlands, ‘Searching for the New Luxury’. The initiative seeks to connect and support global green initiatives throughout the fashion industry, acting as the thread between designers, companies, governments and educational institutions.
Predictions of fashion usually focus on the next season, but this coming September 2018, FashNerd.com will be creating a unique experience in collaboration with Munich Fabric Start, to further strengthen the fashion technology presence at the Keyhouse.
The first step to deciding what clothes sit well on your body is figuring out whether you’re a rhomboid, inverted triangle, triangle or rectangle. There are plenty of differing physiques, and while you’re allowed to wear whatever you please, there are certain patterns, cuts, and fits that are better suited to certain body shapes.
Hair care is an essential thing because regardless of age, background, or culture, both men and women want to look great and have an incredible hair in the best way possible. People, particularly women wish to stylish hair, and for them, salon visits are a right way. When you visit a hair salon you can try out the different hairstyles without much thinking about the results.
On a secluded beach near his beloved Marseille, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus unveiled his highly anticipated debut menswear collection. Awash with blues, yellows, creams and orange, the Spring/Summer 2019 offering conjures up images of long summery days in the south of France – where Jacquemus spent his childhood.
Vocational high schools, specializing in the fashion industry, will also be presented with booths. This will enable direct contacts between their alumni and textile and clothing manufacturers. The initiative aims to offer solutions to one of the main problems in the industry - the shortage of staff.
The collection takes as its starting point the elegant modernism of the British male, with references as diverse as the tailors of Savile Row to the styles favoured by the pony kids of Ireland. The look is restrained, balanced, committed, authentic; utilitarian but seductive nonetheless: sober tailoring, tidy ties, shrug-on trench coats, cable knits and fuss-free lace-up boots or trainers.
The results from the July 2018 voting for Most Stylish Men are now final. Top 5 Most Stylish Men July 2018 are Johnny Depp, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Cliff Richards, Adam Lambert and David Garrett and they were determined entirely by their fans.
Carl Stuart started out as a one-man business over fifty years ago by Walter Grimes. It is still a Limited Company with approx. sixty-five staff and is now run by Walter's daughter Jane. The business has enjoyed a huge success since those early days and is now one of the few remaining truly bespoke tailoring businesses in the UK. As well as building a reputation for quality and excellence over this period, it is also interesting to note that many of their customers and staff have remained loyal to us throughout. Indeed some members of staff have been with the company since it's inception.
Christopher Hemsworth was born on 11th of August 1983. He is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–20007). Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013).
From St Moritz and Aspen to Kitzbuhel and Courchevel, this season the Billionaire man and his band of jet-set brothers are to be found high up in the mountains. As the sun sets over snowy peaks, they gather in an exclusive men’s club for an evening of apres ski entertainment. Some fly in from a business meeting on their private helicopter and others come straight from a day on the slopes, but they all arrive dressed to stand out in the crowd.
The best-tailored suit will do wonders for any man, but to really shine you have to take care of the body underneath it just as carefully as you take care of the suit itself. Healthy living has the two-fold benefit of helping you look and feel better, so not only will you look better in a suit, but you will also have more confidence and energy.
Stress is a part of life that most of us would rather live without. With our hectic lives and increasingly demanding social calendars, it is necessary that we learn to reduce the effects of stress on our lives before it builds up, becoming toxic to mind, body, and spirit. While things like food, drink, and physical activity are essential to the creation of a healthy lifestyle, there are remedies that we need at times to correct mental and physical imbalances.
So, you are finally all set to shed a few pounds. You have stocked your kitchen and freezer with appropriate food choices. You have dusted off the sneakers and tuned up your fitness treadmill machine. Absolutely nothing at all can hold you back now!
At the world premiere of the 6th Mission: Impossible, a movie whose death-defying action includes gripping scenes set in Paris, British-born global movie star Henry Cavill wore his Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph in rose gold.
Stockholm’s Filmhuset forms the backdrop for the Tiger of Sweden Fall/ Winter 2018 collection. Alongside the rolling fields of Gardet just next to it, the building stands out against the sky with its radical architecture. Some would call it brutalist, we would rather describe it as humanist. However it is what goes on inside this building that truly matters. It was built as a haven for the art of film-making, filled with cinemas, production companies, costume rooms, a library, set-designs, studios and more.
Milano Unica for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 appears to indicate that the current focus on sustainability and performance is producing real results. Designs were attractive and varied, with Merino wool featured as a major fibre in the mix.
It was an early spring afternoon when "Serendipity" knocked the door with a joyful unexpected surprise. Was it a coincidence or destiny? Sometimes you do not need to understand, just have faith and something wonderful will mark your way! As terrifying feelings, fate, love, change of hearts, unspoken words might be, there is always a hope for a stumble of magic dust for keeping them alive.
A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Each shape of the collection represents one of these elements while at the same time a climate evolution where each season has its unique beauty and a gentle and mysterious atmosphere.
Wedding planning requires a lot of patience and there are numerous details you should take care of. Nonetheless, there are two objects which are essential: the rings. Choosing the rings should be one of the first things you do.
There are two things that lead to unique discoveries: research and passion. Neither can exist without the other. Research means exploring a world in so much detail that you are able to make it evolve or even revolutionise it. Passion means having the deepest possible love of what you do, each and every day.
Continuing to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available wool fabric and yarn manufacturers, The Woolmark Company will unveil the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Milano Unica, July 10 -12. Come and visit The Woolmark Company in Idea Biella – Pavilion 20 – Central Lounge and in Moda In – Pavilion 12 – Central Lounge.
The inspiration of Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection is born from a careful observation of contemporary men and women, who found, again, the pleasure in using hands in everyday life activities. In this sense, there is a rediscovery of old, craftsmanship works, that today are more and more experienced like passions.
Does anyone have the right to produce unethical? This question asked 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Organization all companies that were presented in the sustainability area at Milano Unica from 10 to 12 July.
If you have a comments section on your ecommerce site, or a social media presence, a troll will eventually plague you. While trolling can take a variety of forms, some arguably less offensive than others, knowing how to handle trolls can save you a lot of reputational damage. Your best tools in this regard are caution and common sense. Here’s how to deploy them.
The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, with the same family at the helm for more than 350 years, presents its new Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection at Edition XXVII of Milano Unica (Rho Fiera from 10th – 12th July 2018). The collection is divided into the following ranges: Classic, Vintage, Supersonic and Earth, Wind & Fire. What is it that dominates? A return to the original winter fabrics where heavier weights, natural stretch and sartorial highlights predominate.
Whether you’re going to a wedding, work function or trendy house party, you might be advised to follow a particular dress code. In the past, dress codes included black tie, semi-formal, cocktail or business casual. Nowadays, people are getting more creative. Understanding the more unusual dress codes can help you avoid confusion at your next event.
She’s preparing herself, enhancing her hair, raising the drape of her black gown for putting her stilettos on… then she’s going to the casino, sitting at a poker table and playing like a man. Being an elegant woman is always a trump in the game of the American and Georgian designer Patuna.
It's not a show, it's a parade! The Rani Zakhem Couture Fall Winter 2018-2019 collection is a vibrant and sparkling tribute to the combating and combative woman, Amazone of all jungles and terribly ”Glamazonian”, fatally seductive when, like a warrior goddess, she appears in her crystal armor.
A well-tailored suit is the best investment any discerning gentleman can make. You send in your measurements, choose your fabric, establish the cut and style, and then become the proud owner of a perfectly fitted suit. Nothing makes a statement like a sharp, classic suit.
African Australian designer Azulant Akora embraces unconventional angles and unexpected forms, bold colors and regal silhouettes. Emerging onto the Australian fashion scene in 2013 where she was awarded the Australian Wool Fashion Award, Azulant is a designer on the move.
Aggressive fashion - Those were the words Mary Sue used to describe her vision for the Ashbury Skies website. My heart started beating and shouting YES! Here is the thing- safe, tasteful, fashion is beautiful and it serves a roll in a complete wardrobe. But it’s not what makes your heart beat. Bold, standout fashion- that gets us excited. We had both worked for major retailers and have made lasting connections that helped us make our vision a reality- a collection that keeps fashion fun. If you’d like safe & practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then AshburySkies is your new favorite spot online.
Nowadays, the word Influencer is associated with a person who has the power to influence the decision of others to impulsively buy a product.
Opening a men’s suit business is largely considered a good entrepreneurial move. Clothiers make significant profits that allow them to establish a powerful brand and endorsing all kinds of products. Anyone who is a skilled fashion designer can open a suits store. Do you too want to start your own business?
This isn’t your typical Paris Men’s Fashion Week recap that includes explicit mention of the who’s who at the event to the ambiance and sets as well as the never ending looks on glamour and style, most of which indicate what we’ll be seeing and wearing in spring and summer of 2019.
I'm 18-years-old and for the past 6 years, I've been writing and managing the fashion blog and platform, Tolly Dolly Posh, which has now transformed into one solely dedicated to ethics and sustainability. I would say I definitely feel more like a blogger and what I do, definitely fits into that description better, however, I know that I have the capability of being a designer and I have experience under my belt from designing co-branded collections in the past.
Even if you’re a natural ‘plain Jane’, dressing up for an interview is a must. You know what they say: ‘first impressions count’. When we’re speaking of interviews, the impression you leave is not only determined by your skills and experience, it is also largely determined by your appearance, your professionalism and whether or not you’re a culture fit. These points can easily be ticked off with a ten out of ten by simply choosing the right outfit.
It’s safe to assume summer will bring at least some change in your customers’ buying habits. Students are free to travel, work and enjoy leisure time between class sessions. Parents tweak their schedules to accommodate little ones. Families take vacations during the summer, too.
Your body begins losing lean muscle mass right around your mid-Twenties. Over time, this loss of muscle is replaced by fat. No matter your age, though, you can still effectively lose weight. And if you have a smart device, like a smartphone or smartwatch, you can use these devices as an aid to your weight loss efforts. Let's explore how you can use modern technology to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
Well, guys nowadays people have become trendier and in-fashioned. A few years back these things didn’t matter, and we were not conscious of these fashion standards and status. There was no competition at that time, and there were limited brands and companies who used to cater to the non-interested population of that time.
We are happy to announce the results from the June voting in Most Stylish Men 2018. Thanks to all of you who voted and made the contest really interesting, not knowing the winner until the end of the month.
The fashion world is changing. The old fashion model is reshaping inevitably from slow to fast fashion. And although the slow fashion model has many disadvantages (about 18 months pass from the design of a garment to its production), many fast fashion companies have a negative effect on the fashion industry. In fact, the problem is not that fashion is becoming fast, but that there are many unethical practices involved.
The Acne Studio show had all the ingredients of a minimalist approach to vibrant colours and design elements that gel together in strikingly cool ways. With a palette of soft muted hues to saturated tones that add warmth and depth to classic silhouettes.
With all the glitz and glamour at Paris Fashion Week Namacheko added a unique flavour that was reflected in the head turning ensembles of the Swedish/ Kurdish label. Launched by brother and sister duo- Dilan and Lezan Lurr, the brand has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2017.
The Issey Miyake show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week-Day 3 may have been many things but nothing as apparent as the fusion of different styles, iconic feels and wrapped up in some of the best prints seen so far. Instead of just using words alone, below are some points and pictures of just how inspired and artfully eclectic this particular collection was.
The most stylish men's trade fair Pitti Uomo 94 took place from 12 to 15 June 2018. And although NY Times stated that "The Dandy Is Dead", I can not agree with that. In Florence everyone was "dandier" than ever. And while the so called peacocks have prepared different outfits for every day, the same happened also to buyers, managers and other visitors of the business fair.
What made the Wooyoungmi show unlike any of the others was the cool and interesting tie between retro elements combined with country inspired feels with a modern twist. The striking colour palette that had soothing hues drawn from nature such as buttercup yellow, dusky blue, earth tones, maroon and pale grey. The prints added further interest and authenticity to the looks that included stripes, plaid, checks and textures. Modern twists were reflected in the accessorizing, the bags, boots and hair.
Ever rebellious – Raf Simons waged a full-fledged war against the current cloud of street-wear styles hovering over the fashion world. In the time where some of the biggest names in luxury fashion are ditching luxury for street and sportswear, none more evident than Louis Vuitton's selection of Virgil Abloh as artistic director earlier this year, Raf vowed to focus on traditional menswear garments, even for new generation.
Another highly anticipated show at Paris Men's Fashion Week was the Dior Homme show that many had been looking forward to all week. Not only did the show live up to many high fashion expectations, the collection was a resounding success, then again; how could it not be, as it involved a prince, a talented artist and a double debut. Which in short means, that the House of Dior had in its wings a multitude of talented individuals working together to present a fresh take on the future of fashion from this global powerhouse.
The postponement of the Balmain Homme show according to schedule was well worth the wait. Olivier Rousteing delivered yet another collection based on rock influence, but rotating the looks around variants of glam from past eras, creating this blend of rock glamour through the decades but with a modern interpretation. So yes it was a relief to see no big hair, bold makeup and excessive piercings and tattoos.
The Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2019 was one of the best in terms of originality and style while still staying true to the brand’s design aesthetic, not forgetting the subtle inclusion of the unexpected, which is always a treat for the eyes. A very strikingly cool combination of razor sharp classic silhouettes vs a totally edgy biker-esque attitude made for interesting bedfellows to start with. The collection had a grunge glam kind of essence that moved between each ensemble with an energy that just had everyone’s attention.
Nothing could be as simple, innovative and with an impactful essence of Avant Garde than Hed Mayner at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2019. A very intense subdued palette set the tone for the dramatic cuts, silhouettes, drapery and more, as the audience watched in amazement. The only visible colour was candy pink and powder blue in various tones and the only print was the pinstripes that were used to the minimum.
As soon as the summer approaches, the market for sunglasses overflows with new trends, aesthetics, types and much more. Well, for every man, having a one or two pair of cool looking sunglasses is a must. However, with a galore of varieties and brands, it becomes a bit arduous to choose the right one. Some go just for the looks while some want the durability.
Perhaps one of the highly anticipated shows by far at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 was the Louis Vuitton show which showcased the work of Louis Vuitton debut designer Virgil Abloh. While the collection as expected was inspired, cohesive and very dissimilar to what Louis Vuitton customers are used to, it did wow the audience for the most part leaving a bitter sweet sentiment on many present. Given the shift of style aesthetic this scribe found an interesting cross-road between classic and artsy which added a new flavour to fashion from the brand.
The mere mention of Rick Owens and the first thing that comes to mind is breaking the rules. Hence the show that had everything from drama, deconstructed silhouettes, exaggerated elements, architectural shapes, all moved in unison with the aesthetics of the man himself. The styling and attitude of the models, the raw grunge feels and minimalist approach made this collection one of those that moved into a league of its own.
Glenn Martens of the Parisian brand Y Project showed range and diversity through a collection that was inspired, playful and uplifting. From tailored pieces to unique interpretations of blazer jackets and trench coats, the use of a striking palette having strong neutrals, bright hues of energizing yellow, warm orange and royal purple and blue. Speaking of blue, the eye-catching inclusion of denim in powder blue and indigo adds further energy and life to a collection that is young and carefree.