2019 kicked off with a multitude of men’s fashion shows, providing the industry with the must-have styles and trends for the autumn 2019 buying season. Held in London, Milan and Paris, the 3 fashion weeks were particularly exciting given the recent predictions in menswear market growth. Men’s fashion is undergoing a transformation, becoming more confident and striking with each catwalk show.
Desigual has returned for a show at New York Fashion Week presenting its Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, which has been given the name EXTRAORDINARY.
Africa is once again the key theme in Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2017 men's collection by Kim Jones. The designer has spent his childhood there and its exotic land, flora and fauna are a permanent source of inspiration for him.
Reinterpreting timeless western styles, Marras placed it in a playful and fashion-friendly realm. A hodgepodge of prints and patterns referenced a southwestern motif. Old western symbols such as the apron or overalls were brought forth in trendy plaids. Denim and leather juxtaposed with fur decorated jackets as well as oversize knitwear. The outlaw was also allowed his opportunity to shine with modern rifts on the leather biker jacket and dangerously sharp suiting.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
80s are one of the coolest fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in womenswear. Who says that retro can't be fresh? Oh, yes, it can! Saint Laurent, Blumarine, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Loewe and Missoni are some of the world famous fashion houses, which included the 80s rhythm in their collections for the upcoming cold season.
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.
John Varvatos Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection is inspired by 'historic images of legend Bob Dylan in Central Park during his musical heyday' (1965) and includes many trenches and leather coats, completed with criss cross belts and luxurious beaver furs.
Today, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015), Louis Vuitton fashion house presented its latest womenswear collection full of fur, animal prints, miniskirts, and leather.
Animals: instinctive and elegant, savage and sinister, the natural and human come together, to make hybrid forms of distinct decoration. In the Autumn-Winter collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, embraces an idea of the primal and the patterned to convey notions of the liberated and sensual, making a hyper-natural world for women.
Europa unveils a Spring-Summer 2016 that is full of surprises. The Tuscan company, which has been a leader for over 40 years in the production of Made in Italy, high quality and technologically advanced stretch and super stretch denims, is demonstrating its mastery of denim production and its constant investment in technology by launching a genuine innovation: ES, a collection of “smart” stretch denims that make use of Roica™ EF by Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation, a next-generation yarn with elevated technological characteristics.
'Expert Italian tailoring - an intrinsic part of the house's DNA - merges with sportswear to create a new archetype of the male wardrobe, acquiring an unprecedented, impalpable consistency unbound to seasons', Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director at Salvatore Ferragamo.
For Fall Winter 2014, the Pucci girl goes in search of a savage chic. Creative Director Peter Dundas creates a quasi-primitive, luxury-kissed landscape for her journey, drawing upon the decorative cultures of ancient Native American and Inuit people. Drawn in earthy colors and rich with intricate handcraft, a surge of animalistic energy pulses through the collection. But the savage is cut with the civil, leaving a rigorously chic refinement wafting through the air.
In summer 2015 Andrés Sarda undertakes an imaginary tour through multiple incarnations of the woman. She shows beauty and femininity and flaunts all her splendour in the brand’s line-up, interpreting the esthetic codes of various cultures. It brings to mind a journey by plane to a beauty contest featuring the most beautiful women from different countries.
Givenchy presented its new autumn - winter bags collection.
If you have never fell in love with the model "Antigone" then its exotic new version will surely change your mind. In the collection you can see animal print, stylish design and simple chic. Particular emphasis is on the snake and crocodile leather.
Berlin, 10 July 2014 -With 'Magic Circus' as the theme, the new looks of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 collections by Marc Cain were presented at an exclusive show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
This ladylike, trendy and fresh collection includes: fur-trimmed wool coats and sweaters, feather-embellished accessories, metallic accents, lamé tops, animal prints (lizard, antelope, crocodile), crinkled dresses, high-waisted trousers, little cocktail dresses, floor-length neoprene gowns, interjected crystal, knitted gloves, chunky belts, embroidered garments, double silk georgette, light flowing velvet, sculpted silhouettes and detailing.
The Dalmau brothers, Custo and David, created Custo Barcelona in the early 80's after a long trip during which they traveled all around the world. Nowadays it could be said that Custo Barcelona is a style in itself.
Every season there is plenty of colors (even for Fall fashion week, which is dominated mainly by black, white and gray) and energy in Custo Barcelona's collections. It's the same for Fall/Winter 2014 - a mixture of textures with bold colors, but in a beautiful way - both for men and women.
Picture pearly white beaches, an azure sea and lots of sunshine. During the long, sultry summer evenings and festival celebrations, you shine in the bright colours, fashionable prints and elegant curves of the Hunkemöller 2014 Swimwear Collection.
Blumarine's Spring-Summer 2014 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week (September 2013) is a 'hidden garden on a summer night', like brand's designer Anna Molinari describes it.
Creations include butterfly lace, white point d'esprit, and fil coupé weave with splashes of coral and gold, which makes it really fresh and cute. But that's not all...
Prints are one of the main tools for the design and formulation of all types of clothing. They set the mood and the influence of clothing, and contribute to the shaping of the main trends of the season. The trends for Spring/Summer 2014 promises to be bright and energizing . The selection is made based on some of the most popular fashion designers and brands presented their spring-summer collections.
Lady Gaga has defended her decision to wear fur.
The singer has stepped out in two animal style ensembles recently while carrying a dog but refuses to get into details about why she feels it's OK to don an animal's exterior for fashion.
She explained: "I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, 'kermit' and not to mention meat, that I have already worn."
This summer will be colorful and full of prints. For those who think "nothing new under the sun" I will say that although trends repeat each year, this summer the patterns on the clothes are different and memorable.
For example, stripes - they are not boring and monotonous, but a combination of thin and broad lines and different colors. They can be vertical, horizontal and even diagonal. We can see them in the collections of many designers worldwide. The Bulgarian brand Daphne also offers original combinations of stripes in different colors. Stripes have been successfully combined with other geometric shapes, which is also very trendy.
With Easter round the corner people are all set to think of different ideas to create distinctive eggs. With the thought of creating unique eggs, Roberto Cavalli designed eggs in animal print that appeared for sale at Caffe Giacosa.
The delicious Roberto Cavalli Easter Eggs are also available at their website www.caffegiacosa.it. Cavalli has created the special Easter chocolate eggs, made of white and dark chocolate, available in three designs — Giraffe, Zebra White, and Zebra Dark.
You want to be noticed this summer? Then don’t miss some of the basic clothes, which you must have in your wardrobe.
This summer, one of the most irresistible suggestions is the military trend. Combine the pastel colors in the right way and everyone will be looking at you.
If you follow the underwear trends, bet on the corsets.
Two animal rights campaigners protested against the use of fur in the garments at Jesus Lorenzo show during Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 on February 23, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. The top Spanish designer designer supports the using of fur.
The man and the woman held up signs with the slogan "fur is murder" in Spanish in front of models wearing coats made of mink, chinchilla and fox at the end of the show.
The British designer - who refuses to use animal hides in her designs
- is determined to persuade the 23-year-old actress to ditch any clothes containing
A source told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "Stella is concerned that Lindsay is going overboard with her use of leather.
"Lindsay wears a lot of Stella's designs and she doesn't want to be associated with such a high-profile star who insists on wearing animal products.'
Alexander Serafimoff is a russian designer who creates knitted dresses illustrated with colourful landscapes and animals. He uses "%100 natural" yarn (sheep's and llama's wool as well as cotton).
"It definitely seems to me that nowadays the 100% organic yarn is not existing on sale. At present, if you see (at the label of yarn) an inscription "100%" you should realize that it's implying no more than 95%. The "hidden" rest (from 5% to even 10%) contains viscose, lavsan and so on -- "things" that make the knitwear made by "natural" yarn more "yielding springing" and less creased. Therefore I have to say that my "organic" knitwear is APPROXIMATELY organic..."