Random Identities, the first independent venture by Stefano Pilati, will be Special Guest of Pitti Uomo 97 (7-10 January 2020). The collection which was unveiled for the first time by the designer in 2017, will be the protagonist of a special event in Florence on Thursday, January 9th.
Being a tall guy has its disadvantages. Trying to find a pair of cool shoes that actually fit often seems impossible, in planes and busses you never have enough legroom and you have probably bumped your head on the car door more times than you want to admit. In addition, you can never find a shirt with long sleeves, and your pants can seem like you have borrowed them from your younger brother. On the other hand, tall men make more money, enjoy faster promotions, and are more attractive to the ladies. Hey, when have you heard a woman saying that she is looking for a short guy? Therefore, not all is lost and with these simple tips even the fashion industry will be on your side.
When the fall comes, everything begins to change, the weather, the skins, the trees and of course, the colors. Every day, the sunset takes on shades of golden, and the trees get ready to shed their yellowing leaves. When everything is changing colors then, why won’t you? This fall season, you should have your brightest colors out and be ready to wear them every day. But many of us tend to have our little concerns about wearing colors that are too bright. Getting the combination wrong would make you feel overdressed.
While some may think that purchasing men's clothing is a simple and straightforward task, there is more to it than meets the eye. If you want to appear your best in the office or even on a night out, then you need to put some significant thought in the clothing you purchase. We rounded up some general guidelines when buying a new business or smart casual attire to make you feel confident and posh.
Now that winter is all but behind us and spring is just around the corner, it’s time to switch up your fashion choices. The time has come to put away the many layers that have seen you through the winter months and to start thinking about what will work best for the spring. Spring fashion is all about that feel-good factor. It’s all about getting ready for the summer when the major fashion trends of the year will become apparent.
Coloro decodes color as the human eye sees it. By combining 20 years of scientific research with a 100-years color methodology, they created a truly intuitive color system.
This passion was born in 1975, in a small garage, thank to Michele and Anna, two young people that had the first idea and now still are the company's owners. The farm is included in the Martina Franca textile district, one of the most important producing Italian area about clothing sector. In the new company generation there are Graziana, Antonella, Angelo and Massimo, that actively take part in the business processes. There are specific skills combining a special mix between scholastic and corporate trainings.
Pocket Square Clothing was established in 2011 as a men’s accessory brand. With no formal fashion training but with an architectural and business background, founders Rodolfo Ramirez and Andrew Cheung sought to create a lifestyle brand beyond clothing. To date they feature a collection of handcrafted bow ties, skinny neckties and pocket squares. The brand is a reflection of the ideals behind the Urban Gentleman. This is their effort to tell a story, to inspire and be inspired, and to create a powerful connection with you through timeless pieces.
After the end of New York Fashion Week, it became clear that Top 3 colors for the next hot season are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Top 10 is completed by Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut.
Sounds of beauty. A concept of “secret couture” for an original, classy, yet daring and unconventional image that goes beyond fashion trends and seasons, by always enhancing personality, style and individuality.
Suitsupply presented its Spring-Summer 2017 collection earlier this month in the USA during the New York Fashion Week: Men's. Pieces were inspired by Bauhaus approach to design - practical and minimalist.
Multiple studies have come to show us that the color you choose for your business will be a major factor in how many customers will be drawn to check out your business. Research has shown that consumers associate different colors with different feelings and ideas.
Mick Jagger has been described as 'one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll' for his 50+ years on stage.
Suits and separates from linen blends in light colors (shades of white, pink and tobacco), indigo denim, high-waisted wide-leg pants, soft suede trench coats, blazers and linen casual shirts are the key elements of label's Italian style collection.
Graphic patterns combined in an elegant movement are the key elements of this relaxed yet formal collection inspired by Manlio Rho's art.
A synthesis that comes from introspection, while seeking to harmonise shapes and languages in a determined, straightforward manner. The spirit of the Giorgio Armani man embraces change, while staying true to its ethos.
BESPOKE offers completely custom, unique-to-you, high-quality dress clothing. Before anything is made, you choose your desired suit fabric from our massive selection, they take 25 measurements of your person, and then help you design your suit to look exactly the way you want it. After that, they make the suits based on these specific requests and measurements. Bespoke Custom Clothing offers custom 2 piece suits, custom 3 piece suits, and custom shirts. You get to choose your cut, fit, lapel style, button style, thread colors, lining style and color, piping color, and melton color. Rest assured you are going to get the suit you want and look the way you want.
If you are searching for something ultra-warm, very comfortable, 'trendy chic' and with care for the details, for the next cold season, Eden Park Fall-Winter 16/17 collection will grab your attention.
The last edition of the Awards was held last night (April 3, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. And we couldn't miss the trend - black is out, colors are in!
Spring 2016 is inspired by the lush foliage and picturesque landscape of Biella – a mountainous Italian village, home to the Luciano Barbera brand – and reminds us that textures, prints and colors are most vibrant when mixed and layered.
Rudy Martinez began working as a master designer in 1986 with Martinez Custom Clothier in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been in the custom clothing business for over twenty five years. He studied fit and tailoring with a master craftsman from the Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA).
For Fall/Winter 2016, Canali presents a collection that is an exercise in equilibrium, one in which contrasts take center stage. Luxurious and studied elements come together for a seemingly minimalist look as shapes, materials and colors are combined in unique and purposeful ways.
The suits will be created by 365 young designers from universities all over the world, so you can wear a different jacket every day over your gray T-shirts. Be an example for young people, because they should be ready for the business world, and clothing is very important as it gives the first impression of the person.
Tessitura Monti collection is the stylistic reworking of a travel on three evocative sensory dimensions:
* an urban itinerary;
* an exotic-tropical journey;
* a virtual trip through digital network.
Fee Dan has combined everything women need in their daily lives in one collection. Fee Dan, who is not afraid of colours although her graceful character, caters her her collection for women who exhibit their sophisticated site with a fun side. Fee Dan harmonizes oriental breezes with clear lines and forms a modern touch with her new collection.
'As menswear design gets increasingly more exciting each season, the Spring-Summer 2016 runways were full of inspiration. From London and Milan to Paris, new developments included plays on minimal design and Eastern influences, as masculine looks were balanced with a delicate femininity'.
British Exhibitors at Première Vision proved that black is not in fashion. See for yourself...
For this year's Milano Unica, Vitale Barberis Canonico has given the central role to its Prince of Wales. Among the most iconic and versatile designs in a man's wardrobe, the Prince of Wales has its origins in the 1840s when it was developed in tweed and generally appeared in contrasting blues and whites.
Seeking new balances, Spring-Summer 2017 plays on positive, creative instabilities, and moves lightly and light-heartedly away from well-established codes and standardisation. Fabrics and colours are ever more particular and multi-sensory, emerging as caring partners ready to convey differentiation, and communicate emotion.
PittimUomo with no doubt is one of the best stages for contemporary men's fashion in the world. You know about the Italian 'La dolce vita' lifestyle - well, the trade show is a place, where you could see it in action - elegant gentlemen who enjoy being interesting, stylish and eye-catching with their outfits. So, here are the five trends, that stood out during the event...
'A warming palette comes through for Fall, rounded out with a play on edible colors and soothing, creamy skin tones. Ideal for textured surfaces and winter outerwear, the three Essential Colors add a dimension of comfort and richness to men's market products, from apparel to footwear and accessories'.
We know that many formal events require Black tie dress code (although all gentlemen look almost the same in black suits with white shirt and black ties/bow-ties), but we are happy to notice that many fashion houses worldwide already accept the idea of Variety as a better option and offer high quality men's suit (many of them made of wool) in a wider range of colors and patterns.
Please, watch the video once again. What did you notice? It made you feel better, it made you dance, it made you smile? Most probably. But I guess that you also noticed the clothing. These colorful suits and the whole eye-catching retro styling and atmosphere are definitely a key factor for the video's huge success - over 1.2 billion views, $100 000 earnings per week and the Brit Award for British Single of the Year for 2015.
Colours and graphics, lines and angles, curves and spots provide structure: the image must be sharp. Well-combined geometries and tinted areas guide the gaze in the right direction.
Braided knits - Shapes look braided, knit panels are interlaced and knotted. Belts are elaborated in plaits and generously wrapped. Stitches are inspired by French braids and transformed into complex twists and braids, cables are wavy and intertwined in gauges 5 to 14. Jacquards, intarsias and prints trace out curly hairstyles. Yarns play on contrasting counts.
Uniform is at the core of JOSEPH. Simplicity, functionality and ease underpin the collection; a simple white cotton shirt; a white jersey t-shirt; the perfect sweatshirt; a wrap skirt; men's trouser; and a white plimsoll are the foundation pieces. Desirable essentials are developed from the most straightforward version to the most extreme. The collection begins and ends in the same place; an iteration of the uniform.
Let's take a look at the key Shirts fabric trends, presented during the Première Vision Paris, which will be leading for the cold season of 2016/2017...
'Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves. There are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men's and women's collections, both focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play'.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 24 gilded nail designs tonight at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. Inspired by Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, the clothing and nails are best described as dramatic handcrafted treasures. The ancient Egyptian emphasis on procuring the most valuable riches for the afterlife was translated into a regal, glistening runway show of avant-garde fashion and artistry.
For the cold season of 2015/2016, Zuhair Murad heads for the high peaks, driven by a desire for their unspoiled glacial purity. Satins smooth as the driven snow, flurries of organza, a blizzard of layered tulles, polar prints, a veritable ice storm of diamante, beading and sequins, all translate into a show of snowflake sensuality and elegance, an ice-cool pinnacle of luminous charm.
This season, the journey of the man of flowers continues, emerging from his Winter world of evening formality and the Opera House, to the bright sunshine and colour of Summer. Taking his place in a contemporary, indoor ‘jardin a la française’ – filled with 2000 Fée des Neiges flowering white rosebushes, embedded in wooden parquet flooring – the Dior man becomes the contemporary embodiment of a new, haute bourgeois world; a figure who playfully subverts the rules of masculine dress while at the same time upholding their traditions.
Jenny Packham Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection offers: lots of textures (satin, velvet, lace), sequins in different sizes, beadwork of crystals and pearls, nude body-skimming dresses, mid-length skirts, long cardigans, sheer tops.
Last week adidas unveiled The adigirl Collection, a new apparel line designed specifically for the teen athlete. The line - a first of its kind - combines key performance attributes with street style detailing to create a unique, versatile assortment of pieces that bring sport into everyday life. The adigirl Collection draws inspiration from five team sports - basketball, volleyball, track, softball and soccer.
This Winter collection, Zuhair Murad ascends heavenwards, voyaging to the stars… all the stars – those twinkling jewels studding the firmament, but also the stars of the silver screen, those mythical goddesses of the 1970s, divas of hyper-glam chic. Dazzlingly present on their cosmic pedestals, these divine creatures have inspired an astral theme.
Chinese atmospheres and the Mediterranean tradition of Sicily come together in this Spring-Summer 2016 collection for men.
For Autumn/Winter 2015, Christian Louboutin turns back the clock on several eras of style, from the sixties, to punk, to grunge. Influenced by the exotic, the bold, the sensual, and the irreverent, the line introduces new colours, textures, and technical innovations with the detail and craftsmanship that are emblematic of the Louboutin brand.
'On view, two key material trends for Spring-Summer 2016, this season woven materials trade in established constructions for intriguingly fresh variations that appeal with a creative tactility. We see two versatile key styles emerge in the form of sophisticated Couture Craft Weave and layered 3D Self Texture translation.'
WUNDERKIND is Wolfgang Joop’s personal vision of what a contemporary, sophisticated and independent woman wants in her wardrobe. It is an intimate and emotional expression of the designer’s taste, one that explores the contradictions and dualities inherent in each woman. WUNDERKIND celebrates a sense of freedom, which defies sartorial conventions and offers a unique take on modern elegance.
Le Palais Bulles: A utopian project that encompasses earth, sky and sea, where the future is built organically from the forms and architecture of the past. In this Collection Croisiére, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the landscape and memory of the South of France. Gaining inspiration from the colours, textures and light of the natural world of the Cote d’Azur, together with the style of the people who have inhabited it, the designer draws on tradition and technique to realise clothing for today. In so doing, Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) becomes a metaphor for the approach to the collection overall.
With the Euphoria collection, Jordi Dalmau makes a mod to the early 20th century, creating a perfect symbiosis between the most deviant part with his daring designs and impossible colors, and the most stylish, simple and elegant with his quieter creations.
The Fall 2015 Dior Homme collection is positioning itself as a set of references under the leadership of Kris Van Assche, the House’s creative director. It’s a locker room recovered from memories of the uniforms of college boys and grasps the essential aspects of masculinity.
The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) was established in September 2006 as the only fashion council in Pakistan, with its head office in Lahore. Its a non-profit organization aiming to help facilitate Pakistani designers. PFDC has established regular fashion weeks since February 2010 in collaboration with giant global brand Unilever and the world's biggest beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.
This year, during the 39th edition of São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazilian label Amapô presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection full of colors, energy and 80s style, combining references to Barbarella, Miami, aerobics and David Bowie. One really interesting mixture for both girls and boys!
The company follows its own ethical code: inside, through interpersonal relations, and outside as well, it always places people first. Thus, each person is responsible for his or her job. There is no need for heavy-handed regulations, and no one's individualism is penalized. Freedom is encouraged and, as Brunello Cucinelli points out: “This creates a united group where each person has a specific role to play for the good of all.”
As the marque enjoys new heights of modern day success, Maserati continues to innovate and further establish itself as a global luxury automotive player with an expanded product line on the horizon. In fact, the 2015 Ghibli was just named Most Popular on Edmunds.com awards. This growth is further underscored by the strengthening of its all-Italian partnership with one of world's leading fashion designers and authority of 'Made in Italy' excellence, Ermenegildo Zegna, the maison of Trivero, Italy.
The brand was launched in 1987 and is considered the representative Korean menswear label. CARUSO introduces bright colors, new details and sensational style in a suit line. Many celebrities love and wear the brand. Caruso's target are the contemporary modern men.
On Tuesday (March 17, 2015), Japanese brand Black by VANQUISH presented its Fall-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. It was a debut collection for designer Hayato Shiroyama and his label. The main theme was 'CHANGE'.
Today in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo (MBFWT, March 16-21, 2015), his creations presented Japanese designer Keita Maruyama. The designs are colorful, fresh, comfortable, modern and eye-catching, combined with interesting artistic accessories - hats, bags, belts, gloves, earrings and high-heel boots with fringes.
Sarah Burton takes the notion of the female form and deconstructs it to discover the darkly romantic woman underneath. Her silhouette grows organically in three dimensions, as strong and natural as a flower. England’s symbol is the rose, a symbol of strength and fragility, forever on the brink of dishevelment.
Lottie Moss, Kate Moss’ 18-year-old half-sister, makes her catwalk debut by walking for the Sonia Rykiel fall/winter 2015-2016 collection.
For his 2015 Autumn/Winter collection, Roland Mouret demonstrates a delicate balance between the sensual silhouette of a woman with the austerity of cold weather dressing. Each piece is designed to be indispensable in the wardrobe of the Roland Mouret woman and plays with the juxtaposition of fluidity and structure.
Men's suits are not the best example of fast fashion, but I would like to give you an idea how to boost sales of men's suits based on the fast fashion model.
Madeleine Vionnet is best known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for popularizing the bias cut within the fashion world and is credited with inspiring a number of recent designers. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century.
Miuccia Prada: 'The collection is full of references to real and fake. The collection is about impossible beauty and the cliche of what women like. Yes, there were princesses on the catwalk, but I hope there was irony there'.
The total comfort of knitwear, the ductility of jersey, the texture of yarn that becomes an aesthetic dimension that creates new fabrics: the Emporio Armani collection has a strongly urban feel, characterised by the presence of jersey as a highlight and knitwear as an unusual detail.
For the February edition, the show's two forums, Display and Jewel Case, located at the heart of the show, will present the key directions of a richly inspiring Spring-Summer 2016, through a selection of the best developments and innovations from the exhibitors.
Arranged into display by the show's fashion team around a fruits, flowers, and vegetable theme, the forum invites you to taste Spring-Summer 2016 for yourself, and take a big bite out of the season.
For Spring-Summer 2016, this exclusive fashion information area is keeping a travelogue entitled 'Transcontinental Modernity'. It is taking us on a series of Round Trips between Hong Kong & Milano, Shanghai & Cairo, München & Cape Town, New York & Jaipur, Los Angeles & Antwerpen, Venetia & São Paulo.
'I've learned it's important to not limit yourself. I've always tried to do what I really love, no matter how many obstacles I've encountered. My work is the result of all my life experiences!'
As in a Hemingway novel, intense and vibrant solo characters make up the story of a new collection that focuses on the need to outline the essence of male beauty - virile and sensual, but with an underlying softness.
It is sometimes forgotten that the uniform is a testament to equality. At work and at war, the dress uniform has long stood as a symbol that all men are equal in the face of duty — sharing equal honour, valour, and truth — and this season the house of McQueen uses that tradition to take apart the class separations associated with the British heritage silhouette.
Moonage daydream: an alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today. In the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion.
On Tuesday (February 3, 2015), the Spanish casual clothing brand Desigual, which is famous for its patchwork designs, intense prints, innovative graffiti art, asymmetrical designs and flamboyant splashes of color, presented its latest men's fashion collection during the 080 Barcelona Fashion week (February 2-5, 2015).
It's still Winter outside, but we can't wait for the Summer to come! That's why today we'll take a look at 10 top trends, which are both fashionable and wearable and will make us feel fresh and cosy during the long Summer days (and nights ;) ).
Whether playing with traditional codes, giving silhouettes a savvy twist or mixing different eras, with every collection, Alexis Mabille cultivates a spirit that is equal parts chic and fun-loving. In lifting from both masculine and feminine styles, the brand revisits men’s and women’s wardrobes alike. Elegance and a natural casual attitude come together with a sporty-chic attitude. Graphic lines structure the looks; movement suggests sensuality.
Cantarelli Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 menswear collection - a contemporary way of dressing inspired by the seventies
The exclusive wardrobe of the Cantarelli man for the season Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 is focused on the reasearch of fabrics and colours, combined with the modern culture of tailoring expressed in soft tailored jackets with 'accentuated' shoulders, with macro patterns and jaquard or bouclé effect in silk and wool or alpaca/cashmere, well recognizable in Cantarelli style.
Without a doubt, this will be one of the winning trends in the upcoming season. Denim fabric transcends its basic status and is set to star in the launching of the new SUITEBLANCO collection. Blanca Padilla, one of today’s most desired Spanish top models, is its ambassador.
While many swim brands hail from the Aloha state, none are quite like Issa de' mar. Issa de' mar brings bright neons to this 2015 TRIBE collection, and incorporates authentic prints inspired from travels to Morocco and other parts of Africa.
Girly, fresh, colorful - these words best describe the newest Patrizia Pepe collection.
If you are a young spirit and you love colors and cartoons and 90s, then Spring-Summer 2015 is definitely your season to be both yourself and super modern, because 'The playful boy' is one of the hottest trends for the upcoming season.
Spring/Summer's signature pastel tones see a contemporary revamp with new updates on conventional shades. In the womenswear wardrobe, two key fashion colors are manifested in the form of fresh Luminous Mint and glossy Cosmic Lavender.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2015 collection includes: painterly and graphic prints, luxurious but understated leather and suede coats, knee-length daywear dresses, long and lean silk dresses, crystals adorned distressed jeans, Nordic-inspired heavy knit sweaters, boyish pantsuits.
British cloth is recognised around the world as the finest available and Joseph H. Clissold design and weave the most outstanding Made In England cloth.
Tailoring is slashed on the revere or under the pockets, reworked as panels to reveal vivid red lining on long and lean coats and suit jackets. An abstracted Kabuki pattern is the dominant and recurring motif featured throughout the collection. It is used all-over, as an asymmetric placement or stripped back to just a single block of colour. There is a play on the scale of three classic menswear fabrics – the Houndstooth, Birdseye and Prince of Wales check, used in combinations as a new type of patchwork or woven as jacquards in the abstracted Kabuki pattern.
Philipp Plein’s new Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by the ocean, its coral barriers and its abysses. The audience was invited to an underwater show of enhanced reality with a 65 meter runway-stage illuminated by a system composed of 75 lights with 3D projections.
Chosen from the House's styles for their romantic yet spirited charm, both a famous round-toed ballerina shoe and an enduring bestseller finished off with the brand’s signature bow are now available in sizes 27 to 33.
A special, exclusive revival of United Colors of Benetton knitwear from the seventies and eighties. Veritable classics of Italian taste, reproduced in the original colors, with luxury yarns and sophisticated knitting techniques. To be worn with the same natural elegance and spirit of the times in which they were originally created. Their essential, innovative design makes them still remarkably contemporary.
The winter has just began, but we already dream about the long sunny summer days, full of colors and light. And while we are waiting for it, we will show you two key color trends in womenswear for Spring-Summer 2015, coming straight from the catwalks.
Yesterday (November 10, 2014) was the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' at Leicester Square in London, UK. The movie, which is expected to generate over £ 100 m, will be released in the theatres on November 20.
Inspired by British travel writer Bruce Chatwin. Journeys through poetry and well-travelled book covers. Iconic field jackets, denim jackets, duffles, tailoring and trench coats. Authentic fabrications in weathered tones. Illustrations and typographic print on shirts, satchels and sneakers.
Tom Smarte of London is a contemporary hat company, adapting classic styles with premium textiles and subtle detailing for the modern gent. A new luxury menswear brand born of a rich heritage and dedicated to preserving true craftsmanship – a Tom Smarte hat is style personified.
Robert Noble was originally established in Galashiels, Scotland under the name of David Ballantyne in 1666 and today - almost 350 years later - it combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology to serve some of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
On October 26, 2014 during the the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Igor Gulyaev presented his Spring-Summer 2015 collection, named 'Nouvelle époque'.
The Catwalk Team at Trendstop.com - one of the world's leading trend forecasting agencies, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts - reveals for us two hot Spring-Summer 2015 prints directions...
More than three hundred most famous textile studios from Italy, France, England, Japan, became this year attendants at the French competition on the theme: "Flower X-Ray". Each studio had the possibility to send one design, and only one of them was selected by a professional jury. SOLSTUDIO TEXTILE DESIGN won the competition.
The counterpoints of the city and the seaside, the North and the South of France, are presented as a journey from one to the other in the clothing. Starting with the formality of elegant and urbane navy suiting – the clothing of the society gentleman – with a focus on the tuxedo and traditional pinstripe, there is a movement towards the nautical.
Athleticism. The search for an Olympian ideal that creates a new dialog between physicality and clothes. Gaia Trussardi is inspired by a toned, lithe, real figure for the Trussardi Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Rejecting the contemporary culture of absolute virtuality and the disconnection between mind and body, she admires the timeless elegance of athletes and imagines a dynamic and sophisticated woman.
Sretsis shines brightly through dream-like silhouettes and dark humored prints disguised, sometimes unnoticed, as a wide-eyed innocent take on age old femininity.
It’s been a decade since its hands began to turn to the rhythm of the Dior man’s allure. Accompanying the evolution of his contemporary style with precision, the Chiffre Rouge watch has reinvented itself year after year since its was first created, consistently remaining faithful to its defining signature: a skilful balance between masculine elegance and couture spirit.
Alexanders is recognised as one of Scotland's premier manufacturer of quality
woolen fabrics, supplied mainly to leading fashion houses and interior brands throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
I had a chance to see their fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 and to speak with the designer of the brand Laura Ukstina, while I visited the company booth at Premiere Vision Paris in September.
House of Holland Girl is cool, confident and savvy and wear labels without letting them wear her.
Discovered Spring-Summer 2015 collection features a combination of bold prints and more subtle, traditional pieces.
Fendi,for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 presents the Galassia sunglasses. In a perfect blend between retro feeling and contemporary feminine allure, the new model embodies Fendi’s aesthetic codes for the new season, celebrating the sensuality of lightness and transparency.
Brooks brothers combines modern technology with the detailing of hand tailoring, offering both non-iron fabrics and traditional finish pure cotton cloths - totally over 1,500 of the world's finest fabrics.
Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director, was inspired for the brand's Fall-Winter 14/15 collection after visiting an exhibition featuring ornate Iranian rugs.
Federico Curradi, the creative director of Iceberg, has been inspired for brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection by Bruce Wayne - the famous philanthropist of Gotham City, who wears the tweed in his every-day life and high-tech clothes when he becomes Batman.
Live dangerously. Dress flawlessly. Inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase, the fall palette delivers shades so chic it’s almost criminal. Now is the time for dramatic, intriguing colour that plays up your mysterious side with deep, saturated tones.
The young French designer presented his fourth collection as part of the LVMH portfolio on 28 September 2014 in France, during the Paris Fashion Week and brought the spirit of the 60s to the catwalk.
These season's theme is: Treasure searching in the ocean / Hidden beauty of the underworld!
Louis Vuitton introduced Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Paris Fashion Week. The show started promising, with many effects and did not disappoint the viewers to the very end.
A surplus theme, military chic, placing great emphasis on parkas, army jackets, chinos, bermudas, a denim, clean tie and die section, and a more sophisticated graphic black and white theme, sharply cut, for an evening feel.
Gracefully and seductively, she makes her entrance. She, the modern Berlin woman in softly flowing plissé, diaphanous lace creations with their floral beauty and open mesh structures in the form of organic elements – these wisps of fabric allows her to dissolve in a combination of lightness, transparency and modern coolness. Here and there a sparkling embellishment reflects the city lights. The Berlinoise plays with contrasts – and is delicate and raw at the same time. Self-confidence and effortless style on all levels define her individualistic attitude. She loves the fast moving, the urban and industrial, the big city of Berlin and its influences. At the same time she infuses all her memories and illusions of France into her life here, in the rough metropolis.
Embossed structures on supple soft-shells, and jeans prints on functional cotton fabrics, provide a new look. Cool fabrics keep summer wool jerseys pleasantly cool in Summer 2016, and washable summer wool jerseys upgrade light jacket qualities.
A soft shade of Apple Mint emerges as a key color for Spring/Summer 2015, lending a spring-fresh sophistication to womenswear styles.
The new fabrics of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna for the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 were presented at Milano Unica, 9th - 11th September 2014.
Inspired in the Japanese culture and it retrospective sense of the interrelationship between manand nature.
Two different environments:
The first one takes as a reference the uniqueness of Akihabara district in Tokyo and the fascinating Manga universe with its Superheroines from the Japanese comics. Pastel colors and origami works on the swimsuits, bikinis and trikinis inside of a casual and imaginary world.
Birth. To born. Back to roots. Give birth. In and out concept. Embryo development into foetus and into human being. Gynaecology and obstetrics. Mother and foetus physic and psychological conditions. In utero communication. Printings inspired by the anatomist William Hunter drawings, obstetrician specialist.
The first time they told me her name I didn’t think of how violent it would be to love her masculine side. We both harbor opposite principles. There is no doubt that her nature is stronger than mine. Alex never combs her hair. She is restless and somewhat haughty, those kind of girls who would rather wait standing than sitting. She is always found nervous, with a suspicious look and a small mouth. Very confident of herself, but nevertheless nothing calms her. Nothing but my soul: biting her mouth is overcoming her in battle, sour strawberry who dyes blue my manhood.
nspired by Thomas Mann's novel. "The Magic Mountain" takes us on a roller-coaster ride in which a sense of nostalgia for Old Europe goes hand in hand with American pop iconography.
Mann's novel is set in a centre for rest and recovery in the Swiss Alps, and it is in this sense that the emotional ups and downs of the patients at the sanatorium reflect the curves and ups and downs of the roller coaster, leading to the creation of my own Magic Mountain. In this sanctuary, time seems to unfold in a different way, creating a temporal realm that is different to the one we are accustomed to. In this parallel reality, the idea of rest and preservation contrasts entirely with that of the ceaseless and incessant movement of contemporary life.
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.
A complex personality, which seems simple to the eyes of a stranger, hiding her beauty and containing her biggest wishes. While observing the others passing by, clearly marked by the ending spring season, she feels how her feelings and passions start swirling within her, trying not to explode.
Earth, Wind & Fire is the new line of technical fabrics presented exclusively by Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills in the world, at the 19th MILANO UNICA (9-10-11 September 2014).
Kristos Avraam is on a 5 day practice at Richmart factory in Ruse, Bulgaria. He is a participant in the Men's style project, organized by the Men's Fashion Cluster and he is creating his men's suits collection for the project now. He described his models as "Smart chic" and revealed that his suits will be from two colours - a different color for the jacket and the trousers, which is a very popular trend for casual suits.
Award-winning veteran couturier Nina Gleyzer will make her fourth appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York with the presentation of her latest collection “Nostalgie: Le Fin Mot”. The collection will be accessorized with head pieces by Natalya Bythewood. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on September 6, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square.
Today we are going to take a look at some of the top trends in womenswear for the upcoming cold season. It will offer something for everyone - from romantic fairytale gowns through comfortable sportswear to bold leopard prints.
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.
This autumn, David Beckham is introducing new styles and fresh trends to his David Beckham Bodywear range for H&M, again with a focus on comfort, fit and function. The collection launches globally on August 21 in all H&M stores that carry menswear, as well as online.
The term 'blazer' originated in 1825 and then meant only 'the red flannel boating jacket worn by the Lady Margaret, St. John's College, Cambridge, Boat Club'.
Nowadays, a blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit coat cut more casually, typically with metal buttons. It is intended as an outdoor jacket and always solid-colored - usually blue, black, camel or dark green. It is single- or double-breasted and made of sturdy material.
US designer Alber Elbaz and Dutch designer Lucas Ossendrijver presented Lanvin Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection yesterday (June 29, 2014) in France during the Paris Fashion Week.
'You know men don't change every season, we are stubborn. What changes in life is the way we live', said Ossendrijver after the show.
Gucci's designer Frida Giannini offers maritime style to the gentlemen for the hot season of 2015. She presented brand's collection on June 23, 2014 in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week.
The colors are mainly white, navy blue, red and beige.
Italian designer Roberto Cavalli presented his menswear collection for the hot season of 2015 on June 24, 2014 in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week. It brings the spirit of Miami in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein's creative director, presented brand's Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection on June 22, 2014 in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week.
For the next year's hot season, the designer offers an extremely clean-cut line in mainly beige skin tones and transparent materials in strong colors (vermilion red, solar yellow and tangerine) in contrast.
Burberry Prorsum Spring-Summer 2015 menswear collection is named 'Book Cover' and it's inspired by the nomadic spirit of the novelist and travel writer Bruce Chatwin (a man who split his life between writing about Britain, and writing about places like Australia and Patagonia).
United Colors of Benetton revealed its proposals for the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015. Unique silhouettes and fabrics spreading along freshness and uniqueness.
Today, we'll take a look at five hot Spring-Summer 2014 fashion trends in menswear, presented in the USA during the New York Fashion Week.
Brazilian brand Lolitta made its debut at the Sao Paulo Fashion Week on April 3, 2014 with its Spring-Summer 2015 collection and earned professionals' approval.
The collection is Mexican-inspired and presents ethnic patterns and hot colors.
One of celebrities' favorite fashion designers Zuhair Murad offers some really glamorous garments in his Resort 2014 collection. They are not exactly the perfect beachwear but they are definitely great for a fabulous holiday gala. The designer has created a number of day looks, cocktail dresses and evening pieces which are as beautiful as elegant.
Famous American fashion designer Donna Karan named her Resort 2014 collection 'The L World'.
She said she was playing off the L words: long, lean, lightweight, luxurious, languid, limitless, linear, liquid, layered and most importantly - lighthearted.
Youthful energy, 60s vibes and beautiful knits are the key ingredients of Iceberg Resort 2014 collection. It includes also A-line mini skirts, snug knit cropped trousers, wavy stripe separates, tailored jackets. Garments are soft and summery.
'It was about a barefoot attitude', said Clare Waight Keller, creative director of Chloé, about the presentation of brand's Resort 2014 collection.
Garments are comfortably tailored and masculine-inspired in beachy colors. But you can find more than just menswear and beach sports - there are also feminine floor-length evening gowns with the Chloé's classic ruffles at the shoulders.
Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein's creative director, presented brand's Fall-Winter 14/15 womenswear collection during the New York Fashion Week.
Warm and cozy are the words that best describe these sweater dressing and knits that look tailored.
Mohair and yarn are main fabrics and patchwork is part of the whole gentle feeling that garments bring. Relaxed comfort, minimalism and elegance.
Celebs on the red carpet continue to inspire designers to create sophisticated and glamorous dresses for extra special occasions. Let’s take a look at some of the top trends for big nights out in 2014.
Jean-Claude Jitrois - the founder and creative director of Jitrois fashion house - presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 1, 2014 in his Paris residence.
The designer said about his collection that it is dedicated to women warriors - 'the women who harness their own frustrations and use them to empower others to change'. It's an exotic and feminine exploration of leather.
Legendary Spanish-born shoe designer Manolo Blahnik presented his Fall-Winter 14/15 collection on February 9, 2014 during the New York Fashion Week (for the first time ever).
Collection includes: a variety of flats, booties and a few tall boots, bold colored suede, silk pumps, embroidered and brocaded details, polished laces.
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.
In February 2014 during the Milan Fashion Week Emilio Pucci's creative director Peter Dundas presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection full of swinging fringe dresses, fluffy fur coats and lace up trousers.
'Full force bohemian goddess with a slightly nomadic vibe' - that's how the experts describe the creations.
Spring-Summer '15 vintage Hawaiian and Gaugin's Tahiti have inspired a shift into cool tones.
You will also see a surprising hold on Jewel tones coming off holiday and a balance of closely pitched low tones to create a soothingly evolved color palette. On view, a range of Blues, Greens and Purples.
Imaginative, interesting, and just cool - that's how fashion experts describe Paco Rabanne Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection presented at the end of February in France during the Paris Fashion Week.
Garments are with straight silhouettes, innovative designs and feminine motives.
After we've made an overview of Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection, let's take a look at Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's offers for gentlemen, presented at Paris Men's Fashion Week.
'A sense of relaxation prevails, volumes are soft while patchwork and intarsia are tactile and spectacular. Classic materials come in masculine colors, such as indigo blue, gray, camel and felt', said from the brand.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 2, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, in which they continue their 'Medieval princesses' theme.