VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: European Industry meeting with election of new board of directors
This year's VDMA TFL industry meeting took place on 14 and 15 November in Berlin. For many years, the trade association has been committed to Europeanisation and this year, too, further European members have joined the ranks. "Only together as a European industry can we form an antithesis to the current global framework conditions and remain competitive," said Elgar Straub, Managing Director of the TFL trade association. The consequences of the trade dispute between the USA and China and the unclear Brexit situation are causing great uncertainty and unrest in the markets. The industry is also feeling this, and strong European cohesion is the necessary response to the current political and economic situation.
Stefano Chiassai presented Ritmoemotivo
Stefano Chiassai, fashion designer and creative director for international fashion brands, is an untiring collector of clothes and fashion-related materials, a passion that in almost forty years of career has allowed him to put together an archive made up of 15,000 pieces that include garments, accessories and fabrics, turning it into a place for experimentation and contamination of the past, present and future.
H&M and Moschino - the next huge collaboration
The big news is finally out. H&M has selected Jeremy Scott and Moschino to create its upcoming haute couture collaboration. Meet the man who can’t wait to dress the world.
Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative Officer
Riccardo, who is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, will direct all Burberry collections and present his first for the brand in September. He will be based at Burberry’s headquarters in London.
The new artistic director of Berluti is Kris Van Assche
Berluti has announced Kris Van Assche as its new artistic director, succeeding Haider Ackermann, who announced that he is leaving the French fashion house on March 30.
Kim Jones is the new Dior Homme's creative director
Kim Jones is officially Dior Homme’s new artistic director. The British designer who stepped down from his coveted role at Louis Vuitton earlier this year will become the successor to Kris Van Assche who had previously held the position for eleven years.
Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton
The artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear is set to leave the LVMH-owned mega-brand after seven years.
Simon Spurr is the new Creative Director of Eidos
Simon Spurr is back. The acclaimed British designer, credited with modernising menswear tailoring, has been appointed as creative director of Italian menswear brand Eidos — a more modern and affordable sub-label of heritage menswear brand Isaia that was launched in 2013. His first Autumn/Winter 2018 collection for the Neapolitan brand will debut in January.
Celebrities' style: Antonio Banderas
Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas was born on 10th of August 1960. He is a Spanish actor, director, singer, and producer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodovar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood movies.
Nina-Maria Nitsche as Brioni's New Creative Director
Nina-Maria Nitsche previously worked at Maison Martin Margiela. She joined the brand in 1989 and, for the following 23 years, worked closely with the designer. After the designer’s resignation, in 2009, Nitsche took over the creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela.
Italian men's suits by Eleventy
Eleventy dress every person in the world who aspires to self-improvement with tailored and responsible Italian elegance.
Celebrities' style:Guy Ritchie
Guy Stuart Ritchie was born on 10th of September 1968). He is an English filmmaker known for his crime films. Some of his best known films are: "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", "Sherlock Holmes", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.".
Best Mens' Fashion Brand - Pal Zileri label
Conceived by Cristiana Schieppati and organized by Crisalide Press in collaboration with Milan City Council, the Chi ? Chi Awards - now in their sixteenth year - opened the ball at the Milan fashion week, as has been the custom for the last sixteen years, with a ceremony at the Palazzo Marino in Milan.
Happy Birthday Celebrities: Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Otto Lagerfeld is born on 10th of September 1933. He is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched collars.
Happy Birthday Celebrities: Jason Priestley
Jason Bradford Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and director. He is best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and for his role starring as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz. We want to wish him a Happy Birthday today and ask you to vote for Jason Priestley in our contest Most Stylish Men.
Raf Simons is the new creative director of Calvin Klein
After months of rumors swirling, Calvin Klein has officially confirmed the hire of Raf Simons as its new chief creative officer. The brand announced the news in a statement shared on Facebook, detailing Simons new role at the American fashion brand.
Justin O’Shea presented his first collection for the Brioni brand
Justin O’Shea, unmissable man about fashion with his nipped-to-the-ripped-torso three-piece suits is the new creative director of Brioni. He’s already changed the Brioni logo to a gothic font and hired Metallica to be in the ad campaign and a series of spoof videos in which O’Shea stars.
INDOCHINO with new Creative Director
A seasoned expert in branding and creative leadership, Michael Mayes will be responsible for shaping the creative vision, brand voice and content strategy for INDOCHINO as it continues its mission to become a world-renowned fashion brand.
French fashion designer Hedi Slimane quits Saint Laurent Paris
'What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the House. I am very grateful to Hedi Slimane, and the whole Yves Saint Laurent team, for having set the path that the House has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary brand'.
AI-CD - Meet the world's first robot creative director
'AI-CD β is artificial intelligence that is able to give creative direction for commercials. Moving forward, AI-CD β will be assigned as a creative director to client accounts and will provide creative direction for commercials as per creative briefs. Until now, the production of commercials has been dependent on the intangible experience and know-how of human creators'
Massimiliano Giornetti said Goodbye to Salvatore Ferragamo
The 44-year-old designer was part of the label's team since 2010 - he started as part of the meanswear team and in 2011 was promoted to creative director, overseeing the men's and women's collections. He brought new ideas into the 'DNA of the brand', but it is time for change obviously - which is a common event in the men's fashion world lately.
Brioni appoints a new creative director
"He has no experience as a designer, but the decision of Kering - the group which owns Brioni - to appoint him perhaps points to the changing definition of the role of a creative director in today's fashion landscape, where brand identity, social media mastery and the ability to communicate a unifying message across fashion, retail and perfume/cosmetics are increasingly essential".
Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director
Legendary casting directors Lynn Stalmaster, Juliet Taylor and Mike Fenton will be saluted and will discuss the evolution of their profession and the casting director’s essential role in filmmaking with “Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director” on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Olivier Rousteing - Balmain Creative Director
Rousteing joined Balmain in 2009. In 2011, at age of 25, he replaced Christophe Decarnin as the creative director of the brand, gaining full control of the production of both the men's and women's read-to-wear lines.
Hedi Slimane - Saint Laurent Paris Creative Director
In March 2012, Yves Saint Laurent officially stated that Slimane would replace Stefano Pilati as brand's creative director. And under the Slimane's governance YSL has become one of controlling conglomerate Kering's most powerful brands - the sales doubled in his first two years at the brand to almost $800 million annually in 2014.
Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy Creative Director
Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer, born in Taranto, Italy, in 1974. He is Creative Director for Givenchy Women's haute couture and ready-to-wear lines since 2005, and Menswear and accessories designer of the Givenchy Men's division since 2008.
Juan Antonio Bayona is the winner in Most Stylish Men January 2016 - Category Business
Juan Antonio Bayona a.k.a J. A. Bayona is a Spanish film director, born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1975 and your favorite in category Business in BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men January 2016 voting.
Celebrities' style: Justin Theroux
Justin Paul Theroux is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work with film director David Lynch, appearing in Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006). He is also known as a screenwriter for films such as Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, Rock of Ages, and the upcoming Zoolander 2. Since 2014, he has starred in the HBO series The Leftovers. He is married to actress Jennifer Aniston.
Belgian fashion: Kris Van Assche
Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. After graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. Having worked for Yves Saint Laurent then Dior Homme, he started his own label KRISVANASSCHE in January 2005. He has also been the Artistic Director for Dior Homme since April 2007.
Stella McCartney announced as creative director for adidas team GB kit at Rio 2016 Olympics
We look forward to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games where Stella McCartney will return as adidas UK Creative Director for Team GB.
Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia offers BD in Styling & Creative direction
Now Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia offers you the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Design 'Creative direction & Styling' in 6 study periods over 2 years.
Chanel's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign: the barefoot Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen poses barefoot in the new ad campaign for "Chanel".
34-year-old model, who became the face of the iconic fragrance Chanel №5 in May last year, taking the role of Brad Pitt, shot her second campaign for the brand. On the pictures she poses barefoot in front of some of the famous landmarks of Paris.
Rihanna To Partner With PUMA
PUMA and Global Cultural icon Rihanna, announced a new multi-year partnership, kicking off in January 2015. Rihanna will become PUMA’s global ambassador for Women’s Training and serve as the PUMA Women’s Creative Director, bringing her styling sensibilities and innovation to PUMA’s collections. Embodying everything that PUMA stands for, Rihanna’s unstoppable spirit, creative energy and prowess both on and off the stage, make her the perfect representation of the PUMA brand.
Helen Oro will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week
Talented emerging Canadian designer Helen Oro will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week at 4:00 pm on Friday September 5, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.
Natalie Portman is the new face of Miss Dior Cherie perfume
Natalie Portman joined the celebrities who become face of irresistible scents.
2011 is the year of Natalie Portman. Only a few days ago she won an Oscar for her role in “Black Swan” and not only she has big success, but this year the star will give birth to her first child. But there’s always more – Portman was chosen for the face of the new perfume “Miss Dior Cherie”.
Lady Gaga's stylist is the new creative director of Thierry Mugler
Thierry Mugler has finally confirmed the rumors – Nicola Formichetti, most known as Lady Gaga's stylist, is the new creative director of men's and women's departments. Although Nicola is fashion consultant of worldwide famous like Scarlet Johanson and Ashton Kutcher. As a stylist capacity he has worked out ad campaigns for Prada, Missoni, Iceberg, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake and Gareth Pugh.
"We were looking for a young talent who could really bring new energy to the brand," said Joel Palix, director general of the Mugler company.
Giles Deacon is the new Ungaro creative director
Fashion house Ungaro hired new creative director. The post took designer Giles Deacon, which was no surprise after weeks of rumors about his appointment.
With the appointment, Giles Deacon becomes the latest of designers to attempt to right Ungaro, which has been bleeding money since the 2004 retirement of its founder and namesake.
Bleu – the new Chanel’s fragrance for men
Chanel will launch on the market Bleu (blue), a new fragrance for men, in late summer.
The perfume is named after a Chanel fragrance of the 1930s. Bleu de Chanel is a woody aromatic signed by in-house perfumer Jacques Polge.
The perfume has notes of citrus, peppermint, pink peppercorn, grapefruit, cedar, jasmine, ginger and sandalwood.
Gucci and Vanity Fair partner for Cannes dinner and party in honor of Martin Scorsese
Gucci announced that Creative Director Frida Giannini and Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter co-hosted the Vanity Fair/Gucci party on May 15 in Cannes. An intimate dinner at the Hotel du Cap was followed by a party to celebrate Martin Scorsese and the 20 year anniversary of The Film Foundation.
The following guests wore Gucci:
Marc Anthony wore a Gucci navy notch lapel tuxedo with black satin trim, white dress shirt, black satin tie and black lace up loafers.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
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