In the late 1960s, a keenly resourceful Paul Smith would charm expert tailors in his hometown of Nottingham into deviating from their norms, cutting him one-of-a-kind clothes in unfamiliar fabrics. A pair of curtains would be transformed into a hand-made two-piece suit.
In the modern world, being a gentleman is a choice. The Luigi Bianchi Mantova man has a timeless style, enhanced by elements from the world of art.
Tailoring for today is confidently presented for both men and women. Informed by his personal experience of softening the stiffness of tailoring in the early-Eighties, Paul reinvigorates the suit. Tailoring remains at the core of the Paul Smith world and with rare independence the designer confidently contradicts the zeitgeist.
Datacolor® partners with Color Solutions International to improve textile color identification with ColorReaderPRO
Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today a new partnership with the leading provider of color standards and color communication tools for the textile industry, Color Solutions International (CSI). Using Datacolor’s portable color measurement device, ColorReaderPRO, fashion and apparel brands can now precisely select and identify color from multiple color libraries. The implementation of CSI’s branded version, which includes the ColorWallTM and the ability to add a brand’s own colors on the ColorReaderPRO offer tremendous time and cost savings to the textile industry by eliminating the need to manually search and match textile color samples with swatches or color codes.
Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.
The colour-non colour is the passepartout for the summer season, matched with blue and red to create contrasts, or together with natural shades for a more colour coordinated look. White, including pure white, is enhanced by outstanding, exclusive and lively textures. Military-inspired green, blue and light blue, natural shades, ruby and coral touches complete their eclectically interpreted summer palette.
Menswear designer David Hart kindly took us on a colorful trip to Cuba with his oh-so-cool collection for Spring 2018. It’s no big secret that we at Ponyboy are big David Hart fans and can never get enough of his terrific vintage inspired clothing. This season we saw beautifully cut linen suits in a great color palette, including mint, salmon and coral. The boldly striped blazer was a fabulous piece, as well as the banana print shirts.
ISAIA "San Leucio" collection for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 presents and re-elaborates different images and moods. The leitmotif pays tribute the silk saga and the legendary Bourbon silk textile workshop of San Leucio, nestled in the bills not far from the magnificent Reggia di Caserta and the pride of the kingdom of Napoli between the 18th and 19th centuries.
H&M is thrilled to reveal its fashion collaboration with platinum-selling recording artist Zara Larsson. The capsule collection – inspired by the Swedish pop sensation’s style – features strong graphics and edgy streetwear pieces, and will be available globally in selected stores, as well as online, from 18 May.
The brand Prada presented their Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show at Milano Moda Uomo. The fashion show was womens and mens - the models walked together on the stage.
Franklin Eugene FEARLESS FINESSE, a Menswear Salute to Velvet, made its world debut during Milano Moda Uomo Fall/Winter 2017/2018. This Milan Fashion Week presentation was bursting with colorful, comfortable clothing that pushes menswear forward while holding true to the strong masculine cuts and clean lines that symbolize the Franklin Eugene Brand for fans around the world.
The swedish fashion label, COS, has unveiled their Fall/Winter 2016 men’s collection with a lookbook which reexamines function and style. Indeed, the brand stayed true to their main aesthetic, and present a collection with a clean approach to menswear, minimal cuts and a color palette inspired by the work of painter Lynette Yiadom Boakye.
The classical splendor that is the Royal Palace of Madrid in the Eighteenth Century continues to inspire us today. The restrained opulence of the Berniniesque exterior housing centuries of Spanish art and ancient culture. The luxury and resplendence of princely elegance on display reverberates within us today as design handed down for generations lives again in the collection from Cifonelli for Fall/Winter 2016.
We are a new generation! A generation filled with somebodys: Innovators, Out of the box thinkers, People not afraid to say what they mean, and mean what they say. Why should your tie be any different? We strive to provide hand crafted pieces that express your personal style just as much as your professionalism. Partnering up with local designers and suppliers allows us to keep things interesting!
It soars above the rugged Cuchumatanes mountains, skirts the burning mouth of Volcán de Fuego, brushes the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey, glides through the lush Selva Lacandona rainforests and guards the golden Mayan Ruins of Tik’al. In ascent, a visually graphic abstraction of an unfurled terrain.
verything starts from the creativity of Pino, a flexible and versatile mind, capable of capturing from the smallest shades the inspiration for a new collection: the texture of a fabric, the nuance of a colour, the details of an accessory, a check design. The design of the jacket is the palette from which to develop the creative ideas: the slim and soft forms, the perfect fitting, the research and enhancing of details, the revers, the shoulders, the sleeves, are at the basis of the concept of a Tagliatore garment.
Richmart Junior showed their Spring designs of kids' jackets. We really love their designs with original embroideries and attractive linings, made of 100% viscose.
For London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin joined forces with two of our favourite menswear brands: E. Tautz and James Long.
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).
The Cerruti man is sophisticated, a man of the times who appreciates style over trends: a complete men’s wardrobe in evolution. “Cerruti has always been a symbol of sophisticated male elegance. Both relaxed and self-confident, the House’s signature tailoring focuses on cut, fabrics and textures. The thrust of the new collection is discreet, yet effortless chic – an antidote to current fashion trends”, says Jason Basmajian, Cerruti 1881’s new creative director.
A return to the beginning of time, in order to create a change in perspective: a pursuit of an essence that generates everything and is necessary today more than ever. Following the thread of an emotional story embedded in the vital magma of contemporary culture, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli accomplish a new stage of a very personal narrative journey for the Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Looking towards a place both real and stylized they leave Rome, the center and horizon of their own aesthetic universe, behind them, and always preserving their invaluable expertise of métissage and savoir-faire, they land in wild, tribal Africa.
Awash with nostalgia and timeless glamour, Axel’s AW/15 collection is a modern classic with stylish palette of soft pales and natural hues, deepened with rich chilli reds, sweet pumpkin hues, dreamy pastels and fresh moss greens. Inspired by a combination of elegant, boho and androgynous styles, Axel creates a backward glance in femininity.
For the Spring/Summer 2016 Prada Women’s show AMO investigates the perception of continuous space through an invasion of the ceiling. Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mold that defines the catwalk and seating areas, while the concrete ground area acts as the negative of the above scene.
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.
From a very young age, we have been intrigued by the notion of a voyage, of traveling and the exploration of the deserted. When creating this collection for Summer 2016, we think of the man who makes these roving forays across uncharted lands. We imagine his strong, experienced, utilitarian and purposeful silhouette. We consider his practicality and resourcefulness.
TESS GIBERSON speaks to an expanding global audience of strong, empowered women. The line is recognized for its cool, effortless and creative aesthetic with a distinct knitwear component. Designer Tess Giberson’s focus originates largely from the influence of her parents, both artists, while growing up in rural New Hampshire in the early 1970s. They raised Giberson with an emphasis on craftsmanship and creativity, traits further cultivated when attending Rhode Island School of Design.
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.
For the presentation of its Cruise 2015/16 collection, Chanel heads to the ultra futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – the Zaha Hadid-designed exhibition and performance space – in Seoul, South Korea. Structured silhouettes in sweet, eye-popping hues effortlessly marry South Korean influences with Chanel hallmarks. The mood proves energetic with avant-garde leanings, as Karl Lagerfeld revisits local culture in a broad sense, from traditional dress (the hanbok) to sugary K-Pop aesthetics.
Gaia Trussardi contrasts sleek seduction with the aplomb of the uniform in the TRUSSARDI Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection. The silhouette is sleek and clean yet full of contrasts.Oversized coats with dramatic martial allure, caban jackets and short menswear-style jackets are worn over slip dresses and camisoles that follow the body's curves.
The absorbing depiction of the Parisian apartment of a fictional art collector created by Robin Brown for Helly Nahmad Gallery’s Frieze Masters The Collector, acted as the conceptual impetus for Autumn Winter 2015. A masterful study of character through environment, the notion of building a narrative around a muse captured Erdem’s imagination.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled a dynamic collection of expensive nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Lincoln Center in New York City. With vague references to mythology and Indian culture, the clothing and nails were an assortment of shimmering, glittering molten artwork. The outcome was a high-impact fashion experience featuring an artistic clash of texture and color.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, showcased three effortlessly cool nail designs tonight at Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Cheim & Read in New York City. Presented in a unique art gallery setting, the fashion collaboration was a celebration of the early works of legendary film director Spike Jonze, a long-time friend of Opening Ceremony.
Collection Zuhair Murad Couture Spring-Summer 2015 offeres: a variety of styles, lenghts and proportions, girly short dresses, feminine floor-length evening gowns, thigh-high slits, shimmering jackets, crystals and sequins, flowers and 3D appliqués, colorless transparent materials.
On Sunday night (January 25, 2015), during the Paris men's fashion week, US designer John Vizzone presented his Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection for the Parisian bespoke tailoring company Cifonelli (that first launched a ready-to-wear collection in September 2013).
Andrea Neri Spring-Summer 2015 collection is expressed through an egocentric and proudly Italian style. Shapes and light volumes, thanks to the innovation of the best light weights fabrics, fruit of fine woolen mills. 'Slim fit' and 'Daily fit' that enhance the body size of every man, keeping lines close to the body.
'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.
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.
At Dior, when gold and colour collide, they create a chic look with the promise of a beautiful Golden Shock... This winter, the precious metal blends with the bold hues from the runway looks to reveal their intensity, illuminating them with shimmering pearlescence, beautifully enhancing the aura of reds, pinks and browns. A token of femininity and a modern classic, gold heightens colours with its precious radiance.
Discovered Spring-Summer 2015 collection features a combination of bold prints and more subtle, traditional pieces.
Alessandro Sartori, Berluti's creative director, showed a selection of elegant evening looks and innovative outerwear in luxurious 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.
Fur and knits are the key elements of Fendi Fall-Winter 14/15 menswear collection, designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi and presented in Milan earlier this year. It is graphic, luxurious, stylish and pragmatic.
The theme of the collection is 'Travels through 18th century Italy'.
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.
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.
Talented Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera, whose creations are always full of pure beauty and femininity, said about her Resort 2014 collection:
'Prints, that's what this collection is all about, prints and seasonless, because there are no real seasons for clothes anymore; in Summer somewhere it's Winter, or in Winter somewhere it's Summer. It's important everything can be worn all year round'.
Ukraine-born knitwear designer Ekaterina Kukhareva, who launched her line in 2009 after graduating from Central Saint Martin's with BA in Textiles in London, presents her Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection called Skazka (A Fairytale).
Producing unique knitted fabric, her label is known for its luxury hand-made trimmings.
Last month during the Milan Men's Fashion Week, world famous fashion designer Vivienne Westwood presented her menswear collection for the next cold season.
She is one of the women who use their fame for a cause and this time the message (press note) was:
'Attention: Fracking is the Big Fight...
The 2015 Franklin Eugene Men's Wear Line, entitled Franklin Eugene Resort, features a collection of ten different silhouettes ranging from dressy casual, corporate and formal.
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 Trend Council is ready with the Swimwear trend forecast for Spring-Summer 2015. Season's swimwear evolves into a new product category for many major runway designers fueling an increase in resort, beach and swimwear trends. The biggest trends to follow are African and Moroccan influences as well as Active Sport detailing.
Fall-Winter 15/16 will explode with a makeup inspired range of pinks with a noted blue cast.
From Bubblegum to Fuchsia with Dusty Mauve in between making a surprise shift into the palette. Softer pinks embrace a more feminine sensibility.
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.
Christopher Bailey (the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry) presented his womenswear collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 yesterday (17 February, 2014) at the London Fashion Week.
Bailey's inspiration for his work was the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England - the place was home to artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
British fashion label Temperley London presented its Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection yesterday (February 16, 2014) during the London Fashion Week.
It's a monumental collection that features every texture, shape, length, cut and layer that you could imagine. There is truly something for everyone.
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.
Italian fashion brand Emporio Armani presented its Spring-Summer 2014 womenswear collection during the Milan Fashion Week (September 2013) - a total of 94 looks.
Giorgio Armani named the collection 'Water Lilies' and it's inspired by 'stretches of calm or rippling water that reflect shadows of plants, flowers and clouds'. Allusions to flowers were in the pleats and iridescent fabrics. Nothing was too heavy or too strict.
For her collection for Spring-Summer 2014, Carolina Herrera was looking for inspiration in 50s and 60s art works of Venezuelan artists Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez.
'You are going to be dizzy! It's about Kinetic Art - it's eye-popping!', Carolina Herrera explained.
There are plenty of stripes, curved line patterns and fluttering silk.
Today we'll take a look at the key colors for Resort 2014, according to the Trend Council.
'As we focus on seasonless merchandise, we see the designer Resort offerings becoming more important to the development cycle.
This Resort season 2014, we find a less moody color offering with saturated brings dominating the palette.', said from the Council.
So let's see...
Dark colors like black and grey dominate in the winter collection of the popular fashion brand "Blacky Dress", which was showcased in Berlin.
The German capital became the host of the new edition of "Mercedes-Benz" fashion week, at which will presented the biggest winter trends. The collection is all about the dark shades of the color palette. Gray color remains an essential part of the wardrobe....
Rich shades, warm tones and pinks mingled with coppers - Chanel's gorgeous new holiday beauty collection has arrived
This year, Chanel's Christmas collection draws inspiration from a famous saying by Epicurus: “Let us succumb to temptation before it disappears.” Think warm tones, pretty pinks teamed with bronzes and coppers: 'Fuchsia is a playful weapon of seduction' in the new range. The combination of bright fuchsia cheeks, bold pink lips and copper brown eyes is absolutely stunning.
Internationally acclaimed Australian designer Collette Dinnigan, will show her Printemps Ete 2011 collection 'Cirque d' Amour' (Circus of Love) at the Hotel Meurice during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday 5th October at 11:30am.
Marking 15 years as the only Australian on the official Chambre Syndicale du prêt-a-porter des couturiers et des createaurs de mode schedule, Dinnigan will show her collection in an intimate salon show.