The manufacturers of sewing and garment technology as well as machines for processing technical textiles look back on a turbulent year in 2018: While the sector reported a substantial increase of 120 percent in cumulative terms between 2009 and 2017, exports in 2018 fell by 16.7 percent from 603 million Euros in 2017 to 502 million Euros in 2018. "The industry is experiencing strong uncertainty among its customers, which has a negative impact on investment behaviour," said Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (TFL), at the opening press conference of the Texprocess in Frankfurt. "The overbureaucratisation in Germany, such as the Posting of Workers Directive or the DSGVO, the threat of Brexit and the national tendencies in many European countries, but also the situation in Turkey, the trade dispute between the USA and China and the ever more severe trade sanctions set up by the USA - all this is bringing considerable unrest to the markets.
Sterling Ruby is the Special Guest at Pitti Immagine Uomo no. 96 (Florence, 11-14 June 2019). The American artist famous for the multifaceted nature of his work that spans painting, ceramics, collage, video and photography, sculpture and installations, as well as textiles and garments, will present the first collection by the S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. brand.
The variety of the presented collections of fabrics and accessories generated positive reactions from Italian and international buyers and exhibitors expressed their satisfaction for the quality and number of contacts established.
The country forms a fitting showcase for the sophomore show of Dior men’s creative director Kim Jones for Pre-Fall 2019: the House debuts a menswear collection in the metropolis of Tokyo for the first time.
The industry looks forward to Texprocess, the leading trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, taking place in Frankfurt from 14 to 17 May 2019. "Sales in the entire German Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 5.7 percent in real terms yearon-year in the months from January to October 2018," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at Texprocess's international press conference in Frankfurt.
In the year of Zignone’s fiftieth anniversary, the fabric collection for autumn-winter of 2019 pays tribute to the dynamism that distinguishes the wool mill since its origins, bringing a new awareness to its idea of contemporary elegance.
Textiles and technologies from Schoeller enhance quality of life. They protect workers, support athletes, help with the nursing and care of patients and give fashions their unmistakeable appeal.
Fashion World Tokyo - a wide range of elements, from fashion sourcing to brands exhibits since its first launch
FASHION WORLD TOKYO and FASHION WORLD TOKYO-FACTORY- were held in a lively atmosphere from Oct. 22 – 24, 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The event attracted 976* exhibitors from 39 countries/regions, 19,952* trade visitors and 8,548 conference attendees in 3 days.
The brand has been able to get the signs of the market change all along, so that it can guarantee the full respect of all eco-toxicological parameters requested by national and international regulations. In November 2017 Maglificio Maggia received the significant certification by Associazione Tessile & Salute. Traceability and Safety in Maglificio Maggia are at the service of a never-changing business philosophy: to operate within the law in order to create innovative, unique and sustainable fabrics.
Tearfil textile yarns are designed to save the planet and they received the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award in Paris in September 2018.
Set up at the end of the nineteenth century near Como, at Costamasnaga, an area with one of the longest textile traditions in Europe, Limonta | 1893 is a group focuses on passion, creativity and innovation, with skills in the clothing, leather goods, footwear, furnishings, sports and automotive sectors.
Lanificio Europa produces fabrics upholding advanced ecological standards, as evidenced by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification. As of March 2016, Europa signed the Detox Commitment with Greenpeace, joining the CID (Consorzio Implementazione Detox). This set a new standard of excellence for managing chemical substances within the textile production chain. A much-needed benchmark for textile and fashion companies. Thus, supporting Europa’s goal to respect the environment.
Choosing what to wear to a job interview can prove tricky. You want to make the right impression, but you also don’t want to blend in with all of the other candidates. What you wear is very important because it will be the first and last impression the hiring manager will have of you as you walk in, and then out of the room.
Since the beginning in 1963 Lanificio Fortex has been known throughout the world market as a Menswear and Sportswear fabric mill. Fortex has always had a flexible structure with a strong production base able to produce over 2 million meter of cloth per year. Since 1980 the mill has been in the front line for quality control in dying and finishing for both the classic product and fabrics having new technologies and fashion innovation, using its own dying and finishing equipment.
The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector
The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized on 24 October in Ontinyent (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Espanol (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to encourage the development and modernization of the fashion and textile industries.
The fashion highlights for the autumn-winter season 2019/2020 will be featured on the TexTailorExpo by Sara Allwood, Creative Director of The Trend Bunker online platform. She will also reveal one of the most important secrets of the fashion industry - how to predict and create new trends. Seminars are free for exhibitors and visitors to the first edition of TexTailorExpo, which will take place from 8 to 10 November this year at the Plovdiv International Fair.
Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.
This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.
With a heritage dating back to 1892, Lochcarron of Scotland is the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan. Proudly Made in Scotland by skilled craftsmen and women who design, dye, warp, weave, mend and tailor their Scottish tartans and textiles. A truly global brand with timeless appeal, Lochcarron of Scotland offers a unique authenticity and showcases the very best of Scottish textiles. From kilt to catwalk, Lochcarron of Scotland champions traditional tartan fabric manufacturing whilst continuing to innovate, designing bespoke creations for major international fashion houses.
TINTEX Textiles revealed a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.
Interview with Giusy Bettoni, the CEO and founder of C.L.A.S.S. Giusy has extensive experience (over 30 years), within the textile sector, including first-hand knowledge within the raw material development market and ingredient branding for leading international organizations.
The whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 10th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
The canons of style are undergoing a period of upheaval, and this is also reflected in fabrics for men’s fashion. Fabrics today are required to be innovative, to redefine tradition without distorting it, to present products that are dynamic and wearable, for the active man who is utterly contemporary.
On September 19-21 fashionistas from around the world will arrive in Paris to attend Premiere Vision to get inspired, source new materials, research manufacturers and attend trend seminars, conferences and workshops led by international experts. For the third year, the Smart Square, an informative and visionary space dedicated to information and discussions, where exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience responsible values and innovations in the fashion industry, will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that inspire creativity.
The winners of the HighTex Award have been chosen. The innovation award of MUNICH FABRIC START was presented for the 4th time already but for the first time companies were recognized for their overall strategic commitment with regard to resource–saving process solutions, innovative product development as well as process implementation and marketability.
Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.
The deepening, immersive relationship between man and nature is a cultural and creative trend which has served as their inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2018. The latest collection balances the rugged textures and colours of the natural world with the clean lines of modern design to create a unique and well considered collection for the new season.
See, touch and experience the latest collection from TINTEX Textiles as they reveal a wonderful range of innovative fabrics that redefine fashion, inspire creativity, spark emotion and optimize responsible solutions. Award winning TINTEX Textiles, being an ingenious leader in textile and research innovation for over twenty years, transforms a new generation of cotton and other natural based materials. Established in the Porto region as authorities in superior dyeing and finishing techniques making TINTEX Textiles the perfect choice for fashion.
Organically produced fashion has established itself as a paramount trend in the fashion and textile industry. As one of Europe's leading textile trade shows, MUNICH FABRIC START aims to highlight and inform on this subject in our dedicated organicselection area.
Berluti’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pre-Collection by Haider Ackermann is an exercise in quietness and sartorial serenity: devoid of all distraction and visible ornament, clothes have a way of unveiling their artisanal know-how, clean architecture, hidden details and rich natural textures.
Embracing the colder months as an excuse to layer up and re-discover luxurious warm fabrics like cashmere and merino wool. It’s a chance to pair complimentary colours and contrasting textures; to balance rugged, weighty pieces with sleek tailoring.
On a palette of fun, youthful colours, dominated by shades of blue, a dash of yellow, white, black and orange, Off-White designer Virgil Abloh showed a multi-dimensional look at the many ways to wear denim, adding visual interest with distressed denim, textures, knits, fleece and parachute that gels well with the quirky elements of animation, oversized silhouettes, camouflage and tie ‘n’ dye all to show-off his cool range of footwear that is a jogger and lace-up that have a chunky, army-esque appeal that is sure to liven up spring and summer of 2019.
The Hayes high-performance button up by Mission Workshop is a beautifully-tailored oxford button-up designed to look great dressed up or dressed down. Utilizing an innovative textile called 37.5® the Hayes has the ability to help keep the body from creating liquid sweat while isolating odor molecules without using chemical finishes. Incorporating this ingenious material with the Mission Workshop design aesthetic creates a technical, stylish button up that is truly built to endure.
ITMA is the trendsetting textile and garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. Organised by ITMA Services, the upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ermenegildo Zegna’s entrance into the ready-to-wear business, the luxury Italian brand will host a dedicated exhibition at its historic Casa Zegna in Trivero, Italy, where Ermenegildo Zegna opened the Zegna wool mill in 1910.
Cock and Bull are a dedicated menswear label based in East London manufacturing small runs and limited edition menswear staples entirely in the United Kingdom.
Monaco is without question where the rich and famous come to play. If it’s a hit on the French Riviera, you can pretty much guarantee it’ll be a hot look wherever. Our finest fashionistas have studied the catwalks for ideas that will turn heads from Paris to Tokyo, and from Las Vegas (usually more casual) to Milan. If you’re planning to visit any of these playgrounds of the prosperous this Summer season, it’s vital that you’re on point with your wardrobe. Fortunately, we’re here to give you a few handy titbits.
On Thursday, March 22nd, C.L.A.S.S., with support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), hosted an intimate gathering of fashion’s industry leaders, educators, designers and members of the press to celebrate An Evening of Smart Innovation. The event was beautifully orchestrated by Ginger Design, an exceptional team of Italian creatives, filmmakers, food and textile designers as a way to create a unique immersive experience telling the story of C.L.A.S.S.’ visionary journey. Thus, providing guests with an awareness and chance to embrace knowledge related to four key areas that set new standards for fashion vital to C.L.A.S.S.’ business philosophy: Heritage, Smart Innovation, Circular Economy and Design Responsibility.
World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation
ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.
Finest fibers (> 1 µm) open new applications in the areas of personal protective textiles, hot gas fine dust filtration, battery separators and fuel cell membranes. Currently production plants are limited in terms of temperature and pressure.
The trends at h+h cologne 2018: Sustainable and natural, colourful and animal crazy, glamorous and glitter
h+h cologne, the leading global trade fair for creative handicraft and hobby supplies in Cologne will be offering national and international top companies and visitors from the specialised trade an ideal platform again from 23 to 25 March, where they can present and discover the new products and innovations of the textile handicraft section. The largest trade fair in the world picks up on the big trends and topics of the industry and this year is particlarly occupying itself with the international correlations that are moving the handicraft world. A trend overview.
For this Spring/Summer 2019 edition, Milano Unica exhibitors showcase renewed interest in experimentation not only in terms of trim, i.e. embroideries and prints, but also in textile production.
For the first time at FILO Milano, Filatura C4 is proud to present, in addition to the already established Re.Verso™ collection for contract, the Blue Drop winning fabric by Audejas, made with Re.Verso™ re-engineered wool. A result born from the shared commitment and vision to integrate a new generation of eco values into their circular economy creations.
Cooperation agreement between mtex+ Chemnitz and SALTEX Dornbirn: The association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry will be present at SALTEX 2018 with a joint booth of its members.
This will be a season of movement, starting with the delightfully undulating structures and finishes that bestow performance on the summery elegance chosen by Angelico to dress active days. Brightness and innovation accompany the collections of traditional fabrics and K1, the creative range that includes jersey.
Manuel Ritz presented his latest collection for Spring/Summer 2018. Relaxed silhouettes and nomad-style looks, alongside sportswear elements with a hand-crafted yet technical flavour, outline a new concept of comfort. The new organic trend, Biophilia, leads the way. Key garments are the destructured jackets in “molten” effect wool, wool overchecks, fused micro-textures, boucle pinstripes, blousons in wool or coarse-look cotton matched with soft trousers in jersey, wool or boucle wool flannel. The focus is on limited edition textures: Winter Garden, all-over flowers in cool shades, warmed with a touch of red.
The roots of Altea lie deep in the elegance of late nineteenth century Milan, in the area between Via Verri and Via Montenapoleone, which later became one of the most important arteries in the geography of international fashion.
Cabo Blanco and Cartagena: two exotic locations in South Africa that inspired both literature noble prizes and the Piacenza Cashmere spring-summer collection 2018 showcased at the 26th edition of Milano Unica.
The 26th edition of Milano Unica, Italian Textiles and Accessories Trade Show, which was held at Fiera Milano Rho from 6 to 8 February, not only registered a significant uptick in exhibitors (+14%), but also a corresponding rise in the companies visiting the fair, a total of 5,949. In particular, foreign companies increased by 10%. This result, especially in the February edition, featuring materials for the Spring/Summer collections, rewards the courageous and innovative decisions made under the helm of Ercole Botto Poala. Decisions that led to a fond remembrance of the contribution made by Silvio Albini, past President of the trade show and recently deceased.
The Inaugural Ceremony, which began with a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Silvio Albini by President Ercole Botto Poala, presented the public with an interesting overview of prospects and opportunities for the Italian textiles sector in the near future.
It’s hard to believe that certain patterns can fall "out of style," but then again, argyle isn’t exactly popular these days. The same fate befell windowpane check until very recently, and now the pattern’s back with a vengeance. Taking its name from the window-like wide square plaid pattern, it’s formed by two perpendicular pinstripes.
A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.
Conceived, organized and driven by entrepreneurs, Milano Unica offers international visibility to the world of textiles in a highly qualified context, in line with the quality of its products.
The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.
'Processing my Realities.' This is the overarching trend theme at the latest edition of MUNICH FABRIC START. It impressively reflects the power of those interactions which seem so violent at present within the textile and fashion industry. The clash between online and analogue, between Industry 4.0 and skilled craftsmanship, between the virtual and the existent. And between Man + Machine, the concept theme of the BLUEZONE.
Portability is the key word for Belvest: garments designed for everyday life, relaxation and sports, as well as for business travel and work in the global world. A new concept of tailoring, combining the highest quality and formal essentiality of models with awesome fabrics: pure cotton fil coupe patchwork, wool-hemp in “thick&thin” textures, intense and snappy mohair, micro-printed linen-wool-silk, and pure wool in light filtered shades, slightly blurred.
The Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection celebrates the spirit of the season with escapism, positivity, romance and freedom. Traditional wardrobe transitions into summer with graphic detailing, contrasting texture and effortless silhouettes that suggests an ease of the Stella man.
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.
Stuttgart – between November 30 and December 1, one of the most important conventions for the European technical textile industry took place in Stuttgart. The Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf-International Textile Conference brought together 600 professionals from 28 countries, across four continents from the textile, textilemachinery and various user-industries. Economy and research experts reported on research results and marketable textile innovations concerning high performance fibers, fiber composites and medical textiles.
With over 60 years of manufacturing experience, Arville built a business with a solid foundation that meets the needs of their customers. They remain customer-focused, and will continue to invest in order to offer the best level of service and technical expertise possible for their customers.
Charles Schofield - Founder, Chief Designer Fibrescan has been designing and manufacturing automated inspection equipment for the narrow fabric industry. Getting automated textile inspection right is difficult let no one tell you otherwise, getting it right and on budget is even tougher. That's why at Fibrescan they do inspection machines and only inspection machines, this is not an add-on product to our portfolio this is our core activity.
Portability is the key word for Belvest: garments designed for everyday life, relaxation and sports, as well as for business travel and work in the global world. A new concept of tailoring, combining the highest quality and formal essentiality of models with awesome fabrics: pure cotton fil coupe patchwork, wool-hemp in “thick&thin” textures, intense and snappy mohair, micro-printed linen-wool-silk, and pure wool in light filtered shades, slightly blurred.
The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.
The Luciano Barbera Fall/Winter 2017 Collection came to life amongst the Italian Mountains. Blending Italian allure and rugged, cool-weather style, the luxurious pieces amongst the collection complemented the awe-inspiring mountain range.
The route to the 26th edition of Milano Unica has begun with the presentation of the S/S 2019 trends at the Teatro Vetra in Milan. The three themes that inspire the international global trends focus on three elements that are essential to our life on the planet - Water, Air and Earth - and its payoff is projected towards the future: «Milano Unica: Save the Planet»
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label for highlighting consumer products and semi-finished products at all levels of the textile chain that are made from materials tested for harmful substances and that have been manufactured by using environmentally friendly processes and under safe and socially responsible working conditions.
GOTS is comprised of four reputed member organisations, namely OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute to the GOTS, together with further international stakeholder organizations and experts, their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing.
Made in Vicenza assists companies from Vicenza in the internationalization process. Founded in 1989, this structure is at the service of entrepreneurs and of all member companies of the Chamber of Commerce of Vicenza as well as to the entire territorial economic system. Made in Vicenza works in close synergy with the different Associations, Credit Institutions and all those dealing with the internationalization process in Vicenza and Province.
For one of the most British of brands, Gieves & Hawkes’ Autumn/Winter collection marks a return to its roots, a shift away from the Continent. ‘Britishness is hard to capture, and easy to get wrong, but it’s also unique in its eccentricity and fun,’ says the company’s senior designer, Edward Finney. ‘You don’t get fun in any other nation’s sense of dress.
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.
As a close-to-market research organisation, the TITV Greiz is your partner for research, development, service, consulting, testing and professional training along the textile value chain.
The biggest trend in menswear right now is about the perfect staple pieces, as proven by the H&M Edition autumn 17 collection. It’s the second season from H&M’s new premium menswear line of timeless pieces, building on its core belief that it’s the precise details that count. The campaign features the American artist Aaron Bobrow, a young creative who typifies the H&M Edition world. Following its online debut in March, H&M Edition will now also be available in all H&M stores that carry the men’s Trend concept, from October 19.
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) will roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities as part of the Made It campaign, with the support of Marks and Spencer.
Full colour statements, innovative finishes, an abundance of ideas and beautiful manufactured details bring an overload of exciting textile messages from the British mills this season.
A two-level evolution for Marchi & Fildi, who will attend Premiere Vision’s September edition with a strategic positioning and a broader offer, always striving for smart excellence.
British Exhibitors at Premiere Vision Paris (Designs) presented their design concepts for 2018/2019. Below you can find a brief presentation of each of them:
Already for the third time now the HIGHTEX AWARD was presented as an exclusive innovation prize at MUNICH FABRIC START. Specially designed on the basis of the latest technological material and process innovations in modern 3D production by VOJD Studios Berlin.
Intelligent textiles of any kind have to be assembled during the final production step. This means that the individual components have to be combined into a final product (e. g. a piece of clothing) using a joining technology. Here traditionally a sewing machine is used. Usually intelligent textiles (in leisure, sports outdoor, protective clothing) are also technical textiles; in this case assembly by ultrasonic is a modern future-oriented and economical alternative to sewing. PFAFF Industrial has been dealing with this technology for more than 25 years.
Scabal champions great style and great talent, which is exactly why they sponsor the bespoke tailoring programme at the London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF).
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection marked the 50th anniversary of Cerruti and its relaunch. We know that Nino Cerruti, is one of the best dressed men in fashion so his brand is well known in using luxury fabrics and clear silhouettes in the collections. When he launched the brand back in 1967, he chose to name it after his grandfather’s textile mill, founded in Biella, Italy, in 1881 - Lanificio Fratelli Cerriti - which he still oversees.
The new Loro Piana corporate textile campaign was launched in occasion of the Milano Unica textile fair (11-13 July at the Fiera Milano - Rho) and it is dedicated to the iconic Tasmanian® fabric.
Lanificio Zignone Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection - 100% Made in Italy fabric inspired by dynamic business travellers
Lanificio Zignone, the dynamic, historical, family-run textile company in Strona (Biella), presented Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection at the 25th edition of Milano Unica (from 11 to 13 July at the Fiera Milano - Rho). The highlights in the collection are the original stretch fabrics, characterised by contemporary elegance united with excellent performance for the business traveller.
From 40s to 80s Mr Luciano maintained his trade specialized in fabrics mainly from the Biella area with MANIFATTURA L. ZANONE but, in 1975, he also founded his own small production of fabrics calling the new company LANIFICIO SUBALPINO
Animals and insects inspired the new collection of fabrics Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Vitale Barberis Canonico
While visiting the XXVth edition of Milano Unica at Rho Fiera from 11th – 13th July 2017 I was impressed by the new Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabric collection of the Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, managed by the same family for more than 350 years. The collection is divided into the three ranges: Classic; Vintage; and Earth, Wind & Fire. The dominant factor? A return to the original winter fabrics predominantly in weightier pure wool.
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.
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The Menswear Design Course will allow students to develop the sense of taste that is needed to design clothes for men. Milan is famous for its best Menswear Collection. Learn how this city leads the worlds mens collection through research and designing based on real clothes for men. The objective is the development of the creative talent of young people who plan to become professional fashion designers, widening their abilities through research and attentive observation for the creation of an innovative and individual fashion collection.
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade for 2015-2016. It includes trade trends by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trading partners.
Italy and its beauty is at the heart of Milano Unica, the trade show ‘by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’, that leverages on the excellence of Made-in-Italy production.
Fusing tailored men’s wear with oversized ripped torsos the line depicts an interesting dichotomy between couture and street - the main idea in Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
For the most important national fashion and lifestyle event, the company from Tuscany - world leader in the manufacturing of high-end creative yarns for knitwear with unique products – has once again renewed its inexhaustible research vocation, which has always been its hallmark. On June 28th, at Sala Riunioni Area Monumentale (1st floor), Filpucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the press conference: “Fifty years of Filpucci - History tells the future”, with talks by Raffaello Napoleone, Managing Director of Pitti Immagine, Leandro Gualtieri, Filpucci President and founder, and Federico Gualtieri, Filpucci Vice President.
The trade show will feature several moments dedicated to various aspects of the world of fashion: from high end production - with the presence, for the second edition within Milano Unica, of Origin Passion and Beliefs - to the international dialogue with the traditional Japan Observatory and Korea Observatory, from the new entries like the textile designers to fashion press, trend books and models, the desks dedicated to the students of Polimi and comON, the designers of The Fabric Program (in collaboration with CFDA, the US Chamber of Fashion) making their selections, to Vintage.
Starting from next September, the fashion shows in Milan will be held concurrently with the Women’s Fashion Week. This was confirmed by Ivan Scalfarotto, Deputy Secretary at the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry that, together with ICE Agency, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, has provided unfailing support to Milano Unica and the entire fashion supply chain.
Milano Unica will take place from 11 to 13 July at Rho Fiera Milan. Read about all the trends and events at the exhibition.
Kufner is a fully integrated company with a 150year old tradition located in Munich, Germany. Its 520 staff in four production sites on two continents produce about 150 million meters each year. The vertical integration includes production stages weaving, knitting, finishing and coating as well as production of thermo-bonded nonwovens and warp production.
From June 10-20, in via Montenapoleone, a photography exhibition, devoted to fair play and the modern man, creates a Milan-Florence axis that reinforces at an international level the pre-eminence of Italian Men’s Fashion Week. Focus of the first exhibition: the jacket.
A year ago, the PREMIERE VISION group inaugurated BLOSSOM PREMI?RE VISION , a biannual trade show dedicated to first collections and designed for creative, luxury and high-end fashion brands. Last December, the success of the show's second edition confirmed the coherency and effectiveness of its underlying concept.
“Although we had extra personnel on our exhibition stand, visitors still had to queue on occasions. For us, the fair was fantastic”, said Dr Jan Zimmermann of Techtextil exhibitor Forster Rohner from Switzerland. Many of the 1,789 exhibitors of Techtextil and Texprocess had similar experiences. Over 47,500 visitors (an increase of around 14 percent, 2015: 41,826) from 114 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 9 to 12 May, to discover the most innovative products in the field of technical textiles and the latest processing technologies.
With 312 exhibitors from 36 countries (2015: 273 from 33 countries) and a growth rate of 14 %, Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017) launches its biggest event ever. Held in parallel to Techtextil, Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials in Frankfurt am Main, will showcase, for the fourth time, all the stages of the value creation train in the textile industry, including design technologies, IT, the various processes and procedures for cutting, sewing, seaming, embroidering and knitting, as well as technologies for finishing, textile printing and logistics. And Texprocess will be offering additional stimulus for the sector with the first ever Digital Textile Micro Factory.
Beam me up, Scotty: a large amount of material has to be transported for a journey into space – and technical textiles account for a large proportion of them. Examples of the parts and products in which they are to be found will be on show at the ‘Living in Space’ exhibition during this year’s Techtextil und Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017), which has been organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Jacky Damwani, founder of Suit & Me brand, grew up in the world of fashion. His career began in his early teens in India, where he worked in a textile company in sales department. BA Graduate had a passion in fashion and fabric designing than joined Silk and Art Silk Mills Institute Of Research Association, one of the finest institutes in India where he obtained his DTCDT diploma in textile colour & design technology & diploma in fashion designing.
Burberry premiered its February 2017 collection for men and women tonight, at its Makers House show venue in London. Models including Burberry’s latest campaign cast Amber Witcomb, Elfie Reigate, Ella King, Myles Dominique, Nora Attal and Tom Fool previewed the looks on the runway, which was interspersed with bronze sculptures by Henry Moore, the iconic British artist that inspired the collection.
This season, Giorgio Armani is working on classics, evolving codes to define an idea of elegance tuned-in to the present, but rich with heritage. Texture and silhouette are the key elements of Giorgio Armani’s research: the body, with its individual, unique beauty, is enhanced by the clothes of the new collection.
Texprocess is the new leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. It takes place parallel to Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, in Frankfurt am Main. The conceptual partner of Texprocess is the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
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.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 men’s Hybrids capsule collection declares that the future is now! Fashioned from an innovative use of technical textiles and unconventional material mash-ups, the collection offers a glimpse into a brave new world where sport and luxe synthesize into chromatic, bold entities. An astral clan of sneakers, city shoes and sandals—the Hybrids offer a style for every dimension.
With the France Japan Innovation Year coming to an end, a delegation of French companies from the textile sector will be in Japan from 5 to 8 December 2016. They will take part in the Great France- Japan Innovation Forum held by the Embassy of France in Japan.
Hopsack is one of go-to fabrics in the Spring and Summer. It’s not technically a fabric, it’s a method of weaving a fabric (most often a lightweight wool). The “basket weave” texture, which comes in many different gages, creates a very unique feel to a tailored garment. Think of it like a Spring/Summer alternative to flannel or tweed.
Hickey Freeman is a manufacturer of suits for men and boys, based in Rochester, New York, US, founded in 1899. The Hartmarx Corporation bought the company in 1964. In August 2009 India's leading textile and apparel company, SKNL, bought Hartmarx in bankruptcy proceedings. In 2012, Authentic Brands Group, LLC (ABG) finalized, its acquisition of the HMX Group, which includes the Hickey Freeman brand. In 2013, Grano Retail Investments Inc. acquired the Hickey Freeman assets including the factory in Rochester, NY.
This season, American designer Brett Johnson, founder and creative director of his eponymous brand, BRETT JOHNSON, explores the off-duty sartorial preferences of the world’s most iconic men in design and business. Professionally, these men are internationally renowned fixtures on the global, economic stage. Privately, these are modest individuals who prefer the seclusion of an isolated hideaway often lost in the wilds of the American West and always far away from the cacophony of their professional lives.
We are going to present you the fairs that are coming during the next year. You will see the dates, the places and a brief description of the fair so you could choose which of them to visit. We will separate the fairs in two groups - Menswear Trade Fairs and Textile Trade Fairs.
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.
The Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection combined the best of rebellious British punk and Victorian symbology for a rebel cry of irreverence! The Libertine girl is an androgynous retro-futurist who is effortlessly chic-as-hell in shocking high-octane clashes of color and texture.
September 13th, 12.30 pm, the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Première Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 6 prizes of the 8th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Sustainability is an increasingly distinctive and unavoidable value for the fashion industry as a whole. Miroglio Textile gave concrete form to their ethical commitment by implementing cutting-edge printing technologies that reduce the use of water from a minimum of 50% on natural fibers (from an LCA study validated by ICEA) up to 100% in sublimation printing.
FASHION WORLD TOKYO is Japan’s largest fashion trade show and held twice a year in April and November. The show gathers all kinds of fashion wear, bags, shoes, fashion accessories, fashion jewellery, men’s fashion, textile and OEM/ODM products from around the world. With 850* exhibitors & 28,000* visitors, the next FASHION WORLD TOKYO [2016 NOVEMBER 7th to 9th ] provides the fashion industry with abundant opportunities to expand their business in Japan & Asia.
If you are planning to begin an apparel startup, you should have in mind that there is a set of fundamental fashion law issues, which you must consider...
The 'New Beginning' of the 23rd edition of Milano Unica starts from the principle of offering a new dimension of service, creativity and excellence of the proposals put on display, with a view to accompanying visitors through the values of quality and authenticity that characterize Made-in-Italy production.
'For this project I looked at textures within decaying buildings such as peeling paint, crumbling plaster, lichen and so on. I wanted a soft yet textured feel to the cloth, so hand-dyed Merino wool combined with some textured yarns in different weights was perfect for this'.
The show was a rendition of classic Sander staples, almost archetypal—boxy workwear-inspired blousons, unstructured cotton suits with controlled volumes, dusters of ample near billowy proportions. It looked pared down and practical, a modular wardrobe for the modern zeitgeist. Fabrics were light yet textured; the color palette spanned from luminous hues—pale blues and grays, delicate greens—to sun-bleached, ombré effects that gave an almost “foggy” patina to part of the lineup.
Strategic developments, structural changes, a reorganised offer... next 13-15 September, Première Vision Paris will seek to further promote and coordinate the complementary offer of its 6 shows within one homogenous, coherent and efficient event. This reflects a continuity with prior editions, which saw synergies and transversality strengthened between the show's many activity sectors and know-hows.
In the first two weeks you will have the chance to be part of the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto for ten days in which you will experience the most advanced outcomes in the field of art-sustainability-fashion. You will be taken on a journey through the magic of creating clothing from top Italian fabrics, visiting factories and working with the most exclusive fabric producers in the world, and the most trustworthy agency for sustainability in the textile industry. In the second half, in Florence, you will be able to transform this creation into a portfolio, with element of styling and communication.
'Hemingway wrote, 'If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.' With this Collection, I bring that feast to you'.
Collections from 352 exhibitors, a trend area, the unique Première Vision color range, along with numerous seminars, fashion exhibitions and special creative collaborations... this July 19-20, the show brings the freshest resources and newest vibes for Fall-Winter 17/18 to New York!
"The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the type of products we can create and also the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products", says Linnéa Nilsson at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, whose thesis studied the relationship between textile design and product design.
The market leader for ironing technology is displaying its products to trade professionals at the TEXCARE trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, which takes place every four years. From 11 to 15 June 2016, there will be a lot to explore on the 250-square metre-area in Hall 9, booths C30 and D40.
The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories
The exhibitor recruitment campaign for the second edition of PRIMA MU was terminated with success: the show will include 121 Italian and foreign exhibitors. The first edition featured 66 Italian exhibitors and was visited by 1,580 highly qualified operators from 706 companies.
CEMATEX (Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles / The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is an organisation comprising 9 national European textile machinery associations in the free market economy.
CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that it has awarded a contract to a new company, ITMA Services, to organize its ITMA 2019 show.
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.
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.
FOLKNETIKA is a 10-minute everyday team building - aerobics at the work place - a dance, based on the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo (traditional folklore dance) - without choreography or stage attire, without learning complicated steps from the authentic dances - just pure joy of dancing.
Isolated and hostage to his flights of fancy, James juxtaposed the fantastical forms of his extraordinary art collection with his stunningly natural new-found surroundings to create what he called his Surrealist Xanadu.
Filatura C4: Re.Verso™ partner of excellence for smart wool yarns for contract and woven fabrics for fashion, is now presenting at Filo its exclusive A/W 2017/2018 “Thanks to a shared philosophy and dedication to sustainable manufacturing and business, both companies have collaborated, with the support of C.L.A.S.S., to present a new dimension in eco-smart re-engineered wool based yarns, signed Re.Verso™ by Filatura C4, now especially targeted for the contract market” declared Alessio Catani, Managing Director of Filatura C4.
Beautiful and responsible, but now a smarter yarn with a truly amazing fashion-savvy colour range for you to choose from. It is ECOTEC® by Marchi & Fildi, the first smart cotton, made in Italy from an exclusive, totally traceable and certified manufacturing process that turns 100% pre-dyed cotton textile clippings into these colourful ECOTEC® yarns. This process means we can enjoy huge savings in terms of water, CO2 and energy as attested by the LCA study conducted by ICEA: this confirms improvements up to 56,3% for greenhouse gases, up to 56,6% in energy consumption and up to 77,9% in terms of water usage!
For Spring-Summer 2017 the focus of British mills is on boldness, invention and audacity, built on strong foundations of integrity, quality and respect for the production environment of textiles. UK mills continue to invest in advanced technologies for sustainable and transparent manufacture.
Available in two thicknesses and ranging from casual to formal, Nishiyama Silk’s distinctive stripes work beautifully for both men’s and women’s fashions, and pair easily with the company’s wide range of solid hues. With every season, the company introduces several new options to their ever-evolving collection, and custom textiles can also be created upon request.
At the last Premiere Vision in September ‘15, Asahi Kasei launched the ROICA™ Colour Perfect and the ROICA™ Eco-Smart families of advanced stretch materials to great acclaim. Since then, demand at a commercial level has redefined the stretch market with ROICA™ as the NEW STANDARD in terms of unique colour technologies and also in responsible innovation.
Creating a fair that breathes in synch with the urban environment means generating a series of flows, triggering a virtuous network of influences, offering a wider audience the opportunity to approach luxury in its truest form. But it also means, for the operators, looking at reality and let themselves be inspired by it. Fashion is not locked in an ivory tower: it makes sense when it looks at reality to rewrite it and imagine a new one.
Modern American menswear hasn’t been this exciting since the 1960s, when Savile Row, Carnaby Street, the British Invasion, and the peacock revolution took the United States by storm. This is why I decided to bring the Joseph Abboud collection back to the runway for the first time in 15 years.
Innovation, sustainability and creativity. These are the three key words that define Gruppocinque’s pledge to the future. And behind this project is Lorella Paulotto, the recently appointed CEO, and original partner and co-founder since its foundation in 1996.
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.
Beautiful and responsible, but now a smarter yarn with a truly amazing fashion-savvy colour range for you to choose from. It is ECOTEC® by Marchi & Fildi, the first smart cotton, made in Italy from an exclusive, totally traceable and certified manufacturing process that turns 100% pre-dyed cotton textile clippings into these colourful ECOTEC® yarns.
A natural textile made with woven leaves, high-tech designs and the Greenpeace Detox commitment. Lanfranchi Spa new positioning marks a step forward in combining the power of creativity and the innovation DNA with a responsible mission for the future.
For its 32nd edition taking place this January 19th and 20th, Première Vision New York marks a new stage in its evolution. Already known for its premium offer of fabrics, accessories and textile designs, the show now broadens to include leather and manufacturing. The event, already the North American market leader, thus becomes a unique destination for buyers to develop collections, now bringing five activity sectors together under one roof.
From its conception, over 170 years ago, Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with the finest cloth. In 1836 Stephen George Holland & Frederick Sherry began the business as woollen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specialising in both woollen and silk cloths.
Worsted cloth has been manufactured in and around the valleys of Bradford and Huddersfield, Yorkshire for hundreds of years. Weavers and finishers were attracted to the area by the abundant supply of soft water from the Pennine hills for power and to use as part of the finishing process of cloth.
The EU-funded TAILORFIT project is developing cost-efficient software and automated material cutting technologies that will enable fashion houses from Italy and abroad to offer personalised, made to measure menswear quickly and at competitive prices. ‘All fashion houses that manufacture menswear are focused on providing made to measure products to their customers,’ explains project coordinator Mirko Zilli, CEO of Crea Solution. ‘This market is lucrative, but at the same time also increases in-house costs.’
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., celebrated its global brand ambassadorship with iconic tennis star Rafael Nadal at a pop-up tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Breuninger flagship store on November 10, 2015.
The global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the world's most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies.
World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.
Ann Demeulemeester is a fashion house established in 1985 and based in Antwerp, Belgium. Renowned for a poetic balance of shadow and light, the collections for women and men evoke a serene and romantic universe nuanced with a rock spirit. Masculine and feminine elements are woven throughout each collection, as signature silhouettes fuse languid tailoring in noble fabrics with sensual asymmetries and the twist of sheer and opaque textiles. Entwined with classicism and the radical touch of music and contemporary art, each design captures strength and sensitivity in equal parts.
'Climate variations are the starting point of Fall-Winter 2016/2017 for Première Vision Yarns.Wooly, hairy and mohair yarns blur visuals. Checks and stripes melt into textures, creating misty aspects. Chines are delicately colored, throwns are worked in semitones and visuals will be softly blurry. Knits and weaves resemble powdery snow. Fall-Winter yarns and fibers make cozy airy handles possible. The feeling is silent and protective, and aspects subtly vibrant'.
Tradition, heritage, experience and visually overwhelming and stunning imagery that Ekaterina comes across, form the basis for all her collections. Spring/Summer 2016 sees Ekaterina on her journey exploring folk inspired prints and patterns, which are reinterpreted in a way that is distinctive, authentic, true to her brand DNA and vision.
We continue our overview of the top fashion trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Première Vision Paris, with the key Coats fabrics...
Last year, and the year before that, it was all about the top knot, the huge bun and all about the bun. But this time, it's all about the half bun. So it is a messy bun and you could made it if your hair is oily. You are going to see how to restore your hair and get this really nice look.
Daring Grace, A Season of pure elegance, With soft yet brave geometry, Like a cactus which thrives and flowers
Designer Esther Noriega presents TEMPO - Spring Summer 2016 Collection, inspired by the Muses of Music
TEMPO is a collection in movement markedly feminine, a collection that confronts adagio with allegro. A slow tempo, sensual, pulsating, a lively tempo, energetic and cheerful. The nuance of the collection pumps up the volume, without fanfare, piano or forte, and hence the woman moves to the beat of a fashion sonata. The melody is executed with defined and resounding fashion trends, merging with a cut that recreates the classicism of couture and results in a defined style that harmonizes femininity and defines the aesthetic dialogue of the designer from Valladolid, Esther Noriega.
Re.Verso™ is the first and only platform for re-engineering wool and cashmere materials for fashion. It was created and developed in Italy by a group of companies who lead the way in this field, who now, after only one year can boast some great achievements in the short time since its launch, at Première Vision last year where the inaugural Re.Verso™ collection of fashion fabrics was presented by A. Stelloni by Mapel.
GruppoCinque presents its new collections for the Fall/Winter 2016/17 season during Premiere Vision Paris
The new GruppoCinque collection for the fall/winter 2016/2017 season offers creations with a strong emotional impact, confirming the DNA of an innovative reality and projecting the company into a new level of being contemporary.
When the line is completed, and the engineer glides to and fro along it in the private car that is his second home, he is doubtless an object of envy to many. But it can be taken for granted that he has deserved every square inch of this luxury, and is still earning it!
On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collection at Mus?e du quai Branly. Tokyo and Mexico, two cities full of life where nature collides with the urban on every street corner, form the inspiration for the collection. This season, the man is an urban animal for whom the city is a colorful second nature, interacting with the rest of the world. This collection will appear in shops in early December 2015.
he Ninetyfive family of yarns expands in the name of sustainable-cashmere knitwear. Now there are two sources of these “double life” yarns with an eco-friendly message. They are among the finest yarns by Filpucci, a company which combines its textile research expertise with a passion for exploring new sustainable alternatives.
Come to our booth in Hall 5R 91 and see, touch and feel newness in the Cupro and ROICA™ designed for The Modern Wardrobe where everything can now work perfectly, beautifully and smarter for you. From foundations to tailoring and jersey separates, or occasion wear, active sportswear and hosiery and accessories… today, all are crafted and designed exactly to suit the modern consumer. And here, more than ever, Cupro is pivotal in delivering these amazing fabrics.
Last week in New York during Première Vision Gruppocinque launched it’s A/W 2016-2017 Newlife ™ based collection. It consists of two lines – mainline and a new, super-slick, genderless technical concept called Swing. Just to remind, Gruppocinque is first Italian producer of Newlife™ - textile, produced from plastic bottles without using any chemicals.
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.
Trompe l’œil marble veining on the body like tattoos. New space-dyed patterns in wide, uneven and blurred bands like television static. Coloured metallic inlaid within the graphic patter of wood and marble. The alluring marquetry of cuts, patterns and textures. Graphics of the materials from postmodern interior design, like works by Richard Artschwager.
'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.'
Last week I met the fashion designer Chloé Henris from Belgium. She studies in Helmo in Liège (Belgium), but this year she came in Bulgaria on an Erasmus project in Varna free university.
Tanya Ivanova is a Bulgarian painter. She paints made-to-order scarves of satin silk.
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.
Mary Katrantzou's first Pre-Fall 15 collection is a celebration of classic heritage textiles that have stood through time, forming motifs that we have adorned for decades. Injecting her signature play on perception and discovery, emblems are unearthed from her archive collections to rework and re-imagine the 19th century patterns with the use of her own heritage prints.