Italian artist Daniele Davitti has just joined the Whitehouse Institute of Design's team and he's going to be a host of a FREE illustration workshop held at the Institute's Sydney and Melbourne Campuses.
Interview with Charlie Baker-Collingwood, the creator of Henry Herbert Tailors.
Lanieri is the first custom made-to-measure menswear Made in Italy. The company is among the Top 20 European made-to-measure men's suit brands. To help customers find inspiration for their own garments, Lanieri launches seasonal ranges of tailored suits, ready for customization.
American designer Tom Ford continues to blend his new penchant for casual and formal styles. The spring-summer 2016 menswear collection delivers a strong lineup of trim, tailored suiting.
'This collection, combining traditional French, foreign, aristocratic and military influences into a new, modern urban style, celebrates that inspiring tradition of openness and adaptation. Scottish tartans, French Jacquards and Japanese wools are used for a variety of riffs on classic fraks, relaxed streetwear and cuirassier uniforms.'
DAKS menswear collection took Milan Fashion Week once again as its main stage, for the Fall Winter 2016 season Creative Director Filippo Scuffi honored the label’s London heritage.
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.
The ultimate proposal in fashionforward luxury menswear, the new Couture collection emits sartorial finesse and a sense of nonchalant elegance epitomized by Stefano Pilati, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Head of Design, with his trademark styling details and pioneering aesthetic codes.
Colourful birds and delicate vegetation create unique patterns on formalwear and casual looks for the eccentric gentleman.
ShoShown at London Collections: Men, the Casely-Hayford's lineup takes heavy cues from military uniforms.wn at London Collections: Men, the lineup takes heavy cues from military uniforms
As of early January 2016, Pitti Immagine is expanding its field of action and investing even more tangibly in its role as a promoter of young talents in contemporary fashion. It has set up a new Tutorship Management Team, dedicated exclusively to helping, accompanying and managing designers in their business and professional careers.
It blurs the lines between town and country; simplicity and sophistication. Drawing inspiration from the architectural principles of Le Corbusier, the new Spring-Summer Collection from Berluti brings a new, more relaxed, elegance to classical male elegance.
'Pictures of young African heavy metal loving men named the Botswana Renegades by photographer Franck Marshall, Morrocan colors and reptiles or festive Berlin 'club-kids' spirits were among the many influences of this Freedom themed collection'.
For Fall/Winter 2016, Canali presents a collection that is an exercise in equilibrium, one in which contrasts take center stage. Luxurious and studied elements come together for a seemingly minimalist look as shapes, materials and colors are combined in unique and purposeful ways.
To commemorate Hackett's five year partnership with the prestigious EE British Academy Awards, they are proud to bring to you the Hackett ‘Five Golden Years’ Collection.
Reinterpreting timeless western styles, Marras placed it in a playful and fashion-friendly realm. A hodgepodge of prints and patterns referenced a southwestern motif. Old western symbols such as the apron or overalls were brought forth in trendy plaids. Denim and leather juxtaposed with fur decorated jackets as well as oversize knitwear. The outlaw was also allowed his opportunity to shine with modern rifts on the leather biker jacket and dangerously sharp suiting.
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.
The design of the Danish Fashion house SAND is driven by passion, creativity and innovation. What started in the 80 ́s, until today grew into an international fashion brand. Cool Scandinavian silhouettes combined with southern European charm to maintain its provocative, sophisticated focus – SAND creates clothes for the way world citizens think, work and live.
Like the 24-hour cycle of a day, the collection opened and closed with darkness. The opener was a high-hemmed jacket and wide straight pants in rugged, almost-black blue cotton above a black knit accented by another knit—this one raspberry—both hemmed with irregular castellations of moth eaten-ness. At collection’s end, a cluster of black looks were elevated both in fabrication and decoration—they included an all-black Hendrix-flavored hussar’s jacket—but they were still black.
“The idea of ‘the hybrid’ is intrinsic to the collection,” says Kris Van Assche. “Today, people don’t just fit into one box, they fit into many and all at once. There might be an idea of the New Wave or Skate that somebody has grown up with, but it is what those things and people have grown into now that matters. Traces of memory and tradition can still exist, but these happen without nostalgia: this is the hybridisation of now.”
Taking from the unforgettable milestone of the Eighties’ success, Manuel Ritz renewed itself and its passion for fashion, clothing and creative soul, thanks to the acquisition by the company ManifatturaPaolonione of the biggest and fast growing fashion company in Italy with a turnover of more then 60 million € and more then 500 employees.
Marian Manciu is a blogger, personal and fashion stylist, image consultant, based in Italy. He has an interesting dressing style and is an example of a stylish gentleman.
Following the constant research at their own woolmill for the most prestigious fabrics and the most precious materials, Kiton launches the first 12.8 micron wool, proposed in 20 different colors. Throughout the years they have meticulously capitalized the very small quantities of this thread available in the world and succeeded in producing a small number of pieces.
For his men's collection for the upcoming hot season, Italian designer Christian Pellizzari took inspiration from the 18th century Oriental porcelain sets, considered the ultimate luxury items in Italy at this time.
'As menswear design gets increasingly more exciting each season, the Spring-Summer 2016 runways were full of inspiration. From London and Milan to Paris, new developments included plays on minimal design and Eastern influences, as masculine looks were balanced with a delicate femininity'.
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.
Their crisp, singularly elegant Shantung silk evening suits are now online and in-store on Savile Row.
As I've previously reported, London College of Fashion's annual MA Womenswear catwalk show will be held on February 18, 2016. So, let's spend a few minutes to know better these ten talented young designers, who are going to show their works during the event...
The show, which is part of LCF's MA16 graduate season, will feature collections by ten graduates from the MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear course - Pelin Isildak, Lauren Lake, Yiru Sui, Alexandru Tunsu, Zhixian Wang, Ning Xu, Ywaen Qian, Kirim Yun, Desiree Slabik and Ysabel Lee.
Adventure as a self examination. An on the road journey to discover and to share. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli undertake an aesthetic exploration of empirical authenticity for the new Valentino Men’s Collection. Protagonists are individuals on a quest of self-discovery, that use books as a guide and stimulus to abandon dogmas and beliefs, combined in an eclectic nucleus, filled with nuance.
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.
Tiger of Sweden shows contemporary tailoring at its very best with inspiration of old Sweden craftsmanship and the moody winters of Dalarna, a region in northern Sweden. All to the sound of a crooner voice of old romantic melancholy.
This year's MA season showcases the wealth and diversity of postgraduate student talent. The #LCFMA16 exhibition reveals visions and pieces from the next generation of fashion designers, artists, business professionals and media makers.
'We looked within this city /New York City/ we love and found details, experiences and monuments that molded our collection. The Brooklyn bridge was one of those monuments. A bridge crosses and expanse of water and is ultimately about connection. The Fall collection is about bringing these experiences to life through a rich Nautical filter'.
The fashion business is slower in accepting of marketing techniques in comparison with other businesses. For long years fashion manufacturers were interested in what is economical and easy to be produced. Manufacturers showed too little interest in customers' demand, but it's no longer this way - the marketing process is fundamental in fashion business.
Krammer & Stoudt once again proved our statement: The black suit is not in fashion and the dandy style makes men more attractive.
It was in 1894 that Simeon Simpson set up a business as a bespoke tailor in Middlesex Street in London when he was only 16 years old. Being at the centre of the garment trade, Middlesex Street was better known by its nickname “Petticoat Lane”.
'I've always kind of been inspired by the colors of ship containers. When you think about the process of shipping and receiving goods, and when you see that people now turn them into homes, it started making sense. We made the lining of jackets with a pulled back photo of containers, and that was the starting point for the color palette. I wanted it to be seasonless, a bit lighter and softer'.
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.
The Italian fashion house Brioni presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection - unique with the new concept of the men's suit. We all knew, that the black suit is no more the best outfit. Nowadays, it is more interesting and eye catching when a man is dressed in different suit - unusual colour, fit and fabrics.
For Autumn/Winter 2016 Paul Smith embraces his past, exploring some of his design signatures including stripe, print and tailoring.
FRANKLIN EUGENE METAL is a menswear collection inspired by the durability, fortitude, endurance, and lustrous allure of metal. The range commences with silhouettes influenced by pewter and transitions to installations motivated by copper, silver, gold, titanium, and platinum.
Charles Darwin in 1859 gave us a theory of evolution, the science of natural selection, an argument for the ‘survival of the fittest’, and a story of how man triumphs. He was an avid explorer in his youth, travelling the world for field study, discovering and collecting specimens, making a Victorian enquiry into who we are. For Autumn/Winter 2016, the collection embraces the spirit of travel and a world newly open to exploration and the gathering of collectibles, but in the way of the McQueen tradition of flora, fauna and memento mori. This is a collection obsessed with the elegance that ‘survives’ the struggle for life.
PittimUomo with no doubt is one of the best stages for contemporary men's fashion in the world. You know about the Italian 'La dolce vita' lifestyle - well, the trade show is a place, where you could see it in action - elegant gentlemen who enjoy being interesting, stylish and eye-catching with their outfits. So, here are the five trends, that stood out during the event...
Richard James by Toby Lamp 'Chains + Cranes' Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection was presented in the UK earlier this month during the LC:M. The key inspiration for the Savile Row tailor's design and brand director were the London's docks in the 1930s.
Porsche Design Plans to Become Leading Premium Brand for Casual Elegance and Functionality in Men's Fashion. Casual yet elegant designs for the global business traveller. With its new Fall-Winter Fashion Collection, Porsche Design is focusing on the needs of the modern man.
'A warming palette comes through for Fall, rounded out with a play on edible colors and soothing, creamy skin tones. Ideal for textured surfaces and winter outerwear, the three Essential Colors add a dimension of comfort and richness to men's market products, from apparel to footwear and accessories'.
In the next winter collection Brooksfield lines up generation-less garments, designed to create a concept of relaxed elegance to everyone who wears them: father and son can share them because each contributes their own personalities to their outfits.
'Our MAN Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection is titled 'Be Specific' drawing inspiration from Vivienne's goal to save the climate, save the world and her fight against the criminal politicians. This campaign symbolizes Vivienne's recent campaign about Bankers, Giants (business), and Criminals (Politicians)'.
'The new universe of Versace - Fibre optic tracksuits, space-age metallic trenches, sleek tailoring and astrological prints. The Versace Fall/Winter 2016 man is a pioneer and his ambition is as big as the universe', says brand's statement.