Born and raised in Belgium, Tim Coppens graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998. He has worked with various luxury and sports-performance brands as Adidas and Ralph Lauren before founding his own label.
As you already know Parsons The New School for Design (New York) is one of the Top 30 Fashion schools in the USA. Its list of celebrity alumni includes: Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and many more. The latest news around Parsons are that it is going to open a new Making Center next Fall with 35,000-square-foot space on two floors of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC).
Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. After graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. Having worked for Yves Saint Laurent then Dior Homme, he started his own label KRISVANASSCHE in January 2005. He has also been the Artistic Director for Dior Homme since April 2007.
Today Scabal employs almost 600 staff worldwide. Over the years Scabal has evolved into a producer of top quality fabrics to the most prestigious tailors and textile businesses around the world and as a manufacturor of the finest suits, jackets and shirts for the most demanding men.
Walter Van Beirendonck studied at Fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. His first breakthrough was at British Designer Show in London in 1987 as part of ‘The Antwerp Six’.
McGregor Fashion Group BV, established in 1993, is a successful fashion house in the higher market segment.
While remaining faithful to the traditions of Neapolitan haute couture, the forms and proportions of the Kiton suit have undergone a makeover.
They sold our first line of men's shirts in the summer of 1989. Since then they have been inspired by countless references, which they absorb into our world. When Patrick named his first sportswear shirt after a small town in the United States, a true success story was created based on authentic American references. The “casual with a touch” was created with its nonchalant form and impeccable fabrics. Casual evolves into preciousness.
The fusion of tailoring and technological sportswear continues to serve as the grounding philosophy of Z Zegna for Autumn / Winter 2015. The brand ’s innovative new stance, which debuted in Spring Summer 2015, is reinforced by an intelligent new collection that builds upon the brand ’s sartorial heritage with a ‘Be Your Own Style’ frame of mind.
'Cold Method has a masculine image and appearance and a nonchalant urban look with a cool attitude. It represents a complete men's wardrobe for every occasion with a balance between casual and dressed. A classic tradition in a contemporary way'.
The Fall/Winter 2015 collection begins in 1950s Milan, creating an imaginary bridge between tradition and modernity along which craftsmanship and premium materials are interpreted in new forms and proportions. Silhouettes bring life to a well-defined and extremely contemporary elegance with particular attention to leisure: coats and jackets in pure cashmere are made with an exclusive “double” technique that results in an extraordinary lightness and luxury. Lines are prevalent throughout the collection, creating diverse motifs and prints: delicate chalk stripes, shaded varieties for a mélange effect or crisscrossed in checks of all different sizes.
Daily Paper is an Amsterdam-based menswear label, founded in 2010. It's founder is with African origin and has a passion for contemporary fashion. Brand's collections are affected by different African cultures, but interpreted in a modern way.
Every year, State of Art develops eight collections of sporty, contemporary, stylish and comfortable clothing for 'people with an active lifestyle'. The brand has show rooms in Antwerpen, Helsinki, Kopenhagen, Lichtenvoorde, Oslo and Stockholm, 32 brand stores, more than 1,000 official dealers, many shop-in-shop locations and an official webshop.
The Amsterdam-based label's team wants 'people to love their clothes and enjoy wearing them' and that's why they make 'great garments that suit every individual'. The brand offers classic and vintage styles, rich details, high quality and occupies the space between luxury and mid-priced menswear.
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
On Wall Street in New York, the Balmain x H&M collection made its global runway debut in front of a celebrity-packed audience. Kylie Jenner, Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung were among the guests to get an exclusive look at the glamourous, powerful and rich detailed collection designed by Olivier Rousteing. The collection will be available in around 250 stores worldwide, as well as online, starting November 5, 2015.
gsus sindustries is a Dutch fashion label, creating garments for men, women, boys and girls. It was founded in 1993 as 'an impulsive outsider, a rebel who cared little for status symbols and 'how things are done'.
This season, the dark green made its long waiting return. We can see the colour among the creations of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Gucci.
Style neither creates nor destroys, it renews. Consequently, following the success of Spring/Summer collection, Zinedine Zidane returns to present the most urban line in the MANGO Man Autumn/Winter collection. The French sports star proposes the must-haves for a winter in which Chesterfield coats combined with quilted jackets, knitted sweaters combines with parkas and warm fabrics blend with technological materials, producing a contemporary, casual all-purpose look.
Graduate Ximon Lee from Parsons School of Design, is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award. The special eight-piece collection for H&M, that Ximon envisions being worn by both men and women, celebrates his passion for structure, fabric and volume. The collection will be available in selected H&M stores, as well as online at hm.com, from 22nd October 2015.
Next men's fashion designer from The Netherlands, who we are going to introduce you, is Jonathan Christopher. Next to his own brand 'Jonathan Christopher Homme', the designer also freelances for other brands, including Karl (Karl Lagerfeld).
Jan Boelo Drenth (born 1988) is a Dutch fashion designer, creating wearable garments for both men and women. His signature style includes 'making the optimal of the existing techniques', knowing the 'how-made' of garments and mixing 'rock and gothic elements with sexy and original modern elements'.
Today, we continue our journey into the world of Dutch fashion. The next fashion designer, who we are going to present you is Bas Kosters - an independent designer and artist from Amsterdam, The Netherlands - and his Studio, established in 2005.
In 2014 Bas Kosters took a step back and went on a quest to find his own 'self'. 'Who am I, what am I about, and what do I want to do with that?'. The designer visualized and reflected on this search in his new collection. But 'PSOC' is also a reflection on the current state of the fashion world. The fashion scene is changing, just like the consumers' mentality is changing. The research resulted in this statement collection.
Francisco van Benthum is an Amsterdam-based menswear designer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1972 and began his career in the late 1990's. His vision included 'exploring and stretching the boundaries of traditional men's fashion and playing with its codes and restrictions'.
You can join the Graduate Exhibition and Parade at Whitehouse's Sydney campus on the 23rd and 24th of November 2015 and at their Melbourne campus on the 25th and 26th of November 2015. Institute's graduates will present their designs and collections on the Runway, supported by graduate students, alumni, friends, family and staff.
Richmart presented men's suits with Bulgarian embroidery with unique dancing show at Sofia Fashion Week 2015
During the third evening of Sofia Fashion Week 2015 (held September 17-19, 2015), Richmart - one of the most modern men's suit factories in Europe, which received the 2015 Overall Contribution to the fashion industry Award by Bulgarian Academy for Fashion - presented men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza).
Robbie Williams created the Farrell line as a tribute to his Grandfather, Jack Farrell - a notable dresser on the Stoke-on–Trent scene. The latest collection of Farrell takes inspiration from the past while remaining firmly rooted in the present, offering clean modern cuts in classic shapes.
And today, 130 tailors - each dedicated to performing a single step - use only scissors, thimbles, needles and thread to produce 50 entirely handmade jackets and suits per day, made of finest Scottish, English, Irish and Italian yarns, from the highest quality wools to the purest cashmeres. It takes 25 to 30 hours to make a suit and each of them has a little handcrafted details fine-tuned over the decades by Vincenzo Attolini
CH Carolina Herrera Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Men's collection offers: classic menswear looks mainly in navy blue, gray, green and camel, combined with practical handbags, leather gloves, stylish scarves and sport style shoes.
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!
Drawing references from military and the great outdoors, the utility trend fuses a masculine aesthetic with genuinely useful design detailing. This couldn’t be further from past interpretations of military – there are no silver buttons or embroidered epaulets – instead, look out for bomber jackets, overshirts with pocket detailing and workwear-style trousers.
For LOU DALTON, Spring/Summer 2016 is about defining the essentials of a man’s wardrobe: the lightweight blazer; the Harrington jacket; the striped knit; the utilitarian shirt; the tailored cargo pant. These are pieces that carry their heritage with them, from the origins and traditions of tailoring and functionality – the backbone of LOU DALTON - to the dress codes of the Casuals and the late 80s/early 90s rave scene.
After last season's dynamic debut, A Suit To Travel returned to LC:M as an evolved summer suit for SS16 that makes use of unlined and breathable cloth.
Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson presented his label's collection for the hot season of the next year in June 2015 during the London Collections: Men. He said he wanted to show something 'laid-back, Zen-like', reminding an 'imaginary world that a child might create for himself' - and we think he did it.
Fashion Space Gallery, located at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London is pleased to announce its latest exhibition Digital Disturbances. A group show curated by Leanne Wierzba and featuring designers: ANREALAGE, Bart Hess, Flora Miranda, POSTmatter, Simone C. Niquille and Alexander Porter, Tigran Avetisyan, Texturall. This new exhibition will examine the influence of digital concepts and tools on fashion.
It was "Le Plus Beau des Voyages": the soundtrack for the runway show mimicked the journey in which the models declared their individuality, to stand out from the rest. The Lanvin man is contemporary and aesthete yet does not follow fashion in order to follow the crowd.
Brand's motto is 'Wearing a suit doens't mean you stop being a Dude!' and they approve it with collections full of artistic and joyful men's suit jackets, giving to the wearer both style and a sense of passion for life.
“I still remember the sense of wonder I felt when experiencing that simple magic of a kaleidoscope – countless pieces that would shift, rotate and converge, creating infinite images and juxtapositions though constant in their beauty as a whole.” (Andrea Pompilio)
Not only in Bulgaria, but also abroad, foreigners from all over the world are interested in men's jackets with Bulgarian embroidery. Richmart Vintage presented its latest designs during the MRKET New York July 2015 and they grabbed the attention of many visitors.
For the debut of its men’s collection for Spring summer 2016, Trussardi has chosen the rooms of the Braidense Library inside the Brera Pinacoteca. The installation conceived and developed by Gaia Trussardi comes from her desire to innovate the way that fashion is presented by combining it with different forms of art. Twenty-three people – actors, models and performers – participate in this event staged in the rooms of the Braidense National Library.
As part of the event, Richmart - one of Europe's most modern factories for men's suits - showed its men's suit jackets, decorated with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitzi). The designers of the collection are Tsvetomir Petkov and Raina Gancheva.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collection at Musée 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.
This season, the journey of the man of flowers continues, emerging from his Winter world of evening formality and the Opera House, to the bright sunshine and colour of Summer. Taking his place in a contemporary, indoor ‘jardin a la française’ – filled with 2000 Fée des Neiges flowering white rosebushes, embedded in wooden parquet flooring – the Dior man becomes the contemporary embodiment of a new, haute bourgeois world; a figure who playfully subverts the rules of masculine dress while at the same time upholding their traditions.
Starting with must-have season tones such as blue, beige, camel, toasted and khaki tones, the range extends with touches of colour in ochre, terracotta and even reds. From the above, the MANGO menswear collection has chosen grey tones with indigo blue to blend the different styles proposed by the brand.
Missoni Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is the expressive telling of their itinerant man’s emotional metamorphosis as he journeys through the exhilarating country of India. The senses are awakened, time slowly erodes, culture and tradition delicately reveal themselves, vitality is reinvigorated and conventional, Western manner is abandoned for Eastern, sentimental rousing. Relaxed silhouettes, soft tailoring, featherweight knits and potent hues define this season’s Eastern state of mind.
'That's my first menswear show. And to tell you the truth, the first question that I had - more than, 'What am I going to do as a story?' - was, 'What is the show that I want to remember in five years? What is the Balmain man?' And these guys are exactly like who I am - they are discovering the world, traveling as an aventurier, trying to find treasures… being a strong man discovering the world'.
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.
As BGFN previously reported, in July 2015 was held the Inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's and US fashion designer John Varvatos was chosen to close the event. After 13 years in which he showed his new lines in Milan, Italy, Varvatos supported the new fashion platform, presenting there his Spring-Summer 2016 collection.
Billy introduced his SS16 collection as part of the first standalone New York Fashion Week: Men’s in New York City. Models walked the runway in Chelsea’s ArtBeam studio while Nashville-based singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter played his song “Young Man” from his upcoming album Imaginary Man. His solo performance on electric guitar lent a moody, sultry tone both loose and refined to the atmosphere. “It was a perfect fit,” says Rayland. “The music, the vibe in the room, everything.”