More than 4,000 exhibitors and 750 start-ups from more than 175 countries took part in Gitex Technology Week and Gitex Future Stars in Dubai.
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.
The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
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.
As a family owned and managed business, pride and care is taken with every order to ensure the highest quality fabric is produced. Marton mills has a workforce of highly skilled craftspeople, many of which have spent their lives in the textile industry, and is incredible proud of its loyal longstanding employees.
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.
Many people think it would be unfathomable for a man to carry a bag. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are tons of men who carry a bag each and every day. Doing so makes their life so much easier. After all, they have to carry a lot of documents and other items to work. How would they be able to lug these items around, if it weren’t for their hand bag? Just remember that some men’s hand bags are better than others. Within this guide, you’re going to learn about the best of the best.
Bugis has developed a new knit fabric 100% cotton super water repellent, which dries faster and preserves all the natural confort of the cotton, while keeping all the benefits of breathability of untreated natural fibers.
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.
Autumn Winter 19/20 opts for solidity and a tactile and visual abundance, without excess. A season that: chooses originality as a key differentiating factor; relishes joyful, sporty and sensual multiplicity; plays with fantasy and imperfect harmonies; offers clear solutions as to innovative aesthetic and eco-responsible mechanisms; lays the groundwork for new, elegant and comfortable casualwear; draws on workwear and functionality to shake up the noble luxury of materials and shapes.
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.
For three days MUNICH FABRIC START was the centre of the textile and clothing industry. Just over 20,000 visitors – designers, product managers and buyers of international brands and companies - came to Munich. The event also reached the record level of 1,050 exhibitors. Overall, the organisers can look back on a constant result based on last year’s comparable figures.
Muchaneta Kapfunde, founding Editor-in-chief of FashNerd.com presented at Munich Fabric Start a brief lecture about different biotech innovative materials. Biotech is anything and everything that combines technology with biology. It has a potential to revolutionise the design and fabric of the future.
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.
Lanificio Europa creates collections that are backed by passion, commitment and expertise in textiles. Specialized artisans and skilled technicians uphold 50 years of tradition and professionalism, reinforced by Tuscan culture and heritage. Established in Prato in 1966, Europa specializes in the production of cotton stretch fabrics including; super stretch for casual and sportswear, embroidered and printed, denim, yarn dyes (check and stripes), and superior jacquards. All 100% made in Italy, using fully transparent and traceable production processes to guarantee ethical and responsible production, certified by Eurocontrol.
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.
For the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2018 season, Dashing’s focus was all about bringing character and charm to the collection. The original sounds of sixties bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen and The Kinks infused all corners of the world, leading the way for evermore experimental psychedelic acts. Dashing’s latest collection is highly influenced by these stars, appropriating the names for their newly designed fabrics.
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.
Wool fibres are naturally breathable. They can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour and allow it to evaporate, making wool garments feel less clingy and more comfortable than garments made from other fibres.
One of the longest established shoemakers in England, RE Tricker Limited was founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker. A reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality, established Tricker's as the maker of choice for heavy country boots and shoes to farm and estate owners and the landed gentry.
Woolen mill Comero Biella Italy is specialises in the production of classic fabrics for menswear as well as womenswear. High end products, easily renewed from collection to collection with fine fibres and high performance stretch fabrics which maintain the appeal of timeless Italian style. Comero collections are entirely produced in our Gattinara mill situated between the plains of Novara and Vercelli, closely linked to the Biella area. These wool and fabric manufacturing areas boast centuries of tradition and are the place where the passion in their family business has matured artisan experience, research and technological innovation in order to transform the finest fibres into fabrics that speak of the style and quality of the “made in Italy” brand.
One of the most mediatic Portuguese male models, Fernando Cabral has several successes. He is the only Portuguese on the top 50 models of the worlds, ranked by the renowned Models.com site., was awarded by SIC and CARAS in 2014 and 2018 with the Golden Globe of the best male model and in 2016 was considered GQ Men of The Year.
There are two things that lead to unique discoveries: research and passion. Neither can exist without the other. Research means exploring a world in so much detail that you are able to make it evolve or even revolutionise it. Passion means having the deepest possible love of what you do, each and every day.
The inspiration of Marzotto Fall-Winter 2019/2020 collection is born from a careful observation of contemporary men and women, who found, again, the pleasure in using hands in everyday life activities. In this sense, there is a rediscovery of old, craftsmanship works, that today are more and more experienced like passions.
The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, with the same family at the helm for more than 350 years, presents its new Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection at Edition XXVII of Milano Unica (Rho Fiera from 10th – 12th July 2018). The collection is divided into the following ranges: Classic, Vintage, Supersonic and Earth, Wind & Fire. What is it that dominates? A return to the original winter fabrics where heavier weights, natural stretch and sartorial highlights predominate.
As soon as the summer approaches, the market for sunglasses overflows with new trends, aesthetics, types and much more. Well, for every man, having a one or two pair of cool looking sunglasses is a must. However, with a galore of varieties and brands, it becomes a bit arduous to choose the right one. Some go just for the looks while some want the durability.
Simplicity is the key to beauty. Nothing can attest to this statement more than the humble scarf. Scarves are simple sheets of fabric that come in varied shapes, sizes, and materials. This clothing accessory when adorned properly goes a long way in adding some panache to your attire, making you look extra cool and confident.
In 2010 he opened the fall show for Calvin Klein as an exclusive in New York, he was on the cover of Surface, he appeared in the spring issue of V Man, he signed with Soul Artist Management, he walked the spring shows for Calvin Klein and D&G in Milan, he was on the cover of Attitude and became the face for American Eagle.
303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion offers 100 000 business opportunities for designers and bloggers at Pitti Uomo 94
“303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion” organizes a conference about ethical fashion from 12-15 June 2018 in Florence, Italy, during Pitti Uomo '94. Be Global Fashion Network is a media partner of the event. All fashion influencers, designers, business entrepreneurs and retailers are welcome to join for free.
No longer does a gentleman have to choose between a sharp look and comfortable warm-weather wear. Scabal’s spring collection is a refined study in beautiful colour palettes, innovative patterns and finishes to suit the modern man. Whether its gold-standard suits or lightweight cotton jackets, this collection pulls out all the stops for a season of sartorial success.
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.
Hosting an inspiring, carefully edited international line-up of contemporary menswear and selected womenswear across apparel, footwear, accessories and lifestyle product over two floors at The Old Truman Brewery, London.
Lanificio TESSILSTRONA was founded in 1966 in Vallemosso, by Francesco Mello Rella and his father-in-law, Franco Grosso. The company now operates in Cossato and occupies an area of 20,000 m2.
Alessandro Dal Buoni is a natural born photographer that leap us up by a supreme aesthetic. One of these natural born artists that make you want to see realness in a new way. Born in Italy and currently based in London.
Luxury should be a staple, not a rarity. For too long, men have been subject to the confines of formal, business, and casual. But a true gentleman is an interplay of all three. He is well-mannered, well-groomed, and well-liked. Monsieur Fox is an ode to that man. His demeanor is uniquely his own, his palette is refined, and his style is recognized by all those around him. He is, in a word, elegant. And he is elegant, everyday.
Walter Schupfer was born and raised in a small village just outside of Vienna, Austria. Discovered by Helmut Lang at the age of 15 he soon after made his pilgrimage to America where he began his career as an internationally recognized fashion model. From the moment he embarked on his travels his objective was to satisfy his wanderlust and go in search of discovering the world of opportunities that awaited abroad.
They endeavour to make the ordinary extraordinary and the everyday timeless. Rooted in deep heritage, they represent over 130 years of British luxury leather goods at their most refined, with an enduring dedication to unrivalled craftsmanship. Smythson has long catered to the highly discerning, from European Royalty and the Indian Maharajas to the likes of Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh. Influential figures, leading extraordinary lives, from Sigmund Freud to Sir Winston Churchill, recognised the timeless purity of tr heicreations.
Sewbo’s technology will allow manufacturers to create higher-quality clothing at lower costs. It will shorten supply chains and lessen the long lead times that hamper the fashion and apparel industries, helping to reduce the complexity of today’s intricate global supply network.
The National Chamber for Italian Fashion - a non profit organisation that promotes the development of Italian Fashion
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) is the non profit making Association which disciplines, co-ordinates and promotes the development of Italian Fashion.
German male model Andre Hamann started his modelling career at the age of 23 after being scouted in Vienna, Austria. With his striking looks he’s become one of Germany’s leading models with over one million followers on Instagram. Andre recently created his own clothing line Haze and Glory which focuses on creating high end vintage inspired premium garments.
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.
They say shoes reveal all there is to know about a man. Take a step to a simpler, bolder shoe wardrobe. Every event in a man's life fits into five soles.
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.
The key pieces are the socks: accessories that have the power to ennoble every look in the male wardrobe.
Loro Piana remains focused on its most iconic heritage fabrics: ZELANDER®, naturally resistant for dynamic lifestyles past and present
Following the new corporate textile campaign for the fabric Tasmanian® launched last July, Loro Piana continues to focus its energies on the excellence and exceptional, timeless performance of its most iconic fabrics. At the Milano Unica fair, for the SpringSummer 2019 collection, the spotlight will be on Zelander®, a family of fabrics made of New Zealand merino wool, characterised by their extraordinary resilience, as well as their lustre, elasticity and exquisitely warm, soft feel. These properties are all highlighted by studies carried out on the fabric’s outstanding performance, and by the refined, unique spinning and weaving techniques used by Loro Piana that guarantee the wearer will enjoy pure wool garments providing the utmost comfort and a perfect fit. This applies particularly to the Natural Stretch version: its rippling capacity means the wool has a natural “internal memory”, allowing the fibre to “remember” and return to its original shape, even after movements, wringing or crushing.
Lanificio Zignone presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an innovative design and performance
Lanificio Zignone presents their Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an innovative design and performance: high-quality fabrics, elegant and dynamic like the men they are thought for. The event focuses on sustainability and it is a chance to illustrate the mill’s commitment to conscious water use.
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 new year has inspired the designer to push his artistic boundaries and craft a hand-patinated copper-clad bow tie, and doing it in collaboration with each of you as backers! As an artist, he creates pieces of wearable art and exquisite fashion statements that are unique to the world.