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J.M. Weston, traditional shoemaker for more than 120 years, enhances and reinterprets classic codes with audacity through the impetus of its Artistic Director Michel Perry. Building on the excellent craftsmanship of its Limoges factory, the brand continues to evolve, reinventing itself without ever compromising its search for timelessness. Each new style, new leather, new detail of manufacturing is conceived in its workshops to enhance the feet of men and women. More than just a shoe, the loafer, derby or oxford shoe become a walking companion, a reflection of an easy-going lifestyle and of resolute elegance.
The Company began life on 10th December 1931 from a mill in Marton Street in Skipton and for the following 46 years manufactured Single and Double Jersey Knitwear. They have recently installed a goods lift to the first floor of No 10 building, which will enable them to store all of their yarns on site. They have 34,000 square feet of space, which should be adequate for their operation for many years to come.
What determines whether you can make beautiful shoes is not your hands or fingers but the spirit that guides your hands and fingers. And the thing that supports this spirit is the feeling the customer will have for the shoes. What is essential is invisible to the eye. Remember that the things that make a shoe truly shine are what comes before it is made and what comes after it is made.
Coats look to be less bulky, and jackets sturdier. Everything is cosy comfort or rigorously structured; outerwear grows more radical. Hijacked classics create a play on fantasy from top to bottom.
Some time ago, Time Magazine conducted a poll that suggested the average man owns 12 pairs of shoes. And, while this hardly matches up to the 27 pairs the average woman owns, it is definitely a solid number.
Presenting 150 years of weaving expertise distilled into an imaginative, diverse collection of exceptional luxury fabrics, for outerwear through to accessories. Emily White, Design and Sales Director, comments “As weavers of the most luxurious fabrics for over a century, combining our knowledge and heritage with innovative design was key when preparing our debut collection for Premiere Vision. Drawing inspiration from historical tailoring fabrics in our archive, the collection features classic weave structures at exploded scales, double-faced fabrics, and textural jacquards”.
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.
George Cleverley is a unique shoe company with an impressive history. Headed by Mr. George Glasgow Snr (Co-owner & Chairman) & Mr. George Glasgow Jr (Co-owner & CEO), it has become world-renowned for handmade shoes & leather goods. Between George Snr & George Jr they attend every trunk show around the world to ensure they meet with clients and keep a personal relationship with their customers.
Billy Rood's cinematic and ethereal imagery of fashion, beauty and portraits always has a strong visual style, sophistication, and holds an ethereal energy. With his signature use of color and editing, his artistry feels timeless while staying fresh, modern and unique. He is inspired by his higher self, beauty, love, laughter, women, cinema and style.
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:
Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.
John Lobb began making bespoke boots and shoes over 150 years ago. Generations of master bootmakers have continued the lineage of unrivalled skill and constant innovation, bringing the spirit of bespoke into the modern era.
Panasonic Corporation will begin selling the deodorizing hanger, MS-DH100, equipped with "nanoeTM X," which generates 10 times (*3) more hydroxyl (OH) radicals than the "nanoe" and thereby inhibits odor and pollen, on September 1, 2017 (in Japan only).
They are a four generation shoemaker based in Mallorca. Their shoes combine the classic models such as oxford shoes, derby or loafers, monk strap shoes, and contemporary styles as chelsea and chukka boots. Specialists in genuine shell cordovan shoes and boots.
Fashion trends Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 at MUNICH FABRIC START - an Interplay of Creativity, Technology and Digitalisation
The MUNICH FABRIC START from 5 to 7 September 2017 that has just drawn to a close was a very special one, according to the organizers. And it was very special for me too, as I was there for the first time after being at other fairs in Italy, France and Germany. I saw numerous innovations, developments and optimisations used to visualise ideas giving the sector a platform for creativity and technical developments. In Munich the future is real and technology the key to a broad-based textiles and fashion industry brimming with dynamism that is both tangible and perceivable.
Today’s fashion-forward men know remaining on the cutting-edge of the latest trends goes well beyond owning a well-tailored suit or new pair of shoes. Indeed, savvy, smart and stylish guys are taking their fashion finds to new levels with the latest wearable tech that effortlessly complements their look — and offers the height of convenience and connectivity.
At Texprocess 2017, Zünd demonstrated how manufacturers involved in textile processing can integrate a high-performance Zünd digital cutter and create a seamless end-to-end digital production workflow. In clothing and in home textiles, consumer demand for more customization and personalization is growing steadily. This trend is shining a spotlight on the need for efficient, cost-effective short-run or even one-off production, which is causing a major shift in the textile industry. Manufacturers are looking to convert more and more of their production to all-digital processes.
Tyson Beckford was born on 19th of December, 1970. He is an American fashion model and actor, best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He was also the host of both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel. Beckford has been described as the most successful male supermodel of all time, achieving fame and huge contracts similar to the female models that had huge success in the 1990s. In 2014, Vogue Magazine named Beckford the greatest male model of all time.
The result of advanced technology and the passion for noble raw materials and relentless research have always characterized the renowned textile company within the production of high quality fashion fabrics. Due to its continuous evolution, A. Stelloni Collection by Mapel arrives at Premi?re Vision with an important change in terms of its collections’ offers.
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.
After beginning his career in 2003 at the age of twenty, Mills progressed into working with a number of fashion companies, most notably Wilhelmina Models, from which he started his model life. In 2004, Mills made his debut as a runway model for the fall Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent collections in Milan and Paris. In early 2005, he signed a contract with Dolce & Gabbana.
Copenhagen, Denmark native Mathias Lauridsen is an internationally renowned supermodel best known for appearing in advertising campaigns for Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Herm?s, and Jil Sander. Perhaps most significantly, he sat for legendary photographer, the late Richard Avedon.
Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop, better known as Marcus Schenkenberg (born August 4, 1968) is a model, actor, singer, writer, and TV personality born in Stockholm, Sweden to Dutch parents. He has a citizenship with Netherlands, but has been based in NYC since 1991.
Munich Fabric Start presents Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 trends and pushes new trade fair and event formats
Munich Fabric Start kicks off the new trade fair cycle for Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 with even greater impact. In addition to extending existing areas, a new trade fair format MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE will be launched, extending the ranges to include the next step in the value chain.
Jon Kortajarena Redruello is born on 19th of May 1985. He is a Spanish model and actor. He has landed advertising campaigns for Just Cavalli, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Bally, Etro, Trussardi, Diesel, Mangano, Lagerfeld, Pepe Jeans but notably H&M, Zara, Guess and Tom Ford for his consecutive seasons with the brands. On 26 June 2009, Forbes ranked Jon Kortajarena 8th in The World's 10 Most Successful Male Models.
Evandro Soldati is born on 17th of April, 1985 in Uba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a Brazilian male model. According to Forbes, he was the 7th most successful male model in the world in 2008. Evandro is of Italian ancestry.
The mid-west doesn’t play around when it comes to handsome men; born April 23, 1979 in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, Brad Kroenig has been nothing less than a godsend.
Christy & Co Ltd has been manufacturing fine hats in England since 1773 through eight generations of the Christy family and across nine reigns of British royals starting with King George III. Christys is the only company in the world still making high quality top hats and bowlers in the traditional way, using hatting skills established over 200 years ago and keeping a valuable British industry very much alive.
Xavier Buestel is a French fashion model. Born on May 13, 1992, Xavier is known for his luxury work with clients such as Coach, Belstaff, and Sandro. A regular face on the catwalk, Xavier has walked for fashion brands, which range from Cerruti 1881 and Paul Smith to Boglioli. The leading model has also appeared in editorials for magazines like Interview and Vogue Netherlands Man.
Born in 9th June 1987, Alex Cunha is a Brazilian Fashion model who was discovered as he scouted on a bus at the age of 17. Ever since he joined the fashion modelling industry, Alex has gain immense success and has since become of the most successful Brazilian models today. He is well-known for his killer body-well-sculptured and toned and beautiful skin as well. He is also known for his charming smile and sexiness. He is adored by many and has made his name in the industry in the most fashionable way-he is definitely a rising star.
There was originally a company named Savile Clifford established over one hundred years ago. They were a weaver based in Huddersfield, the historical birthplace of fancy worsted fabrics. However, over the years a lot of the history surrounding Savile Clifford has become somewhat clouded after the company was taken over numerous times.
Janis Ancens is a Latvian fashion model. Born on July 25, 1992, Janis has appeared in a number of advertisements. The Latvian model has worked with brands such as Calvin Klein, Dior Homme, Gucci, and Neil Barrett. Janis has also starred in a number of editorials. His print portfolio includes clients such as Dazed & Confused, Man About Town, VMAN, and Num?ro Homme.
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.
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
Buttons are almost as ancient as clothing. Information exists that buttons from the Bronze Age are found in India during excavations and in Turkey buttons are found dating back to 10,000 years B.C. Their history is more than rich. During the millennia they revived for use at times and at times were forgotten. They were characteristic of the clothes of the rich and noble circles and inaccessible to ordinary people. Any kinds of materials were used, from wood and stone to precious metals and diamonds. In 18 – 19 century their decorative value reached unexpected heights, and after the World War II showed up their utility function – then they were used completely as intended – for fastening.
Apulia Fashion Makers was established with these objectives, in the profound certainty that only through the sharing of projects and goals one can pursue high objectives. What for many might have seemed utopian, has turned into a living and dynamic reality, and in a few months after its foundation, has managed to bring together over one hundred manufacturing companies of Textile - Clothing - Footwear (TCF) sectors.
In an age when fabrics are required to evolve constantly in order to retain their central role in the fashion cycle, Angelico is following two routes: exquisite weave, construction and hand in fabrics, and performance standards in line with the contemporary lifestyle. These two tendencies come together in products for different occasions in both the collection of orthogonal fabrics and the K1 creative collection, which also includes jersey and were presented at Milano Unica this month.
Following a rewarding career as a Sales Representative and Territorial Manager at Labatt Breweries Canada, Hilary transitioned to a career in photography, opening One for the Wall in 2008.
Dormeuil presented its new fabrics collection at Milano Unica (from 11 to 13 July at the Fiera Milano - Rho).
Larusmiani Tessuti presented their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection at Milano Unica earler this month. The upcoming Autumn / Winter 2018-2019 season it’s a ample collection that respects nature and ethical working conditions through low impact productions and careful attention to the origin of fabrics. Larusmiani does not support countries and exporters where there’s no transparency on working conditions or where it is tolerated the exploitation of child labor for example by not importing Uzbek cotton.
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
Since 1925, Lanificio Luigi Ricceri has been located in Prato, in Via Bologna. Founded by Luigi Ricceri and carried on by his son Georgio, the company is now run by the founder's grandsons Francesco and Luigi.
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.
The roots date back to 1924 when Mario and Carlo Ormezzano founded the Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano in Valle Mosso. They had a clear vision: change the way one works worsted wool yarn, in order to produce innovative fabrics for menswear.
NFL Player and ESPY Award winner, Danny Amendola, looked handsome in Kimberly McDonald cufflinks and lapel pin as he walked the red carpet at the 2017 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 12, 2017. The New England Patriots Wide Receiver accepted the award for 'Best Team' during the event with his teammates.
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.
The development of Brunello fabrics involves a huge variety of yarns: silk, cupro, viscose, acetate, cotton, wool, elastan, nylon, polyester and new fibres, some of which are spun specifically for us. Over and above classic compact cloths and dobbies, creative fantasy versions range from traditional jacquard to piazzato fabrics, free patterns, checks, pin-stripes, conventional and ink jet prints and cloth or yarn dyed. This is combined with our accurate finishing techniques and allows Brunello the prestigious Marks & Spencer accreditation, which has been met for many years. This mix of innovation and creativity ensures that Brunello fabrics are original and unique.