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Munich Fabric Start presents Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 trends and pushes new trade fair and event formats

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 - Spanish male model and actor

Jon Kortajarena - Spanish male model and actor

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 - the 7th most successful male model in the world in 2008

Evandro Soldati - the 7th most successful male model in the world in 2008

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.

Brad Kroenig - at 36 years he is still one of the best models

Brad Kroenig - at 36 years he is still one of the best models

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 - the biggest manufacturer of hats

Christy & Co - the biggest manufacturer of hats

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 - French male model

Xavier Buestel - French male model

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.

Alexandre Cunha - the most successful Brazilian model

Alexandre Cunha - the most successful Brazilian model

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.

Savile Clifford Ltd. -  English manufacturer of high quality fabrics for formalwear and tailoring

Savile Clifford Ltd. - English manufacturer of high quality fabrics for formalwear and tailoring

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 - the most famous Latvian in fashion industry

Janis Ancens - the most famous Latvian in fashion industry

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.

Smart Assembly using ultrasonic technology

Smart Assembly using ultrasonic technology

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.

Filpucci 50th anniversary during Pitti Yarns' 81st Edition

Filpucci 50th anniversary during Pitti Yarns' 81st Edition

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

Types of buttons for clothing

Types of buttons for clothing

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 - brings together hundreds of Textile - Clothing - Footwear companies

Apulia Fashion makers - brings together hundreds of Textile - Clothing - Footwear companies

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.

Angelico Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabrics collection - The future of fabrics

Angelico Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabrics collection - The future of fabrics

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.

Hilary Gauld - Canada based award-winning photographer

Hilary Gauld - Canada based award-winning photographer

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 new fabrics collection at Milano Unica

Dormeuil new fabrics collection at Milano Unica

Dormeuil presented its new fabrics collection at Milano Unica (from 11 to 13 July at the Fiera Milano - Rho).

Larusmiani Tessuti Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection

Larusmiani Tessuti Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection

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 iconic Loro Piana Tasmanian® men's fabric unprecedentedly takes flight

The iconic Loro Piana Tasmanian® men's fabric unprecedentedly takes flight

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 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.

Lanificio Subalpino - originality, modernity and simplicity

Lanificio Subalpino - originality, modernity and simplicity

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

Lanificio Luigi Ricceri - the highest craftsmanship quality

Lanificio Luigi Ricceri - the highest craftsmanship quality

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

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.

Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano - exclusive fabrics since 1924

Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano - exclusive fabrics since 1924

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.

Danny Amendola rocks Kimberly McDonald cufflinks and lapel pin at the 2017 ESPY AWARDS

Danny Amendola rocks Kimberly McDonald cufflinks and lapel pin at the 2017 ESPY AWARDS

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.

Milano Unica presents ON TOUR - the event celebrating made in Italy production

Milano Unica presents ON TOUR - the event celebrating made in Italy production

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.

Italian suit linings by Brunello S.p.A

Italian suit linings by Brunello S.p.A

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.

From Florence to Milan with Carlo Campi Photography

From Florence to Milan with Carlo Campi Photography

Italian fashion photographer Carlo Campi commutes from Florence to Milan to attend fashion weeks and glamorous events. His innate passion for fashion and a life-long study of photography are the key to an all-round aesthetic vision. When professional techniques are applied by a sensitive soul, magic happens.

Re.Verso ™ by Filpucci – The excellence of being increasingly smart

Re.Verso ™ by Filpucci – The excellence of being increasingly smart

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.

Milano Unica reacts to the emerging market needs

Milano Unica reacts to the emerging market needs

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.

Milano Unica - All about the XXV edition of the Italian top end textiles and accessories trade show

Milano Unica - All about the XXV edition of the Italian top end textiles and accessories trade show

Milano Unica will take place from 11 to 13 July at Rho Fiera Milan. Read about all the trends and events at the exhibition.

Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo

Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo

The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo - A collection of the latest commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.

Accessories to Accent Your Business Suit

Accessories to Accent Your Business Suit

Let’s face it—the most stylish men you know are also likely the most successful, right? Much like women’s love for high-end yoga wear, men appreciate their dress-down time on the weekends. But when it comes to weekday wear, a business suit really sets the tone for someone who wants to get things done and done well. And, while a perfectly tailored suit is an absolute must, accessories for said suit can go a long way in making the look complete. And, no, we don’t mean a Fedora but, hey, if you can rock that thing the way each member of the Rat Pack used to, we say go for it. Looking for other accessories to highlight your business suit in the best possible way? Read on for magnificent ways to man-cessorize. Yeah, we went there.

Kufner had a highly successful exhibition at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Kufner had a highly successful exhibition at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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.

Pitti Uomo 92 will mark the ninth edition of WHO IS ON NEXT UOMO

Pitti Uomo 92 will mark the ninth edition of WHO IS ON NEXT UOMO

Pitti Uomo 92 will mark the ninth edition of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO, the scouting project produced by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery and sponsored by Pitti Immagine Uomo in cooperation with Altaroma and L’Uomo Vogue, that seeks out new Italian or Italian based talents in men’s fashions.

Techtextil and Texprocess 2017: Visitor and exhibitor records

Techtextil and Texprocess 2017: Visitor and exhibitor records

“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.

10 Best Groomsmen Gifts

10 Best Groomsmen Gifts

If you’re hunting for the perfect gifts for your groomsmen, look no further. Customized unique groomsmen gifts are easy to find. Choose from this list below and you’re sure to impress your groomsmen.

Dugdale Bros - a high quality manufacturer of fabrics

Dugdale Bros - a high quality manufacturer of fabrics

Dugdale Bros & Co are cloth merchants based in the very centre of Yorkshire's worsted industry despatching fine cloth from an imposing historic headquarters building in Huddersfield.

BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS creativity blooms for Pitti Uomo 92 main theme

BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS creativity blooms for Pitti Uomo 92 main theme

Life energy and the stunning beauty of flowers have provided inspiration for BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS, the leading theme of the summer trade shows. New creative ideas that blossom just like flowers: improbable, effervescent and ironic.

Emma Jane Lewis - men's style through woman's eyes

Emma Jane Lewis - men's style through woman's eyes

Emma-Jane is a London based Fashion, Lifestyle, Celebrity and PR Photographer. She started her career as a photographer in the picturesque Devon countryside. Building up a strong portfolio before moving to the city of London, having already developed a reputation for pushing boundaries and creating stunning visuals.

Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2017 collection

Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2017 collection

For Spring/Summer 2017, Christian Louboutin’s Men’s collection sees two worlds collide in a fusion of shoemaking past and present. Celebrating this convergence of traditional, centuries-old Italian leather manufacturing and innovative, boundary-pushing design, Christian Louboutin demonstrates the beauty to be found when skill meets unabandoned creativity.

Holland and Sherry Spring/Summer 2017 fabrics collection

Holland and Sherry Spring/Summer 2017 fabrics collection

The well known producers of fabrics Holland & Sherry presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. There are four wool fabrics - XTREME, DRAGONFLY, SUMMER ASCOT and CRYSTAL SPRINGS.

Wool - one of the main focuses during Milano Unica February 2017

Wool - one of the main focuses during Milano Unica February 2017

Summer was the main focus of Milano Unica in February. At the same time, there was more than a touch of trans-seasonal designs among the offerings by the classy exhibitors as buying patterns adjust themselves to multiple market demands.

Texprocess - Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials

Texprocess - Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials

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.

Sir Paul Smith meeting fashion students at Milano Unica

Sir Paul Smith meeting fashion students at Milano Unica

Sir Paul Smith design icon and entrepreneur will visit Milan to meet fashion students from around the world on February 1st, 5:30 pm.

Vincenzo Grillo - one of the photographers of Pitti Uomo 91

Vincenzo Grillo - one of the photographers of Pitti Uomo 91

Vincenzo Grillo was born in Vibo Valentia, Calabria, in 1985. He begun to shoot since he was a child driven by his father’s love and experience. After graduating he moved to Milan where his brother, a photographer as well, engaged the world of fashion and beauty around the world.

Do you know what is boiled wool

Do you know what is boiled wool

Boiled wool fabric is a purely natural product. This wool is a beautiful quality and great for warmer Autumn/Winter clothing and for all-year round layering. It is a medium weight wool, has a boucle texture and a soft drape.

Model of 2016: Jordan Barrett

Model of 2016: Jordan Barrett

The Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents.

Jacket Back Finish Pressing Machine

Jacket Back Finish Pressing Machine

Especially developed for the garment industry, our patented heating system saves energy costs up to 30 % and shortens the heating up times of the ironing bucks.

Pure London Man - menswear fashion brands from apparel to footwear and accessories

Pure London Man - menswear fashion brands from apparel to footwear and accessories

Pure Man features mid to high end menswear fashion brands from apparel to footwear and accessories. Pure Man the menswear fashion trade show is co-located at Pure London providing an exciting environment and an easy cross-over for buyers who stock for both genders.

Hand-made ties and bow ties by Edward Kwan

Hand-made ties and bow ties by Edward Kwan

Edward Kwan is named after my grandfather who, until the age of 85, worked full time as a master tailor at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore and has made suits for Bill Clinton and George Bush Senior. He now works by appointment only.