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Andre Hamann - German model and digital influencer

Andre Hamann - German model and digital influencer

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.

Spring/Summer 2019 fabric trends from Milano Unica

Spring/Summer 2019 fabric trends from Milano Unica

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.

Custom men's shoes by Saint Vacant

Custom men's shoes by Saint Vacant

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.

ANGELICO Spring-Summer 2019 Collection - Natural summer performance

ANGELICO Spring-Summer 2019 Collection - Natural summer performance

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.

Gallo socks - combining the poetry of craftsmanship with the industrialisation of technology

Gallo socks - combining the poetry of craftsmanship with the industrialisation of technology

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

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

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.

26th Milano Unica -  the Italian Textiles and Accessories Trade Show

26th Milano Unica - the Italian Textiles and Accessories Trade Show

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.

Kickstarter presented Bow Vivant by Forestique

Kickstarter presented Bow Vivant by Forestique

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.

Casa Fagliano - Devoted to the pursuit of excellence since 1892

Casa Fagliano - Devoted to the pursuit of excellence since 1892

The Boots that fit, from personalities and famous actors to the best professional polo players. Boots that are the result of more than 120 years of experience and love for the trade, transferred from generation to generation, from parent to child. A unique heritage and distinctive character that is unmistakably Fagliano.

The Milan Debut of the Vitale Barberis Canonico Supersonic Man

The Milan Debut of the Vitale Barberis Canonico Supersonic Man

The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, one of the oldest in the world with more than 350 years’ history and with the thirteenth generation of the same family at the helm, presents the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection at the Milano Unica XXVI edition. For this collection, the designers were inspired by the colours, the surroundings, and the graphics of NOMADISM: from the desert Tuaregs, to the Mongolian populations of the tundra, to the Maasai of the African uplands, a nomad by his very nature is constantly on the move. The animate and inanimate things all around him must be suited to his predisposition to travel. Most of all, his clothing.

Trabaldo Togna will present Spring/Summer 2019 collection during Miano Unica

Trabaldo Togna will present Spring/Summer 2019 collection during Miano Unica

For Spring/Summer 2019, Trabaldo Togna has brought out an even richer collection of Estrato fabrics with enhanced designs.

Gallery International Fashion Tradeshow

Gallery International Fashion Tradeshow

The list of new exhibitors includes bag label Anokhi (stocked by stores including BREUNINGER), authentic woollen sweaters by Fisherman out of Ireland, international fashion by Sarah Pacini (which has its own shops and shop-in-shops worldwide), minimalist scarves, hats and T-shirts by Nebo from Munich, handcrafted shirts by Edward Cooper and contemporary looks by Suncoo from Paris (via Feldges & Heidt). They are complementing the existing portfolio of brands which includes Add, Another Souvenir, D.A.T.E. Sneakers, Des Petit Hauts, Fabiani, Hannes Roether, Inuikii, Kaos, Lucky de Luca, Majestic Filatures, Luis Trenker, Parka London, Tom Kerk and Wool & Co.

The most important aspects of the upcoming Milano Unica February 2018 edition

The most important aspects of the upcoming Milano Unica February 2018 edition

Conceived, organized and driven by entrepreneurs, Milano Unica offers international visibility to the world of textiles in a highly qualified context, in line with the quality of its products.

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The "Tendenze" Area at Milano Unica

The "Tendenze" Area is the place where exhibitors show their interpretations starting from presentation of the Milano Unica "Tendenze": suggestions and conceptual and visual stimuli inspiring the new collections. For the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the inspiration is the love for our planet and its primary elements: Air, Water, Earth.

FILPUCCI launches the ‘Responsible Innovation” Line at Pitti Filati & C.L.A.S.S.  partnership

FILPUCCI launches the ‘Responsible Innovation” Line at Pitti Filati & C.L.A.S.S. partnership

The “Responsible Innovation Collection” represents a new level of smart innovation linked to responsible, eco-centric production. The collection uses the best high-tech, natural-based materials, combined with FILPUCCI’s dying & finishing expertise. This gives customer’s real access to a new, fashion-forward aesthetic, where quality and smart uniqueness in these new, more responsible yarns, deliver a new textile era of sustainable fashion solutions that are driven by ethical and natural values.

Dress like a Man: The Blazer

Dress like a Man: The Blazer

Modefabriek is recognised as a procreative and inspiring fashion trade event, proudly based in Amsterdam. Since its founding in 1996, it has evolved into much more. Today, Modefabriek is a mash-up of brand presentations, fashion shows, expos, stores, talks, classes, food & drinks, music – and more.

10 Important Accessories That Every Man Should Have

10 Important Accessories That Every Man Should Have

As a gentleman, there are important accessories that should never lack in your wardrobe. Your wardrobe should reflect the kind of a person you are and also your work ethics. What is inside your wardrobe defines who you are. Wardrobe content separates a real man from the rest. In this article, we will look at some of the most important items and accessories that every man ought to have in his wardrobe.

Johannes Huebl - German male model

Johannes Huebl - German male model

Johannes Huebl is a favorite for street style and he dresses his personality without having to get a stylist. He is 38 years old when it comes to his age. He is a designer for shoes and a photographer. He is married to a blogger Olivia Palermo. They got married in 2014.

The most famous shoemakers that produce custom shoes

The most famous shoemakers that produce custom shoes

The shoes are one of the most important accessory when we talk about style and suits. You should be careful what kind of shoes you wear according to the occasion and the outfit. We are going to present you the most famous shoemakers that produce custom made shoes, made-to-order shoes, bespoke shoes and made-to-measure shoes. The selection is made of masters all over the world.

Tollegno 1900 presented Sixtywool at Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair

Tollegno 1900 presented Sixtywool at Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair

For the second consecutive year, the Biellese company participates in “Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair” with its Fall/Winter 2018/19 collection and the upcoming Spring/Summer 19 preview. Among their super tech yarn, Wooltech Total Easy Care, which has been chosen for the Venetian gondolier uniform, and Harmony Idro which boasts water and oil repellent properties.

Pitti Immagine Uomo - beyond the concept of fair and fashion week

Pitti Immagine Uomo - beyond the concept of fair and fashion week

This is the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. Created in 1972 Pitti Uomo is held in Florence twice a year.

Arville - bespoke solutions for your technical textile needs

Arville - bespoke solutions for your technical textile needs

With over 60 years of manufacturing experience, Arville built a business with a solid foundation that meets the needs of their customers. They remain customer-focused, and will continue to invest in order to offer the best level of service and technical expertise possible for their customers.

FibreScan - Experts in Narrow Fabrics Inspection

FibreScan - Experts in Narrow Fabrics Inspection

Charles Schofield - Founder, Chief Designer Fibrescan has been designing and manufacturing automated inspection equipment for the narrow fabric industry. Getting automated textile inspection right is difficult let no one tell you otherwise, getting it right and on budget is even tougher. That's why at Fibrescan they do inspection machines and only inspection machines, this is not an add-on product to our portfolio this is our core activity.

Sam Weller & Sons Ltd. - Worldwide leaders in decatising wrapper manufacturing

Sam Weller & Sons Ltd. - Worldwide leaders in decatising wrapper manufacturing

Sam Weller & Sons Ltd. is one of the leading decatising wrapper manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1911, and for more than three quarters of a century it has worked with the cloth finishing industry, providing an unrivalled knowledge in the manufacture and application of decatising wrappers.

British quality men's shoes by Joseph Cheaney and Sons

British quality men's shoes by Joseph Cheaney and Sons

Joseph Cheaney founded the company and moved to the present site in 1896. In 1903 Joseph's sons Arthur and Harold joined the company. In 1930 "Dick" Cheaney, grandson of the founder, joined the company.In 1966 Cheaney won the Queen's Award to industry and was sold to Church and Company. In 2009 Jonathan and William Church bought the company. Their family has been making fine shoes for five generations and they are fully committed to producing the finest footwear entirely made in England.

Cygnet Texkimp - custom designed solution for the fashion industry

Cygnet Texkimp - custom designed solution for the fashion industry

Cygnet Texkimp provides specialist knowledge and bespoke machinery for the global technical fibre and fabric, paper, plastic, foil and film processing markets. They focus on the design and manufacture of leading-edge creel technologies and accessories for the unwinding, tensioning and guiding of all types of yarns, tapes and fibres, from package to process.

Marlon Teixeira - Brazilian male model ranked as Top Icons Men

Marlon Teixeira - Brazilian male model ranked as Top Icons Men

Marlon Teixeira is a Brazilian model who has walked in numerous fashion shows for companies like Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, and Roberto Cavalli and became the face of the Diesel fragrance Diesel Fuel for Life Denim Collection in 2011.

Excellence in textiles, a full-on experience at Milano Unica Spring/Summer 2019

Excellence in textiles, a full-on experience at Milano Unica Spring/Summer 2019

The path through the pavilions of Milano Unica leads visitors on a journey through all the product categories typifying excellence in materials, tradition and creativity, Italian and European.

Simon Nessman - the face of Giorgio Armani

Simon Nessman - the face of Giorgio Armani

He began modeling in his young teens, around the time he was 14 or 15 years old. In 2011, models.com ranked him as the second most successful model in the industry. n 2011, models.com ranked him the second most successful male model in the industry behind Sean O'Pry.

Steven Pearson - commercial fashion photographer based in Manchester

Steven Pearson - commercial fashion photographer based in Manchester

Quiff combed and camera in hand, as the music pumps out from beloved boom box. Steven Pearson brings a great energy to the shoot with his love for being amongst other creatives and huge appetite for producing stand out images. His diverse style of photography can be tailored to match any required look and achieve any given brief.

Church's shoes - English hand made shoes

Church's shoes - English hand made shoes

With 58 days of detailed hand-craftsmanship dedicated to each single pair, the Crown Collection embodies Church's renowned hand-crafted virtuosity like no other.

Japanese bespoke shoes by TYE Shoemaker

Japanese bespoke shoes by TYE Shoemaker

Tsuyoshi Ohno is a bespoke only shoemaker based in Tokyo. He first trained with Chihiro Yamaguchi at Guild of Crafts, where he mastered the craft of last-making.

Made in Green by OEKO-TEX

Made in Green by OEKO-TEX

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label for highlighting consumer products and semi-finished products at all levels of the textile chain that are made from materials tested for harmful substances and that have been manufactured by using environmentally friendly processes and under safe and socially responsible working conditions.

Munich Apparel Source enters its second round

Munich Apparel Source enters its second round

The decision has been taken. The next MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE will be held from 5 to 7 September 2018 – as an integrated event of MUNICH FABRIC START and directly connected to the MOC.

Italian bespoke shoes by Antonio Meccariello

Italian bespoke shoes by Antonio Meccariello

My family has a small history of shoemaking. In the 1950’s the small towns near Benevento were very involved in the shoemaking industy. Many households were involved in various stages of shoemaking. It was an outworker based system where various parts of shoes were made by different groups of people, and mostly in their homes. Unfortunately in the past 10 years, most of these small workshops have closed due to consolidation of the shoe industry, and the main industrial shoemaking area in Italy is now concentrated in the Marche region.

GOTS - Global Organic Textiles Standard

GOTS - Global Organic Textiles Standard

GOTS is comprised of four reputed member organisations, namely OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute to the GOTS, together with further international stakeholder organizations and experts, their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing.

Sansoni - bespoke Italian shoes

Sansoni - bespoke Italian shoes

Bearing in mind the desire of the most exigent ones – connoisseurs, experts, style fanatics – Santoni introduces the Fatto a Mano su Misura. A service, not a collection. Santoni’s unique savoir faire, craftsmanship and tradition are at the client’s complete disposal.

Coloro - the most logical, intuitive, universal color system

Coloro - the most logical, intuitive, universal color system

Coloro decodes color as the human eye sees it. By combining 20 years of scientific research with a 100-years color methodology, they created a truly intuitive color system.

TITV Greiz - The Institute for Special Textiles and Flexible Materials

TITV Greiz - The Institute for Special Textiles and Flexible Materials

As a close-to-market research organisation, the TITV Greiz is your partner for research, development, service, consulting, testing and professional training along the textile value chain.

J.M. Weston - French shoemaker

J.M. Weston - French shoemaker

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.

Marton Mills - quality British fabrics

Marton Mills - quality British fabrics

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.

Japanese made-to-measure and bespoke shoes by Hiro Yanagimachi

Japanese made-to-measure and bespoke shoes by Hiro Yanagimachi

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.

Premiere Vision Paris presented the highlights in menswear

Premiere Vision Paris presented the highlights in menswear

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.

Must-Have Shoes All Men Should Own

Must-Have Shoes All Men Should Own

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.

The British fabrics at Premiere Vision Paris

The British fabrics at Premiere Vision Paris

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”.

British colours and textiles Autumn/Winter 2018-19

British colours and textiles Autumn/Winter 2018-19

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.

English shoes by George Cleverley

English shoes by George Cleverley

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.

New York based fashion photographer Billy Rood

New York based fashion photographer Billy Rood

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.

The British Exhibitors at Premiere Vision Paris September 2017

The British Exhibitors at Premiere Vision Paris September 2017

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: