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High performance fabrics for tailored clothing

High performance fabrics for tailored clothing

Performance fabrics are used more and more in tailored clothing. However, not many customers are aware of the fabric innovations. Do you know, for example, that there are fabrics that are waterproof, water-repellent, stain-resistant or wrinkle-resistant? Here are some high performance Zegna fabrics

Matteo Lamandini at Pitti Uomo

Matteo Lamandini at Pitti Uomo

Alternative Set is a schedule of temporary events and installations during Pitti Uomo that take place inside the Fortezza da Basso, organised by a selected number of brands/designers. These special events are held in strategic locations of the fair and they experiment new and surprising means of communication and self-promotion. Featured names include Matteo Lamandini.

21 unique qualities of Australian Merino wool

21 unique qualities of Australian Merino wool

Australian Merino is one of the finest and softest wool in the world. It's breathable in Summer, insulating in Winter, yet exceptionally lightweight.

Pitti Uomo 90 - the heart of the fair

Pitti Uomo 90 - the heart of the fair

A union of great tradition, stylistic and technological innovation, sartorial spirit and contemporaneity. The heart of the fair, the Central Pavilion pulses with developments in menswear and its contaminations with design. Boasting a transversal offer that the new Pop Up Stores have further expanded, the lower level displays contemporary classic sartorial collections, while the upper level features major new classic names and the fine quality of their pieces.

VEIT Presents Innovations at TEXCARE 2016

VEIT Presents Innovations at TEXCARE 2016

The market leader for ironing technology is displaying its products to trade professionals at the TEXCARE trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, which takes place every four years. From 11 to 15 June 2016, there will be a lot to explore on the 250-square metre-area in Hall 9, booths C30 and D40.

Australia celebrates campaign for wool 2016

Australia celebrates campaign for wool 2016

Retailers threw their support behind Australia’s annual Wool Week to coincide with the start of the mid-winter retail season. The initiative was part of the Campaign for Wool, which aims to educate consumers about the natural benefits of wool and increase sales of wool products.

The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories

The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories

The exhibitor recruitment campaign for the second edition of PRIMA MU was terminated with success: the show will include 121 Italian and foreign exhibitors. The first edition featured 66 Italian exhibitors and was visited by 1,580 highly qualified operators from 706 companies.

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers

CEMATEX (Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles / The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is an organisation comprising 9 national European textile machinery associations in the free market economy.

New company awarded contract to organize ITMA 2019

New company awarded contract to organize ITMA 2019

CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced that it has awarded a contract to a new company, ITMA Services, to organize its ITMA 2019 show.

Cufflinks for Father's Day

Cufflinks for Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.

The 2nd edition of Prima MU is coming

The 2nd edition of Prima MU is coming

Prima MU had its debut in Milan. It is the first appointment with Made in Italy PRECOLLECTIONS of textiles-accessories devoted to those who aim at exclusive top-end Italian products. While presenting their PRECOLLECTIONS, each exhibitor is able to encounter various R&D representatives forming a constructive dialog, from both creative and business viewpoints.

Ermenegildo Zegna - the story of success

Ermenegildo Zegna - the story of success

Ermenegildo Zegna is one of the biggest global producers of fine fabrics (2.3 million metres per year) and the largest menswear brand (600,000 sleeve units suits) in the world, producing suits for its own label as well as for world famous brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dunhill and Tom Ford.

American photographer Steve Schapiro

American photographer Steve Schapiro

Steve Schapiro (born1934) is a distinguished American journalistic photographer, known for his photos of key moments of the Civil Rights Movement and for his portraits of celebrities and movie stills.

June 2016 - Pitti Uomo 90 highlights

June 2016 - Pitti Uomo 90 highlights

The theme will be Pitti Lucky Numbers. This season Pitti Immagine is focusing on numbers: their aesthetics, graphics and symbolism both in and out of fashion.

Men's Suit Accessories: F.B.M.A buttons

Men's Suit Accessories: F.B.M.A buttons

F.B.M.A. srl is a company producing fashion buttons and metal accessories. The company is a real trend-setter, making fashionable accessories as bijoux, buckles, pins, ear-rings.

Fashion photographer Miranda Penn Turin: 'My style is graphic, sexy and emotional'

Fashion photographer Miranda Penn Turin: 'My style is graphic, sexy and emotional'

Miranda Penn Turin is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed fashion photographer who works with celebrities, music labels, TV networks and some of the biggest brands in advertising.

The 2nd edition of Prima Milano Unica and the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 trends

The 2nd edition of Prima Milano Unica and the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 trends

Time for trend moods. Time for ideas. The FW 2017/18 Milano Unica trends were presented at “La Pelota” in Milan to exhibitors and fashion community.

Karen Woo for Peter Jackson menswear label

Karen Woo for Peter Jackson menswear label

Fashion photographer Karen Woo shot the latest collection of the Peter Jackson label. In the campaign the main characters are SAM WITHERS and DAN HARRIS.

Pitti Uomo 89: Ravazzolo Fall-Winter 2016/2017 men's suit collection

Pitti Uomo 89: Ravazzolo Fall-Winter 2016/2017 men's suit collection

Ravazzolo was among the menswear brands, which was definitely noticed by the visitors at Pitti Uomo 89 (January 2016, Florence).

Sartoria Latorre Fall-Winter 2016/2017 menswear collection at Pitti Uomo 89

Sartoria Latorre Fall-Winter 2016/2017 menswear collection at Pitti Uomo 89

The last edition of Pitti Uomo was held in Florence in January, 2016. Our team was there and among the brands, which grabbed our attention was Sartoria Latorre. It was founded in 1965 by Michele Latorre.

US photographer Jeff Bottari - I will always work hard to ensure that I exceed your expectations

US photographer Jeff Bottari - I will always work hard to ensure that I exceed your expectations

Jeff Bottari is a California-based photographer, specialized in studio portraits, sporting and entertainment events.

US photographer Jason Mickle for the love of the arts

US photographer Jason Mickle for the love of the arts

He is currently directing a feature length documentary and publishing a 3 volume coffee table book, as well as working in fine art world, developing work for four forthcoming shows.

Designer Forum New York 2016

Designer Forum New York 2016

Step into the most luxurious setting with your favorite bespoke clothing tailors and designers. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Designer Forum New York caters to the finest upscale menswear buyers, in addition to the growing market of bespoke ladies wear buyers, custom clothiers and tailors / designers in the U.S., Canada and from around the world.

Alfred Brown Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fabrics collection

Alfred Brown Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fabrics collection

This season Alfred Brown shows vintage style cloths for suits and jackets in country checks, black and ecru designs and flannels with speckled yarn effect.

Pitti Immagine Uomo 90 presents Florence Calling: Raf Simons

Pitti Immagine Uomo 90 presents Florence Calling: Raf Simons

'Florence holds a special place in my heart as, over the years, I have regularly come back to show my work or to collaborate on ventures that closely mirrored my thoughts about it. I am thrilled to be there again this season to present my S/S 2017 collection as well as a special project we are developing especially for Pitti.'

Solbiati Spring-Summer 2017 fabrics collection

Solbiati Spring-Summer 2017 fabrics collection

Bright colors and bold fancies enliven a selection of fabrics for stylish jackets. In 100% linen or in linen and cotton, they come in micro or macro patterns, with a play of strong color combinations and sharp contrasts.

Dormeuil Ultimate Luxury - Extreme Vicuna Collection

Dormeuil Ultimate Luxury - Extreme Vicuna Collection

The constant search for the rare and luxurious is woven into the history of Dormeuil. Founded in 1842, Dormeuil has sought out the most precious materials wherever they are in the world, travelling to remote parts of the globe, tracking down the most exquisite examples of precious fibre.

Lanificio Zignone Spring-Summer 2017 Collection

Lanificio Zignone Spring-Summer 2017 Collection

The formal wear collection of Lanificio Zignone explores a new definition of the classical fabric for official events. The keyword is 'perfect fit' following the body shape.

Spring-Summer 2017 fabric trends by Loro Piana

Spring-Summer 2017 fabric trends by Loro Piana

For Spring-Summer 2017 Loro Piana offers fashion fabrics, combining remarkable lightness with high performance and timeless style. Cashmere, silk, wool, linen and next-generation materials blended in innovative and sophisticated ways.

DECO 2000 - an electronically controlled decorative hand stitching machine

DECO 2000 - an electronically controlled decorative hand stitching machine

Deco 2000 duplicates the needlework of a skilled hand sewer by sewing true pick stitch, saddle stitch and long/short variations. Customized decorative stitching is easily programmable from the touch screen including the backtacking and condensed stitching at the beginning and end of the sewing cycle.

The sewing machines of the future

The sewing machines of the future

The development of the design (in all fields) during the centuries is an interesting process. The concept for the look of the sewing machine has also changed during that time and now we'll take a look at our top 5 favorite innovative designs, presented during the last years, because they determine the future trends in sewing machines' design...

David Needleman:

David Needleman: "Just being alive tends to inspire"

David Needleman is a US photographer, born and raced in New York City. Over the last 5 years, David has been a regular contributor of celebrity portraiture to L'Uomo Vogue. In addition, David has also photographed for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Out and more.

Zach Miko - the first 'Brawny' male model

Zach Miko - the first 'Brawny' male model

IMG Models is one of the largest modeling agencies in the world and aiming to help society to 'celebrate all body types', it has just launched a plus-sized division for male models. It is called 'Brawn' and 1.98 m 125 kg Zach Miko is its first representative.

Adam Katz Sinding - one of the most wanted in the fashion

Adam Katz Sinding - one of the most wanted in the fashion

Adam Katz Sinding - Self-Taught + Self-Motivated. Adam Katz Sinding was born on 3th of May 1983 in San Francisco, CA, and raised in Tacoma, WA. Living in Seattle, WA from 2001-2010, and a 6 month period in Paris, France, he now resides in Brooklyn, NY.

The ninth edition of Milano Unica in Shanghai

The ninth edition of Milano Unica in Shanghai

In the second largest market (with Hong Kong) for Italian exports, Botto Poala presents 78 Italian exhibitors and the new concept for the September edition of Milano Unica: The hub where excellence is Born.

Italian taste, harmony and excellence for Spring-Summer 2017 by DRAGO

Italian taste, harmony and excellence for Spring-Summer 2017 by DRAGO

DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.

Premium quality shirting fabrics for Spring-Summer 2017 by Tessitura Monti

Premium quality shirting fabrics for Spring-Summer 2017 by Tessitura Monti

Tessitura Monti collection is the stylistic reworking of a travel on three evocative sensory dimensions:
* an urban itinerary;
* an exotic-tropical journey;
* a virtual trip through digital network.

S.I.C. Tess Spring-Summer 2017 Shirt fabrics collection

S.I.C. Tess Spring-Summer 2017 Shirt fabrics collection

A fair and refined personality - this is the distinctive feature of the company's Spring-Summer 2017 Collection. Looking at the male total look, where the suit is still acting the main role with its tartan fabrics and sophisticated designs distinguishing the style of the contemporary man, the shirt element becomes an accessory without loosing the basic importance.

Karen Woo - street style, lifestyle and fashion photographer

Karen Woo - street style, lifestyle and fashion photographer

Australian Born Chinese – Karen Woo is a savant creative talent who is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s sought after street style, lifestyle and fashion photographer.

Penrose - the British woven silk ties

Penrose - the British woven silk ties

Making and internationally supplying men’s accessories, specialising in woven silk ties. Each design is made in limited runs using the finest silks, crafted by specialist weavers in England and Italy.

National Tailoring Academy

National Tailoring Academy

The National Tailoring Academy is based in Dublin, Ireland, and its work is dedicated to 'the heritage of tailoring, the future of tailoring skills and tailoring education' in the country. It's located in a three-floored newly renovated building in the heart of Dublin City and runs both corporate courses and private lessons, including...

Shigoto Project Leclaireur x Premiere Vision

Shigoto Project Leclaireur x Premiere Vision

LECLAIREUR offers a unique vision of fashion, highlighting the most daring and avant-garde artists and designers in all its event spaces for the past 35 years. LECLAIREUR innovates, discovers and inspires. These values also drive PREMIÈRE VISION, the leading organiser of trade fairs for the upstream side of the creative fashion industry.

Bubble London - the UK's biggest baby and kids' tradeshow proved that children deserve to wear quality clothes

Bubble London - the UK's biggest baby and kids' tradeshow proved that children deserve to wear quality clothes

The Business Design Centre in Islington once again played host to Bubble London, where British and international brands were showcased under one roof to present their Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collections. There were 235 collections at Bubble this season, 85 of which were new to Bubble and 53 were new to the UK.

Nishiyama silk fabrics - a completely organic product

Nishiyama silk fabrics - a completely organic product

Available in two thicknesses and ranging from casual to formal, Nishiyama Silk’s distinctive stripes work beautifully for both men’s and women’s fashions, and pair easily with the company’s wide range of solid hues. With every season, the company introduces several new options to their ever-evolving collection, and custom textiles can also be created upon request.

Première Vision February 2016: British Exhibitors' Spring-Summer 2017 fabrics collections

Première Vision February 2016: British Exhibitors' Spring-Summer 2017 fabrics collections

British Exhibitors at Première Vision proved that black is not in fashion. See for yourself...

Laws of Attraction: Spring-Summer 2017 Accessories trends at Première Vision Paris

Laws of Attraction: Spring-Summer 2017 Accessories trends at Première Vision Paris

Spring-Summer 2017 is guided by the captivating laws of attraction. This season cultivates good vibes to attract and bring closer very different worlds. It unites softness and performance, encourages rawness and modernity to converse, binds mysticism with authenticity.

Bronte by Moon - British-crafted luxury fabrics for Apparel and Interiors

Bronte by Moon - British-crafted luxury fabrics for Apparel and Interiors

'The Bronte by Moon name has become synonymous with luxury wool accessories, and we look forward to creating yet more chapters in this proud history', says the brand statement 178 years after the beginning of the journey. All wool which the company use for fabrics is produced ethically in New Zealand (70%), South Africa (25%) and Australia (5%) without stress to the animals or the environment.

Bags, leather goods and accessories by South-Korean brand JE.F

Bags, leather goods and accessories by South-Korean brand JE.F

JEFF.LTD is a company that is true to the original materials and gives priority to the design, avoiding unnecessary functionality. That's why it can't be swept away by the easy changing trends in modern society and its authentic brand's value is long-lasting.

Vitale Barberis Canonico menswear fabrics collection for Spring-Summer 2017

Vitale Barberis Canonico menswear fabrics collection for Spring-Summer 2017

For this year's Milano Unica, Vitale Barberis Canonico has given the central role to its Prince of Wales. Among the most iconic and versatile designs in a man's wardrobe, the Prince of Wales has its origins in the 1840s when it was developed in tweed and generally appeared in contrasting blues and whites.

Spring-Summer 2017 fashion trends: Menswear fabrics by Cerruti

Spring-Summer 2017 fashion trends: Menswear fabrics by Cerruti

With a clear and precise insight on the demands of the contemporary man, Cerruti fashion house presents its Spring-Summer 2017 Collection with the aim of stimulating their clients to rethink and update their wardrobe with new colors, three-dimensional patterns and techno fabrics (with water-proof and stain-proof finish).