As gentlemen get more and more rigorous about their wardrobe, many of the world's fashion capitals dedicate Fashion weeks especially to menswear. They are held twice a year: in January (presenting the Autumn/Winter collections) and in June (presenting the Spring/Summer collections for the next year). Many fashion fairs and trade shows also have sections, dedicated to men's fashion. The schedule for 2015 includes...
Innovative machines and customised solutions for textile processing from VEIT Group at Texprocess 2015
From 4 to 7 May 2015 at the international trade fair Texprocess in Frankfurt/Main, VEIT Group will display its products in Hall 6, Booth B10, to show the latest technologies in the area of ironing, finishing, pressing and fusing with its brands VEIT, Brisay and Kannegiesser.
Renowned for its quality, warmth and durability, Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world governed by an act of parliament. The tweed is today still made in the time-honoured way specified in the 1993 Act of Parliament: 'With 100% pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and finished in the outer Hebrides and woven by hand by the islanders at their own homes on the islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra.'
The only way to capture the essence of the Skull is to look it straight in the eye. This is the first time that, when you look at the time, time stares right back. Because Skull's eyes are alive. The right eye becomes gradually darker as the 65 hours of power reserve go by. The left eye conceals a continually rotating seconds dial. An "out of the box" watch if ever there was, Skull dispenses with minutes to fully focus on the liquid hours, the signature of an HYT watch.
For the February edition, the show's two forums, Display and Jewel Case, located at the heart of the show, will present the key directions of a richly inspiring Spring-Summer 2016, through a selection of the best developments and innovations from the exhibitors.
For Spring-Summer 2016, this exclusive fashion information area is keeping a travelogue entitled 'Transcontinental Modernity'. It is taking us on a series of Round Trips between Hong Kong & Milano, Shanghai & Cairo, München & Cape Town, New York & Jaipur, Los Angeles & Antwerpen, Venetia & São Paulo.
A highly tactile, poetic and sensual season, full of freshness and energy - a season to savour with relish.
At a time when chronographs had just a single pushpiece in the crown, in 1915 Breitling invented the first independent pushpiece at 2 o'clock, which ensured a better separation of functions and adapted more naturally to the user's hand. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this milestone invention that would change the face of the modern chronograph, Breitling introduces the Transocean Chronograph in a 1,915-piece limited series, equipped with a new manufacture monopusher movement featuring a double column-wheel system (patent pending), a transparent sapphire crystal back and a vintage-inspired dial.
From industry newcomers to established fashion houses, Christian Louboutin has always enjoyed collaborating with talented designers from the world’s fashion capitals. With the return of the men’s fashion season, the brand opened the Autumn/Winter 2015 season with our very first appearance at London Collections: Men alongside a couple of favorites: designers Todd Lynn and E. Tautz’s Patrick Grant.
After the exclusive launch at Pitti Uomo, The Wool Lab SS16 will be presented at the most important trade shows worldwide, as well as through The Woolmark Company's global network, along with one-on-one meetings set up with top designers, brands, manufacturers and retailers.
The XX edition of the Italian Textiles Trade Show Milano Unica will be held February 4-6, 2015. Over 425 manufacturers, dealers, importer retailers and distributors will exhibit their products in the show.
Woolmark continues to cement wool’s rightful place in the sports and outdoor sector. The company presented the latest fabric innovations in Merino wool at this year’s Outdoor Retailer trade show, January 21 to 24, 2015.
With next-to-skin Merino wool apparel enjoying commercial success across the globe, The Woolmark Company has placed a greater focus on outerwear, with an innovative woven fabric the standout of the exhibit.
Leather shoes with Japanese stroke includes four labels: Nao Yokoo, Quilp, ANYWHERE and SPINGLE. All 4 labels were part of Pitti Immagine Uomo 87 fashion fair.
'The Stealth Suit was inspired as a hybrid - your go-to-suit, perfect for a 3-day trip. It's black, it's simple, and it's versatile. Made from a woven fabric of 93% nylon and 7% elastane, the Stealth's feel skirt that line between freeing knits and crisp wovens. Its jacket is structured but stretchy, and partially lined for ventilation and ease, and its pants boast a trim, tailored cut', explains co-founder and CEO Gihan Amarasiriwardena.
Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin: the most successful edition of the trade-fair duo ever
The Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin closed their doors today, Wednesday, after the most successful edition of the trade-fair duo ever. 163 international exhibitors (+30 percent) from 23 countries and lots of visitors throughout the fair underscored the on-going process of expansion in the sector whereby the new venue, the ‘Postbahnhof’ event centre, proved to be an outstanding location from 19 to 21 January 2015. As an offsite event of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, the Salonshow presented curated and sharply accentuated fashion highlights from the two fairs in the crowded Club of the ‘Postbahnhof’.
The SACE group and Pitti Immagine are announcing the signing of an important collaboration agreement designed to enhance the international competitiveness of companies participating in the trade shows organized by Pitti Immagine through better access to the insurance-financial products and services provided by the SACE group.
The story of Eton started in 1928, in the small village of Gånghester, Sweden. The young couple, David and Annie Pettersson, had both a unique eye for high quality and genuine craftsmanship, which later revolutionized the complete shirting industry. Today, Eton's shirts and accessories can be found in exclusive stores all over the world.
During the London Collections: Men, Paul Smith presented a new suit with an incredible flexibility - 'A suit to travel in'. It was shown by a troop of acrobats and gymnasts from the National Centre for Circus Acts, led by English Olympic medalist Max Whitlock.
It's been a very exciting week at Pitti!! Co-founders and designers, Byron and Dexter Peart, of WANT LES ESSENTIELS have been taking guests on a galactic voyage of discovery with their completely rebranded Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection. Last season, the beloved travel and accessories brand launched footwear with two key styles, and this season, they are launching into the world of footwear with innovative new styles in metallic leathers, exotic skins and textured finishes.
Yarns and fibres, fabrics, leathers and furs, designs, accessories and components, manufacturing… during three days (10-12 February 2015), at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord - Villepinte, the worldwide event for professionals of the fashion industry will present these six major business activities, all complementary in terms of materials and services destined for international fashion.
During Pitti Immagine Uomo 87, on January 15, 2015, the Italian fashion label Marni will present an exclusive fashion show for Pitti featuring the men's collection for the 2015/2016 Fall-Winter season.
Make a date with Spring Summer 16 at New York’s Pier 92 next January 13 and 14. Following the roll-out of its new formula last July, the show is back with an even stronger offer in its 3 universes: fashion fabrics, accessories and textile & surface designs. A unique offer comprising 297 companies, up by 14% over January 2014. An event bringing together some of the best products selected by Première Vision from what the global textile world has to offer.
Première Vision Leather, formerly CUIR À PARIS, is confirming its position as the premium show for leathers. Making the most of the synergy of the six Première Vision Paris shows, the world’s best tanneries have chosen PV Leather to present their new collections to the leading luxury and fashion labels, from 10 to 12 February 2015.
Twice a year Scabal launches up to 15 new collections assembling all the latest fabrics alongside their permanent fabric collections and special editions. This gives customers the possibility to choose from 5 000 top fabrics for jackets, suits, trousers, overcoats and shirts.
On 14th and 15th January 2015, from 9am to 6pm, The London Textile Fair will showcase pre - collection Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 and Spring-Summer 2016 highlights.
British cloth is recognised around the world as the finest available and Joseph H. Clissold design and weave the most outstanding Made In England cloth.
A growing number of foreign customers are delighted with the Polish quality and design. And from now on, the Polish Fashion program will make Polish manufacturers and designers even more available.
For those who want to use latest technology in ironing and cut costs, we are going to present the BRISAY ironing machines.
They are equipped with an elaborate cover system which has been optimized over decades. This cover system ensures optimal ironing results.
The new Reda Autumn/Winter collection is fuelled by the Romantic Movement known as Sturm und Drang - storm and drive: the rigid constraints of rules and customs are shattered by pure passion and freedom of expression.
Estrato® is a synthesis that combines nature, content and performance. The project is based on the desire to overtake, once and for all, the limits of the staticity of fabrics and therefore of garments. Estrato® blends weft’s and warp’s flexibility, without using synthetic fibres: it is created with excellent yarns, wool from Super 110’s to Super 180’s, wool and cashmere and pure cashmere, in a wide collection of fabrics and colours for infinite stylistic possibilities.
Shinnaigai Textile is a Japanese textile company involved in the manufacturing, processing of yarns and fabrics, woven and jersey.
The Shinnagai Spinning system has established new standards in high-quality yarns for the production of consistent, performing fabrics. This also includes the production of high tech, sustainable ranges such as Botanicaldye by Colorball™. Those qualities and fabrics are based on Lyocell, Organic cotton and organic bamboo materials.
Thermore® was founded in 1972 in Milan and is a worldwide leader in the research, production and marketing of thermal insulation for apparel with operations in Europe, USA and Asia including production facilities in Thailand and offices in Hong Kong. Thermore's current product range includes Classic, Ecodown®, Rinnova, Pro, ARIA and EVOdown™. Thermore is a member of the Outdoor Industry Association (www.outdoorindustry.org), SnowSports Industries America (www.snowsports.org) and of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (www.cameramoda.it). Consistency and security is also earned for any Thermore® product, including hypoallergenic guarantees, thanks to the company’s commitment to excluding the use of PFOA and PFOAS, as recommended by Greenpeace. This has helped garner the prestigious Bluesign Certificate for the CLASSIC, Ecodown®, Rinnova and Thermosoft® products and it is certified GRS (Global Recycle Standard) for CLASSIC and RINNOVA. Recently EVOdown™ and ARIA got the Bluesign certificate and ARIA got also the GRS (Global Recycle Standard ) certification.
Europa is a leading Tuscan textile company in the production of mono and bi-stretch fabrics of premium quality in the casual, sport and denim fields thanks to a fully traceable supply chain that is 100% Made in Italy. Born in 1966 in Prato as Lanificio Europa, the company represents a unique textile manufacturing specialty, rooted in the Tuscan heritage of design and technology.
Re.Verso™ is a new textile platform, 100% Made in Italy result of the collaboration between Green Line, Nuova Fratelli Boretti and Lanificio Stelloni. Together these companies have created a new, unique fashion textile offer that is completely integrated from fiber to finished fabric.
Centro Seta, is a Florentine company in the textile industry for over 30 years, known for its style, creativity and production excellence.
By weaving the finest count yarns, often mixing the highest quality merino wool with other luxury noble fibres such as cashmere and silk, Charles Clayton brings its customers some of the finest, most luxurious worsted cloths.
Tom Smarte of London is a contemporary hat company, adapting classic styles with premium textiles and subtle detailing for the modern gent. A new luxury menswear brand born of a rich heritage and dedicated to preserving true craftsmanship – a Tom Smarte hat is style personified.
Robert Noble was originally established in Galashiels, Scotland under the name of David Ballantyne in 1666 and today - almost 350 years later - it combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology to serve some of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
Bulova Corporation, the Official Timekeeper of Manchester United, presented customised Manchester United Squad Watches to the first team players. The event celebrated the important partnership between the team and the global watchmaking company, while also introducing the Bulova Accu•Swiss Treble Collection, available at select retail locations.
Marlane Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fabrics - classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard, woollen and over-dyed effects
Marlane is a dynamic firm from Biella, which produces fabrics for elegant and upper casual wear.
For the next Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season, the Marlane collection offers different definitions of style: classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard effects, woollen effects, over-dyed effects, jaspe, and tweed.
It’s been a decade since its hands began to turn to the rhythm of the Dior man’s allure. Accompanying the evolution of his contemporary style with precision, the Chiffre Rouge watch has reinvented itself year after year since its was first created, consistently remaining faithful to its defining signature: a skilful balance between masculine elegance and couture spirit.
Today the brand is constantly engaged in research for ever finer and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities - sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from super 200's with cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña.
Alexanders is recognised as one of Scotland's premier manufacturer of quality
woolen fabrics, supplied mainly to leading fashion houses and interior brands throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
I had a chance to see their fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 and to speak with the designer of the brand Laura Ukstina, while I visited the company booth at Premiere Vision Paris in September.
Nowadays Lane Bottoli is one of the best-known manufacturers of cloth with the Made in Italy label.
At Milano Unica Angelico launched its new fabrics collection called Ke Idea for Autumn/Winter 2015-2016.
The Ke idea is a selection of elegant and smart range of fabrics for both men and women. A combination of jersey and traditional fabrics, with a privileged direction towards outerwear and double faced fabrics.
For the new Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection the brand presents “Luxury Denim” - a perfect combination of modernity and the finest fabrics: wool, silk and cashmere blends in a wide range of colours, for a contemporary style that upholds the elegance and meticulous details that run through the entire collection.
When I visited Milano Unica, I spoke with Filippo Ronchi, one of the managers of E.Thomas. I could see the brand's fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 and learn about the newest fashion trends.
Harrods Made To Measure Weekend runs from 3-5 October 2014 (Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1, UK, on the ground floor).
I visited Lanificio Comero during Milano Unica trade fair and had a chance to see their fabrics collection for Fall/Winter 2015/2016.
In 1924 the two brothers Mario and Carlo founded the company Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano in Valle Mosso, Italy. Their aim was to manufacture pure wool fine fabrics for menswear, employing combed wools in an innovative way. They introduced the new concept of fancy fabrics, thus creating an original interpretation of the men's suit.