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The Wool Lab Spring-Summer 2016

The Wool Lab Spring-Summer 2016

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.

XX edition of Milano Unica presents Spring-Summer 2016 fashion trends

XX edition of Milano Unica presents Spring-Summer 2016 fashion trends

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.

Latest fabric innovations in Merino wool at Outdoor Retailer trade show

Latest fabric innovations in Merino wool at Outdoor Retailer trade 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

Leather shoes with Japanese stroke

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 by Ministry of Supply - high-tech menswear

The Stealth Suit by Ministry of Supply - high-tech menswear

'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

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’.

SACE and Pitti Immagine: agreement for the competitiveness of Italian high-end fashion companies

SACE and Pitti Immagine: agreement for the competitiveness of Italian high-end fashion companies

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.

'Red Ribbon' Spring-Summer 2015 shirts and accessories collection by Eton

'Red Ribbon' Spring-Summer 2015 shirts and accessories collection by Eton

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.

'A Suit To Travel In' by Paul Smith at London Collections: Men

'A Suit To Travel In' by Paul Smith at London Collections: Men

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.

Want Les Essentiels Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 footwear collection

Want Les Essentiels Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 footwear collection

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.

Première Vision Paris: Spring-Summer 2016 and Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fashion trends

Première Vision Paris: Spring-Summer 2016 and Fall-Winter 2016/2017 fashion trends

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.

Marni will be the guest menswear label at Pitti Immagine Uomo 87

Marni will be the guest menswear label at Pitti Immagine Uomo 87

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.

Première Vision New York and Indigo New York show all the trends for Spring-Summer 2016

Première Vision New York and Indigo New York show all the trends for Spring-Summer 2016

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 confirms its premium positioning and launches new projects

PREMIÈRE VISION LEATHER confirms its premium positioning and launches new projects

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.

Scabal fabrics - pleasant touch, refined style and traditional craftsmanship

Scabal fabrics - pleasant touch, refined style and traditional craftsmanship

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.

London Textile Fair 2015

London Textile Fair 2015

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.

Joseph H. Clissold offers fine British wool cloth - Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection

Joseph H. Clissold offers fine British wool cloth - Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection

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.

Polish Fashion program

Polish Fashion program

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.

Grid Plates - The long-life alternative to traditional cover materials

Grid Plates - The long-life alternative to traditional cover materials

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.

Reda Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection

Reda Autumn-Winter 2015/2016 collection

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 - Trabaldo Togna's natural wool and cashmere fabrics

Estrato - Trabaldo Togna's natural wool and cashmere fabrics

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.

Botanicaldye by Color Ball™

Botanicaldye by Color Ball™

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 - a thermal insulation for apparel

THERMORE - a thermal insulation for apparel

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.

Lanificio Europa Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 collection

Lanificio Europa Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 collection

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™ - the new textile platform

Re.Verso™ - the new textile platform

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.

Bacx™ by Centro Seta

Bacx™ by Centro Seta

Centro Seta, is a Florentine company in the textile industry for over 30 years, known for its style, creativity and production excellence.

Charles Clayton Winter 2015/2016 collection

Charles Clayton Winter 2015/2016 collection

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.

The modern hats: Tom Smarte Spring/Summer 2015 collection

The modern hats: Tom Smarte Spring/Summer 2015 collection

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 Nobles men's fabrics - designed and woven in Scotland

Robert Nobles men's fabrics - designed and woven in Scotland

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 presented personalized watches to the Manchester United first-team squad

Bulova presented personalized watches to the Manchester United first-team squad

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 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.

The Chiffre Rouge time piece has accentuated the allure of men in Dior

The Chiffre Rouge time piece has accentuated the allure of men in Dior

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.

Holland & Sherry - The Finest Cloths used by Prestigious Tailors and Luxury Brands

Holland & Sherry - The Finest Cloths used by Prestigious Tailors and Luxury Brands

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 of Scotland fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

Alexanders of Scotland fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

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.

Lanificio Bottoli men's fabrics collection

Lanificio Bottoli men's fabrics collection

Nowadays Lane Bottoli is one of the best-known manufacturers of cloth with the Made in Italy label.

Angelico fabrics collection Ke Idea for Autumn/Winter 2015-2016

Angelico fabrics collection Ke Idea for Autumn/Winter 2015-2016

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.

Luxury, performance, elegance and research in the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection by Larusmiani

Luxury, performance, elegance and research in the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection by Larusmiani

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.

E.Thomas superfine menswear fabrics Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

E.Thomas superfine menswear fabrics Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

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 Autumn/Winter 2014/2015

Harrods Made To Measure Weekend Autumn/Winter 2014/2015

Harrods Made To Measure Weekend runs from 3-5 October 2014 (Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1, UK, on the ground floor).

Lanificio Comero collection of worsted wool fabrics for Fall/Winter 2015/2016

Lanificio Comero collection of worsted wool fabrics for Fall/Winter 2015/2016

I visited Lanificio Comero during Milano Unica trade fair and had a chance to see their fabrics collection for Fall/Winter 2015/2016.

Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano fabrics for Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano fabrics for Autumn/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.

Schoeller Fabric Collection Summer 2016 - Impressive looks and cool wool

Schoeller Fabric Collection Summer 2016 - Impressive looks and cool wool

Embossed structures on supple soft-shells, and jeans prints on functional cotton fabrics, provide a new look. Cool fabrics keep summer wool jerseys pleasantly cool in Summer 2016, and washable summer wool jerseys upgrade light jacket qualities.

Solbiati's linen fabric collections for clothing

Solbiati's linen fabric collections for clothing

Solbiati was the first to yarn dye linen, to invent the crepe version and propose a softened and naturally creased linen.

Loro Piana Men's Fabrics Fall/Winter 2015: Wool takes center stage

Loro Piana Men's Fabrics Fall/Winter 2015: Wool takes center stage

Loro Piana has always been associated with the very finest and best raw materials. For the past six generations, Loro Piana has been the vanguard of developing the potential of Super 120's wool. This winter the focus will be on wool - the oldest natural fibre known to man. Alongside cashmere, wool has undergone innovative treatments and used to create brand new blends to enrich the products presented at the Milano Unica fair, where I visited the booth of this premier international textile brand.

Piacenza Flex-Ability menswear fabrics

Piacenza Flex-Ability menswear fabrics

The Lanificio Fratelli Piacenza is specialised in the production of high-quality fabrics and clothing. The Piacenza family has a mission: to keep its natural inclination towards intuition focused on producing fabrics with innovative looks and performance, while respecting the craftsmanship that is still a hallmark of the wool mill to this day.

Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 fabrics collection

Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 fabrics collection

The new fabrics of Lanificio Ermenegildo Zegna for the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 were presented at Milano Unica, 9th - 11th September 2014.

Lanificio F.lli Cerruti created fabrics based on the Fibonacci principle of beauty

Lanificio F.lli Cerruti created fabrics based on the Fibonacci principle of beauty

Lanificio F.lli Cerruti proposes 8 new fabric models which will make you feel elegant in true Fibonacci style.

Knitwear solutions at Première Vision Paris

Knitwear solutions at Première Vision Paris

In addition to its exhibiting weavers offer, Première Vision presents a space dedicated to knitwear experts at Hall 6 South.
The platform dedicated to creative flatbed knits brings together hall 6 south international knitters, as well as spinners, knit studios (at Indigo), and machine manufacturers: four complementary activities dedicated to the development of knit collections.

ZOOM presents specialist firms at Premiere Vision

ZOOM presents specialist firms at Premiere Vision

Having joining the Première Vision Pluriel line-up six years ago, ZOOM is now moving to a new home the northeast section of Hall 6 to maximise interaction between complementary fashion sectors.

Premiere Vision Autumn 2015 - Winter 2016 edition

Premiere Vision Autumn 2015 - Winter 2016 edition

This latest edition of Première Vision Pluriel marks a new step in the history of professional fashion fairs. For the first time all six of the Parisian events targeting international fashion professionals are wholly managed by one and the same organiser: Première Vision.