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Trend Directions for Fall/Winter 2017-18 from runways of New York and Paris

The whirlwind brought about by the biannual menswear fashion weeks at New York and Paris, has recently settled giving way to future trend predictions that would signal what the approaching season looks like. This season saw utility and comfort being given an edge of importance over avant-garde fashion. Loose tailoring and a fresh approach to the classic double-breasted jacket made a case for the men of the 21st century, who are more inclined towards experimentation […]

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Letterman jackets…

Perhaps no other jacket on earth is associated more with American culture than the iconic varsity jacket. Today, everyone from boarding school preps to the most discerning streetwear sartorialist can be seen rocking the varsity on a regular basis. Its aesthetics and history are a big reason behind it getting the maximum amount of attention in the recent pre-fall 2016 collections. Being a production and experiment-friendly jacket – varsity – or popularly known as the […]

March 2, 2016

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Menswear A/W ’16-17 Trends

Take a closer look at the trends from Menswear Fashion Week 2016 with our edit of the best A/W ’16-17 collections. Exaggerated and oversized outerwear, trench-style tailoring and bright colours came to the forefront. Shiny fabrics were seen making their way into collections, hinting at the ’80s, while influence of the 1970s still prevailed. Bombers and knit cardigans were popular in addition to shaggy coats and puff jackets as outerwear was once again the focus […]

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All Things Quilted!

Quilting came into the spotlight in the A/W ’14-15 seasons when new technology gave way for unique patterns and numerous designs. Since then the shift from hand quilting to machine-done has been well-established and quilting continues to be a design-staple in winter wardrobes. The trend has peaked again, with the recent Pre-Fall 2016 runways branding quilting as the trend of the season; quilting has emerged in varied designs and depths to suit all styles in […]

January 29, 2016

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Military Crew

This season saw an abundance of militaryinspired looks, which were present on the runways in the form of overalls, shirting, buckled skirts and most of all, all sorts of outerwear. There were tonnes of details that pulled this trend together – the use of multiple utility pockets, embroidery and frogging on blazers, transitional parkas were present at PacoRabanne, Akris, Saint Laurent and Céline. Burberry Prorsum reinforced their looks with strong jackets and coats with gold […]

November 18, 2015

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Gore ventures into insulated outerwear

Outdoor apparel specialist W.L. Gore Company after revolutionizing the outdoor industry by discovering the possibility of manipulating PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) into a flexible, waterproof membrane and later on by laminating that membrane to synthetic textiles to create the durable waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX technology, has now come up with new products in the category of insulated performance outerwear. The announcement of introducing these new products was made at a recent press launch of Gore’s new branding […]

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Outerwear for high temperature variation launched by NuDown

High-performance outerwear company NuDown is ready to provide its customers the facility of adjusting the level of warmth provided by their outerwear garment, with a line of vests and jackets for men and women which uses compressed air for insulation. Using a pocketsize hand pump, the wearers can pump air into the dynamic chambers in the garment to provide required warmth or hit a release valve for instant cooling, with a temperature variation range of […]

September 11, 2015

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Park Avenue’s introduces zero gravity and shower clean jackets

Park Avenue has launched zero gravity jacket, a lightweight jacket that doesn’t feel too heavy on the shoulders and are easy to pack as five jackets can be kept in a suitcase. Hetal Kotak, Park Avenue’s Brand Director states that the zero gravity jacket tries to fulfil with all the needs of men as it saves time, money and space, and provides comfort and care too. The jackets are made of wool fabric that is […]

July 20, 2015

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Hackett London launches S/S ’15 kids’ collection Little Britons

The UK-based men’s and boy’s luxury clothing brand Hackett London has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 kidswear collection, based on British lifestyle-inspired themes, in India. The eveningwear collection offers bold, chunky knits with intarsia woven anchor designs in shades of navy and red, lightweight outerwear jackets, striped cotton T-shirts, Union Jack trim shorts and anchor print espadrilles. The newborn collection consists of baby grows in a spectrum of fun rainbow colours. The highlights include a cotton […]

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Gerber Technology introduces High Capacity Pivex Punch for leather cutting systems

For long the need was felt for leather cutting solutions as it require precisely placed and consistently sized holes in heavier leather hides, for products such as belts, footwear, handbags, watchbands and jackets. Recognizing the need, cutting room solutions pioneer, Gerber Technology has launched the High Capacity Pivex® Punch – an accessory for its Taurus and Taurus II leather cutting systems. Now the Taurus and Taurus II systems can cut and punch heavy leather up to […]

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Patagonia reusing production floor scrap

Patagonia, the US based outdoor clothing and gear retailer, recently unveiled its capsule collection made out of cutting room scrap. Including cashmere pullovers and cardigans, cotton hoodies and wool jackets, the collection uses materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester, but with less dyeing and processing, fewer virgin resources and a greater focus on craftsmanship. Using shredded discarded sweaters and cotton scraps from the production floors and blending it with polyester and nylon for strength, […]

October 7, 2014

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H&M joins hands with Brick Lane for sustainable menswear collection…

Fashion retailer H&M has stepped in to make its first sustainable athletic collection in collaboration with London’s cycle shop Brick Lane Bikes. The 11-piece menswear capsule collection for urban cyclists includes stretch blazers, bold shell jackets and sweaters, priced from approximately £ 10 for a cap to £ 80 for a waterproof jacket. Made entirely from organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled wool as part of H&M’s conscious work, the collection’s attention to detail has […]

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Patagonia launches temperature regulating Nano-Air Jacket

Patagonia, an outdoor clothing company unveiled an entirely new kind of insulating garment, the Nano-Air jacket which offers excellent temperature regulation, with four-way mechanical stretch. “The jacket can be worn continuously during aerobic, stop-start activities in the mountains, and mitigates the need to adjust layers when the body heats up,” said Jenna Johnson, Patagonia’s Business Unit Director. The jacket’s nylon face fabric has a DWR finish to repel precipitation, making it an ideal outer layer […]

September 11, 2014

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Paramount Clothing sets up a new factory for kidswear with 1,000 machines

Paramount Clothing, Ludhiana is on an expansion mode, investing Rs. 10 crore to start a new factory of 1,000 machines for its new product category kidswear. The factory spread over 25,000 square feet area is near completion and in February 2013, the company will launch its first kidswear range, shares Rakesh Kapoor, MD of the company with Apparel Online. Exporting mainly to US and EU, Paramount Clothing is manufacturing menswear and on the insistence of […]

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GO GO International diversifies into Woven Garments with washing and laundry unit

Bangalore-based GO GO International is primarily known a s a knit manufacturing exporter, but now the company is expanding its portfolio to include woven garments. The first move in this direction was made in February this year when GO GO took over a running woven factory specializing in bottoms and jackets. This factory has been re-engineered to produce bottoms as well as tops. Situated in the heart of Bangalore city, the factory has a strong […]

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