President Stays True to its Tuscan Design Roots for AW13/14

first_img1. President AW13/14 2. President AW13/14 3. President AW13/14 4. President AW13/14 Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags When it comes to fit, quality fabrics and top-notch craftsmanship, Italian designers are unprecedented. Like some unspoken guarantee or silent seal of approval, we automatically expect pieces that fit like a glove and last a lifetime.Tuscan menswear label President is no exception. Founded in 1957, the brand dedicates an entire year to produce a single capsule collection. According to head designer Guido Biondi, who is the third generation of his family to head up the brand, it is his strict policy of sourcing every scrap of material and each crafting process from local artisans that equates to the brand’s supreme level of quality.For autumn/winter 2013/14, President present a collection inspired by the craftsmanship and design features of traditional military garments. Therein lies a subtly sartorial collection that does not break with function; these are clothes that will form the foundations of your everyday wardrobe and inspire a feeling of modernity via a comfortable sharpness. Of course, the Tuscan design spirit is evident in every stitch, hood and lapel. And the warm colour palette evokes street style images of Pitti Uomo’s usual suspects: cognac, salmon pink and burnt orange are the perfect companions to tailored chambray shirts and the Travel Nylon Gumm Jacket. Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men center_img Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market Editors’ Recommendations Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Menlast_img read more

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack in Lahore

The Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka stands in support and solidarity with the Government and the people of Pakistan in their steadfast commitment to eradicate terrorism. President Maithripala Sirisena, in a separate statement, also condemned the attack. He said the terrorist attack is a dreadful act of cowardice. The Government today strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist attack targeting innocent civilians in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday.“The Government and the people of Sri Lanka wish to express our deep condolences to the families of the victims and our thoughts and prayers for the speedy recovery to those injured by the attack,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. “I am saddened by the news and condemn all forms of terrorism targeting innocent civilians”, he said in a message sent to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif.The President said that securing the lives of the people in the region is an uncompromised responsibility of the South Asian nations and Sri Lanka stands in unity with the people and the Government of Pakistan in this hour of grief. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Giannini exits Gucci early as team scurries to redesign collection a tribute

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MILAN – The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer’s personality reflected in that final bow.Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a nanosecond. Donatella Versace walks a good 10 metres (yards) out to salute the crowd, while Giorgio Armani stands perfectly lit in the darkened stage entrance.Monday was to be Frida Giannini’s last bow as creative director at Gucci’s menswear after a decade at the Florentine house — but that was not to be. The highly anticipated curtain call was cancelled without explanation. Instead, the bow went to a young design team that completely revamped the collection Giannini had prepared.Here are some highlights from menswear previews for next autumn and winter from the third day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday:A NEW GUCCI CHAPTERThe Gucci style team may have pulled off a fashion record. They designed and produced the menswear runway show for next winter in five days, after outgoing creative director Frida Giannini left sooner than had been announced.Giannini’s exit from the storied Florentine fashion house was announced last month by the French owners, Kering, which said she would leave after showing the men’s and women’s collections for autumn and winter 2016. No reason was given for the change of plans. Gucci’s press team on site Monday called the decision to redesign the collection from scratch “a new chapter.”A team of young designers, led by head accessories designer Alessandro Michele, came out and took a collective bow, to sustained applause. Gucci said a successor to Giannini would be announced “in due course.”GUCCI SALUTES THE FRENCH REPUBLICGucci’s androgynous collection, worn by both male and female models, appeared to be a tribute to French artists, intellectuals and revolutionaries in the wake of the twin terror attacks in Paris this month that have shaken Europe and the world.The hues of red, white and blue, the colours of the French flag, contributed to the sense of #jesuischarlie camaraderie that sprung up worldwide in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris.Many of the outfits suggested characters from France’s rich cultural history: A white shirt with a dark ribbon tied in a bow around the neck, worn with blue trousers and capped with a red beret, was reminiscent of a French school uniform. A more elaborately tied silken bow conjured the image of a poet. A fur-trimmed cape was befitting of an artist setting up his easel in a Parisian park.EMPORIO ARMANIMetallic brush strokes across classic fabrics and dramatic zipper placements defined the new Emporio Armani line, aimed at youthful-minded dressers.“I wanted to recapture some grit with a style that was not too aggressive, but with pride and refined materials and shapes,” Armani told reporters.Trousers come with a zip at the ankle, while more athletic cuts of pants carried the zip dramatically across a diagonal all the way down to the cuff. Armani continued his exploration of the jacket, creating new versions out of soft rough-cut jersey with a waistband in the back that gives it a blousy feel.The collection opened with a line of models dressed in ski racing bodysuits, a glimpse of his EA7 line of athletic wear — which the designer said in a little over four years has grown to revenues of 100 million euros. “Nothing to laugh about,” he said.EXPO’S FASHION AMBASSADORGiorgio Armani, who celebrates 40 years in the fashion business this year, has been appointed to the role of Expo 2015 fashion ambassador for the six-month world’s fair opening May 1.The 80-year-old designer is planning a gala runway show at his theatre to coincide with Expo’s opening. Armani said he won’t necessarily create a new Expo collection, and he hasn’t decided what elements of his collections he will highlight: menswear, womenswear or his highly prized Prive couture line.Armani also has invested 50 million euros to open an exhibit space called Silos where he will show a retrospective of his 40-year career “from the first clothes, to the last,” he said.UNDERWEAR AS EVENINGWEARAndrea Pompilio has given thermal underwear a major upgrade.In his second season at the 80-year-old Canali label, Pompilio created fine silk-cashmere pullovers reminiscent of thermal underwear, down to the ribbing on the cuff that peeked out form the jacket sleeve, and paired them with colorful tuxedoes in eye-popping shades of crimson and yellow. “I love it. This kind of almost underwear, but it becomes eveningwear,” the designer said backstage.Pompilio continues to put his stamp on the historic brand — in check patterns, this season more macro, and horizontal stripes, both abstract and graphic. The collection was among the most composed on the Milan runway, with a strong focus on elegant men’s suits, in keeping with the Canali DNA, combining with softer, less formal sweaters. Looks were finished with hybrid mountaineering shoes with metal rivet lace holders, meant for urban terrain. by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2015 9:33 am MDT A model wears a creation for Gucci men’s Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Giannini exits Gucci early as team scurries to redesign collection, a tribute to France read more

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