TECH FOCUS 17.02.2017 / Fabrics
Highlights for the sport, outdoor, beachwear, active wear and workwear markets: innovative and performan
THE CODES OF LUXURY AND ELEGANCE, A VERY POLISHED LOOK.
SPORT & OUTDOOR
Elegant tri-layers: true cottons: chic, matt and multi-performant. Added-up layers – exterior, membranes and lining – combine their functions to align as closely as possible to use. Sartorial or utilitarian, timeless chic grows high-tech. Researched, printed, decorated or fancy backs to customise at will.
Very crispy: lightweight and brittle compacts, wax aspects and invisible impregnations like waterproof and/or windproof paper.
Light: retro-reflectives grow more and more fancy. Yarns are slipped into weaves or reflecting grounds are printed. Light plays on and under surfaces, emanating unexpectedly.
LIFESTYLE & FASHION
Affirmed shine: smooth surfaces with a satin gleam, ultra-varnished shine. Plastic-like laminated knits. From rainwear to jackets, to shine in the rain.
Fresh velveties: wovens with gummy, latex-like handles. Slightly velvety knits and synthetic micro terries for a summery cosiness.
Featherweight: white or coloured tracing-paper effects, overlays of transparencies and nets in skilful colour schemes. Ultra-fine and water-repellent stretch, super lightweight and windproof wovens and knits.
Transparent scuba: spacers bonded together, 3D mesh in translucent filaments.
Fast-dry knits: spruce and clean, to wear in the city or at the gym.
Afro graphics: jacquard knits, graphic prints or mesh with all the energy of tribal-inflected geometry.
Tropical heat: rainbows, palm trees and pineapples, fun stripes, beachwear in the colours of the setting sun.