Beachwear Focus : An ocean of elegance

From textured fabrics to stretch knit jacquards and macramé with a hand-made look, from fringe and tulle to Lurex yarns, the latest beachwear and swimwear trends are shot through with performance and seduction.

Here, a full breakdown from four international exhibitors, to catch up with at the show next 12 to 14 February.

 

The Estilmar company confirms this trend with a growing offer of swimwear in textured fabrics enhanced with Lurex yarns to lend a touch of sparkle. For this Spanish pure player, the influence of a sports look and an environmentally-friendly approach are two other major trends also gaining confirmation season after season.

The result of innovative knit processes and ever-finer gauges, their latest swimsuits reflect advanced levels of performance in terms of comfort and durability, as well as eco-responsibility, thanks to the Ecowave line whose four pillars – ECO yarns, Green Energy, ECO print and Kilometer zero – reduce environmental impact throughout the textile production chain.

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Another perfect illustration of this trend is Savyon, whose stretch knit jacquard swimsuits come in textures and weights that can be personalised, and are always UVA and UVB resistant.

Drawing on its 40 years of experience in the sector, the Brazilian weaver is launching a beachwear line in lace, macramé and crochet with a hand-made look next season, enriched with sparkly fringes and yarns. And the floral and abstract motifs in flashy colours (flashy pink, neon green and yellow, pool-water blue) reflect an updated take on the zany 1980s.

The offer of digital prints, jacquard fabrics, technical finishings and membranes (antibacterial, easy-care, quick drying) and eco-responsible fibres (recycled Newlife and Seaqual) from Portugal’s Lemar also responds to the market’s growing interest in creative, high-performant and environmentally-friendly beachwear products. The solutions here target both sporting and leisure activities.

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Penn Italia

At Italy’s Penn Italia, this dual interest in creativity and technical innovation cuts to the heart of the company’s research, leading to the creation of three distinct production lines.

The Dreamshape collection explores the realm of technical and innovative fabrics, with new techniques for placing laser effects in yarns, and fabrics with a mouldable elasticity to perfectly follow the shape of the body with maximum comfort. Atelier del tulle offers a range of tulles that can be used as decorative inserts or featherweight linings. Lastly, Ecoinnovation combines a focused attention to environmental impact with modern fashion beachwear. An ocean of elegance.

While waiting to meet them next February at Première Vision Fabrics, prepare for your visit by checking out the list of beachwear experts =>