The success of doubled fabrics and leathers is confirmed season after season, and these dual creations continue to find new expression, both in their content and form. Double the fabric, double the surprise!
Doubled leathers from Turkish tanner CKD Cetinkaya don’t just combine a punchy orange nappa leather with a deep green suede, the prints and laser-cuts used also create an openworked effect, and a very graphic and untraditional motif. The result is part digital imaginary and part formal Moorish tradition.
Two-sides and just one fabric: that describes the 100% polyurethane “2.5 Layers” laminate from South Korea’s A-One Textile, combining a solid colour and a fantasy motif on a breathable and waterproof featherweight fabric (92 grams), perfect for infusing a glamorous touch into light outdoor jackets.
Contrast, even opposition, between colours, registers and materials is also behind the latest double fabrics designed by Rafanelli Lanificio F.lli Balli. To update and modernize these winter season perennials, the historic Italian weaver (in business since 1948) has orchestrated a whole range of 100% wool fabrics doubled up with technical, wind- and rain- resistant membranes, available in an extremely modern, contrasting colour palette (camel / fluorescent yellow, mixed grey / metallic green). The resulting hybrid textiles give free rein to fantasy, for unlined coats and jackets with a dual personality, and, why not, even double-faced.
Unconventional doubles that can do away with linings are also the big winners at Walter Reginald, whose offer includes lamb nappa in surprising colour combinations (black / fuchsia, black / electric blue, pink / deep red, black / crackled fluorescent yellow), for bags and coats cut close to the body.
Unconventional, practical doubles that go quite simply everywhere.