Munich Fabric Start – Blue Zone

Munich Fabric Start - Sept. 2015
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Munich Fabric start happened in September and we are over a month delayed in bringing out a report on the same. However I believe that its always better to be  late than never. Hope the readers will forgive the delay  !

Here is a synopsis from the  show.

Emerging trends 

  • Green Casts
  • Darker Indigos still strong
  • Stretches getting more and more elastic and great focus on recoveries.
  • Knit denims still strong. But maybe a couple of seasons down the line may slow down.
  • Companies playing around with a mix of multiple fibers to get unique hand feels
  • Double , triple indigo dyeings and coatings

We were able to cover  a few companies and here are the details from them (in alphabetical order of company name)

Advance Denim – China

  • Selvedge Denim
  • Green Denims – organic cotton, recycled denim , recycled polyster etc.
  • Functional denims – Theromolite, Coolmax, Tough Max and Cordura
  • Power stretches : 50-80%

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans 

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Calik – Turkey

  • Super stretches for men – with authentic rigid weaves but stretchability going upto 80%
  • Oxygene – quick wash eco friendly denims. Washing time goes down from 60 minutes to 15 minutes
  • Futured –
  • Wool denims

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Candiani – Italy

  • Athletic Denims with natural ring effect
  • Stripey effects with yarn
  • Old 501 salt and pepper effects with tencel
  • Swenim : short for sweet denims for women with melange wefts and super soft feminine effects . Using fine count yarns.
  • Selvedge denims with stretch

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Diamond Denim – Pakistan

  • Double counts in warp with supima cotton for that extra sheen
  • Pseudo dobby weaves to give twill effects in warp
  • Lyocell denim with ring spun polyester

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

ITV – Italy

  • Emboss prints
  • Super soft denims in 100% cotton with special spun yarns and finishing processes.
  • Focus on heavier weights in 100% cotton
  • Specially dyed fabrics which enables indigo removal without chemical . Paolo. This is to comply with European regulations for all laundries to stop using chlorine and permaganate by 2020
  • Reverse prints

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans 

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Kassim – Pakistan

  • Lot of Jacquards – with indigo dyed warps and wefts
  • Rope dyeing fine counts upto 60s for light weight shirtings
  • Upto 90% stretch with less than 4% growth
  • Bromo Indigo coated
  • French Linen+Tencel +Indigo coatings

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

KG Denim – India

  • Focusing on Satin Stretch
  • Sulphur Greys
  • Black turned greys
  • Dual core fabric for men’s for softness and recovery
  • Reverse printings

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

M & J – Bangladesh

  • Focus on eco washes
  • Jeans washed with 0.7 litres of water at room temperature and in 10 minutes.
  • Almost zero chemicals used for much of their collection
  • Ozone also used for only about 5 minutes in conjunction with new technology so that the look is authentic .

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Naveena Denim – Pakistan

  • Using softest fibers to the strongest fibers.
  • Using heather yarn in the warp – helps in avoiding dyeing and enables warp any color of pantone . Part of their sustainable initiative.
  • Miyabi fibers by Mitsubishi – acrylic based fiber – for the very soft hand feel.
  • Performance fabrics with Coolmax, Thermolite, Toughmax etc.
  • Toughest fiber used Dyneema – for the bikers in 14oz and other weights.

 

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Raymond UCO – India

  • Color denims with smaller quantities
  • Neppy and hairy denims
  • Natural indigo and hemp
  • Jacquard weaves

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 

Vicunha – Brazil

  • Athletic denims using knit looks
  • T400 dual fx
  • Color play

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

W Denim – Turkey

  • Sustainable fiber from corn
  • Rayon knits
  • Shape retention super stretches
  • Elegance blue – pure blue indigos

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

 

And here are some more looks from the show.

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans  

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans  

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

Munich Fabric Start 2015  Trends | Denimsandjeans

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