We missed Candiani , Italy, at the show as they had set up their own show very nicely on a boat on the Seine river on the occasion of their 75th anniversary!
Some of the trends which have been reinforced are :
a)Knit denim effect : The dobby structures are creating waves with a softer feel and higher stretch capabilities and not to speak of Knit like effect. Knit denims are adding much desired alternative looks for denim.
b)Laser techniques : Lasers are now being extensively being used on fabrics as well as garments to bring out real special effects – including print looks. It becomes difficult to sometimes understand whether the garment is printed or lasered.
c)Flocked and jacquard denims: Floral and other patterns were created using jacquard weaving techniques and also flocking on the fabrics. A number of companies have introduced the jacquard woven fabrics in their collection to cater to high end and fashionista brands.
d)Multi- hues : Multiple shades on the fabric using double, triple dye colors and with a mix of coating, overdyeing techniques have been created to give that pop up of contrasting colors and to enable garment to take on different hues on different levels of washing.
Lasers by Jeanologia , Spain
Jeanologia came out with some real amazing garments looks created by laser techniques. The garments had laser cut patterns mixed with different kinds of print / distressed and other looks and it made it difficult to find if the jeans / garment was actually lasered…
Invista displayed their premium denim related products including Tough Max – which helps in creating denim twice as strong as 100% cotton, Super stretch looks with Lycra and T400, black T400 wefts and other products. A video here will give more details about their products.
Orta Anadolu- Turkey
Orta came out with some interesting concepts:
Winter Blues :A celebration of one of the world’s oldest dyes, this fabric is yarn dyed, over-dyed and indigo coated, yielding deep blacks and dark blues with rich and vivid contrast while maintaining a natural hand-feel in rigid and stretch variations.
Dare Denim : Made with environmentally friendly processes and high-tech fibers, this fabric is sustainable and highly functional, sporting tough durability, thermo-regulation, abrasion resistance, water-repellent finishes and anti-bacterial properties.