Grit and Glam­our

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Since the past few sea­sons, high tenac­ity yarns have had a grow­ing ef­fect on the mar­ket ow­ing to their tough­ness and rigid­ity, but this sea­son, the trend is shift­ing to­wards fab­rics that are softer and that pos­sess enhanced flex­i­bil­ity.

The trend ex­plores prop­er­ties of strength and tenac­ity, where only the tough­est, re­silient and most durable fi­bres come into play. Key di­rec­tions in­clude anti-tear and anti-stress ma­te­ri­als, in­no­va­tive body mapped ver­sions of re­in­forced en­gi­neered zones, high com­pres­sion fab­rics that em­brace the wearer anatom­i­cally, and en­gi­neered fab­rics that lock on im­pact.

FI­BRES, YARNS & FIN­ISHES

Aramid yarns

High tenac­ity yarns

Graphite-in­spired strength – 200 times finer than hu­man hair

Nat­u­ral, man­made and syn­thet­ics fi­bres fea­ture as blend­ing part­ners

Clas­sics, in­clud­ing gabar­dine and twill, are up­dated in lighter weight with high tenac­ity yarns

Tough mem­branes and coat­ings for shell-like pro­tec­tion Stretch lam­i­nates for added pro­tec­tion to em­bed­ded high tenac­ity yarns

Breath­able DWR fin­ishes

High power span­dex/elas­tane for high com­pres­sion

Multi-functional yarns and fin­ishes for added per­for­mance

Yarn and fin­ishes boast­ing of cool­ing tech­nolo­gies

TAR­GET MAR­KETS

High im­pact sports

Road cy­cling/moun­tain bik­ing

Rock climb­ing

Life­style – ath­leisure/street sports

Skate­board­ing

Travel

Out­door equip­ment – tents, back­packs, sleep­ing bags

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